Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square
Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square

Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Cambridge-Kendall-Square
  • Phone: 6178643400x
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The sunny private dining room at Legal Sea Foods in Kendall Square graciously welcomes guests for a variety of special events. The long wall of large windows offers an ever-changing vista of the lively streetscape. But inside, all attention is focused on Legal's signature hospitality. The private room accommodates 55. But by incorporating some of the general restaurant space as well, we can host larger functions, welcoming up to 120 people.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Kendall Square, our sunny private dining room can accommodate 50 people for a sit down dinner or up to 60 guests for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ames Street
  • Public Transit: Kendall/MIT (Red Line) “T” stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Our validation will net you savings, after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. Park for discounted rates at the Parking Garage at 4 Cambridge Center, with entrances on Ames Street and Broadway.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
It’s a scientific fact that seafood is the healthiest protein, so it’s no wonder that Legal Sea Foods located nearby MIT and a whole catch of biotech office buildings in Kendall Square would be such a popular lure. Our restaurant, steps from the Marriott Hotel and convenient to Cambridgeside Galleria shopping and the Museum of Science, reels in residents and tourists alike.

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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Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (55)great for lunch (51)special occasion (48)fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (37)kid-friendly (30)great for outdoor dining (14)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (11)hot spot (9)romantic (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Poor attention to service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Poor attention to service detail. Drinks order not taken till after food ordered. Offered mashed sweet potato as second side w/entree, no mention of extra cost, then was charged extra on bill later. Promise of water refills, but refills were slow to be delivered. Coffee delivered cold/warm after food. Waited too long for bill. Level of care and service not in keeping w/the quality of food or reputation this restaurant is built on.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone from the bartender,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Everyone from the bartender, to the host, to the waiter were very friendly. My boyfriend took me there for my birthday and the staff help to make it a great night. P.S. If you just want to go for a drink and appetizer, the P.E.I. Oysters and Apple Martini (Pierre made the best Apple-tini I've ever had) are well worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The waiter was absolutely awful. The food was decent, but not worth the painful service experience. We had a party of 6 so the gratuity was included which is unfortunate because it simply gave the wait staff an excuse to ignore our simple requests. We had to ask at least 4 times for every request, he had no idea how to take orders or serve food, and when asked for the check took at least 20 minutes to bring it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legal Seafood is dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Legal Seafood is dependable if not spectacular and one is rarely disappointed. This is not the place to go for innovative cuisine but for well prepared moderately priced and always fresh seafood it is hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a group of 10. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We had a group of 10. Service was excellent -- our waiter knew his wines and was responsive. Food in the Kendall location I think is the best in all of the Legal Seafood boston area restaurants. All in all, I looked very good in front of my business clients for taking them to this Legal Seafoods restaruant. I will certainly use this restaurant again for my next business entertainment needs.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thought reservations would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Thought reservations would help minimize wait time but did not. Could have walked on from the street;-(
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate