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Legal Crossing

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Sun, 4/21
8:00 PM

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#209 of 2,476 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Freshly Shucked Oysters* **
ask for today's variety
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Freshly Shucked Clams* **
littlenecks or cherrystones
Baked Five Spice Oyster**
chinese broccoli cream, togarashi sesame crumb
Tempura Salt & Pepper Shrimp
jalapeño, sweet chili sauce
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail**
New England Clam Chowder
oyster crackers
Shrimp & Lemongrass Soup**
crispy noodles, coconut milk, chili oil
Smashed Cucumbers**
sesame chili vinaigrette
Crispy Salmon*
sake marinade
Charred Octopus**
citrus, frisee, cilantro lime vinaigrette
Cast Iron Seared Calamari**
warm vinaigrette, bruschetta
Crab Cake*
frisee salad, pancetta, mustard hollandaise
Seared Tuna "Sashimi"* **
wakame, wasabi, pickled ginger
Seafood Charcuterie* **
chef's selection of seafood and accoutrements
Kimchi Mussels**
shiitake mushrooms, crispy rice noodles
Lobster Mashed Potatoes**
House-Smoked Salmon**
brioche toast points, mustard apple cream
Lacquered Pork Ribs
pickled vegetables
Rolled Scallion Pancake
pastrami, kimchi, japanese mustard, hoisin
Korean Short Ribs
char grilled, pickled vegetables
Crispy Duck Buns
hoisin glaze, sriracha aioli
Wagyu Steak Tips* **
crispy potatoes, scallions, shishito peppers, gochujang
LX Caesar Salad**
baby kale, romaine, yogurt dressing, white anchovy
Wedge Salad**
great hill blue cheese, smoked bacon, roasted tomato
Tuscan Kale Salad**
roasted beets, daikon, five spice popcorn, chili lime cream
Brussels Sprouts**
miso butter sauce, togarashi, soy pearls
Baby Bok Choy**
crispy ginger & garlic, oyster sauce
Steak Fries
sriracha aioli, house made ketchup
Butternut Squash Risotto**
pear chutney, 12 year balsamic
Soy Ginger Tofu Steak
trumpet mushrooms, cipollini onions, vegan demi-glace
Roasted Cod**
maitake mushrooms, snap peas, miso demi-glace
Hoisin Glazed Salmon*
pad thai noodles, seared vegetables, crushed peanuts
Seared Sea Scallops**
parisian gnocchi, kale, tomato sauce, sunchokes
Mountain Rainbow Trout Almondine "Artisanal Raised"**
haricots verts, buttered potatoes
Bone-in Prime Sirloin* "Aged 49 Days"**
bone marrow butter, baby bok choy, pommes frites
Citrus Grey Sole**
lemons, capers, butter, croutons, spinach, brown rice
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Coconut Curry Lobster
rice noodles, chinese broccoli, napa cabbage, pickled fresno chilis
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LX Swordfish**
stewed eggplant and red peppers, baba ganoush, caper tapenade
Linguini with Trio of Clams
pancetta, shaved garlic, white wine
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Everything Tuna* **
tzatziki, roasted red pepper sauce, "cauliflower risotto style"
paired with chef selected seasonal sides
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Grilled Swordfish Steak**
Broiled Shrimp**
Seared Sea Scallops**
Grilled Salmon* **
Baked Cod**
buttered crumbs
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Tuna Steak* **
Pan-Seared Organic Giannone Farms Chicken**
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Grilled Lobster 1.5 - 1.75 Lb**
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Crab Cake*
Seared Sea Scallops
Wagyu Beef*
Shrimp Skewer
*Served raw or undercooked, or contains (or may contain) raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. **Can be prepared without gluten
Legal Crossing is an urban neighborhood restaurant inspired by the vibrancy of Downtown Crossing, then and now. It's a cross between all of the Legal Sea Foods concepts, evolved into a new, singular experience. The menu showcases the freshness and purity of our seafood. Tried-and-true favorites from all the Legal Sea Foods concepts (Legal Sea Foods, Legal Test Kitchen, Legal C Bar and Legal Harborside, Floor 1 and 2) - evolved by preparation and/or presentation - along with exclusive offerings, comprise the menu mix. At the same time, we’re shaking things up with our cocktails. Many of them are a playful nod to Downtown Crossing’s colorful past, while the influence of Chinatown is seen in some
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood, Asian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great options for vegetarian with salads and sides and great portions. Chocolate Bar Syrah blend was a great addition to the meal. Friendly and attentive staff who seem to genuinely want you to come back another time. Great menu varieties for meat eaters as well...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GedJJF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend. We would rate the food 7/10. There are definitely better seafood restaurants than them. I don’t think I would go here again. They were out of butter for bread. Plus we had to ask for bread after seeing the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank worldtravelerusa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a Bostonian who has been living in Europe for quite some time. I was really really really looking forward to eating a meal at Legal again. We wandered into Legal Crossing, as we were in the neighborhood, only to learn that we were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DvTh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Legal Seafood's little sister does not offer the same fare as Legal Seafood but the shrimp and lemongrass soup is very good, as is the clam chowder and fresh oysters. It was quiet on a Monday night so service was good. A good choice before...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 902cdm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rude Manager, Incompetent Host, Loss of Business: Stopped in at 7:15pm on a Wednesday in March (13th) - not exactly peak season but no tables nonetheless. We were offered the bar area, which the young host gestured over to, down to the right of the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

I had a selection of 4 local oysters. Really quite distinct flavours. Also the swordfish with Mediterranean inspired garnishes. Well cooked (not dry at all) and good balance of flavours. No alcohol. Very help service. Came to just unfer $60 with tips.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Quantumlondon1
Reviewed March 8, 2019

I was there with my boss. Not sure I would have picked based on the menu. Just not really my style. The mashed potatoes were great though! The dessert was ok, a little dry.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank emptynesterstravelin
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

This is type of restaurant, that I miss in my country. ;) Restaurant is suitable to have romantic dinner, business meeting or just to spend a great time with your friends. Waiter recommended great oysters (pick the most expensive one in the menu - worth...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gpfoodslo
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Always a good idea to make a reservation at the “Legal Seafood” brand restaurant. The name and location is always a draw. The food is as expected, cocktails weak, wine list sufficient. The menu needs some vegan options. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kc372
Reviewed February 12, 2019

If going to the Boston Opers House or Paramount Theater dine at Legal Crossing. It is Asian fusion and you won't be disappointed. An upscale feel, staff is on point and this food was all delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
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