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

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

  • 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 - 11:00pm.
    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 Friday and 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
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)good for groups (89)great for lunch (75)fit for foodies (72)vibrant bar scene (58)neighborhood gem (51)hot spot (37)kid-friendly (36)notable wine list (34)romantic (30)great for outdoor dining (30)late-night find (29)great for brunch (15)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Great tome, good food as always. Good experience
    SJM1027
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went on Sunday, The wait staff went out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Management cares that you go away happy and want to visit again. Great atmosphere and a fun place to be. We will continue to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as I know Legals can be
    sebur44
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love Legals and when four of my best friends wanted to take me out for my b-day I said well lets take it to Legals b/c they never disappoint which actually isn't always true, last time I got the salmon and they didn't cook it enough and they didn't have steamed broccoli for a side which I always like. Most other Legals have the light clam chowder (dairy free) but this site does not. So this time I got the Mai Mai and they over cooked it. My friend said it looked like chicken! I didn't have them take it back though, I was having such a great time with my friends and they all had there meals and I didn't want them to have to wait for me to get a new meal so I choked it down. Normally I would have never choked down a $30 meal but this night I did. We also had to sit right by the kitchen which was loud and distracting. Don't like how they but the kitchen out of the restaurant like that. From now on I will probably still the the other Legals around me
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great Chowder, solid sea food and good side choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!!!
    UnsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service was exceptional! The food delicious. We ate the Mediterranean tuna kabobs. They were sooooo yummy! Great experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy!
    thistVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It's way too noisy at this new restaurant. When I meet friends for dinner, I like to be able to hear what they are saying. After all, that is why we are getting together!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • over cooked/missing food from meal
    luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    One dish was over cooked but they corrected it quickly even the manager came and apologized. I felt they should have took it off the bill since we had to wait extra time for another one. Also forgot an item that came with one of our dish. Something other than an apology should have happened. But overall once everything was brought out correctly the food was delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    SJM1027
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Not sure what happened but I asked for my salmon to be grilled without any finishing causes or butter. It came out glistening with all sorts of either butter or oil on the surface. It tasted good but I didn't need the extra fat and calories. All I wanted was grilled like I do at home on my grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was delicious and the service was great. Some new items on the menu which is also nice. Tried the fried oysters for an app and they were phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Food was just good!! Not for the price they charged. If you want to charge top dollar than the food should be perfect
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Staywell
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The atmosphere, service and most especially the food were excellent. Will definitely go back soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food, the environment, and the service were all excellent. I requested a booth and received it and all staff were eager to please. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter Brian J was PHENOMENAL!
    LynneS1981
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our waiter could not have been nicer. He was so polite, energetic and hospitable. What a class act! We will be back- thank you!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good food. Great service. Very good lobster dinner. Waitress was knowledgeable and management was very accomodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time
    Reviews
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As usual, Experience was good, staff did a good job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    Sasha1964
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wasnt that impressed at all with the place. I probably could have gotten the same food for half the price somewhere else. Also, didn't think much of the waiter. The only time he rushed over is when I had a question about the bill to another waiter. I would definately not recomend this place to any of my friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    Kim32
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The staff were very attentive but not overbearing and really made the dinner experience special for my mother-it was a family dinner to celebrate her birthday. Really appreciated the service level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love your delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Every time I go to legals seafoods I am amazed by how great their food, service, and overall environment is. Thank you for a wonderful experience once again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mdgoodVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Service was great. The menu has some new additions which were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    SJM1027
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Again, had a great meal as usual. The wait staff are great and hostess at the door are too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress ..NOT GOOD!
    sisjps1021
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Unfortunately, we will not return to the Braintree location of Legal Seafood Restaurant. The food was good however the service was abysmal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise!!!
    BLT1234
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    While my friend and I had a lovely lunch (it was her 91st birthday), the noise level was horrible. However, that seems to be the case in most restaurants these days. If you can't carry on a conversation with your companion without yelling, what is the point? Our server was very accommodating and he didn't rush us. The food, as always, was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome service
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The staff was friendly and we we had questions our server didn't hesitate to get the information and return to inform us. The food was delicious and the clam chowder excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobM
    Dined on 9/27/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Seafood available!
    Morticia42
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Legal Seafoods always lives up to its name: best seafood available anywhere. Always fresh and perfectly prepared. Both appetizers and entrees are sure to delight the most sophisticated palettes. Unfortunately, the quality of the desserts has declined recently; as it seems changes have been made to the recipes to cut corners and save money. So come for the appetizers and dinner, and be sure to enjoy the extensive cocktail and wine offerings; but head somewhere else for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual!
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    You can never go wrong at Legal Seafoods. Great food & great service. Its my 8year old daughters favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was my first return to Boston in 27 years and I could not wait to return to Legal Seafood. I found the experience as great as the first time. The stuffed lobster was incredible with moist meat and a great tasting stuffing. The sauce on the kale side order was a little too lemony, but otherwise the entire meal was wonderful. P.S. - Boston cream pie...Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valeria
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Amazing experience , great food. Never knew that they have outside sitting. Highly recomend
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was such a wonderful experience. a must go to if you are i the Boston area. The food was fantastic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good, too much upsell
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food at Legal's is consistently well prepared and delicious. The fish is always melt in your mouth tender and there are lots of sides to choose from whether you're looking to stay healthy or splurge a bit. The service is attentive but their niceness sometimes feels more forced and less genuine - like they are reading from a script. I appreciate all the drink options but lately I am almost made to feel guilty by not ordering alcohol. While alcohol is a major money maker for the restaurant, I would prefer that they stick to their core competency - well-prepared fish and seafood, and let the menu sell itself. I will still regularly visit Legal's and recommend it to someone looking for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unremarkable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The quality of service exceeded that of the food. The fried pickle appetizers measured up to their reputation though were accompanied by an inadequate serving of dip. The only steak available was an 8 oz filet mignon which was cooked perfectly with good consistency, but lacked any grilled or char-broiled taste. It was bland. The atmosphere was loud, frenzied, and often chaotic.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a sure thing!
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    You're always going to have great seafood at Legals & the service is great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dbsdbsVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Can never get wrong by going to Legal Sea foods, food and staff above all others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EmmaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We find it on the pricey side. Not a lot of value for the money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food, great drinks and great customer service! Always a sure bet!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • served to a high standard
    lucky
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    They made my engagement and fiance's birthday celebration very memorable. Everything that I requested was fullfilled. Server was on point with timing and professional. They bought us out free dessert. The manager also concluded our visit with his congratulations.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Never disappointed with this place. The new location is beautiful and the staff is the most friendly and helpful I've seen in any restaurant. We like all the managers as well. Great job Legals Braintree!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new look to an old standby
    PamAlaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The new and improved Legal has a nice view of the Blue Hills and the possibility of outdoor dining. The old one was dim but this is nice and bright, atttractive bar area. Went for Sunday lunch so didn't see if the bar scene was good, but if its like Legal C in Dedham, probably is (we go to that one often but will perhaps change to this one). Menu is like Legal C. We will definitily go back. Only complaint was put us in a booth by the door, no view, and the place was empty at that point.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodluvsu2
    Foodluvsu2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is great too. They never rush you, either. I ordered the seafood casserole which consisted of lobster, scollops, shrimp and haddock my vegetable was broccoli and cheese. My friend ordered haddock and the broccoli and cheese. We were too full for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant
    SJM1027
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All I can say is consistent. The staff do a great job of making you feel at home. Good food, nice people. I will continue to visit often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 60thbirthdaydinner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was excellent, service great. Would come back and recommend to friends and others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate