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Legal Test Kitchen

American Restaurant

Legal Test Kitchen14
seafood • chowder • scallops • salad

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  • Photo of kshu1023
    3 years ago
    Good ish I think
  • Photo of Hannahultra
    5 months ago
    I dont want to be super funny with my title, but the food is so amazingly good, fresh, and delicious that it really is a total treat! I've had dinner at Legal Test Kitchen twice before, and this was my third time, and the experience was wonderful as previous times. Im in love with the Habanero Chicken Wings, and the Buffalo popcorn Shrimp, I honestly crave them as they are so crazy good. They do take reservations and they do have valet parking!
  • Photo of great_expectations53
    Delicious Ducksberry oysters. Fabulous clam chowduh. Scrumptious crab dip. Lobster rolls were smaller than anticipated but tasty nonetheless. Scallop dish was to die for, but don't eat the chile peppers if you are sensitive to heat! Discovered the best cider ever - Downeast original. Ask for Aretha as your server. She was fabulous!
  • Photo of anniecat1242
    5 months ago
    Loved the crab cake...the best I've ever had! Nice outdoor patio, friendly and efficient staff...and good unusual cocktails. Prices are fair but not budget
  • Photo of Mme_X
    5 months ago
    Quick summary: good quality food, somewhat overpriced as expected at the airport. Full bar. Friendly, professional service can be a bit harried when busy. The menu has a range of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and main dishes, mostly based on seafood. all the plates around me looked good. On a really hot day, and after a few weeks in New England, I was in the mood for a main dish salad. The crab-avocado salad was a good-size portion of crab and came with some nice greens and veges ($20.) It still felt a little naed without some bread sticks or bread to accompany, but I didn't see that option nor was I asked. As expected at most airports, the food feels slightly overpriced, but not too far out of line. However, I almost gave them four evaluative dots for the price of the lobster roll - $30. This is outrageous, as I had at least half dozen lobster rolls over the last few weeks, from lobster shacks to five-star resorts, and the most expensive was $23 (most less than $20.) I was not in the mood for a lobster roll - I had had my fill -- but curious about the cost. You'll have a lot of leftover lobster for the lobster mac-n=cheese at this price. Full bar, with prices not too out of line. I was in a celebratory mood, and ordered a flute of the Taittenger champagne ($13, most most wines by the glass in the $9-$12.) I think those are pretty good prices, especially for an airport. Friendly, professional service, but they are kept running wen the place gets busy. So: I may stop by again when traveling through Logan, but definitely ask the market prices.
  • Photo of Myles L
    5 months ago
    I got shrimp cocktail and paella. The shrimp was very good and really enjoyed the horseradish ratio. The paella was ok, this is a hard dish to make perfect but this one had undercooked rice and the sauce they used was very heavy on the oil. Would recommend but the prices are a bit high for the quality. Last note, the service was awesome which made everything much better.
  • Photo of MLXV
    5 months ago
    A busy place on Northern Ave, offering a typical Seaport selection - with a fusion twist. Busy and popular - it was a good choice for quick lunch. I had the Clam Chowder and Wok Seared XO Lobster & Shrimp, both good but not something I would go back for. Friendly service.
  • Photo of Mary C
    6 months ago
    Huge letdown. Food was cold, sautéed spinach tasted like dirt, shrimp was over cooked. Salmon entree had a nice flavor and was cooked correctly. Server was very nice. He was attentive and prompt. Would have ranked it <1 star if not for him. I wouldn't go back.
  • Photo of _dmpinvt
    6 months ago
    This is very busy, but they take reservations. Good array of seafood dishes and nice portions, not too big. Very fresh.
  • Photo of dvitis29
    6 months ago
    Service was great, food was great! It was a little loud but we had a corner table which held the sound down a bit
  • Photo of Michael U
    6 months ago
    Their was a group of us who went to the restaurant. Wr all had different experiences from our food choices. So be open minded and go for it.
  • Photo of Karen G
    7 months ago
    They always have good food, the place is very noisy. Their regular restaurant is quieter and it's just across the street.
  • Photo of MipoView
    7 months ago
    We were just starting our trip and very anxious to have good seafood. The waiter could not seem to get our drinks to us even after ordered.
