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“I will return” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Legal Test Kitchen

Legal Test Kitchen
225 Northern Avenue, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210
+1 617-330-7430
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Ranked #210 of 2,672 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Chowder, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
Description: Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), a Legal Sea Foods concept, ventures into uncharted waters and pushes the boundaries of innovation in premium food and drink. Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails cast a wide net in attracting those who have an appetite for fun. Located in the Seaport District, our restaurant is within easy walking distance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the World Trade Center, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Bank of America Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. LTK is both a destination and neighborhood hangout and our extended hours of operation make us a late night lure. In season, you can eat sea fare while smelling the salt air in our patio seating.
Rhode Island, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“I will return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The service was great!
The prices and variety of drinks were reasonable ($7-8)
The menu was different but I enjoyed my meal and the amount of food was reasonable for the price.
The bread pudding dessert was a generous portion for the price and it was pretty good.

I'm looking forward to trying other items on the menu. I was told by the waitress that the menu changes often and that's part of the reason it's a test kitchen.

Visited May 2013
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Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“cool spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I took clients here. The food was amazing. The prices were reasonable. The seafood tower is highly recommended. The only downfall of the place is there is no waiting area other than the bar.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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84 restaurant reviews
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“Great Spot on the Waterfront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Legal test is a fun and affordable restaurant on the waterfront. It is a good choice for people who want an upscale seafood meal, without breaking the bank. They have an extensive wine list, and their prices for alcohol are some of the best in Boston. Their menu has several options, and the think I liked best was their choice interesting range of sides (seaweed salad, rice and beans, sautéed spinach etc.) compared to the usual chips and coleslaw served at other restaurants. My salmon pad thai was flavourful, cooked perfectly and an ample portion. My fellow diners really enjoyed their lobster mac and cheese, fish tacos, clam chowder and tuna sashimi appetizer. Our server was friendly and the food came fast. Overall, the meal was very good and I would highly recommend this restaurant over the many other, overpriced restaurants along the waterfront.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, BC
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Good choice on the waterfront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Friendly prompt service. Lively, fun atmosphere. Interesting menu and good value. Decent wine list. The fish tacos were very good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Connecticut
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Testing 1,2,3”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very enjoyable meal at Legal Test Kitchen. Nice atmosphere and good service. We just needed a snack and the clam chowder was delicious on a chilly April day. The calamari ($9.95) and fish tacos ($13.95) were prepared perfectly. There is also outside seating if it ever warms up in New England!! I found it less chaotic than Legal Harborside which is across the street because of its small size.

Visited April 2013
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