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Legal Sea Foods, Copley Place - Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place, Boston, MA

Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

4.2
4.2
2520 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Legal Sea Foods began in 1950 as a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s here that the “Legal” name became synonymous with quality and freshness. In 1968, our first seafood restaurant opened, right next to the fish market. The fish was simply prepared, either broiled or fried, and served on paper plates at communal picnic tables. Despite the low-key trappings, the food was second to none and word quickly spread. This early success led to further expansion and now, six decades later with restaurants along the Eastern Seaboard, the commitment to freshness and quality endures: "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal!”

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 266-7775

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Legal at Copley Place features multiple spaces that can accommodate guests lists from 20 to more than 50. Whether you choose seated meals or stand-up cocktail stations, our Events staff can fulfill your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (617) 530-9470

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth Street

  • Parking details

    Our validation will net you savings. Park for $12 for up to 3 hours in the Copley Place Garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Legal Sea Foods is now available for Take Out & Delivery. Order Online at LegalSeaFoods.com!

Raw Bar

pure, natural and prepared to order

  • Oysters of the Day* **$3.50

    • Cape Cod Littleneck Clams* **$2.50

      • Colossal Naked Shrimp Cocktail**$18.00

        • Blackened Raw Tuna Tataki* **$17.00

          sesame chili vinaigrette, seaweed salad, wasabi cream

          • Tuna Poke* **$17.00

            avocado crema, ponzu, taro chips

            • Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast* **$18.00

              sourdough, cucumber yogurt, red onion, cucumber, everything spice

              • Chilled Seafood Platter* **$75.00

                serves 4: oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, crab cocktail, tuna poke

                Starters

                • New England Clam Chowder

                  • Cup$8.50
                  • Bowl$10.50
                • Lobster Bisque

                  cream sherry

                  • Cup$10.50
                  • Bowl$12.50
                • Crispy Calamari**$17.00

                  with tartar sauce

                  • Rhode Island (Hot Peppers & Garlic) or Thai (Pineapple & Cashews)$18.00
                • Fish Tacos$14.50

                  fried or blackened whitefish, pickled red cabbage, chipotle aioli, pico de gallo

                  • Cod Fritters$14.50

                    salt cod, potatoes, panko crusted, chorizo aioli

                    • Stuffies$14.50

                      Cape Cod quahogs, chouriço, butter, Ritz crumbs

                      • Legal's Signature Crab Cake$22.50

                        lump crab, mustard sauce, seasonal salad with pickled onions, radishes, peas, green goddess dressing

                        • Organic PEI Mussels**$17.00

                          traditional garlic-butter broth, grilled crusty bread

                          • St. Louis Ribs**$16.50

                            coffee BBQ sauce

                            • Bang Bang Cauliflower & Green Beans$13.00

                              tempura fried, kung pao sauce (contains peanut oil)

                              Crispy Fried

                              Served with french fries and coleslaw

                              • Jumbo Naked Shrimp**$26.00

                                • Grey Sole**$28.00

                                  • North Atlantic Sea Scallops**$33.50

                                    • New England Clams**

                                      whole-bellied, sweet & petite

                                      • Market
                                    • Fisherman's Platter**$38.00

                                      jumbo naked shrimp, sea scallops, local whitefish & calamari

                                      • Fish & Chips**$26.00

                                        locally-sourced by our good friend Tory Bramante

                                        LTK

                                        Our Chefs have been hard at work creating new fully composed dishes with some of our most popular seafood and new sides. Please share your feedback with your server or in our online survey!

