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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (396 reviews)
“lobster roll” (169 reviews)
“chowder” (100 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I stopped in here because we were staying at a hotel across the street. The restaurant offers three levels - level one is casual, the second level is fine dining, and the third level is bar like with no reservations. We opted...More

Thank tigg189074
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with my daughter and her family. 2 children (6 & 2). The hostess told us the wait was 30-40 minutes but there was a restaurant with no wait on the 2nd floor. When we went it was clearly an upscale place not the...More

Thank Frany57
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must if you are in Boston. The highest quality fresh seafood you can find. Outside seating harborside, the view, the food and the service was top notch. Try the crab cakes!

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve never had a worse ribeye- extremely thin (like, pancake thin) and over done. I asked for medium and I got a few degrees over well. The potatos were good, veggies were fine. Service was pretty slow. True, we had 7 people, but the place...More

Thank a_road_more_traveled
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first floor of this restaurant is a nice, relaxed restaurant that still has the fantastic views that you would have on the upper floors. The menu is scaled back from what you would be able to get on the second floor, but the crabmeat...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

If this is the flagship, the chain has a lot of work to do. First visit to a Legal in many years--booked Floor Two for Christmas Day, but after several online and phone attempts to preview menu produced four different results ("Join us for a...More

Thank lwsusansusan
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The rooftop bar is awesome in the summer before seeing a concert at the pavilion, but it can get crowded quickly. We always grab a bowl of chowder and a pitcher or red sangria before seeing a concert next door - both the food and...More

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had a great dinner when visiting Boston with our son and his family at Legal Harborside. Made the reservation for the same evening as we drove to Boston that morning. We were seated promptly when we arrived and had great service throughout our dinner....More

Thank kayak78
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have visited Legal Seafood locations over the years and have enjoyed their food immensely. The view of the harbor was wonderful and the service outstanding, but I feel the pricing has gone a bit off the deep end for the type of meal or...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Visited for family dinner. Arrived 20 minutes ahead of reservation. Advised we needed to wait in bar area even though half tables were empty. Finally seated and ordered drinks. Took 15 minutes for my drink to arrive and oddly advised that drink manager was still...More

Thank mharad01
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
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Response from Charmed1994 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! There is a separate prep and cook area to limit cross contamination as well as gluten free breads
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29 May 2017|
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Outside in the patio You mean? I think yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-477-2900
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 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. Legal Test Kitchen (LTK) is directly across the street.
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