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This Fish Shop belongs to the category of Seafood restaurant.
The food was pedestrian. They coated Tuna sashimi with cajun seasoning ??? And plated it along side hot spinach, hot brown rice, sauteed mushrooms, cold seaweed salad and cold kimchee. Whose idea was this??? Our server was outstanding and so was the rest of the front of the house staff.
The food is great! Staff is friendly.
A really good seafood restaurant in a great location.
In general a good restaurant, good food, nice atmosphere. Mike gave us good service. The only thing the pop corn shrimps were not crisps enough. The crab cake was delicious. But recommended.
I have enjoyed legal seafood for years. On February 13th was my 10 year anniversary so me and my husband decided to celebrate at our favorite seafood place. I was greatly disappointed about the menu! What happened to all of the wonderful food they use to serve? My favorite food was no longer there. My husband and I was real excited about our day and to get I had to order food I was no happy with! All of the great food was gone. Legal seafood had the best fried oysters, the best baked red snapper served with this special sauce and there signature wedge salad. We made do my husband and I, but it will be a long while before I returned to legal seafood in my near future.
The food is AWESOME!!! Very fresh, delicious, and the service is great
Fantastic food! Great service as well! I got the seafood casserole and was not disappointed! It was delicious and fresh! Warm rolls were also brought to us which were a yummy addition. Our waiter was friendly and provided excellent service! Highly recommend!
I love Legal Seafood not just because of their tasty food, but also their awareness of allergens. I often dine out with people who have various food allergies, and have NEVER had someone have a reaction due to food they have ordered there. This has included people with allergies to: Soy (HUGE one because of frying oil), Dairy, Wheat, Mushrooms, shellfish (Yes, at a seafood restaurant they can handle shellfish allergies) and, semi-amusingly, someone who was allergic to fish. (They ordered the chicken).
Great selection of fresh seafood, including raw oysters. Toughest thing is choosing from so many enticing options. Good bar and cocktails. Wine list is quite adequate. Service was friendly and helpful, both a good knowledge of dishes. Definitely will return.
The food was perfect as each time I've been. The service was spot on for promptness, attentiveness and attire. There was no wait time. We were well served and well fed.
Amazing fresh seafood and amazing service. Always go there while in DC. Definitely would recommend to everyone
Always amazing. Great service. Gluten Free rolls and menu options
Good menu variety, tasty dishes, reasonable prices, nice location, no wait for seating at 7:30 PM on a weekday.
Very good food and excellent service.
Legal Seafoods and Outback are my 2 favorite restaurants!
Love this place! Have eaten at one of their other locations as well...this chain is not in our state so we always make it a point to visit wherever we find one. It won’t disappoint!
I have no problem paying a higher price if the quality of my food is on an even scale. The uptight atmosphere didn't help either. Maybe I went on a bad day and my hopes were to high.
The food was stupid good. Just ridiculous. And the atmosphere was great. And the waiter was very knowledgeable of the dishes and he made our meal experience top shelf. The hostess were friendly and quickly seated a party of 10. I had the clam chowder (served to presidents on their inauguration) and a salad that was a bit too much (but I managed it...haha... it was really good).
I ordered the crab cake combo which came with grilled scallops and shrimp. It also came with a seasonal salad. Everything was delicious. The scallops were nice and tender and the shrimp had a delightful flavor. The crab cake was a sufficient size and there was very little filling. As an appetizer, I had a cup of the New England clam chowder. Overall, a delicious meal. No complaints here. The wait staff was very friendly. They even comped a cup of soup and a glass of Coke that came out a little late. Definitely plan to come back here.
The best seafood we've eaten all week.
We ate in the DC location on 7th Street NW. Everything that came out of the kitchen was fresh and delicious. There were three in my party and we loved everything! BTW – Fantastic staff!!
Truly delicious lobster was fantastic conversation drinks Waiter on his game well done sir clientele or nice I hope to go back
Delicious seafood and fish bar inside a whole foods store. You sit at a bar, order and then the chefs cook the fish for you right then. My favorite is the fish and chips, however there are many other wonderful choices.
Great place. Food was okay. Nothing to scream home about.
Amazing food in a fun location
Had oysters and crab sandwich. The food and service were excellent. Would happily eat here again.
The service was a little slow (that is the only reason they loose a star. The food was delicious, though! It is in a great spot, too
My friend chose this place as her birthday dinner spot. Long story short we mentioned to the waiter our food was cold, bit we didn't want to send it back. The manager and the waiter brought us brand new plates of food, without our even knowing it . It meant a lot that they went the extra mile.!!!! The seafood was cooked to perfect!!!!!
