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Legal Sea Foods – Downtown Crossing

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4.5
2107 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!”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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) 692-8888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods – Downtown Crossing can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Parking details

    Our validation will net you savings at the Lafayette Garage across the street at 1 Avenue de Lafayette. Weekdays before 4pm, get a $2/hour discount for up to two hours. Or park for $16 on weekdays after 4pm and all day on weekends.

  • Public transit

    Orange/Red Line: Downtown Crossing Station<br />Green Line: Boylston Station<br />Orange Line: Chinatown Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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)

                  • Rhode Island or Thai$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

                                                                          Add any 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

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                                                                                                                        4.5
                                                                                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                        • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                        • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                          FrankF

                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food!

                                                                                                                        2. L

                                                                                                                          Lucillag

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Amazing service and food, welcoming atmosphere. I really enjoyed and will recommend it

                                                                                                                        3. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great food!!!!

                                                                                                                        4. AR

                                                                                                                          ArtR

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Legal Downtown Crossing lives up to the standard of all off Legal's locations; everything is done well and it is a pleasure to eat here.

                                                                                                                        5. CR

                                                                                                                          CherylR

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food2service5ambience1

                                                                                                                          Food menu and quality of the food has gone down hill. Additionally the lighting above the tables is coated in dirt abs dust and need to be cleaned.

                                                                                                                        6. B

                                                                                                                          Bethie

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Service was excellent. Food superb, I had the Moroccan swordfish, cooked to perfection, the ambiance was lovely.

                                                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Food was soooooo good and service was fantastic. It was on the expensive side but… with the food cooked and plated to well it was worth it.

                                                                                                                        8. B

                                                                                                                          Bets

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                          Food was rushed. We were still eating our appetizer when salad came. We were then eating our salads when the entrees arrived

                                                                                                                        9. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Made a quick stop here for oysters and a drink whilst awaiting a nearby reservation. Incredible staff and quick service. Both drinks were wonderful and the oysters were fresh. So worth it. Will return!

                                                                                                                        10. 4

                                                                                                                          44444

                                                                                                                          Houston

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                          Slow service and dirty silverware

                                                                                                                        11. RN

                                                                                                                          RobertN

                                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                          Extremely slow service. Drinks took forever to get, bar closed early. Food was ok. Really downhill from my prior experiences. Low value for the money.

                                                                                                                        12. L

                                                                                                                          Legals

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Was late for reservation on mother's day the host graciously seated us right away! Thank you, the food was excellent as always our server John was very pleasant and efficient.

                                                                                                                        13. DK

                                                                                                                          DennisK

                                                                                                                          San Diego

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Nick(Nicholas) was our server and he made our experience special. First, all of our seafood dishes were delicious. Second, we were ready to ask for our check and instead Nick brought out a large piece of a sumptuous cake with forks for each of us to share. Totally unexpected. He then brought out a cup of coffee for me to go with the cake because he remembered me ordering a cup, then canceling the coffee because I mentioned that we had to leave to go shopping. When I asked him why he brought the cake, he said he remembered me previously mentioning that we were in town for our daughter’s graduation. So he took the initiative to let us celebrate our daughter’s achievement. We were totally happy with our dinners and the Service-r!

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                                                                                                                          M937

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Amazing food, great before the theater - convenient location, got us out in time for the show

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                                                                                                                          D999

                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Excellent food and service

                                                                                                                        16. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Quality food, service, and atmosphere.

                                                                                                                        17. LL

                                                                                                                          LarryL

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Good food and service! Little noisy because tables are so close the each other.

                                                                                                                        18. NG

                                                                                                                          NashvilleGirl

                                                                                                                          Nashville

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Lobster and tuna were fantastic! Side dishes no so much.

                                                                                                                        19. J

                                                                                                                          Jane

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                          Sad. Leagal's used to be my favorite place on earth. Not al all the same since Roger sold it. Menu is boring and the food only fair. I've been eating at Legal since the beginning....sorry to see what it has become.

                                                                                                                        20. LS

                                                                                                                          LeanneS

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Good bar, decent food, very wide menu options. Located close to theaters and nightlife.

                                                                                                                        21. J

                                                                                                                          Jennie

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          We’re originally shown to small table with less than 4’ away from next one and up against a wide pillar. Asked to move to a small booth which was much better.

                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Had a great dinner here! Thanks!

                                                                                                                        23. a

                                                                                                                          annt

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Two friends and I enjoyed great service and wonderful food!

                                                                                                                        24. f

                                                                                                                          funtimes

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          53 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          53 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          The chowder is the best. The tuna and sides were delicious. First time at this location. Nice ambiance. Only negative is the bartender couldn't make a basic gin martini. They are usually clear like water and served in a martini glass. This was a cloudy gross concoction served in a short water glass. Yuck! Other locations serve amazing martinis. Don't order one at this location!

                                                                                                                        25. S

                                                                                                                          Smallfries

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great service and delicious food!

                                                                                                                        26. OM

                                                                                                                          OwenM

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          This is the third time we have dined at this particular Legal's and it is getting better every time. The staff is friendly, the food is tasty and I think the chain is regaining some of their lost luster.

                                                                                                                        27. r

                                                                                                                          rrbm

                                                                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was experience was excellent. Had one of the chef creations, Mexican cod I think, and it was so good.

                                                                                                                        28. LD

                                                                                                                          LindD

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                          Waiter Horton was a star! Food good but overpriced. Small tables - convenient locations; not rushed- all in all will go again

                                                                                                                        29. TM

                                                                                                                          TomM

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Service was excellent. Very Pleeasant wairess I had the baked stuffed lobster, and the claws were overcooked, it was very difficult to get to the meat. My friend's fried clams were also over cooked Otherwise, we enjoyed the experience, and will come back, but definitely choose other menu items. I would recommend to a friend, but would warn them about the lobster.

                                                                                                                        30. CS

                                                                                                                          CharleneS

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          I feel uncomfortable being so close to the next table. You can hear their entire conversation. But the food was amazing!

                                                                                                                        31. JC

                                                                                                                          JonathanC

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great service and good food the manager took the time to come over and wish my girlfriend a happy birthday and comped our app and dessert.

                                                                                                                        32. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We were seated immediately. Waitperson was extremely attentive, polite and pleasant.

                                                                                                                        33. L

                                                                                                                          Lovetoeat44

                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          The food was good but unfortunately we had a 6:15 reservation because we were seeing a show across the street and all the diners there seemed to be doing the same. But not leaving when their meal was finished so later diners with reservations were not seated in a timely manner. The manager Doug was very helpful and set us up at a standing bar so that we could order something while our table was becoming available. I would recommend if going to the theater to make a reservation no later than 5:45 or you might not make the opening curtain.

                                                                                                                        34. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                          Theatre tickets

                                                                                                                        35. s

                                                                                                                          sara

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We had it recommended to us multiple times and now I understand why. It was fantastic in every way.

                                                                                                                        36. LR

                                                                                                                          LanceR

                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Post B.A.A. Marathon. Kara was amazing. She was attentive and made us feel welcome. 10 out of 10 on this visit.

                                                                                                                        37. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food mixed with great service and great friends!

                                                                                                                        38. KB

                                                                                                                          KimB

                                                                                                                          Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Completion of Boston Marathon. Missed having commemorative glasses with a Samuel Adams beer order.

                                                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our server, Kia was very professional, courteous & we will return.

                                                                                                                        40. MP

                                                                                                                          MrPink33

                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Fresh seafood and good selection (which is what Legal is known for). Good to see things haven't changed

                                                                                                                        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 – Downtown Crossing using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods – Downtown Crossing also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 692-8888.

                                                                                                                        Legal Sea Foods – Downtown Crossing is rated 4.5 stars by 2107 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 – Downtown Crossing

                                                                                                                        558 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                          Downtown Crossing

                                                                                                                        • 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 Elegant

                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                          Our validation will net you savings at the Lafayette Garage across the street at 1 Avenue de Lafayette. Weekdays before 4pm, get a $2/hour discount for up to two hours. Or park for $16 on weekdays after 4pm and all day on weekends.

                                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                                          Orange/Red Line: Downtown Crossing StationGreen Line: Boylston StationOrange Line: Chinatown Station

                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                          (617) 692-8888

                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                          Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods – Downtown Crossing can accommodate all your special event needs.

                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

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

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