If you have food allergies, this is a great place to go
Delicious meals - crab cake/ grilled fish/ Cajun shrimp- all excellent
Ordered littlenecks.. took forever to get them and service was okay .. had to ask for bread. Every other legals brings bread right away and never have to wait so long for an appetizer. Not impressed at all.
Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. I especially liked the crab cake and salad entree, which was delicious and full of flavor. Blackened salmon taco and salmon burger were also big hits. The service was excellent; our server was friendly and attentive to our needs.
Food was excellent — as always. The menu changes periodically, but the quality level stays high.
Uninspired seafood with unoriginal side dishes. Not a fine dining experience although paid as much. Boiled lobster well, that's about it.
crispy calamar was not crispy, in fact swimming in oil! grilled salmon was not better than ok. i ll not come again. other legal restaurants i ve tried , are better than this i think
We had been to the Copley Legal several years ago and decided not to go back because it was mediocre. Over the holidays we met relatives there who had particular dietary needs. It was wonderful - the food was terrific (well cooked, hot, adapted to the needs of our family member), service was good, we were seated at our reservation time, etc. So last weekend we decided to go back with friends. It was back to its old mediocre food again (overcooked, oily vegetables, etc)! It was eatable, but not good - certainly not the quality we would expect from Legal Seafood. We were very disappointed, will not go back again and will not recommend it to others.
We were out in Boston for my birthday, and I've always loved legal, but tonight was bad all around. No one came to our table for almost 20 minutes when we first sat down, I don't think any one knew who was supposed to take care of us. So no one brought water, greeted us, etc. we had 3 small, hungry children and normally we go to legal for good food quickly, it didn't feel like that tonight. Also, because of the abnormally warm weather the table/restaurant was uncomfortably warm. My baby was so hot his cheeks were bright red and he was sitting in his tank top onesie. I spent the entire dinner walking him to the front of the restaurant where it was cooler. When we asked someone about the heat, they offered to move us, but we had two kids, three adults and already had our food- that was way too much work. We just wanted to get out at that point. Just a tip for next time- if it's hot in the restaurant turn on the AC even if it is February.
Great food. Service was a little slow though . The food is amazing and the portions are large.
Great service! We had a large group and they were very accommodating.
If you've been to any of Legals newer locations and enjoyed them then I wouldn't suggest going to Copley. Stuck in time -not only the decor but also with their food. Mostly fried and not what I have come to expect at all for Legals. Very disappointing.
I was skeptical of the location of this restaurant as it was i a mall. However, I found the interior to be intimate and relaxed. Our server was extremely helpful and attentive. The food was great! Lobsters were perfectly steamed and the chowder was fantastic.
Excellent food. Tasteful seafood and a comfortable place to enjoy it. A must visit in Boston for real seafood!!
Visiting Boston from AZ, we wanted fresh seafood. The lobster we ordered & received was very rubbery. Advised our server but she was uninterested. Thank clams had a “tail” on them that I had never seen before. Very unappetizing to see.
My husband had broiled Haddock which was dry and tasteless. I had grilled Mah Mahi which was dry and tasteless. We were very disappointed in the whole meal.
Cousin in Boston for work and wanted to experience true Boston seafood. Waitstaff was very accommodating. Great food, service made for great visit.
Very mediocre. Not as good as I Remember it from years ago. I wouldn’t go again. Too many other good places to go.
Excellent food and service, as always. We are never disappointed.
They have moved into a slightly hard-to-find corner of Copley Square Mall from the Prudential Center where they were more central. I have been eating in one of their branches since the original opened in Inman Square. Legal offers reliable, good seafood. Not quite totally cheap and cheerful, but certainly cheerful.
We had a nice meal at Legal Seafoods, service was good and the food was excellent. Only complaint was the decor, very dated and it was very bright in the room. We would go back.
I always enjoy my dining experience at Legal’s Seafood. I appreciate the consistency.
We've been to a number of Legal restaurants and they were all excellent. Great variety of fish and preparations. Surprisingly good wine list. Food is always excellent, never had a bad preparation of anything.
Outstanding food and wonderful food, Always a pleasure.
Waitress was excellent. Food excellent.
Fish (salmon and cod) had a very bad smell and taste... bread was hard like a rock!! When asked waitress , she said it’s a bad batch but when the manager came we got a better batch. Will not go back.
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!
We were a group of six, and I especially appreciated being seated in a curved booth that had a slightly enclosed feel. It was easy to hear conversations across the table, unusual these days of mostly noisy restaurants.
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!
Sucked has gone terribly downhill only price have gone up