Legal Sea Foods - Park Square

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Seafood
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We're open on Christmas eve and offering our regular menu along with festive holiday features! Take a break from the holiday rush and leave the cooking to us.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We've decked the halls and are open for Christmas! So eat, drink, be merry, and join us for a ho-ho-ho holiday feast. We're offering our regular menu along with festive holiday features. Sea-son's Greetings from our table to yours.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Good-bye, 2019. Hello, 2020. Join us on New Year’s Eve and make a new year's resolution to eat more fish. We're offering our regular menu along with special holiday features. The countdown begins!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2950 People Are Saying
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SB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to meet visitors from out of town. It is an easy drive for me from Duxbury AND the coupon for parking is greatly appreciated. Would be even nicer if you had senior discounts...the average age at our table was 75!
Our servers were great....helpful and fun!

LV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Thanksgiving Dinner was great!

NY
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was incredible, but the food was just so so... Not the Legal experience I've had many times before. Was definitely not impressed. The service was, as always, fantastic though.

B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster ravioli with pan seared shrimp was to die for. We had the Rhode Island Style Calimari for an appetizer. It was excellent but would have been better with a dipping sauce like cocktail sauce. My son had the Atlantic Scallops which he said was great but he was dipping them in my lobster ravioli sauce lol. Deserts were the Boston Creme Pie and Bread Pudding. Both were huge portions and delicious. Phenomenal service by Cellistina?

AT
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service, but very loud atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here are among the best: friendly, considerate and very accommodating. Our waiter name is Jame and he helps us with a surprised birthday night. We had a great time. Great food and value!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Love the grilled assorted dish the most!

BL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricey, but the trout was well prepared and an adequate serving size. Legal venues are always a bit loud, and this was similar to others we have visited. A disabled person would have a long set of stairs to navigate to reach the bathrooms. Same for a person with a few cocktails on board.

R
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated very well and it was a fabulous meal!

SD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 5:30 with a reservation on a Saturday night. We were fortunate to be seated in Kenny's section. We had tickets for an 8:00 show in the Theatre District and wanted to be done by 7:30. Kenny was fantastic! He asked why we were visiting and made our experience special. We had everything from appetizer to dessert and knowing we were not in a rush, he allowed us time to finish each course and enjoy before bringing the next. Everything was delicious, we had a crab cake appetizer, I had the lobster ravioli with seared shrimp and we shared a key lime pie for dessert. Everyone who goes here should try the lobster ravioli!! Everything was delicious and it was the perfect stop for my boyfriends 50th birthday before enjoying a show!

s
New England
182 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I had switched about 2 years ago and was only going to dinner at Legal Crossing- the atmosphere is so cool. I was going for a late lunch with a friend, and the lunch menu there was awful, so I decided to go back to my original Legal. i am so glad I did! The baked scrod and lobster roll were absolutely fabulous! Unfortunately, the waiter was not too friendly but the food made up for it.

I cannot wait to go back now!

N
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner was very good. I highly recommend the clam chowder. The restaurant is large but very welcoming with a nice decor. The waitress did a great job.

k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

It was my birthday and I put that in my reservation notes
We had limited time because we were going to a show
We were seated by the door and it was chilly from the breeze coming in
My food arrived cold and undercooked
The manager brought it out and didn’t even acknowledge the errors. It took so long to come back out that I didn’t have time to eat it. Our appetizer came out right before we were leaving
My sangria drink was horrible
Not worth the money at all!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Although the wait staff was excellent, nothing else about this restaurant was. I left feeling depressed about how far this chain has fallen. I ordered the crab cake and steamed shrimp wontons. Both arrived at room temperature and both were stuffed heavily with filler rather than the fresh lump crab or diced fresh shrimp of the past. In another recent experience at this particular Legals, I ordered the Dover sole and received a thoroughly fried, dried-out piece of fish. If it was ever actually sole, that delicate fish was totally destroyed. I will not be returning to Legal Seafoods.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing server!

BD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, chowder & side of sautéed Brussels Sprouts, then grilled shrimp. We were very satisfied, waiter was very friendly and courteous. Considering other seafood restaurants in area, this was a good value.

S
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a solid, quality meal. Plenty to choose from. Great value.

FM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here the focus is on great food and service at a reasonable price. The ambience is consistent with that goal - nothing special, but fine.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

C’était super bon niveaux qualité prix.