                                        • Organic Sea Harvest Salmon*, Isle of Skye$30.00

                                          yogurt dill marinade, fregola salad, sundried tomato nut pesto, arugula, olives

                                          • Mexican Street Cod$29.00

                                            roast corn off the cob, cotija cheese, cilantro, blue corn tortilla

                                            • Lemon Caper Grey Sole**$28.00

                                              butter roasted potatoes, green beans

                                              • Moroccan Grilled Swordfish Steak**$35.00

                                                red chermoula, hummus, chickpea salad, piparra peppers, naan

                                                • Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna*$36.00

                                                  Szechuan green beans, cashews, ponzu

                                                  • LSF Gumbo

                                                    andouille sausage, jasmine rice

                                                    • Shrimp$26.00
                                                    • Chicken$24.50

                                                  Legal Classics

                                                  • New England Baked Haddock - Anna's Way$24.00

                                                    buttered crumbs, roasted tomato, herbed rice pilaf, broccoli

                                                    • Scampi

                                                      linguini, tomato, sofrito, lemon cream

                                                      • Shrimp$26.00
                                                      • Chicken$24.50
                                                    • Sole Imperial$29.50

                                                      lump crabmeat topping, lobster cream

                                                      • Legal's Signature Crab Cake Combo$39.50

                                                        lump crab cake, grilled shrimp, seared scallops, mustard sauce, herbed rice pilaf

                                                        • Cioppino**$39.50

                                                          clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, calamari, whitefish, lobster, tomato broth

                                                          • Baked Lobster Mac & Cheese

                                                            one whole Gulf of Maine lobster, Vermont cheddar, buttered crumbs

                                                            • Market
                                                          • Gulf of Maine Lobster**

                                                            steamed or baked with shrimp & scallop stuffing, choice of two sides

                                                            • Market

                                                          From the Grill

                                                          • Simply Grilled Organic Salmon* **$30.00

                                                            includes choice of two sides

                                                            • Simply Grilled Tuna Steak* **$36.00

                                                              includes choice of two sides

                                                              • Simply Grilled Swordfish Steak**$35.00

                                                                includes choice of two sides

                                                                • Simply Grilled Cod**$29.00

                                                                  includes choice of two sides

                                                                  • Simply Grilled Sea Scallops**$33.50

                                                                    includes choice of two sides

                                                                    • Simply Grilled Colossal Shrimp**$32.00

                                                                      includes choice of two sides

                                                                      • Simply Grilled Rainbow Trout**$24.00

                                                                        includes choice of two sides

                                                                        • Double R Ranch Filet Mignon* **$42.00

                                                                          brushed with garlic butter, butter roasted potatoes, green beans

                                                                          • Surf & Turf*

                                                                            above filet mignon paired with your choice of the following:

                                                                            • Grilled Colossal Shrimp**$54.00
                                                                            • Sea Scallops**$57.00
                                                                            • Crab Cake$62.00

                                                                          Simply Grilled Fish - Enhancement

                                                                          • Cajun Spice

                                                                            • Citrus Beurre Blanc

                                                                              • Garlic Butter

                                                                                Sandwiches & Salads

                                                                                • Double R Ranch USDA Prime Bacon Cheddar Burger* **$18.00

                                                                                  applewood smoked bacon, Vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, french fries & coleslaw

                                                                                  • New England Crab Roll**

                                                                                    delicate New England crabmeat with mayo, french fries & coleslaw

                                                                                    • Market
                                                                                  • Half Pound Maine Lobster Roll**

                                                                                    warm butter-poached or traditional with lemon mayo, french fries & coleslaw

                                                                                    • Market
                                                                                  • Greek Salad**$9.00

                                                                                    tomato, cucumber, feta, chickpeas, Kalamata olives, lemon-oregano vinaigrette

                                                                                    • House Salad**$9.00

                                                                                      local organic leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, sunflower seeds, tomato balsamic or buttermilk blue cheese dressing

                                                                                      • Classic Caesar Salad**$9.00

                                                                                        romaine hearts, garlic croutons, shaved romano, creamy dressing

                                                                                        • Legal Wedge**$10.00

                                                                                          salmon bacon, iceberg, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese dressing

