Legal Sea Foods - 7th Street
Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown.
Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013).
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Celebrate Easter with us! We'll offer our regular menu along with special holiday features. Reservations are recommended.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
We went there on Sunday after church. We had a reservation for 6 on OpenTable and were seated right away. The restaurant was not full, but the service was slow. The waiter was not the most pleasant, nor was he very accommodating (maybe because he was the only one working the side of the restaurant where we were. Several of us ordered the fried catfish which was pretty bland, although the fries were nice and hot! The others got something like a mixed seafood plate that they were able to modify, but were not raving over. I was underwhelmed by this particular restaurant, although I heard good reviews previously.
Wonderful night. We really enjoyed and waiter went above and beyond. Even the bartender got in on the evening making a delicious drink for me...something not on menu of drinks ........ will cone again!!!
The service was GREAT! The food wasn’t that good. I don’t think the seasoning was enough. I was expecting more from this place.
We return to DC on an annual basis, Legal is on the agenda every year to have dinner. The crabcakes are our favorite and fantastic. We'll be back next year.
Enjoyed my time at Legal Seafood and would return. The wait staff was very patient and helpful!
Amazing seafood - very accommodating for those with gluten allergies. Yummy rolls, calamari and fish and chips!
No fresh crabmeat
Disappointed at a sea food restaurant not having ot
Food was outstanding. Fast service too
Friendly courteous service. The crab cakes were wonderful, grilled scallops were great. The grilled shrimp were previously frozen and honestly tasted like they came from Red Lobster. Desserts were great also. The Wine selection was ice and not crazy expensive. I would definitely return.
Pre-Caps game night so the place was hopping. Having a reservation in advance definitely is a plus. Service, F&B all very good.
Food was good, but not great. I expected it to be better.
Great all around and in a happening location. We sat by a window in the bar so was entertaining as well as having the casual atmosphere we were looking for.
This was my first visit, I have Celiac disease and heard great things about you. What a wonderful menu and safety precautions were taken when preparing my meal. I was very impressed. Excellent fish and chips and rolls are so moist I couldn't believe they were gluten free! I will definitely be back ,it's hard to find places like this when you have gluten allergies that is severe and gluten free fish and chips and calamari are even harder to find.
Very good food and service.
It was pleasant and love the food.
Food quality does not reflect price. The ambiance does not save this place. Service was good.
Food was good and the bartender was very generous with the alcohol. Nadeem was our waiter and he is always fantastic! He is very personable and efficient.
I was very disappointed in our experience. We ordered steak and lobster and both were over cooked and rubbery. The waiter was very pushy and wouldn't stop interpreting us to ask if we were ready to order the next thing. It was annoying to say the least. The food had no flavor at all, was cold, and didn't come out right. A very loud environment, very very cold insude. It was an extremely expensive dinner and it sucked. We will never return to any legal seafoods restaurant.
Legal Seafoods never disappoints. This was my first time in DC and the restaurant here is great! I’ve visited the Atlanta restaurant many times and DC met all of my expectations.
Table location and waitress were outstanding. Alcoholic drinks left a little to be desired as far as strength. It was a Birthday celebration for son, and the waitress went the extra mile. Taste of our main courses was good, two of the three were very good, the one I had, a shrimp casserole was just okay, I wouldn’t order it again, shrimp were big, but bland tasting, whatever else they were in resembled dressing or stuffing. The crispy, spicy calamari was very good. We’d dine here again, but choose different entrees, and probably stick to non-alcoholic drinks.
Always wonderful! Warm and helpful staff. Great food and beverage selections. Gluten free rolls and fried seafood! Oh, my!
Food was fine. Service was good and waitress was very attentive. Atmosphere was really cool. Drinks were good quality and value. Steak was appropriately cooked and quality ok. Scallops small.
Never a bad meal consistent delicious crab cakes, clam chowder and a very good and reasonable drink selection The crowd was lively and service prompt
Our evening at Legal Sea Foods was fantastic. Service was top notch and the seafood was epic. Will go back when in DC again. Very pricey but was worth it with the experience.
While the ambiance is nice and the service was excellent, that combination and the price raised my expectations above what the food had to offer - the food seemed merely adequate in a place that suggested so much more...
Fresh food. Delightful server. We were impressed Definitely would return.
Good food. Friendly fast service. We enjoy going there before basketball games.
The tuna bowl was amazing. It was like a combination of a poke bowl and bibimbap—yum!!
Good but pricey for small portions, service was good. Good location
The service was great from our waiter. The draft deom lobby was uncomfortable. Food was just ok
Really great experience with amazing waiter named Dennis
Food was great and service phenomenal. Very enjoyable evening meal. Great place to dine.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Amazing gluten free menu.
Excellent food as always. Classic seafood dishes and the great chowder. If you like seafood hard to see how you do not like eating here.
Excellent food and great service. Parking accessible and not far
I thought the menu was very nice and there were plenty of seafood items to choose from. The presentation of the food was not as good as I had expected seemed to be rushed onto the plate. I think that the restaurant is very nice and we were seated in a great seat. The hostess staff didn't seem too friendly.
Nice venue for a business lunch. And very convenient to the office.
It was my husband’s bday and they treated us great! Bartender was amazing and we got a nice little bday dessert (ice cream bon bons) on the house!
The waiter was inexperienced, disappeared had to call him to place order. Mussels were good too much red pepper. Ordered the smallest mussels so had to send back the ones we ordered. I did enjoy the Haddock special. The manager was very nice and accommodating. The restaurant has changed since I last visited several years ago and not for the better