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“Always a good meal at Scott's”

Scott's Seafood - San Jose
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Ranked #10 of 2,169 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Market Street and Almaden Blvd.
Description: Scott's Seafood Restaurant is a Bay Area tradition in the heart of downtown San Jose. Their American regional cuisine features the freshest seafood and prime dry aged steaks. Enjoy views of San Jose and the surrounding hills of Silicon Valley from the sixth floor. The interior is inviting for all occasions, from casual dining to special occasions, business meetings or your next event.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Always a good meal at Scott's”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

They always have great fish dishes at Scott's! I've hosted many clients meetings there and they've never let me down. I only wish they had Chilean Sea Bass, however, not sure that PC in CA.

Visited September 2012
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Fremont, California
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Another Takeover of a Once Great Restaurant.”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Scotts has historically been a very good seafood restaurant. However, like Claim Jumper, Horato's ,Kinkad's McCormick & Schmits, Chart House, etc., they have been taken over by Restaurants Unlimated, an organization that in my opinion has ruined every restaurant it has acquired, in the interest of profit. I have always felt that Fish Market was a better seafood restaurant than Scotts. I suspect that since the takeover, that gap has widened.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice spot”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Rooftop restaurant with large fireplace wall. Restaurant was just re-opened. Service was fine, food was average

Visited October 2012
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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Had an excellent clam chowder followed by blackened red snapper - very tasty food and good service at a very reasonable price in a good setting.

  • Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“90's decor, ok food”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

The skinny:

Parking: pay garage
Decor: stuck in the 90's
Service: friendly
Soda: coke products
Food: so so

I went to Scott's seafood in Irvine years ago and remember it being elegant and delightful. This restaurant is definitely not the same. We should have opted for the outdoor patio, the inside dining room was depressing. The planes come in on their flight path directly at the building so that is kind of neat to see.
Our waiter was friendly and the bread was excellent. My clam chowder was just so so and the seafood salad was old school. Not much in the way of seasoning in that salad or my risotto. The grilled shrimp on my risotto was great despite the blandness of the pasta.
The portions are generous but overall flavor was missing.

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