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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
+1 617-477-2900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (364 reviews)
“abalone” (18 reviews)
“lobster roll” (150 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have eaten at a number of Legal Seafoods, and the food is always amazing. Legal Harborside was no exception. The fish is so fresh, the options are many, the wine list is extensive, the view beyond compare, ... Yet it all felt pretentious. It...More

Thank Mws101
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this restaurant! Dined on floor one overlooking the harbor. Absolutely beautiful view. Had the stuffed artichokes, crab cake, and fish special. Everything was wonderful in a great lively setting. Server was quick, attentive and friendly. This restaurant is a must in Boston.

Thank Supermom1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

one of the best seafood restaurant in the city, we had an amazing experience! the food was delicious, the service was great!

Thank Elchin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have to give them 4 stars because the service was horrible! I would have given them 5. In their defense, they were very busy. I noticed the kitchen was moving at speed, it was the wait staff that was slacking. They have a major...More

Thank Tht_Queen_B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best Lobster Roll and Clam Chowder I've had in a while! Attentive and friendly service. Definitely would come again!

Thank edpdubois
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Legal has never disappointed me but the roof top deck overlooking Boston harbor makes it all that much better

Thank John_Paul02904
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of my favorites in Boston. The food is not fancy but fresh and tasty. Love the fried calamari and the oysters. Always busy, always fun.

Thank Sanktgeorg17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up around 8:30pm on a Wednesday night thinking it would not be crowded. The place was busy! We had a dozen east coast oysters for starters. Being from Seattle, I naturally have high expectations for oysters and they did not disappoint. Nice, briny,...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Legal Harboside with my friends and I was impressed by the ambience and food quality. I had the lobster which was perfect, prawns as starter (highly recommended) and calamari (super good, it's with jalapenos). The restaurant is next to the ocean and it...More

Thank Nikolas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed an early dinner by the window of lobster and grilled haddock. The portions were large, and the food was good. We also order a half bottle of a wine we often buy. Very good restaurant and acceptable prices.

Thank Bleu-I's K
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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Gary S
30 May 2017|
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Response from Aussietrip77 | Reviewed this property |
walking distance
Caitlyn A
22 June 2016|
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Response from CaseyfromBoston | Reviewed this property |
Keep the dogs away from even the patio. Leave the dog at home!
Louise S
28 October 2015|
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Response from LegalSeaFoods | Property representative |
Hello Louise, Thank you for your inquiry. Below is the information as it pertains to our Legal Harborside location: Our validation will net you a $2/hr discount for up to 2 hours in the Park Lane Garage. Valet parking... More
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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. Join Legal Harborside on Facebook for a seat at our virtual table.
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