Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square
Must tryThe Tuna au Poivre was over cooked. The waitress should have asked how I wanted it prepared. I would have said rare to medium rare. The Sancerre was excellent and reasonably priced. Also, they should have asked if I wanted sunflower seeds on my salad, which was otherwise very good. Sunflower seeds are so '60s.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with my family to celebrateI went with my family to celebrate my MIT Graduation and it was wonderful. The server was really good. My parents don't speak much English and she was very accomodating. The food was hot and good, and had many options for those that do not eat too much.
In general, I loved it.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely dinnerenjoyed a wonderful dining experience. Our server was knowledgeable and guided us through every course. The food tasted as good as it looked and it looked great!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectWe were greeted warmly and welcomed with free bite because we had made a reservation. Dinner was delish. Service was great. Attentive but not intrusive5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Seafood!We got right in with our reservations even though it was an hour wait. All of our dishes were great! The clam chowder was awesome ,the lobster bisque was thin and didn't have much lobster. It is very pricey ,but worth it!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great time at LegalMy wife works around the corner from this Legal location, so we visit it often. This visit was special - her birthday - so we made reservations.
We did tell our waitress about the birthday - and she added a candle to the dessert! It is these little extra touches we have come both to appreciate and enjoy at this restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers' DayWe went here on Mothers' Day because my mother likes it. The food was as good as you'd expect, and the selection of wines and beers is better than it used to be. Possibly because of Mothers' Day, the service was slower than I would have expected from previous visits.
Another issue was that a member of the party who was unfamiliar found the directions for getting there from the website difficult to follow.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy classicThe food was excellent -- a halibut steak special and a chef's choice of mixed grilled fish. The ambiance is pleasing, airy, comfortable, classy. Early on a Saturday (6:30 pm), we had no difficulty hearing each other talk. All staff members were gracious, helpful. It's an expensive meal, but absolutely worth the cost--dependably impeccable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchLegal Seafood in Kendall Square has easy access parking for a business lunch meeting, the food is delious, the wait staff is patient, and everyone will enjoy the expereince.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is predictably good.The food is predictably good. I always head to Legal Seafood when I need a place for a "nice" lunch for the MIT crowd. If I'm in town for pleasure, it's a convenient place to get some lobstah. I actually have had the staff say "Welcome Back". Nice, since I live in Texas and only eat there a couple of times a year.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I were seatedMy wife and I were seated promptly and courteously. The wait staff were friendly and upbeat. The food was very good (we both love sea food). It was a special occasion for us and we were not dissapointed in our choice for a restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but slowOut party of 4 arrived at 12:15 on a Thursday. We were seated quickly (we had a reservation) despite the crowd. The staff were very welcoming. The food was expertly prepared and so yummy (try the tuna burger!). However, there services was very slow. We were seated for at least 10 minutes before the waitstaff took our order for drinks, and by then we knew our meal orders. Another 10 minutes before bread arrived. Then several minutes before the drinks came. Our entrees arrived together (good). The prices and portions are reasonable. Lunch was 90 minutes due to the slow service. I still recommend the place, just avoid the lunch rush, if possible.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was delicious, serverfood was delicious, server was excellent and accommodating.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a business meeting hereI had a business meeting here and it was the perfect place. It was private enough to discuss personal information, the food was delicious and the service was excellent.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen coming here for 40 yearsBeen coming here for 40 years (cackle cackle)"
Necer had anything less than a perfect meal.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMKendal Square GemI had family coming in late from Ohio and we had to modify our reservation within a short time of arriving. The staff was very accommodating and when we arrived at the restaurant they were exceptional. We were greeted warmly at the door and were seated at a large and comfortable table. They knew that some of us had been on the road for awhile and promptly brought us our drinks as well as a complimentary amuse-bouche which was lovely! Although the restaurant was quite busy all the staff were attentive and courteous to our needs. Our orders were taken in a timely fashion but not so that we felt rushed. When the food arrived it was delicious!! Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff here were very professionalStaff here were very professional and friendly, and I really like the relaxed atmosphere. The clam chowder is great. More generally, the food is quite good, though I think is slightly more expensive than the quality would warrant.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious fromThe food was delicious from chowdah to dessert, though the plating on the entrees could be stepped up a bit.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated promptly, service wasSeated promptly, service was very good and fast. Food arrived at good pace and was excellent.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experience.Always a good experience. A solid place that never lets me down.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLook, this is about the bestLook, this is about the best place for business networking that's close to MIT and a number of companies huddled around Kendall Square. I wouldn't trade it for any other spot. I have literally used it at least 50 times over ten years.
The menu is good (if pricey). The service is prompt.
The ambiance is...entrepeneurial.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation but wereWe had a reservation but were seated 30 minutes after the reservation. The manager/host was apologetic even though we had not complained and bought us appetizers. Other than this glitch, it was a very enjoyable with good food and good services. We will be back.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSashimi tuna excellent, loveSashimi tuna excellent, love the seaweed side salad3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMService was very friendlyService was very friendly and helpful. The fish was really tasty and fresh. The atmosphere was very stylish and upscale, but the layout and carpeting left enough quietness to an otherwise busy restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNo surpises here. Always consistentNo surpises here. Always consistently good and that's a good thing.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM