Bar seating is available for dinner service by reservation only.
Please arrive at the time of your reservation. All guests will be required to wait outside of the restaurant until their table is ready.
We are only able to seat complete parties at this time.
Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines at all times while dining with us.
As per the guidance from the State of Maine, all guests are required to wear a face covering in the restaurant, including while seated at the table.
If you have a cough or a fever, please join us another time. We’ll look forward to seeing you when you’re feeling better!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
clams, mussels, white fish, squid, pancetta, roasted fennel, soffrito
oyster mushroom, brussels sprouts, red onion, bacon, leek cream
We had an amazing meal and excellent service for a birthday dinner. Highly recommend.
Outstanding as always ❤️❤️❤️, the food, the place, the ambiance, the service, the value. LOVE Scales Restaurant!
Great as always. So glad they have reopened
Sat at the Bar and great service and felt very safe
Great food great service
Amazing food well worth the price. The atmosphere is fantastic
Second night open after a little winter break and they were on their game like they never left!
Came from Connecticut and ate here on a recommendation from a neighbor. One of the best meals ever! I can't stop thinking about it. The sauce on the pan roasted lobster was to die for. My husband claims this is the best chowder he has ever had.
Fantastic as always. Highly recommend, Scales is my favorite restaurant in Maine.
Absolutely amazing service! The Ambiance and the server was just perfect! They made sure to celebrate my Boyfriend’s BDAY just how i wanted it.
Scales is one of the best restaurants in Portland. We have eaten here more times I can count and it’s always fantastic. The food, the staff, the service, the ambiance— always above and beyond. Whether you live here or are just visiting, Scales is a must-go-to spot. You won’t regret it!
It was great to be back in our beloved Scales! Everything was great as always! Food, ambiance & service ❤️❤️❤️
Absolutely unbelievable food. My husband and I got pan roasted lobster and seared scallops and they were amazing. Perfectly done.
Tasty food with fresh ingredients. The menu features a diverse but not overpowering selection of choices. The lighting is warm and at the right brightness.
Absolutely excellent dining experience. Interesting flavor combinations. Excellent service. Our server’s recommendations were spot on. Make sure you save room for dessert - the “baked Alaska “ was phenomenal. Will definitely return.
Love the fresh seafood and creative combinations. They are always true to the taste of the food and the season, combining perfectly other foods and and spices.
I am blown away by the quality of the food, as well as how its put together.
Everything from ny cornbread with chili-honey butter, to my fantastic scallop dish, and especially the sticky toffee pudding, WOW. The only words I can think of is decadent, and exquisite!
A must go, I will be back!
Love Scales! Food is delicious and the service is always wonderful. We come to Maine a few times a year and everytime we visit we find ourselves at Scales. We can’t get enough.
Excellent service and as we were a party of 6 everyone was pleased with entree choices. Our server was the best!!! Highly recommend for an overall fabulous dining experience,
Had a wonderful dinner at Scales! The whole experience is so fun. You walk up to an unassuming door lit by a single lamp on the pier and inside is a bustling and gorgeous restaurant. Decorated beautifully for the holidays, the ambiance inside is warm and energetic. Our hostess was wonderful, and answered every question for us. You could tell the seafood was fresh and high quality. All in all, a wonderful evening that is worth the price. We will be back!
I took my husband for his birthday and he loved it!
Everything was on point! Most importantly we felt very covid safe and comfortable dining. The food was delicious, drinks perfect, service was great! Thank you Scales - job well done!
Incredible food and service
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Great ambiance, beautiful and warm decor. We sat at the bar and had the greatest bartender. She was very informative and helped us decide when we wanted several items on the menu. My only regret was not saving enough room for dessert. Fantastic cocktails, mussel appetizer and the scallops & halibut were top notch. A must try if you’re visiting Portland!
Oh my gosh, I can't recommend "Scales" enough. The food and the service was outstanding. Only regret is that we do not live close-by enough to eat at "Scales" more often.
Excellent service and Oysters were super fresh and delicious.
Amazing! Everything we have ever had there has been amazing!
Sat comfortably & ate at the bar. Outstanding service & food.
Felt safe, satisfied & well cared for!
Very pricy for portion size but the food was delicious.
Food is still up to the highest standard in Portland. Asking people to wear a mask while seated at a table is kind of foolish thought.
great outside eating with nice heat lamps, dealing with covid well
Amazingly fresh and seasonal ingredients from the entire seafood spectrum. Thoughtful service from all staff made this an excellent meal.
Always wonderful, food and experience keeps us going back
Unfortunately, beyond the tuna crude which was excellent, the best thing that arrived at our table was our son’s grilled cheese. Broiled cod was flavorless, the dorade was just a mess after they deboned it, and the chowder was not balanced (too much clam juice and had a weird gray color). The tab was $300+ for a family of five, and it just wasn’t worth it for that uninspired quality of food. Our server was awesome, really great guy and very helpful.
We have been to Scales many times and always enjoy the ambiance and the excellent menu options. Valet parking is a big plus.
Great food and wonderful night. A little pricey but we were celebrating a special anniversary.
As always had a fabulous overall evening at scales and food was again top notch. Service was tremendous as well
Amazing experience. Sat at the bar and received exceptional service!
Amazing experience, the food was stunning everything pretty good but the clam chowder
Ben was our server and he was so gentle and with aknowledge of the food, wine and desserts
We were doubting because just read a lot of negative comments but we gave it a try and it worth it
Fabulous food! First time in Portland, 25 th anniversary.they were very kind and helped us celebrate with a nice glass of champagne!
Scales is rated 4.8 stars by 1975 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.