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K
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good for an average meal

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was very nice

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was pretty good. Service was slow. Some staff members seemed new or inexperienced. Nothing exceptional about experience.

TT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

everyone in the party had warm food and the vegetables were cold. Might have been better if it were hot.

TH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We checked in 10 minutes before our reservation time the host went on about their business while I was still eating for them to finish their conversation with the manager who was complaining about other tables in front of me. Finally they told me to wait. I waited for about 15 minutes then noticed other people were being seated that just walked in. I asked if my table was ready and was sat right away. I couldn’t help but think that I was forgotten about. The server was amazing and made great recommendations. The oysters were out of this world and the wine was terrific. The waiter joked with us and was able to relate to us being from Texas. One person ordered clam chowder to come out before his entree but it was served at the same time. Our food was presented to the wrong table then brought over. When the food was delivered the food runner started to argue with the server and the manager. Every dish was as expected, but a bit overpriced. The best entree at the table was the scallops. Although some of the review seams like a rant I know we will be back before we go home in 2 days. I recommend coming here for a great meal. Dinner for 4 was about $200.

l
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our 2nd visit in as many days. Food excellent. Have to watch for Bones in Halibut Steak, more than just the main set of bones in middle of the steak. Service good but servers don't seem to be very familiar with the wines. They honored our seating preference both visits whoch we greatly appreciate.

l
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. No skimping on portions. Loved the fish as was with no extra sauce as recommended by the server. Wine overpriced but that's typical.

MF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I usually like Legal Sea Food - Park Square. Yesterday I went to the Georgian Wine Festival at 2 p.m. and had late lunch. The wine event was terrific -- wonderful wines, especially Qvevri wines and appetizers they served were unexpected generous and delicious. Lunch upstairs dining room was good -- I ordered my favorite Lobster roll. However, I felt I was cheated for fees parking. I was informed that the parking fee at Parking Mart was $10 on Sunday with Legal's validation. However, a man at the front desk refused to give me a validation on my parking ticket. He said that it is available after 5 p.m. Yes, he was right but that applies to during the week not the weekend. Instead of $10 I ended up paying $25, that ended my entire experience sour. I'd like them to follow the rules fairly to everyone as advertised.

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Found the food mediocre for the price. Clam chowder was more potatoes than clams, and you should definitely be upgrading from the cod on fish and chips which tasted a bit chlorinated. The crab cake was great. Service was ok. Saturday night, restaurant not that busy but we found the server sporadic in her check-ins so were left waiting a few times.

i
Hawaii
84 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was all good! Baked stuffed shrimp was good!

KM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We dine at Legal regularly, although the Copley location more often than Park Square, and left disappointed. We sat at the bar and waited quite a while to order drinks, had to ask them to check on our appetizers, the bread was different and seemed stale. Overall a disappointing experience.

GV
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Chowder served cold. Lobster rubbery and over cooked.
Shrimp also over cooked and tough.

Not our usual experience with this chain

AD
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on a Sunday evening and we're surprised it wasn't busy. Our waiter was so slow we didn't get our drinks for 30 minutes after ordering. Food was poor quality and not s expected.

PL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a generally good experience, with the food and service quite good. However, it took a while for the Legal’s person sent by the desk to find our table, with at least three “follow me”s leading us to an unavailable table. That got annoying after the third trip to nowhere. Didn’t see a category for this problem, so I put it under “Ambiance.” Once we were seated, though, everything went fine.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We're big fans of LSF in general. The food is good and the service is always impeccable and most of the menu is available gluten-free.

This is our second visit to the Park Plaza location and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was up to Legal's usual standards.

This particular LSF has a much more extensive wine list than most of them. And if they still have it, get the seasonal pumpkin spice martini for dessert!

K
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The experience would have been all 5 stars if restaurant management had intervened in a situation that quickly spun out of control involving roaming toddlers through the dining area. A couple let their two under age 3 kids just wander independently through the restaurant. It was an accident waiting to happen as the wait staff had to dodge them at every turn; not to mention the fact that I did not want a table visit from a dirty faced toddler who was being followed around by his equally dirty faced mother. The manager should have reigned that situation in.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Totally overrated for the quality of the food.

EM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food always. Great menu. Fresh fresh seafood. Wonderful place to take friends from out of town

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was good but a little disconnected. Considering it was a slow night should have been better.

RP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice meal. I had the shrimp cocktail and the stuffed shrimp. Excellent all around.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

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