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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

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Legal Crossing Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (64)
Good for a Date (34)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Groups (20)
Healthy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fun (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Romantic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Cozy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I dined at Legal's Crossing tonight before the theater. The service was terrible. Our waitress never came back to the table after taking our order except to drop the check on the table. Never checked in once. As for the food, it was disappointing. My salad, for example, was drowning in dressing. Couldn't even eat it and it was my main course. And couldn't send it back for something else because I didn't have a waitress. Will go elsewhere before the next show.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We ate here prior to a show at the Opera House. We were two adults and two children. Our waiter was less than cheerful. He barely spoke to us and was very abrupt. I ordered a second drink and it came to the table completely different than the first drink I had (obviously a mistake). When I commented that the drink looked different and wasn't the same the waiter totally dismissed me. It didn't taste right so I didn't drink it but I paid for it. The food was okay but not excellent. My biggest problem was the service - one of the worst servers I have ever had on a night that was supposed to be special for my friend and our kids.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Had an early dinner prior to a show at the Boston Opera House. Good food, warm restaurant on a cold day and a friendly and fun server in Katie. All good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

First disappointing experience at LX after several prior visits. Service was slow and inattentive. Forgot to bring drinks. Cocktails continue to disappoint (small pours and ice actually mounded above brim of glass). Very disappointing. Small plate portions even too small for small. Pom frites were soggy and dry. Smoked salmon was good, but portion too small.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place in the center of the Theater District. Many seafood options on the menu.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food added too much MSGs and oil that caused people drink lots of water after the meal. The beans didn’t cook well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very fresh fish. Creative menu. Very good food. Had a great waiter too.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Perfect location for going to see something at the Opera House. Our waitress, Nicole, was really nice and very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I went here for a date night after seeing the ballet. The food was amazing but the service was only subpar. This is a great place to go once. That's about it.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It took a while before the server noticed our presence and often forgot about us (we were offered bread, but never received it).

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing alwayz

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Birthday meal after the Nutcracker. Server just wasn’t on her game. Made for a negative experience. We’ll go back, but disappointed today.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter kept messing our order, giving us the wrong food, giving us other peoples food, and giving us the wrong check. My boyfriend ordered the salmon but was given the cod. When we asked the waiter if the plate was cod, he said it was salmon. He didnt know his salmon from his cod, which all waiters should. His meal should've been comped, but we had to pay full price for something that was clearly a mistake. We will double think about coming back there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was hit or miss. Some too salty, others just didn’t feel refined enough for the price. I kind of miss the legal seafood traditional experience. It was good overall but I probably wouldn’t revisit again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went with the family, a party of seven to Legal Crossings for an after Ballet dinner, its close proximity to the theater and also the reputation of the Legal family of restaurants.
We were not disappointed.
Three in my party chose Hoisin Glazed Salmon which all said was superb!
My wife, Nephew mother and I decided to do small plates so we could try some new.
Mom ordered Pork and Shrimp dumplings that she loved.
My wife and I ordered the Charred Octopus Skewers, Lamb Meatballs, Crispy Duck Buns and a bowl of clam chowder. Every selection was out of this world, the chowder was close to the best I have ever had and the Octopus came close to rivaling my favorite prepared by L'Andana Grill in Burlington.
My nephew chose the Lobster Mashed potatoes and White Clam Pizzetta that he stated was super.
All in all the Crossing provided excellent food for a fair price for town and our server and the staff did an excellent job making us feel warm on a most chilling night!
Excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best lobstet ever!Perfect Clam Chowder!Nice Service. I will go to Legal Crossing again for sure!

