About Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entrée. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure.

Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria will get you hooked. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. 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 being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

2001 International Drive Tysons Galleria II
Tyson's Galleria II
McLean, VA 22102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Tysons Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(703) 827-8900

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/mclean-tysons-galleria

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the lower level lot.

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. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Tysons, we can accommodate from 20-75 people for a sit down dinner and up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

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4.2

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3.9

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3.7

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82% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (9)
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Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the lobster roll. I was somewhat disappointed. The flavor of the lobster did not come through, and was overpowered by the roll which was toasted and buttered. Nice idea but it did not work for me.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Not the Legal Seafood I knew and loved in Boston.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious seafood. Excellent service. Good value. Convenient Tysons location with covered parking nearby.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Each course was served lukewarm (at best).

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

In days of yore, this restaurant could have been my "cafeteria", having worked a short five minute walk from the Legal entrance. I easily ate there three-to-four times a week. Now, a special trip down memory lane -- as well as courage to brave Tysons Corner traffic -- is needed to get to this location. Aside from trying to sate a bad case of nostalgia, I'm not sure I would return.

From the moment I walked in, the curiously acting gentleman at the host stand, who looked like he was eating, held up an index finger, barely made eye contact with me, then grabbed a menu and started walking. I actually thought he was asking me to, "Wait one moment. You caught me mid-bite from my surreptitious snack." Instead, he was apparently asking me if only "one" would be dining.

When I looked confused and didn't follow, only then did he actually decide to ask me if I needed anything. By the way, I had an Open Table reservation.

Has Legal Sea Food changed so much in the past few years? If nothing else, the food would be great, right? Sadly, it wasn't even close. Before: the lunch time jambalaya was a welcome cause for a food coma; this time, I barely could eat a quarter of the lukewarm, flavorless gruel that was dished up. The rolls, which were normally piping hot and soft to the touch, had the consistency of day-old bread that was briefly microwaved and then hastily thrown into the oven. I can't speak for my dining colleague, but she didn't bother to finish her food either.

In spite of all this, our waitress was fantastic. She was attentive, experienced, and competent. But, I chose Legal as a comfortable setting to talk about important matters, not channel my inner Anthony Bourdain. Had it been a casual affair, I would have summoned the manager, expressed my discontent, and ordered a burger. To go.

Many things change, but I was hoping Legal wouldn't be one of them. I was, unfortunately, wrong.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

There is no one to seat/guide guests on the upper floor entrance; the hostess on the lowere floor was very indifferent and unwelcoming. Despite the restaurant being virtually empty, the service was bad and indifferent. Many wines and items in the menu were unavailable. I cannot understand not accept a restaurant that says they’ve run out of milk to serve with the coffee!! The “fish & chips” smelled and tasted “fishy”.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great thanksgiving meal. Everyone got what she or he wanted and the turkey dinner was surprisingly good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful experience for Thanksgiving at the Tysons location. The staff was marvelous and we appreciate them giving up their time with family to have the restaurant open for us. Look forward to coming back soon

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I went for Thanksgiving. I had Ciopinno and she had the turkey.
Both were delicious. The turkey portion was so large we brought some home for midnight snack.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving dinner this year was a real downer. No comparison to last year's wonderful meal. The stuffing was COLD and dry. The squash was underdone.

It was a real disappo1ntment. We didn't enjoy ourselves at all.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Waiter was nice, but service was extremely slow considering it was a dead Tuesday night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food and service was great as always when I go!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Empty on sun at 6pm.
Good service, food was ok although a little salty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Bang Bang cauliflower is terrific and the crabcake with side salad appetizer is a perfect light meal. Others in our party enjoyed the grilled swordfish, the garlic shrimp pasta, and the catfish matrimony. The server was upselling hard and that was an annoyance, but otherwise it was a good early dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ate upstairs where it was less busy. Good food and service, no complaints

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been to several Legal Sea Foods. Disappointed with this location. Mediocre service, food was ok but not to LS standards.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The staff are all very nice and attentive to my son with disabilities and I appreciate that theypay attention to what he is trying to say

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food as always. Service was a little slow. But to be fair he that a large party in. Wasn't bad by any means.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was great and the staff was amazing, thank you for making our 6 month anniversary a special memory!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I felt like this restaurant has gone down hill since my last visit. Food was delicious, warm not hot and cooled quickly. Service was friendly but slow and one waitress seemed confused wheather she was to help us or not. Several of the male servers were checking my wife out (very obvious) that’s creepy and disrespectful. They were just kind of hanging out while they wait to serve food. Once the check came and paid I felt invisible to my server.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My drink was not prepared right and had to be sent back. My appetizer was doused in an inedible spicy sauce, and had to be sent back. My chowder, although tasty, was a tiny portion and overpriced. My shrimp cocktail was not fresh, and even smelled foul, like a wet dog. Service was good, however, and they did refund my meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My very favorite seafood restaurant in the DC area.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a typical mall restaurant with average cuisine and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The crab soup was excellent as usual, but all our other dishes were not good or simply average. The sweet mashed potato tasted like cardboard, the Caesar salad was tasteless (did not taste like Caesar dressing all), and the salmon tasted blend. The shrimp was OK. I am disappointed as this used to be one of my favorite restaurants.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Legal Seafood has the best seafood in Tysons! I particularly like fish selections and the New England clan chowder.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was fresh and delicious. The best scallops I've had in a long time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff is amazing. When I informed them of a particular food allergy, the manager came to my table and went over the menu items I was interested in. When she saw my disappointment about the crab stuffed potato containing garlic, she asked the chef if it could be made without it, and they brought out a delicious garlic free crab stuffed potato. I really enjoyed my meal and the concern that the staff has for their customers is incredible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Pleasant evening. Unexpected birthday surprise. Never felt rushed. Very politely observant of our desire to chat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent and fresh food -- great and wide variety of selections on menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The salmon was cooked nicely with a good sauce, sides were very good, my daughter loved her tuna. The restaurant is very clean and had a nice bar. A good meal with friendly helpful service

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Meh. I've definitely had better seafood, but it's pretty good. The service was friendly and helpful, and the food was prepared properly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service was very slow and the food was substandard. My party of 4 agreed we wouldn't come back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I used to go to Legal Seafood often but had stopped going for several years. Our experience was disappointing. The food was bland and pricey. The best part of the meal was our calamari appetizer. Service was okay but nothing exceptional. We probably will not return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our waiter didn't know the types of beer on the menu. The waitress behind us engaged in a 30 minute long conversation with the other people. I wouldn't have minded but it was sooooo loud it became annoying.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I ordered a rainbow trout with no special sauces and the fish was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The waiter was very rude and act unprofessional...keep us waiting for a while on purpose and ignore us when we ask him for anything..it was a very bad experience for me.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Dependable quality of food. Service always good. My friends chose-for the food not for mall dining.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food disappointed. Trout was good but snapper was poor either grilled or pecan crusted. Spinach was salty. Drinks were decent but no excuse for snapper to be dry and with off taste. Excellent service from Sonia.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food, great service made for overall a very nice evening

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

food was fine and servers were very caring and attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating
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