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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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (33)
Scenic View (31)
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Romantic (31)
Business Meals (27)
Casual (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Continues to have the outstanding food and service that we experienced during our first visit many years ago.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

The table was ready upon our arrival. Service was excellent. Our waitress
was very attentive and helpful with our dinner choices. The food was prepared
to perfection.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter Warren was amazing. Food was great and the service Warren provided was fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful fresh seafood that was prepared perfectly. My only complaint was that we had a reservation, but still had to wait 40 minutes for our table. Luckily, we were not in a hurry. I would definitely eat here again when in the area!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Took 20 minutes to get a fist drink.
Was not busy but waitress is not available when needed.
She asked if we need hand wipe but never came back with one.
Have to ask other waiter for check.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall the service was great and I do look forward to dining with you again

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food. Cost effective. Nice atmosphere

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Customer service was excellent. A plate with 5 shrimp, 5 scallops & a filet mignon cut in half was $43.50. The taste was just OK it didn't match the price & portion size. I expected a full steak for the price. I prepare filet mignon for myself frequently so very disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The atmosphere is so comfortable and upscale. The general manager is like family! So accommodating, genuine, and awesome! There was something just not right about my dish, he asked could he add a special something to it, and just like that, my meal was complete! He knew exactly what to add. My family and I are in town for an NFL game this weekend, so this was my first time here, but definitely will not be my last the next time I'm in the area. Service was great! Food was great! Atmosphere was awesome! Definitely recommended!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The wait staff was exceptional. The host(EDS) crew was horrible. Having been to Legal’s in Boston dozens of times, I️ was underwhelmed by the lack of customer service at the host stand. I️ had a reservation, but was made to feel that I️ was putting them out. Asking about the status of my table. I️ will make another choice in Atlanta.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant was recommended by a could of people and the location was perfect for an evening birthday. The food was great and the service was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love, love the food and the cranberry lemon drop OMG! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Came in for a quick lunch and it took 45 minutes to get a crab cake.The staff was standing around when we approached the hostess stand, and the teams constantly were huddled talking with each other instead of serving the customers. Really. disappointment. When the food finally came we have to woof it down in 5 mins to get to our meeting. Not a good experience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Been here several times in the past, and it has really gone downhill since my last visit.

The 2.5 lb lobster was very good, and the swordfish was good...but the steak looked like it came from Shoney’s or Sizzler. Our server was in a state of perpetual slow motion & dinner took nearly 3 hours.

Never again...there are just way too many better seafood & steak options in Atlanta, most for the same or less money.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Another Great Meal @Legal Seafood...the Food is the Best, but their Service NOT So MUCH!!!
Needed to be in & out due to a concert & it was over 1 & 1/2 hours for the meal...we only ordered entrees!!! Had to ask other wait staff for additional bread & water refills...never had such awful service...There was a private party downstairs, so maybe the wait staff was taking care of them & NOT the regular paying customers??? Wish they would get their act together...while their food is always great, their service is hit or miss!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding food and service.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

There were extenuating circumstances during our visit. The area experienced a blackout, but we were called and advised of this and were made as comfortable as possible during the wait for the return of power. The food was fine and our server was wonderful. However, my 40 year old daughter almost choked on a piece of plastic that was in her salmon! We advised the server of the situation and the manager spoke to us, also. He said he would "take care of the situation" and also give my two small granddaughters free dessert. We assumed he would comp us for my daughter's meal which she could hardly enjoy after that, but we were charged. Thought it could have been handled much better!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food, nice feeling. Best part was our waiter, Jeff, who was very knowledgeable and had a great attitude! Very helpful but not too intrusive--we were chilling & taking our time and he was flexible. good advice abt wine.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was horrible. Cold broccoli and gross white cheese sauce.
My husbands lobsterbwas not thoroughly cleaned.
We had an appointment at 9pm in which we arrived early for and was told we would be seated closer to that time. We were given the option to sit at the bar or wherever we like and we would be located at our appt time...didn’t happen.
My husband realized that it was 10 minuted after our appt time and no one had come to locate us (we were sitting right by the host stand in clear sight).
So, I approached and asked were they ready to seat us and the host started speaking to the other young lady that was standing with her, but not acknowledging me or the question I asked as I stood there for about 2 minutes before she addressed me and said just give her a minute which was an additional 6 minutes before someone came to seat us.
Do not expect for me to return here or refer friends/family.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I enjoyed the meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good as usual

