Legal on the Mystic

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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
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big comfortable surroundings. Calamari appetizer was outstanding. My wife had clams, i had scallops. Bread and batter were perfect. Great evening!!!

LF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'd love it if you brought back your Greek Salad with grilled Shrimp! I get the Tuna burger and it is good, but it's not always a homerun. Two orders of fried shrimp, a serving of yellow fin tuna, and a kid's cheese burger rounded out our order with fried pickles (yum) and a cup of chowdah for the birthday girl. Really, the best part of this visit was the staff. I didn't catch our server's name, but they were amazing.

S
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice evening with lovely waitress. Food was just OK.

K
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated near the bar which was okay until the young men arrived and were having conversation and all I could hear was profanity (f___) within their conversation as though it was a part of their normal vocabulary.

B
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been to Legal many times and I know that warm rolls always come out. No rolls so I ask the waitress and I get cold hard rolls. Not sure where she got them but not the normal spot. Food was mediocre. The waitress was good. Won’t be going back anytime soon.

SD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, hard to find parking in that area, service was good, in and out in 45 minutes.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait about 15 minutes even though we had a reservation. General Manager sent a complimentary order of fried calamari to our table because we had to wait. Food was great and so was the service.

OT
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

A very loud party made it impossible to enjoy dinner. Our server was great and the food was good.

r
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the server and the food but even with a reservation I waited as long as those without to be seated. Kinda put me off coming back anytime soon.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The waitress was excellent. The food was just OK, not bad but a little bland for my taste.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was very disappointed in legal mystic.the food quality was excellent that’s the only reason it got 3 stars. The issue is there options for diners with a tree nut allergy. For anyone with tree nut allergy you can’t eat the bread, anything fried and no desserts. That eliminates a good part of the menu. This allergy is not that rare. They need to do a better job it isn’t that hard to have a dedicated fryer that doesn’t come in contact with nuts. It totally ruined the evening. I probably won’t go back

JT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delishous seafood,fast friendly service.good prices for good fresh seafood,lots of parking,

KF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our calamari was oily and we felt like old oil was used to fry it up .
Our server was unbelievably good I wish I remembered her name

Please don’t reuse your oil too many times!!!!

DB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location is easy to get to and plenty of parking available. Food quality and taste was great. Service was great. Only thing that bothered us and made the night a bit annoying was their staff constantly (every 5-8 minutes) walking around with a handheld computer looking at each table documenting where the guests were at in their dinner. I understand why they are doing this, but it became annoying having a staff member keep walking by and actually looking at your table. It kind of ruins the moment. If there is any other less intrusive way to do this, I would recommend it. Otherwise Service/Food/Location is great. I do think Legals pricing is a tad over priced on some items.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Legal on the Mystic several times as well as other Legal Seafood locations. As a family of 5 we have never had a bad meal. We also have 2 with allergies and there are many meal options. We look forward to going again soon!

NI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are amazing every time we go. Can not wait to go back!

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie was great, very attentive and while she probably hated working on Christmas, never let it show- thank you!!

CM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would be nice to have more daily special plates available for kids, like the kids turkey plate on Thanksgiving (which was wonderful).

Overall, the quality of the kids food is better at Legal Seafoods in Copley Square.

Also, a few traditional booths for seating, instead of booths with bar stools.

a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming for Christmas dinner every year. Legal never disappoints us. Thank you to the staff for giving up your Christmas so we could enjoy a day with our family.

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, waitstaff and atmosphere as always.

B
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Usually on holidays my sisters, nephew, and I would go to Legal C in Lynnfield but this year we decided to try Mystic because it's closer, more convenient. We weren't disappointed. The staff was very accommodating, the service excellent. We had a wonderful time and will return.

ST
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and decent prices. The crab cakes were the best I have ever tasted, but the dish was mostly salad with 2 small crab cakes. The salad was very good, but I was looking forward to crab cakes. My daughter ordered ordered the crab meat ravioli and the same issue was a small amount of ravioli surrounded by mostly salad. The issue is that the entrees are really salads with a side of what you expected to be the main dish, not the main dish with a side salad. We love salad! However, when you're expecting ravioli and only have a small portion with a delicious salad, you're left wondering if you ordered wrong.

The best item ordered by my son was the salmon because it was a decent portion that was not eclipsed by a salad. My husband does not like seafood and opted for the pizza which was not very good.

t
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And waitress Megan was terrific.
I appreciated my complimentary 84 th birthday dessert.

b
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this legal more than the others!!! Best menu!

R
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The place was great and the food was delicious. Only complaint was every time we needed something the entire table would have to turn around and stare towards the kitchen to get the server’s attention. She was very friendly but she was never around. We had to do this like 4 times (once because the water was over at the table, once because we needed ketchup, once to ask for the check, etc). Could be more attentive since every time we’d see her talking in the kitchen. But she was super friendly and nice when she did come over.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was fantastic and food and service was great

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Usually I have good service at this location, but my last experience was quite poor. We kept being forgotten about. I do expect better service for this price point...

DF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I especially loved the salmon special that was offered the evening we were there. It was grilled salmon with squash and Brussels sprouts. The waitress was fantastic, leaving us to linger and catch up without any pressure. Parking can be a problem but on this night there were plenty of spaces given that it was a Monday night with cold rain.

G
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance. Great service and attention to details. Is a nice place, good for friends reunions!

MD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special birthday and the host, service, food, and surprise dessert were all excellent. Thanks Legal Mystic!

H
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Especially love their clam chowder and raw oysters

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The menu here is starting to get a little dull. I had a gluten free Reuben sandwich and it came as a pile of salmon and some coleslaw with a. Couple of burnt buns on the side. It was very odd. I prefer the menus at other legal restaurants. I wish they did brunch here too.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcomed seated quickly with highly attentive staff

M
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Menu needs to be updated. Taco wasn’t good. Looked for a pasta or seafood with good veggies. I like the location of this restaurant but if I have another choice, I won’t go to this one

MC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for thanksgiving dinner. They met all my expectations. Turkey was great, as were all the trimmings.

J
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience at this location as their menu is slightly different from other locations.

RW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving Dinner!

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every single piece of glassware and silverware on our table was absolutely filthy. Salt and pepper shakers look like they hadn’t been cleaned in weeks.

Our Raw Oysters took over 25 minutes to arrive at the table which seems excessive.

Took the server a long time to bring back little things that were requested.

No table touched by a manager; a huge missed opportunity at this place.

AA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We showed up on time but were made to wait 15 minutes for a table and it took forever to get the bill.

MD
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty food, and served at the right temperature!

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