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“Great Spot on the Waterfront”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Legal Test Kitchen

Legal Test Kitchen
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Ranked #172 of 3,185 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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.
Calgary, Canada
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Spot on the Waterfront”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank laura v
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Vancouver, BC
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good choice on the waterfront”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank GuinnessGuy
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Berlin, Connecticut
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Testing 1,2,3”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank JanJ50
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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice ambience, food okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Place is fun to hang out at but food wasn't superb. The seafood dishes weren't that great which was surprising.

Visited April 2013
Thank Heatherbwebb
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New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“imaginative food and drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Visited twice during a business trip. First time was weekday and service was fantastic red salad and hamburger were delicious as well as a signature drink, the Ginger Mac. Manager and waitress were so nice and attentive, which is not always the case when dining solo. Such a good experience I went back a Second time on weekend. The service was okay if a little distracted, got an outside table that kept rocking so the water kept spilling. The Crab roll was awful. Took one bite and couldn't eat it. The waitress asked me if I wanted it wrapped instead of asking if there was a problem with the uneaten crab roll. Bad call on her part. Left as soon as I could get my check. Overall a good restaurant but when busy, service is spotty.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank cathy0
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