Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill
Excellent food and high levelExcellent food and high level of service. Definitely would go again6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLegals' dishes are consistentlyLegals' dishes are consistently fresh, well-prepared and pricey.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a winnerconsistently good food, well prepared and presented, outstanding service.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, as per usual withGood food, as per usual with the chain. I miss not having Bluefish on the menu. There's construction being done outside of the restaurant, so the view isn't anything to rave about.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwer had a wonderful waiterwer had a wonderful waiter who was very helpful. Unfortunately I can't remember his name. It was something like Fong.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food aroundOur server Kevin was amazing!! Couldn't ask for better food and service!!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place. Local hot spot.Nice place. Local hot spot. Lots of people and buzz. Your typical seafood but done very well.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood better than serviceHave been to Legal Seafood a number of times (numerous locations) and the food has always been great. We were disappointed in the service and all other aspects of the experience this time, however. Starting with poor signage as to the location of the entrance to the restaurant (manager said that recent construction of the shopping center has created the chaos), to having to wait at the hostess station for 3 minutes while the two hostesses were arguing about how to enter a reservation for another party that was for a different night a week later. And finally, being taken to our table only to be told that the table wasn't actually available and waiting in the middle of the restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMon the whole nice experienceonly disappoiymrny was that despite having a reservation they originally tried to seated in a part of the restaurant that was morfe crowded, noisy and close to kitchen. Whe n we requested another table they did accomodate us.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFreshest Oysters aroundThey really have the best selection and freshest around. They accomidate requests as needed5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYumThe service was great and so was the food. The wait was a little long, but considering it was a holiday, our party didn't really mind. Overall, great experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceAs always the food was good but this time the service was excellent. The restaurant was packed but our server moved things along and we had a great dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOver all my experience hereOver all my experience here was good. It was difficult to figure out how to tell them we had reservations - we waited in the only obvious line for 5-10 mins only to discover that we needed to go further inside for reservations. Then, it was hard to physically get there because they were allowing a large party to wait in the walk way. Once we were seated, the waitress took her time to make her way over to us. The waitress seemed a little distracted all evening - she had other tables, but it took her 15 minutes to take our drink order, 20 mins to bring us water (which we had to request, which is unusual to me), The food came quickly and was very good. It was a Saturday night, so I can't really complain too much. Would go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had friends visiting fromWe had friends visiting from Missouri who were looking for an excellent Seafood experience in Boston. They loved the food and the atmosphere and the total experience was great!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service, good food.Our waiter Josh was attentive and well informed. The food was good, we normally dine at the Park Square location, I believe their food is better prepared than what we got here. The manager Katelyn was very gracious when we returned our mussels, which had no flavor. We will come back.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great spot!Although it's a chain, it is top notch in every way. Service is great and food is consistently delicious. If you want something done your way, it's never an issue.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and the waitExcellent food and the wait staff was very attentive without being in-your-face. Noise level was a little high but in our booth we were able to converse pretty easily.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMquality food and nice atmosphereThe bartenders at the bar were great and drinks were very good. Loved my seafood and asparagus. I did not like my salad. The salad ingredients were not on the menu so I asked the waiter what they were. He didn't know and seemed hesitant to find out so I didn't push it. I wish I had asked him to find out because I do not like cranberries at all and there were a lot in the salad. It was very crowded, but we got a nice little booth that suited us.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, somewhatExcellent service, somewhat noisy and busy w/ alot of people moving about. As I was walking in, I got bumped around w/ all the congestion(lots of people milling around) around the bar.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best spot for fish inThe best spot for fish in Boston with great and reasonably priced wine selections, although less at this location.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress Marika was theOur waitress Marika was the best! Great service which you don't always get there! Food reliably good.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table for 8 was readyOur table for 8 was ready when we arrived and we were seated immediately even though only 2 of our party had arrived. Our waitress was Amy and she was efficient, professional and extremely friendly. the food was delicious and quick and she offered to take a group picture of our gang. had a wonderful time!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot say enough aboutI cannot say enough about Legals but to say the food is awesome. Also when we come there frequently we always ask for Jackson but he was off and Chanel was good also; everyone there is great4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a frequent spot forThis is a frequent spot for us. It is always good. ?the staff is great. They are friendly, knowledgable, and gracious. The fish is always the freshest, and they are great with special requests.
We are worried there won't be enough parking when all the surrounding construction finishes and the movie theater opens.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, reasonableVery good food, reasonable prices, good service. Have not yet been disappointed.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMcKenzie our waiter was veryMcKenzie our waiter was very good. Very friendly and polite.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMReastaurant WeekMy husband and I went here to take advantage of the Restaurant Week specials. We discovered that the value of the "specials" depended very much on what was ordered. My shrimp wontons and crabcake combo with boston creme pie for dessert were all delicious and an excellent Restaurant Week deal. My husband had a cup of clam chowder, the wood grilled assortment, and cheesecake. His fish was mediocre and the clam chowder, while very good, is an inexpensive appetizer. So while we generally find the food here to be fresh and tasty, how much the Restaurant Week menu is worth depends.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMfood amazing, waiter not...Food was fantastic beginning to end. Waiter was the only reason it wasn't five stars. Waiter wasn't informative at all about entrees and seemed confused taking our order even though it was simple and on a prix fixed menu for Restaurant Week.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressed how quickly lunchImpressed how quickly lunch service is -- even with a large-ish group.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will never go wrong here.You will never go wrong here. Any menu item is well prepared and superb. Special requests are always granted such as "may I have a vegetable rather than potato?" Most attentive place I know to food allergies.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, butThe food was delicious, but the the service was not up to our expectations. We were at the restaurant for over a half an hour before our waiter even took our order!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM