Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

4.2
2399 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2399 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.4
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Seafoods is very consistent Good food and excellent service Copley Legal location is convenient and has a great ambiance

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vipKimberlyA
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service from the bartender - Connor!!

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Annie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I enjoyed dinner and drinks at Legal Sea Foods! It's a great spot for a date, and the food is good.

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vipMike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Friedly service. reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I stopped here in a bind and really enjoyed it! Highly recommend the lobster roll. Look forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Clearly new staff, but they will get the swing soon. Overall, very much enjoyed the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Will go to a different legals in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Seafood was fresh, just don’t get the filet.
First it came out bloody then they cooked it way over well done. I ordered medium well to begin with. No flavor. So disappointing.

PM
PeterM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch with our grandson - we all had the clam chowder which was excellent. The Cesar Salad and whole belly clams were also great. We look forward to going back.

DB
DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Will go back for sure .

JS
vipJulieS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Excellent service! Loved the lobster roll and lobster mac n cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our food was amazing ... but our server was even more amazing— can’t think of her name offhand; but she was young, part time with a child and from Ocala Florida as well. She deserves this notation. She made our experience so much more enjoyable.

LH
LoriH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and food!

BH
BobH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome choice for date nite, special occasion or just a relaxing meal.

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vipGrandmasandy
New England
79 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish they would bring back the old menu miss the jasmine special chowder was delicious as usual food good but missing the old stand bys

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My boyfriend and I had a dinner here, we started with fish tacos, fried oysters and crab cake as appetizers. All appetizers were delicious. As Entrees, we picked Yellow Fin Tuna Steak and Whole Steamed Lobster. Every order was very tasty except Tuna Steak, it was big disappointing. Besides that, I can say that we enjoyed having dinner here.

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good, will absolutely comeback! A place where you can get good food and are able to talk to those around you

SB
SusanB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Comfortable spacing between tables. Good wine list. Nice music.

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Lagosgirl
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went during Dine Out Boston week, I chose the Buffalo Fried Oysters as an appetizer and the Beer Battered Fish & Chips as the main course and it was delicious. The best Fish & chips I've ever had. The service I received from Martha B was great, she always made sure I was satisfied with my meal and if I needed anything extra. The location is relaxed and definitely worth the money.

KA
vipKimberlyA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a great Boston Restaurant Week menu! And as always, their bartender - Connor - is a delight!

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patriciaw
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good but food not up to Legal standards except for shrimp cocktail (great). Limited menu is also a bummer but goes with the times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! All the staff were polite and helped in any way and the food was amazing.

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CarolD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From I’d was great and staff were very attentive to our needs

SL
SarahL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The place is lovely and the service perfect. However, the food was not great and therefore too expensive.

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steffer901
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant has been highly recommended by several of my Boston friends. Don’t know if they visited this particular location or not. I got a lot of food, but my fried shrimp was almost inedible and felt like it still had the shell on under the batter. My daughter had the lobster roll, and for $35, I expect more than 80% bun and 20% lobster - less than 1 cup of lobster

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We came for a business dinner, and wanted to order appetizer while we figure out the main dish. Our waitress couldn’t understand that, did not really listen when we talked to her, and we ended up without the main dish, because by the time we ate appetizer and her not coming to take our next order, it was close to the closing hour (which she did not inform us about and did not try to ask for a ‘last fall’ or anything like it would be normal in better service establishments) and chef refused to make us mussels which is 10 min cooking in your home kitchen.
We will for sure never go back to that place.

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andrew
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Menu changed and wish they would bring back lobster bisque

KB
KeithB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at Legal’s often and it never disappoints!

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LINDAM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I ordered the baked stuffed lobster. Pricey but delicious. Stuffed with a more than ample amount of shrimp and scallops. I will definitely order this again! The waiter made excellent wine pairing suggestions. My companion was also very pleased with his dinner. Over all a very pleasant experience

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vipPaulS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Despite Covid, I had a nice dining experience. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. I also liked the option of gluten free bread

JK
JohnK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Seems like going through motions. No atmosphere, dirty

LA
LuAnnT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Unfortunately they ran out of lobster on Valentine’s Day by 7pm. Very disappointing. The chowder and crab appetizer was very good though.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went here for Valentine’s Day and had the best clam chowder. The manager was providing phenomenal service and she was doing a great job of multitasking on such a busy night. Very good food.

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything as expected — delicious seafood and market price. Luckily, management was very accommodating to pushing back our reservation after our Uber cancelled on us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Me and my boyfriend had a great night!

KA
vipKimberlyA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They just expanded the menu - bringing back some favorites like baked stuffed shrimp. The tuna steak dinner is also delicious.

Our favorite server - the bartender on Tuesday nights!

TW
TomW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent choice for quiet, socially distanced lunch

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vipBryan
New England
64 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere

BW
BonnieW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Standards remain very high. It's a regular destination for us in several locations, including Logan Airport when traveling. We look forward to the return of the fried onions to the menu. They're the best!
Bonnie Wade (RI and CA)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not as good as the one in Braintree.. spicy fish and chips weren’t as spicy and the fries were meh

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 2399 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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