Great selection of seafood. The ambiance, service and food , everything is good
Strange vibe, food was cold twice, place not superclean. Strange, Boston locations much better.
One of my favorite seafood spots. Upscale and tasty selections. Service was good and staff went out there way to ensure our visit was enjoyable.
If you love seafood you will love this restaurant. We got muscles which was perfect. And got grilled shrimps amazing!!!
I was doing a treat yourself after going to Pride. This was good. 30+ dollar plate. I can say it was tasty. The place was a little tight quiet a few ppl drop things moving around.
Fast friendly service and great food!
The food was delicious and the service was perfect.
Always a great place to have some delicious seafood. The bar is a fun place to meet up with friends. I think it was added a little later and it has a different atmosphere, much lighter and brighter lighting. They have expanded the cocktail and drinks menu.
I asked several people where the best clam chowder in town was and they all said Legal Seafood. When I got there, I found out it's where they get the clam chowder for all the innauguran dinners! It held up. I even got some to take home with me!
Bartender was dismissive and inattentive, we were not sure if we were going to eat here or not, our appetizer order decided it for us. We had a glass of wine and left.
Good food. Amazing staff. I must say very nice menu.
Food and service was excellent! Their seafood is top notch!
Always great food here! I had the Cioppino (lobster, scallops, shrimp, calamari, littlenecks, mussels and whitefish in a light tomato broth) while my partner had the Signature Crab Cake Combo (one jumbo lump crab cake, grilled shrimp and scallops, mustard sauce, seasonal salad). The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. The waiter was really nice. VERY busy night, due to the Cherry Blossom Festival (40 minute wait for a table, we just went to Clyde's for a drink) But a great experience over all. Try the Clementine Sangria! The people at the front desk were a little rude though, which I thought was unusual.
Have always loved this place. Started coming here when Michael Jordan played for the Wizards! Restroom design deserves honorable mention!
Good food. Great feel to the place. Waiter was awesome. A little pricy though
I came here wanting a really good crab cake, and I wasn't disappointed. I eat lump crab cakes at a lot of really nice seafood restaurants and this is one of the best I've had!
Food was great. I ordered the combination special with shrimp and scallops. The large sea scallops were some of the most tender scallops I have had. I highly recommend this restaurant, but be prepared to spend at least $40.
Somebody used my credit card at this place and my bank immediately flagged the charge as suspicious activity. I called more than once to try and get more information but nobody was willing to cooperate. whoever answers the phone takes down my information and tells me that a manager will contact me it's been more than 10 days since then i initially contacted them and nobody has called me since I made another attempt today and was told that I manager will call me and it's been 7 hours and nobody has called.
Good was excellent in taste texture n presentation.
Great service, great manager, Scott!!
Very disappointing. I loved going there for the shrimp and garlic. They totally changed the recipe and ingredients. Go back to the original recipe or you will lose a lot of customers.
As the name implies, everything was very not suspicious. Incredibly legal. Would not perform illegal activities there again.
Great Oysters!! Great drinks! Awesome Happy Hour!
Came for our 20th anniversary as my wife last had their crab cakes in 2008/9 in Boston and loved them so much I made our anniversary trip around where we could visit and have Legal Seafood again. Crab cakes did not disappoint for her. I enjoyed the crab cake combo and salad that was part of dinner and Maryland crab bisque, however they served it with the meal vs ahead. My daughter liked their stuffed shrimp. The desserts left us wanting something more as the cheesecake was not the best, key lime needed more lime or citrus flavor, and the chocolate cake dessert was Ok, per my wife. The bathrooms were a 0 out of 10 as it took three bathroom to find one that was not overflowing or coated in toilet paper. Very neglected area.
Good service. Food was okay.
Good food and good service. Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing.
Very good food in any other location that I have visited
The crab cake combo and spicy calamari app were delicious!!! I would definitely visit again.
This grilled salmon salad gave me life!!
I love this place. I just wish there was one near Denver to satisfy my cravings!
Great food. Kid friendly which was great, a chance for us to do some fine dining and still be able to take the kids (10 and 7 yrs old).
Easily listed as one of many DC's national treasures! Spectacular service. Outstanding food. Love it, will be back <333
Sat and waited for 15 minutes with no one coming to inquire. Got up and left finally without anyone coming to our table.
Great place easily accessible on Metro heart of DC great food and service with a smile Go Go Go
Good food, well prepared. Excellent service.
