Legal Harborside – Floor 2 Dining Room

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1683 reviews
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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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Enjoy a family gathering and leave the cooking to us! We'll be serving our regular menus along with festive features. Reservations are highly recommended.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end of our celebratory Graduation luncheon for 5. Round table, as requested, very attentive and pleasant service. A go-to place for a special occasion.

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NC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Food and service were outstanding, location fabulous, I dined on level 2, arrive early and head to level 3 for drinks, the lobster soup was amazing!

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XA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd visit and I was not disappointed. The food was fantastic. I had the crab cake for an appetizer and it was the best I ever had. I had salmon with lobster risotto. I thought the salmon bland and tasteless but everything else was awesome. Recommend it

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Mother’s Day. Had a great meal and excellent service. Very happy.
Thanks,

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very pretty setting but food didn’t quite live up to our expectations.

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AA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for dinner

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RT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary. This was the best dining experience that we have had in a long time. The staff were friendly, gracious, helpful and very competent. I know seafood and this was of the best quality.

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MK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Mother’s Day lunch! Service and food were excellent! Legals is always a great choice

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had cocktails on the roof deck and that was fine, but started to get loud and obnoxious ~ so we were ecstatic we'd booked the 2nd floor. Intelligent to have a quieter environment. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Legal's.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legal Harborside was so wonderful and accommodating to my large party. The view is amazing and food delicious! The service was outstanding.

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CW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephanie was an amazing server. She was fun and had a great personality!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was able to get in and have a phenomenal dinner. Excellent service, food, and experience overall.

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KL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Please don’t use plastic straws. They are not recyclable. Our kids’ drinks had straws and we were disappointed. It hurts ocean life, which is something we’d expect Legal Seafood to be all over.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FROM START TO FINISH..the food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. The way we were catered to made us feel like VIP so I’m so happy we decided to come here for our anniversary dinner. On top of the great food and service, the views were beautiful! Our waitress Stephanie was the best, thank you for making our night perfect!

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LM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the reservation I had put that is was my daughter’s Birthday. From the first greeting, they recognized the occasion. The service was classy and friendly. The food delicious and the atmosphere beautiful. I had only been there for the rooftop bar previously. Can’t wait to come back and try the raw bar too!

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JB
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Great food. Would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and everything was handled perfectly. We were congratulated from the hostesses to our waiter and were presented with a wonderful dessert with happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. It was simply a wonderful evening for us.

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New England
68 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with several out of town guests!! It was the perfect place to showcase the waterfront.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great people, great food, great atmosphere.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and view were excellent. Wait staff was attentive. Freshly baked bread basket, particularly the cracker bread, was delicious and unexpected. Had the swordfish chop; beautifully cooked and filling entree; buttery smooth. The crusted french fries were a nice pairing and delicious. The cappuccino was serviceable but did not standout like the dinner itself.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service good, willing to accommodate, valet pkng helpful.

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable time on a holiday or any day. Great Easter Cupcakes!!

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My only complaint was that I was celebrating my wife’s 40th birthday and I put a note on my open table reservation. There was nothing special done for her birthday, not even a decoration for the desert we ordered.

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DB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and top notch service. Limited wine menu. Food was not bad, just not inspired or unique. And of course given the location the bang for your buck was all in the beautiful views but not in the food quantity or quality.

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RA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone loved their food, mine was OK. Service was a 5, surroundings 5 would definitely go back again

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BR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner before my trip to Asia

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter John was great, he really made the experience very pleasant. Food was delicious and the view was memorable.

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HT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a very good time. Food was great. Good family get together.

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HC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great - we ended up sitting outside on 2nd floor terrace because dining room was too noisy. Wanted a quiet dinner and I certainly have had this here before. My dinner guest has a medical condition which affects his hearing and though I requested a quiet table and even called a few hours before to repeat this request it was not honored. Too bad b/c the food and service are so good here.

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New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The seafood at Legal is always delicious and fresh and so too was the Floor-2 Dining Room at Legal Harborside. In addition the view was spectacular. I love the Legal chain and am a frequent diner at many of the restaurants in Boston, including the first Floor at Legal Harborside, Kendall and Park Square. I had dined once before at Legal Harborside second floor but this time was a little disappointed that it wasn't a more fine dining experience. For example, I asked for a substitution for a side dish and was told it wasn't possible. We were a party of 5 and the entrees were not brought out together. My scallops were actually cold so I think they may have been waiting in the kitchen. It also took me 10 minutes to flag down our waiter to get my water refilled. I had out of town guests and did not want to make a big deal but it was a disappointing dining experience. The food is delicious but I felt the Second Floor Dining Room at Legal Harborside did not offer the service I had expected.

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JB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lunch great food and view staff is amazing

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GR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great stuff, great food, great view! Will surely recommend or come back again!!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location and meal! It was a bit strange that we had various waiters instead of one, but overall, an incredible experience.

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RR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

View is great. Food is just ok. I was really disappointed. Perhaps its good seafood for out of town business people but for locals...just a place to go for a good view.
Waitstaff screwed up the bill. but that can happen.

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AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After having had a very nice evening there myself, I sent friends there to celebrate their wedding anniversary. I couldn't believe it when they came back to let me know that even though they had government issued photo id with them, the management wouldn't allow them to order wine as they did not have their passports. (They were in town from Brazil to run the marathon). They ended up leaving so they could celebrate elsewhere. That is the last time I will recommend Legal Harborside and I don't plan to go again myself. What a shame.

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RA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service and a killer wine list.

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DN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was average at best and the service was very spotty. Overattentive at times and no where to be found at other times.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time I went it was over top great. This week I got the short rib and lobster tail. Tail was generous and lovely piece of meat but it was cold. Wasabi cream didn’t really go with it either. If I go back I’ll get the halibut again. Can’t beat the service and the view.

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SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, view, service was amazing!! Worth the extra money to eat on the second floor for sure!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious, but the service was a bit disappointing.

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