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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

4.5
4.5
4193 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 277-7300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (888) 905-3570

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Cross street

    Route 9 and Hammond Street

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the rear lot right in front of our door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Legal Sea Foods is now available for Take Out & Delivery. Order Online at LegalSeaFoods.com!

Raw Bar

pure, natural and prepared to order

  • Oysters of the Day* **$3.50

    • Cape Cod Littleneck Clams* **$2.50

      • Colossal Naked Shrimp Cocktail**$18.00

        • Blackened Raw Tuna Tataki* **$17.00

          sesame chili vinaigrette, seaweed salad, wasabi cream

          • Tuna Poke* **$17.00

            avocado crema, ponzu, taro chips

            • Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast* **$18.00

              sourdough, cucumber yogurt, red onion, cucumber, everything spice

              • Chilled Seafood Platter* **$75.00

                serves 4: oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, crab cocktail, tuna poke

                Starters

                • New England Clam Chowder

                  • Cup$8.50
                  • Bowl$10.50
                • Lobster Bisque

                  cream sherry

                  • Cup$10.50
                  • Bowl$12.50
                • Crispy Calamari**$17.00

                  with tartar sauce; Rhode Island (Hot Peppers & Garlic) or Thai (Pineapple & Cashews)

                  • Rhode Island or Thai$18.00
                • Fish Tacos$14.50

                  fried or blackened whitefish, pickled red cabbage, chipotle aioli, pico de gallo

                  • Cod Fritters$14.50

                    salt cod, potatoes, panko crusted, chorizo aioli

                    • Stuffies$14.50

                      Cape Cod quahogs, chouriço, butter, Ritz crumbs

                      • Legal's Signature Crab Cake$22.50

                        lump crab, mustard sauce, seasonal salad with pickled onions, radishes, peas, green goddess dressing

                        • Organic PEI Mussels**$17.00

                          traditional garlic-butter broth, grilled crusty bread

                          • St. Louis Ribs**$16.50

                            coffee BBQ sauce

                            • Bang Bang Cauliflower & Green Beans$13.00

                              tempura fried, kung pao sauce (contains peanut oil)

                              Crispy Fried

                              Served with french fries and coleslaw

                              • Jumbo Naked Shrimp**$26.00

                                • Grey Sole**$28.00

                                  • North Atlantic Sea Scallops**$33.50

                                    • New England Clams**

                                      whole-bellied, sweet & petite

                                      • Market
                                    • Fisherman's Platter**$38.00

                                      jumbo naked shrimp, sea scallops, local whitefish & calamari

                                      • Fish & Chips**$26.00

                                        locally-sourced by our good friend Tory Bramante

                                        LTK

                                        Our Chefs have been hard at work creating new fully composed dishes with some of our most popular seafood and new sides. Please share your feedback with your server or in our online survey!

                                        • Organic Sea Harvest Salmon*, Isle of Skye$30.00

                                          yogurt dill marinade, fregola salad, sundried tomato nut pesto, arugula, olives

                                          • Mexican Street Cod$29.00

                                            roast corn off the cob, cotija cheese, cilantro, blue corn tortilla

                                            • Lemon Caper Grey Sole**$28.00

                                              butter roasted potatoes, green beans

                                              • Moroccan Grilled Swordfish Steak**$35.00

                                                red chermoula, hummus, chickpea salad, piparra peppers, naan

                                                • Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna*$36.00

                                                  Szechuan green beans, cashews, ponzu

                                                  • LSF Gumbo

                                                    andouille sausage, jasmine rice

                                                    • Shrimp$26.00
                                                    • Chicken$24.50

                                                  Legal Classics

                                                  • New England Baked Haddock - Anna's Way$24.00

                                                    buttered crumbs, roasted tomato, herbed rice pilaf, broccoli

                                                    • Scampi

                                                      linguini, tomato, sofrito, lemon cream

                                                      • Shrimp$26.00
                                                      • Chicken$24.50
                                                    • Sole Imperial$29.50

                                                      lump crabmeat topping, lobster cream

                                                      • Legal's Signature Crab Cake Combo$39.50

                                                        lump crab cake, grilled shrimp, seared scallops, mustard sauce, herbed rice pilaf

                                                        • Cioppino**$39.50

                                                          clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, calamari, whitefish, lobster, tomato broth

                                                          • Baked Lobster Mac & Cheese

                                                            one whole Gulf of Maine lobster, Vermont cheddar, buttered crumbs

                                                            • Market
                                                          • Gulf of Maine Lobster**

