Great little spot!
LTK was right next door to our hotel, so it was convenient for grabbing a late night meal, and was especially convenient the night there was a HUGE thunderstorm! The Lobster Mac & Cheese is one of the best things I've ever eaten! Good salads too. And be sure to wash your meal down with an ice cold Sam Adams beer! The hostess the busy night we were there was super nice too! That's always a plus when you're dealing with a wait. The place is pretty small, so I definitely recommend making a reservation if you can.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very plesant lunch!
It was very busy for lunch and we sat in the dining room. The scallops were excellent. We will return.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boston touring great restaurant
It was so good I was there 3x in a 5 day visit.
It was convenient and service and food were great
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
girls night out
My girlfriends and i go out twice a year there is 6 of us. this was a great find the food was great good crowd but there was a creepy guy watching me but u get that everywhere. we loved how the check was divided and sub totaled made it very easy for beth cuz she also divides up the check lo
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this place
We love the friendly atmosphere of this restaurant. It has the feel of a neighborhood dining establishment where the staff are willing to get you what you want and know when something was forgotten. We were please with the service by the wait staff and will definitely be back. Thank you Noel, Ray, Josh and Shane especially.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband is in treatment for cancer. They were exceptional at caring for my family as we had a special night out for dinner to celebrate the half way point of radiation treatments. Our waitress was beyond exceptionalbb
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for quick casual meal.
Service is always fast and food is good. Menu could use updating - kind of a turnoff to find smugly fingerprints on the menu. Other than that everything is good at LTL.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the paella very
I enjoyed the paella very much. My friend liked her food as well. The our server was a lot of fun and had some great recommendations.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Seaport's best values
This was my second time--and the first in a few years--eating dinner at LTK. Our server was terrific, and my fiancee and I very much enjoyed our meals. For our apps, the lobster ravioli was good but not great (a bit too doughy), though the steamed shrimp wantons were so delicious that I could have easily ordered another plate of them. My grilled sea scallops, with black rice and seaweed salad on the side, were excellent. My fiancee enjoyed her fish and chips, but the fries were not crispy enough. She loved her drink, though, the pineapple coconut crush. Among the other dining options, I believe this is one of the better ones for the money. We will definitely be back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service! This was my
Great service! This was my second time. Paella was very good.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although a bit noisy-music is way too loud- the food was innovative and delicious. I had the crabmeat roll. Excellent!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at a reasonable price.
LTK has a great menu, it was hard to choose just one meal. Great ambiance and the place was filled with people that held an energetic tone. It was a little noisey and hard to talk to someone sitting across a table, but we were near the bar and kitchen. Choose ,if you can, a table away from these and you should be good! Once again, great food, good prices, excellent service. Try it out.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not worth it
Service was rushed - the waitress walked by the table and swooped up my drink without asking if I was finished. They couldn't wait to turn over the table even though there was no line. Kept trying to take away our plates. The food was mediocre.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
First timer to a fan in one night
Exceptionally good food and oh so convenient to the BOA Pavillion. First time here, with clients too,....will be back.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at the test kitchen. Everyone in my group raved about the food. Try the pork belly buns, they were the best part. Server was fast and very friendly. We will be back.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff and food were great
Someone from our party left some valuables there and the staff were exceptionally honest inasmuch as they promptly turned them in to the manager and we were able to pick them up the next day. Food was very good and the waitstaff were as attentive as they could be given the crowd. My only complaint was that the temperature in the dining room was extremely warm as if the air conditioning was not functioning properly. This is a problem on a hot July evening.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our entrees were brought out
Our entrees were brought out right after our appetizer so we sent them back while we finished the appetizer. Other than that, everything was fine. Nice lunch menu but much smaller dining room than I was expecting.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal. Had one of the
Great meal. Had one of the entree specials. Crab cake with shrimp, scallops and arugula salad. So delicious. Cab cake had hardly any filler and the other seafood was grilled perfectly. Other entree was shrimp equally delicious. Love LTK. Will definitely return
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was really great. Had the fish tacos & they were yummy. One of the ladies had the hamburger & said it was fabulous.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has great seasonal items and food is always fresh. The drinks are always amazing and thoughtfully paired with entrees. Parking is difficult as the lots are typically full and street parking is hard to come by especially if there is an event in the area. Service can be slow at times on a busy night but staff is more than accommodating and always comes with a smile. Highly recommend!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal was amazing, our wait staff friendly and great service. Only complaint was music was (bad) and way too loud. Really detracted from enjoying good food and trying to have a conversation.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would definitely recommend
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for good food and drinks! It's a little pricy, but it is seafood. I had the lobster Mac and cheese and strawberry sangria, both of which were fantastic! I made reservations through open table and had no problems. We sat outside and it was very hot until the sun went behind the building and a little loud with the big trucks going by. It didn't really bother me though.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Testing out the Test Kitchen
My wife and I went out to celebrate her birthday day with a few of our friends. It was a very nice time. The server took a little while to bring our first batch of drinks even though the place wasn't busy when we got there at 5PM. Once we got the first round and the appetizers, everything went a lot smoother. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable about the meals and made some great recommendations. I would more than likely go back there.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressed that I ate a meal in Boston for less than $100 with huge, delicious portions of food. My wife loved her salad and lettuce wraps.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
love to try new things
This is the best for trying new and creative food combos at reasonable prices, for Boston. Add to that the vibrant waterfront scene. We had lamb appetizer that was spicy but so delicious. Cucumber with crabmeat I will be adding to home parties; so good. And the lobster mac and cheese with truffle oil is two steps above all other renditions. Even cocktail creations were fun. Can be crowded and not the most comfortable seating, but it is fun for foodies.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, but ...
