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Scales Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ambiance and decor are pleasant and the location and view are great, I found the food to be average and over-priced. A piece of haddock with a couple of baby potatoes cost $35 with no sides. And it wasn't wonderful. Surely a side of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 207maisoui
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here for a business dinner and had not been here yet at that point. This place brings a very unique feel and atmosphere. The restaurant is beautiful and offers a full glass window on the water side for scenery. Great bar and sitting...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cmihigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice, low-key birthday meal at Scales on a cold winter evening. The hake was nicely prepared - the citrus finish was a little bright. The halibut special was delicious. The scallops had a lovely presentation and flavor. It was a bit off-putting...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 4journey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family. Service excellent. However even on s weekday evening, very loud and hard to hear each other, except at the bar. Good cocktails. No children’s menu. Good choices. Fairly expensive. Mussels were delicious with the sauce, get more bread. Fish and accompaniments were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank donaldo166
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't get a reservation for NYE (we were visiting Portland to see a couple of bands) so we arrived at opening time and sat at the bar. The oysters were outstanding and everything that followed was just as good. Everyone enjoyed their meals and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Suzaconn1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the ambiance in the spacious rustically elegant dining room, the efficient and high quality vibe, inventive menu, spot-on preparations, and knowledgeable and friendly server. Could do without the pretentious hostess.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time here was the Friday after Thanksgiving and what a GREAT MEAL. The menu had lots of phenomenal choices, the food was terrific, the service spot-on but the staff was AMAZING! The only restaurant I've been in, anywhere in the world, where the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deckenneth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very rustic decor with good service. We started with mussels, which was so tasty that we asked for extra bread to sop up the delicious sauce. For the entree we ordered the swordfish, baked haddock and lobster dish. While the swordfish was prepared well, it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karencA6053NC
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I sat at the bar last night and allowed Morgan to guide us through an amazing meal. Her recommendations after listening to us were perfect. The oysters, fish stew and Halibut were all amazing. Perfectly accompanied by Morgan’s cocktails and Chardonnay recommendation....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mack3333
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

I had the swordfish which was delicious!! My wife had the Baked Haadock, which was so good it made me do the "happy food dance" with my hips in the chair. Great service, awesome ambience!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Lauri L
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Response from mpd | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact the restaurant to see if they will share the recipe.
15 September 2018|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
You could go either way. Casual or dressy.
Aimee A
17 February 2018|
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Response from pajpaj | Reviewed this property |
No, it's noisy on the weekends and crowded.
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