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Legal on the Mystic

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1194 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1194 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at al. From the minute we walked in the door tio our waitress was awesome. Did was delicious

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NicoleJ
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfect place during Covid customers can seat outside or in with large opened windows for ventilation

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VivianC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The whole place was quiet and peaceful. I feel safe of the setup. The menu seems limited compared to the last time I was there before the pandemic.

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vipLisaW
Angus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellence! Felt very safe dining indoors. Tables spaced apart and high ceilings made us feel very comfortable with our choice to dine at Legal’s!

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ErinH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The waiter was great, but the menu no longer had what we wanted and there were no heat lamps outside.

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vipRacheleK
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for Birthday dinner for a friend. We had Nickie as our waitress, she was dynamite! It was my friends first time to Legal and was so impressed.

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vipdrcol
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was upset that outdoor seating did not have outdoor heater - concerned with with coming inside and manager placed us away from all Appreciated the assistnace

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Roni
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was extremely pleasant, server was energetic and provided helpful input.

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AthiliaB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Our waiter was very nice and attentive but I wish the food was as good. Mediocre flavor would be the best comment I could give. My first and probably will be last visit to Legal.

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Kiana
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Can’t go wrong with the seafood dishes here. Wish we got to sit outside, but still had an enjoyable experience.

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vipluvAgreatSteak
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, open, and very clean. The large windows make it feel very open. The server was attentive. The menu is abbreviated but the chowder is great! Overall nice experience.

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creamcheese68
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ample outdoor seating options. I had their classic Anna's Baked Scrod. Delicious as always. Brewed ice tea like I had growing up. Our server was attentive and super pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Legals on the Mystic! We celebrated my parents 57th wedding anniversary and the manager, Colin, greeted them and treated my mom & dad like royalty ( the waitstaff too) They are still talking about their delicious meal and memory. A++ experience !

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kevinc
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed ourselves very much...food, service, atmosphere and the inside dining was extremely comfortable in this covid 19 environment. well done

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vipnunzi
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Caesar salad
Cesar salad was very good with crab meat the only problem was the lettuce was Dr. Dr O Brien and Cesar salad should have a little bit lighter lettuce looks like they just took all the tops of the lettuce is and just cut them up and throw them in the salad we got to Adam and Eve about the same the food itself was good no work and no complaints on that

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AnneB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I have dined at many Legal Seafoods and now think this must be a sister to the higher ended Legal Seafoods I have been too before.
When we walked in we were seated a table in the middle of everything that had no certain style to it and was rather enthusiastic. The menu was small and that may be due to COVID and not their fault and they were "out of oysters" which was the main reason we came. I ordered a Grey Goose martini that was all vodka and not smooth and not even in a nice glass. My husband had the fried fish platter and we were grateful they made sure it was Gluten Free, so that was another positive. Our waitress was awesome and relaxed and attentive and funny, so was the sweet girl who delivered the food and checked twice to make sure his was gluten free! (thank you). I had the ahi tuna and jasmine rice with broccoli that was rather plain and bland and something I could have made at home. It was about $78 for dinner which is not appalling, but definitely a little high considering the simple dishes. I would not go again but have to say their staff was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was awful!

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cowgrl727
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was slow. We told our server we weren't in any rush, but we had to ask for silverware, ask to have our water filled.

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AminaB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great to be able to eat out. We just missed the pld menu options

JD
vipJoseD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty seafood restaurant in Assembly Row near the Mystic River. Try the Signature combo platter with crab cake, shrimp, scallops, and seasonal salad. Calamari with peppers was perfectly cooked. Consistently good cooking and service. Part of the Legal Seafood group in case you have a gift card.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Water dripping on me from the ceiling. One of the light bulbs overhead flashing annoyingly. My first bad experience at a legal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! TY Cristian

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TonyG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice location and tables by the open windows were just like outdoor dining. RI calamari is very tasty.

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ClaytonGreyhound
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great; the food was almost up to their usual standard (my swordfish was very slightly overcooked). The pandemic cleaning and precautions were very well executed. Lovely ambiance for an early dinner on a sunny day, sitting by a window. The menu is a little short compared to the "traditional" Legals. But a delicious, relaxed dinner on a holiday afternoon.

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vipAndrewD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The open windows make the fresh air come in. Which is nice when you want to be indoors and still have the feel of being outside.

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CK617
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I recently dined at Legal at Mystic/Assembly Row. Pre-pandemic, it was a no brainer and a go to spot for my partner and me. Now with Corona, the menu is limited, removing some of my personal favorites. I opted to have the baked sole, as the fish plate options were limted to that, tuna and salmon. They did not have mashed potatoes, or green beans, so I had to get broccoli and rice for my sides. Needless to say, I only ate the fish. The rice was boiled/steamed white rice with no flavor, and the same for the broccoli. The fish was also only ok, and only the parts with bread crumbs were the tastiest. I was very disappointed in the menu and the fact that my meal alone cost about $26. I felt like I paid just for the fish, because the rice and broccoli did not make the meal worth the cost or worthy of the legal seafood brand. I will not be returning until the menu is restored, which probably means not until COVID is over.

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Stan
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food and service were equally subpar, almost scary bad. Compared to other Legal Seafoods in the area this Assembly Square facility was the worst I have ever dined at. Nope, I won’t be back. Where is Roger Berkowitz when you need him?

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SusanV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table inside with windows upon. Our waitress was very nice. Was a pleasant and relaxing place for lunch.

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vipNorburyM
Denver
68 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Covid times (9/2020): Legal on the Mystic lunch outside: We each had a mug of the clam chowder. It was delicious but a bit tepid right out of the kitchen. One of us had the lobster roll (with mayo), side of fries and coleslaw. Generous portion of chunky, fresh lobster in a nicely toasted top split roll. Fries and coleslaw were great. The other of us had the whole belly clams appetizer as a main (skipping the fries/coleslaw). These were so good. Definitely a good pick!
The only down side was that we ate outside and the tables are small and no one cleared our rolls/butter plates or the clam chowder and the entrees came and we had to clear the table to make room for the entrees. Definitely awkward. Lots of staff waiting so think they should be more attentive to space on the tables before the entrees come out. Otherwise, good service (water, drinks) and nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Made our reservation through Open Table and were seated right away! Food was delicious! I highly recommend the cucumber jalapeño margarita!

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McMomager
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, as usual. I was dissapointed that I could not change my side vegetables. The dish I usually get comes with spinach. Although they had spinach on the menu, they said I could not substitute. Maybe it's because of the pandemic, I'm not sure but I have never had a problem switching out side items before. Other than that, the food and service was delicious.

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KellyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. I work in hospitality so I understand anything less than 5 stars brings down scores so I would not do that but we did feel very rushed during our meal. The food was great but our server definitely made us aware that it was time to go and we felt very rushed. There were still other diners at tables.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. The manager and his team was very accommodating.

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ConnieS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and the service was great! Of course , the food was good.

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vipViktorP
Lincolnshire
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I haven’t been here in a little while, but it was not as good as I remembered it last time. I think the menu was also changed a little bit. Still, very good but not the most memorable meal for sure.

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vipGrateful
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Never a bad meal at Legal's. It was so nice to get out of the house to dine at a place that takes all the necessary precautions for COVID-19. A big shout out to our server Gabby, she was an excellent listener and all-around great waitress. Thank you Gabby!!

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vipAnne
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

First time going in daylight and the place looked pretty run down and dirty. We were placed in a booth that was definitely within 6' of the next person. Also, directly behind me was a work station for the servers, so they were constantly about one foot behind me putting plates in bus bins and keying in orders. Not only were they very close to me but it made it very loud. I wouldn't go back.

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vipIndustrygirl
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. Thank you for taking such good care of us and my sons allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The limited menu is understandable but still disappointing. The food was just average which is unusual for a Legal Seafood location. Service was good. Wish there were umbrellas on the outdoor tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as always

FAQs

Legal on the Mystic does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Legal on the Mystic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 337-4088.

Legal on the Mystic is rated 4.5 stars by 1194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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