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Legal Test Kitchen (LTK)

4.4
1906 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), a Legal Sea Foods concept, ventures into uncharted waters and pushes the boundaries of innovation in premium food and drink. Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails cast a wide net in attracting those who have an appetite for fun.



Located in the Seaport District, our restaurant is within easy walking distance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the World Trade Center, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Bank of America Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. LTK is both a destination and neighborhood hangout and our extended hours of operation make us a late night lure.



In season, you can eat sea fare while smelling the salt air in our patio seating.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
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Phone number
(617) 330-7430
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Our validation will net you savings. Park at a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage, right behind us.
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Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
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Here at LTK, we can accommodate from 15 to 30 people for a sit down dinner in one of our two enclosed all-season patios or up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception in a semi-private area of our dining room.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate the holiday with us. We'll be serving up our regular menu along with feature items.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1906 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Our luncheon was very good. I ordered their special (crab cake, scallops, and shrimp) with a side salad. It was healthy and delicious. The other at our table ordered their LTK burger and the grilled salmon. The kitchen made a mistake on one of the LTK burger and it took them what we thought was a long time to get another one out to her.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Let's start with the positives: the food was delicious. We had the lobster roll and salmon entrees and cocktails, and all were excellent. The rest of the experience was somewhat lacking. The host stand was chaotic, with three different people speaking to us about seating, none of whom seemed to be in contact with the others. I had made a reservation, for which we were on time, and it was later reported to open table that I was a no-show. Our server's volume and level of perkiness was over the top--when we made our drink selections, she said, "Good job!". The atmosphere was ruined by the extremely loud club music that overtook the room. We were looking for a romantic, upscale night out and this was not it.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food and service were terrific! Lots of great choices for entrees and appetizers, the seafood paella was delicious! And of course the chowder was fantastic!!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Good food experience, but very noisy.
Service was outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place for a special night out. Great food and decent service. Lots to choose from (food and drink).

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had a delicious meal with out-of-town guests. We were seated promptly at a high top for 6. The server provided a brief overview of the history of Legal Seafood and the Test Kitchen. My grilled salmon was cooked perfectly (medium) and was moist without being raw in the middle. The baked cod and seafood wok special were also tasty, according to our guests. Our server was charming, friendly, and prompt (without rushing us).

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had the best experience on Friday night and I wish I remembered my servers name to give her a shout out. She continuously checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Also brought out a slice of cake for one of us for a birthday. We will be back especially for the service and quality of food! I had requested a specific table by the windows on my OpenTable request and even that specific need was met!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent dinner! Waiter was helpful and attentive. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Quickly taken to my seat, drinks and order taken fast. Drinks, apps and food all arrived in a quick amount of time.

Server checked in regularly, making a great night.

After dinner, stopped for a drink at bar and this place is happening!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good variety. Seafood was fantastic. Prices were very reasonable.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had dinner here while in town for business. Had to have seafood when in Boston.

The meal started slowly as the waiter had trouble locating the correct bottle of wine - twice. But after that all went well and the meal was very good.

Would recommend and go again.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Decent selections. Miss the edamame but the peppers were a nice change.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

