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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (421 reviews)
“lobster roll” (166 reviews)
“crab cakes” (89 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed today

Great views, fantastic food and a nice company. Do you need better? We were lucky for having a sunshine day and Boston became a garden, with the foliage. Now all the construction is gone and subways, underways and overways are finished. You can move free...More

Thank Irones P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thanks to the wonderful staff at Legal - especially Tim - for making our last afternoon in Boston so perfect. We sat in a booth overlooking the harbor watching the boats as we dined. We started with bloody marys which were tangy and spicy! Then...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Check out Boston's new Convention center area with so many new restaurants and bars. Legal Harborside has great views of the harbor, nice large bar, indoor/outdoor seating and great service. They've got a great beer/wine/craft cocktail menu. Give it a try while in downtown Boston...More

1  Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I typically don't like to go to restaurant chains when I am traveling, but I have never been to a Legal Sea Foods and don' have one in my home town so based on a recommendation I thought I would try it. I made reservation...More

Thank Meritage101
Reviewed 6 days ago

Legal seafood was an ok place for our dinner however we felt it was overpriced for the meal you received. The service and location was good.

Thank A D
Reviewed 6 days ago

after a work event went to the roof deck for drinks and food. were able to get both and enjoy the scene and view. great way to spend an evening. Menu is very limited on deck late.

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and meal were excellent. We had dined at another Legal Seafood location on our last visit to Boston and enjoyed our meal. We were not disappointed at Harborside.

Thank James T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation through Open Table on level 2. We booked this location for the wonderful view of the harbor. When we got there and looked at the menu, we realized that level 2 has a very different menu from level 1. We really...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sea food - especially the lobsters. Sit outside on the waterfront if the weather permits. This one is a better location as excellent view than other branches

Thank Menenz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for dinner because it was down the street from our hotel. We got the fish tacos and lobster roll and both were fine. The cocktails were fun and yummy as well, just a bit pricey. The seating outside is lovely although some smells...More

Thank Lauren C
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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Barbara G
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Response from David C | 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
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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