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I went to Legal Seafood for his birthday on a Friday night, it wasn't crowded and we were seated at a very small table. It took 8 minutes for our waitress to acknowledge us and when she came over she said, "oh I didn't see you sitting here." We ordered appetizers, the clam chowder was really good but the calamari was just okay. The Apple Sangria was delicious.
We both ordered the CC Combo but when our entrees arrived, there was some mixup and only one combo and a fried dish was presented. The waitress returned both plates and after about 15 minutes we received the correct order. My husband really enjoyed his food. My shrimp and scallops were over cooked and it appeared that they just warmed them up and presented the same plate. It was disappointing. BUT when I pointed it out to the waitress she spoke to the manager and my entire food was taken off the bill. I would have rather had a wonderful experience but I appreciated how it was handled. Because of that I will go back to this restaurant and try it again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terrible food. I would not eat there again for free.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food and service was great as always. I LOVE the Braised Greens.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My fiance and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch this past Sunday. I was very impressed with our server and the floor manager for being so attentive and accommodating of my gluten and soy sensitivity. I was even offered gluten-free rolls without having to ask for it. My server and the manager checked on me consistently to ensure I was enjoying my meal and made great recommendations. The margaritas were also made very well.

Looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food not prepared correctly. Service was slow.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service was very good. Just disappointed that they don’t serve either Haddock or Halibut here. Seems they only serve those fish in the North East.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was celebrating my Birthday. Everything was great. The customer service from the wait staff up to management was excellent. The food was delicious.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the meal. Food was great. But unless you're a walking piggy bank or really trying to impress someone stay away. Tables are a little too close for me. I should not easily hear the next tables conversation. However, all the staff were nice and very helpful. Not to mention the parking nearby at the hotel was absolutely a bonus. Will go again, but has to be a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food! The only thing lacking this visit was in the service. Our server was just okay. Had to ask multiple times for a napkin for a member of our party and we still never received one. I had to get one from another server who walked by. Our bill was also mixed up and we had to have it fixed.
The food was AWESOME.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome experience! Our server was pleasant, the food was amazing, and so was the view.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good location in downtown Atlanta. Great menu with lots of variety from starters to beverages. Fresh seafood and produce excellently prepared. Even an unexpectedly good complimentary birthday dessert. Good service rounds out an exceptional dining experience. It is pricey, but all things considered, it is worth it. Definitely worth a return visit and probably will become a favorite for special occasions.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Overall our experience was good not great. We had a reservation for 7:00, but were not seated until 7:30. They were very busy and the service was very slow. Our waiter was great and did the best he could. We waited an hour for our food...entirely too long. I had the snapper and my boyfriend had the crab cakes. The fish was good and the crab cakes were delicious! We took desert to go...key lime pie and the pecan tart. Both were just ok. The best part were the rolls they serve before dinner!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

I loved the ambiance atmosphere... Loved the view and settings. We went to celebrate my birthday and I couldn't have picked a better restaurant. I had the red snapper grilled with spinach. My husband had bowl of crab soup and calamari. Both of us had beer to drink. Everyone was friendly. Great spot! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I had a very nice experience with my girl

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food, but seemed understaffed, all draft and bottled IPA's were sold out, and
Music until 8:00 was too loud to converse comfortably.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took 10 mins to be greeted. No food suggestions. Side salad came out with the meal. Very disappointing for a $100 meal.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious as always. Service has gone down some and prices have gone up. Ordered a domestic beer to come with meal, didn't arrive until completed eating. 2 beers (Michelob Ultra), Shrimp Cocktail, and dozen raw oysters. $62

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The manager and our server were great! We had a great evening celebrating my mother's birthday!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very disappointing! So noisy we could barely hear or understand the server. That’s probably why we didn’t get drinks, never heard her ask if we would like one. She did bring two small dinner rolls with 2 “pats” of butter wrapped in foil, Diner style. We shared the crab cake appetizer, that was very good, but it went down hill from there. My wife had the grilled seafood combo, no garnish, no color, no flavor and the plate looked dirty. I had the shrimp and garlic pasta. The pasta was very pasty and the shrimp was tough, all signs of reheating. 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, no drinks or dessert....$78...
There was also a large 10 inch hole in the leather seat on one side of the booth. It seems to be a very popular place judging by the large nightly crowds, but they clearly need to take more pride in what they’re serving. ATTENTION TO DETAIL is a must at these prices.

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