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Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
+1 617-477-2900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (393 reviews)
“lobster roll” (164 reviews)
“chowder” (98 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Harbor view with a large, modern, open space. Nice bar and noise level that is manageable during peak hours. Fresh seafood is what you'll always get in this location. The clam chowder, lobster roll and seafood casserole are consistently good. It is a little...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 3 days ago

My opinion, overrated restaurant. I will have to say, the clam chowder is the BEST I've ever eaten. I should of just ordered the clam chowder and not the crispy fried shrimp. Wayyyyyyyyy too greasy, I think it was cooked by a Southern chef. And...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are smart enough to take a Harbor Cruise of Boston Harbor, then you owe it to yourself to top it off with a visit to Legal. Their clam chowder is quite good as is the bread that is served with it. The lobster...More

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was fine, but not somehow beyond normal good seafood. Prices were as expected. Wine list was OK, not great. Service was very good, attentive, we did dine early in the evening and it was not crowded. I give it the VG because it...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at Legal Harborside! Excellent service! We ate downstairs (more casual, which we wanted). Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and helpful with questions. The food was delicious, served timely, and served hot. The view is beautiful and the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to the Inman Square and other greater Boston locations over the years, and the rooftop space overlooking the harbor is the nicest so far. The requisite New England style clam chowder is consistently the best chowder ever in my opinion; start with a...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food, great wine list and the high quality of Legal Sea Food. The ambience is unique as is the location. The Seaport is the up and coming neighborhood of Boston with plenty of restaurants, hotels and offices. GE is to build their own headquarters...More

Thank pcontis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I apologize for the lateness of this review as I have been busy with work. But, it is important for race relations that I tell this story, otherwise this country cannot expect to progress towards equality. This situation occurred in October of 2017. I made...More

Thank amitche5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was just the one side of the restaurant that we were seated on, but the tables were very close to one another and was proving difficult to maneuver getting up (ie. going to the bathroom) because the chairs were so close to one...More

Thank DukeP31
Reviewed 1 week ago

After an evening arrival at Logan from the West Coast, we stopped by prior to our trip home to Rhode Island. My wife and I shared Rhode Island stuffies, a grilled romaine and blue cheese salad and the trout dinner along with glass of sancerre....More

Thank RItraveller
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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20 August 2017|
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Response from Charmed1994 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! There is a separate prep and cook area to limit cross contamination as well as gluten free breads
Gary S
30 May 2017|
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walking distance
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
  • 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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