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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
The experience was awesome. Started with a warm welcome from the two hostesses, then a perfect apple martini from Jack, I got the trio tuna and scallops, my friend had the ribeye with French fries; all delicious. We also tried the octopus, although tasty, I wasn’t thrilled with it. A manager named Dave came and welcomed us and made sure everything was good, very polite gent, well dressed and in a great spirit. Our server I think her name was Laura, bubbly and very helpful also was great. A French girl came to ask if we want pepper and she gave us water and later asked again if everything was good and if we need anything. She seemed the owner because she was chatty with everyone and very happy to be there. My friend and I felt very comfortable like we know everyone there, we enjoyed so much our time!!!! We will go back.
our table was not ready when we arrived so went to the bar for a drink.
We only waited about 15 mins and when we got to the table The General Manager apologised and gave us some aperitifs on the house. Cannot fault this restaurant, food and staff were excellent.
After a long day of sight-seeing, my mother and I arrived at Legal Harborside at 8:59 PM for our 9 PM reservation. I submitted my name and confirmed my reservation with the hostess. Another couple arrived at the same time as us stating that they had a 9:15 PM reservation. They were seated immediately. Several more couples and families arrived and were also seated within minutes. My mother and I waited over 30 minutes to be seated while everyone was seated in front of us who arrived later than us! While we waited, my mother asked if we could have a table by the window. A woman with a French accent appeared at the desk at that time and raised her voice to my mother telling her that there were no seats by the window. We were finally seated in the middle of the dining room, but we looked up to see 3 open tables next to the window overlooking the beautiful harbor where we had wanted to sit. My mother then was upset and decided to leave Legal Harborside to seek dining elsewhere. She was past tolerating the obvious discrimination we could now clearly see. Just think if there were a Black restaurant where there were all Black people working and only Blacks dining, and there was one White woman and her daughter, with reservations, waiting to be seated while 6 Black families and couples were seated in front of them. How does that look? It looks like discrimination, whether or not it was intended! What kind of establishment are you people running? Legal Harborside is a professional business that should know how to seat customers, prepare food, and serve food. I am unaware of the level of education and training that is required for the profession of hosting and seating. But, I don’t buy that Legal Harborside is unaware of how to run their business. If you don’t serve Blacks, you need to let us know in advance and we won’t come. Your treatment of myself and my mother does not reflect well on the restaurant. This is 2017. Let us better the country in which we are proud to live.
I've been to Legals at other location many times. I am a New Englander so taking out of town guests to Legals is always a high priority. I had never been to this location. There is a major issue with the location and menu, which is not clearly defined on any site, is that the menu downstairs on the first floor is different than the menu on the second floor. Even the waitstaff did not clearly distinguish that difference. It was more like: "You can sit upstairs (2nd floor) or downstairs is up to you. Upstairs has white linens on the table." That was the only difference offered between the dining options. Now I don't mind trying new things but NONE of the traditional Legal fare is available upstairs other than the clam chowder. So if you are going to Legals and expecting the traditional menu it's not there! The food is good but prepared with a different taste in mind. Beans, sprouts, nuts and other mixed ingredients. Nothing fried or broiled either and smaller portions.
We always have a great time at Legal Harborside. For the last 3-4 visits, we were lucky enough to be seated in Albina's area and she is THE BEST waitress around! She is knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections and is always at least 1 step ahead. The food is delicious but she is a HUGE reason we keep coming back! Give that girl a raise!
This very upscale second-floor section of the restaurant features amazing views of Boston Harbor (unless thick fog rolls in as it did for our dinner), very helpful staff, and white tablecloths and napkins. One should expect an expensive meal (in addition to any drinks, desserts, beverages, and valet parking), but one that is appropriate for special occasions or a generous employment benefit.
Our party of three had the following to eat: baked cod (cooked and flavored just right) with roasted vegetables and a tomato/mozzarella salad; grilled abalone (superb) and clam chowder; shrimp cocktail and chop salad (very good). The chowder is not on the menu, but was obtained from the first-floor section.
There were no sugar-free options on the dessert menu unlike the conventional Legal Seafood restaurants, which offer a sugar-free/carb-free chocolate mousse. This was a great disappointment, and somewhat blemished an otherwise excellent experience.
The fact that we had to ask the server several times for a bread basket (which was clearly provided without special request by other tables) was not appropriate for the quality this section of the restaurant was trying to present.
We love this place, which has become a classic - almost synonomous with 'Boston Seafood' (congratulations Roger Berkowitz)! The service, we thought, had slipped a bit during our last visit - a graduation party in June. This weekend's special event (September) was a grandmother birthday. Not sure if they read and react to all reviews, but - let me tell you - the service has turned 180 degrees! Smart, attentive, constant!! Thanks you! We were a group of 6 on a Saturday night, but the ambient noise was too loud, we hope not deliberately so. We checked 'energetic' but it was just 'loud'. We had three generations and it was just too loud to really talk the way the elders wanted to ...
This is pricey, but well worth it. The view of the harbor is stunning, and the food and the service are excellent. What a pleasure to dine in a restaurant where you are not assaulted by loud music and where the tables are far enough apart that you don't have to listen to other people's conversation. In other words, it is a very "civilized" dining experience. We have also dined on the much noisier first floor, which is a great choice if you don't mind lots of noise and crowds of people. It has a very different and much less expensive (but still delicious) menu.
My mom ordered the sole. It came out and the waiter was unable to filet it. The fish was undercooked so it was sent back. The waiter still could not filet it neatly and there were small bones in almost every bit my mom took.
Also, our waiter was not very attentive to us
Our dinner was excellent; food was great. The only thing that was a negative was that the waiter, although knowledgeable when taking our orders and pleasant, was inattentive for the rest of the dinner and even when it was time to give us the check, we had to ask the attendant pouring the water to get him. We had to get that same person take our credit card and check to pay when the waiter did not return to pick it up. We still would return to eat here if we are ever in town again.
The view is spectacular but I was disappointed in the food after having had a very high end dinner a few years back. The sides were pedestrian i.e. Fries and vegetables for $9 each overpriced. The grey sole was definitely delicious but it was a special that night. Somehow it all felt downgraded like an average fish restaurant. Not going back.
A Beautiful restaurant with a great view. The food was excellent and we enjoyed both the appetizer and dinners as well as cocktails too. The service was exceptional from start to finish. They made our Anniversary dinner very special. We will definitely go back again.
My fiancé and I went to Legal Harborside on a Friday night and were sat at a table next to the window with an incredible view. They brought us an assortment of breads and we ordered 2 fantastic wines. I got the Rose and my date had a Pinot Noir that was unlike any either of us had tasted before... It was a full bodied and smoky. I started with the heirloom tomato salad with avocado mozzarella and balsamic, and he had two huge Maine oysters followed by the tuna trio. Everything was incredible. For our entrees, I got the cod which was light and buttery, served on delicious carrot and parsley purees with cipollini onions and some type of bean. Amazing. I am not a fish lover (which is an understatement), and I was in heaven. My fiance got the swordfish, which he thoroughly enjoyed though he says the oysters and tuna appetizer were the highlights for him. We finished up with a coconut sorbet and some espresso. It was expensive, but so worth the price, and I cannot wait to go back. Our service was great, albeit slow toward the end of our meal. I was fine with it though because I felt as if he was just giving us time to enjoy each other's company. 5 star dining.
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