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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

43 Boylston Street, The Street Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA 02467
+1 617-277-7300
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Ranked #56 of 229 Restaurants in Newton
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 9 and Hammond Street
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. One of our first restaurants and still a popular lure, we are located on Route 9 in the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center. We are still keeping things fresh at our bar, our open dining room and in our take-out counter and Fish Market. 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 “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Boston Phoenix, 2009) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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English first
Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a very nice restaurant. I had eaten at one in Washington DC before but this was nicer. It has a good size bar in the middle with a full bar and large beer selection. 8 beers on draft. Some local beers from the Boston area. The price was a little high for a family of four but was... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Old neighborhood standby that never disappoints. The decor could use an update, but quality seafood is why I come here for and what I get. Service is always excellent.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's a bit touristy and cliche, but for a reason! The food was phenomenal, drink specials were amazing, and the service was on par. After this wonderful dinner experience, I made a point to stop in at the airport location by my gate for breakfast and a bloody mary on my way out :) TIP: get the opentable app on... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I live right here in Newton and legal Seafood Chestnut Hill is a place I go to often. I go for dinner with my husband and sometimes for lunch with the ladies. The fish is always fresh and well prepared. I watch my calories so I don't often have the clam or seafood chowder, but they are both worth the... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

At this restaurant, tables are so close together. The lighting is too high and bright. The service is rushed and not very skilled. But the real problem was the food. It was cold and bland, fish was undercooked. I had the special of the day, wood grilled mahi mahi with brown rice and tomatoes over which they put a big... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

my family spent $150 on GC and had a meal at this place in the afternoon on Dec 26th. Currently Legal Sea Foods has a promotion for GC purchases $200 or more. I'm in need of another $75 GC so I went back to this place with a hope that they will honor the promotion since my total expense will... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Being on the ocean you would expect great seafood in Boston.We go to Legal Chestnut Hill several times a year.They have a nice oyster special week nights at the bar.The oysters are top notch.We also recommend the wood grilled assorted,the crab cake combo and the fried seafood platter.I give gift certificates to Legal at Christmas and always get a thumbs... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant has been a family favorite for marking special occasions for more than 20 years. We know the food will always be predictably tasty, if not very good for a vegetarian eater. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, although don't come here for quiet conversation! All of the entree and appetizer items are going to be served hot, just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I love the oyster selection, the clam chowder, and the bluefish especially. The wine list is quite good. I paif an Alsace with shellfish quite successfully. You can't go wrong with any of their appetizers. Consistently strong.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went for lunch at this restaurant and found it to be both convivial with a good price-quality ratio. Our waiter, Christian, was a professionnal. He knew his food and could suggest what would suit us best. We had fish and chips, crab cakes and tuna pad thai. All were perfectly cooked and abundant. We didnt have wine but beer... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

Address: 43 Boylston Street, The Street Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA 02467
Phone Number: +1 617-277-7300
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Chowder

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