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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.
Boston, MA 02116
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 11pm
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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