No complaints. Food was great. Server was excellent, though perhaps a bit too quick as far as asking us if we were finished with things. Manager came over and chatted. Not a very busy time of day. Glad we went.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I first tried to book a reservation at the second floor of Legal's Harbor-side but they were not open on this Sunday afternoon. I was looking for a seafood restaurant that was a step above the first floor of Harbor-side. The name Legal's Test Kitchen led me to believe that they might actually have some innovative menu items, what we found was the polar opposite of that. The one special of the day was a lobster caesar salad. Everything else was run of the mill. Two of us even opted for chicken dishes as the grilled seafood items seemed incredibly boring.
The tables were incredibly close together and the noise level was very distracting.
The one bright side was the wonderful attention of the staff.
It would be nice if they actually were testing out some dishes and being creative.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We met for lunch. The service was great, although they could use little tea pots for tea. They ran out of mugs and the waitress had to bring out hot water out in a glass. Otherwise, the food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We enjoyed our first trip to LTK on Saturday night! The drinks were amazing! The food was interesting reasonably priced and delicious. Our server, Dwane, was hysterical, fun, funny, knowledgeable and timely. We will absolutely return to LTK.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was great! Manager was friendly!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our first to Boston and our experience at this restaurant was awesome. The food was great but the server was over the top fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food very tasty. All was very good. Good price.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brought a friend here for her birthday after the Flower Show. It was packed and very very LOUD. We each ordered a Margarita Autentico before the meal. I swear there was not a drop of Tequila in it!! We could't taste any and we didn't feel one iota of any kind of effect like if there had been Tequila in it. For $12 each that was a total rip off!! DO NOT waste your money on cocktails here! I got hte open faced crab cake sandwich. I LOVE Legal crab cakes, that's why I got it. It was different from your regular Legal crab cake, it had some spice in it I did not like. Fail.
Our waiter was very nice and upbeat but all the staff seemed to be running around like they had too many tables to wait on.
I would not go here again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A big after work crowd in the Seaport district. I have a severe shrimp allergy and the staff took great pains to make sure my food was safe.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We’ve been multiple times. Always fantastic!
A great spot on the waterfront with delicious options that are creative and different than run of the mill choices. Love it!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was great. Service was slow. Received wine after the food was delivered.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great host. Sexy and intelligent. Reception was amazing. Food was very good and a lot. Margarita from Hell was a true delight!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Everything we had was excellent! Our server was attentive without being nosy.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We were happy with the food and service. Satisfactory portion sizes for the cost. Our server brought us complimentary bowls of clam chowder “just because,” which was a welcome and appreciated surprise!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

From the ease of online reservation, to the friendly and knowledgeable of her job and menu waitress, to the playful, delicious and fresh cocktails and food, I’d recommend this restaurant with my eyes closed! The only thing I’d like to see improved would be the host or hostess’ appearance. The hostess was in a too-sporty, more-diner-or bar-like gym attire which clashed too loudly with the casual-to-formal ambiance of LTK. Other than that, this is a place I’d like to go back to!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Service was sub par. Our waiter greeted us by asking Do you want anything to drink besides water? Never bothered to introduce himself or greet us. We thought his aim might be to use the minimum number of words while interacting with us throughout the night

The food was average. We ordered grilled swordfish kabobs and grilled salmon. It took quite a while for the waiter to return to our table to clear the dishes and bring our check.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's Day. Food and cocktails were excellent. Seating not great for 2, a bit cramped with a small table. Service also hurried us thru the meal, and brought me a second salad with my entree instead of asking if I'd like another side. No issues at all with the cuisine however, was delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was great, menu selection mediocre, weeknight so noise level was perfect and wine selection was decent.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Shrimp over cooked. Food was salty. Expensive in terms of the food quality.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

You'll just never get anything but a great meal at Legal's, especially if you are a seafood lover. We have frequented many Legal's and were hoping to find a menu here at the Test Kitchen that had a bit of the unusual fare, but the menu was ordinary. Excellent, but ordinary. Service was just terrific, and the staff were pleasant and friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Lobsta roll

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The only lacking part of this dining experience was the service. After 10 minutes of having been seated, I had to get up and go find a server to get menus and water. Unacceptable at a restaurant like this. Other than that, the food and atmosphere were good.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Rude waiter and poor service

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Were put at a small table by bar
Place was crowded
Service was very good. They forgot one dessert but they got it out fairly quickly when they discovered their mistake and then waiter insisted on taking the charge for our clam chowders off the bill.
Our entrees were both delicious/ I had goat cheese crusted cod and my husband a special with crab cake, shrimp and scallops

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was as it should be

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This is a great spot, especially if you are staying at the Marriott. Great food, good service.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was good. Disappointing that LTK still doesn’t offer ice cream bonbons for dessert.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good! I got the mixed grill, the swordfish was amazing! The steak was a little chewy but flavor good. Bread was tasty as well!

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