Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
For all those who love seafood in Crystal City, the world really can be your oyster. Choose from among the 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish we serve simply prepared, 365 days a year.
In season, our patio seating is a lure for those who choose the fresh seafood and fresh air combo.
Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Celebrate Easter with us! We'll offer our regular menu along with special holiday features. Reservations are recommended.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Great seafood and service, will definitely be going back next time in DC.
Great food! Great service!
The food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding! I had the special rock fish (striped bass) and it was prepared expertly! The service, provided by Halima was just superb! Peter the GM, Scott and Joe is he managers have really created a wonderful dinning experience! Keep up the great work and team!
They had two large groups that showed up earlier so our table wasn’t ready at the time of our reservation. Other than that, the food (crab cake) and service were great.
Never disappoints. Appetizers and entrees are always top notch!
My boyfriend and I decided to try Legal seafood for the first time and made a reservation. We were immediately seated upon arrival. The service (food and drinks) arrived quickly. The only complaint would be the fried fish from the seafood platter tasted like it came from a bag. It was nice that the manager came to check on us. Would go back, but probably order something else.
Great food and service!
My son and I had a great dinner. The food was excellent and our server was very helpful and attentive.
Great food and service as always.
Fried oysters and fried shrimp are always delicious and tastes fresh. Excellent service, too.
Friendly staff and awesome food!
Loud atmosphere where it was hard to talk across our table and hear our waiter.
Excellent hostess (Vanessa) and exceptional server (Stacy) with delicious/well prepared food!
I go to Legal Seafoods on a regular basis. A few friends were in town and I took them there for dinner. Long story short, the waitress said to us that “this specific table has a reservtion in about 10 minutes”. In other words we needed to end our conversation and leave. Of course she tells us this after she’s collected bills and TIPS. This restaurant is my spot. I was insulted and embarrassed....in front of my guests. I’m very disappointed that this happened. I know for a fact that there is an amazing staff at Legal Seafoods. This one person needs a refresher course in customer service. The staff has to be consistent across the board.
Food was okay, but far too expensive. Our server was also the only bartender. He couldn’t do both well, so our table was neglected.
Very nice evening out. Only draw back was the parking.
In town for a meeting. Group went to Legal Seafoods two nights in a row. It was that good!!!
We love Legal Sea Foods, and the Crystal City location is no exception. Best to have a reservation because this is a busy area. Our server took good care of us, and we both loved the platter with one crab cake, broiled scallops and broiled shrimp with a nice salad on the side. Just about a perfect meal (especially when you add a cup of their fantastic clam chowder--lots of clams). Great place for a couple or a work group.
Thought the food for both of us was very good,,,,,,,service quick and excellent.
We had a great time celebrating our son's birthday at Legal Sea Foods in Crystal City. The food was great and the service was excellent.
The service was okay, the food never disappoints. The catfish was amazing as the Maple bread pudding.
The food was good, standard business lunch atmosphere but the service a bit slow. we eventually had to get up and ask for our check after trying to get someone's attention. They seemed understaffed or distracted that day. Great food though, and I'd return.
We go to LS every year at this time. I always have the chowder and crab cakes. We're trying to find time to go again before we leave town.
The food and service was outstanding!!! Peter the GM, Halima our server and Oscar the bartender made our dining experience a very pleasant and memorable one! The place was packed with a constant flow of people, but Peter made sure everyone was taken care of and happy. He not only greeted everyone but visited the guests multiple times making sure everything was perfect. An amazingly well oiled operation! Peter and his staff are truly corporate assets and I can’t wait to dine there again soon! Thank you!
We went here for a special evening out before the Michael Buble concert, food was excellent as always, service was exceptional as well. The only complaint that the after-dinner coffee was old and bitter and we did not have time to wait to ask for a fresh pot. For 5 stars everything has to be right. As for the restaurant itself, it is small and a little cramped, but is well worth it for the quality of food and service. IMHO they have overall the best seafood in the area for the price.
The server and manager were very attentive and timely. We had one person who ordered gluten-free and the manager served here right away. All four of us were happy with our meals and would go again.
We always love Legal Seafood. Coming from Boston, this is a taste of home.
I've been coming to LS years. Even when the location was my BANK!
I have never been disappointed. I've NEVER, EVER had a subpar dining experience here.
The service was excellent and the food was delectable.
This is a nice restaurant in the Arlington, Virginia area with great food. This is by far one of the best restaurants that I have eaten at. If you are looking for a restaurant that has good food and is not a chain restaurant come here. It is a little bit noisy on a Friday and/or Saturday evening; however, the service and staff are phenomenal. I would recommend this place for a date night, anniversary dinner, birthday etc. Job well done.
Fabulous service and food!
The food and service were both excellent. I had the Seafood platter while my date had the seafood casserole. My date felt there was to much cheese in her food and not enough seafood. My platter was cooked great. I would go back again.
Food was not good. Dry and overly salty. Tasted like it was premade and microwaved.
My husband and I went to Legal Seafood Crystal City for Valentines Day. Understandably, the restaurant was really hopping. Our server, Ashley took very good care of us. She was cheerful, friendly, attentive, and gave us very good recommendation for menu options. The food was excellent. The tables are squeezed very close together, so it wasn’t as intimate an experience as we would have ideally liked, and the noise level was very high. On the other hand, it did have a nice buzz, and we really liked the jazz soundtrack that was playing as background music. It was high quality sound, making it seem like there was a live band playing. So all in all an enjoyable experience.
We went there for Valentines dinner. Everything was awesome!!! Would highly recommend!
Our server was excellent. She was knowledgeable about every dish, the oysters we were interested in and the wines. As a result, we had the perfect meal! Very impressed with the food preparation and presentation. Some of the best I’ve had. We’ll be back either in DC, or one of their other locations when I’m traveling.
This is the second time my fiancé and myself are going to Legal Sea Foods at CC and I got addicted to. The food is fantastic and I am planning going back as often as I can.