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About Legal Sea Foods - Park Square

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.

26 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
Stuart Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(617) 426-4444

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Boston-Park-Square

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.

Public Transit:
Arlington Street (Green Line), Boylston Street (Green Line) or New England Medical Center (Orange Line) “T” stop.

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.

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. 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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Legal Sea Foods - Park Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
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Good for a Date (29)
Notable Wine List (23)
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Business Meals (19)
Healthy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
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Happy Hour (4)
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Seems tired. The location has a cool design, but it seems to be worn out. The execution of the food is fine, but not remarkable. If you want to go for a business lunch I would suggest it is fine as you will have a good space as the tables are well spaced out and can provide some privacy. But I would not seek out this as a dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Service was great. Food was not that great.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE ON A SATURDAY EVENING POST-THEATRE

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was wonderfull, the food was delicious very tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and service.Great for dinner before attending a theater event.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Consistently great fresh seafood- excellent New England Clam chowder & lump crab cakes. Friendly & efficient service in a comfortable restaurant design.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Garlic and shrimp is very delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Absolutely wonderful time. Our server Emily, was excellent and very attentive and helpful on a busy New Years Eve! Very diligent about an allergy at the able as well. Thanks!
Food was incredible, highly recommend the nutty salmon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner before a show...wait staff was attentive and helpful. Dinner was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My Son & I were going to the Wilbur and decided on Legal Sea foods. We have dined in your Warwick restaurant and enjoyed it. We were not disappointed with our dining experience on Sunday evening. Everything was wonderful from our ability to be seated quickly to your fine wait staff and finally, our great meal. If I am ever near Park Square again, you can be sure that yours will be my first choice to dine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although we had a reservation & the restaurant was not busy they placed us in a very crowded area with many groups w small children. Food was ok but not worth the price. Waiter was in a hurry to end our meal. Had to ask for coffee. He brought the check before our dinner was cleared. Place is a little shabby- bench seat was ripped!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would like Tye calamari with peanuts instead like Burlington
Otherwise everything was really
Good

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My favorite place to eat. Have been eating here for many years. My daughter was introduced to legal since the age of 3yrs old and she is now 34.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Another great meal at Legal Sea Foods - Park Square.
A great location whether you are on a date or with a large party.
The sashimi starter was perfect in size, preparation and presentation.
The halibut, off the grill menu, was excellent. Some of the best halibut I’ve ever had. Presented with a lemon butter sauce (on the side) allowed me to enjoy the fresh taste of the fish alone, or with the sauce. The mahi-mahi, in a light curry sauce with jasmine rice was, likewise very tasty.
Desserts of chocolate mousse and “deconstructed” Boston cream pie we’re a perfect end to a fine meal.
The service was great; timely, with just enough attention, but not too much.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Shrimp and garlic delicious flavors; gluten free fish and chips a real treat. Service excellent.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service. Very comfortable setting. Wonderful experience

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We often choose Legal's for post-movie dinner on Christmas Day. Food is fine, great cocktails, cheerful environment and super friendly service.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wir hatten hervorragenden Hummer mit einem Klasse Chardonnay zu einem sehr guten Preis. Der Service war aufmerksam und zuvorkommend. Wir kommen wieder....

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Mediocre. Service was slow and inattentive. Food was mediocre - nothing to wow about sadly.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a memorable Christmas dinner. Service, food, and atmosphere were all outstanding. Grilled salmon was perfectly cooked. Legal's Park Square has the sophistication and atmosphere of a New York seafood house without leaving Boston. The validated parking at the next door garage was very welcome, since we never had to go out in the cold weather.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Just the two of us for Christmas in the City! We’re greeted and seated immediately even though we were
early! Our server, Ricardo, was so attentive, well informed and delightful. My grilled salmon was as good as Julia Child’s if she were the cook! My partner said the ClamChowder was the best she’s had! Desert Bon Bon’s, compliments of Manager Christina, were yummy! Everyone greeted us and wished us a happy holiday.
We will return!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

As we travelled from Australia to experience a White Christmas, which we achieved, we booked a table at Legal Seafoods for Christmas Day to experience the local cuisine and especially the New England Chowder! The food and service was top quality and we would not hesitate to recommend your restaurant to any family and friends that travel to Boston. Thanks for being a part of our once in a lifetime White Christmas experience 😁

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Arrived a few minutes early for our Christmas Eve reservation. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server Christopher. Never felt rushed - service and food were both outstanding even though it was a very busy evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a Christmas dinner that almost turned disastrous due to a family that sat beside our table while the were using FaceTime with their kids.
The waitress Frenchie and the sommelier tried their best to find us a different space and we appreciated it very much.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner with family! Service was wonderful. Food was delicious, as always. We had a wonderful time. My only would suggestion would be to add a bit more greenery and lights for the holidays.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Legal Seafood is one of our favorite family restaurants in Boston. We love the crab cakes and clam chowder.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The oysters were delicious. Best chowdah! We were there for Christmas Eve lunch and staff was hospitable and gracious.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our food was ok. I ordered the red jam swordfish and swordfish was dry and completely flavorless. Maybe this is just the problem with fish..each one is different?! I think this was overcooked, however, though that maybe was't the whole issue. Husband got fish and chips which he thought were just ok. Daughter had to get a salad as she has a shellfish allergy and apparently anything that is fried including french fries are fried in the same fryer as the shell fish according to our waitress. Legals is usually great about allergies-kind of something they are known for (at least among people I know with severe allergies) so this was somewhat surprising. Restaurant is in perfect location for Boston theater district which everyone probably already knows. We had tickets to the Cutler Majestic and it was a 3 minute walk away. Parking was very convenient as there is an adjacent parking garage with elevator opening basically into the lobby of Legals. It was very easy to get out of this garage (no long backup) once our show got out. I would park here again.In general, my past few visits to Legal's have been disappointing as far as the food goes (the last couple of visits were to the Burlington Mall store. We'd also been to this location once or twice previously in the past year. ) I think we may not be going back. Unfortunate as we used to love it but I think there are now better options.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Disappointed in the quality of the fish. Used to be better. Thin small piece.

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

The food was extremely overpriced, and very simple.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Legal Seafood is tried and true. They really do a good, predictable meal with fish. No other restaurant is so consistent in cooking this delicate product.

One thing on the minus side is that no longer serve baked potatoes. We were very disappointed and will think twice before returning until they reinstate them.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were all excellent!! We would definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, great service, and great ambiance! Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was very fair. The bottle of Chardonnay wine that we ordered (not inexpensive), was not cold at all. The waitress just giggled over it and offered nothing but a chiller for the table, which did nothing for the room temperature wine. We were also never visited by any sort of manager. Very disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived for an early dinner before a concert. We were seated promptly. Service was good. We were not rushed and finished in time for our event. The restaurant manager stopped by our table to check in which was very nice. It was a busy night for them but the food was great and service too. You won't be disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

For a seafood restaurant, Legal sure knows how to over-sauce the food and ruin the simplicity. Yuck. I had a stomach ache from all the butter in my lemon sole. Honestly, it was disgusting.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

My husband and I were on a rare date night. I expected better. The service was slow, server was complaining about "things getting screwed up" every time he picked up a shift.
Shrimp was rubbery and overcooked. Sides (veg and rice) seemed to have been slopped onto plate; not great presentation. Our other Legal experiences have been much better at other locations.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Outstanding service and commitment to excellence not only at our table but throughout the dining area. Cozy and warm dining experience yet expansive venue that created a feeling of both privacy and spaciousness. Excellent attention to request for gluten free options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Haven't been there in years. Went before a show and they were very accommodating to getting everything done by a certain time. Great food and service.

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