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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New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa our server did a great job, food was excellent, great experience.

T
New England
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening. Food was served hot. Chowder is excellent.

S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had to wait almost one hour for our food to arrive, otherwise the meal was fine

s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The server had an attitude and rude. Any questions asked to the server about how they could alter a menu item was answered by a no. There were no alternatives to menu items for one of my guests who is a vegetarian. Service was extremely slow. At the end of our meal we asked the server for a dessert menu but never got one. The food quality was good, but we will never go back to this location again.

JD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attractive atmosphere and delicious food. I loved their tuna sashimi rice bowl and my husband's baked stuffed shrimp were terrific! We'll be back.

WK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. Hard to beat for a business meeting to impress clients.

T
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our server was excellent. The food was great, as always.

j
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very poor service food was vol and mushy’ not good won’t go back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Need year’s

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian our server was excellent and extremely attentive

b
New England
74 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal New Year’s Eve dining experience. Seated at reserved time. My dining partner and I started with an appetizer of Rhode Island calamari which was cooked perfectly with plenty of tentacles which I love. For entrees we chose Anna’s baked cod and an evening special of grilled mahi mahi. Both meals delicious and cooked to perfection. We were warmly greeted and escorted to our seats by very polite staff. Our server Erin provided great service. Kudos to the management of this restaurant who was able to take one of the busiest nights in the restaurant industry and make it run like a well oiled machine.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member is always so pleasant. We enjoy going to this location at any time of year. As soon as I arrive I am greeted by the hostess. We had reservations which was critical given it was New Year's eve. We were seated promptly. Our server greeted us and asked for our drink order. We ordered our food as was served in a reasonable amount of time. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the seafood casserole and my husband had the rainbow trout. Both dishes were amazing. We can't wait to go back!

D
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia was an amazing server! Seafood casserole was amazing and the chowder. The food, service, and speed of service were perfect.

BD
New England
130 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. We were there on a busy schedule, but the server was very attentive and the food arrived quickly. The music level made it difficult to talk, but this was a minor distraction.

c
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, and extremely courteous waiter (named Brian). We made a last minute reservation for 6 people for a birthday celebration and the folks at the restaurant were very accommodating. My mother has to use a walker, and there is a ramp conveniently located inside the restaurant to allow her to get to her table without walking up or down steps. They also allowed us to stow away the walker so it would not be in view or in the way of other patrons. All the meals were prepared fresh, and the desserts were great. I would recommend this Legal Sea Foods to others.

GB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was ok and open on Christmas Day.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive for Christmas

B
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Our server was peppy and running to keep up with her customer load. As such relaxed dining for our party of 3 was not to be. Our appetizers showed up from 3 different waitstaff coming from 3 directions. Food was lukewarm as if it had sat waiting for pickup. This was especially true of the main courses.

Exceptional: Filet Mignon. Perfectly prepared and buttery soft with good flavor. Horrid: clam appetizer. No clams, just filler. Avoid. My Salmon was properly prepared but the taste was off and it was cold. I’d give it another try. Clam Chowder was memorable, lobster bisque was too floury. We each had two beers and the bill was $180 plus tip.

Not a value.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I understand holidays are tough, but the management did not have enough staff, and to make matters worse, they overbooked reservations. The wait staff were so busy that 2 orders of food were dropped while we were there. One of them literally on an elderly woman’s arm and clothes. Our service was mediocre, but I overtipped our waitress because I knew she did her best and was apologetic.

CJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good - we come every Christmas Eve.

My only issue is ordering drinks - it takes forever from the time you order drinks for the table for them to arrive! Our drinks finally arrived half way thru the appetizer.

K
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

One meal was incorrect and by the time they brought the right order the rest of us were finished. The replacement order was undercooked. Not what we usually experience when we go to Legal Seafoods

AP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. The dish I ordered ( same one) is less expensive at other legal locations
than this one.

DK
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service...

DK
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great overall. Food, waitress, drinks were all amazing

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok nothing to rave about, the waitress I’m not sure she was having bad day, but seemed cranky the whole time except when came time to give check then was smiling more talkative. Like said don’t no if bad or timing just seemed like had no interest until tip time try to be nice and friendly

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner for my son and his girlfriend! Excellent food as usual! Excellent service!

M
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mussels had an incredible amount of garlic-too much!
I have had them numerous times at Braintree's LS, but never again.

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My go to seafood restaurant for 20 years and I was deeply disappointed with my app and meal. We always order calamari for our app and did so Friday evening. Worst we’ve ever had at Legal. Dry, overbreaded, overcooked, and you couldn’t taste the squid which was buried with breading.
Next came my meal. Always order the Jasmine special. Never had a bad version until Friday night. The broccoli was severely undercooked and the cheese was barely melted on top. Fortunately the shrimp were cooked well. Service was outstanding food was disappointing. Bad night in the kitchen!

FD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together with team

W
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was great, place was empty, mostly because the weather was bad outside

greaqt place to go

JC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only issue is that we signed up on the reservation for a low table, but were seated at a high chaired table. I went back up front to the Hostess and asked to be moved, which they did a few minutes later.

The food and service was very good.

SG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Saddens me to give this rating but I walked in with a small child and we were seated near the bar. I found that super weird especially given the special occasion I inputted when reserving.
I am not sure if something changed in the ordering process but I ordered an app and the waitress was ready to take my menu (second time it happened this month). NO, I actually want to eat a meal and I can afford it. My daughters chicken tenders were dry so all she ate were the grapes and some fries. I have been going to legals for YEARS 8-10 times a year for birthdays and anniversaries and I have been disappointed this month. I will see you in February because my love goes deep!

MB
New England
64 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good but I find the cost to be a bit higher than I would like.

BD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, excellent food and service. Perfect for business meetings

WW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot! Excellent service, and food was delish, which we have come to expect. The menu changes just often enough to keep it interesting.

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Usually very good service ...but this past Saturday the service was way off .....may just have to go to Legal C Bar in Dedham next time

LB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! It was my birthday! I absolutely love the Braintree location. It has a great atmosphere! I will be back for my husband’s birthday!!!

LP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eda is the best! All of the staff is so friendly and attentive!

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