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About Legal Harborside – Floor 2 Dining Room
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.
Boston, MA 02210
Seafood, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday:
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday:
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 8:30pm
$50 and over
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 $20 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)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Legal Harborside – Floor 2 Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
Legal Seafood Harborside has long been one of my favorite restaurants. I have always been seated at a table with a view of the harbor, and the food has always been excellent. But this time was a disaster. My party was seated at a table around a little corner where there was no view. Two of us had lobster soup, which was so salty that my woman friend could not eat much of it and asked her husband to take it instead. When the main course came, our fish--all three dishes--was way overcooked and dried out. My halibut was so overcooked that I struggled to cut through the crust with my knife. I had never imagined that you make halibut hard to cut. I left not just disappointed but angry.
Food was as good as ever, all dishes were well presented and very enjoyable. Our server tried hard but didn't have the level of knowledge of the dishes or wine list that I experienced on past visits to the second floor at Legal Harborside. Unfortunately the decline in service quality detracted from what should be a superb dining experience.
Service was slow; menu was limited; food was not well prepared; prices were high, and the value was not there. The good points were the great view over the bay (early afternoon) and a quiet place where one could talk easily.
This was without a doubt the best dining experience I have had in Boston. The location can't be beat, food was fabulous, service outstanding and relaxed atmosphere - never felt rushed. Would recommend this to everyone that wants to have a fantastic dining experience.
I went with my colleague from work; we were asked if we wanted to check our coats and bags, which was nice since we were carrying so many things. Everything was swift and we were seated immediately right next to the window. What a great view! A very polite manager with spiky hair came and told us that the energetic group at the bar will leave soon and it will be quiet; we didn't care but it was very considerate of him to let us know the situation.
Cassandra was our waitress, she answered all our questions regarding the dishes, she suggested also few entrees. I had the Jumbo Shrimp (how can you go wrong when there's a word "Jumbo" in it), it was delicious. My friend tried the Calamari, she loved it too.
For main course, we eat the Steak and fries and Scallops. All were tasty, the steak was a little salty to my liking but still very delicious; we were very satisfied. We both finished the whole plate, without shame, and it wasn't small portion. Another manager with french accent came twice and asked us how was the food and if we need something else. Also our waitress and a tall girl named Jessica asked us few times if all were to our liking. I found this nice and extremely personal. Both were very friendly and professional. Ask for Cassandra if you go there.
We couldn't skip the dessert, oh my god, the creme brulee was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and the chocolate cake with ice cream it was something to remember..
At the end, the chef came and shaked my hand; his name Jackson and asked me if the food was good. WHAT!!!! We felt celebrities! How nice. When we were leaving we were handed our coats and bags from the smiling hostess (please tip those girls, the work they do is amazing!) I will go back soon!!
We had a good time celebrating my wife’s birthday! The ambiance is wonderful, great service with a birthday card and nice cake. The view of the city waterfront is gorgeous. The food was ok, personally I did find the oysters’ selection quite delicious. Overall, we had a good experience and the bill was under what I was expecting ... good value!
We enjoyed our dinner very much (with one exception; see below) and the staff was very friendly and attentive. It was not very busy, which we enjoyed. However, it was very cold in the dining room. I had to keep my coat on through the entire meal. It was quite uncomfortable and we were told nothing could be done about it. There is one comment I would like to make about the panzanella salad that I had. It was very good and I would not recommend it. The ciabatta was in the form of croutons. Most panzanella salads I have had have pieces of crusty bread but not in the form of croutons. Therte was also something else in the salad I could not identify. They were what I was told were chestnuts. They were tasteless and added nothing to the texture or taste of the salad. I actually removed them. I also had to ask for more dressing because unlike most restaurants there was hardly any dressing on the salad. The rest of what we ordered was very good and a piece of the flourless chocolate cake for my husband’s birthday was greatly appreciated.
The service was extremely slow; it took approximately one hour to make salmon and steak. Even though the waiter was apologetic and attentive, I was expecting much more from this restaurant. I ordered two alcoholic beverages and it would’ve been nice if they were given to me as complimentary, however, they offered us shrimp cocktail
but we do not eat that. On a positive note, the steak was delicious. The salmon was not seasoned.
Fantastic all around. This is a sure thing in Boston. We both had the boulliabase. I had the octopus appetizer. He said the raw bar oysters were the best he ever had and he gets them all over the country and regularly in New England where we live. The service was pleasant and unrushed. Would be amazing in the summer!
Took us 20 minn to sit with a reservation. Food was cold when it came for dinner, bread and biskets were cold and served other 30 min after we sitted. Restaurant clean up for the night started before we left. Awful service and experience, never coming back.
I am a big fan of Legal Seafoods. I tell my friends I am always happy with the food and service. I say that I think Legal really trains the waitstaff which makes it always enjoyable. So, I had a guest staying with me and decided we would have a guaranteed enjoyable meal at Legal. I love the Harborside location and we opted for the quieter 2nd floor. We arrived 15 minutes early and were told we would be seated at our 7:30 reservation time. The restaurant and bar did not appear terribly busy. Forty-five minutes later, at 8:00 pm, I checked at the reception desk and was told they were just about to seat us. That was 30 minutes past our 7:30 reservation time. We were then seated at a table in the bar that had been unoccupied the entire time. We were not seated in the restaurant. I think we had been either overlooked or dismissed. We talked to Alvina, our server and told her we were unhappy with our reception. She tried to make things right. The maitre d’ brought us shrimp cocktail free of charge which we felt compelled to eat so as not to make their effort seem to be in vain. The shrimp dulled our appetites and made it impossible for us to finish our entrees that we really wanted. Our entrees were delicious. Alvina was lovely, attentive and efficient. She alerted other staff that we were not pleased. Nevertheless, it was a disappointing evening and I was embarrassed.
I was surprised that now they offer lunch on the 2nd floor. So I went there with my friend and the menu was excellent. Much better deal than the 1st floor menu overal. The views are wonderful and there's no better place to be during lunch.
Our dessert was late and I asked the check, they brought us a "sorry" dessert (pictured) explaining that the pastry guy was training a new one and it took longer. Nice place, nice people, will be back.
Absolutely wonderful experience! I just kindly asked the restaurant through open table to have a table with a nice view, and they set the table with the harbor view nicely! I love both the seafood and the steak. Fair price, nice atmosphere, yummy food, and great service! I will recommend to others and definitely come back!
Location was great! Had. A table overlooking the water. The tuna crudo and lobster appetizers were great. The salmon entree was overcooked and dry. The halibut did not taste very fresh..... overall would not recommend. There are too many great places to go. I have regrets about not going to Row 34 instead .....
Legal 2 is in a class by itself. Food and service is always outstanding and Waterfront Dining in Boston is tops. Shrimp, Tuna and Octopus appertizers were excellent, requested a little change on the way the Octopus was prepared and they did it just as I requested. Main course, especially the Abalone which they are famous for, could not be matched by other Seafood restaurants in Boston.
They even remembered the cocktails and wine we had on our last visit, which we ordered again!
Cocktails and wines by the glass are varied and well priced.
All in All a really great experience and we will be back, Soon.
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