Legal Crossing

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1706 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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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.
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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SB
New England
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

BG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Decent food seafood quality definitely a 3/5

t
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.

CR
Melbourne / VIC
3 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.

LS
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.

n
New England
81 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.

OT
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!

OT
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!

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

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

SM
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.

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

Service was a bit slow.

AR
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.

l
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding good and great service!

OT
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

W
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.

j
New England
18 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

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

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

JP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very kind to me and my family member.

LW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was pricey and portions were small but it was delicious! We ordered the crab cake from the "Shareable Menu" and there was only 1 crab cake. Great kids menu and the restaurant was extremely cautious regarding my daughter's peanut allergy. The server of her dish (hot dogs with the best potato wedges in the history of potato wedges) assured us it was prepared on a separate space and was allergy free for her. We were sat immediately upon arrival. The only drawback was how dark the restaurant was- very poorly lit.

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue for lunch or dinner, prior to a show. The clam chowder is great, service is solid, festive bar.

WC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My meal had to go back to the kitchen several times. Never did arrive as requested.

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food as always!

BF
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Crossing is our go to spot before the theater. The staff is always welcoming and professional and the food is always good. We are never rushed - even when the kids get dessert.

LB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t had good food like that in a very very long time! Great reasonable prices

AH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been going there for several years and I need to say the quality of the food has been better. Everything was ok but not outstanding as it has been in the past.

DD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre-theater dinner. Service was friendly and efficient. All of the food we ordered was delicious.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go! Always good food and service!

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner before going to a performance at the Opera House; very convenient location, right across the street from the theater and 2 blocks from parking garage. Our waiter was sensitive to our time constraints but did not rush us. Good food, nice atmosphere.

DC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Although typically the food is great as well, my wife’s Korean short Ribs were disappointing.

LL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous three-hour meal. Excellent service. Great food except the broiled lobster was a little overcooked.

JC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and they got us to the show on time!!!!

j
New England
585 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Just make sure you tell server you want your food hit.
Second time I've been there and fish hot but sides luke warm

AT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good, as expected from a Legal meal.

B
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We are never disappointed at any of the Legals we may visit. Food and service always very good.
Also, Legal Crossing is very convenient to the Opera House across the street.

s
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great server

OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great spot to have dinner before the show! Very pleasant atmosphere.

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was terrific. We felt a tad bit rushed by our server but other than that, it was a worthwhile experience.

VB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the wagyu steak tips and Korean short ribs small plates for an appetizer.

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