Best New Restaurant - Esquire, 2011
Named one of America's "Best New Restaurants" for 2011 by Esquire magazine:
"The rescue of the Boston waterfront from decrepitude now has an anchor: the three-story Legal Harborside at Liberty Wharf, the largest restaurant in the city. The first level is simply a swankier version of the other thirty-one Legal Sea Foods houses - fish and chips, that kind of thing - but the elegant second floor is something way up the food chain.
Order a dark and stormy at the bar and rich lobster soup under a buttery pastry dome. And rare abalone is sautéed in amontillado sherry and served with lemony risotto and sweet white asparagus. Decked out in the sleek look of a classic ocean liner - or maybe a Kennedy yacht (Ted was a big Legal fan) - with curved rosewood ceilings and black, mastlike columns, the room is perched above the city lights, the quiet harbor, and the dark, faraway ocean. If you find yourself on those waters, sail right in and tie up. The restaurant has its own slip." - Esquire, 2011