Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
New England Clam Chowder
Seared Gulf of Maine Scallops
carrot purée, pancetta, spring peas, baby carrots
Grilled or Cajun Shrimp**
All good except for the mice!!! Sit at a high top!
Wonderful food. Great service.
Service as always good. Haddock was dry. The rest is to reach 50 words
Very good atmosphere and food ! Service was quick! 10/10
We went there twice for the last couple of weeks but the staff didn’t cooperate with us. We were a big group of 12 people and last week 9 people. Never sat down outside or even didn’t get two table next to each other. One person of the greeters who is tall and skinny was not friendly at all . Didn’t ask her name .
Great option to eat outdoors; menu is reduced compared to prior pandemic but still enough options.
Sushi menu is really good. Proper drinks.
Service was good and attentive.
Legal is under new ownership and management. This was the best tasting meal for all five of us there. The portions were bigger as well. We have always been fans of Legal, but this was truly the best ever.
Had a great experience here despite COVID restrictions (with which they did a great job). Had the fish tacos which were delicious! Also the scallops were excellent.
Our dining experience was great. Warm cordial welcome, seating was good our server was professional, attentive and polite. Meal was very good.
Excellent food! One of our favorite restaurants to dine with!
We were welcomed by the very sweet hostesses, and shown to our seat.
We enjoyed our food. My husband was a bit disappointed with the Cioppino's size and selection of fish in it. He felt it was not the same plentiful item it used to be. It had 1 small piece of white fish, 1 shrimp, 1 scallop, a piece of a lobster tail and many mussels and calamari.
No starch any longer- just the tomato broth and 1 slice of buttered, maybe garlic bread.
My scallops were tasty- We enjoyed our wine and it was a very pleasant evening. Our server and team were all kind and welcoming.
Love the new renovation! Food and service were very good.
Really disappointed. Food not very good. Seems very different from the last time I was there and extremely pricey for what you get. Won’t rush back!
Birthday Was not acknowledged. Scallops were mediocre. Nice setting
The stuffing in the baked stuffed lobster was disappointing. It was stuffed with a bunch of dry Ritz Crackers. Not what I expected. I did not eat any of the stuffing.
Good food, enough to take some home; a bit on the expensive side.
Our Server Brandon was the best! He even got an Uber for us as they were hard to come by
The food was fresh and tasty. There is a clear change in the clam Chowder—a bit salty and thinner. Second time noticing the change from the original recipe.
Legal seafood never disappoints! This as my first time in the new restaurant and we sat in the bar area. Beautiful view of the pond out back. Tables were spaced apart so we felt safe. Will go back!
Food was mediocre. Or, as my mother would say, “It’s not like it used to be.”
We have been going to Legal since it came to Newton in 1975! Always reliable and delicious. We love the whole staff, great service!
Always enjoy LS chestnut hill - good food and service!
Back to serving delicious and fresh seafood! Service was great.
Meh. So so ........................................
Easy reservation. Atmosphere great. Service good but waited almost 20 for ice cream dessert. Coffee came quickly. Order farrow asparagus side. No farrow came but it was wheat berries. No asparagus, just a few shavings from stem. Otherwise-tasty.
Excellent service and delicious food. Large portions served quickly and hot.
The atmosphere, waitress and food were great! This is my go to place for eats.
The first course of Wellfleet oysters was superb - fresh, sweet, and salty. The Maine scallops that followed were a close second.
We had a pleasant and delicious dinner.
The food quality has diminished. fish over cooked and not hot. Shrimp cocktail still really good as is house salad. Service was very good.
Don’t expect the same quality of food or options with the ownership change. We won’t be returning.
Clifton is the best!
We enjoyed sitting by the large open windows! It was a beautiful evening at 70 degrees!!
The food was delicious but it took awhile before our dinner order was taken. Cocktails arrived in a timely manner. We liked the size of the portions which were substantial. Great place to get good fish!! Perfect setting for a date or business meeting.
The receptionist lady with yellow skirt was not helpful and not friendly to kids. Very disappointed
Very expensive, and every year got more and more expensive
Booked an outdoor table on Open Table. Showed up to reservation on time. However, the host stated I would need to wait 90 minutes for an outdoor table. Would not choose to dine at the Chestnut Hill location again since they do not honor seating options properly during COVID.
the lady with yellow skirt in the reception was so unfriendly and without helpful at all.
Changes to menu a negative. No more onion strings, fries now seasoned, cup of chowder smaller and beer battered fried fish not as light as previous fried fish.
At one time Legal food had great taste and although prices were high it was still a good value, but now prices have gone up and portions have decreased as well as the taste of the food, the fried seafood had no taste and the sea bass was not cooked all the way, I would not recommend eating there any longer
You can order delivery directly from Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill using the Order Online button. Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 277-7300.
Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 3853 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.