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Legal Test Kitchen (LTK)
Legal Test Kitchen (LTK)

Legal Test Kitchen (LTK) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Legal-Test-Kitchen-br-Seaport
  • Phone: (617) 330-7430
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
  • 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Here at LTK, we can accommodate from 15 to 30 people for a sit down dinner in one of our two enclosed all-season patios or up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception in a semi-private area of our dining room.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Here at LTK, we can accommodate from 15 to 30 people for a sit down dinner in one of our two enclosed all-season patios or up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception in a semi-private area of our dining room.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our validation will net you savings. Park at a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage, right behind us.
A word from Legal Test Kitchen (LTK)
Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), a Legal Sea Foods concept, ventures into uncharted waters and pushes the boundaries of innovation in premium food and drink. Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails cast a wide net in attracting those who have an appetite for fun.


/>Located in the Seaport District, our restaurant is within easy walking distance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the World Trade Center, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Bank of America Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. LTK is both a destination and neighborhood hangout and our extended hours of operation make us a late night lure.



In season, you can eat sea fare while smelling the salt air in our patio seating.
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Diner Reviews
  • "From the table service to the bar, LTK staff is on top of their service skills. I had dinner with a friend in their dining room with Crystal as my server. She went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. Big thanks to Terrell for getting us all the extras for the awesome bread pudding super fast, and the dessert beverage recommendations. The food, oh the food, great presentation and top quality. Same top quality service at the bar with high energy, cocktail slinging, friendly bartenders Kathryn, Jenny, Josh, Trish, and Kathy tending to bar. For the first time at a Bar I meet everyone and it felt like a huge family. Wrapping it up... As a new guest... I LOVE THIS SPOT! Ill defiantly be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our party of 4 went here before a recent Saturday Night concert and was completely satisfied. The ladies enjoyed a moderately-priced bottle of champagne (around $35), while I had a margarita (too small - only criticism) and a beer (small but good selection to choose from). We had the Crispy Montauk Calamari to start, which was excellent. My wife enjoyed the Paella, while the other lady in our party enjoyed the Open Faced Crab Cake Sandwich. My friend enjoyed the Grilled Rainbow Trout, while I enjoyed the Grilled Tuna Steak with sweet potato fries and green beans. My tuna was grilled rare as requested and paired nicely with the wasabi cream sauce. Other than the margarita being too small, everything was wonderful, including service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Chose LTK from reading previous reviews.We were two guests dinning before a concert. I think the reviews were misleading. The calamari was excellent, white sangria was OK, Paella was OK but have had better, Lobster Fra Diavlo was a mistake for me. Sauce wasn't at all spicy and the lobster was still in the shell.......what? Have had Fra Diavlo before and have never had to wrestle with the shellsame sitting in sauce. Thankfully my date pulled the lobster from shells or it would have gone back. When you're out for an evening, the last thing I want to do is wrestle with shells. LTK is a great location for dinner or drinks before a show at the Blue Hills Pavillion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I am severely intolerant to wheat, gluten and dairy. I wanted something more than a salad and picked out a couple of things on the menu that I thought would work. My server was very knowledgeable in knowing that my selections did contain gluten in the soy sauce. She spoke with the check for suggestions and he made a special sauce for me. The salmon vegetable pad thai was excellent! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had a fast lunch during the work day. Delicious food, good service. This is Legal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a unique and delightful eating experience. This was a memorable experience!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our server was charming and offered good recommendations. The order was messed up, but the manager made it right without hesitation. Still, we never got certain requests (like different condiments). Food was good, but not amazing. It was a hot spot near the convention center hotels, but not a place I'd go out of my way to recommend to others with great enthusiasm. But I wouldn't warn them off, either."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great Job really enjoyed. Good information and server was friendly"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Even though I was 15 minutes early for my reservation, they took me right away. The service was fast - I ordered the clam chowder & very quickly it came out. For my entree, I ordered a special with grilled shrimp, grilled scallops, and a crab cake and it was all very good & tasty. It was rather noisy though with the loud lively music they play such that you might have trouble hearing other people in your group talk. I was ok with it, but it might not be for everyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was good and the wait staff were excellent. The noise was high and it made it hard to hear the others at my table."