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Legal Harborside, Floor - Legal Harborside – Floor 2 Dining Room, Boston, MA

Legal Harborside – Floor 2 Dining Room

4.4
4.4
1851 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
The second floor dining room at Legal Harborside offers a focused menu of cuisine prepared with sensible creativity for celebratory eating and private dining events. Complementing the dinner menu is an aperitif cocktail list and a unique selection of artisan wines, each produced from a specific terroir representing some of the world’s most classic regions, from family-owned vineyards. Each of the vintages is unique to Legal Harborside within Massachusetts. The design of the restaurant takes full advantage of the harbor view and is reminiscent of a ship’s dining room, with a curved rosewood ceiling and glossy black columns inspired by the mast of a ship that anchor the space. A lounge off the grand spiral staircase and two oceanfront rooms, with recessing doors for privacy, are available for special events. An intimate patio with outdoor fireplace offers dining and drinks in-season. Named a “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire, 2011.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 477-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Harborside. We customize every menu and finishing detail. If you’re looking to really make a splash, entertain in our Private Dining Room, with recessing frosted doors for privacy. The Private Dining Room is comprised of

  • Private party contact

    Shion Hara: (617) 530-9452

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Parking details

    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 $21 with our validation stamp. Transient docking for boats is available in season at the Liberty Wharf Marina.Liberty Wharf Marina link: http://www.libertywharf.co/docks/reservations/

  • Public transit

    Silver Line Way (Silver Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,851 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff. Excellent food
  2. CZ

    CharlesZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unbelievable food!! Great atmosphere! Immensely enjoyed my evening.
  3. MK

    MichelleK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Chilean sea bass was outstanding and the salmon was great. The free birthday cake and waterside view made for a very romantic and memorable night, capped with coffee. The service was wonderful, starting with the maitre’d and the the serving staff. This is our go-to restaurant for special events like this.
  4. GW

    GayleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally enjoyed our dining experience at Legals Harborside 2nd floor. The decor and ambiance combined for a lovely atmosphere, with magnificent views of Boston Harbor, which delighted our guests from Ireland. The wait staff was so knowledgeable about the selection of wines, and how each dish we were interested in was prepared. Each dish was amazing in taste and temperature. Overall, our dining exoerience was excellent.
  5. BC

    BlackCat

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had one of the best lunches on the 2nd floor. Kim was outstanding and view awesome. Can’t wait to go back!!
  6. F

    Frugalscot

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was extremely quiet, perhaps due to fears of coronavirus, but the experience was great. A very appropriately attentive server, great view by the window, superb food!
  7. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came for their Leap Day special and it was amazing! Not sure if I would come otherwise, a little pricey. But maybe worth coming once or once in a blue moon.
  8. DL

    DavidL

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Expect better on food...lobster overcooked. Asked for medium steak but cane out like medium well. Salmon is kind of too sweet & beans came with it were very hard in texture like undercooked rice. Halibut was on the plain side... not the usual Legal Seafood quality I expected. Other than that, services was great, great setting & view. Great atmosphere.
  9. SW

    ShawnW

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our experience here! We usually go to the rooftop, but it’s apparently not open during the winter (lol). The upstairs is fancier, having a dress code (no hats). The dining & food was fantastic! Twin lobsters had a ton of meat. I’ll be back again!
  10. M

    Mikolaj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was exactly what I wanted. A quiet, low lit table with an overlook of the harbor. Amazing seafood (the Chilean sea bass was melt in your mouth incredible, as were the oysters--perfectly fresh), extremely well balanced wine, a finishing drink that that was the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and strong, and a waiter that was courteous, respectful, and informative. The three friends I went with absolutely loved their food, whether it was surf (scallops, sushi, shrimp) or turf (New York strip). Though they did not have the 20oz. swordfish when my friend ordered, to be fair, they only had 3 steaks available that night. Early bird catches the worm, and all that. That did not make them enjoy their second pick any less. I will be visiting them again, and I recommend everyone else to do the same. Though the cost of the dinner was up there for us lower-middles, going to Boston for PAX East once a year is something we save for, and we wanted the best of the best. That is exactly what we got. Na zdrowie.
  11. GD

    GDub

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Legal Harborside offers people a premier dining experience, but at a cost. However, when you realize the high quality of the ingredients plus the stunning view it still seems like a bit of a bargain compared to some of the other higher priced restaurants in Boston and Seaport. I highly recommend the colossal lobster roll despite it's colossal price... it's a ton of food and meat and the price is just about right for what you get (at $55).
  12. CA

    CagriA

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food wasnt good, the atmosphere of the restaurant was ok but it was too loud. Service was not too bad.I will never recommend this restaurant to any of my friend.
  13. g

    georgek

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was good, but not outstanding. Portion size was smaller than expected. Staff was excellent, view of Boston Harbor nice. Felt that the price exceeded the quality of the food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent sea food restaurant. Taste the creamy showder
  15. FN

    FN57

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant on water in Boston Harbor. Everything was fantastic.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, had 2 colleagues complain that the scallops were too salty.
  17. RD

    RaulDV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, nice establishment, good wines, a little slow service
  18. SP

