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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

service

4.3

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3.9

value

3.8

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Great for Lunch (22)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Healthy (17)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (9)
Scenic View (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent — as always. The menu changes periodically, but the quality level stays high.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Uninspired seafood with unoriginal side dishes. Not a fine dining experience although paid as much. Boiled lobster well, that's about it.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Service was a little slow though . The food is amazing and the portions are large.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service! We had a large group and they were very accommodating.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food. Tasteful seafood and a comfortable place to enjoy it. A must visit in Boston for real seafood!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Cousin in Boston for work and wanted to experience true Boston seafood. Waitstaff was very accommodating. Great food, service made for great visit.

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 (London)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very mediocre. Not as good as I Remember it from years ago. I wouldn’t go again. Too many other good places to go.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and service, as always. We are never disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I always enjoy my dining experience at Legal’s Seafood. I appreciate the consistency.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Outstanding food and wonderful food, Always a pleasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Waitress was excellent. Food excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 4, 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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 (New England)·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 December 31, 2017

Sucked has gone terribly downhill only price have gone up

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve!

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 (New England)·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 29, 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 27, 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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 (New England)·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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