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Legal Harborside

#50 of 2,364 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I arrived late and sat at the bar. The staff were very friendly and prompt. My meal was excellent with a perfect wine pairing suggested by the bar tender Nice spot and will definitely return.

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Dalton, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always ask the locals! When traveling, our family always tries to find the local favorite spots. This is definitely one of those finds. It is a chain restaurant but the food, the view and the service were spectacular. I just wish I could find one closer to Georgia.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good and the fish is fresh. There is no wifi! Very beautiful view and location to stay for Job bur also for couples.

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Thank Fabrizio V
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is truly my favorite seafood restaurant. I've been there many times for both dinner and events, and the food is just astounding every single time. Gluten free rolls for us that crave our good old Boston lobster rolls! Events held on the upper levels have an astounding view of the ocean, beautiful modern architecture, and the food is just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attentive staff . Food portions are big . Food quality is top notch and have a good wine list . The restaurant is split in 3 levels .. we were at the top floor . Manager was very attentive .

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Boston, MA
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Legal Harborside second floor's is one of Boston's best fine dining establishments. The atmosphere, food, and service are consistently very good to excellent. The prices are reasonable, and the wine list has some unique selections that are well priced and top flight. Only downside is sometimes when they are slow they close the kitchen early, so call and tell them... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generous portions although, as sushi goes, it was good, but not awesome. We were there on a quiet night (upstairs) and enjoyed the opportunity to chat and watch the goings on.

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Clarksburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed nearby at the Boston Seaport Hotel during a snowstorm and we didn't want to travel far. The Legal Harborside was a short walk away. We had a hummus and pita chips appetizer followed by really delicious cape scallops that were so sweet and tender. We were inside next to the water and despite the snow it was still a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for lunch with a group of friends for a Saturday lunch during a break in our conference schedule. The restaurant is on the harbor and is within walking distance from the Westin, Aloft, and the Element. It's a very pretty space with multiple floors and lots of windows. When it is nice out there are a number... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a great fun restaurant on the water. Sublime drinks at the bar, which even if small has great lively atmosphere thanks to fun bartenders. We asked to be seated by the windows and our table was just perfect! Great menu with choices for most budgets (although consider it from medium up). The crabsalad sandwhich was really good!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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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 deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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