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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
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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