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Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf
Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Long-Wharf
  • Phone: (617) 742-5300
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
  • 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: What a way to say “Welcome!” An invitation to Legal Sea Foods at Long Wharf is an invitation to be impressed. Guests will eagerly anticipate the thrill of waterfront dining in the heart of Boston’s Faneuil Hall and Quincy Marketplace area.



    But tucked inside the busy Long Wharf location is an oasis of calm. This private dining space can accommodate more than 50 and is perfect for entertaining your business or social guests. The carpeted room features glass walls, warm wood trim, and sophisticated décor with flexible seating arrangements to suit any occasion. The staff can coordinate table linens, audiovisual support, flowers and other party details to make your special event shine. And our culinary crew will be pleased to custom-design menus to suit your budget and creative style.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Long Wharf, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Ave.
  • Public Transit: Aquarium Station (Blueline)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our validation will net you savings, daily after 4:30pm. Park at discounted rates for up to 4 hours in the Boston Harbor Garage, located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn’t be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods.

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Even though we live in Texas, my birthday wish was to go to Boston and eat Lobster. My son came through beautifully! We flew in, checked into our hotel, went to eat Lobster at Legal Sea Foods, went back to the hotel, got up early the next morning, and flew back to Houston. The food was wonderful, and my son is a GEM! And they didn't come around and show us how bad their signing was or make me climb on the table or anything; they just put a nice little candle on my dessert. Very nice."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Okay, these were absolutely the best crab cakes I have had in my entire life. Wow. I realized later you could get them as your main. Next time. Nice job my friends - Rob"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was delicious. It is a fun place to eat. Be sure to get reservations on the weekend."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "He had a wonderful meal and a really fun waiter, who totally made our night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Every time I'm in Boston I come here for the lobster, it is great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The seafood was very good. My wife loves Legal Sea Foods for the gluten free options. Legal Sea Foods served gluten free bread, and replaced wheat items with gluten free items such as croutons in the salad. Theses are items she usually has to forgo at typical restaurants. They were very attentive about her allergy and showed more care than most in accommodating her needs. The restaurant was crowded and on the loud side for casual conversation, but not unexpected for a Friday night."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was the usual good Legal food and pleasant server, but way, way too noisy! It was just too much din for conversation so I would avoid this location in the future."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a great casual business meeting as well as a great dinner. We have went to Legal at Harborside in the past and it was way to loud to even talk. Long Wharf was perfect. Thank you Legal"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Scallops were very small and the jasmine rice was overlooked and dry like it was under heat lamps Waitress was great"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We finished off a great trip to Boston at Legal Sea Foods with a nice lobster, wine and a Boston cream pie and a truly terrific wait staff - a very fun time."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent food, server was really fun! We'll come here again next time we come to Boston."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Legal Seafood, ,we ordered several appetizers to try a variety of different dishes, Totally pleased with each selection. All the seafood and salads were the freshest, very pleasing to the palate. This visit exceeded all our expectations."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great server at Legal Sea Foods who made our night."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This restaurant simply is the finest seafood establishment I have had the opportunity to eat at. Coming from a person who has visited over two dozen countries, trust me, this is my most stellar compliment. Keep doing what you are doing because you have the perfect blend of great food, ambiance, wine, staff, and price. Legal Seafood will be a regular stop when I travel through Boston from now on. Kudos!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I had never been to a Legal Seafoods until this past weekend. My husband and I brought my mom who was in town for the weekend. She wanted some seafood, and we'd been talking about trying Legal Seafoods for quite a while. We were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation, which was fine with us - it was quite a busy night. The manager offered us 3 comp'd desserts as an apology for us having to wait. We gladly accepted, and found it was a very nice and completely unexpected gesture. Our waiter recommended some great dishes, and was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family, and of course will be returning myself."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I came here for our 2 year anniversary and it was a delightful experience! We showed up a little early before our reservation and they still seated us. I requested champagne for the meal and they had a wonderful selection. The food was fresh, perfectly cooked and full of flavor - slightly over priced but worth it. The waitstaff was fun, talkative and knowledgable. I will definitely be returning again the future!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I have to eat at Legal everytime I come to Boston - often times more than once when I am in town (twice this trip!). My Boston favorite for Seafood!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was great. The being said, unfortunately the main course came out just minutes after we got out appetizer so there was limited time to enjoy our chowder and dinner while it was hot. Also, they say they give you validated parking at a garage, don't be fooled by the ONE DOLLAR discount off $36 parking!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Nice place. Lobby is really too crowded and awkward at busy times. Wait staff was great after we got checked in. Not sure why you have to check in with one person and then repeat everything to the other person at the stand. I kind of felt like I was talking to Sigourney Weaver in Galaxy Quest when everything I said was repeated to a second person that could hear me just as well as the first."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great seafood, fresh, knowledgable server, well managed busy scene. Wonderful dinner in a fantastic setting."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at our favorite seafood restaurant, Legal Seafood. We were at the Long Wharf restaurant. Still a bit chilly to eat outside, we enjoyed a booth inside. Our servers were excellent, attentive and knowledgable from wine choices, entrees to desserts (complimentary for our celebration.) Dietary swaps were no problem. One special for the eve was Lobster Bake with lots of food on the huge plate. Cup of chowder first, then steamers, mussels, corn, sausage and huge steamed lobster. My husband had a haddock dish, prepared to perfection. Fudgey chocolate layer cake was over-the-top delicious. Our wine choice complimented our meal and came in a half bottle. Friday eve busy, great service."