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“Roof Deck” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Legal Harborside

Legal Harborside
270 Northern Avenue, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
+1 617-477-2900
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Ranked #112 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $20 - $50
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.
Medway, Massachusetts, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Roof Deck”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stopped in on a really hot day for drinks and appetizers. We went to the roof deck and it is beautiful. The food is good and the view is awesome. It isn't air conditioned but part of it is covered so you can choose to sit in the sun or not.:) We are from Boston but it was cool to see the harbor and city from this view.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Harborside Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great food, great view, in a lively, fun place. The staff is energetic and helpful. Three very different restaurants on three levels. My favorite it downstairs, but don't plan to have a quiet conversation there!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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17 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Rooftop bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stopped by for drinks on a beautiful evening.....listened to Earth, Wind and Fire practicing in the outdoor theater next door. It was a packed Saturday night and we found a corner to sit and enjoy the evening. Drinks were good (Margarita) and service was excellent. Great views of the harbor and a real show od boats. Our favorite stop along the wharf in Harborside.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Thinking of pampering yourself on your special occasions?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

May is a wonderful time to dine with style in Boston Harborside, and if you love seafood like I do, consider Legal Sea Foods Harborside: fresh and tasty seafood dishes with great sights of Boston Harbor.

Our reservation was on the second floor, which is most appropriate for celebratory events. We got seated quickly once arrived around our reserved time.
Once again, just like when we had our Valentine dinner at nearby Del Frisco's of Boston, we were lucked out with an elevated table which offers great sights of Boston Harbor. Early on this summer night, the sun was out late and its reflection from the deep blue water was a marvelous sight adding to our dining experience.

Our table was nicely denoted of a birthday celebration of a diner with a 2-inch wide teal ribbon. We all agreed that it was a very thoughtful and appropriate arrangement. Later on, the floor manager stopped by our table and offered his Happy Birthday. Love his accent!

Overall we had an enjoyable and memorable time on this special occasion.
Service was absolutely top notch, all the way from hostess, waiter, busboys, and even floor manager.
Food was good, especially pleasant on the presentation.
Money is definitely on the $$$$.

Strongly recommended!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Klein, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Had the fried shrimp and it was very fresh. Not overly battered just right. 10 shrimp for 22 dollars a little pricey but we figured it would be. Husband got the grilled sole and really enjoyed it. Our waiter was very friendly and did a great job. We got there at 530 on a Friday night and there was no wait

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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