Scales Seafood & Steaks
We welcome families but we have no highchairs, booster seats, or room for strollers. Our banquet facilities host up to 130 people, perfect for any event. For more casual dining, try “Scales on the GO”. We also feature Scales’ Café, fish market and gift shop. Join us at our unique destination with four experiences all under one roof. For all Private Dining information please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.
Made fresh daily in our soup kettles
Tender monterey calamari dusted in seasoned flour and deep fried to a golden brown with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon
Scales Seafood Pasta from The Heart
4oz Lobster Tail, Prawns, Black Mussels, Clams, sautéed Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, Baby Spinach, Deglazed with White Wine, Lobster Cream Sauce served over Beet Fettuccine Pasta
Fantastic Food in a Perfect Setting. Staff is attentive and make dining at Scales a great experience.
This is a delightful place considering that it sits in an extremely touristy Fisherman’s Wharf. The food is good (we especially enjoyed the Captain’s plate), the service was much better than expected, and the harbor view constantly entertaining. If you want to eat at fisherman’s wharf, this is the place to go.
Our experience at Scales Seafood was phenomenal. We were treated like royalty and the food was possibly the best seafood I have ever enjoyed. The service was top notch and the ambiance & view were fantastic. Well absolutely be back.
If you value organic, fresh, food and good portions, this is your place. The atmosphere is incredibly beautiful. There are also Local specials on given days. Amazing find.
Clearly resting on its laurels. Clam chowder came to the table lukewarm/cold. Waitstaff works hard, but it's mostly a tourist friendly restaurant.
Awesome.. absolutely go back!!
Loved the combo appetizer! Service was excellent!
Food, ambiance, service all outstanding!
Great experience! Our server was outstanding and he made the night enjoyable and fun. Our table right next to the water was perfect for a sunset meal. Food was incredible. We will be back.
The food and service were very good. The view impeccable.
Hugo is amazing!
Loved it from start to finish
Food and service were very good!
Scales is our favorite restaurant . Consistently our food comes out perfectly cooked and their menu is terrific. If you have not been....give it a try. You will not be disappointed!
Service was incredible. The food was prepared to our request and served at the right time.
My experience at Scales Seafood & Steaks exceeded my expectations. When I made the reservations online
I indicated that my wife and I were celebrating our 37th anniversary. When we arrived we were taken to a table that had been decorated with a red table cloth and roses. We were given a complementary plate of assorted sea food and the dinner was followed by a complementary desert. The service was wonderful and the restaurant environment was elegant and contemporary. The sea food was wonderful. I highly recommend Scales!
The Scales staff is always very welcoming and eager to make your dining experience special. Food is always very good, never greasy and clam chowder is the best on the peninsula.
Very nice dinner in a great location. Service was very good. Thank you for providing a fine evening out in Monterey.
I was meeting friend here who was bringing her 4 month old daughter. Nowhere on the website did it state that strollers were a big deal yet when we got there the hostess made such a huge deal about it. They are not family friendly. The waitors and food were excellent but the trouble at the front set a weird tone, we will likely not be back. Not family friendly despite the restaurant being empty. Two other tables were occupied after we came in but until then we were the only ones in there and they sat us at the very back and made my friend carry her heavy car seat all the way back there despite it being a collapsible stroller.
We came to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and had one of the most memorable restaurant experiences of our lives. We spent a long time looking through all the local seafood restaurants menus and reviews and settled on scales. You guys blew our expectations completely out of the water. All the food was very fresh and delicious, the view was amazing and I could not have asked for better service. This was a very special dinner for us and we will be back every time we come to Monterey. Thank you!!!!
As locals we periodically visit Scales. Our last visit was an Wed Jan 29. As usual the food was very good, but the service was poor. Now, the waiter was fine, but the haphazard way that food came out of the kitchen was quite poor:
- We waited quite a long time for our (very good) initial complimentary fried calamari.
- Our salads came while we were still finishing the calamari.
- Our main courses came while we were still eating our salads!
Clearly, some better sequencing and coordination would have been nice. Now, there were two somewhat large parties in the restaurant, but other than that it was not very crowded for a Wednesday. However, that was not a very good reason for our food sequencing.
Nevertheless, we will likely return at some point.
Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Friendly staff and great food.
ALWAYS welcoming, food is creative and excellent in preparation & presentation. One of our very favorite restaurants!
Beautiful location and views service very good. The food was very underwhelming, my daughter ordered spaghetti was the only one us satisfied with her food. Over all very disappointed for the price.
From beginning to end everyone was friendly and professional. Great recommendations and the food was outstanding. This was our second time here and Scales hasn’t disappointed. Will definitely be back.
Very good food with excellent service! The free Calamari appetizer was more than we expected!
We went to Scales on Christmas Day. Staff was wonderful, overall food was good however.... My wife is allergic to MSG, she ordered the Filet steak and, the demi-glace, the twice baked potatoes and the salad dressing all had MSG in it. For a restaurant which boasts about using sustainable farming and organic food this is not acceptable. The steak without the demi-glace was very good and she had french fries and no salad. Scales should do better....
Fantastic food and really outstanding service. We made a couple of changes to our food choices and they gladly gave us our preference. Great job!
We’ve celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving at Scales for the past 2 years and we haven’t been disappointed in anything. Great food, service and a beige of the marina is a complete win.
Wonderful non-traditional Christmas dinner. Service was fantastic, food delicious, great window booth. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Considering having a meal out on Christmas day the staff was outstanding. The food was excellent and the service was excellent. The overall valve for the price was great. No complaints, enjoyed the meal. We will return. Thanks for the experience.
Amazing service! Wait staff was great. Food was delicious
Excellent service as always. Food was exceptional. The Shakes always go the extra mile.
The service was excellent! I had Thanksgiving dinner and the breast was dry. My wife's halibut had to much junk on it to taste what is usually a great tasting fish. Love the desserts. I didn't like the loud hipster ambience either.
My husband and I came here on our honeymoon, and we were blown away! The staff was amazing, as well as the food. We will definitely be returning the next time we come to Monterey! Thank you!
I asked the waiter if they knew how to cook filet butterfly. He said yes. I got a normal size filet under cooked.
We ordered the chocolate mousse was that all. It was very stiff and thick almost like a cake.
I asked for cream for coffee bus boy never came back had to ask again
Not a good experience. Will I try it again when I visit the area mostly likely not.
My wife and I went to Scales recently for our 31st wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we were greeted immediately and warmly, Got seated to our table early and everything from then on was exceptional. Great, attentive service, great choices in the menu, excellent cuisine, tempting specials and all at very reasonable prices (and they have a decent wine list). I am very picky about seafood and took a chance with one of their seafood dishes - it was amazing. We were extremely impressed as we wondered if Scales would come off as a tourist restaurant with mediocre service and high prices when we made the reservation - wow, were we surprised. I highly recommend Scales for any local residents who want a great meal at a great price.
Great table! Had a window seat and great service. Had the BBQ oysters as an app...delicious! The grilled scallops were tender and flavorful. My wife had the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were yuuuuuuuge. We both enjoyed a cup of clam chowder (shoulda got a bowl) it was that good! Very pleasant experience.
Scales Seafood & Steaks is rated 4.8 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.