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Legal Sea Foods - 7th Street

4.4
2479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
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).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 12am
Sunday: 12n - 10pm
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Phone number
(202) 347-0007
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in Penn Quarter, we offer as many different event options as fish in the sea. A dining space for 25 people (or 30 for a cocktail reception) is enclosed by privacy curtains. This space can be combined with the adjoining room to accommodate 80 people for a seated event or 100 people for a cocktail reception. Our semi-private Chef’s Room is located across from our open kitchen and hosts 30 guests. A buy-out of our restaurant is popular for parties of 200. Group dining at Legal Sea Foods offers great food and hospitality and easy planning.
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Cross street
G Street, N.W.
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Parking details
Land a parking spot at a meter street-side or at one of the garages within walking distance.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2479 People Are Saying
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vipStevenP (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great place to celebrate a special birthday for a special person...wonderful and attentive service... didn’t have ask for anything...it’s almost like our server could read our minds. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Service , Food was great. Easy to find. Right off the metro. Great for before or after events at the Verizon Center

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vipEGAlex (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Went after a Sunday afternoon Caps game. Even though they seemed to be slammed with a lot of people coming at once, they handled the crowd very well.

Enjoyed the Mahi Special. Rolls were delicious

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Arlingtongal (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service at our special event family dinner. Our waiter went the extra mile to provide high quality and mindful service to accommodate one in our party who required a gluten-free and dairy-free meal. Legal Seafood is excellent for gluten-free needs, and offers tasty gluten-free and dairy-free bread rolls.
Due to the unusual arctic weather which provided a cold draft each time the door opened, it was chilly at our table, so come in warm clothes if the weather is crazy cold.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Pecan Crusted Snapper was awesome! Also had Calamari and Bananas Foster which were excellent! Right across street from Capital One Arena and stop there with my son before a Wizards game. Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Mediocre. We’ve been to the location in Boston which much much higher scale and better food. Our meals were nothing creative. There are better restaurants than this in DC. What a waste.

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Carol (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Great location for casual meal after attending event at Cap One Arena. Menu was appealing with many great sounding items in all categories. Traditional dishes as opposed to trendy. Small but good draft beer selection. Mahi mahi special was flavorful & generous. Others in my group had crab cakes & cream of crab soup which were also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Celebrating our 5th anniversary where we had our first date.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

The service and attentiveness was excellent. My wife ordered the steak and lobster and the food was not hot upon presentation. The drawn butter for the lobster was not hot. The snapper with shangdong sauce was wonderful and would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Legal Seafood is great. We went before a Capital's game and truly enjoyed ourselves. We particularly like the Pow Pow Cauliflower and the Mojito was wonderful. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the catfish. It made for a great evening.

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