Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/braintree-forbes-road
  • Phone: 7818171292
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road
Our new location in Braintree is making a splash. Designed to evoke memories of vintage seafood restaurants, the space offers as many seating options as fish in the sea. Most notable are the three bars – including an oyster bar and food bar along the exposed kitchen – to satisfy any thirst (or hunger) for fun. In warm weather, a glass wall slides back to a large patio.

Our menu includes all the Legal Sea Foods classics, but also some specialties of the house that will reel you in. And our late night menu, available Monday through Saturday, begins two hours before close.

We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)great for lunch (80)good for groups (78)fit for foodies (76)great for outdoor dining (58)vibrant bar scene (53)neighborhood gem (49)kid-friendly (43)notable wine list (37)hot spot (36)romantic (29)late-night find (24)great for brunch (16)scenic view (14)Show More
  • The new Braintree Legals....
    capella
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've eaten at Legals since they started on the second floor in somerville with plastic forks... this one is a winner... Informed wait people, new menu (even pizza!), new fish chowder, (no light clam chowder here); Love the almond crusted salmon, cooked to the level you want Try the onion strings with drinks (avoid the fried pickles); Mai Tai's not a winner, lacking dark rum. Legals responded with the quietest possible table (ask for a booth); the noise level can be more than 'energetic'; make a reservation: on a Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, a 30 minute wait if no dinner reservation. A good addition to the Legal portfolio!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family birthday dinner
    soshore65
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    seated within 10 mins. of reservation, like that. Food was fresh & presentation was excellent. I especially like the oyster presentation, very neat and clean. our waitress was superb & even brought a desert for our special birthday friend, always come back to Legal because of the good food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as excellent as usual
    gainesvillegalVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've been coming to Legal for almost 30 years. I've never had reason to complain until now. The fried oyster appetizer was a little soggy, not crisp; I didn't like it with the cole slaw. The Caesar w/ chicken was generous and quite good; I had to take it home to finish it. However, the dessert-supposedly-key lime pie- left much to be desired. Key lime is the only dessert that I get at Legal, so I know how it should taste. This dessert was cheesecake, not the creamy key lime. I would have complained, but I was sharing the dessert with a friend and didn't want to make a scene. However, I was truly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm and Relaxing
    nsmall088
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The only thing that I can say is it needs more food menu choices and bigger portions especially for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picoso2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Amazing food! By far, the best, most fresh seafood on this side of the world.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Donnalb48
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My experience at Legal Seafoods is that the food is always delicious and my lunch here was no exception. The crab cakes were exceptional as was the salad served with them and the sauteed spinach. Our server was attentive and the ambience energetic. I would defiinitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just average Legal Sea Food
    inkdesignerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been to other Legal Sea Food. But this one is different! I really had a great meal and planing on going back already!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome time as usual
    SJM1027
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always have a great time at Legal in Braintree. As soon as you walk in you feel at home. This location is much nicer than the location at South Shore Plaza. One of my favorite menus as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location upgrade: quality downgrade
    ZeketurdVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Seafood tasted like meat. Everything was unevenly cooked. Manager didn't acknowledge poor presentation from kitchen. Entrees took about 35-40 minutes to come out. Weird layout, totally paying prices according to the relocation and renovation and not for the quality of fresh seafood. Kitchen staff are clearly under trained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mugsysmom
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Enjoyed everything about it! Lived up to its reputation in every respect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST SEAFOOD!!!
    jaycee
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always a great experience at Legal seafood. The oysters are always fresh and TASTY!!! Our server Robin was very knowledgeable and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed Here
    RCICruiser
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a last-minute reservation to celebrate our anniversary. The food is always tasty and fresh with a nice presentation. Our server on this occasion, I wish I remembered his name, was exceptional. Clearly he enjoys his job and I'm sure enhanced the dining experience of those he waited on as he did ours. The mussel appetizer is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a corner table outside, it was quiet, and pretty to watch the sky changing as the sun set. The service was warm, friendly, fun and good, and the food and drinks were, as always, delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food and service was great, but I couldn't hear anyone talking at my table of 3. We were seated in a seperate room with 2 large, mostly drunk, parties. They were so loud, it made the experience nearly unbearable. The ringing in my ears finally subsided a few hours later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the new Legal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This Legal Sea Food is a new location in Braintree. I loved it. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding and the ambience was good. It's a bit pricey but it is a nice place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of the great things that brings me to this location again and again is the location being near where my boyfriend lives. The food is great, which can be expected from this chain. The atmosphere is lovely with the view from up high. I will keep going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    SJM1027
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I go there approx. 5 times per month and have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    fullnhappy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I frequent at Legal at least every-other week. I've always been greeted and treated above and beyond!!! I am on a restricted diet and my waitresses, as well as the chefs, are always so accomodating! I've never had a bad meal nor a bad experience! See you next week!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PeterVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Legal Sea Foods was excellent as always. We enjoyed the new location away from the Braintree Mall on the other side of Granite Street. Much easier to get to and for parking. Service was especially good and the food was certainly up to Legal's usual high standards.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the new location!
