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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

4.3
4129 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Our two-story fish emporium elevates the 40-year legacy of our original location in Chestnut Hill (a few doors down from where we are now). Here we feature a large raw bar, open kitchen and glass-enclosed lounge. In warmer months, we retract the lounge’s glass walls and ceiling for drinking under the sun or stars. And we open our patio, overlooking Hammond Pond, for al fresco dining. Join us upstairs at our restaurant or shop our fish market on the first floor.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipJBtable
New England
123 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh seafood and amazing value.
Service was friendly and service was promptly.
New menu is great. Loved the new addition Tuna Poke. Great taste and presentation.
Enough spacing between tables and cleaning/sanitizing tables due to Covid.

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tweety
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, as usual, and the waitstaff were all superb. It was my birthday, and I very much appreciated the surprise complementary dessert!

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vipLocalYocal
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was fabulous prices too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Farewell Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was nice but they did not acknowledge the birthday reservation.

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Svetlana
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so great! We love her and want to go back!

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vipRobertW
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Legal Seafoods at Chestnut Hill has always provided great cuisine and excellent service.

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TracyH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live away, but Legal Seafoods is a must-do when we come back to our old stomping grounds. Expensive, but worth the splurge.

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vipBostonjon
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Nice offerings at reasonable prices. I had the tuna burger.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hostess was great at getting us a booth

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vipsusank
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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!

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ChowHound
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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AnneD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Greek salad. Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

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RobertB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

New management poor quality food
Will not be retuning

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Nancy
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always Legal never disappoints.
Wonderful baked haddock lunch.
Scallops next time

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Sheila
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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vipRobertW
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to the Chestnut Hill Legal Seafood's many times. They always have top notch cuisine and service.

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KMJCG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to meet friends!

MP
MarinaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Great food and service!

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PamelaJ
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the restaurant was lively but not disturbing on the ears. I love this location.

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Gingersnap
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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VikramP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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MithM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good ambience and excellent foodGreat place to eat. Service was also very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as the downtown Crossing location. No crispy skin on the salmon, the potatoes were dry

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ChipN
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great business lunch. Food & service were great!

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vipBustah
New England
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobody does clam chowder and baked stuffed lobster like Legal! Awesome dinner. Fish tacos were excellent as well, perfect for one person as entree

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating quick, pleasant server, food outstanding

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vipVladimirS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and exceptional service. This place never disappoints.

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IrisA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

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Jane
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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

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GenoS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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GarlandGirl
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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Melissa
Orlando
77 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Waitress did nothing deliver what we asked for. Running out of time on our lunch time.

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vipEatout
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Fried clams were overdone.
Little necks were not very good
Muscles in broth had no flavor

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TimM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent as was the food. The only complaint (and it's minor) was the noise level.

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vipRobertW
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have dined at Legal's in Chestnut Hill many times and enjoyed every diner.

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill using the Order Online button. 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 4.3 stars by 4129 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.

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