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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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
crispy local whitefish, pickled red cabbage, avocado crema, pico de gallo
Oysters of the Day
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Waitress was fabulous prices too expensive
The food was really meh. I had the lump crab cake combo - for $35 it came with one crab cake, 4 bay scallops (it was not noted on the menu they’d be bays) and three grilled shrimp. Nothing was seasoned well. My mom had the scallops succotash and she said the same - everything tasted bland. My old fashioned was watered down. Overall just not worth the price tag.
Our server was so great! We love her and want to go back!
Legal Seafoods at Chestnut Hill has always provided great cuisine and excellent service.
We live away, but Legal Seafoods is a must-do when we come back to our old stomping grounds. Expensive, but worth the splurge.
Great place for lunch. Nice offerings at reasonable prices. I had the tuna burger.
hostess was great at getting us a booth
Not enough staff , they were running around and doing the best they could but they were harried!
Swordfish dry, wedge salad good but sloppily made.
Waiter served the hot main course on a very hot plate on the edge of the table! . He practically threw it. Overall a very unpleasant dinner. Don’t take so many reservations if you can’t properly service them.
The food as always was cooked to perfection....although It was sitting for a while as it was starting to become cool. Unfortunately - these days service for a fine dinig restaurant was not present. All of the servers I observed may as well have been working in a fast food restaurant. Our waiter in particular had no personality....was not attentive enough.....had to wait for the bill longer than should. When you're paying upwards of $32 for a meal-plus apps-plus drinks you should have the BEST service. Maybe they should all get trained at Abe & Louie's!
I had a note with my reservation that we were having a double birthday celebration. I requested a candle with any dessert that we order. Didn’t seem like the server knew of my note. We had to mention it was my husband’s birthday. But thank you for the complimentary dessert. Much appreciated.
Our table wasn’t cleared between appetizers and our meal. It was never wiped down at any point. We couldn’t stand it any more so we wiped it down with our napkins. We understand most businesses are understaffed. But just letting you know what we experienced.
The ketchup bottle was put on our table about a quarter filled. In a high end place like legals, protocol is you always serve a table a full condiment bottle.
But the food was stellar as always. Server was courteous. But overall service: clearing and wiping down table was lacking.
Had the Greek salad. Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!
The food was over the top it's been a while since we visited Legal Sea Foods. We were not disappointed. I found the service adequate, but we found the waitress uncourteous.
New management poor quality food
Will not be retuning
As always Legal never disappoints.
Wonderful baked haddock lunch.
Scallops next time
Not exactly your pleasant, relaxing go-to for a good seafood meal. Came a few minutes later than reservation, asked to wait. Then escorted to a table at the very end/opposite entrance. The hostess then said to me, "Oh - we thought you were joining another party." I HAD A RESERVATION F OR 2. How does that connect to another party.
Took us back to entrance to wait for another table in other room: should have stayed. Noisy blue-collars on their night out Specified for salmon to be cooked MEDIUM; came out rare. They replaced it. Restaurant not like it used to be...which is a tough act to follow.
I have been to the Chestnut Hill Legal Seafood's many times. They always have top notch cuisine and service.
Great place to meet friends!
As always, Great food and service!
I thought the restaurant was lively but not disturbing on the ears. I love this location.
I'm never disappointed when I eat at Legal Sea Foods which is why that is always the restaurant of choice when I meet with friends for lunch.
Went for a weekday lunch to celebrate a birthday.
The only less than pleasant part was getting seated. The place was empty yet the host gave us a choice of 3 tables. (out of maybe 30 open ones).
Other than that, it was a great experience. The food was delectable, meeting our expectations and the drinks were sublime. The waiter who took our order was great and the food and drinks were served expeditiously. Tad bit on the expensive side, but well worth it.
Very good ambience and excellent foodGreat place to eat. Service was also very good
Food not as good as the downtown Crossing location. No crispy skin on the salmon, the potatoes were dry
We had a great business lunch. Food & service were great!
Nobody does clam chowder and baked stuffed lobster like Legal! Awesome dinner. Fish tacos were excellent as well, perfect for one person as entree
Seating quick, pleasant server, food outstanding
Exceptional food and exceptional service. This place never disappoints.
Love Legal in general but last night’s salmon Caesar gave me terrible cramps, enough to wake me up in the middle of the night. Very unhappy customer last night !! Not sure I’ll try the salmon there again, but plenty of other menu choices to try.
No steamers. Very disappointed
Server was inattentive and she was training somebody else. I’d rethink that assignment
I had to constantly flag down other staff who were quite gracious for service
The food was great, clam chowder was the best. Oysters on the 1/2 shell 3 different choices were all great and well explained by our server. The fish tasted very fresh. We bought 2 quarts of chowder to bring home and returned Saturday early afternoon for more oysters and chowder. Our waiter from dinner on Friday was our waiter for lunch on Saturday. Great food, service, and experience all around. We can’t wait to return to the area.
Very consistent. We dine her frequently and are never disappointed. Food is always fresh and delicious.
Like everyone these days, they need more staff but their team always works hard to compensate. Very much appreciated.
Had crabcake for lunch. For some reason thought I was going to get two for that price but got one instead with a small salad. Wines are quite expensive.
Bar area is nice and open and they did let us sit for a long time as my friend and I had a lot to catch up on. They were not crowded so it didn't seem to matter.
Surprisingly, bathroom sink was quite icky.
Waitress did nothing deliver what we asked for. Running out of time on our lunch time.
Fried clams were overdone.
Little necks were not very good
Muscles in broth had no flavor
Our waitress was excellent as was the food. The only complaint (and it's minor) was the noise level.
I have dined at Legal's in Chestnut Hill many times and enjoyed every diner.
Awful meal. Overcooked fish dishes. Worst meal since my days dining at your Inman Square location on picnic tables.
Server was attentive and awesome. Food was delicious but a bit pricey.
It was the middle of the afternoon but the restaurant was on the top of its game as both the meal and service were exceptional. Janique was an excellent waitress, helpful but not hovering and the kitchen produced delicious dishes.
I will mourn that the fish chowder has been taken from the menu.
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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.3 stars by 4126 OpenTable diners.
Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.legalseafoods.com/gift-cards/.
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.