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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Amazing food with wonderful presentation. The service was excellent as were the views. I appreciated that our server asked right away about my gluten allergy. I was able to safely enjoy my dish and sample my fiancé’s as well.
Excellent food and service with breath taking ocean view.
Great quality food at a reasonable price, great service, outdoor patio dining second to none
Ambiance great . Our fav seafood restaurant
Food was great but my salmon was almost raw . It supposed to be grilled
Lady on the other table was coughing continuously close enough to our table
Makes me nervous in this covid time
Somebody from the restaurant staff should have approached her or maybe she should not be there
She was coughing without mask on till later on I think somebody told her to wears mask
It was unappetizing to dine while somebody near your table is coughing continuously
This was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. The crab legs, prawns, crab cake and risotto were superb. I also enjoyed the New York cheesecake. My husband had fried shrimp that he said was wonderful too! We will definitely return on our next trip.
This is truly the best place to go and eat. The food was phenomenal. The service was beyond excellent. We were seated right away and our waiter instantly came up to us for a drink order. My daughter has a peanut allergy and they have a little slip for us to put down what her allergy is and what her food is that she’s ordering. I have to say I’ve never gone to a place that would do that for an allergy. They checked on us constantly. This is the place to visit when in Monterey. We will be coming back soon.
Restaurant très bien situé, la décoration est sobre mais le nombre de tables permet de recevoir suffisamment de clients pour ne pas avoir à attendre. Même si la cuisine n'est pas exeptionnelle, elle est bonne et copieuse et le service est impeccable. De plus, les tarifs sont raisonnables.
Great food and excellent service!
The seafood soup was delicious, but the filet was just okay. Beautiful location right on the water and prices accordingly. Service was also great
Date night with the wife - first time in Monterey and wanted seafood had a great experience, service and good even during the busy part of the night. Order the halibut and wife ordered the whole crab. More food than we could eat, plus free appetizer for just walking in the door.
Great view of the harbor to watch the seals play
Perfect Date night after an exhausting day in the office
My fiancée and I loved going to scales! Best experience I have ever had in a restaurant! Jose H , our server was super fast and friendly. Will definitely go back just because of him! Can not wait to go back this weekend!!
The food, service, and overall dining experience was Outstanding!!! Great Job!!!!
Birthday The waiter was great and was very attentive to us during the whole experience.
So disappointed! We are locals and decided to try the wharf for dinner. I ordered the Jumbo Prawn cocktail. The presentation was sloppy with some wilted lettuce and a frozen cucumber slice but what appalled me the most was the state of the shrimp. There was no effort made to properly remove the lungs and parts of them were still evident. My entree, the Seafood Paella, was overly salted. The server was very pleasant but did not know the menu. Also, It took me three requests to get some lemon slices. I do not see myself returning.
Awesome restaurant, we would highly recommend Scales restaurant for a great lunch or dinner.
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.
Love the setting, just didn’t get the table I was waiting for, but overall the experience were great. Had a table with a good view. Will return to see more of what’s offered inside and out.
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!
Scales Seafood & Steaks is rated 4.5 stars by 332 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.