    StevenP

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Crab cakes were awesome so was the view from the 2nd floor. Good scallops and ambiance.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We take Legal for granted in Boston because it’s been around for so long, but the relatively new Harborside location is truly spectacular, especially the second floor dining. We got reservations upstairs for a Valentines Day dinner (a few nights after Valentines) and couldn’t have been more impressed. We were seated in a very comfortable table directly on the windows overlooking the Harbor, which was still and beautiful at night. The food more than matched the ambiance. If you’re looking for the classics (chowder, oysters, lobster) Legal has them all, but their specials and creative full plates are not to be underestimated. They put a unique twist on all that they do to make the meals stand out a bit more than just the fish. I enjoyed a New Zealand salmon on top of an excellent Lobster risotto, while my wife had a lobster tagliatelle with a touch of marscapone cheese that gave it a unique creaminess. I had the grilled octopus as an app (tender and tasty), while my wife had the blue crab, a generous portion with a zingy orange sauce along with it. The wine list is extensive with something at all price points, and the service was attentive. All in all just a nice, relaxed and pleasant experience.
  20. SM

    ScottM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal Excellent service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, staff very friendly and very well informed. The amount of Attention to customers was excellent.
  22. DM

    DevonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would start them off with the first floor before advancing them to the 2nd.
  23. j

    joev

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    valentine’s night hightop dining with a harbor view? Outstanding!
  24. HM

    HenryM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great accommodation for a Valentine's Dinner Date, I would return for a regular dining experience.
  25. SD

    SueDash

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love Legal Harborside! Love love loved the shrimp cocktail - so fresh and tasty! Great service & yummy dinners, topped off with a special heart-shaped dessert for Valentine's Day - divine! Thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines
  27. A

    Ani0620

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful! Great night after long day at Boston boat show...perfect way to upwind..we were last to leave and never felt rushed...
  28. PC

    PhilC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    very disappointed, what fish restaurant does not even have haddock on their menu. Swordfish which was asked to be Cajun or blackened was awful.
  29. V

    Vegashipper420420

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Love all locations of Legal Seafood. The food and service are historically always exceptional. My experience the other evening for the service was one word: DEPLORABLE. Lots of training and support needed.
  30. z

    zambonie

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business colleagues
  31. L

    Lovncapelife

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We have been many times but usually sit at the bare. This time we went with friends and sat in the dining room. We always enjoy Legals Floor 2, the food is excellent and the setting fabulous. Service was a little slow this time which is unusual at Legals.
  32. C

    Cate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food. We loved our server and the variety of dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection
  33. SL

    SteveL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great atmosphere , great food , Great service .
  34. j

    jands

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant wait staff, food wonderful, view even better we will be back
  35. M

    Mummy

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    On a cold night, we were cozy sitting next to the fireplace with a view of the night sky over the harbor. Two people had scallops and raved about them. One person had the vegetarian entree (a butternut squash steak with quinoa, garlic spinach and other adornments). This was an amazingly creative and tasty dish. The ora king salmon with farro and greens was also amazing with a interesting presentation. I should have ordered it medium rare, as the medium preparation was a little dry. I noted on the reservation that this was a birthday celebration, and a birthday card hand written by the Legal staff was waiting for the birthday guest as he arrived at the table. Be sure to ask about the flourless chocolate cake or ice cream bonbons if you crave these desserts. They are available, but not on the dessert menu. The noise level was a bit much for us, particularly since our reservation was on a Tuesday night and the restaurant seemed barely half full. Aside from the food and ambiance, the big score of the night was our waiter, Mike. He was extremely attentive, provided interesting conversation, and contributed to the enjoyment of our celebration.
  36. RA

    RickA

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the seafood was fresh and delicious. We ate at the bar and experienced incredible service from Sara. All her recommendations were spot on.
  37. AM

    AnneM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Food and service were wonderful.
  38. B

    Bb14

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had wonderful meal, the only complaints we had were with our drink orders. The first drink was incorrect and it took forever to get another.
  39. KP

    KatieP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I'm not sure if the 2nd floor of this restaurant is different from the bottom but prices were higher than the usual Legal Seafood and the menu was much shorter than what I've experienced elsewhere. The Cod was a great texture but flavorless and there was no salt or pepper on the table. My chowder and crab cake was yummy as was the bread served. Staff very attentive and lovely location. Not even sure this is part of the Legal Sea food chain? Though it appears on their site- Just felt like a very different dining experience and the main dish was underwhelming.
  40. LB

    LisaB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I had not been here in awhile and was looking for a new location for business meals, but will unfortunately need to take this one off the list. It took nearly an hour to receive our appetizer, then we felt rushed through it since they tried to take it away four times while we were clearly still eating. The crab legs and salmon were way too fishy and did not taste fresh. It took forever for them to clear dinner and then waited quite awhile before they offered coffee and dessert. The server was either very attentive or absent, we had to wave him over several times. However, the view is beautiful, the bar service was supreme and the wine selection was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Legal Harborside – Floor 2 Dining Room is rated 4.4 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    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 $21 with our validation stamp. Transient docking for boats is available in season at the Liberty Wharf Marina.Liberty Wharf Marina link: http://www.libertywharf.co/docks/reservations/

  • Public transit

    Silver Line Way (Silver Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 477-2900

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Harborside. We customize every menu and finishing detail. If you’re looking to really make a splash, entertain in our Private Dining Room, with recessing frosted doors for privacy. The Private Dining Room is comprised of

  • Private party contact

    Shion Hara: (617) 530-9452

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