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About Legal Sea Foods - Paramus

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
For all those who love seafood in Paramus, the world really can be your oyster. Come for the seafood and stay to shop. We are conveniently located within the Garden State Plaza.

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

1 Garden State Plaza
Space #A8A
Paramus, NJ 07652
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 843-8483

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Paramus-Garden-State-Plaza

Parking Details:
Reel in complimentary valet parking during our daily operating hours or land a parking spot in the lot right outside our door.

Private Party Facilities:
Paramus also offers a well-situated Private Dining Room decorated with glass windows and blue accents which enables the guests to enjoy themselves in a completely private atmosphere.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, 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 in Paramus, our private dining room can accommodate 32 guests for a sit-down dinner.

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Paramus Ratings and Reviews

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
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Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good for a quick lunch. Great Clam Chowder and Crab cakes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I made a dinner reservation to celebrate a very special ocassion, my mother-in-law's 75th milestone birthday. She was visiting from out of state for her birthday but also because her son and I just got engaged last month. Her birthday was noted in my opentable rsv. When we arrived for dinner on Wed 11/22, we were seated promptly. Our server was attentive, friendly and really great. We ordered a lovely bottle of Pinot Noir and enjoyed the Steamers, Salad, King Crab Legs, and Lobster Surf & Turf. The food was delicious. What was incredibly disappointing was when the dessert came out and no one sang happy birthday or even acknowledged my mother-in-law's special moment. As we had the dessert, the table next to us was clearly celebrating a birthday as well... 4-5 servers came out to sing happy birthday to another guest, which made us feel even more horrible. It was just embarassing and too late to fix the mistake. We got the check and although we left a 20% tip for our server since SHE was great, we were disappointed in the restaurant's oversight of my notes in the reservation.
As I walked my mother-in-law out, I mentioned this to the hostess who seated us, who was standing at the hostess stand. The manager was standing next to her. They both looked up my rsv and the hostess said it was her fault that she did not check the notes. The manager simply shrugged and said sorry, as if the night was over and there was nothing they could do at that point. The dining experience leading up to dessert was really amazing, but once I realized that there was no mention of my mother-in-law's birthday, it just ruined the entire celebratory moment. I believe that the manager could have done something more to make us feel valued, but he chose not to. I have been coming to LS for years because of the consistency in the fresh food and impeccably service but I left this last visit really disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The fish was very good but clams were sandy and Brussels sprouts chewy/ undercooked

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good for seafood- great server and very attentive!
Very good and fair prices.
Nice atmosphere .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Staff is friendly and cordial. Food is just not up to the prices charged. French fries, if not from a frozen bag they appear to be. Cole slaw nothing special. Fried clams were, again just OK. Did not appear to be fresh clams [recently shucked] and just coated for the fryer. I would expect several steps up from a Bonefish Grill based on prices charged, but in reality Legal is a step below Bonefish in my opinion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We go to Legal Seafood for the lobster and fresh fish also always get the raw clams. Been going more years than I want to admit to always good. Which cannot be said about all restaurants.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

There were 6 of us. The food and service were excellent, but there was only one round table, and it was occupied by another party. I had made the reservation 5 days in advance and requested a nice table, but we had a regular table, and it made conversation difficult. Also, we drove up to the valet parking, and they told us they had no room to accommodate us, so we had to drive around, finally finding a space at the far end of the parking lot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

excellent food at good price. Wonderful full clamp chowder. Great food with more than sufficient portions

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great crabcakes, great lobsters. Wine solala. But overall rather nice.

Tags: Casual
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was very good, service attentive and the place was clean.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My food had a tastel of clorox and was our wedding anniversary...
Mussels was fine, but I didn't have a napkin to clean up our hands
The restaurant was quiet, but the server were gone for long, in the bar was a celebration of the baseball..was a lousy anniversary dinner

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Red Lobster with gourmet prices, Red Lobster with gourmet prices.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It had been a long time since our last visit and while much had stayed the same the prices seemed to have gone up quite a bit. The quality of the food was still good but the soup was lukewarm at best and main courses were also not as hot as we would have liked. Sent the soup back and I think they microwaved it, said something about the mains but didn't bother sending back. They didn't charge for soup.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food and service was excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I had the tuna and it was a little "tough" -- difficult cutting through the veins. I found this unusual. Usually it cuts like a hot knife through butter.

The waitress and staff were excellent.

Servings are generous, though certainly not cheap.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was slow. 1 hour plus to get food. not waiters fault. He was gracious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good food and service. It is not cheap but it shows in the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was great. Food was about as expected, clam chowder and halibut Great place to eat after a movie. They take reservations !

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We dine 3 or 4 times a year. The food is always good. The only problem this last visit is that they brought out the main course while we were still eating our appetizers. What's the rush?

