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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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4.2

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4.2

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3.9

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3.7

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food and wonderful food, Always a pleasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was excellent. Food excellent.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sucked has gone terribly downhill only price have gone up

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went there with my family and we had a good time because of their service and atmosphere of the restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lunch with family and it was, as always, a great experience

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My daughter was violently ill after eating seafood at this restaurant. The table we were given was not suitable. Overall we felt very much that this was a food chain experience, not to be repeated.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding food and superior service. Always perfect.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everyone should make Legal Seafood an everyday experience. What mom is to apple pie, legal seafood is to Boston. You can't rate perfection. Eat up.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We thought the service was excellent. Our waitperson was friendly, helpful and funny. The cocktails were excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Reliable food, great staff. The Oysters Legal are a personal favorite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

After dining in 2 popular but very noisy restaurants recently, it was a real treat to be able to converse normally while eating well.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was ok, but not worth $30 for an entre. Expecting better overall. Just a shopping mall restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Christmas lunch

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Christmas celebration

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

for what is charged, the food was pretty boring. coasting on the name...

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding food for everyone. Best service in any Boston area.
Great management!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

You can always count on having a good meal at Legal Seafood.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a terrific experience. Our server, John, was kind, thoughtful, and attentive. We were celebrating and he went out if his way to notice.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Vincent was an excellent server - attentive and informative. Food was hot, tasty, and just as we ordered. The only downside was that we had to exchange some utensils that were dirty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a terrible $30 lobster roll, very disappointing. Soup and rolls were good as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

When using Open Table they have always accommodate seating requests!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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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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