                                                                                          Top Salads With**

                                                                                          • Grilled or Cajun Chicken$7.00

                                                                                            • Grilled Steak Tips*$14.00

                                                                                              • Grilled or Cajun Colossal Shrimp$12.00

                                                                                                • Grilled or Cajun Salmon*$14.00

                                                                                                  • Grilled or Cajun Tuna*$14.00

                                                                                                    • Lobster Salad or Crabmeat Salad

                                                                                                      • Market

                                                                                                    Sides

                                                                                                    • Coleslaw**$3.50

                                                                                                      • Herbed Rice Pilaf$6.50

                                                                                                        • Jasmine Rice**$6.50

                                                                                                          • Szechuan Green Beans$6.50

                                                                                                            red peppers, roasted cashews

                                                                                                            • Steamed Broccoli**$6.50

                                                                                                              • Butter Roasted Potatoes**$6.50

                                                                                                                • French Fries**$6.50

                                                                                                                  • Broccoli au Gratin$8.50

                                                                                                                    • Fregola Salad$6.50

                                                                                                                      sundried tomato nut pesto

                                                                                                                      • Street Corn$6.50

                                                                                                                        off the cob, cotija cheese, crema, cilantro

                                                                                                                        Last updated: March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                        What 2,520 people are saying

                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                        4.2
                                                                                                                        4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                        • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                        • 4Ambience
                                                                                                                        • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                          JohnKW

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          40 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          40 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                          overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Not up to legal seafood usual standards. llllllllllll

                                                                                                                        2. F

                                                                                                                          Frank

                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          The chowder was wonderful as always. The scallops were wonderful along with the swordfish. Everything else was just adequate. Very disappointing!

                                                                                                                        3. MK

                                                                                                                          MarcK

                                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                          Legal used to be one of my favorite restaurants when visiting Boston. This visit was poor at best. Following being seated for a reservation at 8:30, made well in advance, we were told the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. The food was uninspired and dry. Service was rushed. I will be looking for another go to seafood restaurant in Boston. Quite a shame for a long standing brand

                                                                                                                        4. RP

                                                                                                                          RoshniP

                                                                                                                          Raleigh

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                          Had a reservation for 2. Checked in on time and was seated immediately for the reservation. We waited 20 minutes and no wait staff ever came to our table. We notified the host that no one had come to our table and he was unable to identify who our wait staff should have been. We left without anyone ever coming to our table abs the host didn’t even acknowledge us as he watched us walk out. Terrible experience.

                                                                                                                        5. A

                                                                                                                          Ajay

                                                                                                                          San Antonio

                                                                                                                          36 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          36 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Difficult to carry on a conversation with the noise level but the seafood was fresh and well prepared. Service was ok

                                                                                                                        6. CH

                                                                                                                          ConnieH

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The food and service was excellent. Very nice atmosphere and would recommend this location.

                                                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          The waitress told me that the bartender was missing one ingredient for a Vespers martini. I then asked for Improved Whiskey Cocktail or Sazerac both of which got looks of no so I settled for a Manhattan. The apps were good, stuffies and calamari. I got Lobster Mac and cheese which was not great.

                                                                                                                        8. MF

                                                                                                                          MarkF

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                          Posting because this was the second time we had less than a good experience at this Legal’s. This time it was to celebrate our sons college graduation. Service was ok. Everything else - not so much. All of our fish dinners were over cooked and dry - salmon, swordfish, cod - 0 for 3. Even the Caesar Salad was poor. Definitely NOT worth it, especially with premium priced menus. Surprised that Legal Sea Food would let this happen (more than once). Unfortunately this goes on the “fool me twice” list.

                                                                                                                        9. LP

                                                                                                                          LeighP

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Thanks for accomodating a large group of family members plus our baby stroller in order to celebrate our Northeastern Graduate! Food and drink was yummy, service was attentive, table ready on time. All in all a great experience. Thanks so much

                                                                                                                        10. t

                                                                                                                          terris

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our waiter was training a new girl. He was great & she was very attentive! She’ll b a great addition to your staff

                                                                                                                        11. TS

                                                                                                                          TroyS

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Enjoyable for the occasion, wait staff were friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                                        12. DM

                                                                                                                          DougM

                                                                                                                          Naples

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                          Service was very slow and forgetful. Assuming it was due to staffing issues during this time that restaurants are having problems staffing.

                                                                                                                        13. DP

                                                                                                                          DonnaP

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          I have gone to Legal Seafoods various locations for years. I have seen a change since the pandemic and the take over. This location has great views. The food was very good, portions are a bit smaller. The menu also has changed, after a few questions, we did decide what we wanted. There is a fish and chips on the menu, but they don't say what kind of fish. So when we ordered, we asked for cod or haddock. Both were on the menu, but prepared differently. We are picky when it comes to fish, so knowing what you are paying for is important. I would go again, but there are just certain, items I won't order. The food was very fresh. Server was average/good, on thing I did notice was other servers were wishing customers "Happy Mothers Day" our server, didn't until the end, when my husband tipped her. Over the years our servers, based on the location have been hit or miss.

                                                                                                                        14. DB

                                                                                                                          DavidB

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Getting expensive. Natalie was terrific! Would only go for a special occasion due to increased prices. Also, we were seated in an area with a lot of people even though there were less congested areas of the restaurant.

                                                                                                                        15. OS

                                                                                                                          OliviaS

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Food was good and we were well attended to! We sat by the window and had a nice view of the city.

                                                                                                                        16. DH

                                                                                                                          DiegoH

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Server excellent Great food at the right price. You feel very comfortable there - our window table was perfect

                                                                                                                        17. S

                                                                                                                          Steve

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                          Restaurant is a bit hidden in the shopping mall ina corner

                                                                                                                        18. S

                                                                                                                          Sandman

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Always enjoy visiting Legal Seafood in Copley Place. The food has been consistently good along with the excellent staff, chef and waiters serving you. Food orders are prepared according to your request and served in a timely manner. Having a window seat is even more enjoyable during your meal with a great view of the Back Bay. Love their menu selections and the quality of their seafood is unbeatable. It is our favorite spot and a must when we visit Copley Place.

                                                                                                                        19. N

                                                                                                                          Netlib

                                                                                                                          Hawaii

                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                          The seafood is delicious. The problem we had was an inattentive server once a trainee was assigned to them.

                                                                                                                        20. DW

                                                                                                                          DavidW

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Steady as she goes, a good meal, please knowledgeable service check cam efficiently.

                                                                                                                        21. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                          We came into Boston for a convention, and we’re excited to eat here as part of the trip having received several recommendations leading us to believe this is a must see slice of Boston history. Let me save you the time, if is not. From the moment we sat down our server was disrespectful and distracted - rushing us to order (starters and entrees all at once) to making it clear that a task like splitting a bill would be an annoying task. This even led to the moment where we were brought 2 orders of Calamari in the “Rhode Island” variety offered by this restaurant- only problem was that when we placed the order we were never asked what “variation” we would like, and had we been asked we would have informed our server we would like the standard house Calamari. Simple mistakes happen, and our food runner (the only enjoyable staff member to come to our table) was able to fix it for us. In fact, the moment our server learned of the mistake, she made it a point to come by our table and suggest that we were wrong and that we had ordered the those calamari as they were. Overall. Not a worthwhile experience like the legal seafood of years past perhaps - simple a mediocre seafood restaurant with overpriced odd takes on classics, gritty scallops, and their take on a “Boston cream pie” that tasted more like a cheesecake than their cheesecake did. It’s clear that the recent change of ownership has hit this brand in all the parts that mattered. Will return to Boston. Will not be returning to legal seafood. Will not be recommending this disappointing dying landmark of years past.

                                                                                                                        22. JP

                                                                                                                          JohnP

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          The presentation of you tuna entrée looked like it was cooked under a heat lamp.

                                                                                                                        23. CS

                                                                                                                          CarrieS

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                                                                          Food was great but the price in no way justifies it. Better to go to support a local establishment instead of this chain if willing to pay these exorbitant prices. Server was stand-off-ish. Overall, wouldn’t go again.

                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Hawaii

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall2food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                                          A family member who lived in Boston recommended Legal Seafood. My non-seafood eating husband ordered a burger medium rare, and received it medium well. I ordered a bowl of lobster bisque and received the clam chowder. It was replaced but I should’ve kept the chowder as the bisque had one dime sized piece of lobster meat to the entire bowl. It was our travel day and we were too exhausted to complain about the meal. Our server was great and apologized stating she always recommends the chowder because of the lack of lobster in the so called lobster bisque.

                                                                                                                        25. BS

                                                                                                                          BruceS

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          claims were very light and tasty and the chef allowed a change of cooking type - grilling rather than deep oil frying

                                                                                                                        26. SV

                                                                                                                          StephenV

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                          Could use a renovation

                                                                                                                        27. D

                                                                                                                          Dudley101

                                                                                                                          Toronto

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Swordfish steak and seafood platter are very good. We had raw oysters and New England little neck clams, both are very fresh. Service by Karen is very nice and attentive despite a busy time and she was serving a few tables at the time.

                                                                                                                        28. KL

                                                                                                                          KimL

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          This is my go to place after running the Boston Marathon. The food is always excellent and they do everything they can to accommodate runners and their families. Super friendly service too.

                                                                                                                        29. E

                                                                                                                          Excellent

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our server Michael was excellent and the menu selections were great. Excellent experience post Boston Marathon

                                                                                                                        30. LS

                                                                                                                          LunedeSable

                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                          We ordered the seafood platter, $75 for 4 people, and it was hardly enough for one person. 4 oysters, 4 clams, 4 shrimps, a ridiculously small amount of tuna. My son had salmon that was overcooked. I will never go back to this place.

                                                                                                                        31. C

                                                                                                                          Cinci

                                                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our food was delicious, the staff was very nice and helpful.

                                                                                                                        32. DD

                                                                                                                          DanielaD

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Amazing cup of chowder and lobster roll!!!

                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Atlanta

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Very good experience.

                                                                                                                        34. EM

                                                                                                                          EMT23

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great place to go before the marathon! Good service and food

                                                                                                                        35. HE

                                                                                                                          HamEats

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                          Dependable food quality. Ambience unchanged for years. Our waitress was pleasant in a blouse that was two sizes too big & looked like she slept on it-this was in contrast to the other server’s smartly & appropriately dressed. Had asked three things I ordered to come in sequence- first two came at same time & third shortly after. Food arrival too fast. Despite these issues, food is dependable. The coleslaw with my lobster roll seemed different than in the past & not as good.

                                                                                                                        36. g

                                                                                                                          gigi

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          62 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          62 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          No one acknowledged our special day! My bride was celebrating her 83 rd birthday as well as participating in the B.A.A. activities!

                                                                                                                        37. FI

                                                                                                                          FoodieInBoston

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          37 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          37 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Our server, Christian, was outstanding. We were tired and he tuned right in to that and took great care of us. We had the chowder (of course) and test kitchen tuna and it was perfect. Loved the ponzu sauce and vegetables. A wonderful meal. Such a reliable place.

                                                                                                                        38. BE

                                                                                                                          BethE

                                                                                                                          Adelaide

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Good food, surprisingly nice ambience, given it was in a mall.

                                                                                                                        39. CC

                                                                                                                          CCat

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food! Not greasy. Perfectly done. Clam chowder and Boston crepe pie is a must to try!

                                                                                                                        40. S

                                                                                                                          Scully

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                          The restaurant and restroom were poorly kept—run down. Service was poor. It seems to have gone downhill since Legal Seafood was purchased/under new ownership.

                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                        You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-7775.

                                                                                                                        Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place is rated 4.2 stars by 2520 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                        Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

                                                                                                                        100 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116

                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                          Dartmouth Street

                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                          Back Bay

                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                          Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                          Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                          Our validation will net you savings. Park for $12 for up to 3 hours in the Copley Place Garage.

                                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                                          Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.

                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                          (617) 266-7775

                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                          Legal at Copley Place features multiple spaces that can accommodate guests lists from 20 to more than 50. Whether you choose seated meals or stand-up cocktail stations, our Events staff can fulfill your needs.

                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                                          Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (617) 530-9470

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