Legal on the Mystic

4.5
865 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
With a nod to the industrial past of the location, Legal on the Mystic was built to have a broad appeal and meld traditional with contemporary. The menu was assembled to provide a casual, social dining experience. The emphasis is on plates to share, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and tacos, but there are also options for those who prefer more classic Legal entrees. Food service is available up until one hour before close each day, at which time our bar remains open.

Legal on the Mystic takes its design direction from the early industrial development that occurred at Assembly Square. By using materials such as steel pipes, metal mesh, steel, concrete and brick, the space takes on an industrial feel reminiscent of the history. The expo kitchen serves as a backdrop to the restaurant, while the bar is the focus. Large garage doors allow for open air dining and entry to a riverside patio that’s topped by a 20’ tulip umbrella.
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New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually dined at this location on weekends and requested the same server's (Justin) station, but this time we have another server (Harry L), he provdied the same service as Justin, very attentive, patient and helpful, compared to other locations we have dined before, we will definitely choose this one, keep up the good job.....
Thank you!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents anniversary

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitstaff and food options. Loved the Chowder

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AB
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

All the Legal iterations tend to serve good, solidly executed food. Legal on the Mystic does, too. It does seem a little pricey (we only went because we had a gift cert) but they were excellent with our young kids, and everything we ordered came out in a timely manner and perfectly cooked. It's nothing flashy, but Legal always gets the job done.

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

Late Valentines celebration

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RP
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience for our small group: many seafood/land & excellent gluten-free options. Loved the drink specials too! Very recommended to all😄

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AP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best experiences at Legal. Great service and great food.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here on special occasions. Food and service is always great.

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

We had our first date at legals on the mystic. We have come back each year to celebrate where we first dated. The waitress was great - wonderful attitude and very attentive.

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CP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Location for seafood a very limited choices sadly. But very high qulity good prices.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place with good food and attentive service.

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CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food but portion sizes were small considering the price. The service was very good.

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was amazing . We were so happy we choosed Legal for my hubby birthday . Thank you for the wonderful experience

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N
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same serverbut still A+ on his service. He always recommends special of the month and does his best job to serve us.

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

The service was great. Our waitress was attentive. Food was delicious. Ordered the calamari appetizer and salmon with veggie pad Thai. Will definitely return.

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

Our server Jackie was great

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salmon's always great and the bread rolls are a guilty pleasure when warm.

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NB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional food, courteous, attentive staff, always enjoy

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

First time to this Legal's. Everything was OK. I had the grilled tuna. My wife had the seafood antipasto. Tuna was cooked medium as asked, but it was seared one side and over cooked on the other. Grill lines were very intense creating a burned taste vs a nice char. Side salad with apple, walnuts and cranberries was well made. French fries were delicious. Tried a new drink, The Boulivardier. Not good. Tasted too much like the pith of the citrus. Very bitter drink. My wife's dinner was well presented. It is a cold seafood preparation, so for some it may not be what one is expecting. Her drink was a pomegranate lemon drop. Well mixed and delicious. Server was attentive but not hovering. She did not ask about the drinks. Knowledgeable about the food. I do expect more from a Lega'ls restaurant. Would have been a 2 star if not for my wife's drink and fries, yes the fries were that good. (copied from Google account directly, a few grammar tweaks but right after eating)

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jeannette our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Food excellent. Would suggest a few more white wines selection

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BK
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Legal Sea Foods! I eat here every time I'm in the Boston area. Harry was our waiter at this location and did an outstanding job!

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B
New England
42 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice little hot spot at assembly row

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o
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner and Justin was fabulous!

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n
New England
62 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Ordered usual steamers and rainbow trout. Several of the steamers we couldn’t eat as they were bad, and the rainbow trout was served cold and bland. Usually my favorite meal. Veggies and risotto cake were delicious as was Cakebread wine. Was enjoying company of friends I haven’t seen in a while and didn’t want to say anything at restaurant. We are at bar and bartender was amazing as was all the staff.

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RT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Legal has a mire vibrant vibe thatn all other Legal. The layout and the interior is more cassual and open. It also feels like there are more on the menu.

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W
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great spot for an end of the week dinner.

Legal and the Mystic (in the Assembly Row Shopping complex) was a great spot for an end of the week catch up meal with friends. Our server was particularly attentive and the Shrimp Pad Thai I had ( a special for the month I believe) was delicious!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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N
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server remembered us! Love this place. Will definitely recommend to friends and families.

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s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Legal chain is consistently good but expensive. This restaurant was unacceptably loud.

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r
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was outstanding but the service wasn’t so great. Our waitress didn’t come over for a while after we sat down. Once we finished the bread she took the plates away without asking. My granddaughter was eating her lunch and the waitress took it away from her and said she was done but she wasn’t. We were at the restaurant for my granddaughter’s competition and we forgot to write it on OpenTable but we asked her to get her a ice cream or something. But she wouldn’t do it.We are usually always happy with are lunch or dinners and staff but this time it wasn’t great.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times and every time it’s excellent.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food were great. I thought the food was a bit overpriced.

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G
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I missed seeing some of the traditional legal seafood items on the menu like baked cod, etc. Otherwise, we had outstanding service from the hosts and server and our seafood tasted very fresh and delicious!

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u
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

fish was overcooked, dry and service was not great

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caroline at the host stand was super! She seated me and my boyfriend in the perfect spot! Jeanette was fabulous as always and I would recommend her to anyone dining at LOM. Food was great!

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N
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always. I've been there so many times. Love this place.

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CD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good quality seafood. Very good service, upbeat ambience, good wine selection. Highly recommend.

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BM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

David W is an awesome server- answered questions and gave great recommendations. Such a delight!

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SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I was disappointed in my meal. I had the crabmeat ravioli and it was just a bland cream sauce in the ravioli. I could not discern any taste or texture of crab. My husband was disappointed with his meal as well. He had the fish tacos and felt that the sword fish had no distinctive sword fish flavor. We were with my brother and sister in law and they appeared to enjoy their meal.
The service was very good and the rolls and drinks and bon bons were excellent.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. My husband and I both got one of the specials and we could not have asked for a better meal. I have a nut allergy and they were very accommodating.

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