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Legal Sea Foods - 7th Street

2504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (35)
  • Good for a Date (33)
  • Casual (30)
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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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 2504 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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smallplatesgirl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I came with my two grandchildren before a show and we felt very comfortable. The kids meals were nice, as were the adult meals. The room is very noisy. Bathrooms very clean.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I came to D.C. and this place was recommended to me by one of the locals. My wife and I loved it and the service. I returned to D.C. the next week and had to come again due to the fabulous food and service. Well worth the trip!

Barth (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nice place, great service, delicious food! I loved it!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Only disappointment was that we had to wait fifteen minutes even though we had a reservation

Peewee (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very Nice!, Food and Service was excellent...we definitely put this as one of our Top Restaurants..

ChasMichael (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was great. My food taste fine. My spouse however didnt seem to be in a good mood for enjoying the food and cinstantly complianed. The server went above and beyond and was professional. One of the managers who came over multiple times did his best tobplease, and the chef rocked. Thank you for your patience and professionalism. You were marvelous and I am grateful. Thank you for removing her food cost, which wasnt necessary. I tried to leave a larger tip to compensate.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was excellent. The restaurant GM was so aware of what was going on and was aware of the needs of every table, as well as our waiter. We went there on our first night of a three night stay and went back the third night because we enjoyed the food and service so much.

vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service and atmosphere were great, appetizers were very good. Fish was bad.

CHNi (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was great as always. Waiter was not to be found we got waited on by several other staff members but saw our waiter twice. Poor on his part.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Wizards game