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Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner
Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner
  • Address:
    2001 International Drive Tysons Galleria II
    Tyson's Galleria II
    McLean, VA 22102
    Neighborhood:
    Tysons Corner / McLean
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $31 to $50

Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/mclean-tysons-galleria-ii
  • Phone: (703) 827-8900
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The nautical themed “Top of the Catch” private dining room at Legal Sea Foods in Tysons Galleria II is the perfect place to host a special event or business meeting, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the mall.
  • 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 Tysons, we can accommodate from 20-75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tysons Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lower level lot.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entrée. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure.

Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria II will get you hooked. 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 being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Legal Seafood has consistently high quality seafood."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food at this Legal Seafood Restaurant is consistently very good and the ambiance decent but not outstanding. It seemed a bit crowded but that might have been due to where we were seated ("outside" in a corner)."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The meal and the service were great. My lady friend especially liked the crab cakes and my swordfish was very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our food was fine. Service was inattentive. It took a number of tries to get cream for coffee. So much so, they had to bring fresh cups of coffee because we waited so long. By the way, the restaurant was practically empty!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food I ordered was good and the wait time for it was very short. Their crab cakes were delicious and so was their bread. Their strawberry short pound cake dessert should become a permanent addition to their menu. Their seaweed salad was yummy. I had multiple servers who were very polite. However, there were some issues. My main server seemed to forget me. When I asked him for a straw before my meal came he said he would be right back and he did not come back until the end of my meal, still no straw. The glass my water was in was dirty."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • ".... but the seafood I eat visiting this legal seafood was not at all up on par to true Legal Seafood quality. We spent $2250.00 and I felt like we didn't get our money's worth. I've gone to the Capital Grill and spent that on surf n'turf entrees and never leave feeling awkward and ripped-off. Besides the food, the style, quality and ambiance are equally uuninspiring. The waitress, on the other hand was kind, considerate and timely. Thank God."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The seafood is always great here as is the service. Never have any complaints!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Met my brother for lunch. I thought my crab cake was sub-par. The crab cake tasted mushy too me and the salad greens looked wilted and seemed to have too much dressing. I have ordered the same dish at other Legal restaurants in the area and the overall flavor and appearance was much better in my opinion. My brother said his tuna burger was dry. I wold not o back to this location again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good place to meet for business, best place is to sit inside. Outside patio noise echo's from the mall. Crab cakes are a must. Latte is one size but FREE refills"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Legal Sea Foods is the place to go for the highest quality seafood. This location has great service and the staff is very customer focussed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Generally, I love the Legal Seafoods chain. I am familiar with Legal Seafoods restaurants in Boston and NJ (Short Hills Mall). They are moderately upscale restaurants with diverse catering to fresh fish (vs those seeking lobster, shrimp or scallops). They have a nice wine list and do things right. The Tyson's Corner Legal Seafoods was a disaster. Seriously, I would describe it as an expensive Red Lobster. The crowd was mostly families with kids. They were the shorts and sneakers crowd. The menu was Godawful. No halibut, mahi mahi or snapper or any nice fish for that matter. The only fish was salmon (don't like). Oh and to be fair, you could get fried scrod. I hated this restaurant. You couldn't pay me to come back here again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had not eaten here in several years but decided to come with my husband and 2 year old daughter because the kids menu had several options I thought she would like. But the service, food, and ambiance were not nearly as good as it had been in the past and I was pretty disappointed. The Cioppino was bland and boring and about the worst one I have ever had. my husbands food was only ok, and the calamari was nothing special. sadly we won't be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I like to eat at Legal Seafood. This location however needs a lot of TLC. The bench seat was torn and the furnishings were generally worn. Not the expected for a quality resultant. A little more like a mom and pop with great food that bought there furniture second hand to try and keep costs down."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Friday afternoon in Tyson's Corner, this was a perfect spot to meet a friend for lunch. We enjoyed the oysters as an appetizer. For the entree, my friend had the salmon and I had the crab cake with a side of kale. The food was superb and fresh. The staff were attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was trendy. We will be back :-)"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I'm a regular at Legal Seafood and have written reviews before. I just really want to add that the new pea cakes are wonderful, as are the asparagus and I am so happy to see so many new side dish choices. We had grown tired of the same ones, expressed this and coincidence or not, there they were on the menu within months. Scallops are very sweet right now by the way. Lovely dinner! Staff is always attentive and accomodating."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food, service, dining area, restrooms, service staff and host staff are all excellent. Very clean and nice decor. Food is amazing. I do not drink alcohol so I have no say in that. Calming and stress free environment."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We used to go to the Legal at Montgmry Mall in Bethesda. They provided a special "appetizer" because we were O/T guests. Sorry to see it close At Tyson's we were seated in the bar area, which doesn't even feel like you are in the restaurant. After a couple of minutes, a waiter poked his head around the corner from the main seating area and said he would be with us shortly. A few minutes later a woman asks to take our order. My wife ordered the clam bake and when the server (different from the waitress) delivered the meal, he spilled water from the bottom of the plate all over my wife's pants. He never told the server. When my wife mentioned it, she got the manager who offered to pay the dry cleaning. Overall...not a great experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I go to LS every time I'm in town for my fried clam fix. Saturday afternoon we arrived before our reservation but were able to get a booth outside in the mall where we always dine. Unfortunately, parents seated next to us let their toddler do ear splitting shrieks every other minute. We order clam appetizer and a bottle of wine and water. The clams came out before the wine , we had finished them before it arrived. Then had to ask three times for water. The service went down hill from there. The food was as good as always, but might have to think about whether it's worth a bad experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been to Legal Sea Foods many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The lump crab cakes are especially good. The fried clams are delicious -- lightly breaded and succulent. The kids menu includes a whole steamed lobster at a reasonable price. The service has always been excellent."