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About Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
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.
We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Boston, MA 02116
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
$31 to $50
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Our validation will net you savings. Park for $10 for up to 5 hours in the Copley Place Garage.
Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Copley Place, our three private dining rooms can accommodate from 20 to 75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place Ratings and Reviews
We dined at Legal two nights in a row this weekend, as we were at the Westin for a conference. The restaurant was crowded both evenings -- Friday and Saturday nights -- but we were able to make an Open Table reservation within hours of our arrival. Not only was the fish typically perfect in its preparation, but the staff was charming and attentive without hovering, and the noise level was such that we could actually talk. Legal has always been a favorite, but rose on our list of reliable go-to's for any occasion. We had the grilled medley and salmon the first night, and lobster bisque / grilled shrimp the second. The chocolate molten cake was spectacular.
Wife and I met friends from out of town for dinner. Have dined frequently at various Legal Seafood locations including the original in Inman Square in Cambridge.
Table was ready on time, service was prompt and attentive. Food was great, the only issue was suddenly the place got very cold, to the point where both women had to put their coats on! Apparently someone had complained it was too warm and the staff turned on the air conditioning!
We arrived 20 minutes prior to our reservation and were seated immediately. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful with my wife's dietary restrictions. The manager brought my wife's food to her, stating that the Chef had validated that the restrictions were adhered to. The food was very tasty and cooked to order. The portions were quite sufficient, and in fact we had to take some home. The wine list had a decent selection, and the bottle prices were decent for a restaurant. Overall, it was a very good dining experience.
Legal Seafood is a restaurant chain that has consistently good food and isn't exorbitantly priced but it's also not cheap. At this particular location (Copley Place) the service was outstanding. It is unlikely that you could go to any location of of Legal Seafood and have a "quiet conversation" as the noise level is nearly always high.
Went with son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren aged 1 and 3. Had to ask twice for bread for kids. Took forever for appetizers to arrive, and main courses hit the table before we were 1/2 done with appetizers. We're not offered refills on beer - had to ask. Waitperson was in the weeds and never got out. Won't return to this location - have been a LS customer for 20 years. Too bad
My visit to the Copley Place location was the first disappointment I've had in many visits to various Legal Seafood locations. The atmosphere seemed a little hectic (it was early Saturday evening), and I got less attention from my official waiter than I did from the several colleagues of his I flagged down with this request or that. He was remarkably inattentive. And I had to send my medium-rare tuna back to the kitchen because it was cold-in-the-center rare--and when it returned it lacked the crabmeat that was supposed to top it. I waited forever, it seemed, for my first glass of wine to arrive, and then had another wait after I'd finished it before I had the opportunity to ask for a second. I left the restaurant feeling disgruntled at having spent a not insignificant sum on a disappointing meal.
We usually go to other Legal Sea Foods but happened to be nearby. The service was not very good. Our chowder arrived halfway through our entrees, and we had to ask two different servers if they had just forgotten our chowder. We ordered salads with light dressing, each came soaked through with dressing. Our server was mia for most of the meal and we had to continually flag other servers for help. The kids fish of the day meal was average, with salmon overly cooked. Would not recommend this location
Our server was personable and attentive. The food, however, was average at best. We expected the food to be exceptional based on the reputation of Legal Seafood, but it was nothing special. Good, but nothing special. The atmosphere was disappointing. It felt cheap with tables and seating you might find in a mall food court. The experience was more like Red Lobster, not fine dining. Disappointing.
Legal Seafood is always pleasantly predicatble for the quality and portions of their entres. I had forgotten the noise level of the open setting so might have made a different choice for a first time business meeting. However, I will return to Legal Seafood for all the right reasons.
Legal is one of my favorite restaurants. I was a bit disappointed in the grey sole this time (it is one of my favorite dishes at Legal). I think it lacked some pizzazz -maybe missing enough of the beurre blanc? I don't know. Just more bland than usual. Will be back, of course.
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