Fodor's Expert Review Legal Harborside

$$$$ Downtown Boston Seafood Fodor's Choice

Three huge floors, three different menus, and one spectacular view makes Legal Harborside a worthy flagship for Boston's iconic Legal Sea Foods brand. The first level pays tribute to Legal's 1950s fish market with a casual vibe and simple menu of seafood favorites; a raw bar shucks a dozen-plus varieties of fresh oysters, too. Open only in the evenings and on weekends, the third-level, year-round rooftop bar and lounge features wines by the glass, punch, sangria, and a sushi menu. And, if you plan to share a meal in the second-floor dining room, you'll have to dress up a bit. The vibe is fine dining, and the kitchen prepares offerings to match, including innovative chilled shellfish starters, roasted and broiled seafood dishes, and steaks a la carte. The wine list features unique, small production vintages. The second floor opens specific hours for lunch, and then again for dinner. On all three floors, the expansive views of Boston Harbor are some of the best in the city.

Seafood Lunch Dinner $$$$ Views Lively Quick Bite Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

270 Northern Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts  02210, USA


Known For:
  • Prime waterfront location
  • Excellent seafood options
  • Legal Seafood's flagship restaurant

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