  • Photo of Mcarter4580
    7 months ago
    Our family chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and we could make reservations. We really enjoyed the fresh seafood tower to start. My gluten free fried pickles were excellent and I was excited to have them since being gluten free I normally don't get to have things like that. However the "market price" for the lobster roll was steep-$30- but that is my fault for not asking before ordering. Overall we had a nice time and our server was attentive.
  • Photo of repantz
    7 months ago
    I had been a few times before and remembered better quality dishes. It seems to have gone down market. Battered food, oily with shredded lettuce. Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Photo of Matthew G
    7 months ago
    I came here with my parents for lunch towards the end of the sail Boston event and while the food was fresh, it was very simple. I was not impressed with the menu and I thought it was too basic for a test kitchen. The sides especially were bland and not that interesting. When our waitress came over, she was quite rude and did not want to serve us properly. She did not tell us the specials while other customers were being told the specials, and we had to flag her down to ask for bread. For the food, due to my allergies, I ended up having pan seared scallops with spinach and brown rice. The manager was very friendly and took my severe food allergies very seriously, which was a relief because our waitress did not care at all. When the food came out, the scallops were fresher than anything you can find at the store and were cooked to perfection. However, the spinach and rice were on the bland side and I could have made something equally as good if not better at home. For being a test kitchen, I was definitely expecting some more complexity to the menu and much better service.
  • Photo of Localfoodie7
    7 months ago
    Was recommended by hotel concierge. This is test kitchen for Legal Seafood restaurants, so they try out new dishes here(thus, menu changes every couple of weeks). Had the herbed goat cheese baked cod with fingerling potatoes and garlic green beans. Most times, other places overcook the cod and it comes out dry and/or hard. Not this place. I especially loved their homemade tomato onion jam. Could eat this by the spoonful. The potatoes and beans were good complement to the fish but it's nothing spectacular. Oh, I must not forget to mention their fresh out of the oven crusty rolls. I can make a meal out of just eating this. Hint: you can't just have one. I'd recommend coming around 6pm or earlier especially during the summer since it gets packed pretty quickly after that.
  • Photo of Marc H
    7 months ago
    "Kaitlin"-? I probably spelled her name wrong, but she was the exceptional bartender that served us on the Fri. & Sat. evenings of Sail Boston weekend. The combination of her beautiful smile, warm personality and menu expertise are what make her exceptional. Her recommendations - two specific kinds of raw Oysters, followed by mains of Crab & Shrimp Etouffee and Seafood Paella - were spot-on! Excellent examples of the high quality of Legal food. The experience brightened our otherwise wet and drizzly evening and we left saying we'd be back again. ... And we did go back the next evening, to say hi to Kaitlin again and meet and enjoy being served by her co-bartender Jackie who, amidst a frenzy of drink prepping for the waitstaff's table customers, was most attentive to our drink and dining desires. Watching her juggle multiple orders, demands, and a couple little snafu's was to watch an artist at work. We opted for lighter dinner fare than the previous evening, but it included a really good lobster roll that I recommend to anyone visiting LTK.
  • Photo of Janet M
    7 months ago
    After a long hot morning of boarding Tall Ships, Legal Test Kitchen was a welcome sight. Service was excellent, and particularly notable given the Sail Boston crowds. We shared a starter and ordered two mains and all demonstrated the creative twist that LTK puts on the standard Legal menu. Great stop for lunch in the Seaport area.
  • Photo of JourneyMan339
    7 months ago
    We stopped here for some Chowdah!! We were not disappointed. The server was nice and informative and provided great service. We only stayed for a drink and soup but enjoyed both.
  • Photo of AAR47
    7 months ago
    Enjoyable restaurant in the harbor area and close to the convention center. There were five of us and we all enjoyed our meals. The calamari was light, the scallops were sweet and the shrimp and crab delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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