Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

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Seafood
See fish. Eat fish. Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn’t be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels such as the Boston Harbor Hotel, Marriott and Intercontinental. Long Wharf is home port for many cruise ships and whale watches, while Duck Tours and Old Town Trolleys see the sights and then make a stop for seafood right outside our door. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods. If you’re looking for some fun, eat in our lounge where you’ll see what’s cooking in our open kitchen. Or, during the warmer months, dine in our patio if you opt for the fresh seafood and fresh air combo. Our in-restaurant lobster tank keeps kids entertained.
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We grabbed lunch after a couple hours at the Aquarium and the food was great, as usual!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Legal. My three year old was with us and they have a fantastic children’s menu with lots of options. The food was fantastic all around and our server could not have been more attentive. We would definitely go back!!

PS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the baked stuffed lobster and can’t stop thinking about it. That’s really all you need to know.

h
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner and had a wonderful, attentive server named Michael.

RP
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been eating at Legal Seafood for about 30 years and depending on which location you visit the food can be very different. We had the kale salad and coconut shrimp for an appetizer, and both were enjoyed. The crab cake dinner was very good, but we were disappointed with the steamed King Crab as it was cold by the time it arrived at the table. The new potatoes with the lemon/yogurt were interesting, as were the miso glazed Brussel sprouts, but I did not find the flavors complemented one another. Not a bad meal, but definitely not my favorite Legal Seafood offering.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and fish was excellent! Melted in your mouth! Would definitely go back !

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Date night. Had a gift card for a lobster dinner so checked on “rules. “. Answer from chef was different from words on card do used as a $25 credit towards another entree. Disappointing. Food chosen was good.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very disappointed with the vibe. I’ve dined at Leagal in the past and feel as though it has lost its luster. I would not return to that location. It’s a bit tired.. The Bloody Mary I ordered was subpar watery with way too much horse radish. Oysters were very good served promptly; tuna sashimi was overloaded with so much sauce you could not enjoy the flavor of fresh tuna! The garlic bread that was served with my entree was cold.. I set it aside. I gave high a rating for our server as she was excellent.

JK
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super nice waitress, really good seats. We loved it!

JD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always consistent and always good. We were surprised how empty it was for a Thursday night.

JV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience at any Legal Sea Food we've been to over the past 40 years in Boston, suburbs, or Rhode Island. Long Wharf is a great location right on the harbor and a quick walk across the street from Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall and downtown financial district. The bar area is enormous and we wanted a more casual experience for our New Year's Eve dinner, so chose a high top right near a window. Great service as always, great value - even for a 1.5 pound boiled lobster and the surf & turf meal, and terrific atmosphere. We had a great time!

T
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy conversation, food and drink.

VZ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were there for a late lunch. The standard menu had a good selection of seafood dishes, covering the fish you normally see on area seafood menus - haddock, cod, rainbow trout, salmon, lobster, crab, and various shellfish. Some were offered as menu specialties, others with a choice of preparation method and sauces. Perhaps it was the time of day, but the waiter said there were no daily specials or catches, just the menu. As we neared the end of our lunch, we heard another waiter indicate there was a special catch of the day. My previous experience at this restaurant has been dinner only, and there were generally several catches of the day. I don't know if they've changed their practices and reduced or eliminated catches of the day, or that more would have been available later in the day for the dinner service, but I was disappointed that this was just another seafood restaurant this time.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised at how great the food was. We had visited a Legal Seafood in New Jersey and it was awful. It just goes to show you Boston is the best!

AM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Had a ton of gluten free options. Very accommodating to children!

JT
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a trip to Boston to visit Legal Sea Foods. The food was excellent and the service outstanding, like usual. The restaurant was a little loud, but with happy voices enjoying themselves.

K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Restaurants in Boston!!! Excellent service and food.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

CL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been to this location and enjoyed it. We sat by the window and had a nice view of the water. Food was delicious and the service was great!

LJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for gluten free options and our server was outstanding in his knowledge and approach to help. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a few minutes early, but were seated quickly. Our server was very helpful and able to answer all our questions about the menu and specials. We had some friends come in for a few days and they were most impressed with Legal seafood. The food was fresh and delicious. Great experience. We will be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Cioppino and shrimp tomato soup pasta were great but one of waiter was disrespectful to us when he brought water and utensils to our table( No eye contact and put those stuff on the table pretty loudly). It was disappointing since food was tasty.

NS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - view was wonderful. All three bartenders were very attentive and the cocktails were perfect. Same for the food - oysters on the half-shell and fish and chips. Expect to spend next Christmas there too.

HW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 4th time we've dined at LSF long wharf, 2nd time on Xmas day. Service is always cheerful and efficient. We love the ambience - the patrons all seem to be enjoying themselves.

OT
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dining lunch experience, longtime bartender Paul is a delight, he is a true professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Love Legals and had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Will most definitely be returning again soon!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Good service. Table for two not the most quiet. Party of six right next to our small table.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood restaurants I’ve ever been to. Food were fresh and the service fantastic. 10/10 would recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

WE made a reservation for 1:30-Sunday and requested a Booth. The small booth taken to was next to kitchen, we asked to wait for another booth. It was obvious hostess was not happy, after 5-10 minute wait, she took us to a table(Not a Booth) understand it was not busy, I would say SLOW. Again we told them requested a Booth, then another hostess took over and another 5 minute wait took us again to a very crowded table(Not Booth) .. At that point we gave up and sat at the bar, the waitress there was Great....We have been to this restaurant many times and was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the HOSTESS at the Front Desk. We probably will NOT be BACK, there are many other restaurants in the area...

Ray and Marylou Ferland

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The server was very rude and food was too small.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Emmm
The lobster is good,and the soup is perfect. But my gf doesn’t like it

J
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

My family and I went there for my bday diner.
Table book for 8pm.
Our waitress was good l, smiling, great advice.

However at 9h30 we were the last customer in the restaurant and the other waiters start to vacuum around us and put the chairs on top of the table.

We got the point, we paid and left the restaurant with a little bitter taste.

L
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super nice, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful!

DB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently enjoyable, decent value. excellent drinks , reliably good , fresh seafood.
Nice atmosphere, great efficient, knowledgeable service.

GD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration. Food and service were excellent!

S
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday late afternoon prior to a Bruins game with friends from out of town. Wonderful service from a seasoned waitress who had no trouble remembering and fulfilling requests. Portions were plentiful and promptly served on a busy day, hot and delicious. We never felt rushed. A very positive experience for all!

BB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Having a reservation with Open Table was very convenient and we were seated promptly. The staff was very friendly and professional. The meal was served at a very good pace, however the mashed potatoes were only moderately warm. When we brought this to the attention to the waitstaff, we were told that's the way they are served. It was very definitely disappointing since we expect better food temperature at this restaurant. The fish was very hot and tasty.

OT
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were seated by door, it was cold and service was rushed

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good overall experience and good seafood. They accepted us even if we were 8 people iso 4. Thank you

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