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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Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Corner Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.7

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87% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The mussels and calamari were great. French fries were good but should be double fried to make them even better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went to Legal for a "Birthday Dinner." It was okay but not remarkable, especially given the prices. I think the menu and quality of the food has gone down during the past few years. The restaurant is living off its reputation, not the variety and quality of it's seafood. The service was good, but the dining room was only so so, and we had to ask to be seated out of a main (and loud) corridor area. Given that the Tysons area has many food choices, I'm surprised Legal isn't making more of an effort to stay competitive. I probably would opt for McCormick and Schmick's next time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

the women bathroom was extremely cold. Food was good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was great. She accommodated all our requests. Food was served quickly. Only downside is I got an email from Open Table that we never showed up for our reservation. Not sure what was the disconnect with us checking in at hostess desk and communication with Open Table that we honored our reservation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The ciopinno is outstanding!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our food and our service was excellent, would definitely recommend this restaurant -:)

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family celebrated Christmas dinner here. We all enjoyed our meal very much. And the service was impeccable. I would definitely frequent this restaurant again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Seafood was very fresh and beautifully prepared. Brown rice was very undercooked. Service was cordial but not very attentive.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We came to VA for Christmas, we always eat here when we visit family up here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food fair to good. Service so-so, on the slow side. Ambiance adequate. Prices excessive.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The staff at Legal Sea Food helped us to celebrate a special birthday in style! Thanks so much!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the seafood stew!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Decent. First visit. Food was ok. Appetizer was amazing, scallops tempura with a spicy sauce and green beans. The salad was very good but was a very vinegar based dressing (they did not list the dressing type), I enjoyed it but some would not like it AT ALL. I order the chefs assortment, 3 fish pieces, scallops and shrimp. It was tuna, swordfish and salmon for the fishes. The fish was EXTREMELY over cooked. The scallops were very good and perfectly cooked. The shrimp were large but also very over cooked. Meal size was good for the price but overall, a disappointing meal. The waiter was very friendly and made a lot of suggestions, however, never once asked about how the meal was, quality, if it was cooked well or anything with only one other table in his entire section sat. Almost an empty restaurant (less about 10 tables occupied).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

waiter spilled tea on my colleague and just walked away with no apology. I ordered a salad in lieu of something else on my plate and it was never delivered - when I told the waiter there was no apology there either.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food good wine nice service and nice location. I recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Not the Legal Seafood I knew and loved in Boston.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice lunch as we were able to discuss some issues without being rushed by wait staff. Accomplished a lot and enjoyed good food as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been to Legal close to 25-30 times, primarily in Massachusetts, this was only the 2nd time at this location. First there was an issue with the table which they went back and forth. They finally moved us to another table, the appetizer and entree arrived at the same time, when mentioned to the manager he said he would provide some benefits for the table and the arrival of appetizer and entree. Nothing was done when we inquired from the server, the manager was temporarily unavailable. We would think twice about returning to this location but will definitely be back at Legal.

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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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