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I always enjoy the great foods and wine selections at the place... Sometimes, i get frustrated by their poor services"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The trout was excellent with a very generous portion! We had the same server from the past, who was attentive and friendly. We will continue to dine there."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I expected more I guess but it was just fair. The crab cakes were the only thing were returning for and they were pretty good. Everything else could have been Red Lobster or Captain Ds. Just so-so."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "confusion on the gumbo. first order of crab cakes burned. long wait for bill"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent crab cakes and cream of crab soup! Also enjoyed a delicious appetizer. We are frequent visitors of this restaurant, and especially for special occasions. We do prefer the salad with apple, but that was not available. Would like that salad to be brought back. It really complements the meal so nicely. The service was good, and the food was served hot."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They never disappoint, food was great. You kind of forget you are in a mall "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Having been unable to make it to the downtown DC restaurant at which we had originally deserved due to some sort of catastrophe blocking the surrounding streets, we turned to a reliable favorite out in the suburbs. Nice that they have more half bottles of wine. Interesting edited wine list being supplemented with unusual selections of Spanish wines. All the items were ordered were good -- especially the soft-shelled crab appetizer special. Nice size servings of plump tender fried shrimp. Excellent service throughout from Michael. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "the food was not good, my wife had rainbow trout, it was dry, my daughter had chicken, and she said it was worst than frozen food at home... i thought mine casserole was also not very good.... spend over $150 for four and could have done better going to other places for less and gotten better experience..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a comfortable, unpretentious, tasty and healthy dinner at a fair price. We asked for simply grilled seafood, dressings on the side, no butter for the vegetables and unlike far more expensive and supposedly chic restaurants that can't seem to keep track of those complicated requests, Legal got everything right, the portions were generous, service was timely but not rushed, our waitress was very pleasant. Not one negative note."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our dining experience was wonderful. I had the clam chowder and seafood casserole, and my boyfriend had the clam chowder and shrimp casserole. Everything was hot, the food was fresh and well prepared, and we even shared cheesecake for dessert. The waitress was quite attentive, and the manager made sure we were enjoying our experience several times. He also seated us in a quiet booth so we could enjoy each other's company :)."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "For four of us, the food was great. Each of us made different choices and some had special requests, but everything turned out perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I have been a long time fan of Legal Sea Foods. This meal was a let down. We had the special, soft shell crabs. They were mushy and had an ammonia smell. The entre listed 2 crabs and at best we were served one and a half. Even though the postion was small, we couldn't finish it because it just didn't seem fresh. The service was slow. Drink refills were not offered or brought. We had to ask for them. My enthusiasm for Legal Sea Foods has dropped. Sorry."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Server was not attentive. We used to eat at montgomery mall frequently and the service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good food, good service, great lunch! In a mall so there's the mall experience as well."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It's a place that's good to satisfy your seafood craving. They have a great selection that allows you to get a little bit of everything in one meal."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Legal Seafood for our anniversary. It was the first time we have been there. The food was absolutely amazing; great service. That being said, the ambience at this restaurant is definitely not intimate. Our reservations were on a Saturday at 6. We went early thinking we could relax, have a drink, and then a leisurely dinner. Who knew that the entire restaurant would be filled with lots and lots of kids? The restaurant has 2 levels - the downstairs being the main dining area and the upstairs is the bar. We ended up sitting upstairs in the bar because it was quieter than the main dining area. I will go back again because the food is great, but this definitely not a place for an anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had not been to this restaurant for several years and was pleasantly surprised that the food was still good and the atmosphere quiet enough to talk. I have special dietary needs and the menu was not great for that, but when I did find something that i could eat, I ordered it without the cheese and it came with another sauce on it. I had to send it back and get another order. That took some time and could have been avoided had the waiter asked me whether I could have that particular sauce or not. But they did give me another order and the downside of waiting was that I got a chance to spend more time talking with my table mate. So all turned out well in the end. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "always fresh and well prepared. will go out of their way to meet dietary restrictions of clients. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My daughter and I got a last minute reservation for mother's day. I did send my first dish back which was baked stuffed shrimp. It was really stuffing casserole with shrimp in it. It was bland, dry and a bit burnt. It is the first time I have ever sent anything back there! I got a lobster roll and my daughter got trout. All was delicious. The main restaurant was jammed packed and pretty noisy. We sat in the courtyard area of the mall and it was very quiet. This mattered to us because my daughter is hearing impaired. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I am not a fan of upstairs, but it was Mother's Day, which was better than waiting or no seating."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were seated in the 'mall' outer seating area on Mother's day for dinner. The mall itself was closed by then. The waitress was friendly and got our orders right. However the main course was served just moments after the salads arrived. We did not accept them, as we had just started our salads. So when they did finally get served as we finished our salads, they were no longer hot. That was disappointing. Food quality, as usual, was good. Legal does not disappoint in that regard."
    Dined on 5/11/2014