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: (617) 426-4444
  • 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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Legal Sea Foods - Park Square reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (77)fit for foodies (67)notable wine list (58)special occasion (57)great for lunch (39)neighborhood gem (39)kid-friendly (34)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (11)great for brunch (10)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food for our party of six was delicious. The service was exceptional. The atmosphere in the wine cellar private room was perfect. My birthday dessert sampler was excellent. We were treated like VIPs by the entire staff, and I can honestly say that it was the best birthday dinner celebration that I have ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Host greeted us with a smile, the Manager on at the time Thomas was pleasant, knowledgeable, made us feel like we were at a 5 star restaurant! It is often said it is not what they did that you remember , but rather how they made you feel. Thomas made us feel like 5 star customers, thank you for that we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was delicious, service was top notched! We had the scallops special and they were wonderful, dreaming of them now! Nice glass of wine, that was recommended by the very help server, capped off with yummy pumpkin cheesecake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of kids
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was lucky to get in just before the theatres let out. Although the food was only ok, the waiter was very quick and the kitchen accommodated my substitution request. Not bad for a chain.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    jditslear
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food was fantastic! Service was great! The waitress was training another server, she was sensitive to my food allergy and gave great suggestions and things I hadn't thought of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy place
    silverfox
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    very busy restaurant with a pretty high ambient noise level. that being said, the service was impeccable and the food way above average..would certainly go to again but not real a first date kind of place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be better
    BooBoo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    - Our waitress seems new to the restaurant. She took the wrong order and we ended up paying more because of the wrong order. - Fire alarm went off middle of the meal; everyone were told to leave the restaurant standing in the cold outside. - Seafood is fresh
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The service was good, I was on time & my friends were late. The server was attentive to make sure I am comfortable since I was by myself. The manager offered me a complimentary appetizer from the chef. I was pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Wonderful2
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This restaurant was excellent and conveniently located across the street from my hotel
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but place is alright
    JPChadid
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was very good. But the restaurant in not that nice. I will recommend it only due to food and service
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner
    cactus5
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Deserves its outstanding reputation Every detail is well set, a lot of room, Nice ans discret music background' , warm and helpful staff, delicious wine and first class sea food very dell cooked
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-free paradise!
    Vivianne
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Their gluten-free options are wonderful! Very much enjoyed their new menu. They were able to accomodate my request and made me the spicy fish and chips, even though it wasn't on tht GF menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnB
    JBChicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great service from our waiter, Chi - a special thank you for the attentive and welcoming service. We'd certainly eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Boston Favorite
    HungryInBoston
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had a friend visiting from out of town and wanted to take them to a seafood restaurant synonymous with Boston. From the moment we walked in the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and we had a great time. Also, the Park Square location allowed us to walk and see the sites. A perfect night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKK2
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always great...fresh seafood...the best....double martini is the standard and most welcome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    DogearVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic seafood great service! I would make this restaurant a Boston food destination.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic sea food.
    FatPerson
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a great time at dinner. The food was fantastic, as advertised. The ambiance was pleasant and it was a great place for a celebratory dinner for the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    All six of us thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. Food was great, service was good and location was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We chose this restaurant for a family lunch together, due to a recommendation from frequent Boston visitors who happen to come from Memphis, TN! It was a great choice and to top it off, the service was terrific! Also, the food (we all had seafood, of course!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for entertaining best client.
