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“A good place to stop for a drink while at the Galleria” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods
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Ranked #4 of 137 Restaurants in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Tysons Blvd
Description: The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish. Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entree. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure. Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria will get you hooked. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there's no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. We've received a boatload of accolades including "Best Place for Great Seafood" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008), "Best Crab Cakes" (Washingtonian Magazine, 2008) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Morristown, Tennessee
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A good place to stop for a drink while at the Galleria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is about the extent of my experiences at Legal Sea Foods. When the hubby and I are bored of shopping, we'll stop for a cocktail and an appetizer. Consistently good service. Tasty appetizers too. And, most importantly, they know how to make a good martini.

Visited January 2013
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McLean, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really good seafood...excellent selection....nice atmosphere. Nice semi-outdoor setting in the mall is available.

Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious sea food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

As part of our annual getaway to Tysons, we always eat at Legal Sea Foods. We have consistently had both excellent food and service. All of their wood grilled entrees are worth trying.

Visited December 2012
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Aptos, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Extremely poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

There was a great menu, nice atmosphere, nice preparation. But, the server did not know the menu, did not check the food before it came to the table and was not understanding how to resolve the problem which was that a fish chowder that was to have chorizo had none.

This would not be a choice as a destination restaurant.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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163 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Changed menu enhances the dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I visit this restaurant once a year with an out of town friend. Time for our annual lunch and to my surprize the menu was totally revamped. Numerus salads with your choice of salmon, shrimp or chicken. Wine flights for $10, red or white. Interesting appetizers. I had a mussel appetizer which was pefect for lunch and very good. We sat on a patio overlooking the 1st floor of the mall, great people watching. The service was good, and we were there quite awhile and didn't feel rushed. I think the prices have come down somewhat.

  • Visited November 2012
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