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About Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
We know shopping induces hunger. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Dartmouth Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 266-7775

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Copley-Place

Parking Details:
Our validation will net you savings. Park for $10 for up to 5 hours in the Copley Place Garage.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Copley Place, our three private dining rooms can accommodate from 20 to 75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.

Specials

Hanukkah

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Hanukkah

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

Details

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (41)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (26)
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Authentic (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Business Meals (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Scenic View (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (11)
Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Live Sports (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

The chowder and salad were excellent as were the complimentary rolls. We had to eat rather efficiently due to obligations in the early afternoon and found the waiter to be accommodating and efficient.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 2 days ago

Fish did not taste fresh

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, Legal Seafood doesn't disappoint!! Always best seafood, and on this occasion particularly, the service was spectacular! Wish I could recall the server's name... kudos to her!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Legal Sea Foods in Copley Place is a nice place to have dinner. The food is delicious. The prices were a little bit high, but sea food is generally somewhat expensive anyway. It is worth the price.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Just disappointing...drink was poor...ordered a split and came as one, just seemed to lose its edge...there were many other problems around ya that made it uncomfortable...

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We dined at Legal two nights in a row this weekend, as we were at the Westin for a conference. The restaurant was crowded both evenings -- Friday and Saturday nights -- but we were able to make an Open Table reservation within hours of our arrival. Not only was the fish typically perfect in its preparation, but the staff was charming and attentive without hovering, and the noise level was such that we could actually talk. Legal has always been a favorite, but rose on our list of reliable go-to's for any occasion. We had the grilled medley and salmon the first night, and lobster bisque / grilled shrimp the second. The chocolate molten cake was spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great, long wait, expensive snd the food was just fine.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wife and I met friends from out of town for dinner. Have dined frequently at various Legal Seafood locations including the original in Inman Square in Cambridge.
Table was ready on time, service was prompt and attentive. Food was great, the only issue was suddenly the place got very cold, to the point where both women had to put their coats on! Apparently someone had complained it was too warm and the staff turned on the air conditioning!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The waitstaff/hostesses were warm and inviting. The service was beyond attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We arrived 20 minutes prior to our reservation and were seated immediately. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful with my wife's dietary restrictions. The manager brought my wife's food to her, stating that the Chef had validated that the restrictions were adhered to. The food was very tasty and cooked to order. The portions were quite sufficient, and in fact we had to take some home. The wine list had a decent selection, and the bottle prices were decent for a restaurant. Overall, it was a very good dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had a great meal at the Copley Place Legal Sea Foods. Loved the oysters!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Bay scallops on the daily menu were extremely salty and encased in crumb-filled goo. So avoid this dish. Stick with steamed lobster.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Legal Seafood is a restaurant chain that has consistently good food and isn't exorbitantly priced but it's also not cheap. At this particular location (Copley Place) the service was outstanding. It is unlikely that you could go to any location of of Legal Seafood and have a "quiet conversation" as the noise level is nearly always high.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Solid meal. Calamari was a bit over cooked. The crab cakes were excellent as usual.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went with son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren aged 1 and 3. Had to ask twice for bread for kids. Took forever for appetizers to arrive, and main courses hit the table before we were 1/2 done with appetizers. We're not offered refills on beer - had to ask. Waitperson was in the weeds and never got out. Won't return to this location - have been a LS customer for 20 years. Too bad

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ate at the bar. Service, food and wine list were exceptional.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Need to cook vegetables, broccoli served almost raw

Tags: Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Helpful front desk staff. Dave was excellent server. Oysters, sashimi, crab cake and scallops all fresh and excellent. Generous drinks. Hard to find if new to town!

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First time I have been dissapointed with Legal!

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

Perhaps just a bad night in the kitchen?

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome food. Great first time experience. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A little pricey for what you get but always reliably really good food.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our server was personable and attentive. The food, however, was average at best. We expected the food to be exceptional based on the reputation of Legal Seafood, but it was nothing special. Good, but nothing special. The atmosphere was disappointing. It felt cheap with tables and seating you might find in a mall food court. The experience was more like Red Lobster, not fine dining. Disappointing.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Worth considering if you're interested in N E seafood classics prepared to "chain standard": not bad, but not excellent.
Must say though that this branch of Legal is almost impossible to find without asking multiple people for assistance..............

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Legal Seafood is always pleasantly predicatble for the quality and portions of their entres. I had forgotten the noise level of the open setting so might have made a different choice for a first time business meeting. However, I will return to Legal Seafood for all the right reasons.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The air conditioning was really cold and most of the tables are directly under a vent. I had to wear a jacket through my meal. The hostess tried to work as best she could with it but it’s just a poor design for the HVAC system.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Legal is one of my favorite restaurants. I was a bit disappointed in the grey sole this time (it is one of my favorite dishes at Legal). I think it lacked some pizzazz -maybe missing enough of the beurre blanc? I don't know. Just more bland than usual. Will be back, of course.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was horrible but the service was good.I will not return to this location

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