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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
warm butter-poached or traditional with mayo
scallops, shrimp, lobster, whitefish, monterey jack cheese, sherry garlic butter, choice of two sides
Wonderful service, delicious and felt really safe!
We sat outside and I can’t for the life of me understand why this place wouldn’t have heat lamps in light of the COVID situation.
If Manager/Corporate wants to DM me I have some info to share that I don't want to leave on line.
I need to stop getting crab cakes elsewhere. Every time I do, I always regret it. Legal has the best crab cake , full of lump meat
My friend and i were thrilled with the setting on the balcony. It was a perfect fall afternoon for enjoying the food and service in a safe, socially distanced setting.
Spent a wonderful evening on Legal’s spectacular outdoor patio. Food was delicious and the service fantastic. Will come again!
very limited menu,No oysters or little necks. Will not go back until the menu is expanded.
Our waiter was very nice
I liked the food at Legal Seafood. Very fresh. Nice ambiance and good service.
The food is excellent and the staff do an amazing job.
Great food! Great service!
We had specifically come for my birthday for oysters, which were posted as available on the menu online. When we arrived we were told by at least two staff that they hadn't had any oysters for "months" and didn't know when they would have any again. The Raw Bar was completely free of ice and any shellfish. When I asked to have Oysters Rockefeller, they also said they had no oysters for this dish. Since it was my birthday we had wanted a little cupcake with a candle. Our server confirmed that they no longer do this either. I view this as false advertising and I have posted my view on Hungry Onion, and will be posting them today on Chowhound.
Besides the excellent food and service, I felt very comfortable with their Covid related precautions and dined indoors. Windows could be opened and tables were appropriately distanced.
Polite and efficient wait staff managed to provide better than average service even though a bit understaffed. Kitchen was in good form with everything we ordered being cooked with care and delivered hot to our table. All was well with our group of diners throughout the entire experience.
This is a great spot for outside dining. The patio is set up for distancing and the view is lovely.
Service and food were both great! Wished we could have sat out on the patio.
It was too cold!
Both my friend and I ordered the grilled scallops which were cooked to perfection (not overcooked). Onion strings were not on the menu but we were able to order.
We sat at a high top with nice open window. Glad to have such a table near fresh air in pandemic dining.
Very nice, fresh food. Easy to make a reservation. Clean.
Food was good everything went well. When I made reservation I wrote that occasion was birthday celebration and I was hoping wait staff was aware to surprise guest with a dessert and candle, I was not able to inform waitress.
While Legal Seafood is always a good meal experience, the poor waitress did seem to be over worked. She did not express this but it was evident in the quality of service we received on Saturday. Our waitress was very nice.
In addition, we had requested to eat outside however, even though we arrived a little early, this request was not granted.
We are two or three times a month customers at various locations from Dedham, to Braintree, Framingham to chestnut Hill, we will now probably explore other dining options because of this experience.
Just a little worried that the tables were too close
My husbands chair was almost touching the party behind him chair
We were seated first
Despite coming 45 mins early, refused to seat us early, and did so again when we came back about 10 mins early.
Waiter was polite and attentive. Brought clam chowder right away. Food service time is super slow, all we ordered were 2 sandwiches, took an eternity to come out, despite capacity being reduced to comply with social distancing, etc. Cannot imagine how much slower it could be if the place were packed at normal capacity. Salmon burger was subpar. Fish sandwich was fine but nothing special.
Service was great!!
Why no baked potatoes????!!!
Put the fish tacos back on for lunch! There’s no in between except for that... if you don’t feel like a sandwich or a salad..
We go to legals chestnut hill regularly but why ask if there is a special event”both our birthdays” and then do nothing. Disappointing.
Everything fine 12:30-2:30. Very chilly could have used heaters
Birthday celebration...everything was exceptional! The service, the food and we ate in the open area by the bar.
Outdoor dining on roof deck. It felt safe in the time of pandemic. Tasty food and friendly service.
Great hospitality overall! Food quality and cleanliness standards are still top notch. Janique, at the host desk went above and beyond and Joao at the bar was so friendly and attentive. Tanachot, managed the kitchen so efficiently and made sure each dish came out perfect! I love dining at this location!
Such a small menu compared to pre-COVID
A wonderful outside dining experience with special friends.
The outdoor venue has a fantastic view! And of course the food was excellent as usual. Everyone feels safe at Legal!
I loved eating on the patio. The waiter was attentive and great. We had sushi and I had never had it before at Legals. It was very tasty and I would order it again. If I had one complaint it is that both the ice tea and the hot tea cost $3.75 which seems too expensive and I probably won't order a casual drink next time
If you didn't require 50 words I would not have mentioned the cost of tea which costs you less than 25 cents or less to make
It was nice, very few people, excellent service, good food, good wine.
The front desk lady she was very rude and made me wait when was unnecessary. I arrive I didn't have a reservation and she told me I need to wait 30 to 40 minutes. I made the decision to look and the website and booked an reservation for 7:45pm was available. I share that information with her and she told me there is not space available. I don’t understand how the website will provided you an open spot. And she will still saying Not Space is available and she was very rude and she didn’t have contact eyes. Maybe because we were Spanish she treated us like that because I saw how different she was treating the other people.
So sad the a prestige market is like that now never happen to my family in the past and I usually go to the market to get some soup.
The food was fabulous. It was our first time venturing out since Covid so we requested an outdoor table which was lovely but they did not have any heaters so it was freezing!!! That was my only complaint. The food and service was wonderful as always.
Service and food was excellent. The Anjou Pear martini is divine!
It was a busy night. Server was ok. Food was good. I dont eat seafood. My guests did. I was treating my sister and nephew as they loved seafood. They got 2 sushi plate calamari and the crabcakes with shrimp etc plate. They enjoyed it. I got a ceasar salad which was a salad but it was good and the burger... I was also good. I am glad my sister enjoyed it. We had the chocolate cake... my sister liked it. It was good just very chocolatey.
Great food, great drinks, great service. Kathryn is very attentive and efficient 💙
One of our go-to places. Great food and dr is. Feels safe in there COVID-wise. Never felt uncomfortable.
Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 277-7300.
Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 3696 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.