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Legal Harborside

#48 of 2,379 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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a last minute party of 15 they Pulled together some table s& took care of us. Food was a great Value & the staff couldnt be friendlier.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here numerous times and it never lets us down. The view is just gorgeous. I love the open kitchen and the eating area is big and well organised. The service from the receptionists to the manager to the waitresses and waiters is absolutely fantastic, warm, clear, professional and never in your face which I just love. The... More 

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Michigan
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall great place to eat, sushi was good as well as oysters, lobster roll, and drinks. Sat at bar near sushi station. Will go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here on Saturday around lunchtime with a group of about 15 friends. We ended up going all the way up to the third floor roof deck and we were able to be seated at a huge table that fit all of us. The drink menu was very extensive and had pretty much everything. I had a glass of... More 

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Louisiana
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740 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I returned to Legal Seafood in Boston from Louisiana for another good dinner. I enjoyed an order of steamers and a 2 lb. lobster. My wife had the grilled salmon which was cooked to perfection. We shared an apple crisp dessert which we enjoyed. We had a great view of Boston Bay from our table. We had... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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445 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived late and sat at the bar. The staff were very friendly and prompt. My meal was excellent with a perfect wine pairing suggested by the bar tender Nice spot and will definitely return.

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Dalton, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always ask the locals! When traveling, our family always tries to find the local favorite spots. This is definitely one of those finds. It is a chain restaurant but the food, the view and the service were spectacular. I just wish I could find one closer to Georgia.

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Thank benitabrock
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and the fish is fresh. There is no wifi! Very beautiful view and location to stay for Job bur also for couples.

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Thank Fabrizio V
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly my favorite seafood restaurant. I've been there many times for both dinner and events, and the food is just astounding every single time. Gluten free rolls for us that crave our good old Boston lobster rolls! Events held on the upper levels have an astounding view of the ocean, beautiful modern architecture, and the food is just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Attentive staff . Food portions are big . Food quality is top notch and have a good wine list . The restaurant is split in 3 levels .. we were at the top floor . Manager was very attentive .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
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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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.
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