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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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4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Healthy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
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Cozy (8)
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Romantic (8)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Annual holiday dinner with friends from out of town

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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful dinner , chowder was incredible, and exceptional service in every way – our server was great!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service and depth and pricing on wine list worth the trip

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dinner before a show. Servers did not pay attention to detail. Food on the floor went ignored.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tasty, shrimp a little over cooked. Chowder warm not hot but good.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service. Fantastic dinner and dessert.
Very reasonably priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Superb meal and service. Perfect for our business lunch. Our server was extremely helpful in helping one of our party order who has allergies. Well done!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Legal seafood seems to have lost the ability to correctly prepare seafood. The last 3 times I ordered the steamers (at 3 different restaurants including this one) they have been so overcooked that you cannot remove the clams from the shells in one piece. They pull to bits as you try to remove them and you are left trying to hold lots of shreds in your fingers as you dip in the brine and the butter. It is not pleasant and they have no flavor as they have been steamed for too long.

My main course was baked stuffed shrimp, and that was also very overcooked and dry and unpleasant. Legal used to do great seafood, but now I think they are just trading on their name. If you want nice seafood try a small local restaurant instead.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Let's go with good but not going to knock your socks off. Great attentive service, decor dated/feels very like a chain, food solid B. Worth a visit for the chowder!

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great meal! The restaurant is beautiful. Only complaints is that in a pretty empty building (5 pm) they sat us right next to a private dining room that had a very loud bushiness dinner going on (and by bushiness i mean drinking). All in all the staff was great and they were very nice helping us enjoy a family birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was probably the best meal we had while in Boston. The food was delicious and fresh. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic, and the service was top notch. You must try the crab cakes and the clam chowder at this restaurant. They were both incredible!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed a range of seafoods here while dining with friends. We were served well and found the occasion very pleasant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

OMG! We made a reservation for Saturday evening at 7. When we arrived promptly at 7, I heard the hostess tell the party in line before us that it would be a 1.5 hour wait! Given that we had a reservation, we got seated immediately. My hubby and I shared a bowl of clam chowder, which although full of clams, we thought it was just okay. We also chose to have lobster, which you order by the weight. We chose the largest, almost 2 lbs. because we were sharing it. Cost was around $60. We also ordered it with the seafood topping (scallops & shrimp with seasoned bread crumbs) for an additional $8. They split the lobster and our 2 side dishes (yummy cole slaw and just okay stuffed baked potato) in the kitchen. When it was served, each plate looked enormous! Just in my half there must have been 6 scallops alone! It was delicious - very similar to lobster Thermidor. Just asking, where can you purchase 2 plates like this for $68? We thought it was not only well seasoned but a great deal. Our waitress was also very attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service great! Our server was a seasoned veteran that made us feel special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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