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Legal Sea Foods, Chestnut Hill Bar - Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
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Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

4.4
4.4
4451 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Our two-story fish emporium elevates the 40-year legacy of our original location in Chestnut Hill (a few doors down from where we are now). Here we feature a large raw bar, open kitchen and glass-enclosed lounge. In warmer months, we retract the lounge’s glass walls and ceiling for drinking under the sun or stars. And we open our patio, overlooking Hammond Pond, for al fresco dining. Join us upstairs at our restaurant or shop our fish market on the first floor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 277-7300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor DeLeo and Liz Finlay: (888) 905-3570

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Cross street

    Route 9 and Hammond Street

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the rear lot right in front of our door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Newtonville

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The prices for food that I can make at home were outrageous. The food was salty as well. We have come to Legals' my whole life. Just not what it used to be.
  2. C

    Carolina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good place to watch the world cup over a good meal
  3. SF

    SusanF

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very disappointed in the "new" Legals. It's simply not as good. Prices have gone up dramatically while the portion size has decreased dramatically. The menu has been parred down (some of my favorites no longer there). I got a small piece of pistachio crusted salmon with fries for $33. It simply wasn't worth it. Won't be running back. Service also super slow and it's noisy.
  4. p

    paulb

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The revised menu unfortunately is missing some old favorites. Fish chowder, sole, tuna burger.
  5. TK

    TomK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great meal with solid service. Every diner at our table was happy and felt they had a good meal.
  6. k

    keithm

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We started with the calamari and the clam chowder both are very good could have used a few more peppers in the calamari. My main course which was the baked Scrod was very good it was done perfectly. Sharon's rainbow Caterpillar roll was good she enjoyed it. Richard had the swordfish in there definitely were a few issues with that. First they didn't peel the skin off from around the fish I've never seen that not done before cuz boy if you bite into that it's like biting into a big rubber band. The other thing is the fish was warm around the edges but stone cold in the center I don't know whether it was a reheat or what but we sent it back. They comped the swordfish and offered Richard something else and he accepted the salmon which he said was much better. Overall there were a few hiccups tonight but it wasn't terrible but I'm glad that they did properly take care of dealing with the swordfish that's how you properly do it you I hate saying comp the meal if you have to.
  7. DA

    DanielA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch was quiet enough, not sure about dinner. I miss the old menu items, seafood/fish chowder in particular.
  8. L

    Leeveean

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great meal! My guest had gumbo and I had trout. Manager gave us a complimentary key lime pie dessert!
  9. PZ

    PZColcap

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    The server was awesome, very attentive and friendly. The food was terrible. My swordfish was frozen, and the broccoli was more than Al dente. Hubby said the shrimp tasted frozen too, more like overcooked hockey pucks.
  10. LG

    LisaG

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Grilled salmon and your crab cakes were both excellent
  11. AM

    AtharM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I saw the advertisement in TV for branzino , but they didn't have that in the menu. I got trout ,which was good .
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  13. TL

    TomL

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THe food is always excellent--the service is great also. Food is served promptly and hot.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visiting family. Great place to enjoy a good meal, in a nice place with great ambiance. Prices are a little higher, the portions are a little smaller, but you know the food will be good, and the service was Excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family Get together
  16. A

    Andy

    New England

    107 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Definitely NOT the original Chestnut Hill Legal of the Berkowitz era, where we ate the majority of our Friday night dinners for more than a decade. Obviously corporate now. Limited menu. Food adequate but not special. Unclean overall, especially the restrooms. Unwelcoming dining rooms. On the positive side, the hostess was very accommodating of our seating requests to minimize my wife’s hearing difficulties. She should be commended. Server was pleasant but not remarkable. Unlikely that we’ll return to this location, even though it is in our neighborhood.
  17. SG

    ShirleyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food little pricey but worth it Good customer service seeing it was very busy it seemed that was what caused some delay in getting drinks and bread
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great night out with two of my daughter and my sister in law!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They do seafood right!
  21. L

    Lee123

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner!
  22. C

    Candy

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Legal Seafood at Chestnut Hill is in a beautiful location, with large windows making it bright with a view of trees. The service was attentive, and all the food was delicious.
  23. JM

    JacquelineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great 😃👍
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening out Seated at our favorite table! Food was hot, tasty and plentiful Service was excellent!
  25. k

    kittywolf

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The usually great food was only ok. And even more expensive than usual. But the service could not have been better. I asked for something not on the menu and it was produced!
  26. ER

    ElaineR

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our daughter and her Boyfriend (from Arizona) for his first visit to Legal Sea Foods. He loved it as did we (always do).
  27. a

    anonymous

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salomon dish from the test kitchen portion of the menu was excellent. Be sure to give it a try.
  28. JJ

    JJ2M

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect environment for a business lunch. oooooooo
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best scrod ever. Excellent service!
  30. b

    birthdayboy

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We had a very enjoyable meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Consistently Great food
  32. CS

    CharlesS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    When in the Boston area we make a point of eating at Legal Seafood. Not certain we will visit again. The over head lights shine down like spot lights. We ordered two of the same apps (calamari). The portions were completely different. Our entrees included filet cooked medium and shrimp scampi. The file was purple on the inside. We sent it back and the outside was burned and the inside was rare. Broke my heart to hear my son say “I’m so hungry I’ll eat it” only to have an upset stomach later that night. The pasta in the scampi was saturated in butter and was a hard mound likely having been cooked prior to our order. For three people and two glasses of wine it was a very disappointing $250+ meal and I’ll rethink if we will ever visit again.
  33. PA

    PAPA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the chestnut hill location everyone is very nice from the front desk to the staff the workers at the bar the best
  34. DS

    DanielleS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service! Nice view and convenient to shops!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Okay—not a wow experience. A seafood restaurant that over grilled and dried out my scallops? Never used to happen.
  36. A

    Annsy

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved our food. Some favorites here are: the fish chowder, fried oysters, shrimp gumbo. Also, the cosmopolitans are fabulous !
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Head a great experience, great food, nice view of the lake
  38. LC

    LewisC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fish was excellent, sauce on scampie fair, French fries was terrible (undercooked and cold).
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, except the dessert.
  40. YS

    YvonneS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful. Quiet table as requested. Excellent server!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 277-7300.

Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 4451 OpenTable diners.

Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill

55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9 and Hammond Street

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the rear lot right in front of our door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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