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Scott’s Seafood Costa Mesa

collageLast week Shelby and I went to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to see the touching and epic play Warhorse. But, before we went to the theater we dined with our husbands at the elegant and impressive Scott’s Seafood.

When you first walk into the restaurant you will feel like you are in a Southern cottage. All the walls are bright white with white-wood arched windows, gleaming gold brass and an airy feel.  It has a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Our waitress was extremely helpful and was able to give us suggestions on their most popular dishes and cater to our individual tastes.


We started off with several appetizers to share. Calamari, shucked oysters on the half shell, ceviche and shrimp cakes. The Calamari was really unique. It was made with Lemon, Garlic, Shallots, and butter.


The oysters on the half shell were really fresh and they were served over crushed ice. They were a nice, light delicacy to start off the meal.


The shrimp cakes were my favorite. Made with fresh Aioli, organic carrots and micro greens, this appetizer not only had a nice presentation but it also had a bit of a kick!


For our main entrees, we all had a mixture of land and sea. My husband ordered the seared ahi and it was absolutely perfect. It was tender and rich, and the vegetables were grilled nicely with enough crunch left over.


A couple of us ordered the surf and turf special. Our steaks were seasoned nicely and our lobster tails were delicious. The bliss potatoes complimented the steak really well.


For dessert we ordered a giant chocolate souffle. This monster was big enough for all four of us to share. If you are planning on ordering one, be sure to tell your waiter when you place your order because they take 30 minutes to cook.


We also sampled the cheesecake stuffed beignets and I have to say this was the highlight of the whole meal!  The dough on the outside is soft and pillowy and the cinnamon sugar that it’s rolled in offers a nice, crisp crunch. The creamy cheesecake filling excitedly oozes out with every glorious bite. These bite-size angels are drizzled in strawberry glaze and sliced almonds.

It is clear that executive chef Michael Doctulero desires to make the food offerings here a step above the rest! He uses premium ingredients with a fresh twist, leaving guests to relish  their dining experience.

Scott’s seafood also offers private dining. For more information on Scott’s please visit or visit them on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclosure: We were provided with complementary meals for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are of our own.


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