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Legal Sea Foods - Copley Place

1708 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(617) 266-7775
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Dartmouth Street
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Parking details
Our validation will net you savings. Park for $10 for up to 5 hours in the Copley Place Garage.
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Public transit
Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Copley Place, our three private dining rooms can accommodate from 20 to 75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1708 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

If you have food allergies, this is a great place to go

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Delicious meals - crab cake/ grilled fish/ Cajun shrimp- all excellent

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Ordered littlenecks.. took forever to get them and service was okay .. had to ask for bread. Every other legals brings bread right away and never have to wait so long for an appetizer. Not impressed at all.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. I especially liked the crab cake and salad entree, which was delicious and full of flavor. Blackened salmon taco and salmon burger were also big hits. The service was excellent; our server was friendly and attentive to our needs.

vipRoxieD (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

JeanneL (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

IbrahimO (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

crispy calamar was not crispy, in fact swimming in oil! grilled salmon was not better than ok. i ll not come again. other legal restaurants i ve tried , are better than this i think

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had been to the Copley Legal several years ago and decided not to go back because it was mediocre. Over the holidays we met relatives there who had particular dietary needs. It was wonderful - the food was terrific (well cooked, hot, adapted to the needs of our family member), service was good, we were seated at our reservation time, etc. So last weekend we decided to go back with friends. It was back to its old mediocre food again (overcooked, oily vegetables, etc)! It was eatable, but not good - certainly not the quality we would expect from Legal Seafood. We were very disappointed, will not go back again and will not recommend it to others.

Rushedout (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were out in Boston for my birthday, and I've always loved legal, but tonight was bad all around. No one came to our table for almost 20 minutes when we first sat down, I don't think any one knew who was supposed to take care of us. So no one brought water, greeted us, etc. we had 3 small, hungry children and normally we go to legal for good food quickly, it didn't feel like that tonight. Also, because of the abnormally warm weather the table/restaurant was uncomfortably warm. My baby was so hot his cheeks were bright red and he was sitting in his tank top onesie. I spent the entire dinner walking him to the front of the restaurant where it was cooler. When we asked someone about the heat, they offered to move us, but we had two kids, three adults and already had our food- that was way too much work. We just wanted to get out at that point. Just a tip for next time- if it's hot in the restaurant turn on the AC even if it is February.

Melissa (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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