(UPDATED 12/8/2022) Description and review of Scott’s Seafood on the River, an upscale dining establishment located in the Pocket area of Sacramento.
A friend and I recently enjoyed an early dinner at the popular Scott’s Seafood on the River. Scott’s, located in The Westin Hotel, has been serving fresh seafood to Sacramentans since 2008.
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Options for parking include utilizing the valet parking for the hotel or parking in the back. We opted to self-park and were happy to find a shady spot under a tree.
Depending on how crowded it is, it can be a bit of a walk from the parking area back to the restaurant. There were, however, several golf carts ferrying patrons back and forth. We declined a ride when offered, but noticed several other people take advantage of the service.
It was a Saturday, and I don’t know if this service is limited to weekends or also offered on weekdays. Please add a comment below if you can provide an answer to this question.
Scott’s Seafood on the River
We had a reservation, but had arrived about 15 minutes early. The hostess checked us in and asked us to take a seat in the lobby area until we could be seated.
We had entered the restaurant on the river side and walked past the bar to the hostess area to check in. One can also enter the restaurant via The Westin.
It was a triple-digit day, but there was a breeze so we asked for a table on the patio. The restaurant was doing a brisk business, but only a few other tables outside were occupied.
It did not take long before our server greeted us, and she was friendly and attentive throughout.
We ordered beverages, and looked over the extensive menu. While Scott’s is well known for their fresh seafood, other options include chicken and beef.
As it was hot, we both opted to order a salad for dinner. My friend had the Pacific Rim Salad (makrut lime vinaigrette, avocado, mango, scallions, crispy wontons) with crispy calamari ($23). I also ordered the Pacific Rim Salad – with the sesame seared ahi tuna.
Our server had provided us with large glasses of ice water, along with bread and butter. I noted part way through the meal that the butter had completely melted – which was no wonder given the temperature.
We were relatively comfortable, however, as the patio is covered and there was a bit of a breeze. We were unable to see the Sacramento River from our table as there was a huge white event tent set up directly opposite on the lower level adjacent to the river. It is a popular wedding venue.
As for our salads, we both greatly enjoyed them. The vinaigrette salad dressing was light – and very tasty indeed. I have to admit that I ate every bite of my meal. The ahi tuna was done just right. My friend enjoyed her calamari, but did take a doggy bag home to enjoy later.
To Sum Up
To sum up, I look forward to returning to Scott’s Seafood on the River – perhaps for Happy Hour or brunch. I hear good things about both.
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Scott’s Seafood on the River Snapshot:
- 4800 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822
- (916) 379-5959
- Weekdays: Lunch: Monday – Friday (11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.); Dinner: Monday – Friday (3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.);
- Weekend: Saturday & Sunday: Breakfast (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.); Dinner: (4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
- Kid’s Menu
- Large Patio
- Dog Friendly/patio (well-behaved, on leash)
- Parking Lot
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