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Legal Test Kitchen

) #178 of 2,406 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
+1 617-330-4730
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long hot morning of boarding Tall Ships, Legal Test Kitchen was a welcome sight. Service was excellent, and particularly notable given the Sail Boston crowds. We shared a starter and ordered two mains and all demonstrated the creative twist that LTK puts on...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Kaitlin"-? I probably spelled her name wrong, but she was the exceptional bartender that served us on the Fri. & Sat. evenings of Sail Boston weekend. The combination of her beautiful smile, warm personality and menu expertise are what make her exceptional. Her recommendations -...More

Thank Marc H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was recommended by hotel concierge. This is test kitchen for Legal Seafood restaurants, so they try out new dishes here(thus, menu changes every couple of weeks). Had the herbed goat cheese baked cod with fingerling potatoes and garlic green beans. Most times, other places overcook...More

Thank Localfoodie7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for some Chowdah!! We were not disappointed. The server was nice and informative and provided great service. We only stayed for a drink and soup but enjoyed both.

Thank JourneyMan339
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable restaurant in the harbor area and close to the convention center. There were five of us and we all enjoyed our meals. The calamari was light, the scallops were sweet and the shrimp and crab delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank AAR47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Legal Test Kitchen was very busy last night. The people are nice and professional. Since it was just my daughter and me, they said they can probably seat us as soon as people left but they can't guarantee how long. My daughter and I...More

Thank vacationer1841
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner on business. Took forever to get someone to pay attention to us once we were seated, and wait staff seemed impatient and bothered when we asked questions I had the shrimp and lobster with noodles. Well they got 2 out of 3...More

Thank Maxxmaxx44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an avid fan of clam chowder i'm happy to say that LTK carries the original and one of the best chowders around, as for the rest of the menu, i'm not so sure. I realize its not a regular Legal's, hence the name, and...More

Thank Bellasarius
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have been several times and have not really liked any of the food. The chowder is extremely thick and lumpy....fish and chips - the fish did not taste fresh. not going back

Thank Isharli
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went there for lunch it was a little spicy but good. I am used to milder soups. The atmosphere was fun and the service was great.

Thank bhopperton
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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Amy F
parking? how is this different from regular legal sea foods?
10 October 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from jccpbc | Reviewed this property |
As the name implies, this is where Legal test new dishes but also has some of the same ones they have at their regular Legal Seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
  • 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: +1 617-330-4730
  • E-mail
Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), a Legal Sea Foods concept, ventures into uncharted waters and pushes the boundaries of innovation in premium food and drink. Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails cast a wide net in attracting those who have an appetite for fun. Located in the Seaport District, our restaurant 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. LTK is both a destination and neighborhood hangout and our extended hours of operation make us a late night lure. In season, you can eat sea fare while smelling the salt air in our patio seating.
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