                                                            steamed or baked with shrimp & scallop stuffing, choice of two sides

                                                            • Market

                                                          From the Grill

                                                          • Simply Grilled Organic Salmon* **$30.00

                                                            includes choice of two sides

                                                            • Simply Grilled Tuna Steak* **$36.00

                                                              includes choice of two sides

                                                              • Simply Grilled Swordfish Steak**$35.00

                                                                includes choice of two sides

                                                                • Simply Grilled Cod**$29.00

                                                                  includes choice of two sides

                                                                  • Simply Grilled Sea Scallops**$33.50

                                                                    includes choice of two sides

                                                                    • Simply Grilled Colossal Shrimp**$32.00

                                                                      includes choice of two sides

                                                                      • Simply Grilled Rainbow Trout**$24.00

                                                                        includes choice of two sides

                                                                        • Double R Ranch Filet Mignon* **$42.00

                                                                          brushed with garlic butter, butter roasted potatoes, green beans

                                                                          • Surf & Turf*

                                                                            above filet mignon paired with your choice of the following:

                                                                            • Grilled Colossal Shrimp**$54.00
                                                                            • Sea Scallops**$57.00
                                                                            • Crab Cake$62.00

                                                                          Simply Grilled Fish- Enhancements

                                                                          add any enhancement

                                                                          • Cajun Spice

                                                                            • Citrus Beurre Blanc

                                                                              • Garlic Butter

                                                                                Sandwiches & Salads

                                                                                • Double R Ranch USDA Prime Bacon Cheddar Burger* **$18.00

                                                                                  applewood smoked bacon, Vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, french fries & coleslaw

                                                                                  • New England Crab Roll**

                                                                                    delicate New England crabmeat with mayo, french fries & coleslaw

                                                                                    • Market
                                                                                  • Half Pound Maine Lobster Roll**

                                                                                    warm butter-poached or traditional with lemon mayo, french fries & coleslaw

                                                                                    • Market
                                                                                  • Greek Salad**$9.00

                                                                                    tomato, cucumber, feta, chickpeas, Kalamata olives, lemon-oregano vinaigrette

                                                                                    • House Salad**$9.00

                                                                                      local organic leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, sunflower seeds, tomato balsamic or buttermilk blue cheese dressing

                                                                                      • Classic Caesar Salad**$9.00

                                                                                        romaine hearts, garlic croutons, shaved romano, creamy dressing

                                                                                        • Legal Wedge**$10.00

                                                                                          salmon bacon, iceberg, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese dressing

                                                                                          Top Salads With**

                                                                                          • Grilled or Cajun Chicken$7.00

                                                                                            • Grilled Steak Tips*$14.00

                                                                                              • Grilled or Cajun Colossal Shrimp$12.00

                                                                                                • Grilled or Cajun Salmon*$14.00

                                                                                                  • Grilled or Cajun Tuna*$14.00

                                                                                                    • Lobster Salad or Crabmeat Salad

                                                                                                      • Market

                                                                                                    Sides

                                                                                                    • Coleslaw**$3.50

                                                                                                      • Herbed Rice Pilaf$6.50

                                                                                                        • Jasmine Rice**$6.50

                                                                                                          • Szechuan Green Beans$6.50

                                                                                                            red peppers, roasted cashews

                                                                                                            • Steamed Broccoli**$6.50

                                                                                                              • Butter Roasted Potatoes**$6.50

                                                                                                                • French Fries**$6.50

                                                                                                                  • Broccoli au Gratin$8.50

                                                                                                                    • Fregola Salad$6.50

                                                                                                                      sundried tomato nut pesto

                                                                                                                      • Street Corn$6.50

                                                                                                                        off the cob, cotija cheese, crema, cilantro

                                                                                                                        Last updated: April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                        What 4,193 people are saying

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                                                                                                                        4.5
                                                                                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                        • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                          BaileyL

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                          Cappuccino was served warm to cold. Waitress told us after the fact that the machine was not working when we inquired.

                                                                                                                        2. M

                                                                                                                          Me123

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          28 reviews

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          28 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                          Food was excellent.

                                                                                                                        3. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Brother in town

                                                                                                                        4. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Everything was great except the dessert menu. Too generic and nothing that is especially good. The rest kitchen menu especially the Moroccan swordfish and Mexican scrod are terrific. Just add a good ice cream Sunday or cake to your dessert menu please. Otherwise we will go elsewhere for dessert when we would prefer to linger.

                                                                                                                        5. JT

                                                                                                                          JustTheBest

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Most of our meals were fine, but the linguini was overcooked and all climbed together. Quality at this location has gone down. People dress very casually -- t-shirts and baseball caps, no longer a "nice" place to eat.

