4pm to Close (Daily)
5pm-9:30pm Sunday through Thursday
5pm-10:00pm Friday & Saturday
Nice restaurant and a terrific server. Great menu options too. However, For some reason our food orders (other than salad) seemed to have way too much salt which was disappointing.
Scales never disappoints - truly the best place to takes guests for a fun Maine experience!
Fabulous dinner for four. Everything was outstanding.
We had a mixed experience. The service was excellent---server was warm, pleasant, helpful, and efficient. Food: steamed lobster was outstanding----tender, sweet, perfectly cooked. Heirloom salad was very tasty. But the baked haddock was just ok and the fried squid was overcooked: chewy & tough. Biggest complaint----the restaurant was exceptionally noisy---
-difficult to have a conversation.
Excellent all around. Noise level a bit high early on making conversation difficult at the table, but better as the night progressed. Would go back without a doubt.
A must do if you are in Portland. Everything on the menu is fantastic.
Love Scales! Great menu, superbly prepared
Outstanding cuisine and service. Broiled cod had a delicate crust, and octopus was perfectly cooked as well. The hazelnut vinaigrette accompanying the octopus rendered the dish a bit too acidic, although still a great preparation. Dessert was a frozen lemon meringue dish that brought out the best of the tart summer flavors.
Never disappoints! All their food and the daily specials is delicious. You are right on the water with a view from every table. Professional service and well timed kitchen are a plus.
Great ambiance. Great food.
Enjoyed the evening.
We love this new option for dining. After many, many years of dining at Fore Street restaurant, Scales is every bit as wonderful!
We went to dinner last night and the table they were going to sit at was in the sun. When asked for a table out of the sun... they pleasantly and easily switched us to a booth even though we were only three. This was important because by parents are elderly and I can not be in the sun. The waitress was fantastic... so lovely and caring to my parents... everyone else was friendly and nice. Food as always wonderful.... Lastly ... the two valet workers out front funny helpful and talkative... Nice to have valet parking for everyone .....
Scales is a fabulous resturant experience. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Great seafood with interesting apetitzers, sides, breads and desserts. One of our best meals ever!
Scales has NEVER disappointed. There were three of us, we ordered 4 small plates and shared a Haddock that was baked with potatoes and a light fumet cream sauce. Perfect.
Hair in my salad. Both seafood dishes we overcooked and over salted.
Service was just okay, felt rushed even though they were not busy.
Drinks and bread but were good.
Will not return.
We had 2 hours worth of gorgeous seafood. The Norumbega oysters were fabulous. Our waiter was attentive without being annoying. We will go to Scales every time we go to Portland.
The four fish entrees we ordered were among the best we have ever had in a restaurant. Our servers were very good, knowledgeable and efficient. A little noisy for normal conversation, but not any more so than is common now.
Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. You can tell that the restaurant is strategically organized, everybody has a role and knows what that role is. And this results in top notch food, especially really well-cooked seafood. My favorites were the crab & corn chowder and the steamers.
Birthday...very good experience
Outstanding as always. Prettiest restaurant in Portland. Don’t miss bar dining.
We loved the food, the atmosphere and the waiter was very attentive.
Scales has acces to the best seafood in the world and somehow made the entire experience underwhelming. The service was fine and the ambiance was nice - the food was plain, underseasoned and over sauced. The dishes relied too much on butter and cream - or other sauces - resulting in an amateurish take on seafood. There’s too much amazing food in Portland to waste your time or money here.
Although the seafood is excellent, our favorite part of the meal was the cloverleaf rolls. Totally decadent delicious!
We had an amazing meal at Scales. Tuna tartar was delicious. The whole sea bass was phenomenal (despite the look). We will definitely return to this restaurant.
I had been there once before, but it was our first time as a family. All four entrees, the appetizers and desserts were fabulous. A definite repeat!
Food was delicious!! We had the oysters, the whole roasted dorade which was outstanding and the grilled bavette steak. The restaurant itself has a fantastic ambiance - great vibe!
The noise level made it impossible to hear my friends. The last time I visited Scales was the same, but we thought we would give it another chance. I am sorry, but in the future we will find a different place to eat in Portland. It is just too loud to enjoy a meal at Scales.
Lovely atmosphere and great food.
The food was excellent
Loved this restaurant. Service, food and atmosphere were all perfect. I had the seafood stew and my husband had the swordfish. Both dishes were outstanding. Can’t wait to visit again!
Food was good but not over the top great. Service was good and cheerful but almost too fast except for our wait for our cocktails. The reception as we walked in the door was not a warm hello but more of a ‘ just wait and we’ll feed you”, rather impersonal. I would recommend this place for the waterfront experience and newness of location, but I have no interest in going back. But I do have to add the valet parking was a BIG plus and the drivers were so very helpful and cheerful. Loved the valet parking and it was complementary which is a hughe factor when eating in the old port waterfront.
But I can think of many places to go where the food is wonderful and the people are warm and welcoming. Maybe the place is so big they feel over worked. It’s a beautiful building, now all they need to do is up the food a bit and warm up their personel.
I would recommend also not to eat while the sun is setting as my husband was hit in the face by the sun for the first half of our dinner, it was uncomfortable for him, he needed a hat and he didn’t have one.
Another point was the Open Table reservations. I put in for 4 and the confirmation came up as 2 so that was a small issue when we got there but was fixed without heartburn.
Great Service, great wine recommendations, loved the fried oysters, the salmon was just ok, scallop fritters and mussels were fantastic
So delicious! I loved the buckets of fish on ice in the front. Everything was extremely fresh and well prepared.
Took friends from California hoping to impress with great seafood. We had been shortly after they opened and hoped kinks had been worked out. Food — bluefish pate, tuna tartare, halibut, lobster, scallops and salmon — was excellent. Service as negligent as before. Noise level ridiculous. We’ll stick with Fore Street in the future.
We're had such a lovely meal at Scales with my out of town family. The food was original and superb, the waiter very attentive and the setting was magic. Fabulous!
We've been to Scales several times now, and it is our current favorite Portland restaurant. It has tremendous fresh seafood - always several choices. The oysters on the half shell are a great way to start the meal - always they have fresh and interesting selections. The scallops, the haddock dish, and the fish stew dish were all fantastic. Service always good in this busy restaurant.
This restaurant was as expected. Good fresh seafood on the docks in Portland. The food was good but not exceptional. However everything was fresh. The ambiance made it very nice and our server was nice and experienced.
Great food, attentive service. Thanks for helping my vegetarian niece find something to eat!
Had a great meal. Will certainly go again. John from Phila
A very enjoyable experience. Excellent food, modern decor and professional service. Highly recommend.