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The fish was so small they had to place 2 servings of corn to fill our plates.
Value wasn't there
Extremely disappointed - we have eaten many times here before

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Went to Legal because of the Oysterfest. Probably naive to believe oysters might be reasonably priced as part of a special promotion. I can spend $3.75 for a Kumamoto oyster at various places during the year without having to wait for Oysterfest. Yes food and service were quite good but value was not a component of the meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Having been a longtime Legal Seafood fan ... who doesn't get to visit due to the closure of the LS locations near me and near where I vacation, I was disappointed with this visit. Caeasar salad wasn't very tasty. Grilled Coho Salmon had very little taste and tasted more baked than grilled (no grill marks and no grilled taste). Fish quality was fine and so was the service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

After shopping, my sister and I stopped at Legal Seafood. I had not been at this restaurant in 10 years because of disappointing dishes. Not this time...French fries were made to perfection, steamers, crab cake were excellent.

Our server, Ariana was so pleasant and accommodating. She was very professional and completed our experience.

There was much happiness and satisfaction when we left the restaurant. I will return and tell my friends that Legal Seafood should be on their go-to list for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

the food was good but i didnt get a chance to enjoy it due to the fact that we felt rush. even when i was obviously eating waitress keep coming over asking if we need to wrap it up to take the rest home.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Stopped while traveling to have a nice lunch with good food. Legal Seafood did not disappoint. The fish we ordered was top notch, our drinks (Bloody Mary and Sangria) were delicious, and our toddler's child meal of Fish Sticks (fresh and hand made) were perfect. Only complaint was our waiter was slow and we were one of two tables occupied. Not a major problem but took away from all the goodness....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Have been an avid diner at legal for years
First time i was truly disappointed. Food
Was not up to snuff. Tuna app was dry
Tasted old wifes sea bass also dry and tough
Apps also took long time to arrive
Bread was not brought till asked for

Server did not know what bourbons or vodkas
Available finally i had to suggest he get list
Although he checked in on us felt he really could care less

Usually manager would also check with us
This did not happen and place was not busy

Not sure of issue tonite but not the experience
I expect

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

As always, all aspects of our dinner were perfection.
The way Legal Seafoods prepares lobster is as good as or better than any of the countless dozens (a hundred?) dockside and marina seafood restaurants I've eaten in up and down the Atlantic seaboard from ME to FL for five decades.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was decent could've been better. But overall it was OK

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was very good. Didn't have the fish that was on the menu and it was only 7:15. Good was good but could have been better. Had to push with the hostess for a quiet table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

My favorite place to go eat seafood

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Hi,
We were not very happy to see empty restaurant Sunday night with limited menu available. Wouldn't recommend to visit on Sunday night, as we had very pleasant memories from the past on different day of the week.
Thanks

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Seafood was fresh and delicious.i had been craving a lobster roll and it was perfect (although a bit pricy). Our only problem was with the service. Our entrees arrived before we had finished our appetizers. This took away from what was intended to be a leisurely dinner. Our waiter made frequent stops to see if everything was to our liking. He would ask these questions before we had a chance to taste our food and/or when our mouths were full. The bus staff was also anxious to clear the table before we had completed either course.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Our server and management was very accommodating. Someone in my party has a shellfish allergy. The food was prepared in separate oil. We were all very pleased.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The luncheon menu had a nice variety of selections and everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful food. Terrible service. Of the 6 entrees ordered, the server mixed up 4 of them. When asked if the chef would modify a dish, he flatly said no without going to the kitchen to ask.

On a positive note, we were not rushed as we were getting together with family that we don't often see, and everyone drove about 2 hours to meet at a central location.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience. We go here a lot and it is Always enjoyable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Tasty food, relaxed atmosphere and good service. Always have a consistently nice dining experience here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Most items I ordered were limited and/or out of stock. The site manger made the difference in insuring a great ending to a challenging ordering event. Five stars to the manager as we are regulars at this location.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Ate there with my family of 5 (mom, dad and 3 teenagers). We have all eaten at Legal before but not this location, ironically the closest to our home. Although the restaurant was not very busy, there was noticeable delay just to have server come around for drinks and taking order. Not once (emphasis - not once) during the entire meal did anybody come by to ask if water glasses needed to be refilled, which they did, or if wanted another drink.

The fish (freshness, preparation and taste) was average and my scallops were below average. Not the experience or value we are used to with Legal. The steak filet came out medium rare even though we asked for medium well. We sent it back and by the time it was returned (still not correctly) all others at the table were almost completed with their meal. The manager smartly came by and removed the Steak charge from our bill and that was the right thing to do and much appreciated. But it still underscores the problems.

I grew up in the Boston area and Legal has been a family favorite out of great dining experiences, great food and my New England pride. I have eaten at the Arlington, VA and Warwick, RI along with Boston stores over the years for business as well. This experience at the Paramus Legal was very disappointing and I doubt we will return. And for the record, in my 50 years I have never written a review about a restaurant (or anything else for that matter) until now.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

good place for lunch. on the expensive side for what you get. don't get coffe drinks here. espresso and cappuccino were terrible....

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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