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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Avenue, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
+1 617-477-2900
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Ranked #119 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Legal seafood is everywhere in the Boston area. It has been rated as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area and is well recommended. The menus offers many fresh dishes, food quality is good, and as a chain restaurant, you know what you are getting. I recommend trying Legal at one point when you are in the area.... More

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Boston, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Made reservations here for a birthday lunch celebration recently. Speaking of which, reservations are probably a good idea given how busy this place was. We mentioned to the friendly hostess that we were celebrating a birthday and she graciously gave us a window table. The views of the harbor are fantastic. Although we were glad to be right at the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Legal seafood was rated as one of the best seafood restaurants In the U.S. and now I know why. The seafood and fish were SO fresh it was almost like they took it off the boat and then served it. There is such a difference in really fresh fish over stuff that has been around a while. The service was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I don't like spending that kind of money for the service we had. I'm not sure if the waiter was to busy or what but I hate feeling like we are being avoided just bc I didn't dress to the nines. I have to do that everyday for work so should not have to for vacation.

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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Dining at Legal Harborside on the first floor should be a "must-do" for every Boston visitor. The setting is incredible with a modern space and kitchen but with a menu which includes items from the original Inman Square shop. The menu is extensive and fairly priced. The service is warm and efficient. The atmosphere is lively and the food is... More

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West Newton, MA
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Legal Harborside-Floor 2 is an elegant, beautifully sited restaurant serving delicious, well-prepared food. Although he restaurant is in the Legal Seafood family, it is a departure from most of its usual places. The Harborside is ON the water with a 180º view of Boston Harbor and Logan Airport in the distance. The bar is excellent, the long kitchen--gleaming with copper... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have been enjoying Legal Seafoods for years in Boston and also at Washington National Airport. (I was disappointed when the airport restaurant closed but so delighted to see it reopen). We were in Boston for a large professional meeting and had a late lunch on the last day of the confernece at Legal Harborside, a new Legal venue for... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Special night out destination. Warmly received just inside the front door. A long wait for table was forecast and we were offered the bar on the third floor. Again warmly greeted by staff there. Comfortable seating with a fantastic view, despite the cold, stormy night outside. Prompt and professional service with expensive prices for wine but not outside of expectations... More

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Davis, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was interesting that I had the lobster roll for lunch at Legal Seafood Harborside and at the airport. The one at the airport had more crab and a better taste! The fries were also crisper.

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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Was up in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for about 3 weeks, PEI, Halifax, Sydney, saguenay, functionally on a Lobster Tour. Stopped through Boston on the way to Bermuda, and popped in to this monument to culinary excellence. 3-lb stuffed lobster, veggies, bread, chowder, etc. for about $55 USD, spectacular in every way. I took pictures of the creature, even.... 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 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Bar, Chowder

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