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Had tickets for a show at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and it easy and convenient to get a bite to eat at LTK before hand. Parking was right there and it was an easy walk to the Pavilion. The wait staff were very friendly and the food was very good. We had plenty of time for a drink, app. and dinner. I loved my salmon. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "At first we were disappointed as we arrived with a reservation, and once seated waited at a table for 10 minutes for service- no one came so we went to the bar. Within 2 minutes we had drinks, lively conversation and recommendations for our meal. Pleasant atmosphere, lots of fun, and loved all the recommendations for food and wine! Would definitely go back for the bar!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I usually do not leave a review unless something really bothers me. 1) our waitress messed up our orders twice. 2) we ordered the shellfish towers (large), the shellfish were not fresh, very disappointing. The oysters and clams were so small and they aren't even fresh. The crab legs were FROZEN, I cannot believe we spent $50 on this awful dish. In summary, if you want good seafood, stay away from this place. I was very disappointed as our party of 9 were there to celebrate my birthday. We spent over $400 and the parking validation is a total joke, 2 hr but if you exceeded 2 hrs, the validation is useless and you need to pay regular fare at the Park Lane Garage. The kitchen were slow, and we couldn't get out of the restaurant in time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been here twice recently and don't have anything bad to say so far!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Lunch was good - we started with the chowder. Delicious as always. For our entree, we had crab rolls. It was a miserable day out so the restaurant wasn't that crowded. I thought that our server was great -very attentive. No complaints. We have been for lunch and dinner - def would go again!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and extremely reasonable in price. We would definitely return on our next visit to the city."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We showed up Saturday night with a party of 10 (which grew to 12 mid-meal) and were treated very well by the LTK staff. With a reservation we only waited about 5 minutes before our table was ready, then were treated well throughout the night by the wait staff. All food and drink items were brought out in a timely manner for a party of our size. Appetizers and drinks were all hot and delicious, the main meals received mixed reviews. My crab cake and shrimp mixed-grill plate was tasty but rather small for the price (half the plate was empty), and the side salad was simply lettuce and olive oil. Overall good experience, we will be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I called to inform that I was running 10 mi n late. When I arrived, my reservation was still valid, but while I was waiting, there was a party next to me and my table was given to them (right in front of me). This made my wife furious & this was our 6th wedding anniversary. We waited for 10 inutes and we were seated outside. Good chow!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Smaller and different menu than regular Legals but food was excellent. Service could not have been better. Good drinks. Good location in the popular seaport area. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Truly the most consistent seafood anywhere. My friend and I enjoyed the dinner special - a crab cake with grilled shrimp and grilled scallops. All of my favorites in one meal - it was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Good food and service. Much to loud for group conversation. Why canned music to add to the din?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I flew in early just to visit this restaurant. The white bean hummus is the best thing I have ever eaten and I was so happy that it was just as good as I remembered from college."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Muzak competing with TVs and hard surfaces and talking escalatinh louder and louder. Do people really need that to think they're having a good time? Food was interesting but not radical. Servers way too stressed but attentive. Will stick to regular Legals."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went in June of 2014 after an event with family. It was wonderful. the food tasted great and they gave you a good portion. The hoisin salmon was perfect and the sole boat wonderful. The fish tacos were heavenly. The waitress was amazing and the décor was fine. We enjoyed our meal there and even had dessert of chocolate cake and it was divine."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "it was fine. nothing exciting, but more affordable than i expected."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We mentioned we had kid with us in the open table reservation but this is not a kid friendly venue. This is primarily a bar. Seating and host services were horrible. They seated us outside without asking. It was cold and windy. When we requested to be moved indoors, as our child was freezing, they sat us at a bar table for 2 next to the patio doors. The foot traffic around our crowded table was constant and when doors opened, we would be hit with chilly wind blasts that blew all lighter items off table. We would have left if we had not already ordered. Food was blah. Lobster (in Boston), was waterlogged so most likely frozen v fresh. Nothing to recommend although the server was nice and not to blame for seating and food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were visiting Boston and went here for dinner. We always liked Legal Seafood. This restaurant was overly crowded, the noise level was deafening, and the air temperature was so cold we couldn't stand it. The menu was quite limited. The good was OK, but the overall experience was one I would just as soon forget."