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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/mclean-tysons-galleria-ii
  • Phone: 7038278900x
  • 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: 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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Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (64)special occasion (52)good for groups (52)kid-friendly (38)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (15)romantic (12)great for brunch (12)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • gluten free
    mikeg
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent gluten free menu including some good fired fish and squid.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the clams...
    PhotoTeacher
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The number one menu item that will continue to bring me back to this place is the clams. They have sweet whole belly clams that can not be found in VA and DC anywhere else. I have dined at three different Legal Seafoods in this area and multiple locations in Massachusetts. This is by far my favorite location. I highly recommend it.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • Pretty good
    CostasDC
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Nice relaxing atmosphere at the Tyson's Galleria, appropriate for business dinner. Food was quite good, I would expect a bit more variety on the seafood department from this Boston-originated institution,
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't order the steak
    dillonjbep
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife's seafood special was outstanding. She very much loved it. My steak was another story. What they say is true - don't get anything but seafood at a seafood restaurant. A requested medium to the medium rare side filet came out dry and very well done. Pretty poor, especially since this was our 25th anniversary dinner. Oh well. Better to be forewarned LSF cannot do steak. Back on the bright side, the dessert special was very good.
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  • Good for lunch
    NosherVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A consistently solid place for lunch. It isn't formal (in the middle of the mall) but is good for meetings. It won't wow clients but it has good food, quite good service and a quiet but active ambiance.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angel
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was excellent and all of the recommendations were great. The Bam Bam Cauliflower was bursting with flavor and the Salmon was cooked perfectly which was moist and not dry. You could tell that the Salmon was fresh and the Orzo complimented the dish as well. I would recommend this place if you are into fine dining and in the mood for fresh seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good food, excellent service
    GKRKVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have eaten here many times, and the seafood here is always fresh and very well prepared. I would give it 4 1/2 stars if that were an option. The staff is also very conscientious about accommodating my food allergies, and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal Foods Equals Delicious!!
    TriciaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love dining here for lunch at the Tysons Corner location - it is located in the Galleria Mall - across Rt 123 from the Tysons Corner Center Mall - plenty of parking available and lots to see and do before and after dining. The food is wonderful and so is the service - I always enjoy the fried shrimp won tons and grilled shrimp Caesar salad. My guest enjoyed the grilled fish and a delicious bowl of fish chowder.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dinner
    satisfiedVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very nice all the way around. Service a bit slow and amateurish, but we weren't in a hurry and our kid waiter was new. Not anything to get agitafed about.
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  • Good food, nice night
    Patrick
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We came to Legal Sea Food because of a gift card, and because we were offered babysitting to get away for the night. We had a nice time here; my wife and I love seafood, and the wine was decent. We each opted for a tasting flight of whites; only one of which I liked, but it was good enough to order a separate glass. The service was friendly, the food came out hot, and certain things really jumped out, the creamed corn and asparagus especially. The restaurant is kid friendly, they advertise as much, and there were other tables that had children. The only thing I didn't really care for was the outside seating, because the restaurant is in a mall, so sitting "outside" means sitting where shoppers are walking closely nearby.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    Locator
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have to say the manager, Peter is a gem. He turned back the clock on a menu change for us and I observed him though out the evening save another patron from an embarrassing situation. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection, with skill. We had the steamers, and oysters raw and fried for appetizers. All were extremely flavorful. Where else can you even order steamers? These clams were succulent! The raw oysters were perfection and the fried were not oily, and served in shells with coleslaw for a fresh finish. I'd get each dish again. I ordered their almond crusted salmon in lemon caper sauce and excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, so-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went with two of my teenage children on a late summer Sat. night. We have been before and love the food, and this evening was no exception on that front. Lobster / raw oysters / fried calamari were simply delicious. The service was OK, not great --- our waitress was friendly but not very attentive, and it took us too long to get our drinks and food. My martini had evidently been sitting on the bar for a while, because it is was not very cold. The restaurant was hopping, and this clearly had something to do with the service: I think the management needs to look into adding more staff on these busy weekends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    went to celebrate anniversary. the staff was kind, the manager accommodating, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Met clients for a business lunch, the starters were generous and tasty, my Greek salad was huge with a generous portion of crab meat and a very tasty house dressing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect seafood spot
    Brooklyn2eat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Fresh, delicious and great wine pairings. Staff is very knowledgable, but not pushy. No rush to get the next table in. I love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very average service
    Russell
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a table of 5, I love legal's food and consistency- We had to wait for 2 people that showed up late- once they arrived I have to look for our server- the restaurant wasnt busy at all- plus they need to smile and be happier- Several times we had service lapses where I had to look for and ask for our server.... seems like this happens when they are slow...thanks for listening Russell
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  • Gluten free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was very unimpressed we specifically went there because they prided themselves in a gluten free menu . Yes it was gluten free however absolutey no flavor at all very bland. My daughter couldn't wait to have fried clams it's one of her favorites and one food item she missed the most. She had a bite only one I then tried it myself . Yuck !!!!! Terribly sad especially for the cost of the meal.. We won't be back ... On a fabulous note my husband had the best Fried Oysters he has had in along time the were not gluten free
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  • happy birthday celebration
    chrisg
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We reserved the private room in the back and it was perfect, even for a small group of 7. There is a nominal fee, but it was well worth it because my elderly parents are hard of hearing and a crowded restaurant is hard for them. There was just enough of a buffer to really make a difference. I would highly recommend this venue for parties etc.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Food ok
    jbsb
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food ok, service slow, over priced... Service was very slow. Food is over priced maybe because of location? Cole slaw and rolls are excellent. Location convenient to all areas. Not sure we will dine here again based on our overall experience. Thanks prefer other restaurants in area. Jb
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Natty
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    WE ordered the: Crab dip. It came with shrimp chips (these crunchy things that Asian ppl know well) so that was a nice surprise. The dip was very good. I had the crab cake (1) lunch which came with a side salad and one side (I ordered mashed potatoes). The crab cake itself was great. It sat on top of a mustard sauce and normally I hate anything mustard related but it wasn't bad. I didn't eat the small salad because it was so plain and the mashed potatoes were average and a little dry. My two friends ordered the lobster and crab sandwich. They both loved their meals and didn't have anything negative to say about their food. Service was okay. Out drinks were filled but you could tell our server didn't want to be there. Price: expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable and fresh food
    Locator
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Legal Seafood has consistently high quality seafood.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food but a bit expensive.
    NoellRose
    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).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • goodvisit
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The meal and the service were great. My lady friend especially liked the crab cakes and my swordfish was very good.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-service, not so much
    AndyG
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal
    JPK2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • No good Lobster Bake to be had!
    KLoDCVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    .... 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.
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  • Great Food and Service!
    Great
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The seafood is always great here as is the service. Never have any complaints!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Joanie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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  • Business meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing fishy about it
    Jake
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I hated this restaurant
    smvesq
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Kathy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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  • Food was good
    Traveler
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome sea food upscale lunch
    Sandarella
    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 :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid choice for seafood lovers
    PeggyMVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No buzz...
    buzzVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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  • Slowest service in Tyson's
    Lives2eatVIP
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Annie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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  • Great foods. Poor service
    Nocturnal
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I always enjoy the great foods and wine selections at the place... Sometimes, i get frustrated by their poor services
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    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.