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    So much better & brighter than in the mall. Also nice to be able to sit outside!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprise
    SquidLover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've known Legal's since the very early days ands it's had good years and not so good years, locations have varied in quality & service. We've not been back to one in a while, but decided to go back to the Braintree location and found it had moved from the mall across the street to Forbes road. The location is a parking lot but the windows cleverly overlook the hills. The service level here is fantastic and I mean that. There's a close attention to the customer, anticipating our needs. All of the food came out together, perfectly hot, brought by several people. The manager was on hand to check in if everything was good. Indeed, everything was great. Steamers, Cioppino, Grilled Haddock, Almond encrusted Salmon were near perfect. Bravo Legal
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fixyourtacos
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fish in the fish tacos was dry and over cooked. The batter was slightly burnt and very hard. Chopped Greek salad was awesome, as usual, service was very good, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We always go to Legal for good food and service. Many seafood choices and now all other types of main courses. Only one complaint - do not like salt on outside of baked potatoes and do not remember to ask for one without salt. Manager on a previous visit told us it was so baked potatoes would be "fluffy" - wrong, their potatoes are not fluffy inside, but good nevertheless. Especially like the Alaskan Wild Salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, great time.
    conmac
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our waitress was Michelle and she was very helpful. We started with oysters and wine, then crab cake combo and lemon caper grey sole. All delicious! Ended with bananas foster, espresso and cappuccino. We sat outside and it was a beautiful night! Couldn't ask for a better meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    ZSG67VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great dinner. Love the new location - much brighter and open.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • waitress was superb
    Marcia24VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Waitress was above the best...attentive and personable. Had diet restriction which she attended to methodically. Celebrating anniversary so she brought special dessert to celebrate. One of the best we have encountered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Reviews
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Found this place when they opened and my wife and I go at least 3 times per month. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MellyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The new location is awesome!! We sat outside on the patio and it was great!! The food and the service were great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best fish ever
    Snowbird
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fish is always fresh and prepared so as to not dry out. Thanks again for an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Impressed
    foodenthusiast
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A group of colleagues and I selected Legal Seafood to wish our department head an appreciation farewell as he embarked on a new adventure. The service and quality of the food was great! One member of the group has a food allergy and the level of care that was taken by the staff was extremely impressive. They were quick to acknowledge the allergy and ensure her that they would take every precaution to make sure her food was prepared safely. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Legal Seafood to my friends, family and other colleagues. Thank you for a highly enjoyable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood
    mel77VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I have eaten at many Legals in the Boston area and this new one in Braintree is by far the best-- service was outstanding. I had a baked stuffed lobster that was fabulous-- the lobster was very sweet and tender and the stuffing was loaded with full size shrimp and scallops
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Generic Ambience
    Oceans11
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    While Legal Sea Foods remains top on our list, having great choices for celiacs and vegans, the new restaurant has none of the charm of the old. Gone are the ocean decorations and fish tanks. Now Legals could be any restaurant at all. It's a shame.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful and patient service
    DebC
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was meeting with a high school friend whom I hadn't seen for years. We opened the restaurant at 4:30 and didn't leave till 9. We sat outdoors because it was a quieter environment (don't expect a view unless you like cars and asphalt!). Staff were wonderful, personable, and patient. We never felt rushed, they were knowledgeable about the food, and it was overall a really memorable evening. Thank you for letting us enjoy every minute.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We just experienced your new location and love it. The old location was tired and drab. This new location was bright and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience This Time!
    Hollis
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a poor experience the last time that I was there due to the location of my table but the manager responded to my last review and really made it right. I appreciated the care that he took in responding to my review and offering a wonderful incentive to try the restaurant again. Thanks so much! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal Does It Again!
    HungryfromHiltonHead
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This recently opened location in Braintree is a hopping place! Easy access next to South Shore Plaza is conveniently located next to 128. Same great seafood, eclectic menu, raw bar and a large and open place with great glass walls and a helpful and pleasant staff! If you love 'Legal' you'll their new location at South Shore Place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent in all respects
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our table was not ready however the hostess apologized and gave us a complimentary appetizer, our server Kristin was knowledgable charming and spot on in her recomendations. The food was well prepared hot and very flavorful. Would deffinitly recommend and will certainly return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This was my second time at this new Legal's and had an equally good experience. This visit was for lunch so I was a bit disappointed not to see a clam roll on the menu but our outstanding waitress, Sara, checked and said they could make one for us, no problem. We decided on the crab BLT sandwich (delicious) and a greek salad (forgettable). Sara then suggested a strawberry dessert, her fav, that was outstanding!! Sara never rushed us but made sure we always had everything we needed, refilling our ice teas without ever asking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for diner with clients
    Colleague
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Nice restaurant to take clients from out of town to sample local Boston cuisine. My colleague enjoyed the fresh seafood and the wine that was recommended. The server was very attentive and we enjoyed a very pleasant evening. I would definitely recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    mmmullaney
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The new location offers better views and is well-lit. The food was excellent, as always, and our server Cameron was very attentive and friendly. Cannot wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet