Legal Sea Foods - Park Square

4.2
2423 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Pre/post Theatre
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

Legal Sea Foods’ flagship location in Boston’s Theater District is surrounded by hotels and nearby Newbury Street, Copley Square and Boston Common. Just inside you’ll see a two-story cascading fountain, the center-piece of the restaurant.

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 “#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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(617) 426-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Park Square, our four private dining rooms can accommodate from 10 to 58 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 150 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart Street
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Parking details
Our validation will net you savings Monday – Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Park for $10 for up to 3 hours in the Motor Mart Garage, right above us.
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Public transit
Arlington Street (Green Line), Boylston Street (Green Line) or New England Medical Center (Orange Line) “T” stop.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. Here at Park Square, our four private dining rooms can accommodate from 10 to 58 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 150 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2423 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.0
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The oysters were great. The cioppino was good. The seafood casserole was a bit to dry but definitely edible. The chowder was on point. The Caesar salad was delicious. The interior decor was tacky but bright and clean. Bar service was fast and reasonable.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was good. And the service was spectacular! Tristan was a consummate server, pleasant efficient and never intrusive. I’d go back as a patron to any restaurant he were to work at. A true asset for Legal Seafood!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We were looking forward to a Boston tradition but the food quality was very poor. Party of 6 with different entrees. We were seated promptly but it took over 1/2 hour to get drinks. We were comped dessert because of the drink wait - thanks the dessert was good! But the food - all choices but the tofu - were either bland or overcooked - shrimp and scollops. Very disappointing.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Julio, our server was extremely friendly and accommodating. We had eaten with Julio several times previously, and he took care of my wife's food allergies with several suggestions and spoke withthe chef who also came up with excellent suggestion. Overall the staff is welcoming and friendly. The food, as always is fresh and tasty. Although we live in Connecticut, we make sure to visit the many timeswe are inBoston, and bring clients with us.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Seafood is always fresh. Never had a bad meal here

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Old friends

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Living on the ocean we are probably spoiled when it comes to fresh fish; but, my dining companion was disappointed in the cod. It was dry and not "day boat" fresh as expected. The salmon was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

I celebrated my 65th birthday with a 2 pound baked stuffed lobster. My server did an incredible job to make sure I enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Wonderful waiter. Made great suggestions. Happy!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had the best stuffed lobster!! Loved the Moscato pairing with strawberry shortcake.👍🏻

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Good food and staff is excellent. You won’t be hungry when you leave, the portions are big.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was quite expensive for the quality. The lobster was much smaller than advertised, in fact, our daughter got the 1lb. lobster from the children's menu, and it was larger that the "large size" lobster that we ordered from the regular dinner menu. This really seemed like an overpriced Red Lobster, and was a complete waste of $300.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Loved the food,service and the staff was top notch. We were there to celebrate a birthday, just the two of us and it was the best time ever. We will deffinately be back again.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Our food was amazing and we had a waiter by the name of Daniel and he was amazing to my friend and I.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food just fair

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent service. Very courteous!
Best tasting seafood I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Very simply, can’t wait to go back. But since we live in Orlando, it will be a while. We especially enjoy the clam chowder.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Always have a great meal with excellent service. We met friends from out -of -town and they enjoyed it , as well! Thanks !!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We were a group including older kids. Hard to hear each other . My biggest complaint is that the bathroom is downstairs which includes a winding staircase. Not easy for the older set. Food is very expensive and solidly good but not really worth the expense. We had theater tickets and this was close otherwise, no.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food was good but it is pricey. I was expecting to be wow-ed, but it wasn't that great. The server was fine - nothing special. The ambiance was a little strange - some guys were in athletic shorts, ball caps and sleeveless t-shirts (yuck) which didn't seem to fit the place.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I like Legal Seafood because food and service is always consistent...Their steamed lobster dinners are great...They're simple but perfectly cooked and come with 2 sides. I got seaweed salad and brown rice which were a nice complement to the lobster. The waiter was attentive and the bottle of Pinot Noir was a very nice value....All in all, a lovely night out.

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1.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Ordered seafood casserole which was partially burnt and way over cooked. This was replaced by the baked scrod which was only partially edible. Side dish of brócoli for my date was raw. Service was poor, except they kept apologozing. Paid over $100 for dinner for two (no drinks). A total waist. I used to live in Boston and was returning to Legal Seafood as I had such fond memories, which are now ruined

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food is ok but not as good as the price deserves

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Waiter was excellent and food was very good. Sat near large group and the noise level was high.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always a local favorite

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We ate here two weeks previous and wanted our friends to experience this restaurant. Food was good but the clam chowder wax not as good as at our first visit. We were also in a larger dining room with a party of 12 next to us so the noise level was extreme. Still would recommend this restaurant for any first time Boston visitors

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Treated my sister for her birthday. We started with gazpacho on water's advice, then Lobster rolls and finished with strawberry shortcake thanks to Walter's suggestion. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Outstanding oysters and very fresh wood grilled fish

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food was good but the service was extremely slow. The server was also not attentive and we had to ask for water refills and rolls and the restaurant was not that busy. We were underwhelmed.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Absolutely delicious seafood! We loved the assorted grilled with 3 types of fish, scallops and prawns!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Very attentive server
Fresh seafood. Ok steamers a little over done
Pleasant visit for Swedish guest. Very good scallops for him

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Not up to Legal standard. Food was bland. Service from waiter was painful and slow. Really a disappointment. Would not go back. Other locations much better. All in all, expensive with pretty bad food and some of the worst table service I’ve experienced.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The service was exceptional. Our waiter was friendly, professional, and attentive. The quality of the food was very good. Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

This was are first trip to a Legal Seafood. The waitress was very pleasant and answered all questions. We enjoyed the experience and it was close to are hotel.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

My experience was not as great as companions. Their food was very good, mine was less than the usual excellence I expect from legal. Service though was phenomenal!!!! Never had a waiter as good as this one. He will go places.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Long time Legal diners - first time at the Park Square location. In a word, awesome! It was our 43rd anniversary and service was spectacular. Legal clam chowder is top of the list in New England. Wellfleet oysters are the best in the world. Grilled swordfish killed it. To end the dinner, our server presented us with a slice of decadent anniversary chocolate cake which was summarily devoured against our intentions.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Started off having to show the host that I did, in fact, have a reservation thru Open Table after being told twice that I must be in the wrong location. No apologies, no nothing followed after I showed the reservation to him on my phone. Server was nice, food was okay. But getting hassled as I enter a restaurant that I was looking forward to eating at just put me off the entire experience, to be honest. That and the introduction of "premium sides" to the menu. Basically, any starch that you'd like is included, but anything that is green and healthy has a surcharge. WTF?

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Just wasn’t like it used to be. Everything was o we cooked and on the greasy side.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great place overall

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was amazing and very healthy. The bar-tender was nice and made great drinks. We will be back!

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