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Legal Harborside

#44 of 2,385 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of us had decided to go there, we did not know we needed a reservation. Upon entering, we asked for a table for 6 people. It was Monday night and open table had plenty of spots available so we didn't think it'd be a huge deal not to make a reservation. Well, the host thought differently. When we... More 

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New York
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for Sunday brunch with a friend and our toddler. We made a reservation for when they opened (11am) and asked for a table with a water view. There's no brunch menu but the lunch/all day menu was great, as was the kids menu. Aside from having to wait to be seated and re request a water view, the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked to restaurant from our hotel. Our reservation was for 6p and we were seated right away. Waitstaff was very attentive. Our meals were good. We had scallops and lobster casserole. Desserts were delicious especially Bon Bons! Our table had a view of the harbor. It was a rainy foggy evening but we were warm and well fed.

Thank Kimberly C
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate at this restaurant on the second floor, which is a more formal setting than the main floor. It is located in the bustling Seaport area in Boston. Like the other branches of this brand, the specialties are seafood meals. Everything was very fresh and well prepared. Our server was very professional and friendly. The restaurant was very close... More 

Thank Jersey853
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a chain restaurant it was very good. The food was excellent, very busy happeing place and right on the harbor

Thank Aussietrip77
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has to go down as one of my best meals in all of my travels. From the second floor after dark, the views of the harbor are stunning, and worth trying to reserve a waterfront seat. The staff is super friendly, always smiling and laughing with the customers. The wine list is phenomenal, they actually go into each... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is pricey so I was here for a special occasion. Nothing we had disappointed, I had the old fashion which was well-balanced and flavorful. The calamari was exceptional and I shared the Lobster tail which was exactly what we expected. We both enjoyed our desserts as well. Staff was really good and we enjoyed the view of the... More 

Thank stepusin
Johnston, Iowa
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing seafood dinner! My husband had the Crab Cakes. I had shrimp. Washed it down with a wine flight. So tasty & a great view of the Harbor!

Thank jmw0313
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always visit Legal seafood , this is a new neighbourhood for this visit to Boston and what a discovery! The view is great, service was excellent with Ricardo and boy the steamed lobster was delicious as well as the steamers and the oysters. Good wine selection we had the Chenin blanc frank vineyard . I recommend if you want a... More 

Thank laloux
Dallas, Texas
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338 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This location actually offers 3 floors with different menus for each floor - the 3rd floor rooftop is basically a sushi & raw bar; the 2nd floor is the more formal, more expensive menu; and then the 1st floor has the all-day menu. This is where my friend and I dined. Quite a bit of a wait for a Saturday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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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