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About Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
See fish. Eat fish. Legal Sea Foods is located in downtown Atlanta’s Hilton Garden Inn, across from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Our two-story restaurant is double the fun for Atlantans who love seafood.
The buzz-worthy Oyster Bar is our street level lounge. Our second floor dining room features panoramic windows overlooking Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta’s skyline, a balcony with outdoor seating and a wine room for semi-private parties. Nineteen signature cocktails, 28 wines by the glass and 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish will get you hooked.
Legal Sea Foods has received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
$31 to $50
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Our validation will net you savings: complimentary self-parking or $5 off valet parking for up to 3 hours in the Hilton Garden Inn Garage.
Georgia Dome/GWCC/CNN/Phillips Arena or Peachtree Center MARTA Stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in downtown Atlanta, we can accommodate from 12-60 people for a sit down dinner and up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews
It wasn’t the same experience as I had in the Legal Seafoods restaurant in Boston.
Our hostess led us to our table, which was a banquette. She laid down the menus and was gone. Compare that to eating at “21” or The Russian Tea Room in NYC, where the maitre ‘d pulled out the table so that the diners didn’t have to scoot around.
While walking to the table, several of the waitstaff cut in front of me, only one acknowledged and allowed me to pass by.
Our actual waiter was nice and friendly but not very knowledgeable about the provenance of the oyster selection and seemed confused about what seafood they were out of at 5 pm on this night.
There was a table 50 feet away with THREE screaming children under 2 years of age - can’t there be a limit on available high chairs? Not the restaurant’s fault, but it was unnerving since it continued sporadically throughout the meal.
My husband popped up and down from the table periodically to watch the last of a football game, go to the bathroom, etc. His napkin was never RE-folded nor did anyone bother to whisk away the cracker remnants from the table.
Picky, I know, but when the average entree price is $30, and our bill was about $220 for three of us, I did expect a higher class of service.
I just think the staff needs more training on what a higher end restaurant customer expects.
The seafood was excellent- but I do wonder why the salad was bunched in on the same plate as the entree. I didn’t mind so much but the salad dressing was indistinguishable from the seafood sauce. Some folks don’t like certain foods touching.
I would eat here again but I have definitely lowered my expectations.
I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt. My husband had taken clients there a while ago and raved about how good it was so we decided to go with the family. We had a mixed experience here for my husband's birthday. He and I had the snapper, which was good and fresh but did not blow either of us away. Our son's had the shrimp platter and the lobster bake. The shrimp was at best average. well prepared but somewhat tasteless. The lobster bake was a disaster. Cold and over cooked with no flavor whatsoever. He is 16 and could not even chew up the clams or mussles. The manager did come over to ask us about it and they did take it off the bill but no real apology was offered. They were pretty busy and may have been a bit overwhelmed but it was obvious we were less than thrilled with our experience. My husband and I shared a dessert to try and salvage some of the experience but it was probably the worst "boston cream pie" (if you can really call it that) that I have ever had. It was actually grainy in texture and there was no custard at all. Desserts definitely need some work.
Slow and poor service. First night ahi tuna came out grey and poorly seared with
No taste. Appetizer arrived after main course.
Second night with a group, service slow and uneven food. Steamed clams came out with 9 out of 12 not opened. Sent back and they wanted to pry open. The fact they didn’t open means they were dead prior to steaming. This a basic food safety issue- someone can get very sick. They had no clue what was wrong with this.
We were put in a dark corner booth and asked to have a window seat. No luck. It was our 37th wedding anniversary and didn't feel like much of a celebration where we were sitting. I suggested my husband not order fried seafood. He did though and got the platter., not great and did not even get the Coke slaw that was to be served as a side. The crab dip and my crab cakes were as good as what we've had at Kendall Square, Boston location.
Our server Nina was a true delight. She understood perfectly that we wanted a low key meal and no pressure to order right away. Fortunately the restaurant was not that busy so we were not pushed. A Saturday night in downtown ATL and restaurant was not crowded. My husband is watching his salt intake and Nina came back from the kitchen with a list of what to avoid. We both craved shrimp cocktail and what we were served was excellent, perfectly cooked shrimp on a large bed of ice. Cocktail sauce was a bit skimpy but enough to finish the dish. I would not hesitate to order this again. I loved my bacon wrapped scallops but the salad they were served on should have been light dressed. Steamed clams were a bit chewy but flavorful and kitchen accommodated with no salt butter The red wine flight was good, not stellar and could use some improvement. Food was very good and it was a nice meal
We arrived at the restaurant and was seated quickly it was a slow night. The waiter was quick and professional. Our appetizer came quickly, but our entree’s came very slowly. Two other parties that came after us got their food before we did. When we did get our food my wife’s vegetables were cold. She had the salmon, she enjoyed it. I had the Pecan crusted Snapper , it was a bit sweet but it was ok. I put the pecans in my sweet potatoes. The bread is delicious. The worst part of the night unfortunately is the health score...😫 they scored an 82. Normally we would have left, but for some reason we decided to give them a shot. For the prices of the food and the hype in the street, I would say this restaurant needs to step it up. I’m sure they can and will do better. I would revisit this establishment if the score is better.
We have been to this establishment before and every time we go there they can't seem to get it right. We are from the NE so we hope they will get it right and we build up an expectation. However, we walked out after ordering our food, waiting over an hour for the food to come out and it never came out. They did charge us for our drinks and we tipped the waiter, but how rude..? We shouldn't have paid for anything.
Dined at Legal Seafood New Year’s Eve in Atlanta. Ordered soup, salad and steamed clams. Drinks were delivered promptly but it took 45 minutes for the bread to be delivered and one hour and ten minutes for salad ls to be delivered. The salad bowls were fresh from the dishwasher and hot to the touch, immediately warming the salads. The clams arrived approximately fifteen minutes later and to the manager’s credit a double order, were very over cooked, hard and spongy.
The service was outstanding, the manager was apologetic and our bill was reduced; however, our evening was destroyed. This exemplifies why teamwork is critical in the service business. Overall, I’d try it again if there were no other food alternatives.
Some of the worst service we've ever had. Over 25 minutes to get our drinks. My dinner came out, the side items of hubbys dinner came out. Server kept disappearing. I had to grab the manager to get hubby's dinner to the table (then the manager was grabbed by every other table in our section to fix THEIR issues). We were never offered anything for our troubles, nor did the server EVER step up her game to see if we were ok. We had to grab another server to find her to get our check. We've been here before without these issues, but we won't be back after this.
We have always enjoyed dining at Legal Seafood, but tonight was NOT the case. They were out of many items on the menu, the food was just okay and it took us 2 1/2 hours to dine; very slow. I hope things will improve, or I'm afraid for that location, I would hate for them to close, but I don't think anyone who dined there on New Year's Eve will be returning.
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