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About Legal Crossing

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.

558 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Asian, Lounge

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 692-8888

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/boston-legal-crossing

Parking Details:
Our validation will net you savings at the Lafayette Garage across the street at 1 Avenue de Lafayette. Weekdays before 4pm, get a $2/hour discount for up to two hours. Or park for $16 on weekdays after 4pm and all day on weekends.

Public Transit:
Orange/Red Line: Downtown Crossing Station
Green Line: Boylston Station
Orange Line: Chinatown Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal Crossing Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (54)
Casual (26)
Good for a Date (26)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Fun (14)
Healthy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Crispy duck buns: absolute winner
Roasted cod: perfectly cooked and just right amount of spiciness

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and great service. Have the burger.......excellent and garnished with home made potato chips and coleslaw. I'll have that again!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic ambiance. The staff was superb as was the food.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We arrived at 6 for a 6:45 reservation before Nutcracker. The maitre'd accommodated us and seated us right away. He was a great guy to talk to. Our waitress was outstanding and the food was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very nice Has the feeling of a bar, dim lighting etc . We went at lunchtime with kids - fine for them too

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was great, very quick and attentive. Food was disappointing. Didn't love the Asian focus even though i love asian food. Skillet calamari had too much vinegar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a delightful lite dinner for two. All dishes were just right. Price was reasonable. Service was excellent. Great location for theatre goers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was delicious! Service was great. However, there is a need for some good old dusting and cleaning of the facility

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We enjoyed a quick dinner at LX. Service was quick and food was very good. We had salads with added crab which was very fresh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and drinks. Server, manager and chef were all helpful with an allergy-friendly meal we ordered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

expensive, a little noisy. entrees were limited. small plates may have been better,

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love the food here. Every seafood dish was unusual and excellent. The flavor combinations were surprising and tasty. The portion sizes very appropriate. The seafood chacuterie platter was terrific. I enjoy the fish tacos, and my son says that they serve the best clam chowder.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Normally quite good but today the mixed drinks were horrible and needed to be sent back. We picked a different one and that one was worse than the first. After that we just ordered wine because we figured they couldn’t mess that up.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second time at Crossing, and it was our second time being fairly dissatisfied. Both visits our waiters were not so great. First visit she was somewhat rude, just not a friendly person. Our second visit our server decided to tell us how awful his life was, he even sat down with us and continued throughout dinner to drop hints about how much he hated his life. Was quite off putting! Our oysters had shells in them, our clams were still attached and didnt taste fresh.
I will say the $50 bottle of wine was good but for the $270 bill, this will be our last visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was on Thanksgiving, so a fixed menu was offered. The choices were sufficient and most of the food was excellent, but one of our dessert choices was not available and the stuffed squash was a little firm. All in all a very satisfying evening. Good waiter and a very good wine recommendation.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My friend and I went there for Thanksgiving Dinner. They had a prix fixe menu for $55.00 which consisted of a limited choice of entrees (swordfish seems an unlikely choice for Thanksgiving). Both of us order the turkey dinner which consisted of an ample amount of turkey breast cooked perfectly. Also on the plate was stuffing of a sort which was more sausage-like in texture than bread-like. It was not very good. Also on the plate were mashed potatoes (excellent) and a rathr bizarre squash boat stuffed with something incomprehensible. The meal started with a delicious squash bisque. I chose the Ceaser Salad for my second course though while ample was a long way from being authentic. Dessert was a yummy pumpkin (is everything pumpkin now) creme brulee which was terrific.

The service was spot on. However the total check including drinks and tip was well over $200.00 a hefty price for a slightly above par dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great, noise level was extremely low. Service was fairly fast and the cost was good for what you get!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have been here several times, but the food on my last visit was not great, it probably depends, who is in service in the kitchen. The restaurant changed the menu and it is not as good as it used to be. I was really disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A vibrant atmosphere with excellent food. Especially great for pre-theater dining for couples or with friends.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A bit disorganized at the beginning
The special scallops were tasty but it as a one bowl dish
Entree was lacking in a vegetable or something served with it.

