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Legal Crossing

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1727 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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Pre/post Theatre
Legal Crossing is an urban neighborhood restaurant inspired by the vibrancy of Downtown Crossing, then and now. It's a cross between all of the Legal Sea Foods concepts, evolved into a new, singular experience.

The menu showcases the freshness and purity of our seafood. Tried-and-true favorites from all the Legal Sea Foods concepts (Legal Sea Foods, Legal Test Kitchen, Legal C Bar and Legal Harborside, Floor 1 and 2) - evolved by preparation and/or presentation - along with exclusive offerings, comprise the menu mix. At the same time, we’re shaking things up with our cocktails. Many of them are a playful nod to Downtown Crossing’s colorful past, while the influence of Chinatown is seen in some of the exotic ingredients used.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1727 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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Analise
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went here on a date night and it was very nice. Good food and Our waitress Tayrn was super nice!

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EricNH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was adequate and the place was very quiet (3 tables with customers). I thought the food was very good until the desert disappointed us. The bread was fresh and warm. We shared a bottle of chardonnay. I had the crab cake combo (very good) and my wife had the pasta with shrimp (very good). The dessert we shared was Boston cream and it seemed like it was out of a box. The texture of the filling did not look or taste fresh. Under the current conditions, I feel like this is a place I would definitely come back to.

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vipscrod
New England
217 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank for opening back up! The new menu is awesome and the food is delicious!

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vipWaystogo
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sides should be more creative. Something other than rice and broccoli.

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RobG
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overall was a nice experience despite Covid the restaurant seems a bit dark and a little on the gloomy side food was delicious service was great

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Katrin
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate your birthday food and drinks are great

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JohnG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

When I order fried clams, and ask whether they have "bellies" or not, and I'm told they do, and I order them and they do not come that way, I think the food is poor. I'm not sure
why sea-food restaurants do not understand what clam bellies are, but Legal did not have
them this past Sunday night, and that makes what was paid for them unacceptable.

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DennisT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a business meeting with 2 tables of 4 and the service and food was excellent but we were the only customers there - could be that it was a Wednesday night or the Covid thing?

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vipMargaretR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have been going to Legal Seafood (many years)and Legal Crossing since you opened. Have always enjoyed my meals. This past week we went to Legal Crossing. Having ordered the fried shrimp and fried clams many times at Legal Seafood I was happy to see it now on the Legal Crossing menu. However, both dishes were way overcooked. They were just shy of being burnt. Hence they were dry and not very tasty. I would have sent it back but I didn’t have the time to wait plus I was very hungry.

Before everything shut down I was a regular at the restaurant and I will continue coming back. However, I thought you should know of my experience. Perhaps there was a problem in the kitchen? Everyone is entitled to an off day!

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Margaret

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MarkB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to see the traditional Legal Seafood menu being reintroduced at Legal Crossing. Much better than the previous menu... Great to see the team so happy to be back at work. Hope everyone checks LC out!

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DennisK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Great atmosphere for dining!

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Jasper
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The only stand out was dessert.
Cocktails were insipid and watery.
Overall not was good as our last visit

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CynthiaE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. A nice meal! Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

After the theatre dinner

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vipMarciaR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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ruthf
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent and helpful. We eat a Legal Chestnut Hill all the time. This is the first time I thought my meal at Legal X was as good as at Chestnut Hill. The Salmon with Teriyaki sauce, shitaki mushrooms was excellent. The whole experience was top rate. There were 10 people partying at the table next to us who were noisy. But this can't be helped. We will certainly return.

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Marc
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for lunch before the Ballet as it is just across the street and they accommodate you so that you can make the show time. The menu has changed with many (delicious) Japanese flavors. Our lunch was excellent and Nancy was polite and attentive and a great waitress (Thanks Nancy).

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had out of town guests who wanted to experience New England seafood. They were thrilled!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booked a table here for pre-theatre dining. Surprised it wasn’t too busy. We just shared a couple of appetizers - both were very good. My cranberry g&t lacked any gin flavour. It was tricky to flag down our server a couple of times but she was mostly good - friendly and helpful.