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas lunch

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We ate here for Christmas Eve dinner. It was warm and cozy, our waitress was awesome--helpful and attentive but not hovering. She made a recommendation and it was spot on--one of the best meals I've ever had--and I've never had a bad meal at any Legal restaurant. Service was excellent--our meals came out very quickly and were cooked to perfection. My husband's swordfish was excellent. My son had the steak which you could cut with your finger, it was so tender. Very flavorful, too. The Nantucket Bay Scallops with a stroganoff sauce, on the recommendation of our waitress, were SO good I nearly wept with pleasure. Desserts were fabulous as well--the bouche do noel was heavenly. Legal's has never disappointed us.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were celebrating our daughter's 30th birthday and had called ahead. Nothing was done to acknowledge her birthday; as a matter of fact we were encouraged to leave as early as possible so the kitchen and staff could leave as it was Christmas Eve. The meal was rushed; food presentation seemed sloppy.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We made reservations for immediately after the Nutcracker performance ended -as its directly across the street. Pleasantly surprised at the many vegetarian options, carrot dish was unique and divine. The scallops with mushrooms in a stroganoff sauce over fettuccine was one dish we chose though and it was delicious too! The chocolate mousse for dessert was amazing. The staff is friendly and efficient-even on Christmas Eve!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food as always - terrific. I can always count a great meal - fresh ingredients, creative preparation...am a total fish eater so love Legal Seafoods!
This night for some reason we weren’t advised of any of the specials by our server- and yet we heard the table next to ours get a detailed enthusiastic description. He didn’t seem into it I guess - maybe holiday burnout? Still, a little disappointing. Overall though a terrific meal. We returned the next night and ate at the bar!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Legal Crossing pairs the reliable quality of Legal Seafood with a menu more varied than the usual Legal Seafood menu -- more non-seafood items and more plates designed to share, less emphasis on the traditional New England fish, potatoes and green vegetable meal. There are more Asian flavors, at least in concept. The location is excellent for a meal before or after a show at the Paramount or the Boston Opera House. It's not a destination restaurant by itself, though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The best part of the experience was the service. The waitress was caring and attentive to our needs and food allergies. Staff was eager to help answer questions or to find the answers to our questions. Very chique ambiance though drafty by the windows. I would like to believe the food we had was good quality though the preparation leaves some to desire for

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went there as a group of 4 for a business team end of year thank you lunch. The service was prompt, accommodating, and efficient. The waitress offered suggestions for one participant's dietary restrictions and brought gluten free rolls for her. The ambiance is very appealing and the food was healthy and delicious. I will go back for other such occasions or for a meal before or after a show in the theatre district.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Legal is usually so reliable, and I'm hooked on their fish tacos - which unfortunately they don't serve at dinner time. If they did, I would have avoided getting the most tasteless scallops (one of the most expensive things on the menu.) I've ever had. They gave us a free dessert to make it up to us, so they were trying, but I essentially didn't even have a meal as I left most of the scallops uneaten.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

When I told our server that I couldn't take a leftover box because we were going to The Opera House, he said that he would hold it in the kitchen until the show was over. Brandon was a great server all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday meal and restaurant was notified and nothing special offered. Had to wait about 30 min for drink which was mostly ice.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great, atmosphere was awesome. I had made a reservation and was greeted by my name, which was very nice. The service was less than stellar, but I think it was only our waiter as other tables were serviced effectively. Overall a great experience, a little bit loud.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was very good; service--not so much. The second glass of wine ordered never arrived. After asking for and getting the dessert menu, waiter never took our order. Well, we didn't need the extra calories anyway!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a reservation and were promptly seated. Waiter was very nice but service was slow. Appetizers were good but overpriced even for Boston- smashed cucumbers and butternut squash risotto.

Went on a Saturday night prior to seeing a show at the Opera House so seemed they had a limited menu. I had the bay scallop special - undercooked, flavorless dish!! A pound of pasta with a handful of mushrooms:(. Very disappointed.

My daughter had the cod special - fish was full of bones. I know they cannot guarantee there won’t be one or two but there were several to the point she couldn’t eat it. Waiter was busy and could not get his attention. By the time he came over it was getting close to the start of the show so couldn’t wait for something new to be made. Dinner we couldn’t eat and two glasses of wine $100. Won’t be back!!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome
Job by nick! He was a terrific waiter. The calamari was the best I’ve had and the grey sole, roasted cod and tuna were terrific. We will be back!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Patrick was exceptional. From the time we sat down, a fabulous experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good quality food to expectations. Portions size is very satisfying. Wine list is mediocre but honestly not expecting anything more. Bottled wine is priced as most restuaraunt and not a good value.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our waiter was most rude. He barely spoke to us, didn't check that our meal was satisfactory and didn't refill our water. My linguini was over cooked. I didn't have time to send it back because we were attending a show after dinner. Plus, I had no desire to stay in that environment any long. A disappointing dinner! I've been to other Legal restaurants and was expecting the same great experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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