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Legal Test Kitchen

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
+1 617-330-4730
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Boston, MA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my wife's birthday and I wanted to make it extra special. We have celebrated other family events at Legal's Braintree restaurant, but I thought dining at the Test Kitchen in the Seaport District would make it that much more memorable. While I give it a "Very Good" rating, the basic Legal design has always earned an "Excellent" from... More 

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Ossining, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dinner-Lobster Mac and Cheese, Fish Tacos, Fish and Chips. Server was excellent, food was great. Get there early or you could have a long wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in New England, getting good seafood is a must. The Legal Test Kitchen served us some of the best seafood and dining that we have experience in our five years here in the Boston area.

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Truro, Canada
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a three hour layover at Logan International Restaurant and noticed Legal Test Kitchen right by our gate. I had heard of Legal SeaFoods before, but not the Test Kitchen variation. So we decided to give it a try. I never have high expectations of airport restaurants, but this one is certainly better than most. I had their Fish... More 

Thank Fred M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was right next to our hotel and it was great! Delicious lobster roll, strong and tasty drinks. I'll be back!

Thank Dan G
Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly one of the worst tasting meals I've ever eaten Lobster mac and cheese - it was a crime on a plate! Shame really as the bar had a great atmosphere and the staff were very attentive

Thank thehoust
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great lobster roll -interesting menu. I'd love to go back the next time I'm in Boston. Service was attentive.

Thank Teresa J
Cleveland, Ohio
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Legal Test Kitchen was right next to our hotel, so we decided to give it a try. Service was very friendly and competent. I decided to have the lobster since I was in Massachusetts but my first bite was just awful. Took me a couple of moments to realize that there was something horribly wrong with the butter and that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Where Legal Harborside is more about quiet dining, the Legal Test Kitchen tries to be faster and funkier. It also catches the overflow crowd who didn't get a reservation across the street. Unfortunately this also means that it's cramped and crowded. The loud music doesn't improve the atmosphere either. The menu offers a good selection of creative dishes, as well... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Have been to legal seafood location in Logan Airport and have always been very happy. I was very excited to try LTK and expected innovative good seafood. The hostess that greeted us was apathetic. The place looks very beat up. Very dark lighting but it still just looks dirty and tables are mismatched with no linens. Loud dance music was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Northern Ave, Seaport, Boston, MA 02210-2052
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line Way (Silver Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-330-4730
Legal Test Kitchen (LTK), a Legal Sea Foods concept, ventures into uncharted waters and pushes the boundaries of innovation in premium food and drink. Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails cast a wide net in attracting those who have an appetite for fun. Located in the Seaport District, our restaurant is within easy walking distance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the World Trade Center, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Bank of America Pavilion and hotels including the Renaissance Boston, Westin Waterfront and Seaport. LTK is both a destination and neighborhood hangout and our extended hours of operation make us a late night lure. In season, you can eat sea fare while smelling the salt air in our patio seating.

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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