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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.

100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Dartmouth Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 266-7775

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Copley-Place

Parking Details:
Our validation will net you savings. Park for $10 for up to 5 hours in the Copley Place Garage.

Public Transit:
Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.

Additional:
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

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Scenic View (15)
Healthy (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

出張中に一人で訪れました。
19:15に予約の上入店したのですが、さほど混んでいないと思ったのは大間違い。あっという間に満席になりました。
一人だったので、あれこれ食べられなかったのですが、、、
1)生ガキ(地元産6種類を1つずつ)
2)クラムチャウダー
3)ロブスターロール(ランチメニューだが頼めば受けてくれる)
を食べ尽くす。
味もサービスも最高でした‼
食べ過ぎで帰りは散歩を余儀なくされました。(自業自得)

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·Dined 4 days ago

Reservation process was easy. Service was fast and friendly. Dinners came quickly and were delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful table with a top notch server named Jenny- so helpful and knowledgeable.
The food we ordered (all different choices) was delicious. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Mitchell was a very efficient and attentive server. Mora was an effective manager. Good dinner as usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service up to Legal’s consistent standards. However, the back dining room is very dated and tired looking. Needs updating !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was too cold air conditioner. When they closed the air conditions it is too hot.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service was good. The ambiance was fairly good although the lighting could have been better. Their baked oysters appetizer was amazing, highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful fresh fish—very well prepared. Great carbs—baked potato, onion strings and rolls.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was ok . Waitress in a rush and slightly rude.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Because of a conference downtown, I ate at this restaurant three times in three days and I loved each meal. The service is excellent, the food is fresh and delicious, the atmosphere is very pleasant for either getting together with friends or, as in my case, a business meal. I would happily eat their daily!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fish chowder is great as are all fried items (and pretty much everything else).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We wished we lived in Boston to come here often. Stopped in two evenings in a row and ordered different items each time. None disappointed. Superb chowder. If you’re there for the first time, order the plate with three kinds of grilled fish, shrimp, scallops and two sides.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for any occasion, very attentive staff, lovely view...Great food!!

Tags: Live Sports, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent dining experience, tasty seafood meal and courteous staff.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I always order the grilled fish tacos and on my last lunch visit they were awesome. Great Mimosas too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My friend ordered the Alaskan King Crabs legs for $46.00. It came with one leg and several claws. She asked if she could get just the legs, as it was a very expensive meal, and she greatly preferred the taste of leg meat. It was also advertised as being "King Crab legs". The waitress was unable to get it switched out, so we asked for a manager. The manager also refused to do anything. We were almost finished eating at this point, but we asked them for a different entree, which came after the other two at the table had already finished eating. As compared to other Legal Seafood locations, I felt this one was loud, crowded, and that for all the money they make, and for how much they charged for the meal, they could have accommodated this request.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a fine meal. Very tasty. It was, however, also pretty tightly packed and also pretty noisy. Not exactly a place to have a romantic dinner. :-) But, again, the food was delicious!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unfortunately almost everything that could go wrong, did.Sat night dinner reservation for 6:15. Main courses not served until 7:40, in part because starter-bisque came after runners tried to deliver dinners. Starter salad served with walnuts (never asked re nuts and waitperson did not ask about allergies.)Asked if salad could come back quickly w/out nuts. They assured that it would, but it did not. Long wait for nutfree salad.

Our table declined entrees prepared without receiving starters first (A companion wanted to enjoy hot bisque, then hot lobster, imagine that).

Shortly thereafter a manager came to inform they were keeping our meals warm and would we accept them now if they gave us a discount on meal. Quid Pro Quo? Really? How about getting the order right or speedily recovering rather than asking us to take a discount and shut up?

It became clear that our party would not receive our food in time to enjoy the meal and make 8 PM Theater.

When the four fresh entrees finally did arrive, 20 minutes before the curtain at Theater a) the person who wanted baked stuffed lobster after bisque never received the implements with which one eats lobster. Given time constraints, he dug in without the ‘cracker’ for lobster claws - a mess on his shirt, diminishing any remaining chance of enjoying this meal.

b) Surprise! A member of our party received the ‘rice bowl’ having ordered, as offered, w/salmon (rare), but instead was served tuna sashimi rather than salmon & no rice (a RICE BOWL)?

Mgr. not taking responsibility (write off the whole table as loss,
but what about our experience) & had no words when observed tuna, not salmon w/out rice. Mgr did take cost of rice entree off bill, then only $25 off for inconvenience. A gift certificate for the cost of the meal with a sincere invitation to come back another time and give them a chance to redeem themselves would have been more satisfying.

Most members of our party had to leave without finishing. A disaster.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The chowder and salad were excellent as were the complimentary rolls. We had to eat rather efficiently due to obligations in the early afternoon and found the waiter to be accommodating and efficient.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fish did not taste fresh

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

As always, Legal Seafood doesn't disappoint!! Always best seafood, and on this occasion particularly, the service was spectacular! Wish I could recall the server's name... kudos to her!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Legal Sea Foods in Copley Place is a nice place to have dinner. The food is delicious. The prices were a little bit high, but sea food is generally somewhat expensive anyway. It is worth the price.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Just disappointing...drink was poor...ordered a split and came as one, just seemed to lose its edge...there were many other problems around ya that made it uncomfortable...

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great, long wait, expensive snd the food was just fine.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The waitstaff/hostesses were warm and inviting. The service was beyond attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had a great meal at the Copley Place Legal Sea Foods. Loved the oysters!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Bay scallops on the daily menu were extremely salty and encased in crumb-filled goo. So avoid this dish. Stick with steamed lobster.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Solid meal. Calamari was a bit over cooked. The crab cakes were excellent as usual.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ate at the bar. Service, food and wine list were exceptional.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Need to cook vegetables, broccoli served almost raw

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Helpful front desk staff. Dave was excellent server. Oysters, sashimi, crab cake and scallops all fresh and excellent. Generous drinks. Hard to find if new to town!

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual
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