Legal Sea Foods - Park Square
Legal Sea Foods - Park Square

Legal Sea Foods - Park Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Park-Square
  • Phone: 6174264444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 11pm

    Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 12am

    Sunday 12n - 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 Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Park Square, our four private dining rooms can accommodate from 10 to 58 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 150 guests for a cocktail reception.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Park Square, our four private dining rooms can accommodate from 10 to 58 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 150 guests for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stuart Street
  • Public Transit: Arlington Street (Green Line), Boylston Street (Green Line) or New England Medical Center (Orange Line) “T” stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our validation will net you savings Monday – Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Park for $10 for up to 3 hours in the Motor Mart Garage, right above us.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Park Square
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

Legal Sea Foods’ flagship location in Boston’s Theater District is surrounded by hotels and nearby Newbury Street, Copley Square and Boston Common. Just inside you’ll see a two-story cascading fountain, the center-piece of the restaurant.

With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.

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
Legal Sea Foods - Park Square reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (81)special occasion (79)fit for foodies (61)notable wine list (58)great for lunch (56)neighborhood gem (42)kid-friendly (34)romantic (26)great for brunch (15)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Could be better
    aquatarkus
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was excellent as usual, but service not as good as usual. Our server was slow and had to be reminded a few times to bring the necessary accompaniments for my guest's cioppino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    By far the best food and service we had during our four days in Boston. Best wine selection by far at very reasonable prices. Very pleased with the service especially the complimentary bruschetta that the manager brought to the table when he thanked us for booking on open table. Felt like a true VIP.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service outstanding, food excellent
    Pelican
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Coincidentally, it was Restaurant Week and the selections and pricing made for a perfect business meeting lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little below the expectations
    Ororoina
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I heard about Legal Sea Food and perhaps I was expecting for a better food experience. Above all, food was good but not extraordinary. The service was attentive and lovely.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre, service was good
    BeanLady
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was mediocre, at best, for some items. My fish was overcooked, the side of kale was flavorless and the pieces were too long, my husband's dish lacked flavor also. Our server was very attentive and accommodating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Legal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We frequent several different Legal Seafoods. This one is above average in both food and service. Their wine list is better than most as well. I find it is a little louder than some as dinner hour picks up and it seems to get busy earlier (probably because people go there prior to going to many of the nearby theaters). We were very happy. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lower than usual high standards.
    rse57
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    i sent my dinner back 3 times and it was still awful. Not close to their usual high standards. After over 100 dinners at many different Legal's throughout the country since 1980.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was good but expensive. Forget having a nice quiet dinner. Atmosphere is noisy and busy. Service was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Zuzzy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Myself and my family made an open table reservation at 8:00, when we arrived we were seated immediately. The server Amelia was friendly and knowledgeable, we ordered drinks and appetizers(both which Amelia made great recommendations for). The appetizers came out quickly, and our dinner were terrific. I had steak and lobster and my son had cioppino, they were both wonderful. We are looking forward to going back very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    JBug
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    They accommodated our group of seven and the food was delicious. The service was timely and efficient and seemed eager to please. Our server provided me great recommendations when asked and everything tasted delicious. The entire group wanted to go back for another meal. I would recommend this spot to anyone who asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong with Legal's
    fudista
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great standby seafood restaurant. I have been to this location once before. Both times, The music was turned down as soon as I made the request.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit loud
    TCDT
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was great, service was good but there was a couple of loud groups near by that caused us to have to talk loudly to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Two couples enjoyed our meal. Outstanding wine list. Very good prices. Fish dishes and crab cakes were enjoyed. The lobster was not up to expectation. Clams and tuna appetizers were excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE
    officialchandelier
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It is an amazing restaurant for late nights, special occasions or just to get some drinks in the bar which is stunning. The tables are comfortable and the music goes with the place, very quiet and smooth. The food is good and they have enough choices. My experience was overall good but my serve was not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening in Boston
    Joanne
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I usually take visitors from out of town to the Harbor Legal Seafood but could not get a table. Whilst not as wow a location it is really central and more than made up for it in indoor decor: we ate our meal downstairs, sat in a really fun setting, with a cool vibe surrounded by the wine cellar. Kudos to the interior designer - a really good touch. Food was classic Boston: New England seafood, you can't go wrong a variety of options from an extensive food and drinks menu. The oysters were fresh and delicious and waiter shared lots of info about them. I would go again and definitely take guests from out of town to show case a local Boston tradition with a modern twist.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a luncheon meeting.
    FourFourTime
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I asked two colleagues to join me at Legal Sea foods at Park Square for a working lunch. The seating was excellent, the service was attentive and unobtrusive, and the room half-full but quiet. We got a lot done, greeted other business friends at a nearby table, and enjoyed the lunch. It was a very successful meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky to have Jeff as our waiter!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner once seated in an area that we could actually hear one another, thank you Jeff for making that happen without us having to ask! Artic char & swordfish were delicious, sides on daily special were more interesting & chef substituted for menu sides which was much appreciated! Boston creme pie was the best, don't miss that.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group of 15
    Pllm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There are not many restaurants in Boston that can fit such a large group without setting up a private room, Legal Seafood in Park Square fit us all comfortably. Food was good. Drinks were good. Everyone had fun! Thanks for a great night, Legals!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Legal seafood always served with a great staff and the food is consistently delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as usual....
    Hugefoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Meeting an old friend I haven't seen in years, Legals at Park Square was the perfect spot! The food was exceptional as usual, good size portions and just dimply delicious. Our server Charina was magnificent. Smiling, friendly and gave us great suggestions. She even made sure to handle a food allergy at the table, and had the manager stop by to check on us. The BEST thing about Charina's service was that she knew exactly when to leave us alone (we had a lot of catching up to do) and when to be there to meet our needs. Charina you are truly professional. Thanks to the entire staff from host, service and management, for making our experience fantastic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great time at dinner. We were in from out of town and Susanhana made us feel comfortable and guided us through the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fishtastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    First visit. Exceptional service. Amazing food. My wife and I split Anne's baked fish and a banana carmel dessert and were commended by the server on our choices and supported on the decision to split the entree(not our experience in some other restaurants). Both of us left very full and extremely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • soup
    paf1060
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    try clam chowder soup and lobster bisque. they are fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boston lobster
    Borneo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great Service, Great location and Great food! Lobster was excellent and so was the beer selection. The seaweed salad was excellent and so was the spicy calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood done right
    Iate2much
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Best crab cakes ever. Clam chowder lives up to the MA/Cape Cod reputation. You can choose complex flavors in some dishes or very clean dishes like the wood fired assortment with 5 types of seafood....all done to perfection. Great service, nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Fresh and Delicious
    Jacbost
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dinner was delicious. The Park Square location gets sort of overlooked in the sea (no pun intended) of Legal's across the city. But I find the food here consistently very good, it is big enough that you're not on top of your neighbors and can have a private conversation, and service is friendly. I have also found the food and service to be much better than my last two visits to Legal at the Prudential Center. I had raw oysters to start and thought the offer to mix an assortment for me was a nice surprise. The crab cakes were good size and loaded with crab, not filler. As a long time Boston resident, Legal continues to be a favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food25
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I brought a out of town guest and they really enjoyed the food. I ordered the trout and as always, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lm2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service was excellent. Manager came over and spent quite a bit of time with us, truly wanting our opinions on food and service. After dinner dessert and coffee was comped....a pleasant surprise. This was our best visit to this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    phantomfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nicole Iodice was my server when I went in for dinner with my sister before a theatre show. She was very friendly, very knowledgeable. The other staff was helpful with removing old plates like Arnolina had done. I was approached by a lot of the staff just to say hi and how everything was and Orlando, Paul, Imran, Michelle, Bryn, Mandy and even the food runners. The Host stand was also very friendly as well, Wendy, Terrell and Aaliyah were all very welcoming and had smiles on their face. I would recommend this restaurant on a night out before a show!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unacceptably noisy
    luv2dineandconverse
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    First visit to this legal seafood location and we brought some mid-westerners to enjoy some good seafood and conversation. Our party of 6 was seated in the back of the restaurant next to some other large tables. Once the tables were occupied, the noise level was truly unacceptable. Although we were seated at a small round table, honestly none of us could hear any of the conversation amongst our party throughout the entire evening! The food was ok but unfortunately the unbearable noise ruined the evening for all of us and we left with a massive headache. They would be wise to invest in some sound proofing material. As we exited the front of the restaurant, where the parties of 2 and 4 were seated, it was more quiet than the rear.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mistake was not fixed appropriately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My in-laws and my family went out for dinner. My father in law ordered atlantic char, but he was given the wrong meal. He immediately informed the server who said to start eating the meal and the kitchen would make his char. The char did not arrive until everyone, including small children, were finished. The char, which he really wanted, was small, overcooked, and dry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner 2 couples
    PEGolfer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Over experience was ok. service was marked by waitress who was short in responding to our questions and not very friendly and not very knowledgeable of menu items , food was good, other staff members seemed to be friendly. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • legally awesome
    BernieB
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A must do on pleasure trips to Boston. Excellent seafood and service, a local staple to be tasted and enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Legals
    tld69
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I got the spicey fish and chips and it was luke warm when it arrived to the table. Our server was young and didn't ask if everything was good until we were half way done with our meal. I would of told her then but I was almost done. However we were greeted and treated great by the hostess. He brought us a brushetta sample from the kitchen. I feel that the server let the food stay under the warmer too long and that is why it wasnt hot. I was surprised that they don't have runners if the wait staff gets busy. Overall for this visit I can only rate it 3 starts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston Staple
    JustB
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Out of all the Legals, this is the only place I've had a bad experience in where I came in without a reservation and waited nearly 2 hours before I finally left. However, my most recent visit made up for what happened in the past. Made reservations (as I always do now whenever dining at a Legals). The Maitre'D came by and gave us complimentary bruschetta and thanked us for making reservations through Open Table (didn't realize there were perks like this). We didn't order much as we just had cravings for clams and chowder; however, the server never rushed us and gave us great attention. I did tip her extra given we came during dinner and took up one of her tables. Overall, I'm very satisfied and forgive for the past transgression.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great oysters!
    Resf1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is one of my all time favorites for seafood in the city! They give OpenTable clients suberb service, as they came over with an appetizer for using this service! We enjoy the service, and enjoy the city views so we can people watch while we eat. it's a bit pricey, but the food is worth it. I couldnt say the same about the Legal Seafood in Framingham, but this location is awesome! Our table was a bit wobbly, but I am sure if we asked, we could have been moved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The restaurant could not have been better in making sure our evening went well . Attentive waiters ANC great food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobijVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I eat here all the time. The food is always very good and consistent. On this occasion though its like the whole operation fell apart. Our waiter was new, there 3 weeks, so that may explain the breakdown. Wrong food, no water, no attention to the table, and he complained the whole time how busy it was for him. He never apologized for his poor service and the management never came to check things out. When you bring out the wrong food, usually this warrants a visit to the table by the manager. I will go back though, because I love Legal Seafood food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    amazing service our waitress was so nice and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Food was absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience a downer
    Christie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Used to love Legal at Park Plaza at former location. This place felt like a hotel lobby restaurant. Boring. Food was just okay. I ordered surf and turf and steak was not tender. I sent it back. Just not the way it used to be, so likely won't return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate