Legal Sea Foods - Braintree – Forbes Road

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Our location in Braintree is making a splash. Designed to evoke memories of vintage seafood restaurants, the space offers as many seating options as fish in the sea. Most notable are the three bars – including an oyster bar and food bar along the exposed kitchen – to satisfy any thirst (or hunger) for fun. In warm weather, a glass wall slides back to a large patio. Our menu includes all the Legal Sea Foods classics, but also some specialties of the house that will reel you in. />We’re located right off of Route 93 in South Shore Place, across the street from South Shore Plaza.

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MariaC
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar . The bartenders were AWESOME. Great customer service . Very satisfied.

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NealG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these trying times Legal did an excellent job. Staff was friendly and willing to accommodate all requests. Patrons were seated in such a manner as to maintain an empty table between guests. Each table and all chairs were cleaned by staff members after the patrons departed. Two thumbs up for the extra effort.
Food was wonderful, as it always is. Once the virus has cleared and things get back to normal I'll be back to support Legal Seafood.

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dougd
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never used the reservation as we ate at the bar. All was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great and they were very accommodating with our toddler. The only thing that wasn't so amazing was the service. We were waiting for our food for a good amount of time (people around us who arrived after us were getting their meals) and no one came over to tell us why. FINALLY, our server came over and indicated that they burnt the pita on my sandwich and remaking it. I said that was fine and I'll take it w/o the pita. She said she can't do that b/c that's not up to their standards to serve it w/o the pita. So we had to continue to wait a little longer for my meal.....

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veec
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Legal's Seafood is one of our favorite restaurants. We had a wonderful time at the Braintree location.

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vipEscoffier
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not up to usual Legal standards. Trout was lukewarm. Seafood casserole bland. It used to be reliably good. This dinner mediocre at best.

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BobStM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food was average at least, actually I should say below average. Expected much better for $180 meal. Service was awfully slow. Took forever for everything. Wife asked for lemon for her fish and it didn’t get to the table till we were almost finished with our meal.

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SometimesIEatAlone
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated in a small booth by the bar. The restaurant was mostly empty. The management was on top of everything. Waiter had great personality but forgot a few things. They did not mark off our Open Table reservation despite checking in.

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jerraeb
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in New England.

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CathyA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal has become our go to restaurant to celebrate birthdays. Every fish dish is excellent and the wait staff is attentive and personable. Will be back!

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JulianneS
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was scrumptious as always. I did not like where we were seated because it was right next to where the servers rang up their bills. So I was greeted to conversations I didn’t want to hear. I prefer the old place so this place is nice as well.

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Nats317
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Our server was amazing... even with such a busy rush that night because of the special she handled everything flawlessly.
She anticipated all of our needs and reminded me why I need to come back Legal's more often.

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JayJ
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a wonderful time at legals Braintree , the 2 lobsters for 30$ was a great deal. Lobsters were a good size and our drinks were great. We waited o long time for our drinks. Otherwise a fun night.

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michn
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Due to a special dining event, our service was out of order (the main special entree came out before drinks and apps) but overall great food and service.

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robert
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had issue with hostesses , my brother and wife came in and gave my name for the reservation and was told there was none.I used my name and was seated and told they would look out for my brother.they came 2 minutes after us but waited 15 minutes until I came out looking for them.I was going to wait for them but hostesses said to go sit down and get settled.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful ..we had the leap year lobster special which we split
Although it came with one corn on the Cobb so we asked for another...when we received our bill the charge for one ear of corn was 5 dollars and 50 cents...I found that to be ridiculous...which intern put a damper on our wonderful meal ..with almost 700 lobster being served you would think an ear of corn would be complementary....this will make me hesitate the next time they run a special.

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vipMichelle
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the lobster special!!!

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TIMOTHYD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

GREAT RESTAURANT,GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE.LIKE TOO MANY PLACES 2 PEOPLE GET THE WORST SEATING. THEY TRY TO SIT YOU AT A TABLE AGAINST A WINDOW THAT IS SO SMALL IT SHOULD BE FOR PLAYING CARDS NOT TRYING TO HAVE A VERY EXPENSIVE DINNER OR A SMALL BOOTH IN THE BAR THAT HAS A CONTINUOUS FLOW OF PEOPLE WALKING PAST YOU LOOKING FOR A SEAT AT THE BAR. ASK FOR A DIFFERENT TABLE AND YOU MAY GET IT BUT NOT WITHOUT AN ATTITUDE THAT ASKING FOR AN ADULT SIZED TABLE FOR 2 PEOPLE IS ASKING FOR A LOT.

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eeFoodluvsu
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a nice event for leap year having the twin lobsters. It would be nice to have this more often for other events/ holidays. My friend and I enjoyed it and thought it was a fun time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was exquisite as usual!

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kylah
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, we enjoyed the $29.00 deal that included two lobsters!

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bigdog
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we were seated before our reservation. the server was excellent and very attentive to our heeds.The price was excellent for the twin lobsters that we ordered. i recommend this LSF for your next lunch or dinner

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Rose
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never miss the leap year lobster special. It was very busy and service was good though not optimal. Meal and value were outstanding.

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Dorie
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Very sad that Legal Seafoods has delicious side options, such as the potatoes, polenta, and jasmine rice, and what we received for this "deal" of two lobsters and two sides was two tiny lobsters with a dollop of bad coleslaw and corn on the cob about the size of a thumb and as dry as a desert.

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Judy
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Legal in Braintree. I had the artic char and it was cooked perfectly. Our server was on point. She was friendly but not overly so. Made some great recommendations. I highly recommend Legal!

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Yogini
New England
64 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of options for delicious seafood. Loved the cauliflower spicy apps. We were seated promptly, great service, timely orders served (very not too fast) , beautifully prepared and presented. Delicious.

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JonF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and attentive staff. always know will get a good meal here

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Waited for a table for 30 minutes after arriving on time for a reservation.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was quite good and the server was very attentive. My first selection of beer was not available and there were a number of younger children that, at times, brought up the noise level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Brian.
Jose the bartender he is amazing..
Food is always fresh and delicious.

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Pina
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal Seafood was a great choice for lunch. Wait staff and reception staff were all friendly and helpful.

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Donna
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years....our fav restaurant!

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CarolynS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was here out of town and always have to go to Legals with my family. Great seafood and great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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vipKruger
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef does a great job with allergy needs, and the service, especially with accessibility support is fantastic. We all enjoyed the good food and service!

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bostonfranko
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently went to the Legal Sea Foods in Brantree and the food was excellent (as it always is with Legal's.)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I walked in and asked for my reservation. Immediately we were being taken to our seats. They gave us a nice booth next to the window with a nice little view. The carb cake was a delight I highly recommend them to anyone eating at this location. The complimentary buns and butter just melted with flavor in your mouth. The salmon was cooked to perfection. We both greatly enjoyed our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Never again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day venue! Staff was awesome!

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vipPhil
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall it was good, food, waitress were excellent. But being seated in the bar section for a romantic dinner is not acceptable

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