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Legal Test Kitchen

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
+1 617-330-4730
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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San Jose, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy seafood and drinks with friends, this place is great. I came with some clients, and found the place just way too loud for business. We enjoyed the meal and no one left hungry or disappointed, but we had to go back to the hotel bar to finish our business discussion

Thank UnkieD
North Shore, MA
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165 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice dinner with out-of-town friends at Legal Test Kitchen in the Seaport. A reservation got us off to a quick start with immediate seating, but service after that was quite slow; our waiter apologized for the delays several times, however, and was pleasant and courteous throughout our meal. Although the Test Kitchen offers some dishes not found... More 

Thank Route128North
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad I made a reservation because this place was quite busy (there was also a convention going on nearby so that probably didn't help). Our server really took care of us. She was super nice and gave us great recommendations. The clam chowder is really a must when you eat here and the crab cakes are SO good! The... More 

Thank SleepyTitan
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hubby and I ate here for lunch in November and it was perfection. Crsipy buffalo shrimp and bloody marys! Yes please! Also had a delicious tortilla soup and fish tacos. Perfection at every bite!

Thank bettyz
Baltimore, Maryland
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this chain because it was recommended by one of the locals. Well the local is loco, this place is more of a sports bar than a upscale seafood restaurant. The service is quick, which means that most of the food is precook and just need a little heating. The prices are not crazy, and the location is central... More 

Thank MarylandVacation
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to a few Legal Seafoods in the Boston area and enjoyed this locale better than others. Great salmon, great drinks. Lively vibe and friendly service.

Thank stubby98
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here after the Boston Wine Expo and my wife's bladder led us here, since there was no line. The staff here was wonderful. They had that perfect balance of not being all up in your grill but also not ignoring you. The appetizers here were dynamite. The popcorn shrimp and habanero chicken wings were well worth picking this... More 

Thank Curious_Chemist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had great meal with a party of five here. One diner was gluten free and had plenty of choices, including GF dinner rolls and beer. Seafood dishes were all excellent - shrimp, scallops, salmon were all very tasty. Restaurant was right in the heart of the Seaport area and easily accessible to a lot of hotels. Drinks were also very... More 

Thank Dina F
Weatherford, Texas
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155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I've eaten there once before and it was outstanding. This time, it was good, not great. Different chef, different experience. They offered to remake my overcooked steak, but I declined due to time. I do find they try very hard to please, and I'd certainly go back.

Thank Mark D
Manchester, New Hampshire
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had another great meal at LTK. Had the mixed grill which is a great mix of fish, meat and shellfish. They had a crab cake special on last night which looked awesome as well. The guys I was with both had it and said it was great.

Thank Kevin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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: 225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
  • 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: +1 617-330-4730
Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), a Legal Sea Foods concept, ventures into uncharted waters and pushes the boundaries of innovation in premium food and drink. Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails cast a wide net in attracting those who have an appetite for fun. Located in the Seaport District, our restaurant 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. LTK is both a destination and neighborhood hangout and our extended hours of operation make us a late night lure. In season, you can eat sea fare while smelling the salt air in our patio seating.

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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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