Great food, fantastic service, but definitely has a night club feel. But we went on a Friday night so it was fitting.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish was vibrant and
Every dish was vibrant and flavorful. In fact very flavorful.
We have always enjoyed any fish dish at Legals. But this food was
Better. Why???? More and interesting flavors!!!
Perhaps that is why it is called the "test" kitchen!
We are calling it our "favorite" sea food kitchen.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait!
Food overall was excellent and fun, but paella was only so-so (sits on gluey risotto and no broth to speak of). LTK is busy and very popular, especially with the younger crowd and is therefore a bit noisy but definitely has a hip vibe. My only real complaint is that it is too dimly lit. The lighting is probably trying to set a mood, but it isn't romantic - it's just too dark. Grilled seafood special was DEE-LISH! and appetizers were scrumptious. Will definitely go back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent staff, interesting food
We came here on our way back from the airport (after running late because of a flight delay - we phoned ahead and the staff were very accommodating in changing our reservation time). I had ordered flowers to be delivered to the restaurant as it was our anniversary, which unfortunately never arrived - I phoned them later and they said that they had tried to deliver but the business was closed, which was an obvious lie on the part of the delivery driver as this place is open until 2am! - but the restaurant staff improvised wonderfully and arranged a bouquet from their decorative plants outside. Thanks for making our night special!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at LTK
On Tuesday night, three of us went to dinner at LTK and were blown away by how delicious it was. I had been once before and really enjoyed it, so I had high expectations, but it was even better than I remembered. Our server, Pat, was funny and really knowledgeable about the menu . Between the three of us, we had the scallops and the lobster & seafood salad as appetizers, then two of us split the paella and my fiance had the lobster mac and cheese. Everything was delicious and tasted fresh and well-seasoned. The paella was to die for. My favorite thing about LTK is that if you order an entree to share, they split the dish for you and the portions still seem perfect. I could go on, but really, just go and enjoy!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine list and excellent
Great wine list and excellent food. Service was great too!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some nice twists on old classics-
Some nice twists on old classics- excellent combinations very well prepared. Great seamless service accommodated requests without a fuss. A bit more table spacing and a bit less noise and it would be perfect.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was new to the seaport area, and this restaurant came highly recommended by colleagues working in Boston, as well as someone who lives in the seaport area. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the food. We would definitely return if we are in that area again!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for fish...as always!
We had a wonderful dinner at LTK with a relative who does not live in New England and was craving some local flavors - what better place to sample the local fresh catch! The scrod was wonderful as was the calamari appetizer and a tuna appetizer that was offered for us to sample on the house. The special that night was a crabcake, shrimp and scallop skewer that was just amazing with a salad that was the perfect complement. A sampling of French wines from the extensive wine list made the night complete.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Walked in and greeted immediately by host. Sat at table near door and the bar was lit well. Great cocktails and Open faced crab sandwhich and oysters were delicious! Manager, Ken came to check on us and was very personable and funny! Will definitely back.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were early, and taken to our table - in a little windowed nook off the main dining room - immediately. The hostess said it was because we made our reservation on OpenTable. Well, they made us - especially my friends from Atlanta - feel special, and special about OpenTable.
