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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.

275 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Luckie St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 500-3700

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Atlanta-Downtown

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Georgia Dome/GWCC/CNN/Phillips Arena or Peachtree Center MARTA Stop.

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (48)
Scenic View (47)
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Business Meals (44)
Casual (42)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Groups (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (36)
Bar Seating (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Fun (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Authentic (18)
Healthy (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Seasonal (6)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Savannah)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Quality of food and drink was mediocre at best. Service was very good.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great mix of Northern seafood traditions with Southern flavors and atmosphere! Highly recommended for casual or special occasions!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Your waiter was awesome and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our first time visit for my husband's birthday celebration. We will return :) Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was decent. Service was just ok. Drinks were so so. Overall with a few tweaks, this could have been an AWESOME dining experience.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

If you enjoy quality seafood and great service visit Legal Sea Food. My husband and I have enjoyed them for our wedding anniversary three years running and are highly satisfied everytime.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The worst! Waited over an hour and a half for a table to be told that none would be available. Staff are rude, don’t honor reservations and the place is filthy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

In recognition of MLK Holiday, Legal offered cup of Clam Chowder for $1. It is the best we’ve ever eaten! Thank you Legal👍🏼

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great. They worked very well with me and my severe dietary restrictions

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time experience and it exceeded by expectations. Tay was amazing and everything he suggested from appetizer, to dessert, to adult beverages was on point. I will definitely return and have already shared experience with family and friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food. Legal seafood NEVER disappoints. Splurge and try the lobster bake- it is awesome, and big enough for my wife and I to share.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Living in the Midwest we lack fresh seafood so if we are in Atlanta Legal Seafoods is on our list. The food is always fresh and delicious. The ambience is also great with a great view of the city.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful dining experience and delicious food!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had the trout, the food was excellent and our server Kia was great and very attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Legal is a staple in our list of restaurants when we are in ATL for market. It is always good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very enjoyable atmosphere and great food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Eat here often. On this evening our waiter was fine. The food was a bit greasy which is usually not the case. I had grease running on my plate. Will try again but this was really a turn off.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice lunch before visiting the Georgia Aquarium.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We head from the suburbs to Legal every few months for a late lunch of chowder, lobster rolls, and ice cream bon bons. Absolutely perfect. Then we take home more chowder for later.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent experience and outstanding foor

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Foods was very good. I had fried shrimp and my husband had Caesar Salad and shrimp gumbo. Perfect portions. Service was fast and friendly. Will definite go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our waitress was excellent. She made good recommendations and really made our experience awesome. Food was good.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and great service. We were in Atlanta for 2018 College Football Playoff Alabama vs Georgia And enjoyed a wonderful pregame meal. Stuffed lobster And seafood stuffing and must try the clam chowder.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food, friendly and efficient staff. Everyone made us feel welcome. Great view of the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was really good, they have great appetizers and specials. Our waiter was fantastic! I love bringing people here from out of town. The wine selection is amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Legal Seafood is located in the central area of downtown Atlanta. It’s connected to a nice hotel with covered valet parking. There are many food item choices and plenty of gluten free options too.

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food quality and service are not what they used to be! The entire experience was rather unremarkable. We probably won't be back any time soon.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waited an 1:30 minutes for our food and then when we received our food everyone’s food was cold.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We ate here 4 times during our stay! Great service from Delta, Jamie and Ivory! Love the crabcakes and choice of wines!
Only complaint is that they were out of some of our choices due to the great business for the Holidays and Bowl games!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience Food was Super Good

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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