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About Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
It’s a scientific fact that seafood is the healthiest protein, so it’s no wonder that Legal Sea Foods located nearby MIT and a whole catch of biotech office buildings in Kendall Square would be such a popular lure. Our restaurant, steps from the Marriott Hotel and convenient to Cambridgeside Galleria shopping and the Museum of Science, reels in residents and tourists alike.
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.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
$31 to $50
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Our validation will net you savings. Park for discounted rates at the Kendall Center Green Garage at 90 Broadway.
Kendall/MIT (Red Line) “T” stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Kendall Square, our sunny private dining room can accommodate 50 people for a sit down dinner or up to 60 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square Ratings and Reviews
Attentive and professional wait staff, great cocktails & food all well presented and served accommodating special requests. We enjoyed crab cake combo, grilled shrimp, salmon, cioppino, chowder of course, desserts and coffee. Dark chocolate mousse was perfection.
This time, my son got sick with a fish and chips meal that he ordered. I was surprised because the quality of food in this Resturant is excellent but unfortunatelly this time it was not the case. I used to go to the Restaurant in the Boston Harbor which offers a totally different experience than their unit in Cambridge. I'll go to the harbor Legal Sea Foods next time and do not risk again.
My mum and I visited Boston for the weekend of New Years and chose to go to Legal Sea Foods for dinner on the 31st as it was so close to our hotel and we love seafood.
Our food was amazing. Best meal we had in Boston. Service was fantastic! I wish I could remember our servers name as she deserves to be recognized.
Cocktails were delicious, food came quickly and everything was served with a smile.
We only wish there were a Legal Seafoods in Bermuda!
Legal seafood is still as good as always. We eat there each time we travel to Boston. Most recently went to the one in Kendall Square. Very attractive restaurant. Went with large group of 10 people and service was superb. Good kids menu. Delicious raw oysters. My 9yo son particularly enjoyed the steamed mussels.
Strongly recommend for delicious seafood!
The food at Legals is always superb. I had the crab cakes and there were two massive ones with lots of fresh crab meat. There was so much I could only finish one. I had the other for lunch the next day. My companion and I shared a large salad. We shared a slice of pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. This was the first time I tried pumpkin cheesecake and I enjoyed it. The service was adequate and the atmosphere relaxed.
I have enjoyed going to Legal's a hand full of times each year for the past 35 years. The business dinner we had with clients this week was close to not being eatable. We had the Signature Crab Cake Combo, crab cakes, steak and sword fish. The steak and sword fish were okay. We had to ask for a knife for the steak and lemon wedges more than once. The crab cakes were tasteless except for a low tide smell and taste - no sweetness. We did not finish them - disappointing. The scallops and shrimp in the crab cake combo were dry tasteless except for the heavy burnt taste from the grill. Overall a bad meal. Sorry to say that what use to be a treat is now a major disappointment not to be repeated.
Wow! I haven't been to Legal in a while and their menu has changed. Interesting options, fresh seafood, and generous portions. There were three of us and we ordered 1 salad and 2 entrees and that was more than enough. It was my daughter's birthday and they brought her a dessert of her choice. The service was excellent! Our server was attentive and got every detail right - split salad 3 ways, one with no dressing, etc.
Kendall Square Legal Sea Foods restaurant was awesome. The whole experience was so significantly above average that it was remarkable. The oysters were so fresh and delicious. The
entrees were prepared with care and with the freshest ingredient.Our party had Nantucket scallops, crab cakes, and haddock all deliciously prepared. Dessert excelled. Pumpkin cheesecake, Boston Cream pie and key lime pie were all shared.
What a meal! Cannot wait to go back. Service was excellent and the General Manager was terrific too.
Food was really good. Our waiter wasn’t the best. He poured water into my beer glass and then pretended like he didn’t do it. The waitress behind us at the next table kept dropping and breaking their dishes, as well. I think they should hire people who know how to work at an upscale restaurant. Or if you’re looking to have a funny time at a place, come here!
We’ve been to many other Legal’s without any issues. Kendall Square over Thanksgiving weekend was horribly understaffed and the existing staff was very inexperienced. Took forever to get our order and to get it straight. No one refilling wine glasses or bus service to be seen. An unusual Legal’s experience
We went for Thanksgiving. We arrived ten minutes early and were immediately seated. Service was a perfect blend of efficient but not intrusive. We ordered a bottle of inexpensive wine ($39). We had one appetizer, mussels with plenty for 3 to share. I had choppino, wife had a mani mani on special and daughter had swordfish. We shared a Boston crepe dessert, one had an espresso martini and I had espresso. Total cost $176, $210 With tip. All the dishes were wonderful. Great dinner!
whenever I am in Boston, I go to Legal Sea Foods - I love fish, and the quality at this local chain is very good indeed.
the service is friendly and attentive, the cocktails are very nice, the place is modern and shiny and the menu is very wide and interesting.
I have only one bone to pick, so to speak: they have changed their tuna burger to be made with a tuna patty instead of a tuna steak - it's a pity, although it was nice I miss the old style.
however, I WILL come back again at my next visit.
Local Sea Foods was very good, not quite what I expected but very good all the same. The food tasted good and was well presented. Our server was professional, timely and courteous. The selection of beer was good as well included lots of domestic and imported selections including Chimay which can be challenging to find in most places.
All in all it was a very nice business evening dinner with my colleague.
Got the grilled assortment and it was amazing. Despite having a slightly charred exterior, the fish melted in my mouth and tasted absolutely delicious. I'd give 5 stars for the food, but the side dishes (I got broccoli and fries) were larger in portion to the actual entree and seemed to be a bit of a waste since the entree was filling enough and the tastes of the side dishes were nothing special (of course, I did get broccoli and fries, but my boyfriend felt the same about this onion rings and mashed potatoes).
Legal is Legal. We have so many in the boston area that it is hard to distinguish among them. Food is always good- never brilliant- but reliably good. With wine and a main course can be a bit pricey. Service tends to be always good. Noise level in most quite fine. Sometimes when it's really convenient or easy to park or you just want a plain piece of fish, it is a good place to go.
I love legal seafood, but was disappointed in the sparseness of my fisherman's platter which had an abundance of fried calimari and lacked abundance of other seafood! It was so disappointing.
Also, wish to mention that the busboy cleaned the table next to us by putting the tub on the table...it was disconcerting, surely the dishes can be carried to the tub placed elsewhere.
If this is policy, it must change. I have waitressed, and we would NEVER allow the customer to have to deal with such things!
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