The salmon which I asked to be prepared with a very light miso sauce was so salty I teared up on every mouthful until I asked to trade it in for a salad.
So...you tell me.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is always solid here. I typically eat off the simply LX menu which is just broiled fish and seasonal sides. Delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This is my third visit to this Legal ,It is very experimental which I like , the food is always good but for someone’s idea of ambiance they have the lights so low you have to read the menu with your phone but that must be trend because I was @ Solas pub in the Lenox Hotel and the lights were so low you needed to use the flash light on your phone .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server was both helpful and attentive, the food was great, and the atmosphere energetic - especially since we were seated next to the kitchen, but it wasn't a problem!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The new Legal Crossing is a great addition to the Downtown Crossing neighborhood.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dinner and wonderful wine selection. The service was excellent and attentive to our needs for the ballet

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have always thought that most Legal Sea Food restaurants were identical. WRONG! This one is really good and offer a variety not found so far (in my experience). Loved the kimchi mussels, the sashimi, the laquered ribs, smashed cucumbers. Friends who had the kale salad really loved it and also enjoyed the hoisin salmon. Went pre-theater. Good service, timely, good dinner would go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband is in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating. Met my son - in law and daughter before the ballet. Very convenient.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The menu had great range - small plates , sharing plates, full dinners - many ways to construct a great meal. We had a fun combo of sharing plates and full dinners - all the food was fresh and well prepared, and the dinners, though a bit pricey weren't the typical beautifully presented ting portions...good size portions, very satisfying. Nice atmosphere, comfortable seating...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I am a fan of Legal's and Legal Crossing has a perfect location when going to The Boston Opera House or Paramont Theatre. If you park in the garage on Lafette, they validate...saving you a few dollars. Their brunch menu is limited, though delicious. One of they're desserts has homemade Bourbon ice cream! We just had a dish of the ice cream. It's a good thing we don't live closer. The service is consistently welcoming, friendly & professional. Our server, Jesse, was all of those.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our second time around here was a charm! We took our college son our for a 'real meal' and Legal Crossing was the perfect choice. The kids both had the grilled salmon and loved it. I thought that the roasted cod was excellent. My husband ordered the Asian salmon and was happy, as well. Our waiter was attentive and very accommodating. My only complaint--my daughter and I stopped by mid afternoon wearing gym clothes to see if a table was available for the evening, and the person with whom we spoke quickly told us that they were fully booked. Needless to say, OpenTable had a reservation for 8:15pm and seating was clearly available when we arrived. An oversight, perhaps, but both my daughter and I thought that the host's initial reaction was directly tied to what we were wearing at the time. Regardless, it was a very enjoyable family dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was good. We liked everything we had. The service was good at first, but then it seemed as if our waiter forgot about us. We wouldn't go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was not overly impressed with this restaurant. It has a convenient location when going to see a play at the Opera House (and we were), but I would the menu limited and the service subpar.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Legal Crossing features the very best of the Legal Seafood brand, with some interesting touches to the menu. The good news is that if you like meat, Legal provides some nice options. But the seafood is so very good, as is the service. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Carpet supports good acoustics, and thus the possibility of conversation. The wine list rounded out a fine dining experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Convenient location for theatregoers servings are tiny and prices are high

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good location...Portuguese Fisherman's stew fantastic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My daughter and I shared several of your Small Plate/Items to Share delectables. The food was delivered hot, and all of it was wonderful. Our servers knew their menu and were courteous and friendly. All in all we left wanting to return soon. Thank you Legal Crossing!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was cold. Service was poor. Coffee was the worst.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service was amazing! We were in Boston on vacation; from Oregon; didn't know where to have dinner. Legal Crossings was recommended so we tried it. Especially liked personally meeting Amanda, the Asst Manager! Awesome woman! She runs a very tight ship. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great, bang bang cauliflower was the fav, I almost went back the next day to get it again. Drinks were good too. service was not the fastest but our server was on point and very friendly. Prices was what you would expect from this type of restaurant. there are so many options in Boston, Legal Crossing was a good one.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 22, 2017

While our actual meal was excellent, the service was sub-par. Our glasses of sparkling were not delivered until about 10 minutes after the oysters arrived - and then only because I flagged down the waiter. Even after that we seemed to be stuck in no man's land with regard to attentiveness. And the final crowning touch was that my husband's credit card was not returned with the bill. If he had not had a certain routine he would possibly not have noticed until the next day. It was apparently dropped on the floor by our waiter.

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