The food is generally consistent,
The food is generally consistent, reliable and good across the chain. Not the best value.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the first time for
This was the first time for several in our moderate-sized group. We all enjoyed the meal tremendously. It was a little difficult to stay connected with the folks at the far end of our table due to noise, but that is not that unusual. Our server was terrific and very patient!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good . Waiter
Food was very good . Waiter Joe was the best I've ever had at your restaurant in the 40yrs i've done business with you. Extremely attentive to my special requests on my meal.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Accommodating to Requests
I had put down on my reservation that my date and I were in a bit of a rush, and needed to get in and out quickly, but still wanted to enjoy a nice dinner. The staff were fantastic at catering to this wish, and I really thank them for it! The food was also great; definitely plan on returning!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is always good seafood
It is always good seafood at :Legals. Woodgrilled assortment is yum.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, lots of selection.
Great food, lots of selection. Would definitely recommend.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Want to commend George and
Want to commend George and his associate. When they heard me comment on the spiciness of the mussels they immediately offered to replace them with another batch made without the pepper. Well done.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed everything very
I enjoyed everything very much. I had invited my Harvard grandson and two friends. All loved it. However, I was annoyed with the waitress when I asked her for one scoop of sorbet, and she brought me 5, which of course I had to pay for. Otherwise it was really a fine experience.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fabulous! Nora,
Food was fabulous! Nora, our server was terrific, knowledgeable and attentive. It was and alway is a creat dining experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, great food,
Great service, great food, fast, kid-friendly, group friendly fun, diverse, they always have a table. Unfortunately as of late the prices have gone up from what you'd expect.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
quality service under pressure
We arrived 45 minutes late, due to horrific traffic coming from New Hampshire, and thus had very little time to eat before attending the nearby jazz performance. The waitress was absolutely wonderful and understanding,and the food we ordered arrived in next to no time, cooked just right. And of course, with fish one orders Muscadet! (two choices on the wine list). A wonderful recovery from a high stress situation. This place is first class! Jim T.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great and
The service was great and the good was amazing. This was my second time there with no regrets. I will recommend this place to friends
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner for 8
Food was excellent. Our waiter was bit slow and was obviously stretched pretty thin.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliably good and fresh seafood
Legal Seafoods always has reliably good and fresh seafood. Not content to rest on their admirable laurels, they also present innovative dining options in their specials. It is definitely a go-to for out of town guests!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service!
Came in with family for the first time. Our server, Erika, was exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable of the menu! Recommended some Chilean wine, which was awesome too!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always stop here when in
We always stop here when in Boston. Convenient to the Charles Hotel. Great food.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
service somewhat slow but
service somewhat slow but acceptable; restaurant very crowded during this visit. Food excellent.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with family to celebrate my graduation and we were delighted by the surf and turf options, the stuffed lobster, and grilled seafood (we ordered scallops and shrimps, all of which were amazing).
Service was very good, prompt and kind. The ambience was fine although we were seated next to the bar, which is not really optimal for a special occasion.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food Good, Not Perfect Placement
On open table when you make the reservations it says that you can't be seated on the Patio, which was good, because it was too hot, we didn't want to be seated outside. However, we were seated on the patio, and told there weren't other options, as many tables were reserved... at 4:30 PM)... It was hot outside, we were in the shade. The staff and food were excellent, but we were the only group outside, they did not come around to fill water glasses, and or check on us.. The only other group seated outside, had a melt down and left when they could not be accomondated inside... by the time we left, 90+% of the inside tables were still empty... lost good will of the other party... we didn't order extras as a result. Patio had potential, but
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an enjoyable evening.
