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About Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh 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. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods.
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.
Boston, MA 02109
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Our validation will net you savings, daily after 4:30pm. Park at discounted rates for up to 4 hours in the Boston Harbor Garage, located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street.
Aquarium Station (Blueline)
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. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Long Wharf, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests.
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Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf Ratings and Reviews
Usually love it here, but my plaice fish (a special) was cold, thin and not very tasty and the potatoes were cold as well as the Brussels sprouts. Everyone else seemed to enjoy there meals though. Service was excellent. Also first batch of mussels came out smelling horribly and texture was like mush, but they replaced them with a great batch.
Great environment and service. Would recommend the lobster and the dessert. However, what was supposed to be one person's meal was undoubtedly too much for girls. Other than having left-overs, everything else was wonderful. Hint: you can request seats with great views. We were seated near the window and had a direct view of the harbor.
My daughter future mother -law and her best friend meet up with my wife for the initial first meet, my wife picked the place and I was very impressed with the staff and the amazing food. I the atmosphere was perfect, and the service was even better. Each of us ordered different dinners and shared, WOW, every bite was so delicious. We can’t wait to get together again and I would definitely keep Legal Seafoods on my short list as a really wonderful experience. Thank you Legal Seafood for making this first time for the moms to get to know each other such a special occasion. Kudos !!!!!!
The staff at this restaurant is very friendly and professional. The food was delicious and the drinks were very good. The atmosphere was very nice, not too noisy and we were able to enjoy our quiet conversation. The waitress was very attentive without being a nuisance.
Very touristy and not a great value. Everything was pretty average. Calamari appetizer was comically small. Scallops were cooked on a skewer rather than their side face and came out under-cooked. Mahi mahi was a bit tough. Clam chowder was average. The Old-Fashioned, mussels, and mashed potatoes were the redeeming parts of the meal but but not enough to call this experience an enjoyable one. The service was totally on top of everything and exceptional, but that didn't really help the food.
I've been to many Legal Seafood locations and the Long Warf Legal is my favorite. The bar is great and the atmosphere is awesome. Just enough hustle and bustle to let you know you are somewhere special and desirable and not to loud so you can have a conversation. Its on the water so that's a plus and the service was top notch.
It’s all about the gluten free choices
So many from Calamari to warm rolls before dinner to well the menu has little symbols for gluten free and they are all over the menu
My non gf family enjoyed their meals and even shared calamari with me and commented on how good it was
The service was good but the food was not. The cost was high and the value poor. I️ ordered shrimp on a salad (dressing on the side)and a cup of hot tea. My bill was over $25.00. The shrimp were few and very over cooked the dressing on the salad. When the brought back the salad it was with the wrong dressing. I️ will tell people not to go there
The parking validation "deal" was very misleading on the website. I was under the impression that Legal Seafoods would validate my parking if I parked at the Boston Harbour Garage after 4:30 pm...which I did at 8:00pm. When I checked in at the restaurant, I was given a 2nd parking stub which I was told to put in the machine after my initial parking ticket.
When I went to exit the parkade and inserted my initial ticket - the meter showed an initial fee of $33. When I inserted the "validation" ticket, it showed a "discount' of only $8...leaving me with a remaining charge of $25!!. I was there for barely an hour - my meal was $39 and parking was $25. WHAT A RIP-OFF! DON'T FALL FOR THE PARKING DISCOUNT SCAM LISTED ON THE WEBSITE!
First time in Boston, and we decided to try Legal Sea food. Shrimp was over cooked. Clam chowder was ok at best. The fish was nothing to brag about, either. The experience as whole was a disappointment, especially the city is suppose to be known as a sea food town.
The food was MEH! The appetizers were bad. Greasy, limp calamari. Greasy flavorless popcorn shrimp. The oysters were ok. There was a pushy waiter always asking if we wanted to add more, which got annoying. As soon as the last mouthful was off my plate it was cleared, which felt rushed. Not a good experience and it was $600 for 9 of us or $66 each. That is with a glass of wine for 4 of us out of 9 and no cocktails, no dessert, no coffee or tea. Expensive. Disappointed.
This place has gone down the hill!! My wine tasting flight arrived in dirty glasses with food particles stuck on. Yuck! Had to ask for bread rolls as none were brought in. The food was tasty but barely warm. Zero presentation. Waitress carelessly ran into our table, jolting the dishes. Will not be returning!
A co-worked and I were in town for a conference. Legal Sea Food was recommended by a few people so we made a reservation. My co-worker has a gluten sensitivity so our waiter, Rick G, was amazing. He went above and beyond to get gluten free rolls, prepare her stuffed lobster without crackers, recommend a dessert. That was important to her so the service was amazing. The food was just as good...highly recommend.
I've been to Legal Seafoods - Long Wharf several times in the past few years. We always make it a point to eat here at least once when in Boston. We have found that the Bar service is consistently incredible, but the table service and food is hit or miss. We have had great service, terrible service, and in this case, just average service. My reason for the poor review on this particular visit was the meal itself. We both ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese and at $34.00 a plate, I expected it to be worth the price. In fact, it was almost inedible. The pasta was undercooked, the top crust was burnt, and the lobster was so tough that you couldn't chew it. I typically wont complain to a server (and didn't in this case) because honestly, I expect that I shouldn't have to.
I don't want to be unfair and say that this is a "typical" experience, but it has happened enough times now to be a concern. After we left to head home, we both decided that if we return, we will probably just eat at the bar.
Very disappointing. The food was just not on par. Got the lobster bake for $44. Half the mussels were empty. The clams were not good at all. The lobster had no meat. The corn was mushy. We were shocked and so disappointed after traveling all the way from Columbus Ohio to experience this place. Do not recommend.
Our server was very nice, food and drinks were good, but the noise level is very high. When two people with very good hearing struggle to hold a conversation, it is too loud! We requested a quiet table but were given a table in a high-traffic middle area, very busy. I would have requested a change, but my friend arrived first and was already seated. I would choose a different Legal Seafood in the future.
Thursday I dined at the Legal Seafoods at Long Wharf in Boston. I had received an e-card from a co-worker so I decided to go then. While I was there, I had the pleasure of being served by a young lady named Sara. She was friendly, affable and always treated me like an honored guest. If I had a question about the menu or prices, she answered them without hesitation. I don't eat there often but when I do next time, I hope Sara will be my waitress again. Kudos to her and I hope Mr. Berkowitz sees this review.
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