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

Legal Sea Foods - Park Square Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was good but expensive. Forget having a nice quiet dinner. Atmosphere is noisy and busy. Service was good."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Legal seafood always served with a great staff and the food is consistently delicious."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "try clam chowder soup and lobster bisque. they are fantastic"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I brought a out of town guest and they really enjoyed the food. I ordered the trout and as always, very good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A must do on pleasure trips to Boston. Excellent seafood and service, a local staple to be tasted and enjoyed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant could not have been better in making sure our evening went well . Attentive waiters ANC great food"
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "amazing service our waitress was so nice and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Food was absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "They reserved a table for 8 in a party room in the back....it was perfect! The manager stopped by twice to check on us. We were very pleased with the level of service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was my first time at this Legal Seafood location. My parent's were in from Chicago so we grabbed a late lunch before heading to Fenway. We were seated right away at a nice table with a window view. Our waitress was extremely friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very efficient in her service. We were given a complimentary bruschetta appetizer for booking with Open Table. I always start with the New England clam chowder. It's always cream and delicious. I had the crab cake sandwich. It was a good size crab cake with minimal fillers. Delicious! The fish tacos came 3 to a plate and the fish can be grilled or fried. My dad had the jambalaya and my mom the mushroom ravioli. Everyone was satisfied with their meals."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "In town for a long weekend and had heard it was great seafood. Food turned out to be great. Our service was horrible. I think we got stuck with the bad waitress. Did t hear about the specials and other wait staff came by to pick up dishes immediately after ours came by the table. Ended up slipping another waitress a tip that was equal to what we left ours."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had my son's 10 year celebration. They put us in the Governor's Room and we had exceptional service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and drink, as always from the Legal Seafood team!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We find Legal's to be consistent in serving good fish and in offering good service. This evening the waitress was below the usual sharpness of Legal's staff, but the management handled the situation in a manner we have come to expect from Legal's."
    Dined on 6/26/2014