Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

4.3
2431 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Legal Sea Foods began in 1950 as a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s here that the “Legal” name became synonymous with quality and freshness. In 1968, our first seafood restaurant opened, right next to the fish market. The fish was simply prepared, either broiled or fried, and served on paper plates at communal picnic tables. Despite the low-key trappings, the food was second to none and word quickly spread. This early success led to further expansion and now, six decades later with restaurants along the Eastern Seaboard, the commitment to freshness and quality endures: "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal!”

We know shopping induces hunger. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2431 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoint…

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Lessaca
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was excellent. Had oyster appetizers, Mussells and Grilled asparagus.

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mgtfamilysmothersday
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

food was mediocre - waiter was great
we have eaten in this restaurant before and enjoyed it very much

MO
vipMelO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service - friendly, attentive staff. Food was delicious.
Did a good job spacing out the tables for social distancing.

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Barbara
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe our servers name was Emily. She was great. The Watermelon martini was amazing! I had a few. The fried calamari and fish n ship were delicious. We will definitely be back in the future.

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LIndaM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Time to update the restaurant. I guess it’s more noticeable with fewer customers.

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vipIzabelaM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their crab cakes are the best! This location is convenient walking distance from my place and nice to go through the Pru/Copley shops on the way.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good, nothing extraordinary. It used to have better atmosphere. It needs renovation.

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History
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked legal at Copley Plaza because it was near the hotel where our business acquaintance was staying. The ease of making the reservation on open table was fabulous. We sat at the bar and had a drink waiting for our guests to arrive, and the bar service was excellent and the drinks were superb. We ordered appetizers dinner and dessert, and everything was absolutely delicious and well-prepared. The wait staff was obsequiously good. We stayed much longer than expected, and it was a great experience of connecting with the people that we had the meeting with.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was superb

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vipJohnKW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The lobster roll is now bigger but cost's more too. The lobster was good but not as fresh as it should be. The french fries are extruded potato paste and are bland and have little taste. I wish they would use real potatos again.

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Jamie
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice. Manager was accommodating for our party.

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vipSarahH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Long time customers. Food has definitely declined since the chain sold. Salad was drowning in dressing. Entrees were a little bland. They are definitely doing less ‘scratch’ cooking and more Sysco type food.

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StephanieB26
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch menu! Amanda my server was excellent, friendly and attentive.

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JohannaL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the service was very attentive and friendly.

JK
JohnK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled swordfish was excellent and wife’s clam roll was huge and very good. Jason the waiter was very cordial and professional

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NiceFind
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan, our wait-person was very personal and attentive. My son & I have dined at various Legal Seafood location and always return because we know they are prepared to deliver on all fronts.

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PatriciaH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Seafoods is very consistent Good food and excellent service Copley Legal location is convenient and has a great ambiance

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vipKimberlyA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service from the bartender - Connor!!

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Annie
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I enjoyed dinner and drinks at Legal Sea Foods! It's a great spot for a date, and the food is good.

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vipMike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Friedly service. reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I stopped here in a bind and really enjoyed it! Highly recommend the lobster roll. Look forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Clearly new staff, but they will get the swing soon. Overall, very much enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Will go to a different legals in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Seafood was fresh, just don’t get the filet.
First it came out bloody then they cooked it way over well done. I ordered medium well to begin with. No flavor. So disappointing.

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PeterM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch with our grandson - we all had the clam chowder which was excellent. The Cesar Salad and whole belly clams were also great. We look forward to going back.

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DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Will go back for sure .

JS
vipJulieS
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Excellent service! Loved the lobster roll and lobster mac n cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our food was amazing ... but our server was even more amazing— can’t think of her name offhand; but she was young, part time with a child and from Ocala Florida as well. She deserves this notation. She made our experience so much more enjoyable.

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LoriH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and food!

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vipBrookeH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant experience here- nice atmosphere and delicious seafood. Not overpriced. Just know (as a tourist) that the entrance to the restaurant is inside the Copley Place, a large shopping mall.

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BobH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome choice for date nite, special occasion or just a relaxing meal.

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vipGrandmasandy
New England
79 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish they would bring back the old menu miss the jasmine special chowder was delicious as usual food good but missing the old stand bys

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My boyfriend and I had a dinner here, we started with fish tacos, fried oysters and crab cake as appetizers. All appetizers were delicious. As Entrees, we picked Yellow Fin Tuna Steak and Whole Steamed Lobster. Every order was very tasty except Tuna Steak, it was big disappointing. Besides that, I can say that we enjoyed having dinner here.

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Foodlover
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good, will absolutely comeback! A place where you can get good food and are able to talk to those around you

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SusanB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Comfortable spacing between tables. Good wine list. Nice music.

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Lagosgirl
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went during Dine Out Boston week, I chose the Buffalo Fried Oysters as an appetizer and the Beer Battered Fish & Chips as the main course and it was delicious. The best Fish & chips I've ever had. The service I received from Martha B was great, she always made sure I was satisfied with my meal and if I needed anything extra. The location is relaxed and definitely worth the money.

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vipKimberlyA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a great Boston Restaurant Week menu! And as always, their bartender - Connor - is a delight!

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vippatriciaw
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good but food not up to Legal standards except for shrimp cocktail (great). Limited menu is also a bummer but goes with the times.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! All the staff were polite and helped in any way and the food was amazing.

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You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-7775.

Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place is rated 4.3 stars by 2431 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/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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