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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fish is always fresh and prepared so as to not dry out. Thanks again for an excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "It difficult to open a large new location for the kitchen, staff and patrons."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Legal continues to offer their old favorites mixed in with new dishes that are fun to try"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was disappointing (crab cake) and the price was high. No value for the quality and cost."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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
  • "Hopefully a fluke, slow service, confused order, dining room delays blamed on "computer", manager delivered meals...no comps...it was relatively early in the dinner hour too. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I loved it so much I ate there 3 times in 3 days. Thank you. The bang bang cauliflower was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "In order to get any recognition from servers we had to address them. As a member of the service industry - I'm not impressed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I always love Legal Sea Foods and this location is great because it is not far from where he lives. The service is professional and the food is always a pleasure. We like Treasures of the Reef because it has a nice assortment. Everything from bread rolls and salad to desert is delicious."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a great experience at the new location in Braintree. I made reservations and did not have to wait a second for the table, it was ready as soon as we walked in. I tried swordfish for the first time in my life and I loved it! Will definitely be back, I highly recommend this location. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Call me a traditionalist if you will - I still think Legals is the best restaurant for seafood fine dining. This was my first visit to Legals in Braintree, and it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding. They were very good with my gluten allergy. It was a great place for a family meal. With it's location over a parking lot/strip mall, the atmosphere is not the best (nothing wrong with the inside, it's just hard to get over first impressions), thus I would not recommend as a "romantic" date. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This new Legal is nice looking, but the "sashimi" appetizer was so doused in various dressings the tuna could have been weeks old. The oyster appetizer was worse. So full of breading we couldn't find any oysters. Our waitress failed three times to find us a buttery chardonnay. (Is that a really out-there request?) We enjoy Spanish wines, so I tired the "flight" of Spanish reds and I swear they were all poured from the same bottle. And it tasted like one of those gallon bottles they keep on the bottom row of a bad liquor store. The trout and a pasta dish were just ok. The chowder is still delicious, but at $7 a cup it should be. Legal used to be about the fish. Now it seems it's all about the money. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I frequent Legal Sea foods because it is never hit or miss - always hit. There is no better place in Boston for seafood. It is consistently cooked and always fresh. This visit I had a sole special that was cooked to perfection & a little eclectic for Legal but truly delicious."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "But sizes have greatly been reduced. Is expensive! Complaints: The curtains are useless in the back room! I could not see half my party because of the glare at 6:30. Some had to wear sunglasses! Oe person had crustacean allergies ordered salmon w/shandong sauce. When everyone got their food they announced that they didn’t want to serve the sauce because it had oysters it, which is not in same family. A fish restaurant should know the difference. This first should have been addressed before other people go their food, instead of the time everyone is eating. We order 10- 1/2 pint of the sauce in Chestnut Hill and freeze it. We have this sauce at home once a week. This is not the first time this is happened and I finally need to address this."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "always great food great service. Oysters always fresh and tasty. Would not go anywhere else for seafood!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014