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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.

Specials

Hanukkah

Special valid Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Hanukkah

Special valid Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Enjoy a fresh take on traditional latkes during Hanukkah. Chef Rob Rosen will fry his famous fish latkes to celebrate the festival of lights. Excludes Tax and Tip. For more information: https://www.legalseafoods.com/. Special valid Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017 all week from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (43)
Good for a Date (31)
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Business Meals (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Authentic (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Scenic View (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Fun (14)
Healthy (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

ish 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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fish did not taste fresh

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

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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.

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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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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Was very good. Food was hot and tasty. Enjoyed. We would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had 45 minutes for a business lunch. They accommodated our request.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always good fresh food. great service. Never a bad meal. A real Boston go to

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great seafood. Never miss going to Legal Seafood when I am in Boston!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

First time I have been dissapointed with Legal!

The crab cakes were not good and contained very little crab.

Perhaps just a bad night in the kitchen?

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were staying nearby so it was an easy, convenient place to have dinner. Because of the location, I expected the restaurant to be more upscale. Dinner was fine, served quickly, but about the same ambience as Denny's (with wine!)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My visit to the Copley Place location was the first disappointment I've had in many visits to various Legal Seafood locations. The atmosphere seemed a little hectic (it was early Saturday evening), and I got less attention from my official waiter than I did from the several colleagues of his I flagged down with this request or that. He was remarkably inattentive. And I had to send my medium-rare tuna back to the kitchen because it was cold-in-the-center rare--and when it returned it lacked the crabmeat that was supposed to top it. I waited forever, it seemed, for my first glass of wine to arrive, and then had another wait after I'd finished it before I had the opportunity to ask for a second. I left the restaurant feeling disgruntled at having spent a not insignificant sum on a disappointing meal.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We usually go to other Legal Sea Foods but happened to be nearby. The service was not very good. Our chowder arrived halfway through our entrees, and we had to ask two different servers if they had just forgotten our chowder. We ordered salads with light dressing, each came soaked through with dressing. Our server was mia for most of the meal and we had to continually flag other servers for help. The kids fish of the day meal was average, with salmon overly cooked. Would not recommend this location

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great time! Service was excellent. Food very flavor full.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

they did not have our OPEN table reservation. Had to show them my confirmation email.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server did not seem very knowledgeable of menu items. The fried haddock was fishy smelling and tasting.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome food. Great first time experience. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

great food at this Legals Copley place. Our waiter Mitch was awesome.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The best option to taste local food. Do not miss it!!!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent food, exceptional grilled Halibut and lobster roll. Oyster appetizer was excellent. Side choices were great but onion rings were thin soggy and greasy totally devoid of any onion flavor. Need to re-do this one, otherwise, totally superb meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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