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
179 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (71)special occasion (64)fit for foodies (59)great for lunch (53)notable wine list (49)neighborhood gem (44)kid-friendly (36)romantic (21)great for brunch (14)hot spot (9)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will definitely be back
    ameucci
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was incredible. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great dinner
    bbgalVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The crab cakes and chowder were excellent. The server was very efficient and friendly. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Experience
    CFS2
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went to this branch of Legal Sea Foods to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were visiting Boston and this restaurant is right across the street from our hotel. The service was excellent, the wine list extensive with many moderately priced options. The food was innovative, well prepared and beautifully presented. Even though it was a Monday night, the restaurant was busy, but service was very attentive and the noise level not too high. I would recomend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful experience.
    Lovelegal
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We always choose Legal Seafood when we are in Boston. The fresh seafood selection is excellent. Our favorite is the wood grilled Haddock with either a skewer of scallops or shrimp. The staff is terrific about accommodating any dietary requests we have. Always Friendly and very knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood, mediocre experience
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Although they still serve great food, the place and overall experience was nothing special. Fish was still the freshest I've had, and perfectly cooked (not an easy feat), but this particular branch seemed a little lackluster. Servers did not seem well trained nor particularly attentive or pleasant. Legal Seafood seems to have degraded to just another chain.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal sea foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Found was below average. Very disappointing. Seems aimed at unknowing tourists from non fish areas.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used2euro
    Used2euro
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had difficulty contacting the Park Street branch to arrange for birthday dessert....tried thru email which obviously was a centralized system that either didn't read the request or couldn't read the location I had indicated, as I received a snotty response that they had 16 locations, I had specified. I then requested as we checked in with the 4-5 host people milling about the check-in stand who were either too busy socializing with each other to comprehend my request, or just didn't get it...So my husband's birthday dinner was a bit of a let down. This was our 2nd attempt to eat at that location,but we won't be going to a Legal Seafood.
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  • White Coat Ceremony
    MrRochesterVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    After the White Coat Ceremony at Tufts - we had sunday lunch at the Park Plaza location. We are all use to expecting very fresh seafood. But one of the members of our party has a food allergy - and the attention to detail over the food allergy was top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Dinner in Boston, Park Square
    Bostondiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I have eaten at Legal Sea Foods, since the very first Legal existed in Inman Square in Cambridge, in the early 70's. I have decades of eating experiences at this restaurant, in many locations. I knew George well, back in the day, as well as both sons, who used to be present. As a matter of fact, George's mother or mother-in-law used to help out in the Inman Square location! Our waiter last night was not among the best I have ever had; we had to ask several times for certain items, including water refills, cream for coffee. My fish dinner was also not really outstanding, particularly for the price. What made the dinner memorable was that there were 4 old friends who got together for a wonderful evening together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday Celebration
    Satisfaction
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service second to none. Server was very attentive to the 10 of us. The ages of the party ran from 1 year old to 96 years old with 3 handicapped persons. The receptionist greeted us at the door and was very good at getting the party together. the server, Nicole, was great at coordinating the delivery of each course. The Manager checked in with us frequently and assisted the server with the prompt delivery of our orders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was bad and overpriced. Many better options in Boston.
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining in Boston
    Alejandro
    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
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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
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    • 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.
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    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.
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    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
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    • 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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  • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate