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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Avenue, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
+1 617-477-2900
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Ranked #120 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Chowder
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
Description: The second floor dining room at Legal Harborside offers a focused menu of cuisine prepared with sensible creativity for celebratory eating and private dining events. Chefs Robert Fathman and Rich Vellante helm the kitchen. Complementing the dinner menu is an aperitif cocktail list and a unique selection of artisan wines, each produced from a specific terroir representing some of the world’s most classic regions, from family-owned vineyards. Each of the vintages is unique to Legal Harborside within Massachusetts. The design of the restaurant takes full advantage of the harbor view and is reminiscent of a ship’s dining room, with a curved rosewood ceiling and glossy black columns inspired by the mast of a ship that anchor the space. A lounge off the grand spiral staircase and two oceanfront rooms, with recessing doors for privacy, are available for special events. An intimate patio with outdoor fireplace offers dining and drinks in-season.
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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

It was ok, food was ok, service ok, nothing fancy or healthy, Just average, not sure I would go again.

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Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were able to get a reservation for 9 on a Saturday night on the second floor. Nice view of the harbour. A great selection of tasty appetizers. The trout, Atlantic halibut and Arctic char were all excellent and well prepared. All food was one step up any other meal we had during our trip. It was a good way... More 

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch..Fresh food, good atmosphere and good service. Ordered Oysters as a starter and Steamed Mussels with French Fries for main course and had two glasses of a very nice Californian Sauvignon Blanc. Great experience, will go back..

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New Haven, Connecticut
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch with friends at Legal Harbor side during a day trip to Boston yesterday that included a visit to the nearby Harpoon Brewery. The establishment has a modern, interesting decor in a nice location. The staff is hurried and fairly attentive, though some are clearly better trained than others. The food is tasty and plentiful and the menu,... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very nice 2nd floor dining experience here with a large group. We shared shrimp cocktails (the cocktail sauce could use another dollop of horseradish to make it memorable). Bread selection was unremarkable. I had the haddie cake appetizer and the monk fish entree, both of which were delicious. Several non-seafood eaters in our group were satisfied with their beef and... More 

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Chester, NJ
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The view is great as is the food. However it is a very crowded restaurant with tables on top of each other, creating a noisy environment

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With Legal Harborside, the Legal Seafoods chain has expanded its reach beyond the one restaurant per building concept, with great success on two out of three areas (from our experience.) the first floor dining area is super casual, and the menu style and offerings are designed to harken back to the original Legal restaurant, which was half fish market, half... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had dinner (group of 6) on the second floor and then moved up to the third floor for dancing and watching the fireworks over the Boston Harbor. The prix fix menu was wonderful! Great oysters, king crab, amazing Dover sole and halibut, those having the surf & turf were equally delighted. The party upstairs was so fun, danced all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

All food was to the usual very good Legal standards. Staff at Sunday brunch were friendly and efficient. Our boys loved "fishing" the indoor catch and release trout pond (though the clever fish wouldn't bite!). Fun to watch the boats come and go. Issue: it really seems ridiculous to be expected to pay for Valet parking on a weekend while... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for my birthday lunch with my parents and two cousins.......I've heard great things about this place (formerly Jimmy's Harborside) and it truly didn't disappoint......We ate on the first floor at a table by the window, overlooking the harbor and Logan Airport in the distance; several planes were taking off / landing during our meal (why I gave 5 "stars")......the... More 

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Additional Information about Legal Harborside

Address: 270 Northern Avenue, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: +1 617-477-2900
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Bar, Chowder

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