Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market
The food on the first floorThe food on the first floor is good and the view is great!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish!Two of us visited Legals for a business lunch. Enjoyed sitting outside as it was a wonderfully warm day with no wind off of the water. Watching the busy harbor was delightful as well. My dish (Portugese Stew) was outstanding. Ask for extra bread to sop up the delicious juice! The other diner had the seafood trio and commented how good it was. Bon Appetite!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE place to bring out-of-townersI've been here at least 8 times, and it's consistently excellent for fun, informal dining with a vibrant, really fun feel from the fresh layout and design to the deck opening onto the working harbor. This is THE place I bring every out-of-town guest to show off the "new" Boston.
Service is top-notch. When I commented that I'd love more wine, just not a full glass, the waiter actually said he could sell me half a glass! I was floored! I like the Sausage & Shrimp Orecchiette, but without anchovies and with green beans substituted for broccoli rabe. They make the substitutions every time, even when it's busy. The wait staff, managers, hosts are all so friendly.
Gluten-free diners feel like royalty with their own rolls & menu.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster were delicious!The food was delicious and the wait staff excellent5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation partyWent there with a party of nine for a graduation (from graduate school) party. Everyone enjoyed the view, the food, and our great server. My favorite restaurant in the city. Perfect place to take my family. Enjoyed a few cocktails on the rooftop deck before dinner, too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunchGreat experience at one of our favorite restaurants since the Inman Sq. days. Now we have a wonderful view, and a sparkling new building, but the food continues to be superb ! Looking forward to our next occasion so that we can book a table again at one of Boston's finest.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat scenery, great food.Great scenery, great food. Can't wait to go back again. This is a Boston must.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!Staff and servers were most pleasant and accommodating. Seafood was the best I have had at any restaurant. We requested a seat by the window and the view was fantastic! Will definitely be back again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperfoodie reviewThe food was very fresh and very good. Presentation was pleasing. The staff were so welcoming that we lingered after the entree and ordered desert, which we don't usually do, and drinks.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood restaurant!Great selection of oysters and very good lobster! Great view and even better in the summer when you can lunch/dine outside on the terrace.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was outstanding!The service was outstanding! The waitress brought a gluten free birthday cake for my daughter because she heard us talking about her birthday. That special touch made a wonderful meal and evening even better!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMthey remembered that the occasionthey remembered that the occasion was a birthday, and put candles in our desserts - without us mentioning anything. very classy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Seafood- best in boston!Our server was Maggie, she was fabulous- very accomodating and took excellent care of us! We ordered the scallop &Shrimp stuffed artichoke special for the app. AMAZING. We also split a lobster roll (you HAVE to when you're in Boston), again, Amazing. I had the Scallops as my main entree, perfectly cooked, would definitely recommend. My husband ordered the Arctic Char special, which was good, until we realized we got a bad cut of fish with a ton of bones (not their fault). The manager empathized with us and comped this entree, offered to replace with something else, but we declined- shared my meal instead. They also brought us a complimentary dessert since since one of our meals wasn't up to par. Great customer service and amazing food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily AffairWe had an 8:30 reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The restaurant was busy and it was close to graduation so we understood. Overall we had an enjoyable time. My only complaint is it took a while to be seated and took longer for our food to come. Our waitress was pleasant and the food was phenomenal!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThe food, specifically the archtic char which was the day's special was great. The service was great and the staff are very accommodating, even at a really busy time of the day such as lunch.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place for lunchMy favorite place for lunch in Boston. Great food, great service and the best view in Boston. The outdoor deck was closed when we went on Friday but our waiter happily accommodated our deserve to dine al fresco!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful view, deliciousWonderful view, delicious food and excellent service-a little noisy but tolerable4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome waterfront diningYummy food, great service, amazing view, kid friendly.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat hear whenever I am inI eat hear whenever I am in th seaport district. The food is always well prepared fresh and delicious. The service is friendly and attentive. I especially love there mussels in curry and pineapple. Also the will divide the plates in the kitchen of you want to share:-))4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a large group (14)We were a group of 14 including 5 kids under 10. We sat on floor 1. Food, as always, was very good. Some of our group was delayed and even though the restaurant was full, there was no pressure from the restaurant.
