Look, this is about the best
Look, this is about the best place for business networking that's close to MIT and a number of companies huddled around Kendall Square. I wouldn't trade it for any other spot. I have literally used it at least 50 times over ten years.
The menu is good (if pricey). The service is prompt.
The ambiance is...entrepeneurial.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a good experience.
Always a good experience. A solid place that never lets me down.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seated promptly, service was
Seated promptly, service was very good and fast. Food arrived at good pace and was excellent.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was delicious from
The food was delicious from chowdah to dessert, though the plating on the entrees could be stepped up a bit.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff here were very professional
Staff here were very professional and friendly, and I really like the relaxed atmosphere. The clam chowder is great. More generally, the food is quite good, though I think is slightly more expensive than the quality would warrant.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been coming here for 40 years
Been coming here for 40 years (cackle cackle)"
Necer had anything less than a perfect meal.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kendal Square Gem
I had family coming in late from Ohio and we had to modify our reservation within a short time of arriving. The staff was very accommodating and when we arrived at the restaurant they were exceptional. We were greeted warmly at the door and were seated at a large and comfortable table. They knew that some of us had been on the road for awhile and promptly brought us our drinks as well as a complimentary amuse-bouche which was lovely! Although the restaurant was quite busy all the staff were attentive and courteous to our needs. Our orders were taken in a timely fashion but not so that we felt rushed. When the food arrived it was delicious!! Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a business meeting here
I had a business meeting here and it was the perfect place. It was private enough to discuss personal information, the food was delicious and the service was excellent.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was delicious, server
food was delicious, server was excellent and accommodating.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious but slow
Out party of 4 arrived at 12:15 on a Thursday. We were seated quickly (we had a reservation) despite the crowd. The staff were very welcoming. The food was expertly prepared and so yummy (try the tuna burger!). However, there services was very slow. We were seated for at least 10 minutes before the waitstaff took our order for drinks, and by then we knew our meal orders. Another 10 minutes before bread arrived. Then several minutes before the drinks came. Our entrees arrived together (good). The prices and portions are reasonable. Lunch was 90 minutes due to the slow service. I still recommend the place, just avoid the lunch rush, if possible.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were seated
My wife and I were seated promptly and courteously. The wait staff were friendly and upbeat. The food was very good (we both love sea food). It was a special occasion for us and we were not dissapointed in our choice for a restaurant.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is predictably good.
The food is predictably good. I always head to Legal Seafood when I need a place for a "nice" lunch for the MIT crowd. If I'm in town for pleasure, it's a convenient place to get some lobstah. I actually have had the staff say "Welcome Back". Nice, since I live in Texas and only eat there a couple of times a year.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Legal Seafood in Kendall Square has easy access parking for a business lunch meeting, the food is delious, the wait staff is patient, and everyone will enjoy the expereince.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent -- a halibut steak special and a chef's choice of mixed grilled fish. The ambiance is pleasing, airy, comfortable, classy. Early on a Saturday (6:30 pm), we had no difficulty hearing each other talk. All staff members were gracious, helpful. It's an expensive meal, but absolutely worth the cost--dependably impeccable.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here on Mothers' Day because my mother likes it. The food was as good as you'd expect, and the selection of wines and beers is better than it used to be. Possibly because of Mothers' Day, the service was slower than I would have expected from previous visits.
Another issue was that a member of the party who was unfamiliar found the directions for getting there from the website difficult to follow.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great time at Legal
My wife works around the corner from this Legal location, so we visit it often. This visit was special - her birthday - so we made reservations.
We did tell our waitress about the birthday - and she added a candle to the dessert! It is these little extra touches we have come both to appreciate and enjoy at this restaurant.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Seafood!
We got right in with our reservations even though it was an hour wait. All of our dishes were great! The clam chowder was awesome ,the lobster bisque was thin and didn't have much lobster. It is very pricey ,but worth it!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were greeted warmly and welcomed with free bite because we had made a reservation. Dinner was delish. Service was great. Attentive but not intrusive
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh, tasty, fun
We caught a late lunch during a quiet time of day. Service was friendly, but a bit slow. Food was fresh, tasty, and well presented. The clam chowder was thick, creamy, and sinfully delicious. Fish was amongst the best we've eaten anywhere. Nice wine list. Overall, a very good experience. Will certainly return when in Boston again.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with my family to celebrate
I went with my family to celebrate my MIT Graduation and it was wonderful. The server was really good. My parents don't speak much English and she was very accomodating. The food was hot and good, and had many options for those that do not eat too much.
In general, I loved it.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. Our server was knowledgeable and guided us through every course. The food tasted as good as it looked and it looked great!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Tuna au Poivre was over cooked. The waitress should have asked how I wanted it prepared. I would have said rare to medium rare. The Sancerre was excellent and reasonably priced. Also, they should have asked if I wanted sunflower seeds on my salad, which was otherwise very good. Sunflower seeds are so '60s.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't have asked for a better dinner ... food was great, service was great, seated at our reservation time !
