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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place
Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Copley-Place
  • Phone: (617) 266-7775
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm

    Sunday: 12n - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Legal at Copley Place features multiple spaces that can accommodate guests lists from 20 to more than 50. Whether you choose seated meals or stand-up cocktail stations, our Events staff can fulfill your needs.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Copley Place, our three private dining rooms can accommodate from 20 to 75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dartmouth Street
  • Public Transit: Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our validation will net you savings. Park for $9 for up to 5 hours in the Copley Place Garage.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
We know shopping induces hunger. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great, especially the grilled fish. Our waiter was attentive but not hovering. Everyone is our group enjoyed it. We'll be back. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My family was in Boston for the weekend and since I am a lover of seafood, we decided to check out Legal Seafood. Needless to say, we were all thrilled with our experience there. My husband, who normally does NOT like seafood, was forced to change his opinion of fish after eating the sampler of tuna, salmon, and swordfish. We had our one year son with us and our waitress made sure to pay him extra attention and keep him happy. This, in turn, made us very happy. Loved the food, the staff, and the ambience. I would definitely recommend it to other."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Legals always has fresh dependable seafood. We love that they offer lobster on the kids menu. Our 7 year old loves lobster and it's nice to have it available as a kids portion. Raw bar is fantastic. A Boston institution."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I am never a fan of restaurants in malls, but a friend chose the location. Being in a mall also means that the ambience is negatively affected. However, when it comes to the good, I have no complaints. The salmon was absolutely delicious, and cooked to perfection. The claim chowder never disappoints, and Legal sea Food still has some of the best bread rolls in town."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Friday evening at 6:15pm with 15 people. The staff were prepared for our arrival and the service was fabulous. I am so happy we decided to come here for our dinner with the large group."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Legal is a good place to go. It is not as special as it used to be but that may be because it is around so much."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal and evening. Legal Sea Food is always is a good bet, however it is a little pricey for that meal/environment. This is the second time I have been to this restaurant, so it must be good to me. Just wish the prices were a little lower."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Reserved a 6pm dinner with a couple of friends! Everything was excellent. The food, and especially service. The manager Doug, came over to our table a couple of times to check how we were and made sure everything was ok. Definitely made the dining experience even better. Definitely going to make a trip back here!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Brought a friend from Kansas City to Legal Sea Foods at Copley for some oysters and chowder. He loved it! The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, the view was beautiful, and the food was perfect. The sesame tuna special was amazing, I hope they can make it again when he comes back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Always a great time at legals! Food, service, and ambiance are all top notch!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The atmosphere is quiet and subtle, our waitress was kind and helpful and the food was delicious, ive been here numerous times and plan to return next year as well. 5/5 cant say enough good things about this eating establishment."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It would be nice if they filled the cocktail glasses. Full price but half gin is not so good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was Excellent! and Food was great! We hosted our team of doctors who love a great meal in a wonderful environment. Can't wait to return, thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I had a chance to try this Legal Sea Food location for the first time joined by my girlfriend, and could not have had a more wonderful time. We were seated immediately, had a wonderful server who was professional and warm, was around whenever we needed anything and did not stifle us with check ups, got our drinks, appetizers, and food promptly and it was all delicious. We even had a chance to meet the eagle eyed manager, Douglas, who took the time to shake hands and meet us, make sure that everything was great but also cleaned our table of a few things as he was stopping by (beat the waitress to it by a few moments), and I could not have been more impressed by how tight of a ship he was running with a beaming smile on his face."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience with from the hostess that called to confirm my reservations to the very sweet server. Dinner was great, the manager checked on us a few times. Great restaurant, great location! Will be back! Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Got confused about location and had reservation at another legal, walked in, they realized my mistake, and decided to take us in anyways, within a minute or so we were seated. Great service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been going to Legal since it opened in Kendall Square. Now we are in western Ma. We thought this would be a great choice for visiting family since we knew the food & service. The Copley branch was close to the hotel so we went there. The service was poor, the food mediocre. The almond crusted salmon was bland and dried out. The mushroom ravioli with it were flavorless. My nephew got a steak cooked medium, so rare it was rubbery & not hot thru. Of 3 appetizers, one was missing, one doubled. The service? The waiter put the near plates down then reached over to serve the far diners. He speared the steak off my nephew's plate, put it on a used bread plate to take to the kitchen. Dinner was over $200 for 4 people. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Legal Seafoods is the place to go if you love fish and plenty of it. Portions are gargantuan (share an entree); scallops are cooked perfectly and the Arctic char, served on a butternut squash puree, was fabulous. The atmosphere is more "family" than intimate, which is too bad, because the prices reflect what one would pay for a special night out. You won't get romantic here, with children everywhere and a noise level to match, but you will get wonderful, friendly service with accommodating wait staff, and delicious food beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This Legal is one of my favorites. Their service is always great. Well trained and friendly servers. The Manager visits each table to ask how your expeience was, which I thought was a nice touch. I have visited this Legal many times and plan to continue to patronize thisestablishment. The Manager shows that he really cares about your dining experience and will not settle for anything less than excellence! Thank you Legal Prudential.........."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "One not so great experience out of literally hundreds. The lobster was just too hard to get to. Very very hard shelled."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Exzellent food at reasonable pricing. Dedicated Staff wir Deep Knowledge about Food an wines."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My wife and I go to this Legal Sea Foods all the time, and always enjoy prompt and efficient service at a great pace, and wonderful food. On this Tuesday night, something must have happened, and we waited 45 minutes for our appetizers, and another 45 minutes for our entrees. Chalk it up to an off night -- we will be back"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Good, reliable seaood (as is the case for most of their restaurants). Actual seafood entre could have been a little larger (sides were fine). Less crowded than the one closer to the Hynes Convention Center."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Restaurant is nicely located inside the mall. Staff were welcoming and very accommodating. Good food and friendly service. And it was fresh."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was OK. Calamari appetizer was just a little overcooked, Swordfish was just a little dry. The sides were quite good but nothing spectacular. In general I would not recommend this place the food is just not good enough to justify the price."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was great as always, our server Lucas took the time to make suggestions and help us decide on our meal. The atmosphere is relaxing and you never feel rushed to finish your meal and get out. Courtney was very kind and it was nice that she kept coming to check on us. Never a complaint when eating at Legal Sea Food."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "First time in Boston with the family, and had a wonderful meal here for my Mum's birthday. I particularly enjoyed the wine flight which I had with my meal."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "The service was a bit slow but the food tasted good. We ordered bowls of clam chowder, Caesar salads, and the artichoke dip appetizer. She brought us our bowls of soup first (and it was the main course). Then she brought the appetizer and about 15 minutes later she brought the salad. I thought the order in which the food came out was odd. I would have preferred the appetizer first but it didn't ruin our dinner. It was a 2-hour dinner which was fine because we weren't in a hurry but based on what we ordered it should have been pretty quick."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "ihave visited Legal many times and and always impressed at how they go out of their way to satisfy their diners! For the first time ever, I had the grilled seafood sampler which had three fish, chefs choice, shrimp and scallops! It was fabulous. To make things even better, our server was outstanding! Thank you Legal.....awesome!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "As they are well know for their seafood, it should come as no surprise that Legal had some of the freshest and most delicious seafood I have had in quite some time. Great for a night out or a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was expensive. And very disappointing. It may be fresh but it wasn't interesting. Maybe the chefs need some leeway to be creative."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My husband and I came to Boston for a weekend getaway. We had dinner in Valentine's Day and everything was as it should have been: seated immediately, great food, courteous service. We would definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was Valentine's Day and our wedding anniversary dinner. Our wait staff was fantastic, great recommendations on drinks and dinner. Wonderful service and we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fish and chips were a bit salty. Grilled Salmon was good, but potatoes were from a box."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This location has a nice view of the South End and the bay windows are great but the furniture and decor are very dated and would worth an update . This could be a very fancy location with a more modern setting ……needs work on the decor. The food is always very good . I always go for simple wood grilled fish and I am always very happy with the result . The food is simple and very good"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love this Legal's Seafood location. The location is quiet not too noisy as the Prudential location. I love the location it's convenient for my family and myself. The appearance is nice and cozy. They have a very nice view of the city. The staff was pleasant as well. Would highly recommend the location and the food/drinks were awesome very tasty!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Poor service, got left over pieces of fish, part of it inedible, poor quality, under cooked, do not recommend."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "we always have a good meal here, almost without exception over the years at Copley. The service is efficient, and only once, sitting at the bar on my own, was I really ignored. Oysters always fresh, crab cake one of the best around, basic grilled fish always great, and a nice wine list. One of the reliables we always fall back on for a good meal, efficiently served."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Because of extremely bad icing on the roads in central Maine, we were a couple hours late in arriving in Boston; and therefore we had to change our reservation time on two occasions. In each case, the Restaurant employees were very pleasant, understanding, and accommodating. Then when we finally did arrive, we were seated immediately and served delicious dinners that all five of us especially enjoyed."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The service felt a little rushed, especially since it wasn't so rushed"
    Dined on 1/10/2014