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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
crispy local whitefish, pickled red cabbage, avocado crema, pico de gallo
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In my last visits the food does not taste good as it used to be before the pandemic.
Quality as not as good although service is still great.
Now it's too expensive to for you get.
Food is always good at Legals, but prices are super high now. We enjoyed our meals. Starting with a cup of chowder to share, then baked stuff shrimp and a fisherman's platter. Finished with the bom boms chocolate covered ice cream balls. Baked stuff could have used more rice to go with each shrimp, but it's always delicious. Fisherman's platter is always big as expected at any place. Bom boms are simple, but I could pop one every day if I could lol. Over all, delicious food, as expected, but we can only come here once in a while due to high prices.
excellent meal, lovely ambiance and friendly and helpful server!
Great food and waitress. We waited a long time for a table even with a reservation (but it was a promotion night and with the staffing issues these days I’m expecting some of that).
Steamed broccoli was a bit overdone; batter on fisherman’s platter a bit heavy; pino noir was not v good but overall food and service were v good.
Food is always great-fresh. Not fancy but always good. Service always excellent too
It was a most enjoyable lunch. I certainly recommend Legal to friends and visitors to Boston.
Legal's Chestnut Hill never disappoints. Excellent seafood and service.
On a Very cold January Monday evening, although the restaurant was fairly quiet we still waited 47 mins for our food. Table of 3. The room that we were seated in was very cold as it is equipped for summer patio dining we had to wear our big jackets to brace the cold during dinner. The waiter could careless she never even bothered to ask or take notice to use needing anything.
While the food was delicious, our appetizer did not come out for half an hour.
In addition, we had to wait a half an hour for the check. Also, the check had an extra item on it that we did not order, so we had to get it redone.
I have to believe they are overwhelmed through lack of sufficient staff.
Food was good. Had to wait for a table, even though we had a reservation.
Always the best place for seafood and top notch service
The best place to sit at this moment is at the end of the veranda. Very few tables and nice view.
We were in town dropping our son off at college ad decided to stop at Leagal’s for lunch. We hadn’t been there in 20 years. It’s still delicious!
The clam chowder and fried calamari Rhode Island style were fantastic. Lobster roll was perfect. Tasty buttery perfection!
Excellent baked salmon (with quinoa, onion, cherries, and kale).
Legal's Chestnut Hill is my favorite seafood restaurant in the greater Boston area.
Our server was outstanding, and the food was top-notch!
We were celebrating a family birthday, Christmas, and New Year's all at once, and we were very pleased with our choice of Legal Seafoods!
Legals has always been a dependable restaurant and glad the new owners did not change that. Two things I miss - the Legal in Kendall Square and the onion strings. Hopefully, Kendall will open back up and they will put onion strings back on the menu.
Great food, atmosphere, and service. Highly recommended!
Excellent wait staff. Treated very well. Food was excellent as usual.
We had a very courteous, attentive and super nice waitress named Kathleen… She was phenomenal and very funny! She made a New Year’s Eve very pleasant and the food was also delicious! Never a bad meal or time at legal seafoods!
We had a courteous, attentive waiter and delicious dinners. We'll definitely return.
The Host were terrible , I made a reservation came on time the man in the front started at me then decided to answer the phone I waited about 4 mins another host came and followed suite . I had to great her twice to be seated … the waiter was very polite but took long periods of time with food and drinks I was seated for almost & hour before I was asked if I’d like to put in an order for my entree.
In addition to the food preparation, which was exceptional, the staff was extremely accommodating and attentive. We all had a wonderful experience.
Always superb food and service in Chestnut Hill!
Excellent lobster rolls and sushi
Service was outstanding
Have been eating at Legal Seafood for 40 years. It is not the same restaurant from yesteryear. Their menu used to have many many more choices of fresh fish and signature dishes. Now they specialize in shrimp and lobster. I have never had a bad meal at Legal’s. My review is based on past dinning experiences when Legal stood out from the crowd in freshness and variety. Miss the onion strings no longer offered.
Birthday made even more special w dessert on the house.
Legal Seafoods is my favorite restaurant in the greater Boston area for excellent seafood and service.
Waitress was excellent. Food was hot. New restaurant was very nice and roomy.
Chestnul Hill location has been renovated with upscale deco. Seafood was high quality and the wine tasted great. Food portion was generous so we could share one order.
Our server was very conscientious and accommodating.
The food was decent. I had the stuffies & Ceasar salad. Bother were good. The Stuffies were excellent.We had the stuffed Lobster & Mahi Mahi. Lobster was very good. I suggest you chop the shrimp a bit more. Makes kind of a messy appearance just covered in Shrimp. Don't be afraid to use more Ritz cracker stuffing. It adds to the flavor! Mahi was cooked just right.Overall a good to very good meal.
Enjoyable dinner for our small family group - mix of entrees met everyone's desires.
It was refreshing to see new items on the menu and familiar favorites. We were a group of five ages 18 to 88 and everyone found something they like. We went for lunch and it was very pleasant.
Always good. I'm impressed that they keep current as the years pass and it's good value for what you receive. The wine list is exceptional from a value standpoint, better than average for a finer dining restaurant and the price is meant to encourage people to accompany their meal with a good wine. I really can't say that about almost all the other restaurants in the Boston area. I suppose the late great beverage VP Sandy Block had a lot to do with that but the owners must agree that they are going for a positive experience. It's not lost on wine people.
I believe because of staffing issues, service is slow. It took 20 minutes before drinks were brought to the table and 15 minutes before water and cutlery were brought over. My meal with great but the sushi was much to spicy
Consistency is not their forte. Last visit food was exceptional, this visit was below average.
Seated immediately, with very friendly & efficient service! Food was superb. Nice table w a view. Perfect setting and dinner w 3 generations gathering together!
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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 4158 OpenTable diners.
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