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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K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We’ve been to a few different Legal locations over the years as we travel, but this was definitely my least favorite experience. I won’t say “worst” because really none have been awful to categorize that way, it just wasn’t great. Our server was very slow, and the restaurant was pretty much dead on a Tuesday evening. My friend ordered the Clam Chowder and Blackened Raw Tuna “Shasimi” as her entree, and I had the fish and chips. My friend’s tuna tastes like it was just completely covered in chili powder, no other spices or seasoning. Her chowder was great, my fish was good. The bread they brought out before the meal though was almost hard as a rock. You literally couldn’t break or bite the bottom of the roll.

WB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Truth be told, dismayed how you have reduced your menu and selections. One of the items I enjoyed most was Cherrystone Clams. Neither Cherrystone or Little Necks were on the menu. What’s with that?
The lobster is always excellent, and because many customers decided to stay home, the noise level was very good for a business meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thai calamari wasn’t crunch. It was soaked in its sauce and was more chewy.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for the 2 for $25 lobster special. It was absolutely divine. My partner and I’d bellies were super stuffed 😋

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good dinner and evening out with my son

j
New England
41 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy at Legal Seafoods. They are very good at gluten free!

IC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I go there regularly and almost always order the same dish (baked & stuffed lobster). This time the waiter forgot to serve bread and also didn't bring wet towels at the end, which is disappointing. The lobster was ok but a bit too salty.

JL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team was wonderful, very accommodating and mindful of food allergies. Service was wonderful and it was nice to have some many attentive people. Even thought it was a busy Saturday night we felt very cared for.

L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, maybe a little to expensive.

CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! So kid friendly, which was impressive.
Food was so good!
Waiter was excellent!!

SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed dining at Legal Seafood espcecially at the airport before a flight. However I've found that Legal Seafood has gotten very commercial. The crab cakes were great but my entree of grilled haddock with broccoli and rice was just mediocre. The drinks were ok but kind of just thrown at you. We ate at the bar and service was great and wait staff was very nice. Don't know if I will return to the one in Boston near the NE Aquarium anytime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fresh and delicious - maxwell our sever was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick was a fantastic waiter.

DG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We know we can trust Legal to be just about perfect when it comes to doing what they do very well. This was one of those meals where we had no complaints at all. The space is slightly loud - but we knew that, it was not too loud, and we were able to have a comfy dinner and great conversation. Everyone had a completely yummy meal. The wait staff were exemplary. Our special requests to change up sides and sauces were 100% correct (and every one of us did have some request), and the billing was error free. The fish and seafood was perfectly cooked and presented.

Hey, Legal? Thank you for yet another perfect occasion with friends.

CB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for an overnight college visit, and it was Vtine day so we made reservations...so glad we did, food was amazing, drinks were fantastic, and our server was terrific!! Will definitely go back next time we are in Boston!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Nothing says Happy Valentines day like getting sat next to the bathroom in the bar on Valentine's day. Must have been that we had two kids with us. In my experience typically this special seat location is reserved for walk ups.

My daughter's grilled cheese was cold, but my son's fish and chips were great. My ciapinno was bland and overcooked. Wife's "medium baked stuffed lobster was definitely a 1.25-1.5 chick for 58$.

The highlight was the mussels appetizer, and friendly staff.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good very good and very good service

LS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing crab cake for lunch. Perfect for our big group

TJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food - I had a grilled salmon with kale... The waitress was attentive - pleasant service

JM
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff welcomed us and fulfilled our requests, the food was great and we were able to conduct our business uninterrupted.

K
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the best dining experiences we had in Boston . We had a waiter who was fantastic and really knew everything on the menu . All of us changed our order to his recommendations and nothing disappointed. We had everything from crab cakes to stuffed lobster to steak . Everything was cooked on pointe . The desserts were also amazing . I wish we got the waiters name so you could ask for him but he was born in Casablanca and worked there for 17 years .

RM
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All was great except the waiter didn’t see to have a great grasp of the English language. You really needed to point at the menu.

GW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As expected great seafood and service in pleasant surroundings

H
New England
434 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I seldom think of Legal's for lunch but have now changed my mind! What a treat. Great salads topped with superb seafood couple with a wine flight. What could be better?

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and well prepared. Our waiter gave good recommendations.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Rick was AMAZING!!! All his recommendations were fantastic!!!

E
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood as always with good service. Get the lobster !!

J
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this Legals. Probably our favorite one. We love sitting at the bar and being able to look out over the harbor and boats. The food is always very good and very consistent. We love the appetizers.

m
New England
73 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great seafood which is somewhat expensive. The noise is moderate

TB
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This restaurant is good for dates. The lighting is romantic. Food was just ok. I expected it to be awesome but it wasn't.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
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
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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