This was an enjoyable evening. The restaurant was quiet enough for my 83 year-old mother to hear all of us. It was kid-friendly in that the children's meal had enough variety for the children. Our table was ready for us at the reservation time and we were seated immediately. The waitress was attentive and helped us to leave the restaurant in time for the theater.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time. We were about ten minutes early for our reservation, but were seated as soon as we walked in. Our server was friendly and prompt, and the server for the next table over was also eager to help us with anything we needed. The food arrived in good time and was very good. My daughter didn't like the fish shaped ravioli, but that may simply be a matter of taste.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a three year old with
we had a three year old with us and Joe, our, waiter was outstanding--
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
dependable and flexible
it is a dependable place with excellent food and flexible choices (I asked for something that was supposed to be deep fried to be pan seared and it was no problem)
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service. Got there
Wonderful service. Got there at 10:45 pm and they still served us!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants,
One of my favorite restaurants, nice interior and staff. They always find a table for me, even with busy. The best seafood, fresh and tasty. Lobster rolls are wonderful.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner and have been going to LSFOOD's since they opened in the Charles Hotel. So delicious and great service!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have lunch here every time l come to Harvard. The food is delicious, and I love the people. Great wine.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have menus
They have menus, you order the food and they bring it to you -- it was great!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the restaurant and
Enjoyed the restaurant and food. The atmosphere was good as was the fish chowder.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect experience
I brought my parents in to LSF Charles Sq. during their visit from California. It was perfect!
The food, which is always stellar, lived up to high expectations. My parents were absolutely blown away at the quality & deliciousness of New England specialties like clam chowder & Maine lobster, not to mention the amazing lump crab cakes.
The food was phenomenal, but what made our meal truly outstanding was the impeccable service we received from beginning to end. Joe was attentive, funny, and very well-informed. We are wine drinkers & Joe suggested two bottles that paired wonderfully with our meals. On separate occasions, managers Chelsea and Bill made sure we were happy, making us feel like VIPs. The staff in Charles Sq. can't be beat!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meetup spot
Met with a friend who lives overseas and who is in town for a professional course. Nice meeting point in the courtyard of Charles Hotel just off the Harvard campus. Great seafood, and ambience is good for a large group or just a few.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been many times and I've always left happily (and satisfied!). Unquestionably the best of the 'Legals'. A nice place to take a friend or a visitor to Boston.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
solid and excellent as expected
All around good choice for seafood. Waitress was very attentive. Excellent steamed lobsters and fresh and tasty mix of raw oysters.vegetables were ok but not special
overall a very safe choice and easy walk to the Charles hotel
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
No One Can Grill Fish Like Legals
I have never had such good salmon anywhere. This Legals makes THE BEST FISH. Everything else is quite good as well. I love their Virgin Marys. Seriously you cannot go wrong eating here. And for a special treat ask for the chopped Greek salad. It isn't on the menu but they will make it. Add a piece of grilled fish with it and it makes a delicious meal.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Rawbar was excellent. I loved the staffing on the lobster.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and service
For great seafood in the Harvard Square area, LSF is tops.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant for seafood!
We had the wild salmon dinner and it was delicious. Waitstaff was great and overall a pleasant experience for us.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early Saturday Dinner
It was a great pleasure to have dinner in a restaurant and not need to shout over the music to your friends.
The food was fabulous. I had the wood grilled scallops and they were delicious. My husband tried a wine flight
and we thought that was really fun -- and the wine was very good. My friend had the warm chocolate pudding cake
and loved it. Nice to visit a Harvard Square staple, have a quiet atmosphere and great food!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
The online reservation system performed well, and we were seated immediately. The food was outstanding. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and prompt. Portion sizes were extremely generous. We ordered side dishes for sharing. These veggies were creatively seasoned and delicious, but we would have had more than enough food even without them. Prices are moderately high ($$$ on a 4-$ scale), but so is the freshness of the seafood and the presentations of the dishes. A minor criticism is that the noise level on a cool Friday night was high enough to make conversation difficult due to the close proximity of a lively bar. A dinner on the patio here in the summer would be a perfect dining experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very, very gluten-free friendly. One of the best, if not the best.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The kitchen heavily spiced
The kitchen heavily spiced my friends lunch which had been specifically ordered "lightly spiced" but the Manager handled it well and we enjoyed the meal.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my son for his 19th
I took my son for his 19th Birthday and it was the perfect atmosphere , food and service. We cleaned the plates and had fun. It was easy dining and we left happy and contented . It was more than I expected and I was very surprised to see full place on Thursday night .My son even had a small B-day cake and the song. He was very happy.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food always. Great service. Convenient location.
I always go back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM