Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place
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.
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Very good food. Very pleasant server.
Good overall. Food was fresh. Service polite and attentive.
Good lunchtime meeting place. Usually not busy. Staff nice. Food good but not a great value.
The reason I rated the overall restaurant low is due to the fact the receptionist at the entrance did not give us a round table as requested. There were many round tables empty that remained empty during the night, a Tuesday night. The personnel at the entrance was very unfriendly and did not want to accommodate a customer’s request.
Great oysters to start and the buttery lobster roll was beyond delicious!
The food was absolutely perfect! Best NY Eve dinner me & my finance could have asked for!!
New year eve
I can always count on Legals for a great meal and service. Went for a quick bite early on New Year's eve. Everything was delicious!
I was a little disappointed with the lobster roll. It was not as good as other places in Boston. However, the NE clam chowder was delicious.
Comimos el Haddock,fisherman"s plate y el.arctic char y todo muy bueno, platos de buen tamaño y de acuerdo al precio. De entrada pedimos unos wontons de camarón muy buenos. Muy buen restaurante
Food was decent, service was extremely slow (restaurant wasn’t at all crowded/fully staffed) and sloppy. Overall disappointing.
Delightful atmosphere, excellent service, and top quality food. Validated parking much appreciated.
To be honest the food wasn’t that great. I had the halibut and it was bland. My wife had tuna and it was overcooked. The clam chowder was fantastic as always. My wife and I hadn’t been to Legal is years. We moved to the West Coast and came back to Boston for the holiday. We were excited to come back to legal and were kind of disappointed. Wasn’t horrible. But wasn’t great.
Never had a bad meal at legal.
Excellent food and service! Came back in 18 yrs and still awesome! Must have in Boston!
Excellent food...always dependable!
We had a reservation; the restaurant was probably 60% full at the most. We were seated in probably the worst table in the place (looking into the servers area that leads to the kitchen). It was one of those “what are they thinking” moments. We declined the table and agreed to wait for one near the window - which was a 1 minute wait (but they insisted we walk all the way back to the entrance just turn around and walk back). Weird.
After that horrible start,our server was pretty good and the food was OK. We all ordered clam chowder and our entrees came about 30 seconds after the chowder. Again, weirdly poor timing.
It would take a lot for me to go back. You can only get so far on reputation.
Really fresh seafood, sides were ok. Service was great.
probably the best server we had in years, and along the window it was a bit quieter than the noisy legal atmosphere. Excellent food, prepared in a timely manner, didn't feel rushed. Looking forward to returning.
Appetizers never arrived
Poached shrimp entre without shrimp!
More book Chou should be part of dish!
Mushrooms too hard, inedible
Tiny piece of salmon
Wait staff understaffed
Nice response from manager
Dirty bathrooms. Mediocre food. Overpriced
Legal Copley is line a little secret placed tucked away in the corner. It's not usually packed and as a bonus you get the standard Legal fare, which is pretty good!
Wonderful server. Good food.
They didn’t seat us until 20 minutes after our reservation - saying they had other parties show up. What’s the point of a reservation? The bathroom was beyond disgusting , and there was no soap - makes me concerned for food safety. One person in our party of 6 waited 10 minutes for her meal after everyone else was served. Overall service was like going to a Denny’s - not what I would expect from legal . Understand it’s the holidays and maybe the servers are tired , but that’s when people want to go out with their family and have a relaxing time and not be stressed at a restaurant.
In from LOS Angeles visiting family and wanting a good piece of fish!
Awesome experience and the food was amazing!
Overall good. However I ordered the seafood casserole. It had NO lobster and the 3 scallops were gray! No not seared not burnt gray. And waiter said that was normal. Sorry not normal. Sides were cold and gross - sticky mess and burnt veggies.
We had to wait 30 minutes before anyone took a drink order.
There was a lack of communication between staff & us.
Dinner was delicious but did not make up for poor service.
At end we had to wait 20 minutes for our dessert to be served.
Overall service really was poor. And it was not busy in the restaurant.
Great food and service.... We had the CrabCake, Crab Legs and chowder. All was excellent...
The fried scallops arrived very hot, and were plentiful. My sisters Salmon Rice Bowl was nice and fresh.
I had 1 drink Kahlua and soda which was very tasty( as I had to work later.) The only disappointment was they do not have plain black hot tea. Only flavors, the waiter thought earl grey was plain tea, which clearly it is not. They are very friendly there always
Lunch was great as I split a meal with my wife and waiter brought meal already spilt making it much easier than doing ourselves.
It was my daughter’s birthday and I had noted a birthday on reservation on APL but restaurant did not acknowledge so I was disappointed .
We eat several times a month at different Legals as it is one of the families favorite restaurant but again just a little disappointed birthday wasn’t acknowledged.
It was great! There were vegan options for our one vegan in the party which is always important. We were seated right away and had pretty nice service- food was out fast.
I invited a friend to dinner. It was my first time at Legal Sea Foods. The food was really delicious. The staff were friendly and polite. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves seafood.
Just terrific! The service the ambiance the food just a wonderful experience
The male server was poor. Delivered food for two who had to wait about five minutes till other two got theirs. He asked did I want another beer then forgot to bring it. Food was poor and over expensive. Poorest meal I've had in years and in a dingy setting. $260 !!!
Legals always pleases. We had a nice table by a big window. Food is superb. Waiter was excellent.
The food is always amazing at Legal Sea Foods. We loved our waiter, he provided excellent service/attention!
Our server could have had more personality and even a smile. But overall food was good.
Food was very tasty, fairly priced and served from an outstanding wait team. What more could you want...
Awesome huge lobster 😋