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
214 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)good for groups (87)great for lunch (72)fit for foodies (71)vibrant bar scene (57)neighborhood gem (55)kid-friendly (50)great for outdoor dining (47)hot spot (41)notable wine list (34)romantic (33)late-night find (29)great for brunch (17)scenic view (9)Show More
  • Disappointed
    Carol
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This is the second time I've been to Legal Sea Foods in less than a month and was disappointed. I chose the seafood casserole (scallops, shrimp, lobster, fish in a creamy sauce). It was very dry and the lobster consisted on one small stringy piece. One strike and this chain will be out for me!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood, seafood, seafood!
    DanyaVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    If you like seafood, you'll love Legal's. The food is great, fresh and delicious! The staff is uber professional and accommodating. Their great service level is always consistent. I highly recommend Legal Sea Foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was my fiancé and I first
    Couple
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It was my fiancé and I first time at this new location, it was cozy, energetic and our waitress was super nice. She made sure all of our accommodation was up to par and I liked that about her. Their Soup of the day was the vegetable one, and that needs to be changed asap, I thought I was eating salt all by itself!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was excellent; our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    food was excellent; our table location was questionable, way to far back as I was with an older person and we needed to walk the entire lenght of the restaurant. Hostess should be aware of all parties that she is seating, paying attention to all, as we walked passed several open tables
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than impressive
    BDdinners2VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The layout of the new space feels overly cramped at tables in the long and narrow first section, and the views of the open kitchen add nothing to the dining experience. There is an air of rush an scurry as you watch and experience the wait staff. The overall setting feels like a downgrade from the prior location. Perhaps, the restaurant should be described as a bistro or market café. Let me add that the wait staff was accommodating, but they are young and lack the experience and polish of the other servers. I am hoping things will improve as people become more comfortable with this new set up.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    CP423
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food and service were both great. It was a Thursday night and the place was busy but it was a good busy. There was a nice vibrant crowd at the bar so it was nice to get a cocktail there while waiting for our table. We made a 7:15 reservation on Open Table and we were sat right at 7:15.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bar and View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The new location is much better in many different ways from the old one over at South Shore plaza. The bar is great and the view which for someone like myself who is easily distracted by anything interesting outside a window is pretty cool itself. The food is always good at Legal Seafoods and our waiter was awesome. We truly enjoyed ourselves and will be back again to any legal seafoods location but specifically this one too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Always a great place for dinner. Great food and very good service! Kristina was so helpful with the menu and was very friendly and professional. We will continue to dine here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal Sea Foods has always
    Anon
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Legal Sea Foods has always been our go to place for special occasions. The Forbes Road venue is new and felt very comfortable. It's been a dependable menu with something for everyone. I asked for the salmon to be cooked medium rare and it was just that. the wait staff was very polite and attentive. It will remain our go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with Fish
    SwtPalette1VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We ordered the Legal Oysters for an appetizer. Not much flavor. One of the oysters had very little spinach stuffing. I had the Seafood Casserole for lunch and shrimp was overcooked. Had to search hard for the scallop(s). Mostly fish and too much cheese. Service was outstanding. Waitress very friendly and attentive. New restaurant ambience was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Addition - Braintree
    Dpat38VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Wonderful new Legal Seafood restaurant. Great interior design, views and outdoor seating available. My New favorite Legal Seafood location. Excellent Service. Highly recommend. Make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BRAINTREE MARK 2
    milton666
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I MADE AN ON-LINE REZZ FOR 6 PM SUNDAY AFTER VALENTINES DAY. THE PLACE WAS MOBBED, BUT WE WERE USHERED RIGHT TO OUR TABLE UNDER THE VERY JEALOUS GAZE OF MILTON NEIGHBORS WHO MADE THE MISTAKE OF JUST SHOWING UP AND WERE WAITING, WAITING. (HA HA). OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT, AND REALLY MADE OUR EVENING. THE FOOD WAS THE USUAL, RELIABLE LEGAL SEAFOOD FARE -- AND WE DATE TO INMAN SQUARE IN 1969 -- BUT THE OYSTERS, KUSSHI -- THEY'D COME A LONG WAY, FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA -- WERE THE STARS OF THE DINNER. THE RESTAURANT WAS MORE THAN FULL, BUT THE STAFF WERE RIGHT ON, AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. THANK YOU BRAINTREE MARK 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous seafood and service!
    RegGal22
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I really love Legal Seafood and Legal Test Kitchens. I have frequently dined at the former LS location at South Shore Plaza. However, I always found it to be a bit crowded and noisy. The new LS location at South Shore Place is wonderful! The restaurant was much nicer than the former location. We went for Valentine's Day. It was very romantic and the noise level was quiet to moderate, which made it a more intimate dining experience. I highly recommend a reservation!! It was a Sunday night and the line was out the door! We walked right past everyone and were seated immediately due to making a reservation ahead of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT WORTH THE PRICE
    ktgifford
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had great service. Both dinners had problems mine was to raw and my husbands was over cooked. Both baked potatoes looked and tasted like left overs from night before.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect eatery for a snowy night.
    Mike
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Amazing. The food, the atmosphere, and the service. The chocolate lava cake (I may have forgotten the name) was perfect. It will certainly bring my wife and I around again just to treat ourselves on the next snowy evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Valentines Day Dinner Date
    QueenBee
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had a nice dinner for my V day celebration. My steak was not well done so they took it back to cook it better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice new spot
    Chris
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to this Legal on Valentine's Day because it was a new location. We were very pleased. Considering it was Valentine's Day we were able to sit at a booth right on time for our reservation. The bfood was great and Sarah our waitress was wonderful and informative. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood
    jaycee
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    oysters were awesome as was the main course and desert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my dinning experience
    hindo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I enjoyed d food d atmosphere, d service was good d attendant help u wit d menue by explaining in detail abt d food n wine n also help u wit ur budget .dat was gd...i enjoyed every second i spent dere....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased As Punch
    SwissChard
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made reservations for an early lunch on Valentine's Day. We were given a choice of tables to choose from. The reservation process was smooth and efficient. The restaurant was not busy on arrival but was quite busy when we left. Service was great. Staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and to our liking. We had the lobster bake and baked stuffed lobster. My husband ordered a not so popular virgin Miami Vice and explained how it was made. It was made specifically to his liking. We would visit here again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Cora
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The best seafood around . The lunch menu is extensive and would satisfy most appetites. However, my husband ( who was not with me) would probably have a heftier appetite even for lunch. I'm sure we could have had more rolls if we requested. The desserts were great; we split them five ways. The wait staff was very good and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food. Great service. Very friendly and attentive servers. Fun spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I went at the
    pete
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My wife and I went at the last minute when my mother in law offered to babysit. We had not been to this legal seafood since it moved across the street. From the moment we walked in, it was a great experience. The staff was welcoming and the food was excellent. We are both eating healthy and the meals we had were not only "diet friendly" but delicious. We have been been to nearly every legal around MA and I'd rate this as a top notch location. I was surprised by the amount of wait staff and they all seemed to be very attentive and hustling. They are to be commended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch
    Bostonareareviewer
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I took some customers to lunch at the Braintree location. The food was okay but someone in the group ordered a piece of fish and it arrived in a number of individual pieces like something you would see at McDonald's. It looked terrible. This was a business lunch and we didn't have the time to wait another half hour for them to do-over (although the waitress didn't offer that option).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • legal seafoods
    mbogaty
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    This restaurant is great for dinners with family or friends, if you want something a little fancier. I loved the atmosphere and would love to come back here with a good group of friends. The lobster roll was delicious and I know the other members of my party enjoyed their meals as well. Our waitress was great as well and we were all very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this new legals location.
