Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner
Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner

Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/mclean-tysons-galleria
  • 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 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 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (44)good for groups (28)special occasion (27)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (21)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (7)romantic (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • zuziVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great food, great service! Keep up the great job........ :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for a lobster.
    outotowners
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went for a lobster. For my birthday. I'm from New England and hadn't had lobster in a while. I got the medium size, and it was perfectly steamed; not overcooked, for which I was very grateful. I got two sides, French fries and a house salad. I would have loved to have gotten the salad before the rest. The salad had a lot of very large slices of carrot - too big really to eat politely. There were also WAY too many sunflower seeds in it. I found a couple around the house the next day. And that was basically it, with a creamy, tasteless dressing and too much of it. Please rethink your house salad, LSF; maybe a vinaigrette and a bit more diversity of ingredients. PEI oyster appetizer very good. Service okay, not great.
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  • delicious as usual
    CarolK
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had a small family get together. Lovely waitress. She was such a pleasure. Food was yummy. Hubby and I split two crab cakes and a wedge salad. All in all it was a very nice way for a birthday celebration. Even had a piece of complementary chocolate cake that was soooooo good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food and staff could not have been more wonderful. We needed to eat gluten-free due to an allergy, and the staff was extremely helpful with this aspect. It is rare that we can go somewhere and not worry, but the staff's attention to detail made it possible to do so. All of the food was fantastic, and our server made wonderful suggestions. We look forward to returning again.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Always consistently well done. Service was great. Lobster roll was fantastic and clams were better that I got on the Massachusetts coast
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of good choices
    MLVP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner; great food and ambiance. We would certainly come back to this place again! I would recommend this to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    BobL
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived about 20 minutes early but we were taken to a booth right away. The Manager (Peter) personally greeted us by name. Our drinks and appetizers are served in short order, and the main course cameout hot and delicious. The server did not hover but responded quickly when we indicated a need for something. Peter was very friendly and courteous. Looked like he is "hands on" and was helping out to get food and drinks to the tables.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food, and service is always good at this restaurant. I go there when I have guests that like seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • great GF choices
    kelly
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were able to get great GF choices. I had the fisherman's platter and my husband had the seafood casserole. Both were fantastic. It was nice to get fried GF food (which never happens). The calimari was really delicious. The service was great too and they served GF dinner rolls. I will definitely visit when I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great service
    LuxuryYacht
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Celebrated 3 family birthdays over dinner. Service was attentive and pleasant. Will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, quick business lunch
    Gotruach
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A nice place in Tysons - not overly crowded, good food, efficient service, noise level allows for conversation
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • Great server
    MmshopperVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate in the bar area and were welcomed by Kim, an excellent server. There was some confusion as to the happy hour but she called the manager over (JD) and he honored the offer. We will definiteloy return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Alternative
    GregKaren
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had hoped to dine at LS in Maryland but alas it is no more. Tyson's site however was very clean, well staffed, and polite. Food was well prepared, a bit pricey, and prompt. Come on, reopen in MD, but not a mall. And what's with the just from the beach attire with so many guests? LS deserves better.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I did not feel that the waitress was attentive to my needs. She never came to my table to check if my food order was ok once it was dropped off. My scallops were undercooked and quite a disappointment. My sides were very good though. I did catch the waitress as she walked by and asked her to have the kitchen staff cook my scallops more and they did, but by then I had already eaten half of them.
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  • this location is not good
    marne
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to legal seafood in dc and loved it, but Tysons location is not good at all. Incredibly horrible service. Just walking to our table to be seated we were cut off by two different employees. And it wasn't busy at all and no reason to cut us off. After being seated we waited over five minutes to be greeted. A simple drink order of water with lemon and a glass of wine wasn't even done correctly. We ordered appetizers and they were very bland soggy like they sat in the hot window too long. We finished the wine and all of our appetizers completely and still hadn't seen the server again. So we paid and left. Went down to pf changs and enjoyed the rest of our meal and drinks. It was quite the disappointment.
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  • Great dinner
    MsblockVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All we ate was excellent, especially the beckoning Banana Foster!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I've been to better LS
    plazaeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Have to admit this one didn't live up to other locations, maybe its the mall location, but the food and service , along with atomosphere was flat
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  • Unbelievable
    thepicky3VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have eaten at 3 other legal seafoods, this kitchen needs some training. Fish was undercooked and rubbery I really like legal seafood but I'm not sure I will return. At first I ordered salmon which was poorly cooked twice, then the 3 part fish dish was undercooked.
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    late-night find
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  • above and beyond service
    alwaysthebest
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have an array of food allergies. Legal always accommodates my needs but this location always goes well above and beyond. The attention to detailed needs sets the standard for service. That said, the quality of food, the superior service, the entire experience, makes it a spot that truly goes above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood at Galleria Mall!
    TriciaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I love to dine at Legal Sea Foods at the Galleria Mall at Tysons Corner, VA - tired shoppers can enjoy great seafood lunches and leave refreshed to shop some more!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great
    JamgalanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love seafood. This is one of our favorite seafood place. So far, so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    Rick3
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very disappointed. I had the crab cake combo send the cake was very small, the shrimp were not large and the scallops were very small. For $29.95 using larger fish is called for.they were more like Red Lobster size. Our bill came to $202 and I would not return unless changes are made.
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  • 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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  • Service Badly Paced
    DCAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was up to Legal's usual standards, but the service was not. We ordered an appetizer, and no more than four minutes later, the entrees arrived, meaning that we had to abandon the appetizer so that our entrees wouldn't get cold. The manager stopped by, asking something along the lines of "Is everything excellent tonight", which should never be used as an opening line, since it's almost a dare to the customer to disagree. I mentioned the pacing, and he said "Hmm, not enough time to enjoy the appetizer", and then walks away, with not even an apology. If the manager didn't want to know (or wasn't going to do something to make things right), why bother asking? When serving seafood at steakhouse prices, the service needs to match.
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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,
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    good for groups
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  • 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.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • 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.
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    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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    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.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    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.
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    special occasion
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  • 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.
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    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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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 69 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1151 reviews are from the Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner reviews archive.
  • 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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