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Legal Test Kitchen (LTK)

1879 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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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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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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)
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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
What 1879 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSewbusy17 (New England)
3.0  Dined a day ago

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.

4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Lobsta roll

vipMAFoodie (New England)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Rude waiter and poor service

Tauntonmom (New England)
4.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was as it should be

vipItwasgood (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
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.

seafood (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.