We attended for our anniversary dinner, and as always, Scales didn’t disappoint. We started with oysters and cocktails, which were amazing. We ordered pan roasted lobster and scallops, and they were sublime. We will be back!
The food and service are always excellent, and I love the local spirits on the bar. I wish it weren't quite so noisy...
This is one of 3 restaurants affiliated with one another; Scales, Street my wife never had octopus but she is now hooked (ha ha). The whole fish, especially the grilled whole fish, was the best I've had. The price - a touch high - is reasonable for a top notch restaurant along the wharf area. You must try Scales!
We went for our anniversary and my husband’s birthday! The service was great and our table was great!
We had a wonderful meal at Scales the other night. The food was outstanding, particularly the scallops (SO tender and sweet and perfectly prepared) and the Brussels sprouts in duck confit. My daughter had the hake and loved it; my husband had a sauteed lobster special (with a wine sauce) that was delicious. All the fish was incredibly fresh. We shared a baked Alaska dessert that was to die for. The servers couldn't have been more attentive and friendly without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is casual but upscale in just the right way. We will definitely be back! It will be a great place to bring out of town guests.
We were new to Portland, Scales was recommended by a customer. The oysters were divine, the fish was fresh, the presentation fantastic, the staff friendly, the decor full of character and the prices entirely reasonable given how good everything is. A night to remember.
Meal(s), there were three of us, were from beginning to end very good. Strong menu. Food well prepared. Not crazy long, but strong wine list. Comfortable atmosphere and seating. A place to go back to and try the other things on the menu.
Excellent service and great menu.
Scales is a great Portland Restaurant. Thought it was a little pricey for what we ordered. Service was excellent and atmosphere was very good. I would recommend highly and will return in the future.
Warmth on a cold winters night. Delivers fresh perfectly accentuated dishes. Oysters and mussels hit the spot. Hake flaked readily. Bread to drool for. Staff did not rush but served. Just get better coffee.
The food was excellent, portions were perfect. Our server was friendly and attentive. Great experience, we will recommend Scales to our friends.
Excellent seafood, we loved the ambience with a view of snow falling on the fishing boats. We had steamers for an appetizer and they were perfect. My husband had the Arctic Char and I had the Seared Scallops.... both wonderful! Excellent service. We will be back for sure!
Scales is my favorite place for fresh Maine seafood in Portland. The food is always incredible, and the service is some of the best in Maine. Have never been disappointed!
It was our 1st time at Scales. We celebrated a birthday, enjoyed the atmosphere, and the food was very good. We felt the prices were a little high yet the restaurant is on the water. The main disappointment of the evening is that we had an early reservation and was one of the first parties to be seated for the Sunday dinner crowd. Yet, in light of the restaurant being fairly empty and being told that it wasn't going to be a busy night, we were placed at one of the least desirable booths. It's one thing if the restaurant was full (it wasn't) and there were no other seating options. On a positive note, the service was great.
We had a drink in bar area. They settled it up easily and off to our table. We had good suggestions by the waiter and enjoyed a great wine list and wonderful food options
The first time that we went to Scales, I would have given it a Five stars. This time was a bit different. My dish, scallops, was delicious but very rich. I wish that there had been more spinach included rather than the few pieces. The clam chowder was very salty as well. My husband's grilled lobster dish was good although he felt that it had been precooked before grilling. Something was off about the dish. Lastly, Why not just add bread to the menu rather than charge $4.00 for one piece cut into four sections? We do like Scales atmosphere and have always had servers that were very good. We do enjoy Scales and will return.
Excellent meal as usual. Wait staff outstanding. Only small issue was they reserved a booth for 6 of us. Too small to be comfortable and with a handicap person that required a chair. No tables were available for 6 so we made due. Will call directly to request table not booth next time
All six of us enjoyed our meal, and we had a great waitstaff person. Delicious food.
The food and service were amazing! I will definitely be booking another reservation soon!
Super fresh seafood, great ambiance, looking forward to my next visit. The oysters were so delicious.
2 out of the 4 meals were too salty, appetizers were also a bit salty. Overall the food was good other than the salt level. The prices are a bit much for the portion size.. this was our second time here.. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the pier location is nice.
Like always a outstanding restaurant ecperience!
Fresh food, very tasty. Nice location and very friendly staff
Food was awesome as always. Bourbon Old Fashioned was meh. Glass white wine waiter recommended was meh as well. Server was excellent.
First time there and it was awesome! Great food and scenic view..
Best of all was the free valet parking in a city that charges way to much to park
We will make this a place we visit on regular basis
Location is right on the water and the food is top notch with fresh seafood from local suppliers. Really nice for a business meal and special occasions.
An absolute favorite when in Old Port. Never disappoints!
Truly a joy and a delight. Incredible food and the thoughtfulness of a note at the table congratulating us on our anniversary. Timing of dishes and the humorously knowledgeable wait staff-- all perfect. We will be back!
Consistently excellent meals, this past evening no exception. Combination of food, atmosphere, visual appeal, great service all around, this is one of our very favorites in Portland.
Excellent menu and food is terrific. The steamers were delicious, as was the calamari, salad, and cod. It's expensive, but I'd rather pay and get top quality.
Casually elegant setting and menu. Professional and knowledgable staff. Nice wine list with many reasonable choices. Generous entree portions with creative choices for sides and accompaniments.
We dined at Scales tonight for the first time. Two excellent entrees, a draft craft beer, a dessert and a sherry came to $99.90. We were very satisfied; we'll be back.
Wonderful, wonderful....from the valet parking attendant to dessert service, delicious and delightful.
Scales never disappoints. Great food and service. Friendly host, hostess and servers. Lively atmosphere. We will be back!
It was a wonderful night with exceptional food, service & drinks!
Excellent food,service and ambiance. Our new favorite in Portland.
LOVE this place ... the food, the pace, the environment - all of it!!
We went to Scales to celebrate a birthday. We were not disappointed. All the food offerings we tried were excellent and pricing seemed reasonable. Love the ambience that this large restaurant provides. Wait staff was super. We are already looking forward to a return visit. KenC
Excellent service, staff very knowledgeable with explaining the menu. Food never disappointing, oyster's delicious, and a nice presentation. Enjoyed the experience with friend's, their first time dining with you, through my recommendation, and they will be back, as will I.
Great service from dropping off the car to leaving. Cocktails, bread, appetizers, all excellent for our group of four. Would highly recommend.