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Legal Sea Foods - Prudential Center
Legal Sea Foods - Prudential Center

Legal Sea Foods - Prudential Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-The-Prudential-Center
  • Phone: (617) 266-6800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11:30pm

    Sunday: 11am - 10pm
  • 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private rooms that hold up to 40 guests. We have set lunch and dinner menus to choose from as well as passed appetizers, stationary appetizers, and a wine and beer bar option.
  • Private Party Contact: . (617) 540-9352
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Prudential Center, our two private dining rooms can accommodate up to 50 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Heretford St.
  • Public Transit: Prudential (Green Line) “T” stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our validation will net you savings. Park for $14 for up to 4 hours during the day or for a $14 flat rate after 5 pm daily in the Prudential Center Garage.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Prudential Center
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

Come aboard for seafood or make waves in our buzz-worthy bar. We are conveniently located inside The Shops at the Prudential Center, within steps of the Hynes Convention Center and Newbury Street.

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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
  • "We went to Legal last Sat. night with visiting kids and grandkids from LA and NY State. We got terrific service and the food was excellent as usual. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We ate here after my wife collected her race number for the Boston Marathon - the location to Hynes Convention Center is perfect. We were a group of six people - there seated us right on time and the wait staff was excellent. We would definitely go here again - in fact we are going to go Tom!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The lobster here is my annual Boston Marathon arrival treat. The baked potato is great. Very salty. My wife's Atlantic Char was also great. The Kale and root sides were also very good. Super convenient. Good food. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "A member of our party has a peanut allergy. The service and attention that he received was by far the best I have ever witnessed. Thank you for a fantastic evening filled with laughter and no worries."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went there purely for a seafood dinner and we were pleased with the meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Only non-seafood entree was chicken, picky eaters beware! Delicious rolls. Upscale atmosphere but relaxed about attire. Very small entryway - don't come early unless you want to wait in the mall."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The five of us went to celebrate my wife's birthday, and Legal made it a real celebration. We enjoyed a PrimaTerra pinot grigio, with an assortment of fresh oysters to start. Main courses were a crab cake, fried clams, wood-grilled trout, salmon and vegetarian box. Delightful multi-layer chocolate cake as a surprise for my wife. Excellent service by Valeria, with friendly visits from the manager. We don't normally think about seating, but it was spacious and enjoyable, with a comfortable cushion bench for two of us and chairs for other three,"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Legals is a reliable family-owned business that has become an institution. It delivers tasty food using fresh ingredients with efficiency. They tend to feature a lot of fried food, but the heart of their business is hiding in a corner of the menu. Just pick your fish, how you want it cooked, and two sides. Best of all, Legal's doesn't stint on the service. Their waiters are fast and attentive, even on a very busy Friday night right after a Red Sox home opener."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food and service were average. I took people from the midwest here, and the sea food is good. I would recommend this restaurant as an option for decent sea food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was my 1st time to this location, which I chose out of convenience. The setting was nicer than I expected. The menu was the usual Legal Sea Foods, which is good. Unfortunately, our waiter's service was less than expected. First of all, he ordered the wrong entree for me. So while my family ate theirs, I had to wait. By the time mine arrived, I was no longer very hungry. I took most of it home - but leftover fresh fish is no longer fresh. Moreover, he didn't check on us very much. We frequently had to waive him down for water refills. I would return - but I would make sure we got a different waiter - one who is more attentive."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I wasn't to happy with the amount of food given. I ordered a fish and chip and I had 3 small pieces. My mom ordered Anna's scrod and her fish was very small. For the amount of money we paid we only had a small amount of food it definitely wasn't worth what we paid, we were disappointed with that. We have never experienced this before."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The server brought out the wrong dish twice. The temperature of the restaurant was very uncomfortable. The food was only mediocre."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The fish is always good, however for the sides they have a limited number of vegetables excluding potato and onion options. I would like a better assortment---string beans, spinach, carrots etc. Fish is healthy and I prefer to have healthy sides. Arctic Char was excellent as was the clam chowder.... We passed on dessert."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Hot Spot! Fried clams, eat em' up and get fat, fat, fat!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Legal Sea Food on several occaions. Our latest visit was our best -- both our meals were well prepared and excellent. We have had acceptable meals in the past, but our latest experience seemed much better. We will definitely come back again in the future."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I came here with two colleagues from out-of-town, and Legals did not disappoint. While I find it's hard to get excited about LSF now that it is a chain, it's still the best place for seafood and a "taste of Boston.". The service was excellent - very attentive to my gluten-free needs. I will continue to return to Legals, especially for entertaining visitors and for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My wife had sole and I had Tuna. Both meals were too large for our senior appetites. My wife would have preferred the sole to be a little more pan seared and perhaps served with a hollandaise sauce. The tuna was bland and needed something to spice it up."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I have been every year, for many years to Legal. But lately both quality and service has considerably decrease. It's still a classic and probably I will go back but for nostalgic reasons, place, food and service is much better at Atlantic fish Co."