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Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4698 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, and appreciated the pandemic precautions instituted!

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DavidE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Texas now so don't get to dine at Legal Seafood very often. It never fails to be a pleasurable experience, with great food and friendly wait staff. We will take advantage of our time here and return again before heading home.

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doncraig8
New England
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved getting another patio dinner out on the harbor before the cooler temps kick in. Would love to see Legal go with the patio heaters to extend that a bit longer.

As always the food and drink were great. Service was prompt but never rushed.

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LeandraJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I knew the name of my server because she was so amazing!!! I was also so pleasantly surprised to get outdoor seating!

Our food was so delicious and fresh and the chef and staff made careful consideration for my friend’s siliac disease . Tons of Gluten free options !!

Go there for the best Seafood in Boston and 5 star service !!

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CorinneG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management and servers went out of their way! Outdoor heaters on patio and beautiful view! Food was amazing- got the sushi boat. Please give them business during these hard times!

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vipNicoleA
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night by the water with all the precautions of the pandemic perfectly implemented to make you feel safe and enjoy your time. Tuna sashimi was a 10/10. Salmon cooked perfectly and the jumbo crab cake is a must have. Also the waitstaff was so great.

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JaneM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We were seated below the service counter where they were wrapping utensils and performing other service duties. We had a view of the Harbor which was quite nice. The furnishings seemed very aged and worn. Our waiter, James was very attentive and gave great suggestions. The staff was very busy cleaning in according to Covid guidelines.

We would recommend and return to dine again!

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EnjoyEattingOut
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice place on the harbor with reasonable priced foof.

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vipRegulars
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Once the waiter got busy service was very slow. Got the salad with shrimp on it and the shrimp were small and tasted awful. The salad was a bunch of lettuce.

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PhilS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, thanks to great food, ambience, and Hattie, our server. She made the evening unforgettable.

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Bahstn
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great care. Considering COVID-19 with outside dining we were quite pleased. Legals good always v. Good.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great experience. couldn't have asked for more. one of us even asked to customize a dish, and Legal was happy to do it

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vipScottH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and great food!

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Yummy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation through open table, and glad I did! We were seated outside overlooking Boston harbor and it was a summer day in October. Our server was great and the food was perfection. A great spot and setting to enjoy some deliciousness!🦞

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Nokids4anight
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They did a great job as always with multiple food allergies.

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KatieF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. We had the RI style calamari, chowder, crab cake combo entree, crab roll, kids fish and chips and Boston Cream Pie. Seafood was all very fresh, kids entree was a generous size. Service was fast and many safety measures put in place made us feel very comfortable dining at Legal Harborside.

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vipIlhanU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not like previous experiences over there.

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Kmd224
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner. They were very accommodating with my gluten allergy. Everything was tasty.

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Vision30
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great spot outside in the sun; it was a gorgeous view of the ocean on a sunny 60 degree day! Food was excellent and waiter gets extra points for suggesting a great Malbac! Perfect for the day!

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vipfishlover
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be back at Legal Harborside. The view is spectacular, the servce was attentive and warm, and the food was better than ever. Even my New York colleague was impressed!
Thanks so much Legal!

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RonS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The table surface was clean but the finish felt very sticky and distracting. Paper place setting would have helped if table cloth is not an option. Coffee was cold and sent back.

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SusanP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We always have a great meal at this restaurant, but we were disappointed that two of our most our favorite dishes (tempura green beans and crab avocado salad) were no longer in the menu. hopefullly they bring those back!

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Jayyy
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant - always good food and good service.

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vipmdlchic1230
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was pretty good. Service was a little slow and not very attentive at first. Cant beat the view. Also great location with shops around.

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DodoB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last Sunday we celebrated birthdays & a confirmation. Not only was the weather perfect but the whole dinner beginning to end was excellent. But we were not surprised we have always celebrated milestone celebrations there & have never been let down. It’s always excellent food & flawless service !!!

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vipKristinF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the beautiful view. Our waitress was terrific.

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SUSANNEW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience. It was a beautiful night right around sunset. The waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend

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vipDOnna
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had to look for the server many times.
Food was wonderful

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KonstantinosP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was super. Best anniversary ever. Meredith was great and server excellent (I don't remember his name).
We sat outside, great table. Something that happened and of course I don't blame Legal but it wasn't nice. A girl came at our table selling flowers and she said her name is Trina and needed money for her kids. It was a little awkward and I was hoping for the manager to come and tell her to go away. Other than that everything was great!!!!

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MaryR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outside dining on the water. Legal never disappoints with the food and drinks. The service was wonderful. We never felt rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great, with a beautiful view included. Awesome wine list, too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Hair in food. Disgusting.

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Bren
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jake was phenomenal. Seriously a great worker and was always around to help when needed. The food was great and the chef also named Jake that day made sure my birthday was as good as possible. Wonderful experience with both of them.

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JanetO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Since fist visiting Boston many, many years ago, Legal Seafood has always been a favorite eating place. However, this visit was a disappointment. Although my crab dish was very good and our tuna appetizer was also well done, my friend’s swordfish dish was just awful. The swordfish steak was first microscopic and the plate was covered with a pile of Luke warm French fries. The swordfish was also really tough and bland. Since it was his birthday dinner, it was especially disappointing. On the positive side, the service was excellent, the view is lovely and the drinks were good. Legal’s was my favorite fish restaurant in Boston, but I think it may be best to try some others.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate a birthday on a gorgeous evening! The outside space is wonderful. Service was very good!

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vipGill
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s probably a sign of the times but my Husband and I both felt the restaurant had lost its edge a little.
We got a great table so that was awesome! But no oysters, gluten free breads (which Legal normally rocks at and why I booked) and we felt the waiter had just had enough and wanted to go home! We’ll return at some point because we know how good it normally is, but we won’t be rushing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great experience

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mimi
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great dinner, despite the coronavirus situation. The menu is smaller than usual, which is not their fault but a consequence of the regulations. The person that served us (our apologies for not asking for his name) was really nice. Would love to come back and try their calamari!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely server and everything we ordered was really good!! Loved the openness of the restaurant as it was such a good weather day.

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Lolo
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Legal Harborside for the water views, great service and great food. Saturday we had a phenomenal waiter as well! A step above!!

FAQs

Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Legal Harborside - Floor 1 Restaurant and Market is rated 4.6 stars by 4698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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