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food. Everything was top notch. Food preparation was excellant. Oysters were fresh, Crab cakes were large lumps and perfectly cooked. Grey Sole was tender and lightly seasoned to perfection. Couldn't be happier.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable food quality and service
My party of 2 met friendly greeters, was seated promptly, and the wait staff arrived quickly with bread and water. The wait staff were efficient, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Our food was delicious, as we've come to expect. The Spicy tuna and clam chowder are fantastic! We are regulars, so will certainly be back.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had the wild salmon, it was cooked just right, very flavorful, moist and tender. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.
We sat outside on the patio, very pleasant; great dining experience.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner in Boston
Wide variety of seafood choices, long kids menu with coloring page and crayons, attentive and helpful servers, great location in Cambridge - all around a good stop for dinner.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great catch
Wonderful grilled swordfish, just the right amount of seasoning. Served so promptly, waiter forgot to get us their signature rolls!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great business focused lunch
Great business focused lunch that meandered into general discussion about life and careers - the atmosphere was perfect, the waitress was attentive and not intrusive, very helpful with wine selections.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliably consistant good seafood
We had a good though not outstanding dinner. The seafood is fresh, and well cooked. The shrimp wontons were good. The side garden salad that I had with my meal was average though the seaweed salad that came with the other two meals was very good. My seafood casserole with cream sauce could have been a little more flavorful. The mixed wood grilled seafood dish was excellent as well as the wood grilled swordfish . I was not pleased that we couldn't try a sample of the wine that we ordered with the meal because if we had I would have not ordered it. I'm sure most of the wines on their list are better than the one we ordered but being able to try before you buy would have been great.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Service and Delicious Food
The food was great, all the way from the appetizer to the dessert, and the appetizer and main course arrived surprisingly fast. The waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous as well.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite spots to have a working lunch. Tasty & healthy food that doesn't divert attention away from the people and discussion. Attentive service kept us on schedule. I requested and received a more private booth. Successful meeting!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish fresh and well-prepared.
Fish fresh and well-prepared. A classic spot - can't go wrong!
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Going down memory lane
At least 8 years passed since one child graduated - this was a nostalgic choice and our server and food were excellent.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was good, if leisurely,
Service was good, if leisurely, which was perfect for us because we had planned to stay awhile. The chicken was good, as was the grilled salmon. The oriental stir-fry was terribly salty, and our server volunteered to have the chef prepare another, with sauce on the side. Once it arrived, it was again very salty, if less so than the previously-prepared dish. I'm guessing it's cooked using a liberal amount of soy sauce, but that's just a guess. Otherwise, a great place to eat seafood and stay awhile!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Service was
Excellent food. Service was even better. Waitress was fantastic.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for all ages
We were a party of 8. The younger 9 years old , the older 80.
Had a great time.
The food was really good, although my pasta was overcooked...
Fish and shrimp superb!
Thank you for responding to my request of having a table acessible
to our dear uncle using a cane.! Did online!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is really tasty with a lot of variety ; we went there to celebrate one of my friends' birthday and mine, therefore I went for the lobster. It was savoury, plump and juicy. It was the first time I had some and several waiters came to help me shell it when I asked only one of them. We had to show our IDs to prove we were over 21 and they noticed it was our birthday, they didn't say anything and they brought after the entrées two generous slices of cake, it was really kind. And the seafood is good quality without being too expensive. I warmy recommend this place !
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for family
We had a delightful family dinner. The food was very good, the service was outstanding, and we felt very welcome with our 3 children. There were several very large parties, so I would recommend it for big family get-togethers. Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience, and we would recommend it to both residents of and visitors to Cambridge.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great surprise! The food was fresh and delicious and the service was great. Jake, our waiter, was attentive and friendly and made it a great dining experience. It made our trip to Boston memorable.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here on a Sunday night for dinner.
Food was great: fresh and tasty.
Service was perfect: friendly but not intrusive.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who finds them self in the Cambridge area!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a reliably great meal
This restaurant is one of the few that my extended family can agree upon. Luckily there is a filet mignon choice for those of the family who don't like fish. The food is always good, the service reliable, the ambiance great for families. Please keep it up!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
seafood lovers will be most
seafood lovers will be most pleased. variety of well prepared fresh seafood. great salads. a good selection of wines.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This joint has been next to MIT for as long as I can remember -- and I have been here a long time. It is generally packed at lunch time, and dinner time. I am happy they now take reservations. Most visitors who answer 'yes' to 'do you like fish?' are impressed. You can find fancier fish dishes in some of the nearby restaurants, but these guys do a very good job of cooking a wide variety of fish. I particularly like the calimari, which they do in two different styles.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you for the time
We were very pleased with the service - we had lots of time to decide on what to order, got our food right away and had plenty of time to chat without being pressured to close out on the meal.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was delicious and
the food was delicious and quite plentiful. advise sharing
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh fish but too fresh restaurant
Too cold - air conditioning on too high and was freezing- food also gets cold-"
Manager turned off air conditioning for us . Much more comfortable. Thank you
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great weeknight dinner
The service was great, we had a whole meal and drinks served in under an hour. We even received a complimentary appetizer for booking on OpenTable!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location for a business dinner, or any celebration. Lives up to it's expectations.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
take my brother to this restaurant
take my brother to this restaurant because I wanted to eat something typical of boston and only had that day! so I decide to take him to this restaurant to eat good lobster. I liked the atmosphere and the attention! I recommend it
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM