clams, mussels, white fish, squid, pancetta, roasted fennel, soffrito
sweet corn, roasted peppers, applewood bacon, corn cream
Awesome place. Can’t wait to go back
The $42 halibut dinner was terribly underwhelming, otherwise everything about the restaurant was very good. Due to the exceptional sister(s), Fore Street, Street, and all of the other excellent competition in Portland, it's unlikely that we will try Scales again
Great service, great food, great ambiance. Ordered steak medium rare and it came medium rare, most restaurants overcook. My wife got scallops and loved them. Highly recommend scales
The food was average at best. Presentation was OK. Very expensive based on similar meals at other restaurants. Service was OK. Ambiance was like a big noisy hall with no coastal decorations. Clean but sterile environment. I would not recommend.
The food and service were incredible. Highly recommend this place!
best service best specials
one word describes SCALES --> EXCELLENT! ... from the valet parking attendant - to the front desk - to the server - to the delicious, fresh, creative FOOD! ... 5-stars! ... handicap accessible too.
Absolutely make a reservation, amazing food and service!
Scales is an incredible restaurant with a very knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend the experience.
Great choice of restaurants in Portland. Food and service were excellent
Ben was a great server. Great recommendations
The food here is excellent from appetizers to dessert. It is not surprising that they are able to always maintain a crowd! Delicious, fun evening!!
The pot roast I ordered was amazing. My visiting family had haddock and scallops and really liked them. The restaurant was beautiful, too. I will definitely go back.
Delicious meal in a fun environment with supremely fresh seafood. The staff were friendly and tremendously knowledgeable - we will definitely be back!!
Absolutely top notch!!! Everything was exceptional - the service. - the food - the atmosphere - can’t wait to visit Portland again just to go here!!!
We had our best dinner in Portland at Scales. We were a bit nervous because it’s so big how can everything or anything be really good?
The service was perfect. Friendly but gave you plenty of time to enjoy your meal.
And the food? Amazing!! I had the wild salmon— best preparation of salmon I have ever had. My husband had the special— blue fin tuna so rich almost thought you were eating meat.
Finished it off with their homemade ice cream.
Worth every penny!
The food and service were terrific. My husband had oysters and scallops and I had fried clams and lobster.
Couldn’t ask for a better meal
Amazing menu, clearly a skilled chef, polite and well versed staff, bustling atmosphere (even on a Monday), a little pricey but worth the splurge...
Very nice. Excellent seafood. This restaurant is definitely worth the effort required to get a table. Make a reservation as a whole lot of people already know Scales is one of the finest restaurants in Portland.
I had an amazing birthday dinner !!! Our waitress was amazing she gave many recommendations for appetizers and entrees. And everything was perfect!
The oysters were so fresh ! If you want quality and fresh food this is your spot !
Excellent experience! Zach was amazing!
Delicious food and great drinks! My 2nd time here and won't be my last.
We came to Scales for my sisters Bachelorette dinner and it did not disappoint. The girls were so happy with their dinner entree's and the appetizers were phenomenal. We got the biscuits and mussels which were so good. I did get the short rib and was blown away. Thank you for a wonderful night, my sister had a great time.
We had dinner with another couple to celebrate a special occasion and scales lived up to our expectations in every way. The night was perfect. The food was exceptional and the service and Ambiance were fitting for the excellent cuisine. We will certainly be back.
Best restaurant meal I’ve had in a long time (granted, we’re not going out much these days). The broiled cod was absolutely delicious. The server was fantastic. It was pretty packed and a bit loud, but the space and is beautiful and the food excellent.
Service and food were excellent. Energetic vibe would describe the atmosphere. Overall excellent dining experience.
Crowded and a bit loud and the entrees took a while but the Food and Service were Great! From the breads to the oysters to Tuna Tartare to entrees of Lobster, Burgers and Fried Clams, everything tasted very Good - a great family meal
Had a lovely dining experience at the bar! Thank you for an exceptional experience. I can't remember the name of the bartender, but we appreciated his expertise and input on our menu choices.
Best seafood restaurant we have ever found with great atmosphere!
And the very best Oysters and Clam Chowder you can find on the entire East Coast!
We went to Scales to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we couldn’t have had a more enjoyable evening! The service was top notch, the atmosphere was energetic and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Best freshest oysters and everything in between. Artic Char was out of season but the creamy haddock entree was the bomb.
Wonderful evening in a covid safe, outdoor environment! Spectacular service, food, and drinks!
We were delighted with elementary school children to be seated in an outside corner. Staff were diligent about mask wearing. We have well behaved children and the waitress engaged with them nicely.
Food here is always wonderful but I was disappointed in my baked lobster which was drenched in a too-spicy sauce for the delicate flavor of lobster. The lobster was also very small- I suspect just a pound.
My grandson (6) politely asked if he could have 1/2 of the fish and chips but was denied. For a restaurant that has no children’s’ servings one would think this was a simple concession to make.
We had a fabulous dinner last evening! The food was delicious and our server, Leo, took great care of us. Always a favorite “go to” for amazing seafood 🤩
Everything was amazing! The food was top notch and the place you could tell was meticulously thought out to realize their vision. Nellie our server was great! Knowledgeable and attentive. Food came out in a very timely matter. The Butterscotch Sundae to end the meal was delicious.
This was the perfect choice for celebrating my birthday! Thank you!
My husband and I took our children and their spouses to Scales for dinner. The server was very knowledgeable, the food was good, BUT the noise level was very distracting. I would not recommend it for a romantic night out. It was hard to have a conversation at our "booth" without repeating ourselves or talking loudly. I wish we had gone to a quieter place or made reservations for bar seating.
Be prepared for a lively and loud environment with fabulous food. Seafood prepared perfectly. Ratatouille was divine--not always easy to say about that dish. And the Expresso Martini was the perfect ending.
Everything was great. Really appreciated rare valet parking on a rainy night. Lively atmosphere even for the early pre-6:00 crowd. Food was delicious and service was great. On the pricey side, but worth it.
Excellent food and service! The scallops were amazing! Also enjoyed the cloverleaf rolls with garlic butter- lots of butter! The blueberry custard was a nice refreshing finish. Good recommendations from our waiter. Thanks for a lovely anniversary dinner!