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for its proximity to a show we were attending and left plenty of time for dinner. But after ordering, we waited over 40 minutes for our food. When we told the waitress about our time constraint, she reassured us that our dinner would be right out, but we kept waiting. We ended up having to wolf our food down and run. We told the waitress we'd be glad to speak with her manager but that never happened. Also - the restaurant has extremely loud electronic music playing, which we found intolerable. Sitting outside solved the problem but that was only an option because of the season. We will never eat here again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation as we were going to Cirque de Soleil. They were so backed up that we missed part of our show and ate in 10 minutes. Very disappointing for that reason .... they kept telling us they were clearing our table. Food was excellent. Too bad we didn't have time to enjoy it."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We came for a group dinner before seeing a show down the street. About the 5th time I've been here and my meals are always delicious."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Not a great place to eat. I was very, very disappointed. My salad was swimming in dressing. It was obviously made with low grade iceburg lettuce. I had my two daughters with me. We were seated outside, but away from anyone else. In other words-the least desirable place to sit. I should point out that my daughters are 6 and 11. They are used to eating at restaurants regularly, they are not three year old kids throwing food. When we left we saw people sitting outside in the better area. The restaurant was not busy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "LTK was Absultely delisiscious! I will definitely be coming back here again! :)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went to LTK due to the location - we went to a show nearby. The rolls and salad were delicious however that is where it stopped. It was nice to sit outside and the server was nice. The server did not write down what we ordered and came back twice to ask us questions - she should have just written it down the first time. I will most likely not be back and would not recommend this location."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I cannot go on enough about how amazing every visit to LTK is for my friends, family and I. I love the Legal's brand and enjoy the food and atmosphere at most locations, but LTK is like none other. By far the most well-run Legal's establishment, seeing management greeting and interacting with every guest that walks through the door is the norm. They're able to anticipate needs, prevent chaos, and ensure everyone is given a top notch experience. LTK is equipped with an energetic and knowledgable staff, eager to offer suggestions and satisfy unique requests. The kitchen effortlessly executes a menu of options for even the pickiest of eaters, while those tending bar provide the perfect pairing to quench that summer thirst. Going again tonight!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've been to other Legal locations several times, but this past Fri night was my 1st time to LTK and I will definitely be going back. My parents were in for the weekend from out of town, and were asking for good seafood & dining on/near the waterfront so, of course Legal came to mind. Our server (Crystal) was AWESOME - warm & friendly, attentive, gave great feedback when asked for recommendations. LTK is a bustling, energetic place but I never felt overwhelmed or rushed. The food came out quickly, and was hot & delicious. (I had the hoisin salmon over pad thai - it was fantastic!) Everyone in our party cleaned their plates and left full & happy. We all loved our 1st LTK experience, and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great place for seafood and it's unique in that the menu changes often (hence the "test kitchen"). You get to have awesome food served by a great group of people. Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We always come here before going to concerts on the waterfront. Never disappoints! Food and service are excellent. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Not our best legal experience. Food was not prepared to legal standards. But, a good location for attending a concert on the waterfront."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "recently on a business trip to Boston with some business people and decided we wanted to have a fish dinner. LTK was close by and we gave it a try and were really impressed. the calamari was absolutely up there with the best I have ever tried. The Faroe salmon was also excellent. service was nice and friendly and the whole evening was very pleasant"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I love this area of Boston and I always know we can please many palettes at LTK. I like that there's a little inventiveness and others like that its well backed by Legal Seafood. I was able to eat there on current dietary restrictions without being one of "those" kind of orderers! An easy, quick lunch, a nice scene of Boston biz, too."
    Dined on 6/10/2014