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Legal Harborside

) #47 of 2,405 Restaurants in Boston ££ - £££ American, Seafood, Sushi
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” (358 reviews)
“abalone” (18 reviews)
“lobster roll” (150 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed yesterday

I must say, this review is long overdue on our part but the experience is still very fresh on our minds. The concierge at the Boston Harbor Hotel recommended Legal to us (kudos for an outstanding choice!) and we took a very pleasant walk over...More

Thank ReadyFreddy1983
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the ferry from Salem into Boston on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Ubered to Legal Harborside in the Seaport district and had cocktails and appetizers (shrimp cocktail and California rolls) overlooking Boston Harbor on Legal’s roof deck. INCREDIBLE VIEW! Drinks were great; food was great;...More

1  Thank witchcity
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rare is the restaurant that consistently lives up to your expectations. Legal Harborside is one of those rare restaurants for many Boston locals. We bring friends and family from across the country to get a taste of Boston on the first floor of Legal. While...More

1  Thank rjd583
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was good but the staff at the restaurant was extremely rude. It ruined our whole experience due to the manager. We got to the restaurant 4 mins early and the front hostess told us to go away they weren't open and then took and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for very early dinner when during the Sail Boston Tall Ships festival. Had 4 adults, 2 kids and a toddler. Got seated right away in a good out of the way table. The restaurant was hopping as you would expect. Service was great. We...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite of the Legal Seafoods! There's really no better spot to enjoy some oysters, shrimp, and cocktails! Sitting right on the Boston Harbor, you can take in the water with the reliably good food and service you'd expect from a Legal Seafood!

Thank eshupin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good views to the port, the commercial is nice with a lot of windows, space, nice design... The service is also pleasant. Food has a good quality and also quantity.

Thank JaumeR0ig
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Legal Harborside for lunch. Every dish was well prepared and extremely fresh. Our starter of 6 oysters was delicious. We followed with haddock and fries which were fresh and lightly battered. The "special" was soft shell crab..three crab lightly battered and fried...More

Thank wrightimage
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best legal seafood I have ever been to. My lobster roll for lunch was the best, and it was so good, we went back for steamed lobster that evening when I ate an excellent 2.5lb steamed lobster. Maybe the fact that we...More

Thank robin d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

....to our server Naisha. Although she was a new server, she was attentive, answered and confirmed our many questions, anticipated our needs, and was a delight to talk to. Kudos! Thanks for enhancing our lunch experience☺️

Thank EverydayAdventure
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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Gary S
How far are you from the cruise docks?
29 May 2017|
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Response from Aussietrip77 | Reviewed this property |
walking distance
Caitlyn A
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
22 June 2016|
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Response from CaseyfromBoston | Reviewed this property |
Keep the dogs away from even the patio. Leave the dog at home!
Louise S
What about parking?
27 October 2015|
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Response from LegalSeaFoods | Property representative |
Hello Louise, Thank you for your inquiry. Below is the information as it pertains to our Legal Harborside location: Our validation will net you a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking... More
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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 Bank of America Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. Legal Test Kitchen (LTK) is directly across the street.

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