Boston – Downtown Crossing

558 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Hours Open
Sunday - Thursday 11:30AM - 9:00PM
Friday - Saturday 11:30AM - 10:00PM
(617) 692-8888

About This Restaurant

Open Sunday – Thursday from 12n – 9pm and Friday – Saturday from 12n – 10pm for restaurant dining as well as takeout. Delivery and pick-up is now available. 

We are now open for patio / outdoor dining at Downtown Crossing, weather permitting. 

Legal Sea Foods began in 1950 as a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s here that the “Legal” name became synonymous with quality and freshness. In 1968, our first seafood restaurant opened, right next to the fish market. The fish was simply prepared, either broiled or fried, and served on paper plates at communal picnic tables. Despite the low-key trappings, the food was second to none and word spread quickly. This early success led to further expansion and now, six decades later with restaurants along the Eastern Seaboard, the commitment to freshness and quality endures: “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!”

Inspired by the urban setting of its neighborhood, Legal Sea Foods Downtown Crossing is slick, dark and modern with glossy, black brick paired with glowing amber glass. Our lounge comprised half the restaurant while our dining room overlooks the open kitchen. In warmer months, we open our patio along Avenue de Lafayette. 

Parking Information

Our validation will net you savings at the Lafayette Garage across the street at 1 Avenue de Lafayette. Weekdays before 4pm, get a $2/hour discount for up to two hours. Or park for $16 on weekdays after 4pm and all day on weekends. 

Private Events

Make a splash when you celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event with us.

We customize every menu and finishing detail according to your preference. Over the years, we have accommodated as many kinds of functions as there are fish in the sea.

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What’s Freshest Today

Check out the new Legal Test Kitchen section of our menu where our Chefs are testing out their latest creations! These recipes change frequently and we invite you to provide feedback in our online survey.

Organic Salmon – $29.00
warm nicoise vegetables, garlic caper vinaigrette, cured egg yolk 

Yellow Fin Tuna Steak – $35.00
pink peppercorn & coriander crusted, coconut broth, Thai vegetable salad 

Grilled Swordfish Steak – $35.00
castelvetrano olive tomato-caper relish, smashed Yukon potatoes with garlic butter

Seared Gulf of Maine Scallops – $32.00
chorizo & sweet corn succotash 

Baked Lobster Mac & Cheese – market 
one whole Gulf of Maine lobster, Vermont cheddar, buttered crumbs

See the latest updates on our reopening and information regarding our commitment to your safety.