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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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4.3

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
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Casual (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Business Meals (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Healthy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Kid-friendly (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Legals is our place to go for lobster. Every time we are in Boston and we need our shellfish fix, we go to one of the Legal locations in the city. Service was great - they accommodated our request for a substitution (we are not fans of mussels) and got extra steamers. Terrific and satisfying!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service, and great location. Perfect place for dinner and drinks before or after the theatre. Adult and kid friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy the food at Legal. I had excellent raw bar oysters... and I chose from among six types. Each expertly described.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was terrible -- we got the appetizer before the drinks, we didn't get any rolls until we asked for them. Then when I ordered a second glass of wine that took forever to come as well. Normally, I am a big fan of Legal, but I think they are resting on their laurels. Also the decor of this location is very dated.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great but the experience was not. The restaurant was overly crowded with pre/ post theater diners. My seat was a chair added to the end of a table. Every time someone walked by, they hit my chair. At 5'2", I am not a big person. This happened at least a dozen times. I was still eating when the waitress tried to take my plate. She had taken my knife, put it into another person's plate, then returned it to my plate when I told her I had not finished. When we received the bill, we noticed that we were charged for 3 glasses of the $12.50 chardonnay when my dinner companion had specifically asked for the 9.50 variety. The waitress said that she had not heard my friend. Management made the change which took a while making arrival at the theater later than we had planned. A comedy of errors.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Legal Sea Foods never disappoints. Fresh seafood, cooked to perfection, with great choices in sides, a lengthy wine list and choice cocktails. Fills up fast before and after the shows so make sure to reserve your table with OpenTable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was not great and overpriced. Service was not very good. The clam chowder which they're so known for is not great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was bad, food was fair (my salad was overdressed)

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service, good food, and good ambiance! We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been eating at Legal Seafoods since the early 80s. This was the worst experience we have ever had in a restaurant.
Service: incredibly slow. A full 10 minute wait for our first drink order. One diner had to wait 10 minutes for her entree after all others were served. Server was friendly but more chatty than service oriented.
Drinks: We ordered a bottle of white wine for 3 of us to share. Server poured the entire bottle among the three glasses. Assuming 6 glasses per bottle, would have preferred the wine chilled before our second glass was poured.
Food: well below our expectations for Legal. Tuna and bay scallops were totally overcooked. Lemon sole was mushy.
We will give Legal one more try, but not at Park Square.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food good atmosphere convenient to the theater

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Really inattentive service. Waitress preoccupied by large group. White wine not kept cold, wrong food delivered, did not comeback and see if we needed anything. Told us twice they were closing early even though they were still seating new tables and we had our food.

The buttered lobster is still wonderful though as were the clams. Food made up for the other deficits.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Annual holiday dinner with friends from out of town

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

Exquisite seafood (deserts, too) from A to Z! The Chilean white wine was superb, we got the last bottle! The service friendly and efficient. Some people in the neighboring tables were quite loud.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Celebrated our 20th Anniversary Dinner. Food and service were outstanding. Would recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was very accomodating to our large party’s dietary needs and very friendly. I wish there had been more options for out vegan member.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a good experience. The food is excellent and the service is attentive. A great place for dinner before a show.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good meal. Fresh seafood and nice restaurant to dine

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Bland and overpriced

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Joseph is a great asset to restaurant - friendly and knowledgeable. I had an excellent Cajun grilled salmon with mashed potatoes and winter squash with cranberries. Others in party enjoyed their entrees. Would have enjoyed dessert but had to get to theater. Next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fresh, delicious food. Would definitely eat here again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food, especially when you start with their famous chowder.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Legal Seafood at Park Plaza was a nice dinner option. The menu has a lot of variety and the price is reasonable compared to many of the nearby options. The service was attentive. Thank you!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Personal attention, fresh, delicious food.
Our waiter Sean was so kind, so attentive, and so nice. He made our dinner experience outstanding. Legal Seafood should be proud to have Sean on their team! Sean would be an asset to any restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Took our whole family out to celebrate a birthday. Great food, great service, and the atmosphere is perfect for what we needed. Also *really* appreciate that the restaurant is open until 11 on a weeknight. Waitstaff went out of their way to surprise the birthday 'boy' with an off-menu dessert he loved, and they just did a fabulous job of making everyone feel special (as they always do!) Thank you for a wonderful and memorable night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had wonderful service from Susie Ho. She gave us a lot of attention and made sure we did not want for anything. Thank you for a great experience!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service. Just my son and I for dinner. It was a great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating my Mother in Laws 70th birthday. Where we were seated there was a terrible glare from the street light. It would have been fine if there was some sort of shade that could have been drawn, however that was not the case. It was extremely busy the night we were there but the staff was very nice, polite and timely.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent seafood as expected, service not as good as normal

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The staff was super courteous. The downstairs has really cool wine rooms!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Healthy, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Parents weekend

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food. Love when we get Arnolina. Personality plus !

Tags: Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was nice. Food was ordinary -- not bad, not great. And for $200 for my wife and me and two teens, it was a poor value. Wasn't aware it was a small chain -- it felt kinda "chain like."

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server was one of the best we have had and we eat in restaurants a lot. She was friendly, funny, picked up on our 'witty' banter, and in general took great care of us, including getting us finished so we could make our show at the Wilbur. When we talked to the manager about how great she was, he responded perfectly as well. This is a big restaurant with a lot going on, but we felt like we were the only ones in the place and that they really valued our being there. Top notch dining experience across the board.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent seafood, of course, most notably the crab cakes. Rebecca was a gracious and attentive server and her service enhanced our experience. Somewhat surprised by the high quality of the food given it is a "chain", sort of. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server was delightful but the welcome staff were off hand. Food was good, but prices (especially wine) are high.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I are regular customers as we live locally. Legal Sea Food is not cheap or very adventurous in its menu. It is however dependable and kid friendly so we go in with our daughter every couple of months.

On this occasion I went in with my daughter on a Friday night (My first time going on a busy Friday). It was very busy. We booked a table and I requested a booth but did not get any. So despite reserving twenty four hours in advance we ended up being stuck beside the hostess stand and the outside door.

We got no bread rolls and were ignored after receiving our meals. We generally have a pleasant time at this location but as a regular, I would suggest avoiding it on a Friday night. I’m not sure if they didn’t have enough staff but I thought it off from our usual experience over the last seven years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent seafood. First time in Boston and was not disappointed. If you're going to Shear Madness or Blue Man Group this restaurant is within walking distance and we highly recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Visiting from west coast. Gentleman at tourist center gave us a list of restaurants he enjoyed. Great choice

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The server had a lot of us to deal with but kept everyone's orders straight and split the bill for us. The kitchen did a stupendous job of getting all of our food out in a timely fashion.

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