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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” (410 reviews)
“lobster roll” (166 reviews)
“crab cakes” (88 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
270 Northern Ave, Liberty Wharf, Boston, MA 02210-2022
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here on our last night in Boston. After a long but enjoyable walk form our hotel we were seated straight away (we had a reservation). We were offered an outside table which we accepted, what a good choice that was! We had a...More

Thank APinkLady
Reviewed 3 days ago

I made reservations months ago for a table outside on the 2nd floor at Legal Harborside for Friday July 13th as I was taking my daughter to the Charlie Puth concert next door, and I know that if you don't make a reservation at Legal's...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In town for a mix of business and pleasure. Wanted to check out the up and coming Seaport scene. Legal Hatbourside ranked high for seafood quality and waterside seating so we checked it out. Our server, Taylor, was energetic and very knowledgable about the menu...More

Thank Shanalisa25
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wife and I had supper here while in town for our anniversary. It was fantastic! For starters we had the crab cake. Absolutely delicious!! Huge chunks of crab. She had sushi for supper and I had shrimp. We were both overly satisfied wit the portion...More

Thank ryantreichert
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on a Saturday evening for an early dinner, but it was packed at 6 pm! We had to sit inside by the pizza bar area unfortunately! Would have loved to sit near the window or in a location to see the ocean! The server...More

Thank ADM12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the Harbor, great atmosphere and the most delicious food we had the entire time we were in Boston. What a wonderful experience we will always remember!

Thank R4233RJkimg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat upstairs in the "fine dining" area. It was very nice, beautiful view, nice staff but it wasn't as great of an experience as I thought it would be. The prices were on the higher side which would have been fine had the food...More

Thank jen127bryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time here! The location is beatiful with amaziing harbor views, and the food was outstandiing, as was the wine and craft beer list. I had a very good and reasonably priced Sancerre by the glass. The fried green beans with spicy...More

Thank KSarahGH
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremely nervous to eat out because I had been "glutened" twice in the past 4 months at restaurants in RI where we live. I read the reviews of Legal Harborside and so many raved of the GF options and careful service. As I...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here before the Steve Miller/Peter Frampton show last night. I was so looking forward to it, that we even made reservations. We live just north of Boston and know seafood and love it! However, I ordered a clam chowder after...More

Thank JohnN59
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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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
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Aussietrip77 | Reviewed this property |
walking distance
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Outside in the patio You mean? I think yes.
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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