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Legal Sea Foods

#64 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116-6506 (Dartmouth Street)
+1 617-266-7775
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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400 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was outstanding at this Legal... I'm at the Logan/Boston airport in terminal B by gate B8.... the service, provided by Yasmin was outstanding. She was super!!!!!!!! The wines were super and the scrod was delectable!!!!! I always eat here when I'm traveling on the east coast!!!!!

Thank gary c
Mission Viejo
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time at this Legal Seafood. Whenever we visit Boston we get scrod (not available in California) or lobsters. Food better than other L.S.'s I've been to although the scrod was a bit dry.

Thank Arthur R
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Convenient when shopping and close to Copley square hotels. Solid basic fish and seafood. Seafood always fresh. When you crave good basic seafood this is a good place to turn to.

Thank Gigi N
Andover, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in the city attending a performance of the BSO on a Saturday evening and decided to try this Legal Seafoods since it's not far from Symphony Hall. The waiter was outstanding; great job on wine paring and very attentive. I had the king crab legs, which were fantastic. Very few places sell these, and Legal's... More 

Thank Ron R
New York City, New York, USA
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location did not disappoint. I've been to other locations in Boston, but never here. The only criticism I have is that it was hard to find. We are not Bostonians so we did not know that it was inside a mall. We finally accessed it through the Marriott after I asked a parking attendant. Once inside the shopping center,... More 

Thank dgfvsxz
Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good clam chowder and good lobster. The rest of the menu is kinda weak. The place has become to "touristy". But not a bad meal.

Thank Ander A
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this restaurant so much we ate there twice on our 3 day stay! The seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. The servers are knowledgeable, polite and friendly. We had the three fish platter - thought it was the choice of three fish. . .no, it's three pieces of different types of fish, as well as scallops (utterly... More 

Thank hutchins2016
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here first after checking in our hotel (Westin). Up on the second floor of the Copley Place Mall. We went to the bar where we were greeted with friendly bartenders. We ordered their specialty drinks - Margaritas and Pomegranate Lemon Drop both delicious! We also tried their Crab Cake (out of this world good!), Shrimp Cocktail along with... More 

Thank NikonCoupleSoFlo
Exeter, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always an excellent dining experience. I preferred the location at the Pru but this location had great views if you get close enough to the windows

Thank Jeannine C
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last weekend my husband and I had lunch at the Copley Place Legal Sea Foods. The ambiance was pleasant; we were seated near a window with a good view of Boston and the walking trail below. Then a large gathering of toddlers and parents were seated near us. Because we had the one noisy group, the hosts decided to seat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place Mall, Boston, MA 02116-6506
    (Dartmouth Street)
  • Public Transportation: Copley (Green Line) or Back Bay (Orange Line) “T” stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-7775
We know shopping induces hunger - and Legal Sea Foods reels in those who want to splash down for a meal or grab-and-go. Our restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston's historic South End. Here the views and the seafood are second to none.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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