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.
Hard to beat Legal Seafood. We all had delicious entrees. Fresh seafood, awesome bread and appetizer
Birthday dinner! Awesome Food!
Lunch Outing with friends
The seafood was fresh and high quality, but was prepared in a very boring and bland manner. For example, two of the party ordered the cojo salmon and it was as plain as can be. Again, cooked well and a nice piece, but just blah flavor. The accompanying scallop skewer was also very plain and blah as well. I ordered the tuna steak and that would have been bland as well, but I had requested they add the same seasonings as the appetizer (our server said that's how she eats it as well), and it was pretty tasty. Again, the accompanying shrimp had no seasoning and was just plain. Given the high price tag, a terrible value and outstanding disappointment. So much better seafood preparations out there - should have gone to McCormick and Schmicks if we were going to go to a chain...
Wine flight to start the evening, typical to have one that isn’t so grand in the mix. Fresh lobster was good, but not outstanding. Finished with bananas foster which needs some work on execution, poured hot bananas and sauce over ice cream and in 3-2-1 you had delicious soup, but soup nonetheless. Service was above average and the whole evening was nice to get away.
Freshest shellfish you will find. Period.
First time at Legal - it was worth the wait! Food was excellent. Wait staff very helpful in offering recommendations and checking periodically that dining needs were being met.
Excellent food and service. It's worth every dime. Whenever I'm in the area I set aside an evening for Legal Seafoods.
The food was outstanding and delicious, we were glad that we went there. Thank you.
Kudos to Stacy our waitress, she provided excellent service and was extremely knowledgeable about our menu choice. I would highly visit again and request her as my servers.
The food was delicious and in inviting. Truly enjoyed the company, atmosphere and meal.
Always outstanding service and food. I look forward to coming here whenever I am in town.
I was surprised this location no longer has a parking lot, but there was ample and easy and free street parking directly up the street after 6:30pm. The food was good and I was accommodated well at the bar. I would go again.
Nice find near Arlington hotel. Very fresh fish. Wonderful service
Great food & service! This is one of our favorite places to eat at when we are in town.
While Legal Sea Foods was good overall, we were expecting more for the value we received. The hostess sat us next to a mom with her two small children that were running around making loud noises. We had an early reservation and there were plenty of other options, but they didn't think. We love kids so we didn't let it ruin our experience. The crab cakes were good, but the rest of the dish was fair. The stuffed shrimp was good, but the broccoli was not cooked enough - still very hard, which I prefer some tenderness. Not sure I would return as there are plenty of other options for the price that have better food.
Lobster Roll was soggy and didn’t have much flavor. Reagan National does a better job.
The food is always very good and consistent. The staff is gracious and attentive. We enjoyed delicious grilled fish in a lemon butter sauce and the fried clams(a regular favorite). The vegetables were cooked to perfection. The Boston cream pie was different and excellent as was the key lime pie with the right amount of tartness. We will return soon.
I really enjoyed the food. The restaurant was too hot that day and a little too small for the amount of people dining.
Dinner was outstanding - the waitress was so good, when I mentioned what I was considering but what I didn't like about it, she suggested changes to two items & we had the perfect dinner. Fresh grilled Red Snapper - it was delicious. Will visit again soon.
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!
Father’s Day meal was great!
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.