Best happy hour around! The bar tenders are so friendly and welcoming. The Salmon sliders are amazing, my favorite appetizer but the calamari is a close second. Definitely check it out!
My first time at this Legal Seafood. The food was great. The bowl of clam chowder was more like a cup size but taste texture ingredients all excellent. I had a crab cake. Came with salad and broccoli. Very lovely. Service was not perfect but not bad. Convenient location near the basketball arena.
Okay but we have better seafood in Savannah at better prices.
Okay, but not great. Shellfish was old, obviously frozen. However, service rated five stars. Shame the food wasn't as good.
The food and service were good.
Great food and drinks, I highly recommend this place
Food and service were great!
I've been wanting to try this place since hearing about the gluten-free options. I highly recommend it. Good food, good service. Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten-free. They even bring gluten-free rolls and ensure there's no cross-contamination. Will definitely try the one in Atlanta as it's closer to me.
Loved the crab cakes, full of crab and the seafood casserole was cheesy with lobster, scallops, crab and shrimp. So good. The crab dip appetizer had a rich creamy sauce but the crab was scarce.
Delicious, fresh, excellent service. I had scallops that melted in my mouth.
Legal should be a classy experience. I got a verified case of salmonella instead.
Always a good meal in this restaurant. Been to this location twice. Absolutely outstanding food and service. Parking (street) in the area is a bit over priced, but that is nothing on the restaurant.
Came here for happy hour, and sat at the bar with some friends. The seafood platter is a steal! The seafood platter comes with shrimps, oysters, clams, and lobster. The platter is reasonably priced too, that I had to order a second one! All of the items on the platter were tasty and fresh, and it tasted flavorful with the cocktail sauce. I would definitely come back to order the seafood platter again.
Nice atmosphere, and worth the price if you want some decent seafood in D.C.
Reliable delivery of regular menu. Fairly good service. Busy at times however. Salad and chowder ok but come for the seafood entrees. Parking garages limited and expensive. Take Metro to Gallery Place right there.
Good location not amazing sea food
Very good food! I chose the Red Snapper and the flavor and texture was perfect.
If you love seafood you must go to Legal Seafood.
great place we have been to Legal Sea in Massachusetts so we like the food
Happy hour was great. Our server, Q (Zeke impersonator), delivered our drinks and food quickly! Food & Bloody Mary's were just right.
Awesome conversation and company here, while I visited D.C.
Awesome. I wish I knew my waiters name. He had a short squared off black kind of goatee beard coming from his chin. He was average height with a slim build. Can't say enough good things about him. He knew the perfect balance of how much to keep coming back to the table to check on things without interrupting my conversation with my dinner companion. Perfect speaking voice, well groomed, knowledge of the menu, professional and on and on. Food was awesome too. Wonderful atmosphere. Busy downtown DC location.
The clam chowder is unbelievable. So is the Lobster roll and the dessert. Came in for lunch and was impressed by the interiors. Would love to drop by here at night and check out the bar scene. Service was impeccable and the staff was quite friendly and super efficient. She gave us suggestions for our meal and so far everything came out the way she said it would be. Overall a great lunch experience for me and our group.
Second time eating here and while both times were good, the last time was better...everything I ordered tasted great. I thought the crab dip delicious, crab cream soup just right, and those huge grilled shrimp should have their own zip code. Service was very efficient and professional...shout out to Monica S, because it was pretty busy.
Very much enjoyed the food although it was not as good as some other Washington restos. Service was good but the reception on arrival was rude and on that basis I wouldn’t go again or recommend.
Food was amazing, the waiter was on point. Nice place to have a fresh sea food meal.
The clam chowder is a one meal enjoyment. A must have.
Catfish Matrimony.. awesome dish
Wanted some good seafood while visiting DC. They make a mean old fashioned and prices and quality were great. ended up coming here a few times just because.
Ordered the Jasmine special. When it arrived the Monterey Jack cheese on top began to solidify and became rock hard. Pointed this out to waiter who apologized but did nothing. The manager then came over and offered a free desert. Expected way more for a $25.00 entree.
I would recommend thier signature dish, Crab cake combo
Expensive lobster roll..but very good
Food was below average. Service was ok. The one that was in Tyson 2 was much better.
Excellent cream of crab soup. The new England clam chowder is also delicious. The one thing I have to point out though is the bowl is what everyone else calls a cup. Too small. Their crab cakes are really good. The place is elegant, right across Capital One Arena and Clyde's. Very good location nearby the Gallery Place metro station. Server was attentive and professional.
