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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster roll” (176 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess everyone knows these guys serve great sea food. I loved the fried calamari and the clam chowder soup. Of course the food is expensive though.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ksushj
Reviewed 5 days ago

This renovated legacy Boston seafood restaurant was, as always, wonderful. Though we didn't sample everything on their menu, what we did have hit the spot. If you want a "legit" Boston seafood experience, this is the place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BSpencer413
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a recent visit to Boston, we enjoyed a couple meals at Legal Harborside and were not disappointed! Without a reservation on a weekend evening, you may experience a wait.The Restaurant can be a bit noisy but they serve high quality food and their menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ed W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I ate here twice this Fall and enjoyed it a lot. One occasion was a Louis Latour wine tasting and dinner, a superb event featuring the head of this renowned winery in France, the special relationship they have with Legal Seafoods, and an excellent dinner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dgourmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

There for a private event. The food was excellent, the staff couldn’t do enough for you, will definitely be booking again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Swanny66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From one restaurant to 38 in 50 years, Legal Seafoods is more a collection of restaurants than a chain, with all the bad connotations the later implies. Most locations I've been to have at least some characteristics one can say are individual, although the uniform...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the 2nd floor restaurant for our thanksgiving feast this year. We've been to the first floor. more casual restaurant and loved it but this was our first time in the more elegant 2nd floor space. We started at the bar with gin cocktails...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mcobrien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're from Milwaukee, WI and there's a restaurant called Sail Loft, which we love. HOwever, this restaurant is what Sail Loft strives to be. Beautiful round bar with views of the harbor, delicious bacon wrapped scallops and spinach and artichoke dips, nice bartenders, fun atmosphere...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank madmke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooftop bar is a hot spot in the summer. The menu up there is fairly limited and drinks are expensive. Given the price and crowds, this bar can be a rocky experience. If you're paying out of pocket, I would steer for calmer waters....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank egathedragon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on the first floor. It was a nice casual dinner experience in Boston. Mostly seafood on the menu. The ambiance was nice and on the water. We had great service and the food was above average.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank millyrg
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
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Response from DocDave53 | Reviewed this property |
It is very walkable...about 2 blocks down on Summer Street....
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Yes!!! There is a separate prep and cook area to limit cross contamination as well as gluten free breads
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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