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Legal Sea Foods consistently delivers a wide variety fantastic seafood appetizers and main courses, beautifully presented. The service is also always top notch."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Windows open up to the mall, no scenery unless one enjoys "people watching"; this location is not ideal and smells "fishy"; however the food was absolutely wonderful and cooked perfectly!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is my regular dinner spot with a close friend. We always know that we can count on delicious, healthy seafood with pleasant service and a lively but not overwhelming atmosphere. The bar is also fun for lunch on the weekends!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Always enjoy LS, good chowder, the sea bass and cheese grits were tasty. Server did great job rec wine w/ dinner."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The restaurant segregates their guests based on kids, family, age, etc. The "kids room" was so hot we could hardly stand to stay. They did adjust the HVAC and it slowly cooled off. Food was good, location was not what we were expecting. It is in a mall on the second floor with no ambiance whatsoever. Our waiter was very pleasant and did his job well. Really felt like they were just trying to crank tables through the night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ordered the Wood Grilled Assortment and would not recommended. It was just a range of over-cooked seafood put together on a watery plate. The server did not even advise us the what the 'Chef's selection of 3 fish' was. Only ate less than 1/4 of the dish. Overall, Legal's too expensive for the quality you get."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Legal staff were outstanding so outgoing and friendly they went out of there way to make us feel comfortable ..It was my wife's birthday and the staff made her feel extra special they even treated her to fudge covered ice cream .Great place outstanding staff Thanks"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I used to work at Legals for a good 3 years so I am used to the whole vibe and honestly expected more...service was extremely slow, waitress didn't really offer any opinions or ask us if we wanted more drinks, appetizers, or much of anything...took a very long time to get drinks and soup....food was great but the service was mediocre at best..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We picked Legal Seafood Pru for dinner on a blustery Feb Fri nite. We traveled into town from South Shore and needed someplace decent close to the Green line so we could take the T to Symphony. Having eaten several times at LS at Aquarium and South waterfront, you can imagine out dismay that the Pru location was so dismal - brown grunge carpets, strange illuminated white and blue boxes randomly placed, nondescript tables and chairs. Dark and romantic is one thing, but dim and dingy is depressing. Not what we were used to at a Legal Seafoods. However, our meals were good and the wine selection as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Just a great dining experience for Valentine's Day. We have been here many times and have always left super satisfied!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was "good" - not as great as Legal's reputation. Also it was not a good value for what they charge for lunch and the lunch menu was not of a wide variety. I would only go again if it was the closest choice which it was this time."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "After a dat at the Museum of Fine Arts, my wife and I took a snowy 1 mile walk to the Prudential Center for dinner. We requested a gluten free menu, and began the meal with brown rice flour rolls, which were excellent. We both ordered the Wood Grilled sampler, which came with 3 fish of the chef's choice (that day was Arctic Char, Tuna, and Swordfish), plus scallops, shrimp, and two sides. Everything was juicy and flavorful. I chose a flight of three 2 oz. glasses of red wine, my wife had the gluten free Angry Orchard. The wait staff was very attentive. We were treated to a free dessert, but by then we were stuffed, so we settled for chocolate covered bonbons. It was just enough of a delicious small bite to complete the meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I recently dined at legal seafood for a family members birthday. Three of our orders had to be sent back because they were either incomplete or had things specifically not requested. On top of that my note to have a slice of cake with a candle on it for the family member with the birthday was overlooked. Some how they managed to read everything else in the notes section except the most important thing. Not going back any time soon if ever. Will NOT recommend!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our dinner was very good. As many people already mentioned, the food is a little bit overpriced, but the restaurant is conveniently located and so you pay for the privilege of eating downtown. My only issue was the red wine sangria. Once in the past in your Burlington location, I ordered a white wine sangria that tasted like a grape fruit juice. This time, several years later, I ordered the red one and it tasted like a sweet mixed berry fruit drink. Very disappointing. We also ordered a pear cosmopolitan that was OK."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "For valentines day my boyfriend and I went to legal, it was very busy over an hour long wait. We didn't have to wait because of reservations. Our server was okay, not very friendly just kinda went like a robot. But the food was very good. I go here a lot and will be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had reservations prior to arriving and only waited a few minutes which was fine, i went on Valentines Day so it was a little crowded but overall it was a good experience and i cant wait to go back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "great service, great food, attentive to special diets"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I booked here for valentines night hoping to get a decent meal without being fancy. The service was decent considering the crowd. Seafood over cooked. Atmosphere in the dining room is nothing special. Bar area a bit Bette"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A group of seven camped out at Legal's for about two hours to visit for a late lunch. The server was very pleasant and we were not rushed. Our table was behind a small wall so it was semi-private."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We usually enjoy this spot. Food is usually consistent."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Early pre-show supper. Time to eat and travel to theater on Comm Ave without rushing. I rediscovered Haddock and glad I did. RL"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went to this restaurant before a play, mainly because there are very few nice restaurants near the BU Theatre. As with any Legal Sea Foods, the food is quite good. The service was good as well and the parking cost was reasonable with validation. My wife didn't like the hustle and bustle of the mall; it is not a good fit with a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014