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vipSophieschoice
New England
73 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner of small plates and appetizers before the Ballet. Very attentive service kept us on schedule. We shared a wonderful bottle of wine and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal before the show.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. I liked being able to order a smaller plate. It cost less and was better for someone with a smaller appetite.

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vipShellBells
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very attractive space, attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service. Our appetizers were very good (crushed cucumbers and Korean short ribs). Unfortunately both of our fish dinners were overdone. The Everything Tuna was requested medium rare, and was solidly medium. Sea bass should have been moist, but was dry. For a seafood restaurant, this was disappointing. Side dishes were very good. I imagine if we had mentioned it right away they would have exchanged our meals, but we didn’t have time since we ate pre theater.

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BarryG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Legal Seafood at different locations for almost 30 years and the service as well as the food are second to none!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Decent food seafood quality definitely a 3/5

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tektektek
New England
40 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit here, the first with a reservation. We arrived about 15 minutes early but was seated immediately. Our orders were quickly taken. Bread was brought to the table and it was very good. My wife and I both had the clam chowder and it was very good- lots of stock. She had the seared scallops, I had the broiled shrimp. I thought the sides (squash and brown rice) was good, she thought they were so-so. The main entrees themselves were very good. For dessert, we both had the chocolate mousse and it was really, really good.

They have small plates to share and that might be the way to go if you aren't totally thrilled with the side offerings- we would have enjoyed the option of having the brussel sprouts as a side choice.

With a glass of wine and a glass of soda, our bill before tax was $115. Meagan our server was very good, attentive but not too much. Nice location in the heart of the theater district, just down the street from Chinatown.

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vipCarolynR
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Australian travellers staying near by Loved the small plates to share. We had crab cakes, calamari, sashimi, short ribs and bok Choy all delicious.

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LisaS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood in one of my favorite cities!! All the seafood looked good, but I had the sole and my boyfriend had the swordfish.

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vipnorthendmom
New England
88 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, and we loved the crab cakes, but my pan seared haddock was not edible. It was soggy and I simply couldn’t eat it. I love legals, hopefully it was just a one off.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My fiancé and I came in for a valentines dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the gentleman that sat us at our table(come to find out later he was the assistant general manager, Doug). The food was amazing, our server was knowledgeable about food and drinks and offered a great recommendation when we couldn’t pick between 2 entrees.

We were very happy with everything overall! We will definitely be back! Thank you Nick, Doug, and Joanna!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our reserved table was ready in time and our server attentive. Generally everything was very nice, but my husband’s rare tuna arrived on the well done side. We mentioned it to the server. The manager replaced it with a perfect one - and took the plate off the bill. Obviously, would have been better to get it right the first time, but how they handled it was first-rate. We will return!

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SatoshiKuN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The waiter greeted us with happy Valentines Day which was sweet!

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vipSherriM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So different than Legal Seafoods! More experimental, love the small plates for sharing, everything we got was simply excellent. If you share small plates, you'll also find it a decent value.

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vipDiningDiva
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow.

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AliciaR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, we had oysters, the linguine with clams, and the cod. It was a little loud and we were seated in a bar area where lots of folks were standing around so that was a bit uncomfortable. Service was pretty good, had an allergy certified server and food was presented separately.

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vipOut4dinna
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding good and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your average a Legal’s . Which is great Legal Crossing is superlative. Unique offering and friendly environment where everyone knows your name
Chef Par continues to amaze with unique offering. Bartender ReWell mixes up some terrific cocktails
Don’t miss this place

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vipWhitey
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner before going to a show at The Opera House. Our waiter kept an eye on the time and made sure we were well taken care of. Perfect location if you are going to the theater.

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jeanettec
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Legal Seafood all the time, Chestnut Hill and Assembly Square, Legacy Place. We love the menu here at Legal
Crossing. IT was so different from any Legal we have been to and greatly executed. I can't wait to go back

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RebeccaR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised by this spacious restaurant downtown. It's beautiful, comfortable & delicious!

FAQs

Legal Crossing does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Legal Crossing also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 692-8888.

Legal Crossing is rated 4.5 stars by 1727 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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