asparagus, house bacon, oyster mushrooms, sweet onion cream
morel mushrooms, hakurei turnip, spring onion, fumet cream
Love Scales! Food is delicious and the service is always wonderful. We come to Maine a few times a year and everytime we visit we find ourselves at Scales. We can’t get enough.
Excellent service and as we were a party of 6 everyone was pleased with entree choices. Our server was the best!!! Highly recommend for an overall fabulous dining experience,
Had a wonderful dinner at Scales! The whole experience is so fun. You walk up to an unassuming door lit by a single lamp on the pier and inside is a bustling and gorgeous restaurant. Decorated beautifully for the holidays, the ambiance inside is warm and energetic. Our hostess was wonderful, and answered every question for us. You could tell the seafood was fresh and high quality. All in all, a wonderful evening that is worth the price. We will be back!
I took my husband for his birthday and he loved it!
Everything was on point! Most importantly we felt very covid safe and comfortable dining. The food was delicious, drinks perfect, service was great! Thank you Scales - job well done!
Incredible food and service
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Great ambiance, beautiful and warm decor. We sat at the bar and had the greatest bartender. She was very informative and helped us decide when we wanted several items on the menu. My only regret was not saving enough room for dessert. Fantastic cocktails, mussel appetizer and the scallops & halibut were top notch. A must try if you’re visiting Portland!
Oh my gosh, I can't recommend "Scales" enough. The food and the service was outstanding. Only regret is that we do not live close-by enough to eat at "Scales" more often.
Excellent service and Oysters were super fresh and delicious.
Amazing! Everything we have ever had there has been amazing!
Sat comfortably & ate at the bar. Outstanding service & food.
Felt safe, satisfied & well cared for!
Very pricy for portion size but the food was delicious.
Food is still up to the highest standard in Portland. Asking people to wear a mask while seated at a table is kind of foolish thought.
great outside eating with nice heat lamps, dealing with covid well
Amazingly fresh and seasonal ingredients from the entire seafood spectrum. Thoughtful service from all staff made this an excellent meal.
Always wonderful, food and experience keeps us going back
Unfortunately, beyond the tuna crude which was excellent, the best thing that arrived at our table was our son’s grilled cheese. Broiled cod was flavorless, the dorade was just a mess after they deboned it, and the chowder was not balanced (too much clam juice and had a weird gray color). The tab was $300+ for a family of five, and it just wasn’t worth it for that uninspired quality of food. Our server was awesome, really great guy and very helpful.
We have been to Scales many times and always enjoy the ambiance and the excellent menu options. Valet parking is a big plus.
Great food and wonderful night. A little pricey but we were celebrating a special anniversary.
As always had a fabulous overall evening at scales and food was again top notch. Service was tremendous as well
Amazing experience. Sat at the bar and received exceptional service!
Amazing experience, the food was stunning everything pretty good but the clam chowder
Ben was our server and he was so gentle and with aknowledge of the food, wine and desserts
We were doubting because just read a lot of negative comments but we gave it a try and it worth it
Fabulous food! First time in Portland, 25 th anniversary.they were very kind and helped us celebrate with a nice glass of champagne!
The food selection, wine selection, environment was super nice for a Saturday night. Reasonable prices. Obviously the restaurant is called Scales for a reason. Only seafood on the menu for the most part.
Exceptional food -- cannot recommend the big eye tuna or the scallops entre more. Enjoy!
Great service for a friends birthday with a nice handwritten card and message on plate.
Our bartender was superb. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Second time coming back to Scales and the food was outstanding yet again. Ambiance is superb and the complimentary valet parking eases the mind of finding parking in downtown Portland. Will definitely be going back to Scales soon!
Awesome time! Would definitely recommend this venue to anyone!
Amazing food and attention to detail. Great staff!
Food was great! Loved the halibut and the oysters.
My daughter and I went to Scales while we were in Maine for the weekend. She got a fabulous lobster roll and I got the halibut with browned butter with the clover rolls to start. Everything was amazing! A great recommendation and we will be back out next trip to Portland!
One of my favorite spots in Portland. Got seated in the middle of a handful of tables, not the best spot especially considering today's climate of eating out. Mussels were great, main courses as well. Feel the pan roasted lobster is a little overpriced (know what Portland restaurants pay for Hard shell lobster).
Was seated timely and our server was very good.
Overall a good experience as usual but have had better experiences there as well.
Outstanding food, service, atmosphere. Very safe Covid precautions with distanced tables and masking
These are tough times but I still think this restaurant over prices seafood. I think the quality is down a bit.
I can be over critical of staff because of my years of being a server bot at tables and at bars. I think some of the art of genuinely engaging customers with curiosity and respect has fallen by the wayside. Again, given the times I do cut some slack. But, I actually think staff should be doubling down on all patrons, not just the cool locals.
Delicious but not as friendly likely mask related. Not quite the same vibe.
Arrived early as we were in the Old Port shopping. We were immediately seated outside (what we asked for). Service was excellent. Food was the BEST. The heaters and plexyglass made for a warm, cozy feeling. Only drawback was as more customers arrived and were seated outside, the distance between tables is no longer 6 feet once chairs are pulled out and people are seated. Three different tables had dogs present; one table had two dogs. Since the outdoor space is more enclosed at this time of year, people with allergies might want to be aware.
Always a nice treat to dine at Scales, would eat there more frequently if it wasn’t so expensive, and it’s only a 5 minute walk.
We LOVE Scales. Not only is it the best seafood restaurant in Portland, they also serve my favorite steak in town. Everything was perfect - the service was top notch and the food and bar program are superb.
The fresh & innovative style at Scales is the best in Portland. When I come back to Maine this place is always a must stop.
If you want classy while enjoying classic commercial street with old school recipes (brown bread) with creative culinary decadence (baked lobster) you MUST come to Scales!