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Legal Harborside - Floor 1 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
New England Clam, Lite Clam
chorizo aioli, bacon, arugula, tomato, griddled flatbread
mushroom ragout, soft polenta, smoked maple
Experience was comfortable and felt very safe. Dined outside spaced far enough from other diners - did not feel compromised in anyway. Service, food and ambience were top notch! First time out in four months - overall a perfect dining experience.
Big screw up. No oysters or clams available. They are on the menu. We understand the difficulty in these times but to print a menu and not have the product is unexpected is not good .
Hoping they will bring back a larger menu soon. Very basic options, but it was nice to be back.
The waitress was pretty rude. Bartender was very nice and even came to the table to explain the drinks. Maybe COVID is to blame but the menu is very disappointing. Very limited and still extremely expensive.
Nice evening to sit near outside. The grilled shrimp was a disaster. Completely over cooked, almost inedible. I would have sent back but did not have time. Server was very good and attentive. I wanted outside seating so picked this restaurant. Once again I'm convinced Legal is not the place to go for a quality meal. Never again!
Menu with less than 1/8 of usual fare. Everything we had hoped to order was not on menu. (No oysters, no baked stuff lobster, no calamari, no jasmine special, no salmon). Only sides available are fries and come slaw. Service ok but no attempt to be friendly. Never checked in on how we liked meal. “Going thru the motions”. Spectacular view and ambiance as always. I would wait before any attempts to return to more menu selections.
I’ve eaten at Legals Harborside over 100 times and this was the worst meal I’ve had. Crab cake was burned, salad was soggy. Service was super slow. I won’t got back until they open fully for regular service.
The view is great, and we’re happy that they’ve reopened, but currently, the restaurant seems like a work in progress.
Legal is offering a very limited menu, and they were out of a couple of items on the night of our visit. The food was ok, but nothing special, and the service was hit or miss. To their credit, it appears that they are taking sanitation and social distancing quite seriously. Nevertheless, I’ll probably wait a while before returning.
The waitress was lovely and the food was very good. We were not rushed and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon.
Outstanding food, service and water views as always. Looking forward to going back soon!
Jose was a great server and very friendly, definitely will be coming back!
It was great. Sat outside, service was outstanding and food was very good.
Delicious food with great view on the harbor. The sushi was fresh and the fried clams were tasty. Highly recommend the sangria!
My watermelon crush martini was delicious but not filled to the rim, 3 sips and it was gone.
The fish n chips was outstanding. The crabmeat roll was delicious. The clam chowder was served in a mug and alittle over 1/2 of cup full. Not much in there.
The crabmeat sushi roll was very fishy could not even swallow it had to spit out in my napkin.
Tasty, good service.
One of the worst legal experiences.
Fantastic food, service and views!! Your wait service was so attentive!
Outstanding service! Beautiful views. Food was amazing!
We are always happy with service there but this time our server,Janelle was beyond amazing. We had a toddler and some special requests and she was so sweet and accommodating that it above any level we had experienced before. She was professional and anticipating our needs. She was great with recommendations and super patient with us. We felt very welcomed and were thrilled with her attention.
Bryan was an amazing server and helped us celebrate a very special occasion! Will come back very soon :)
When we arrived we waited about 10 minutes to be seated. This allowed us to enjoy the fish tank next to the hostess station. We were then seated by the glass window looking out at the harbor. It was a great view. We started with shrimp cocktail and calamari. The shrimp cocktail was good. I would have liked the calamari to be a little more crispy but my wife thought it was perfect. My wife ordered the Salmon with sweet and sour Japanese eggplant and roasted veggies. My daughter had the twin lobsters with shaved Brussel sprouts salad. I had the swordfish with fries and coleslaw. Everything was great. We then ordered the banana pudding and the milk and dark chocolate pudding. The waitress brought a complimentary dark chocolate cake with raspberries for my wife for her birthday. All the deserts were delicious but our favorite was the milk and dark chocolate pudding. The service was good. We can’t wait to return.
Nobody can compete with the food at Legal and the view....outstanding!
Lobster roll. Lobster overcooked. Had aftertaste Fries cold.
Waitress keop on pushing for placing order rather thank order at our own pace.
So we have been here a few times and have to be honest this last time was a letdown. We had had fabulous experiences before but this was not. Why was there shells in a seafood pie ? And the people behind us were over served to the point they were borderline yelling in my ear. The food came out cold and was not what we had previously experienced. It seems to have gone downhill as of late.
We had a great time at Legal Harborside. We went there to celebrate our daughter's birthday. From the moment we walked in, they knew it was her birthday and did nice things for us. The food, as usual, was excellent. The service was also very good - our server was busy at one point with a very large table and one of the other servers quickly stepped in and brought us another bottle of wine. They brought our daughter a beautiful piece of cake that said Happy Birthday on it with a candle. I would definitely recommend Legal Harborside.
I enjoyed the roiled salmon special as I interviewed candidate. Excellent service e enabled
Us both to see enjoy the view while we worked.
Great meal, view of the Harbor and fabulous service! Sophia was fabulous and an asset to the restaurant! Relaxing and peaceful meal with family!
Not complaining but someone brought a dog into the restaurant and no it wasn’t a service dog! Having worked with organizations that train service dogs, this one was not! Didn’t bother us but there are health codes in the city!
Excellent food selection and all seafood was well prepared and fresh. Service was friendly and not overbearing. We were seated at a window-side table with an excellent harbor view. Dessert menu was a bit limited but overall excellent experience.
Absolutely the best seafood in Boston.
Good but mussels were missing key ingredient, chorizo. Had to ask for it. Not expected from such a reputable restaurant.
they did not give us the service according to what we paid
Great food and overall great time!
In town for the Boat show, had a great meal. Service was excellent.
Wonderful evening. Started with drinks on 3rd floor before enjoying a delicious dinner. Fresh fish & veggies. Mmmmm
Service was amazing
Great location. Fabulous menu. Best Lobster Bisque ever. Started with a cocktail on the rooftop deck and had a wonderful dinner.
As always reliable excellent seafood- service was excellent- Eddie- was a delight.
The noise level was higher than past visits- challenging to hear our guests.
Excellent night at Legal Harborside. Portuguese stew was on the money and the apps were great. Tremendous view of the harbor - great spot.
Love it there
Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market is rated 4.6 stars by 4512 OpenTable diners.
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