Best crab cake I have ever had. Awesome service, nice people, excellent food
The staff is great, and the food too!
I had the crab cake combo. The crab cakes were delicious, but the scallops accompanying it would melt in your mouth. It was a wonderful meal.
The food here was delicious with large portions, and the service was excellent. My friend with food allergies was well accommodated and a manager personally brought each item she ordered. I peeked through a curtain and saw staff going through a tasting of new seafood items and learning about them. This place knows their seafood, good job!
I went there based off of the reviews I read about the crab soup and it did not disappoint. I loved it!
Excellent service and excellent cooking! I recommend the signature’s combo crab cake, schrimps, scallops or schrimp garlic with fresh pasta.
Had the legal signature combo, cooked to perfection, tasted really good although a bit small. Pricy restaurant but you get what you pay. Felt fresh and savoury.
The shrimp and garlic pasta absolutely amazing.
Very good food and nice service
Food was pretty good. Some of it was incorrect/missing. Service was okay
The food and the ambiance are great!
Everything was absolutely scrumptious! Excellent & personable waitress. So glad we went here!!!
Food was delicious, service was great.
Food was very good and the service at the bar was attentive. Our food came in an adquate time and was very well made; nothing really to not like. Overall great lunch experience.
The Food is Fantastic. So Fresh. The Service was Magnificent. Our waitress was the Best. Just Love this Restaurant. So refreshing to go somewhere when the Customer Service, Surroundings and Food is Ten
The service is above and beyond. But the place is so popular that they can easily afford somewhat higher than usual prices. I definitely recommend making a reservation. I was able to make the same day reservation through the OpenTable app, otherwise the wait is almost guaranteed.
Toad the bartender is Wonderful he checks on you continuously making sure all is superb and his drinks are amazing he is willing to do any drink you want as long as you know what is in it or he will find it You will not regret his service there
Everything from the service to the food was great! I would recommend Legal Sea Foods to anybody!
I did not have the best experience here. Hostesses were polite and we had a reservation so we were sat pretty much exactly on time. They brought waters and bread almost immediately and shortly after our waitress came by for drinks. ( I can't have bread so it would've been nice to have some alternative to munch on but that's neither here nor there). She was eccentric, which is fine, but not at all discreet. After my table ordered drinks, I asked her several questions about menu items because of my dietary needs (which I listed for her). The answers weren't that helpful and by the end of it my whole table was involved and I think everyone in the vicinity could hear as well. When I said "I can't have" it turned into "she doesn't want". She had stopped directly addressing me and was now having a conversation about me with my table even though I was sitting right there. I finally got around to asking cooking questions like "how is the spinach prepared? What do they put in it?". The answer I got was "oh, there's no cheese in it". Cheese isn't even something I mentioned as a dietary concern. At this point I'm flustered because it's clear she just wants me to hurry up so she can get to her next table. I ended up ordering grilled shrimp with broccoli and spinach. The cocktails didnt look appetizing, the mojitos had rotten mint leaves, and I was told they didn't taste that great. Everyone's shrimp was way overdone, spinach underdone, and broccoli was cooked well but bland. I already felt uncomfortable and I was starving so I just ate it all anyways. Not at all what I expected to get given the prices and the hype. It gets better...within an hour of leaving the restaurant, you guessed it, I became very ill and my 30 something dollar dinner is now in the toilet. It hasn't even been 24 hrs and I'm still ill which is why I decided to write a review. I did my due diligence and studied the menu before arriving to dinner last night. My questions were prepared and targeted to specific dishes that could mostly fit my dietary needs. The breakdown was the waitress who didn't take the time to take me seriously and work with me discreetly to address my needs. I don't plan on returning.
Great food and service. Between all in our party, we had shrimp, tuna and swordfish. All delicious. Highly recommend.
Great food... Enormous portions... Will revisit Legal Sea Foods during our next trip to DC.
I've never liked seafood, and this place was amazing.
Service was excellent, food was decent...
Classy location with friendly accurate service and waiters, wide spread of fresh seafood options. Located with a few blocks of Chinatown entrance so after you eat dinner there is lots to walk around and see
Good, the the stuffing in the lobster had too much bread, peppers & onions. Just stick with the plain lobster & don't waste the extra $9.
Tons of arcade game and good collection of beer.
Good food! Good customer service! They have quality standards and they give it to you after the service and before the check.
The wait staff was loud and made me feel uncomfortable....honey, baby etc....I felt like I was being yelled at the entire time.....
