Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market
Legal Sea Foods was born in 1950 as a fish market in Inman Square, Cambridge that expanded in 1968 into a no-frills restaurant where guests sat on picnic tables. The first floor hull of Legal Harborside celebrates this heritage and features a casual restaurant and market.
Here you'll enjoy an all-day menu of seafood favorites with a twist as well as shareable plates, pastas and pizzas made to order in an open kitchen. Choose to eat at one of the picnic tables for an authentic throwback experience or grab a seat at the oyster bar and watch our shuckers at work (up to 14 varieties of oysters are offered daily). A large elliptical bar offers both wine and local beers on tap. Patio seating, along Boston's HarborWalk, affords a clear view of the Boston Fish Pier, the oldest working fish pier in the country, and the city skyline.
Boston, MA 02210
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday:
11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday:
11am - 11pm
Market Hours Daily:
10am - 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our validation will net you a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking is available daily and during full hours of operation for $18 with our validation stamp. Park for up to 20 minutes free of charge in the designated on-street spaces for takeout/market customers only. And transient docking for boats is available in season at the Liberty Wharf Marina.
Liberty Wharf Marina link: http://www.libertywharf.co/docks/reservations/
Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market Ratings and Reviews
Always stop at this particular location when in Boston. Love the clam chowder. The only reason they didn’t get 5 stars ....they didn’t have my favourite oysters on the menu (Wiannos). Nonetheless, the server made some excellent recommendations on alternatives. Food is always brought out in a timely fashion, tastes great and very friendly staff. Great place, and I’ll be back next time in Boston. Keep up the good work!!
Celebrated the birthday of a special lady in my life. It was her first time at the establishment, and she absolutely LOVED it!
EVERYTHING was amazing... from the decor, the ambience, the views, the layout and spaciousness, to the service, and most importantly the FOOD! The backdrop of the Boston Harbor and Logan Airport at night added a special touch to our experience as owners of a new boutique real estate and travel company.
Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu as well as the wine selection offered. We celebrated my partner’s birthday, which was capped off by a beautiful chocolate cake dessert with “Happy Birthday” written in chocolate and a single candle. She really made the night special.
I’d definitely return to Legal Harborside... in fact... I can see myself being a regular here!
The only downside to the night was VALET PARKING... as they only accepted cash. In this day and age of sophistication and technology, they should be a way to either pay the valet using a credit card or have it added to the final dinner bill. Other than that... I had an A+ experience.
Legal Harborside ruined our beautiful anniversary weekend! We sent back the Salmon, which was undercooked. The second batch of salmon we received from them was worse than the first one.
Management felt helpless trying to fix the situation.
It's a shame to see what has become of an age-old restaurant. Buckle up or you will lose people's trust. You already lost two people's faith in you.
We love Legal Harborside and look for any excuse to go there. We have never, ever had anything less than the best meal and the best service. It's wondrous how this restaurant consistently draws personable, humorous, and efficient wait staff and servers. Huge windows overlook a water view (wonderfully busy in summer with boats along the dock, starker but still mesmerizing in fall and winter), every table in the restaurant has this harbor view. Order any dish on the menu (they're all good) or try the specials recommended by the wait staff (they're all good, too). The zucchini and summer squash side dish is very tasty, perfectly cooked with a little crispness to the cubed veggies and the portion accompanying my baked cod was generous. Prices are very reasonable, diners are never rushed through their meal, yummy hot rolls while you await your appetizer or chowder (the fish chowder is to die for), and the coffee is always very good. We are complete fans of this place.
Thought the clam chowder was just okay but sushi was excellent. Lobster Pizza was pretty good. Crab Cake appetizer was large enough to share. We appreciated the kitchen splitting it up for the two of us without us asking. We sat at the long bar by the open kitchen. Great view of the kitchen and also the waqter.
We booked a table at Legal Harbourside for our last night in Boston. We are so glad that we did. The staff who greeted us were so friendly. When we were seated the doors were open and it was chilly but the staff soon closed the doors. The view was sensational and the atmosphere was lovely. We both had starters main course drinks and dessert and the bill was very reasonable. I am pregnant so I asked the waitress could they make an non alcoholic cocktail and she went above and beyond to make it happen. The food was amazing...lobster roll and lobster mac & cheese is a must! Can't remember our waitress name...she had blonde hair and dark glasses, she was lovely. We would 100% recommend this place!
Food was ok, waiter was awesome, but the management and hostesses were awful. People with reservations were waiting more than a half hour for a table (we made our reservations two months in advance) so it’s obvious that the hostesses and reservation takers need better/adequate training and the management, who argued with us that they had done nothing wrong, needs to be trained in how to speak to paying customers. The manager, Clarice, was rude and we heard several tables discussing how they were treated and how long they had to wait. There wasn’t adequate wait staff, apparently due to the management’s inability to properly schedule for the evening, so our waiter was hustling, but he did a great job (Patrick). Having said that, the food wasn’t that great, so I would never recommend this restaurant
Went to Legal Harborside, first floor, for my birthday. The food was good except for the calamari. The service was moderate. Towards the end of our night our server was clearly trying to leave and hurry us along, she even went as far as taking the salt and peppers off the table while we were still there, fill them and bring them back. Not something I would except from Legal Harborside.
Lovely view as always. One of the few places I will order swordfish since they actually know how to cook it without over overcooking it. I had a wonderful swordfish steak that as juicy and tender, really excellent. Everything else was excellent as usual although we had no lobster in our lobster bisque...which is odd for anyone whose every been to Legals knows. Other than that, great experience as always.
We arrived about a 1/2 before our reservation on a Saturday night. No problem seating us early with a great view of the water. Our server Patrick was outstanding, food quality and selection were very good. I would recommend Legal Harborside to anyone who asks.
Took my Mother, Aunt and Cousin after picking them up from Texas at Login Airport. The staff was great, we sat by the water and everything was spectacular. I love the sushi and my family had New England Fare (fish and chips, lobster roll and crab cakes). Highly recommend!
Beautiful day. Sat a few tables back from being completely outdoors. 2 of us had lobster rolls which were delicious. My son had a pasta special which he loved. Husband has celiac disease and needs to eat gluten free. Legal has always been great for gluten free dining. He gets gf rolls,and enjoys gluten free fried clams. Wellfleet oysters were delicious as well. We had a great meal with a great view. Hard to beat.
The wonderful service provided by our waiter, Emerson, was very attentive yet at our own pace allowing us to enjoy the beautiful open-air waterfront ambiance at sunset. Each dish we tried was delicious: clam chowder, crab cake, lobster, and Boston cream pie. It was a great finale to our time in Boston. If we return to Boston, I will definitely come back to Legal Harborside.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.