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Legal Crossing

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SMALL PLATES
Market Price
Freshly Shucked Oysters* **
ask for today's variety
Market Price
Freshly Shucked Clams* **
littlenecks or cherrystones
each4.0
Baked Five Spice Oyster**
chinese broccoli cream, togarashi sesame crumb
each3.0
Tempura Salt & Pepper Shrimp
jalapeño, sweet chili sauce
each5.5
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail**
$9.0
New England Clam Chowder
oyster crackers
$10.0
Shrimp & Lemongrass Soup**
crispy noodles, coconut milk, chili oil
$5.0
Smashed Cucumbers**
sesame chili vinaigrette
$7.0
Crispy Salmon*
sake marinade
$13.0
Charred Octopus**
citrus, frisee, cilantro lime vinaigrette
PLATES TO SHARE
SEAFOOD
$15.0
Cast Iron Seared Calamari**
warm vinaigrette, bruschetta
$18.0
Crab Cake*
frisee salad, pancetta, mustard hollandaise
$13.0
Seared Tuna "Sashimi"* **
wakame, wasabi, pickled ginger
$18.0
Seafood Charcuterie* **
chef's selection of seafood and accoutrements
$15.0
Kimchi Mussels**
shiitake mushrooms, crispy rice noodles
$17.0
Lobster Mashed Potatoes**
$12.0
House-Smoked Salmon**
brioche toast points, mustard apple cream
MEATS
$12.0
Lacquered Pork Ribs
pickled vegetables
$8.0
Rolled Scallion Pancake
pastrami, kimchi, japanese mustard, hoisin
$17.0
Korean Short Ribs
char grilled, pickled vegetables
$16.0
Crispy Duck Buns
hoisin glaze, sriracha aioli
$20.0
Wagyu Steak Tips* **
crispy potatoes, scallions, shishito peppers, gochujang
VEGETABLES & GRAINS
$9.0
LX Caesar Salad**
baby kale, romaine, yogurt dressing, white anchovy
$10.0
Wedge Salad**
great hill blue cheese, smoked bacon, roasted tomato
$9.0
Tuscan Kale Salad**
roasted beets, daikon, five spice popcorn, chili lime cream
$11.0
Brussels Sprouts**
miso butter sauce, togarashi, soy pearls
$6.0
Baby Bok Choy**
crispy ginger & garlic, oyster sauce
$6.0
Steak Fries
sriracha aioli, house made ketchup
$11.0
Butternut Squash Risotto**
pear chutney, 12 year balsamic
$14.0
Soy Ginger Tofu Steak
trumpet mushrooms, cipollini onions, vegan demi-glace
MAINS
$29.0
Roasted Cod**
maitake mushrooms, snap peas, miso demi-glace
$28.0
Hoisin Glazed Salmon*
pad thai noodles, seared vegetables, crushed peanuts
$36.0
Seared Sea Scallops**
parisian gnocchi, kale, tomato sauce, sunchokes
$29.0
Mountain Rainbow Trout Almondine "Artisanal Raised"**
haricots verts, buttered potatoes
$49.0
Bone-in Prime Sirloin* "Aged 49 Days"**
bone marrow butter, baby bok choy, pommes frites
$29.0
Citrus Grey Sole**
lemons, capers, butter, croutons, spinach, brown rice
Market Price
Coconut Curry Lobster
rice noodles, chinese broccoli, napa cabbage, pickled fresno chilis
Market Price
LX Swordfish**
stewed eggplant and red peppers, baba ganoush, caper tapenade
$25.0
Linguini with Trio of Clams
pancetta, shaved garlic, white wine
Market Price
Everything Tuna* **
tzatziki, roasted red pepper sauce, "cauliflower risotto style"
SIMPLY LX
paired with chef selected seasonal sides
Market Price
Grilled Swordfish Steak**
$25.0
Broiled Shrimp**
$33.0
Seared Sea Scallops**
$28.0
Grilled Salmon* **
$24.0
Baked Cod**
buttered crumbs
Market Price
Tuna Steak* **
$25.0
Pan-Seared Organic Giannone Farms Chicken**
Market Price
Grilled Lobster 1.5 - 1.75 Lb**
ADD-ONS
Add to Any Menu Items
$13.0
Crab Cake*
$10.5
Seared Sea Scallops
$11.0
Wagyu Beef*
$7.0
Shrimp Skewer
About
Legal Crossing is an urban neighborhood restaurant inspired by the vibrancy of Downtown Crossing, then and now. It's a cross between all of the Legal Sea Foods concepts, evolved into a new, singular experience. The menu showcases the freshness and purity of our seafood. Tried-and-true favorites from all the Legal Sea Foods concepts (Legal Sea Foods, Legal Test Kitchen, Legal C Bar and Legal Harborside, Floor 1 and 2) - evolved by preparation and/or presentation - along with exclusive offerings, comprise the menu mix. At the same time, we’re shaking things up with our cocktails. Many of them are a playful nod to Downtown Crossing’s colorful past, while the influence of Chinatown is seen in some
PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always a good idea to make a reservation at the “Legal Seafood” brand restaurant. The name and location is always a draw. The food is as expected, cocktails weak, wine list sufficient. The menu needs some vegan options. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kc372
Reviewed 1 week ago

If going to the Boston Opers House or Paramount Theater dine at Legal Crossing. It is Asian fusion and you won't be disappointed. An upscale feel, staff is on point and this food was all delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LeftTown
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good meal. Crowded but un. Great place to dine if you are attending any performance in the Oper House.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank harry759
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious dinner at Legal Crossing, Legal seafood’s downtown crossing venue. My husband and I arrived on time for our pre-theater reservation and they had a nice booth waiting for us even though others were waiting to be seated. Service was impeccable. For example,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Zhyla
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for a pre show bite and a drink. I was solo and sat at the bar. The bartenders were not engaging and rather mechanical. They used jiggers to make drinks, I had a tequila and mescal mixed drink that was ok. No...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service at this spot is really good except for when they are trying to run you out 45mins before closing time on a Friday night! Never experienced that before anywhere else. But in Boston it seems acceptable! Very odd. While the place wasn’t crowded,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joparke
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Went her to eat but when saw so much food being left on plates or sent back decided to have overpriced drink then left Place looks like could do with a good clean up also

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KenB536
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Dinner for four before a show. The bang bang cauliflower was okay, chowder was excellent, and the pork dumplings above average. The swordfish special was awful: the fish was only 1/4 inch thick and way over-cooked, the vegetables were cold. The tuna enter was also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Meems060
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Missing silverware, broken pepper mill, food quality was below average. Very disappointing and certainly not worth the price.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob Y
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We had hoped to arrive a little earlier than we did for our pre-theater dinner but all of the staff were very accommodating and made sure our food and drinks arrived promptly. The meal itself was excellent with a great mix of traditional "Legal" fare...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SWhitbourne
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Willis W
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