We were well taken care of by our server Megan at a very busy time. She really made our lady, allergic to seafood, quite confident. Yes, the meal would be prepared completely separate from all the seafood. She loved her chicken dish.
Think the food is the only thing being beta-ed? I later learned that our rattan chairs and table combination was on trial. The friend who told me this said that iPod speaker docks at each table were being tested when he was there.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my staff here for an
Took my staff here for an appreciation lunch and they all were happy with their choices. Thank you!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food and Service
After being told about LTK by a tour guide we opted to go there for a snack of scallops. The spices (cumin and curry) and combination (arugula and grilled watermelon) was so amazing we cancelled our reservations at its sister restaurant to have dinner and try more dishes. Our dinner was just as brilliant. They use interesting ingredients and combinations to make seafood and other dishes delicious and surprising. The quality of the ingredients is outstanding and the results fantastic. Plus everything on the menu is a bit cheaper than the sister restaurant. Brilliant, fun atmosphere. We found out that the owner actually pops in on a regular basis to eat - as our server put it "he really cares" - not something you often hear with chains.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
could not get enough of Fruits
could not get enough of Fruits de Mer....went back 2 nights in the row for it.
Found the lobster wrap nice looking but for 23.99 expected a little more lobster and flavour...it paled in comparison to the fruits and the price point was too high. Crab cake awesome and the scallops....mmmm....peerfection...kudos
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of colleagues and I went to LTK for dinner and had a great time. The food was really good and service was great as well. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in Boston. FYI the truffle Mac & Cheese was amazing and a must have!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a test!
Kate was our waitress and totally added to the fun of our celebration for a friends birthday!
The menu was extensive with lots of "make it your own" selections . We enjoyed the calamari appetizer.
I had the salmon with the wasabi sauce and seaweed salad - I thoroughly enjoyed! My friends had the Paella (they felt the fish was over cooked and the risotto undercooked). We ordered up a slice of chocolate cake for the birthday girl- it lacked flavor and was dry.
Overall even though there were some food snafu"s Kate was quick to respond and we didn't have to wait or go looking for her once.
The entire staff was incredible we were running late and had to push our reservation back an hour- they were very accommodating!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the win! This place was amazing. Great food, great wine and a great ambience. Would definitely go back!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dinner!
I came here with some friends and we loved the place! The restaurant was very modern and the ambiance energetic, especially loved the music! I was dancing in my chair! Our server Sade was amazing too, loved her!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good selection, great food!
Food was great! Sometime staff seemed to disappear for awhile.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food but noisy.
The food was excellent. The daily special made it very easy to make a choice. Three of the four of us chose the special.
The tables are uncomfortably close together and the music was so loud it made it difficult to have a semi-private conversation. The guests at the table next to us felt it was OK to just join our conversation. It was also nearly impossible to leave the table without bumping into the guests at the tables on either side of our table.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick enjoyable lunch
We chose LTK to show off our New England seafood to out of town guests, it was very good. The space is a bit cramped and noisy, but not uncomfortably so. Excellent crab cakes and scallops. Service was friendly and fast.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good...and
The food was very good...and service was great as well. The Seaport District is a nice alternative to downtown with a nice vibrant feel. This restaurant fits in perfectly there :-)
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful. Scrod with lemon caper good, although my companion preferred it without the sauce. Cheesy grits were yummy, but her hit of the evening were the sweet potato fries. BEST EVER. My shrimp with shandong sauce, lovely. Brussel sprouts and grits again very good.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes repetition is good!
Always make a reservation for lunch or dinner whenever I am in Boston. The only problem is that I always order the same thing - the Tuna Burger - which never disappoints. My wife also had a lobster dish that was also outstanding. Cannot wait for my next visit to LTK!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Tuna Steak
Started off dinner with the Lettuce Wraps, a little different than I usually see them...with steak and their hoisen sauce. Best lettuce wraps I've ever had. The fresh lettuce, with the perfect strips of steak and then the sauce (im assuming its their hoisin sauce). Then we ordered Tuna Steak and Salmon both with Lemon Caper sauce....the sauce is their gem. The sauce made the plate. The salmon was just a good cut of salmon like any other good restaurant but then that sauce, all i can say is I want them to bottle it and sell it in stores. Chocolate chip cookie dessert was only average, could have been gooey-ier.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM