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Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/braintree-forbes-road
  • Phone: (781) 817-1292
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Our new location in Braintree is making a splash. Designed to evoke memories of vintage seafood restaurants, the space offers as many seating options as fish in the sea. Most notable are the three bars – including an oyster bar and food bar along the exposed kitchen – to satisfy any thirst (or hunger) for fun. In warm weather, a glass wall slides back to a large patio.

Our menu includes all the Legal Sea Foods classics, but also some specialties of the house that will reel you in. And our late night menu, available Monday through Saturday, begins two hours before close.

We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Always a great experience at Legal seafood. The oysters are always fresh and TASTY!!! Our server Robin was very knowledgeable and professional."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was a last-minute reservation to celebrate our anniversary. The food is always tasty and fresh with a nice presentation. Our server on this occasion, I wish I remembered his name, was exceptional. Clearly he enjoys his job and I'm sure enhanced the dining experience of those he waited on as he did ours. The mussel appetizer is outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a corner table outside, it was quiet, and pretty to watch the sky changing as the sun set. The service was warm, friendly, fun and good, and the food and drinks were, as always, delicious."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food and service was great, but I couldn't hear anyone talking at my table of 3. We were seated in a seperate room with 2 large, mostly drunk, parties. They were so loud, it made the experience nearly unbearable. The ringing in my ears finally subsided a few hours later."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This Legal Sea Food is a new location in Braintree. I loved it. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding and the ambience was good. It's a bit pricey but it is a nice place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "One of the great things that brings me to this location again and again is the location being near where my boyfriend lives. The food is great, which can be expected from this chain. The atmosphere is lovely with the view from up high. I will keep going back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I go there approx. 5 times per month and have never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I frequent at Legal at least every-other week. I've always been greeted and treated above and beyond!!! I am on a restricted diet and my waitresses, as well as the chefs, are always so accomodating! I've never had a bad meal nor a bad experience! See you next week!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Legal Sea Foods was excellent as always. We enjoyed the new location away from the Braintree Mall on the other side of Granite Street. Much easier to get to and for parking. Service was especially good and the food was certainly up to Legal's usual high standards."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "So much better & brighter than in the mall. Also nice to be able to sit outside!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've known Legal's since the very early days ands it's had good years and not so good years, locations have varied in quality & service. We've not been back to one in a while, but decided to go back to the Braintree location and found it had moved from the mall across the street to Forbes road. The location is a parking lot but the windows cleverly overlook the hills. The service level here is fantastic and I mean that. There's a close attention to the customer, anticipating our needs. All of the food came out together, perfectly hot, brought by several people. The manager was on hand to check in if everything was good. Indeed, everything was great. Steamers, Cioppino, Grilled Haddock, Almond encrusted Salmon were near perfect. Bravo Legal"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fish in the fish tacos was dry and over cooked. The batter was slightly burnt and very hard. Chopped Greek salad was awesome, as usual, service was very good, as usual."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We always go to Legal for good food and service. Many seafood choices and now all other types of main courses. Only one complaint - do not like salt on outside of baked potatoes and do not remember to ask for one without salt. Manager on a previous visit told us it was so baked potatoes would be "fluffy" - wrong, their potatoes are not fluffy inside, but good nevertheless. Especially like the Alaskan Wild Salmon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our waitress was Michelle and she was very helpful. We started with oysters and wine, then crab cake combo and lemon caper grey sole. All delicious! Ended with bananas foster, espresso and cappuccino. We sat outside and it was a beautiful night! Couldn't ask for a better meal!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great dinner. Love the new location - much brighter and open."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Waitress was above the best...attentive and personable. Had diet restriction which she attended to methodically. Celebrating anniversary so she brought special dessert to celebrate. One of the best we have encountered."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Found this place when they opened and my wife and I go at least 3 times per month. Always a good experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The new location is awesome!! We sat outside on the patio and it was great!! The food and the service were great!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fish is always fresh and prepared so as to not dry out. Thanks again for an excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A group of colleagues and I selected Legal Seafood to wish our department head an appreciation farewell as he embarked on a new adventure. The service and quality of the food was great! One member of the group has a food allergy and the level of care that was taken by the staff was extremely impressive. They were quick to acknowledge the allergy and ensure her that they would take every precaution to make sure her food was prepared safely. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Legal Seafood to my friends, family and other colleagues. Thank you for a highly enjoyable dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have eaten at many Legals in the Boston area and this new one in Braintree is by far the best-- service was outstanding. I had a baked stuffed lobster that was fabulous-- the lobster was very sweet and tender and the stuffing was loaded with full size shrimp and scallops"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "While Legal Sea Foods remains top on our list, having great choices for celiacs and vegans, the new restaurant has none of the charm of the old. Gone are the ocean decorations and fish tanks. Now Legals could be any restaurant at all. It's a shame."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was meeting with a high school friend whom I hadn't seen for years. We opened the restaurant at 4:30 and didn't leave till 9. We sat outdoors because it was a quieter environment (don't expect a view unless you like cars and asphalt!). Staff were wonderful, personable, and patient. We never felt rushed, they were knowledgeable about the food, and it was overall a really memorable evening. Thank you for letting us enjoy every minute."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We just experienced your new location and love it. The old location was tired and drab. This new location was bright and vibrant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had a poor experience the last time that I was there due to the location of my table but the manager responded to my last review and really made it right. I appreciated the care that he took in responding to my review and offering a wonderful incentive to try the restaurant again. Thanks so much! We will be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This recently opened location in Braintree is a hopping place! Easy access next to South Shore Plaza is conveniently located next to 128. Same great seafood, eclectic menu, raw bar and a large and open place with great glass walls and a helpful and pleasant staff! If you love 'Legal' you'll their new location at South Shore Place."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our table was not ready however the hostess apologized and gave us a complimentary appetizer, our server Kristin was knowledgable charming and spot on in her recomendations. The food was well prepared hot and very flavorful. Would deffinitly recommend and will certainly return"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was my second time at this new Legal's and had an equally good experience. This visit was for lunch so I was a bit disappointed not to see a clam roll on the menu but our outstanding waitress, Sara, checked and said they could make one for us, no problem. We decided on the crab BLT sandwich (delicious) and a greek salad (forgettable). Sara then suggested a strawberry dessert, her fav, that was outstanding!! Sara never rushed us but made sure we always had everything we needed, refilling our ice teas without ever asking."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Nice restaurant to take clients from out of town to sample local Boston cuisine. My colleague enjoyed the fresh seafood and the wine that was recommended. The server was very attentive and we enjoyed a very pleasant evening. I would definitely recommend this location."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The new location offers better views and is well-lit. The food was excellent, as always, and our server Cameron was very attentive and friendly. Cannot wait to come back!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Legal continues to offer their old favorites mixed in with new dishes that are fun to try"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Legal Sea foods is a very good restaurant overall - However, this new location has almost a cafeteria atmosphere when compared to the previous location across the street at the South Shore Plaza. When you are paying top dollar for dining out, the atmosphere can really add to the experience. The Plaza version was dimly lit, had lots nice booths, and a great bar. The new Forbes version is a long, narrow room, tables close together with lots a bright natural light. We miss the old location."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I made a reservation for my sisters birthday and we had an amazing time! When we came in I asked the host if she had seen my note in my reservation and she said yes but by her reading it and saying oh you want a booth told me she didn't until I got there. We asked if we could sit outside instead and she kept saying it would be awhile however the host that was working with her was trying to get us on the patio BUT it didn't happen but I'm glad because our server Michelle was amazing! She made recommendations that were just spot on. My sister and I are vegetarians and she suggested the tuna pad tai for me and I loved it! She knows her food!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Being a LSF customer for the past 2 decades, I must say the managers are very accommodating. First off, we have some food allergies that we have to contend with and we do our best to be agile and work with the kitchen whenever we go out to dinner. I kept an eye on the kitchen and the pass and watched my food be turfed around the pass for 5 minutes while all the entrees were complete ... which meant my hot fish was getting cold. Sent it all back for a ReFire. Don't serve me cold fish and don't reheat. The managers were more than accommodating and for that we are very appreciative. Since moving to the new location, LSF has had issues, but they are working it out. We like several of the veteran staff better. Will give it another go."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Saturday night my wife and I took 4 relatives from Florida to the Legal Seafoods in Braintree and it was outstanding. The ambiance at the new location in great, the food is great as always, but the service was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive, each person we dealt with was professional and courteous, and it was nice that the manager came to our table at the end of our dinner to assure we were completely satisfied with our meal. Our Florida relatives were very impressed. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The new location in Braintree is 10x better! It's roomie, seems higher end, open feel, service is amazing, and food is always great! Highly recommend checking out this location."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was disappointing (crab cake) and the price was high. No value for the quality and cost."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I was seating promptly but I didn't like the idea of the open seating at the chef station. Yo have the same setup in dedham which worked great for date night, not for dinner with mydaugher who is a fan of legals also. Food and service was what I've come to expect. Special thanks to the manager who made my dinner a pleasant one. I will dine at legals soon hopefully with my next dinner date...."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Bar lively - but not a very good waiting area - glad we made reservations in advance because there was a wait time even with reservations. Food is moderately to a little on the pricey end for the area but delicious and worth every penny. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Service was great right from the start, food was excellent, nice updated version of the old legal at the Plaza, really nice design, all was good"
    Dined on 5/27/2014