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Boston Restaurants

Legal Harborside

  • 270 Northern Ave. Map It
  • Waterfront
  • Seafood

Updated 11/13/2013

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Paying homage both to the waterfront legend it replaces—Jimmy's Harborside—and its own family-owned roots, Legal Harborside is an intentional one-off, three-floor, 20,000-square-foot facility unlike any other restaurant in the chain. Level 3 is a rooftop bar and lounge with a sushi menu and copper-fronted fireplace, three walls of windows, and two patios overlooking the waterfront. Level 1 has a fish market, picniclike tables overlooking the marina, and a New England

seafood menu. However, it's Level 2, open only for dinner, which tries something different with its experimental menu and fine-dining setting not offered at any other Legal Sea Food. Apps range from the traditional (lobster soup) to the unusual (crispy pig's head and fried clam); filet mignon with Alaskan king crab goes beyond your standard surf and turf dinner entrée, while corn and chorizo add southwest notes to the butter-poached lobster with mussels. The wine list has 50 varieties carefully selected from vintners whom, like Legal Sea Food, are committed to keeping it all in the family.

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270 Northern Ave., Liberty Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts, 02210, United States

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  • No lunch on Level 2

Updated 11/13/2013


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