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Legal Sea Foods - Kendall Square

4.3
1402 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(617) 864-3400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ames Street
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Parking details
Our validation will net you savings. Park for discounted rates at the Kendall Center Green Garage at 90 Broadway.
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Public transit
Kendall/MIT (Red Line) “T” stop.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at 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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1402 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, attentive service, will be coming back to try more of the menu.

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Devi (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Legal is a good place for a business luncheon. The lunch menu is reasonable and food is good.

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JimP (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

A(nother) great lunch at Legals! I had the blackened salmon tacos. They were really, really good, and very nicely spiced - not heavily salted, as I have found elsewhere. All 3 in our party thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was extremely inattentive. It took us more than 1 hour and 20 minutes to get our dinners and another servers delivered it. Our server never stopped by to check on us. I’m a regular customer and have never experienced such poor service. It was disappointing. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The Apple sangria was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Berlin)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and atmospheres

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vipHappyCustomer (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food and wine, oysters were excellent, shrimp week rocks!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Good for business meetings, service fast and unobtrusive..

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Sqeez (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Solid outing at Legal for sure. My wife’s swordfish was overdone, but that’s my only complaint. Shrimp dishes and child’s half-lobster were delicious

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cbullock33 (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and drinks and great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow (especially at the end of the meal), but that was my only complaint!

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vipnewtosomerville (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

They don't do a good job of respecting the "lunch hour" despite working next to a university with thousands of staff. We waited over a half hour for our food. Also, why did my boyfriend find olive pits in his rice pilaf when there were no onions to begin with? Never again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Always good at Legal. Staff was great

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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vipstar (Houston)
1.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The fish was not fresh clams disappointing hadok bland

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lovetoeatrsg (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

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vipOut4dinner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Fish was very fresh. Would like to see more variety for side dishes. Miss the baked potato and snap peas from the old menu.

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vipExcellentExcellent (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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asb5 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Great lunch, as usual! I got the crab cake lunch, the crab was delicious! I also love the salad the comes with it!

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
2.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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MichelleK (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

LS at Kendall Square somehow did not have my online reservation in their system upon arrival. However, they were very accommodating and allowed us to dine at the table of our choosing.

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Kelsea (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Great fish, very pleasant service, happy about having been there!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

The Waitress from New Bedford is good people!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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vipCarole (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Legal's is a favorite for my mother-in-law and that's why we were there. It didn't disappoint. My mother-in-law was happy so I was happy.

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