                                                                                                                        6. EH

                                                                                                                          EvelynH

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The food was excellent. The server was very helpful in describing the various dishes to choose from. Legals is always consistently good, so it is the first place I think about when taking out-of-town guests for dinner, as was the case last night.

                                                                                                                        7. GH

                                                                                                                          GandH

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          59 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          59 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          As always predictably excellent seafood in a great experience. will return anytime

                                                                                                                        8. AG

                                                                                                                          AnneG

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Tasty, well portioned apps, fresh sushi, great variety of mains from gumbo to steak in a casually upscale, lively space without all the stuffiness and formality. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                        9. c

                                                                                                                          coleenc

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Consistently fresh seafood that is prepared in a delicious way.

                                                                                                                        10. BF

                                                                                                                          BobF

                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          A very attractive Legal Seafood in a suburban setting in Chestnut Hill. Everything was good, but the crab cake wasn't quite as flavorful or as large as I remember it. Excellent service, good atmosphere. Still a Legal fan.

                                                                                                                        11. m

                                                                                                                          marjo

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          298 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          298 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Been a while since we were here. Service was very good. Good at Legal restaurants are not the same anymore. We had Scallops with Green beans and coleslaw. Not very impressed. Same food was better at Framingham Legal. Calamari Appertizer was good. Don’t know why biggest Seafood chain in New England doesn’t offer Octopus and now dropped Oysters Legal from menu also!

                                                                                                                        12. D

                                                                                                                          Dessert1st

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great outdoor seating

                                                                                                                        13. RW

                                                                                                                          RobertW

                                                                                                                          Hawaii

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Excellent cuisine and service every visit.

                                                                                                                        14. AC

                                                                                                                          AllanC

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Scenery of the afternoon was sunny and warm. Service and food were spot on. The entire experience was relaxing and fun

                                                                                                                        15. AF

                                                                                                                          AnnamarieF

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food great as usual. Service good. Love the chestnut hill location

                                                                                                                        16. BR

                                                                                                                          BriR

                                                                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Had a graduation dinner - great service!! Put up with a lot of specialized requests - super patient and very nice. Great food!

                                                                                                                        17. r

                                                                                                                          rebeccar

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The most wonderful Place to go if you are gluten free. They always take care and take care of Allergies very seriously. We loved sitting on the patio and the bon bins are to die for! Best date place ever - my date did well!

                                                                                                                        18. JP

                                                                                                                          JPdiner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                          Amateur hour. That's the only way to describe what we experienced the other evening at this establishment. Dining experiences of this character suggest to me that we really ought not feel any remorse for the closing of restaurants in a Post Covid world. We are spending hard earned money to be entertained and well fed, not being subjected to awful service and a pedestrian dining experience

                                                                                                                        19. GT

                                                                                                                          GenineT

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                          I almost never write negative reviews about restaurants, but after eating at Legal's for over 30 years, I was stunned at how awful our meal was at the Chestnut Hill branch. There was NOTHING about our meal that resembled the quality of the old Legal. No care was taken in the preparation and everything was completely lacking in freshness and taste. In fact, our meal was SO BAD that it ended up being completely comped. But we weren't after free food, we were after the cuisine that Legal has been known for. Here's a summary: The bang bang cauliflower was greasy and weird, more like some cheesy Tiki place than the old tempura-like Legal recipe. The cauliflower was practically raw and the coating too sweet. My Caesar salad had a tasteless dressing and very stale croutons. Even the Parmesan was more like Velveeta than a quality Italian cheese. For $22.00 I received one under-cooked, cold, not-fresh crab cake full of shell bits with a smear of some sour sauce on the side and some wilted greens. My friend's trout was both cooked to a leathery texture and cold. And her “roasted potatoes” looked like something out of a bag of machine cut Ore Ida spuds from Costco. And gone were the delicious mashed potatoes Legal always offered as a side option. The waitress also had everything delivered at once - a mashup of appetizers and our main food with the "sides" of broccoli and sad-looking potatoes dumped on the plate like a cafeteria serving you'd see in a middle school. The Berkowitzes must be rolling over in their graves. The bathroom was also filthy and my feet actually stuck to the sticky floor. And so we paid nothing for something that was worth less than that. If these new owners can't restore the former standards of the chain, I predict they will shortly be out of business.

                                                                                                                        20. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Was a lovely celebration of my dad’s 88th birthday. Our server, Page, was excellent!!

