Legasea Seafood Brasserie

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Legasea combines a top-tier seafood menu with a fun-casual atmosphere for an entertaining dining experience that is to be expected from TAO Group. Executive Chef Jason Hall (formerly of Craft and Gotham Bar & Grill) and TAO Group Partner/Chef Ralph Scamardella have transformed classic seafood favorites, like the Clam Bake, into unique and shareable dishes designed for groups. Legasea is focused on its food offerings, serving up local, sustainable seafood of the highest quality, as well as delicious options for those not so marine-inclined, like the aptly named Steak Night. A lively, nautically-inspired setting brings the restaurant together to provide guests with an unforgettable evening full of good food and good company.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:45PM

What 705 People Are Saying
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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Noise level was loud but nothing overwhelming. Nice place. I would come back again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We had a horrible experience. Worse than some mediocre restaurant. The fish was horrible and lacked flavor. Same for the fried chicken. KFC can make better chicken than this. It was so dry and unflavorful. We asked for some ketchup for our fries 3 times and it arrived once we were done with our meal. The worst part was that we went to celebrate a birthday and found a long black hair cooked into the birthday cake as I ate a spoonful. Horrible horrible HORRIBLE. Save your time and money and go elsewhere.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter consistently forgot about us.

FF
London
103 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This was amazing, we loved the place & the food
It was excellent
The best Caesar Salad Ever
Their Full Branzino was nice and tender and the seafood pasta was on point... everything was lemony and very well appointed.
A must!!!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

From start to finish, my table felt rushed by the waitstaff. It does not make a pleasant experience when the moment we have picked up our last oyster, with oyster in hand, the staff is asking if they can clear the plates away. We received the menus and could barely open the page before being asked if we were ready to order. At one point I asked if they would resist coming to our table for a solid five minutes while we chewed. The food was okay, I had the Black Shell Diavola, my mom ordered the Chatham Cod Fish n’ Chips, my sister ordered the Diver Sea Scallops with Brussels Sprouts and Mac & Cheese. We had a dozen oysters (super tiny) and the Spicy Crab Beignets. The spice is almost nonexistent in their dishes. The drinks were tasty.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party lunch

DG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love this place for team dinners

F
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. The only thing I wish was if the music wasn’t too loud. Was totally hard to talk.

BS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Fun atmosphere, good menu with variety outside of seafood, but a bit noisy and waitstaff a bit slow (and sometimes forget your table).

b
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent.
Service was outstanding.
Location was good.
Noise level was extreme!

TF
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We made a reservations at Legasea, for our party of 4, based on an article we’d read which highly recommended the restaurant. Based on our experience this recommendations was well off the mark.
The most significant reason to not eat at Legasea is the noise emanating from the HVAC system that serves the dinning room. We arrived for dinner at 6:45 PM for our 7:00 PM dinner and were seated at a table located at the end of the dinning room closest to host stand. Once seated it was apparent that the level and frequency of the background noise coming from above the ceiling was going to be a significant problem. We asked if it was going to be remedied and were told that they had been aware of it for some time but it was a building issue that had been ongoing and there was no way for them to deal with it. They offered to relocate us to a table as far away from the noisy HVAC equipment as possible, which we did. It was better, but not fully resolved. We watched as many other groups that were seated after us all ended up being moved as well. I would not recommend anyone go to this restaurant until this noise problem is fully resolved.
The service was good and attentive to our needs. The food however was average at best.
We will not be returning to Legasea given all the other restaurant of much higher quality in the immediate area.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A friend visiting town.

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic and the service was very good. Unfortunately the noise level was painful and discouraged us from staying to chat or have coffee/dessert after eating our meal. The dining room is fairly large and has high ceilings and hard surfaces, so there is nothing to dampen sound. The tables were rather close together and the other patrons were quite loud. On top of that there was some sort of low level mechanical vibration/noise (the staff are aware of this; they helpfully allowed us to change tables to a place in which the noise was not so loud).
It may be the perfect place to dine alone; the food is great and you could wear earplugs.
To the management: I'd recommend:
- Identifying the mechanical noise and fix it
- move the tables a bit further apart

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

definitely a solid option for a nice dinner that is walking distance to MSG.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Third time I have been here, third time I’ve received excellent service, food, and fantastic drinks. It’s really becoming a go to place when I am in the area.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, a bit noisy though

KS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A bit loud, had to hunt down our server to order our food, tasty and stylish even if the calamari strips in my seafood pasta were rubbery. The lobster and scallops were better prepared. Service improved later in the meal. Appropriately priced.

K
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service, food tasty and nice sized portions. Mostly a la carte dining but prices are fair for the neighborhood. Space is light although can get noisy when full. Very convenient to Penn Station and MSG. Always reliable. Reservations recommended during the busy hour.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it I really appreciate everything and enjoyed myself and also the dood was amazing I enjoyed the drink also

g
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good experience

MS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good but not great food. Might go back when going back to MSG.

JC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The whole dining experience was sub-par. Service was not awful, but not all that good either. Bland... The food very average.

SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time having dinner here and was very impressed. Cocktails were tasty, service prompt and professional, food well prepared, delicious. Portions a bit on the smaller side for the money however. Neighboring tables can be a bit Loud at times but not terribly so. Great spot to hit before a concert at The Garden.

D
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overpriced. Good quality but small portions. The happy hour special is a joke.

NS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience3

Food was ok. Had the seafood dish. Waitress was extremely slow in getting back to take our orders and check on us. The restaurant was not very busy.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was great, but the service was a little neglected! still would recommend though! :)

SG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner. The fish & Chips were delectable. The mushroom salad appetizer was excellent -- just delicious! My friend had the chicken and enjoyed every bite. I ordered the chocolate/pudding, with vanilla ice cream birthday cake for dessert, and except that it took a long time for the waitress to bring it -- it was superb! Our waitress was wonderful. It's a lovely restaurant and we will be returning.

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious and this turned out to be the best establishment we’ve tendered after a Tina matinee play and we have been to quite a few. You will definitely draw us back, play or no play. Dinner time again Legasea at its best...!!!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the vibe! The food was wonderful and hot!

k
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time here. I had been wanting some fish & chips so that's what I ordered. They were GREAT! The fish was right on and they weren't greasy like some fish and chips are when you get them. Also, I loved the fries that came with them. Our service was also good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Het was er binnen erg koud. Wel heel vriendelijk personeel!

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GM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service we're good but it was expensive.

CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious and reasonably priced for the level of food and service. Calamari was a highlight of our meal as was the pear ice cream.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing I will definitely be back here.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We did not know that getting a side was not included. We were surprised with an extra charge but they quickly removed it once we addressed it

LL
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Perfect midtown location!

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy on the Friday night I took friends from New Zealand. But service was attentive and smart and the food was great. Good value for the $$$. Would definitely go there again and it's very conveniently located between Madison Square Garden/Penn Station and the theater district.

MM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great seafood and a nice space.

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

While the food was very good for lunch, the service was extremely slow. It wasn’t busy when we initially got there the rest was half full and over time got filled up. The time it took to serve 2 courses, appetizers and main dish was extraordinarily long and it took us a good 1.5 hours from the time we ordered to finish both dishes and pay the bill. The food however was excellent.

n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice upscale option near Madison Square Garden / Penn Station. Good service, decent food.

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