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Legal Test Kitchen

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
+1 617-330-4730
11:00 - 02:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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232 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Which, could, of course, just mean that my expectations were too high, but given the restaurant's reputation for high-quality food, I would have expected better. I ate two meals here. The first, a small shellfish tower ($27.95) was good: Not a tower (the large one probably is), but a nice selection of clams, oysters, shrimp, and snow crab claws; the... More 

Thank JMinNC
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was fantastic, and the mac and cheese, lobster roll were all delicious. My husband got the lettuce wrap and the kimchi he felt was a bit too salty. Otherwise, lovely restaurant and only a block away from our hotel.

Thank NYCKateWK
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend, very tasty fish tacos! I've been to LTK before, very reliable. A little more expensive than I would like, but I guess it comes with the location being on the fan pier. Definitely recommend for lunch, also offers options for those less inclined to fish or seafood.

Thank JerryD54
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several collegues suggested that we eat here even though it is a chain restraunt. I must say it was a great suggestions. If you like fresh seafood this is the place to go.

Thank drcollins64
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at Legal Test Kitchen at Logan Airport on a night when there were many hundreds of stranded passengers due to weather problems, 5- to 8-hour flight delays and cancellations. The staff were amazing, though working well past the end of their shifts. They were helpful, cheerful, accommodating, and moved people in and out of the restaurant with alacrity... More 

Thank MitchMeg
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the day at the Boston Flower Show decide to have seafood for dinner. Waiter was super and very attentive. Hostess sat us in an alcove as we had a toddler with us. This allowed us to push a stroller behind which was great when she decided to fall asleep during the meal. For a Legal establishment the food... More 

Thank Vince C
East Windsor, New Jersey
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Legal location has some different options than the traditional properties. Not everything is ideal, but the things I have tried were very good.

Thank Case1096
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy seafood and drinks with friends, this place is great. I came with some clients, and found the place just way too loud for business. We enjoyed the meal and no one left hungry or disappointed, but we had to go back to the hotel bar to finish our business discussion

Thank UnkieD
North Shore, MA
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169 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had a nice dinner with out-of-town friends at Legal Test Kitchen in the Seaport. A reservation got us off to a quick start with immediate seating, but service after that was quite slow; our waiter apologized for the delays several times, however, and was pleasant and courteous throughout our meal. Although the Test Kitchen offers some dishes not found... More 

Thank Route128North
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I'm glad I made a reservation because this place was quite busy (there was also a convention going on nearby so that probably didn't help). Our server really took care of us. She was super nice and gave us great recommendations. The clam chowder is really a must when you eat here and the crab cakes are SO good! The... 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, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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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 deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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