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Legal Crossing

#79 of 2,426 Restaurants in Boston}
££ - £££American, , Seafood
558 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1733
+1 617-692-8888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon” (32 reviews)
“local seafood” (39 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
558 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1733
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited twice this week as rain prevented further ventures. I got a table each night- no waiting line, that was nice. Sitting down I experienced the darkness- one can barely read the menu! And me, single traveler , brought some lectures to stay entertained... They’ve...More

Thank Ulf N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late lunch was splendid at Legal Crossing and we ordered from their small plates and starters menu. The oysters are excellent, sautéed calamari and grilled octopus. We also ordered a white clam, pancetta & arugula w/ cheese on a pastry. New England Clam Chowder is...More

Thank MPNY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am very picky when it comes to salmon and this restaurant nailed it! We ordered the cauliflower appetizer and it was really good. My main course was the thai salmon over noddles. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I️ loved it! For dessert, I...More

Thank farrelma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Legal Seafood can be much of the same from place to place outside of the setting and views. Legal Crossing is different. While some of the favorites are still there the menu is more varied including kimchi mussels, pork ribs, smashed cucumbers, etc. Service is...More

Thank longfellowplace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the best oysters in the city, fresh and delicious, the lobster roll is a must and would go back any day to have those oysters again. Good service and atmosphere.

Thank juan t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This branch of the Legal Seafood chain certainly lives up to its reputation. The oysters were fresh and briny, and the crab cake rivals anything Maryland can offer. This is definitely a place to visit!

Thank mwhitespn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Legal Crossing two times. The first night we had the Charcuterie followed by Lobster poached raviolis and a profiterole for dessert. Fantastic food! The charcuterie was a great selection of small portions; The raviolis had a magnificent cream sauce and two small...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of dining here prior to a show at The Opera House. My wife and I had appetizers, dinner, dessert and an excellent bottle of wine! Try the lacquered ribs - they are amazing! And the Rainbow trout was one of the...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good seafood. Large portions for lunch. All at table ordered something different and were very pleased.

Thank LM S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always at the expected level, had a clam chowder and then fish tacos, simply perfect, with a lovely balanced taste and a touch of exotic. Typical ambience in one of the most crowded street in Boston. Bet at night must be completely packed as it...More

5  Thank Sandro S
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1733
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-692-8888
Legal Crossing is an urban neighborhood restaurant inspired by the vibrancy of Downtown Crossing, then and now. It's a cross between all of the Legal Sea Foods concepts, evolved into a new, singular experience.

The menu showcases the freshness and purity of our seafood. Tried-and-true favorites from all the Legal Sea Foods concepts (Legal Sea Foods, Legal Test Kitchen, Legal C Bar and Legal Harborside, Floor 1 and 2) - evolved by preparation and/or presentation - along with exclusive offerings, comprise the menu mix. At the same time, we’re shaking things up with our cocktails. Many of them are a playful nod to Downtown Crossing’s colorful past, while the influence of Chinatown is seen in some of the exotic ingredients used.

Inspired by the urban setting of its neighborhood, Legal Crossing is slick, dark and modern with glossy, black brick paired with glowing amber glass. In warmer months, we open our patio along Avenue de Lafayette.
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