Love Monterey’s famous Old Fisherman’s Grotto? Then you are going to love the new restaurant owned and operated by the same family.
Scales Seafood & Steaks opened its newly polished doors on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in November 2015 bringing with it a convenient grab-and-go café, cozy bar lounge, a spacious contemporary dining room, and a few of the Grotto’s famous menu items.
The upSCALE décor and fixtures set the perfect tone for a relaxing yet fine dining experience and the expansive views of the Monterey harbor don’t seem hurt.
Start off your perfect evening with a specialty cocktail or glass of Monterey County wine at the revamped bar and lounge. One could easily transport themselves to island time with a toasted coconut colada or fisherman’s punch (served ablaze!).
Once you have worked up an appetite have a seat in their modern dining room. Every seat has a view and you might even spot a colorful pelican or furry sea otter down below!
A trip to the wharf is not complete until you have had a bowl of chowder and calamari and lucky for you Scales carried over their award-winning recipes from the Grotto. It is no wonder why these two hallmark dishes are consistently ranked amongst the best in Monterey County.
The firecracker prawns are so good you might need to order one just for yourself. Beer battered jumbo prawns are done to precision and the avocado mousse is the perfect accompaniment to the prawn’s sweet golden shell.
Choosing an entrée might be the hardest decision you have to make. Seafood, steak or pasta? The wild salmon is always a sure bet served on a cedar plank with a jammy apricot jalapeno glaze; delish!
Hope you saved room for dessert! The last course of the meal is not taken lightly at Scales with indulgent treats including a luscious cheesecake, sinful chocolate cake and velvety crème brulee. The cheesecake in particular is so creamy you will not want to share!
While the food is superb, what really makes this restaurant stand out is their commitment to service. The staff is extremely accommodating and hospitable; it’s no wonder why most of their business is from repeat customers.
Hosting a large gathering or need some event space? Scales Seafood & Steaks has a banquet room that can hold up to 150 guests! Did we mention it also comes with its very own stunning ocean view?
Scales Seafood & Steaks is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11am-9:30pm.