The views of the harbor are wonderful. Weather permitting the doors open to the "boardwalk"
Be sure to reserve way ahead of time when the weather permits outdoor seating.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreeting staff was friendly,Greeting staff was friendly, reservation was right on time, special request for window table was fulfilled, service was excellent - overall excellent. David Walsh4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable food & very consistentHonestly amazing food. The crab & pepperoni pizza and the crab roll are absolutely to die for. The Portuguese stew is also really good. Not crazy about their smaller plates like the hummus small bites but everything else is fantastic. We also had a great waitress and amazing view.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. CanGreat food and service. Can make small plates and appetizers a meal. Great options and good bar!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress was absolutelyOur waitress was absolutely lovely. We went there after having been close by during the marathon bombings. She could not have been more sweet.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. They willExcellent service. They will do anything to make you feel VIP, even if you're on the "non-luxury" 1st floor.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated at a greatWe were seated at a great table with views of the harbor. Excellent service4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWaited 30 minutes past ourWaited 30 minutes past our reservation which was a hassle as the hostest said we would be seated in a couple minutes. Because of this we did not head upstairs for a drink. They did make up for this by allowing us to choose any starter off the menu for free. After that the experience was great. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. She was also very attentive and provided great servive the whole night. The friend calamari and lobster were very delicious. The Boston cream pie was more of a lava cake which was the only food item I was let down by. All in all a great place for dinner.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was fantastic!Our server was fantastic! Food was incredible! We really enjoy it there.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Dad would have been happyMy Dad would have been happy hear just for the view and the lobster, but everything was really delicious. Make sure you try and get a table by the window!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRooftop Deck is over the topRooftop Deck is over the top loud in the evenings. Can't have any decent conversations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TreatWe had a great Easter lunch-dinner. The food is always hight quality and the specials were great! Apps were perfect, entrees were outstanding and I love the tuna burger! We enjoyed the meal!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMView spectacular. Food was so-so.We eat at Legals about 2-3 items per month. This was our first time art Harborside. We eat at Legals because it is consistently good. Tia location had the best view but the least appetizing food. Portuguese stew was flovorless. And potatoes were hard. Chorizo tasted like spam and was cold. Everyone else's meals were good and appetizers were great.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only drawback is thatThe only drawback is that it is really a party atmosphere, in other words quite loud. That said, I understand lots of folks like that vibe.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the setting here. TheI love the setting here. The food was not as great this time as with prior visits. I wonder if they have cut back or changed chefs.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Alicia was great!Our server Alicia was great! We had 3 children at the table and she really connected with then and made them feel special. Thank you!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding asService was outstanding as was the food. The setting is great and the view spectacular! The noise was almost unbearable and we considered leaving because of it. Although my party enjoyed themselves, it is unlikely we would dine downstairs again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSharon didn't judge us andSharon didn't judge us and was a fantastic waitress!!! She really helped to make our evening enjoyable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood at it's best.Seafood at it's best, artfully prepared, creative combinations.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love legals, out serverI love legals, out server was outstanding. He was so friendly and attentive. They were out of the tuna burger but the server suggested the tuna steak as an alternative and it was very good. Oysters were amazing. Portions however, for the price, could be bigger. Other places have WAY more generous portions.(for the mains)My piece of fish was about the size of my fist. Overall, we were satisfied.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed food, service butEnjoyed food, service but high noise level and tthe management lowered the excessive music level.Will return.Ellen3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery happy. We were seatedVery happy. We were seated next to the window with a view of the harbor. The lunch was delicious and just right.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious food.Absolutely delicious food. We ate on the first floor, the casual dining section and really enjoyed our seafood. But first we started with drinks on the 3rd floor, which is a beautiful rooftop bar open all year round, and enclosed in the cold seasons, and the drinks were great, not too pricey, and the bar staff was very friendly. Highly recommend for any occasion!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM