Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
For all those who love seafood in Crystal City, the world really can be your oyster. Choose from among the 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish we serve simply prepared, 365 days a year.
In season, our patio seating is a lure for those who choose the fresh seafood and fresh air combo.
Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
Peter, the GM, is very personable. Our server, Madisin was attentive and made sure to check on us often.
Service was prompt and food was pretty good. I would go again.
Very pleasant! The staffs were courteous and friendly. Guests were late and they made us feel welcome and not rushed!
I've dined at LS at this location many times and found it not to have a good bartender. I drink the same drink but was told that they didn't and have never carried Ketel one Citron or Grey Goose when I definitely know they have. Drinks were really bad. Got an upset stomach from the wings.
Park in the garage 2 buildings down and let the rest stamp the ticket
All was well
Food was good and service was very good. Good location and ambiance
An excellent meal, as always! Our server was great- the perfect amount of friendly but not intrusive.
This was the second time we have been to this particular Legal Sea Food restaurant. We have been to several others, including the original one in Cambridge, Massachusetts many years ago when it was the only one. I ordered the mixed fish/seafood grill. It included several large shrimp, several large scallops, as well as significant portions of tuna, salmon, and snapper. The portions were easily enough for two dinners. At $30, it was a bargain. I also enjoyed a flight of small servings of three different wines. My wife ordered trout, and enjoyed it. The service was also outstanding--the best I can remember at any of the restaurants in the chain.
Great gluten free options.
The place is small. It is very hot inside the restaurant
I enjoyed both lunch and dinner. Fish and chips and crab soup soup were delicious. In addition, the staffs were friendly.
The manager was spot on. Greeted us on arrival and deftly handled a menu request
Gold standard for service. Excellent food. Great for family or a date.
There must have been a problem with the ac. It was hot. I do want to thank the waitress who was excellent.
Delicious and great service!
Had reservations for 6:00pm. We were seated on time, had excellent service, and the meal was worth every penny. It was one of my top 5 dining experiences. Great selection and I would recommend Legal in a New York minute!
Tasty but salty! Service was excellent! Garage parking was very convenient.
Great experience. Chose a good night to be there. Was able to walk in and get seated immediately and the food was beyond expectation
Higher prices for average seafood. Farm salmon about same as supermarket. Was hoping for caught salmon.
This is a large and noisy place, so we expect to find it a loud environment. Unless you sit outside, you will always have this issue, but it's manageable. Just don't expect intimate and cozy. That said, the food is always good. The fried squid appetizer was one of the best I've had and you didn't even need the sauce, they were so crispy on the outside and tender on the inside Everything else was very good as well, from the special lobster to the scallops, tuna and swordfish. The wine list is reasonable. We had a good time with family and would not hesitate to go back.
The best New England Clam Chowder I have ever had.
We asked for a quiet table and we put in the main corridor near the kitchen. Crab soup was great, but mussels were less than remarkable.
Excellent service and food is great ! My husband and I do plan to attend again and will let our family and friends know about this awesome restaurant.
Service was excellent but the food was average at best. The Thai calamari was good but the almond crusted salmon left much to be desired. The crab cake tasted good but there wasn’t much to it. The ambiance was like any other restaurant and at that price point, I expect more.
The clam chowder is amazing, and their fresh warm rolls. I love the grilled shrimp. Service was great, as usual.
Excellent food great and awesome service ,wife enjoyed for her birthday.
I was dining to celebrate my birthday. Halima was an amazing waitress!
Kim makes this place even more of an amazing experience.
Convenient location in Crystal City. Peter the manager was extremely personable and our server Israel very attentive. Seafood, of course, their specialty and cioppino delicious.
The place was loud. It took awhile to be served but once we were it went fine. The food was just good not great. i got the Red snapper with mango salsa. It was fine but not special. My wife got something with shrimp, lemon grass and Asian noodles. Her was just fine too. Overall we enjoyed ourselves but I was hoping for better food.
Great! Loved the sunset dining outside. Crab cakes combo was excellent.
Great service and food looked perfect. Portions are small and prices a little high but typical for DC market.
Food was spectacular! We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and it was a great treat!
Look forward to this visit every year and we make sure Legal Seafood is on the schedule. Always the best seafood and service.
Our server, Meredith, was outstanding. Knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
Time to update the chairs and the ceiling shades. I felt like I walked into the 1970's.
Food was good though!
Food was great... cooked perfectly all the way down to the fries!!
Great service, very good food - sort of loud. Good menu
Food was great, service lacking. Server didnt greet for awhile and only came to the table a couple times.