This is the second time I've been here for my birthday and I want disappointed. The food was delicious
Pricey but delicious seafood
Visitng from Texas and my wife and I wanted some seafood. Saw this place had good reviews on yelp. Our waitress did a wonderful job. She was very informative with the drinks and food. The food was fantastic. Would highly recommend.
This is an absolute must on the list of restaurants in the area. The food is so amazing, even down to the butter. Their employees are extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Phan was our server and we loved our experience so much we would request again!!
The crab soup it delicious I would take it home with me if I could.
I thoroughly enjoyed Legal Seafood. I had the Crab Cake Combo...It was filling and tasty. I was able to finish my meal and have room for the Bons Bons.....I will go back there and I will tell my friends and family to go there.❤❤❤❤❤
Absolutely delicious! The Boston cream pie is a MUST!! Andrew was our waiter and he was so knowledgeable and very refreshing! We will be back!
Good happy hour. The service was super slow but it seems like they only had one waitress for the whole bar area. She was very helpful and nice. Good food. Nothing overly extraordinary.
Even with the wait; the staff was fantastic AND patient. Johnny took great care of our table of nine! The food was marvelous across the menu.
Always a great seafood place. Love their crab cakes!
Fish and Chips are delicious. Menu is pricey but affordable.
Great food, great service!
Food was hot and delicious...friendly staff and gluten free options
Food was great, but service is way too slow.
This was our 1st time eating at this location. The food was tasty. Music nice. Our server Lena although friendly. Made us feel some kind of way. Compared to how she treated the guest on either side of us. She seemed to be much more friendly to them. We don't like to think it was because of how we were dressed. Jeans & sneakers. Or that we're black. Which would be really sad. Considering she's black as well. We'll be back. Dressed differently. And hope that Lena is there.
My meal from Legal Sea Foods was delicious. I had oysters to start with which were awesomely flavorful. My entree was the lobster tail with potatoes and instead of broccoli I did sauteed spinach. I was vacationing from Cleveland, Ohio so I can't eat there regularly as I would like but the next time I'm in that area I'll definitely return to Legal Sea Foods! Lastly it looks beautiful inside. I'm am such a fan of glass doors and walls.
I am from New England, the Clam chowder was not The Legal Sea Food Clam Chowder, was not the Chowder that I have in New England . I had the fish & chip it was burnet.
Legal Sea Foods does not disappoint. We were quite sad when the Bethesda location closed and haven't been able to enjoy fresh delicious seafood since then. We were thrilled to find the DC location just minutes away from the museum we were visiting. The chef's haddock special was superb and my daughter's grilled shrimp platter was just as good. The service was also quite good.
Great food cool staff good times I recommend
1at time here it waz my birthday and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Service was good. Took Mom for fried oysters, she said they were excellent.
Still the best clam chowder anywhere!
Lunch was great. Seared scallop appetizer was delicious.
Had the cold seafood special. This place never disappoints.
Again I was here on business and this was another place we decided to visit from the reviews seems to be nice. Our food was hot ,seasoned very well not overbearing a little pricey but worth it. We wanted seafood and those shrimp and scallops I had we're seared to perfection no complaints.
My company has a luncheon here twice a year. The staff is amazing
Food and drinks were so delicious !
The place is quiet cozy and big. They weren't busy at the time we went and we made reservations so we didn't habe to wait too long. They're menu was simple although if they're a fine dining they might want to have their menu in a book instead of a laminate. The food was a good portion, what i like the best the assortment choice of 3 fish woth scallops and shrimp. Very filling dish. The stuffed shrimp was good as well although a little oily, i like their breadcrumbs mix. The staff was nice and approachable. Overall, a good place to eat if you like seafood. A little expensive.
Wonderful dinner. Service was top notch and professional. Can be a little pricey but perfect for a special occasion.
Food and service tough to beat anywhere... location right next to Capitol Center also great. Our waiter was one of the best we've ever had and the crab cakes here are my absolute favorite!
Love Legal Sea Foods but last night was horrible. Carb cakes and cat fish gumbo were over salted. Sent crab cakes back when another bite couldn't be had. Was told salt levels couldn't be adjusted. Ordered the snapper that was smelly before it reached the table. Super rank. No amount of lemon could save it. Birthday bust! Celebration dashed. How disappointing. Must have new chef.
I always make a point to stop at any Legal Seafood I find while I travel. I am never disappointed.
Legal Seafood is always good and reasonable but the ones in Boston just seem to be the best for some reason! Maybe since they are the originals?!