    Lizzy
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Love this new legals location. Consistent quality, nicely decorated. Bar very busy and lively. Will be back !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    Kman67
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Although I still love the ambiance of the legals in the south shore plaze the most, this is definitely better than the C bar ambiance for a nice quiet dinner. I love all Legals because of their food, which is amazing regardless of which location you go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new location!
    TinaG
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Recently,I visited Legal Seafood's new location in Braintree, across the street from the mall. As usual, the food was excellent. We chose a booth in the bar, service was great as well. Our server was terrific, we took a long time to order since my friends and I hadn't seen each other in a few months and we never felt rushed. The Calamari eater in the group gave it rave reviews! and the others of us had a great selection of oysters. We each ordered a different kind of fish, and we all agreed that our meals were cooked perfectly. I had the Sole, one of my friends had the Salmon. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I love legal.have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My wife and I love legal.have enjoyed the food for many years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Date Restaurant
    ashleearp
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went on a double date with a few friends the other night and the food was amazing. The service was pretty good compared to most restaurants in that area and the wine list was to die for. I could eat there every single night if I had the money. It's a bit on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Legal Seafood Location
    Eat2RunVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Legal Seafood Braintree has moved out of the Braintree Mall and into a location finally fit for a restaurant of its caliber. Parking can be difficult out the front of the restaurant, however, there is ample parking at the adjacent hotel. There was a wait for the table even with the booking that was unexpected and given how busy the bar is, there's really no place to wait besides along the stairs. That being said, definitely book. We were informed that if it wasn't for our reservation, the wait would have been 1.5 hours. Once seated, the food and service were grand. The interior is nice, but the location is nothing scenic. Definitely recommend this restaurant and will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was very difficult to get
    Eliz
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    It was very difficult to get the bartenders attention for a drink before being seated and the drink was not made good at all. The food and service were good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why open table
    Legalsatnite
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Don't really know why we used open table - still close to an hour wait for a table in the kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great new location!
    mshirikjian
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Love Legals, always have. Great new location, nice airy open bar. Great service great oysters. great is all I can say
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank God for Open Table !
    ladydedy
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We went there to celebrate our birthdays and it was a great thing I made the reservation through Open table right before we got there. It was an hour late but thanks to the reservation, we were seated wtihin 15 mins. The food was delicious, our waitress Stephanie was very gracious. My daughter was with me and I have to say out of all the places I have ever been, they had the best kids menu I have ever seen. I would have totally ordered from her menu if I wasn't already decided on my baked lobster. Great time, great food. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usually very good, but . . .
    BobMac
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    meal was not good - shrimp was tough, could not taste any alcohol in drink ordered - wife ordered "Hawaiian Seabreeze" - also said could not taste the booze - bill came and listed the drink as a "fruit juice" drink - weird. Usually very good food, but not the first time I have been disappointed here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    Rg124
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The service, especially the food and the atmosphere was an awesome experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Growing Pains
    Joanne520
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    we were there to celebrate a birthday and we sat in the back room. it was so loud conversation was difficult. the server was attentive and sweet but it took 3 separate trips to the table to get our drinks. She did not know what Bacardi was, and brought the wrong beer. The appetizers were delivered by someone else and just plopped in the middle of the table. We waited 15 minutes for her to take our desert order, but then gave up. The free avocado apps and little ice cream balls were a nice touch and very appreciated. The place was jammed pack and I think the staff needs some more training. We love the Legal Seafood at the Plaza because of the great ambiance and service. We probably will stick with that one next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of the legal sea food chains
    FoodMontage
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I've been to many legal seafood chains and this one was by far the best. The service was energetic and attentive. The atmosphere was fun but not too loud and they don't try to rush you out the door like some other locations. Food was delicious but that's consistent among all the locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Billz
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our party of four commented that we had to of the best servers ever. We were certainly impressed with there outgoing charm and knowledge of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.