We all know that the fish is fresh and good, but you need to work hard on the service. No greeting when we walked in, just dead cold “under what name is your reservation” and then service- catastrophically bad.
Fix it or your 100 year legacy will go down the drain fast.
Great food. High quality.
Fabulous seafood especially the oysters. One of the best places for gluten free foodies in Boston. Waitress was extremely pleasant and professional.
We ate on President’s Day. Of course it was a stroller haven and noisy with children. :) The food was great and Emma, our server, was fantastic!!! She was attentive and prompt and actually seemed to enjoy her job of waiting on families with an even child-adult ratio. Thanks Emma!
Anna is the best server
Disappointed with the food. It was like a Red Lobster, seemed low quality even though you could tell the seafood was good quality. Thai calamari was awful, just covered it in sweet chili sauce so it was soggy and disgusting. Their "signature" crab cakes were tasteless and mushy and looked very unappetizing, like grey baby food. Would not go back.
Service was awful. We waited about five minutes after being seated to simply be acknowledged. Waiter got the Calamari order wrong and when we brought it to her attention she said, "Sorry about that." Then she failed to bring the lobster bisque we ordered.
We had family & friends in town from out of state. They had heard about Legal Seafood and requested we go there. They loved the Wharf restaurant
Fantastic food. My favorite stop every time I'm in Boston!
Always excellent! Return again and again. Great food.
Location is interesting, service was friendly and attentive, but the food was terrible. Chowder was goopy, not fresh, and just a mouthful of cream. Filet was very low quality meat with bad texture and no taste. Kids' fish sticks smelled and tasted old. Lobster was ok and the sauteed spinach was good. We didn't have high expectations going in, but the restaurant still severely underperformed. So many other great places to eat, so we were pretty bitter that a Bostonian recommended this restaurant.
Our waitress, Harmony was amazing and fun! She had great food recommendations and always checked on us
Fantastic food and good service, reservations were super easy
Comfortable and welcoming. Nice ambiance and excellent food. Friendly waitstaff.
Great food, great service. Always a must go to place when we visit Boston.
Food is good restaurant needs some updates.
Fantastic! The waitress and chef took all of our many and varied needs into account, with smiles and made the effort to accommodate us. Fast service, incredible food, fun ambiance and the wait staff was flawless.
We had reservations for 3 at 5:30 after a 2:00 Show in Boston. From the Boston Opera House we walked down Washington street to State street and arrived at about 5:10. We were taken in right away. Every single item we ordered was incredible! As restaurants go Legal Seafood is on the high end for price but I have to say it was well worth it. The food was excellent, cooked to order and the atmosphere was fantastic. Even our waiter was the best and it is tough to beat looking at the ocean out your window. A perfect end to our Boston trip.
More of a tourist spot than suitable for local people. Even so, the food remains very consistent and good.
A given that the Clam Chowder was awesome. Best ever. I had the grilled scallops for the main meal. Good, but a bit bland. I asked for melted butter (because butter makes everything better) and all was good again. Great place, great location, great food and the service is wonderful.