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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
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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