                                                                                                                        21. l

                                                                                                                          lulu

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Legal Sea Food has been our favorite restaurant for years. We are both in our 80's and still are able to attend your lovely restaurant. Any of the food we've eaten there has been outstanding. We even celebrated my 81st birthday recently - all our grandchildren were with us and believe me their plates were clean. Thanks again - your help is also wonderful.

                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food1service4ambience2

                                                                                                                          Menu selection and most dishes seem like they are prepared by high school students! Girls at check in counter and server were all very nice. Lobster rolls are great. Everything else we try on the menu is poorly prepared and very very mediocre!

                                                                                                                        23. HP

                                                                                                                          cHiP

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We had a great time. The service and food were both excellent.

                                                                                                                        24. F

                                                                                                                          Foodie

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          All three Entrees that were ordered Tuna, Swordfish and Sole were amazing. Best meal ever at Legal and We have been going there for years. Extremely attentive Waitstaff.

                                                                                                                        25. LW

                                                                                                                          LWdine

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Delicious food and amazing service.

                                                                                                                        26. C

                                                                                                                          Catherine

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Friendly and professional staff.

                                                                                                                        27. s

                                                                                                                          suzie2013

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          66 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          66 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great setting near many nice shops. Our server was attentive. The food was served in a timely manner and it was perfectly cooked with a nice presentation. We couldn't sit outside because of the weather, but the hostess had planned a nice window table for us to make up for it. Will definitely go again and hope to sit outside with the lovely view.

                                                                                                                        28. MB

                                                                                                                          MatthewB

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Mother’s Day dinner

                                                                                                                        29. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                          Mother’s Day dinner. Very loud. Many orders were incorrect when they arrived to table. 3 small steak tips for kids meal, poor value for $15 meal.

                                                                                                                        30. BS

                                                                                                                          BethS

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Had a lovely early meal for Mothers Day! Food and service were outstanding!

                                                                                                                        31. C

                                                                                                                          Chill

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was amazing! I had the lobster roll & my husband had the lobster Mac & cheese. Everything was made to perfection. We will definitely come back

                                                                                                                        32. BN

                                                                                                                          BostonNewtondiner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          135 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          135 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                          Not a fan of the ambiance of this location. Food was very good. Came here for the sesame crusted tuna which was very good with excellent spicy green beans. However, tuna was overcooked in a few places. Don’t remove it from the menu! Scallops were very good. Service was spotty, but server was lovely.

                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                                          The service was great, the food was good but my biggest complaint is our table. It seemed to be placed where it does not belong, in the middle of the walkway. People were constantly trying to get by me, bumping into my chair bc of lack of space. I had made a reservation for a party of 5 a week in advance and our table was so cramped, in the middle of where the servers walk to bring the food. It was a hectic place to sit, as if the table was plopped there to squeeze in more seating. But server was great!

                                                                                                                        34. p

                                                                                                                          picky

                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                          220 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          220 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Waited 11/2 yrs to come back from Ca for Lobster. I went for the big one ($59). It was slightly overcooked which I would not expect . But still good. Wedge salad had some smoked big pieces of salmon. Very hood & interesting. Disappointing that they took off the fish chowder. When I asked the manager she said something about it was a family secret recipe (??). Service was prompt & excellent.

                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          I always have a great time when I visit this particular location.

                                                                                                                        36. PP

                                                                                                                          PattyP

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          I went there because the food is always great, but not this time. I found the swordfish overcooked. Also they have changed the sides and I don't think the new choices are very attractive or healthy. Much better the old menu and preparation. Thanks!

                                                                                                                        37. a

                                                                                                                          angrycat

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Everyone enjoyed their meals - we each had very different items: grilled swordfish, grilled cod, shrimp gumbo - and the quality was incomparable.

                                                                                                                        38. RW

                                                                                                                          RobertW

                                                                                                                          Hawaii

                                                                                                                          51 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          51 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Fresh, well prepared seafood with excellent service. One of our favorite restaurants in the Boston area.

                                                                                                                        39. CM

                                                                                                                          CatherineM

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                                          The service was very slow - it took a long time to order & a long time for food to come out - 1 hour from seating to entree for a party of 4 - so the issues is with bot the serving staff & the kitchen. But the food is great if you have time to wait.

                                                                                                                        40. LC

                                                                                                                          LarryC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We appreciate the care and attention that server Brandon provided us.

                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                        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 4.5 stars by 4193 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                        Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                                                                        Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

                                                                                                                        55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                          Route 9 and Hammond Street

                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                          Chestnut Hill

                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                          Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                          Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                          Land a parking spot in the rear lot right in front of our door.

                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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