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Legal Harborside

#49 of 2,350 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner here for our first visit to Boston. Our bartender was personable and very knowledgeable, and as a result of that I have a new wine I love. Our waiter was attentive and gave us a great experience. The food was delicious, from the huge shrimp in the shrimp cocktail, wonderful lobster beignets, to... More 

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Thank LoveMyLifeatHD
Carmel, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner last night, and we were not dissappointed. My tuna steak was cooked perfectly and was impressed with the choice of side dishes they had on hand. Both my kids enjoyed the food selection as well there is something there on the menu for everyone.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view, lively atmosphere, superb food, friendly service and amazing sunset! They also have a rooftop bar!!

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The vies are great, some food is very good; order carefully. Pricey oysters. Roof top is a special place. Good sushi. Valet parking. The unfortunate thing is the service and the attitude. Terrible hostesses. Insincere managers. They are printing money and do not care about friendly or quality service. They do not honor reservations. Here you are a number. Move... More 

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Thank Alex C
New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner the other night, crowded, but had reservations and we were seated right away (even at 1000pm after a concert at the Pavillion). Forget his name but have had him wait on us before, and he remains excellent - he has a very bright future. We were not hurried, he answered every single question we could possibly think of... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a spectacular restaurant there are 3 floors with different menus. We are on level one and the food was excellent highly recommend

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Thank Ted D
Quincy MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband & I went in to see a concert next to this restaurant. I hadn't eaten at a Legal Seafood in years, When we arrived at around 5PM, we were asked if had a reservation, we did not. We were told the wait for the dining area was 1.5 hours or we could sit at the bar or take... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

great food, knowledgeable staff, excellent service. limited menu - so check ahead to see if you'll be happy. everything we had wAs fantastic

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Thank L1308GNcynthias
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great seafood but the location is what makes this place special. it's a must do while in Boston in the summer as it overlooks the water and is nice and cool on a hot summer day. the roof deck is an awesome place for cocktails

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate on the first floor of the restaurant. Our table was right next to the water (as close as you can get - small boardwalk and dock between). Nice view. Good and service were good. Grilled whole lobster - delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-477-2900
Description
Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on the Boston Waterfront, comprising three floors and three different concepts under one (retractable) roof. You’ll find a nod to our heritage on the first floor hull, with a casual menu of seafood favorites with a twist, an oyster bar and a market. The second floor dining room offers cuisine prepared with sensible creativity for celebratory eating and private dining events. And those that visit the third floor promenade deck will enjoy a four-season rooftop lounge with a retractable glass roof and walls for cocktails and bites. All aboard!

Located in the Seaport District, Legal Harborside 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. Legal Test Kitchen (LTK) is directly across the street.

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Staying in Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

Neighborhood Profile
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.