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“Awesome Food, Great Service”
Review of Legal Test Kitchen

Legal Test Kitchen
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Ranked #192 of 3,229 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Gainesville, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Food, Great Service”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Apart from the long wait, the food and dining experience was great! Luckily they take your phone number and text you when your table is ready. Try the clam chowder! Worth every calories :)

Visited July 2014
1 Thank EVH831
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food, Fabulous Service”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Okay, they don't have that amazing harbor side location like Legal Harborside, but except for that tiny detail, everything else at LTK is better.
The menu has a food lovers dream option- pick your entree, pick your sauces, pick your sides. No "sorry , no substitutions!"- you get to pick your own dinner.
And the food is delicious. Everything we ordered was fresh and fantastic.
A special word about the service, our server Matthew and the restaurant manager. Our son has a tree nut allergy and this is always a concern in restaurants. Matthew verified no tree nuts in the dinner our son ordered. The manager then personally delivered his dinner and advised it had been prepared separately. We so appreciated this special attention and Matthew's friendly, professional and attentive service.
The excellent service made the entire dinner so enjoyable we didn't even miss that water location. And LTK has a very cool vibe with great dinner and bar music. Go there!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Catherine N
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Cheshire, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Disappointed Meal Experience”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I always try to recap the food and the service as well as the ambiance. Knowing its about the overall experience. Sad to say, this evening the experience was flat across the board. It was not one thing but many many little things.

We made a reservation thinking they might be bust - and they were. So much so that every course came out in shifts, that is some of us got served and waited while other food came out and not timely. Then, the music was so loud the we good not talk to each other. We were only a party of six but the folk at the left could not speak to the folk on the right.

The food was fair at best. When the waiter picked up my plate and see the rice and vegetable left almost uneaten, maybe that was a sign it was fair? To much sweet sauce and an over cooked sole. Overall the view was the food average.

I do not mind someone who takes an order without taking notes, I do mind when they forget coffee ordered and instead of checking ion, they show up with the check - guess they needed the table.

I am a fan Legal Seafood having eaten often at other locations. Tonight was not their best effort. I have to add I was to learn that the test kitchen did not have specials or knowledge of what was on the menu being tested.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank 3nicks27
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boston, ma
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great for late night”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came here for late night food and we ordered the Habanero chicken wings. Even for late night the food was really good. The service and drinks were great also.

Visited June 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Keeper for restaurants.”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

The mussels appetizer and a soup or side salad is a great dinner, with 32 mussels. Wouldn't want to eat more as very full.

Visited June 2014
Thank brianh747
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