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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.
Boston, MA 02111
Seafood, Contemporary Asian, Lounge
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Orange/Red Line: Downtown Crossing Station
Green Line: Boylston Station
Orange Line: Chinatown Station
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Legal Crossing Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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