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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great food and drink, as always from the Legal Seafood team!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Legal Seafood is reliable for responsibly-fished, well-prepared seafood. The clam chowder can't be beat, and the daily catches are first rate. But the dining room at this location is noisy, exacerbated by the busloads of tourists dining there. A little soundproofing would go a long way toward enhancing the dining experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very attentive and excellent seafood. Dessert was excellent as well..bananas foster and sorbet with fruit."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The last time I visited Boston and dined at Legal See Foods it was located across the street from the current Park Square location and I must say it had more character. Now there are Legal Sea Foods around every corner of Boston and in most shopping venues it seems. While the food was very good and the prices reasonable, the overall experience was rather mundane given the somewhat spartan dining room. The bar looked interesting and the two-story water sculpture was nice, but I left wishing the old location was still around."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Very accommodating with gluten free menu. They brought gluten free rolls, bruchetta, and I even got to order fried shrimp. Yum"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been going to various Legals starting with the Inman Square store for 35 years. Many things have changed along the way, but the fresh, well prepared fish remains our major reason for being loyal fans. But the outstanding service is not to be ignored, nor is the attractive and clean ambiance. The consistency is another big reason to eat at any of the Legal Seafood restaurants. You know you can count on a good experience. We highly recommend Legal Seafoods."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We've celebrated our son's birthday at the Park Plaza Legal Seafood for eight years in a row (his choice). They never fail to make it feel like a very special experience. Great food! Outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were treated like VIPs. What a wonderful experience. Megan is an amazing server."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a small business meeting here and it was first class. The host, waitress, manager etc knew it was a business meeting and treated us very well. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My father, sister and I had dinner at this particular legals last week. My sister and I each had the surf and turf (filet and lobster) and my Dad had the baked stuffed lobster. Highly recommend the sauteed mushrooms as a side dish - big serving and so tasty! The mussels appetizer is fantastic. It is definitely worth refraining from eating your dinner roll right away so that you can save it for dunking in the mussel broth!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "There was a mixup in the kitchen with our order. The managers stepped up and made things right."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Very good food, friendly service. I very much recommend doing an online reservation to make sure you don't have a long wait."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellwnt food and Zoe was a wonderful server. She made our dining experience an evening we will never forget and we rewarded her appropriately!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great good and great service. Fresh seafood expertly prepared at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for. This is a great place to eat"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Good experience. Party of 10 well served. Will return"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Booking was easy, requested table was honored, services was good, waitresses were friendly, food arrived in reasonable time, food was delicious, and overall a good experience for our occasion. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed dining at Legal Seafood, the service is and always has been of the highest caliber..friendly, courteous, and informative staff and you never have to ask for a condiment or water or anything..they are always ahead of your inquiry..which is extremely nice when one is dining out and I have never had a bad or poor meal there..the food is of the highest caliber.."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Lunch was good food wise. The waiter was not attentive and we had to ask to get our food ordered. The table next to us was unbelievably loud (NOT Legal's fault). Overall, I have had better service in the Canbridge Legal's and others I have been to. Such is the roll of the dice at lunch. The front desk staff was very good , it should be noted."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The baby lobster and clams were fresh and just right for one person's meal. I enjoyed myself and had a sumptuous dinner. The service was excellent with the waitress offering to open up the lobster for me and she did it hygienely by putting on disposable gloves. Very impressed. Will come again the next time I come to Boston."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was all really good. We had two waiters, one was a new guy being trained. He was only on his third day, so I won't really say anything about him, but our other waitress was really good. She knew what she was talking about and was really nice. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We made a reservation at Open Table for dinner and were rewarded by Legal Seafoods' manager with a special bruchetta appetizer. The bread was a bit hard but it was very tasty. The food was very good. The only discomfort we experienced was with a family seated behind us with two small children (3 and less than 1 as a guess). The parents, of course did nothing to tone down the screaming of the children. It was very annoying. Not really a great place to take kids."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a variety of dishes across the table from shrimp casserole, crab cakes, and scrod. 7 people in our party. Everyone was pleasant including our waiter in training. Only service issue was that we had one drink order of the 7 incorrect (came without rocks). We were there at 5 so we could make a 7 pm show and that seemed to allow us a large wait staff. It was delicious and the staff was really great."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "One of the best gluten free restaurants there is. Legal offers so many dishes that other places just don't have. I would recommend Legal Sea Foods - Park Square or Harborside to anyone with celiac sprue. The Waterfront Legal only offers a gluten free menu on the first floor. This was our second time dinning at the Park Square Legal Sea Food and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This was my second dinner at this restaurant in the same week. Service was stellar the first night, but adequate tonight. The meal was brought out quickly, though with an edge; e.g., the sweetener container was slammed on the table, and our request for to-go containers was forgotten. I ordered the same drink (guava margarita), appetizer (fried oysters), and dessert (key lime pie) as before (they were so yummy the first time). Tonight the drink was somehow "thinner," the oysters came on shells and topped with a relish (nonexistent before), and the crust of the pie was soaked by sitting in cream sauce (served on the side before). A nice touch this time was the complimentary bruschetta sent to us by the chef for reserving through Open Table."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Comped us with dessert when our side dishes were not hot. Service was slow maybe due to being busy. Very good customer relations. The manager was very personable and attentive. The restaurant is very nicely decorated with great ocean motifs."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very good with peanut allergy. Waitress came at right time there was not a delay"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The menu has become much smaller since my last visit. Nonetheless the food, especially my crab cakes, was excellent. Service was slow despite the fact that there were few people in the dining room -- cocktail orders took 10 minutes to arrive and rolls didn't appear until a moment before our entrees came. Ice cream bonbons are still available!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We started with oysters on the half shell. Three different types and our server knew the details of each. The wine selection and service was amazing our somiliere, Bryn, was very knowledgeable and highly attentive. I had a blue rare steak which is very hard to find and was amazing. As close to are as it could have been and done perfectly. Overall an extremely enjoyable experience. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Legal Seafoods is the place to go if you are entertaining a group. The service was excellent and the host was quite flexible. He was able to move our reservation time up by two hours at the last minute with a smile. We were given a private dining room which was a nice touch.The wine selection was good and very reasonably priced. Legal was a wonderful place to celebrate our daughter's law school graduation. The food was delicious. Legal does not underestimate their clientele. I was especially appreciative that, even with a large party, the gratuity was not tacked onto the bill. It's nice to know that Legal can count on their guests to treat the servers as well as they were treated. Thank you for making a memorable day even more special."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I've been to Legal Seafood many times (including this location) and we really like it. My biggest concern, which seems to be pretty consistent every time I go, is the slow service. It took a long time to order. It took a long time to get our bill. We love the restaurant however it would be nice to not have to take so long to have a meal."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service. Very convenient to the theater district. They frequently bring a treat (an small appetizer or dessert) to Open Table diners. Even if you are running late for a show, they will accommodate you. Parking right in the same building. Could not be more convenient. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014