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The staff at this location wonderful. Always courteous & attentive. Willing to please & want to make the dining experience enjoyable. Living in the neighborhood this location never disappoints. Always enjoy it off season before the hoards of Tourists. Food always consistently good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I really appreciate having a wide variety of meal options at a restaurant, and Legal Seafood is definitely one of the best in this regard. And, it's not just gluten free, it's gluten free and good. Service can be a little slow sometimes, and it gets pretty crowded and loud, but the food is totally worth it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This Legal Sea Food is located in a great spot, near the bay and close to Quincy Market and many other Boston gems. The staff is very helpful in explaining everything from company history to wine and food recommendations. Legal has a reputation that preceeds them and they meet expectations. Make this a must visit when in Boston."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Every year our team exhibits at the Boston Seafood Show and we look forward to a team dinner at Legal Seafoods, Long Wharf. This year we had 8 for the dinner including representatives from our Canadian division, the NE Sales Region and Technical Specialists from Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania and only 3 had dined at Legal Seafoods previously. The food was supurb, the service attentive but unobtrusive and everyone raved. It was, in fact, so good that 3 of our 8 went back the next night. The Char made quite a hit and was perfectly done. The crab cakes also earned repeat business and the lobster bisque is some of the best you can find."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Assisting the Boston Sea Food Show, we do know something about seafood... Legal vas very convincing. Very good and constant quality food with friendly and efficient servers three days in a row. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Legal Long Wharf is my go-to restaurant when looking to have a nice meal with friends in the city. The location is convenient, and the ambiance is energetic. The service is warm and friendly, and the food--and in particular the specials--are always consistently delicious (any trip to Legal is incomplete without a cup of lobster bisque)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Made our way through the crowded lobby to front desk and was disappointed at the level of service from both hostesses. I understand it was extremely busy but being ignored while standing right in front of them and having them continue to take phone calls was a bit off putting to say the least. Nonetheless, we were seated promptly thanks to our reservations. Another great dining experience as our server was great. Oysters, Baked stuffed lobster, wine and desserts all made their way to our table promptly and with a smile."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Legal is well known for their excellent quality and tasting seafood meals. They go the extra mile to keep it all that way."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was my first visit to a Legal Seafood restaurant after seeing it featured on Nerve Centre. My experience was just as I imagined it it: Quality staff and quality food. A great experience, worth repeating"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Legal is consistently good tasting. Not inexpensive, but the impression is that they are interested in providing a quality meal. The waiter was excellent, and provided all the information we needed. He was not overly intrusive, and definitely added to the experience. We were not rushed. I would be interested in more on tap beer selections, and would have especially enjoyed a CBC IPA, though Harpoon is a reasonable alternative. I'm also interested in supporting sustainable foods, and eating in a healthy way, so efforts in those regards are always appreciated. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday with our 2 small kids and everything was story-book perfect. (I feel like that never happens to us!) The waitress was energetic, loved our kids, and even brought a live lobster for them to look at. She suggested we put in the kid's food first before I even asked. The food was exceptional, very fresh seafood at affordable prices. We also had the pleasure of sitting behind the fish aquarium which made for an even more fun and romantic night. We were entertained by talking and looking at the fish. My husband also has food restrictions and I had written a note to the restaurant on open table about this and they took care of everything without me having to mention it again. That was a dinner to remember!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Request a table by the window - our request was honored and it made a huge difference. Great natural light from the big windows and view of the water/boats."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Legal Sea foods' reputation for fine seafood is well-deserved. We had excellent lunches there twice in the past week. We had made reservations with special requests and the staff made sure the service met our needs. The food was excellent. No one I know serves a better clam chowder than Legal. Their sea scallops were delectable, lobster roll filled with plump pieces of lobster, salmon cooked just right, and the lump crab cake was flavorful. Salads were good, with nice mix of greens; the seaweed salad was an interesting change of pace - slight crunch and chewiness with nice flavor imparted from the sesame dressing. On one visit we splurged on a dessert - maple bread pudding; it was rich and delicious, and large enough for two to share."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "All their dinners are delicious, but I keep going back for the crab cakes .. delicious!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have allergies to some seafood, but not all. Thus, my apprehension when making a reservation for Legal Seafood. Our server was gracious and patient as each choice I made had to be checked with the kitchen. My choices were brought to the table specially delivered by the manager. The extra care and concern for my safety made the overall experience a great one. I will definitely recommend Legal Seafood to my friends and family."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Legal Sea Foods has always been our "go to" place for lunch with the office girls. The service is prompt and friendly and the food is always good. However, this last time, we were all disappointed that the menu had changed somewhat ... Our all-time favorite "Jasmine Special" no longer comes in the luncheon version. 5 out of 7 of us would order that, and the lunch size was always perfect. Now, if we want the Jasmine, we have to order the larger (and much more expensive size). Legal Sea Foods might not be our "go to" place so much anymore. :("
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We went on a very busy Saturday night but made reservations for 2 and were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The doorway was very hectic but once in it was nice as we had a booth and could watch all the action on the floor. The waitress was fabulous. She allowed us to settle in, look at the menu while we waited for our drinks, answered questions and gave us more time to chose, and once we did, left us alone to enjoy our meal. I do not like being pestered by wait staff and she was perfect. My wife order a seafood stew (cioppino) which was incredible and large, and I had a seafood casserole with a brandy garlic sauce. We shared a great apple/goat cheese salad, more than ample. We did not have room for desert."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "From the big bright aquarium at the front desk to the fun chef/handler showing off the live lobsters in the tank to the not boring nor basic kids menu this place is fit for families looking for a night out on the Boston waterfront with full, satisfied bellies. The service was quick, knowledgable not to mention patient and kind to our two little ones. Coloring sheet, crayons, take home plastic sippy cups and extra warm rolls and warm hand towels and lemon with a wink and a smile made the experience nicer for all."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Jesse, our server, was wonderful. He took good care of us."
    Dined on 2/17/2014