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Legal Test Kitchen (LTK)

4.2
1868 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Bar Seating (9)
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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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What 1868 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 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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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall, very good. But we had one service issue. One of us ordered soup and one an appetizer. The soup never came.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I don’t usually leave reviews, but the food and experience was just bad. One person in our party had a shellfish allergy and the staff tried to be as accommodating as they could, but there weren’t many options that would work for her. Do not order the paella.

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seafood (New England)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was very good as was the service. The problem was the loud thumping music and screaming children ruined the meal for us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was ok, but I didn’t feel like it was anything new or exciting.

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Patcarole (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

We (three of us) went to LTK for Christmas Eve supper after attending Christmas Eve Mass. It ws perfect -- loved the atmosphere and the food. It reminded us that we don't come to LTK often enough. Perhaps that will changed in 2018.

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vip3bags (New England)
2.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Very disappointing. The scallops were over cooked and rubbery, nothing like the fresh scallops that we expected. Even though swordfish kabobs are a regular menu item, they could not be added to a salad since they were not one of the “allowed” add-ins. The waiter had to be asked several times to bring the bread and was unfriendly until he brought the check and then was Mr. Congeniality hoping for a good tip. We have been there several times before and it was much better both food and service wise so that made this trip even more disappointing. Do not plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

It was loud and dirty. Could not understand waitress, noise level was loud. Food was okay but would not recommend to anyone. Very disappointed.

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vipKates08 (Chicago)
1.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

We arrived and the host was sitting at the bar. I asked aloud if we just seat ourselves and then he came over to seat us, which seemed to annoy him. The restaurant was relatively empty for a Saturday night. Only 2 other tables were full.

There were 4 of us in our party. We asked the waiter a few questions about the drink menu and he was visibly annoyed and told us they couldn't make anything that wasn't exactly as it was on the menu.  Continued to ask the waiter more questions about the menu and he walked away from the table.

Once he finally returned, we ordered cocktails and appetizers. The pretzel and lettuce wraps were good- one person at our table has a shellfish allergy and we were told she couldn't eat any of those.

I ordered the Wok Seared XO Lobster & Shrimp. The waiter said it was spicy. It was not. Generally it lacked flavor and was more like greasy Chinese food. The waiter came around to ask if we wanted another round of drinks. I said yes and grabbed the menu to make sure I used the appropriate name, but by the time I looked up, he had already walked away. He came back 5 minutes later and I ordered my second drink, 'Tito in a Speedo'. The ice was overflowing out of the glass and there was barely any drink. When I mentioned this to the waiter, he said, 'I'll go get my manager' and walked away. The manager arrived and informed me that's how the drinks are made and there was nothing he could do about it. Then he walked away. No apology, no discussion, complete dismissal of my opinion. I would think the manager of an empty restaurant would want to ensure that his customers were happy and enjoying their food and beverages in his restaurant. Instead, this manager didn't care that his customers weren't happy. He didn't care that we were customers period. I dine out a lot and have never had an experience quite like this. Will not be returning.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 330-7430
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Parking details
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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Public transit
Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
Additional
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
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Special events & promotions
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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