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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
I haven't been to Legal Seafoods since 2013 and it's always been one on my favorite restaurants in Boston. I use to go quite regularly back in the day and never had a bad meal. I was a little nervous, you know how great restaurants can change in the snap of your fingers. Luckily, I was not disappointed this visit. As soon as I entered the establishment, I was greeted by the hostess who was super kind and another sweet woman took me to my table. Everything on the menu looked incredible so it took me a minute to decide. I started off with a cup of their famous Boston Clam Chowder and it tasted even better than I remembered. Full of clams, thick and delicious. Since Legal Seafoods has a shrimp special going, I ordered the Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole which is stuffed with crabmeat(!). It took a minute to come, the chef didn't like how the first batch looked so he made a new one. The waiter apologized but I didn't mind at all and it didn't feel that long of a wait. And WOW, I'm glad I waited. So fresh, delicious, flavorful and fresh (wait, did I say fresh?). I enjoyed every bite. Even the side of spinach was simply amazing, whatever they sautéed it with. What a great, satisfying meal and worth every penny. Thank you Legal Seafoods, thank you. Please, don't ever change!
My friend and I had a lovely meal at this restaurant. Our server, Karen, was very attentive and friendly! She showed a great knowledge of the menu and helped us pick cocktails and main courses. We were also impressed at the amount of staff that helped us beyond our main server! The manager and at least two servers stopped by to ask how we were doing and ask if we needed anything else. The view from our window seat was gorgeous and the host stand had no problem seating us, even though we showed up an hour before our reservation. We got an appetizer, two entrees, and two desserts, and each tasted and looked spectacular. My favorite dish was the coffee and chocolate Bon bons!
We chose Legal because of their fantastic allergy awareness. We have a list of anaphylactic allergies that we need to be able to trust the restaurant to provide a safe meal. It is why we return again and again when we are in Boston. We have been to 3 different ones in the city and all have handled our needs exceptionally.
As an occasional visitor to Boston I've been trying to make it to Legal for about 15 years, and finally succeeded this trip. In a city known for its seafood, Legal is the archetype, with a fabulous range of chowders, white fish, lobsters and more. Portions are generous and the fish is beautifully cooked. We especially enjoyed the grey sold and the seafood casserole.
My wife's fish was raw. Waitress never brought items such as lemon for fish or rolls and butter when requested. We go to Legal quite frequently in Dedham with much better results. This trip in town to visit a college friend who was staying for a convention was quite disappointing. Asked for a booth. Received one in a walkway near the kitchen. I have been going to Legal for nearly forty years, and cannot believe how bad this experience was at Copley. Did the Berkowitz family sell the company or did Roger put his brother back in charge? There must be a logical explanation other than a tough night for my waitress because other people at the convention who went to the restaurant last night were also surprised at the food quality when we got together for drinks afterwards at the hotel.
Nice atmosphere for catching up with old friends for a birthday. Service was good and unobtrusive. Special attention was given to the birthday girl. She got a free dessert and a free chowder to take home. The food was delicious and came to the table hot. We will definitely celebrate the next birthday there.
Food was beautifully presented. I had the salmon over spinach with mushroom ravioli. Very, very good. My husband had the chipinio. He loved it! Said it was the best meal he's had while in Boston. The only bothersome thing was I felt like the waitress was trying to rush us. We were in no hurry, wanted to enjoy a cocktail before ordering. Otherwise, truly enjoyed our meals and would highly recommend eating here.
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