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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
  • "Always great and top of the shelf service. Love being outdoors and enjoy the evening specials"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Was at LTK a month ago and came back just for their Tuna Burger. Delicious both times! However, restaurant is very noisy, and this visit our server was a little too flippant and silly - like she was our best friend. She never brought us rolls and when we asked she laughed it off that she couldn't remember everything! Got the rolls at the same time as our meal. Maybe servers need to be a little more professional."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Good place to go after the ICA. Great bar and staff. Magician. Good fun outing but noisy."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Went on a Wednesday night and the place was jammed. OK if you don't mind non-service while you wait for your food (which when it showed up was very good BTW). The Seaport area has become the "happening scene" in Boston, which is fine if that's what you want. For fine dining in a place where you can carry on a conversation head to the south-end or back-bay. Or, come back to LTK when the tourist season is over and kids are back in college."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Our food was very good. The scallop, crab cake & shrimp special I had was excellent and my wife's steak tips were very good. For a seafood restaurant, they offer several beef and chicken dishes for non-seafood people such as my wife, so the menu appeals to many tastes. We had an excellent server by the name of Dione which made the meal even better."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I am a huge fan of Legals Seafood and actually ate at the Legal Harborside last week where we had a fabulous meal, wonderful waiter and excellent ambience. We returned this week to the Harborside bar and had a drink - the place was bustling and the energy was fun. We headed across the street to LTK for our reservations at 8:15. What a mistake! We were squeezed into a table for two. The lighting was dark was not romantic and the ambience was boring after just leaving Harborside (1st floor). Our waitress was horrible. The food was fair but not up to what I expect from a Legals plus I was expecting something more creative at the test kitchen. I was disappointed in all aspects of the meal. This was a waste of my money and a poor choice"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was good but fairly standard. I expected something a little more daring for something with the name "Test Kitchen"."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "First let me say the service was outstanding. The dining room was pleasant and comfortable. Many in our group selected the fish and chips we felt the fish and fries were over cooked. The clam chowder, baked Schroeder and pulled pork was delicious. Thank you."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, have been here many times, and the food is great. This time we were celebrating our anniversary and a first night out since our baby was born. Despite our reservation, we waited 40 min. They offered us a free appetizer and when we were finally seated the bar tender brought it to our table. But we had no silverware or napkins so I had to get up and find them. Also our table was kind I isolated which was nice, but as a result we didn't have a waitress until someone finally noticed we weren't being helped. Once we had a waitress the dinner went much better!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We started out in the dining room but didn't care for the loud (and strange) music. They were very accommodating in our request to change to outdoor seating. Food was very good at a reasonable price for Boston. Service was appropriately attentive."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was great and reasonably priced. Love being able to eat a very late dinner while amongst others...we were nervous the kitchen would be closing right after our 10:45 res, but the place was hopping and all of our first choices were available."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was great. There was techno music playing the whole time but it was not too loud. Overall fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "While the food was fine, the dining setting at LTK was not one I'd want to repeat. The noise level goes beyond vibrant to just plain loud; music sounds like you're in a dance club and isn't turned down on customer request, leaving you shouting to be heard by fellow diners. The air conditioning level was also arctic on a lovely/not hot August night, so much so that members of our party took breaks to go outside and warm up. (Also not adjustable on customer request.) I've had good experiences at other Legal restaurants and would choose them instead next time."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Grabbed a late dinner last Friday night. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was excellent and the drinks were good. I would definitely attend this restaurant again the next time I am in town."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and welcoming. Gave great recommendations. Food was delicious! Drinks were divine."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was not impressive. Good for drinks and apps."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We really enjoyed LTK. The food and service was great. The noise level (on a Friday night) was very high making dinner conversation difficult. Other than that, it was great."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "LTK accommodated me carrying my golf travel bag, thanks! Our food was excellent, with the crabcake combo a real treat."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The GM was very hospitable. Very nice looking restaurant. Foods taste awesome. I'm definitely coming back and letting my friends know about this place!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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
  • "I had made this reservation for my daughters 21st birthday, with a note in the comments on Open Table that it was a special 21st birthday. The day of the reservation I called the restaurant to ensure something special would be done for desert for this 21st birthday. Upon arriving I alerted our waitress, Sade, that this was special and we wanted a special dessert or something for the 21st bday girl. Mid dinner one of our guests got up and alerted the waitress and the hostess again. At the end of the dinner there was NOTHING but a bill. It was a terrible ending to a fairly expensive meal, where the services and lack of attention was inexcusable I will not recommend this restaurant or go back myself again."
    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