    Steaklover
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We hosted a dinner for 30 and the food and service were excellent. It is expensive but I believe you get what you pay for. Everyone raved about their meal especially the Bone In Filet. Ruben (hope I spelled his name correctly) was our lead waiter and did a great job as did the rest of the crew.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OutToLunch
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was hit or miss. Some of our dinners were great, others so-so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality experience
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great seafood restaurant in a lovely, sprawling space with tasteful decor. All the dishes were artfully prepared and presented and the service was just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Pebbles
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food, excellent service. Server had great knowledge of gluten free foods,very pleasant and excellent service. Best range if gluten free foods and bread of any restaurant I have ever been too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-theatre dining
    CherVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good location for parking and shows. Also amazing almond encrusted salmon and grilled trout. Also stuffed flounder was wonderful. Our server Chi was very attentive. Good experience overall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The service was gracious and hospitable but the kitchen is just not very good. My friend ordered blue fish very well done, and it arrived with the center actually raw. Seafood casserole contained fresh shrimp, scallops and white fish, but about 1/3 of it was seasoned breadcrumbs-for no reason that I can think of. If you get anything but rice or potatoes with your main course, there is a surcharge. Paid an extra $1.50 for a tiny portion of mediocre coleslaw. My friend paid $4.50 extra for asparagus that had been thrown on the grill and seared so quickly that it snapped when I tried a piece. She had ordered the asparagus very well done as well. The expression "tourist trap" would be going too far, but I doubt they get much repeat business.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dependably good Seafood
    TexasT
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Variety of locations with excellent seafood. Made room for a couple late in from a flight. From appetizers to desserts, tasted great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected better service
    ivette72
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My waiter was not pleasant. My food arrived cold to my table I was very disappointment.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Legal Rocks
    Legal
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Another amazing night. Beautiful restaurent, great food and great location!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    the food was very good but the portions were too small for the price charged
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for good seafood?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    They have it under control at legal seafood. Great service and wonderful dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L&M
    okcdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wood grilled sockeye salmon special was very tasty as was the other salmon dish. I also enjoyed the clam chowder and shared the apple cake dessert. Quality throughout was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Legal!
    Foodie68
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The Park Square location offers the standard Legal menu in a beautifully decorated restaurant with attentive service. It was a lovely place to bring extended family for an outing, kids through grandparents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but could be better
    spicymcccormick
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Upon being seated it was 20 minutes before we received our drinks from the bar. Waiter mostly absent during entire meal. Arctic char prepared well. Every scallop hubbie bit in to had the "sand crunch". Also for these prices I would expect better food/plate presentation. Mashed potatoes looked like they were plopped on the plate as did the scallops. Would expect rolls to be in a basket covered with napkin - not placed individually on a saucer.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Jt527
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellence food with excellent service. Very accommodating of a gluten free diet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh is the word
    Sheila
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our server told us the oysters were wonderful so my daughter ordered the oyster sampler which was listed as an appetizer. It was huge, fresh , creative and delish. There were 4 different types of oysters, 2 of each type, on a large portioned plate. She loved them and was full afterward. My first time using Open Table. I like that we eacg got a free piece of bruschetta as a thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go somewhere else, anywhere else !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Horrible service, horrible menu, surly staff - do you have to deep fry everything ? I was going to say that it was like Dennys on seafood night, but at least Denny's are good at what they do, and without the inflated price tag ! Didnt Legal used to be a good restaurant ? Close your doors now !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tourist Trap
    Brangelina
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife and I had heard of Legal Sea Foods for years and while vacationing in the northeast we had to make that our first stop. We were definitely underwhelmed. The entry atmosphere was nice with upscale trimmings and design. However, the dining area was very budget. It felt like they were trying to be something they aren't. On to the dining experience. The service was friendly, but very slow. I wouldn't expect that on a Wednesday at 8PM. The food was average at the very best. The lobster was chewy and the other seafood was overlooked. I would compare the experience to Red Lobster. If that's what you have in mind, you won't be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    luvboston
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This Legal is conveniently located new several theaters. The food was delicious. We had griiled fish,grilled shrimp, aspagus and mushroom sides. All of it arrived hot. We met friends for dinner and conversation was easy. No background noise or clatter. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good and reliable
    stevegVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have been to LSF many times. As usual, the food was very good ( crab cakes, chicken ) as was the service. Nothing too fancy; simply a very reliable restaurant with good, fresh food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just excellent
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food, service, location all excellent. Enjoyed an early dinner saturday night and the kitchen delivered top notch plates. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.