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Legal Sea Foods

2001 International Dr. (Rte. 123) Send to Phone
703-827-8900 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This Boston-based chain stakes its reputation on freshness and a menu that rounds up classic American seafood dishes from around the nation.
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Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Review

: Boston’s much-loved Legal Sea Foods, part of a leviathan whose holdings include numerous restaurants, retail markets, a mail-order business and a frozen seafood division, has not made an easy transition to the nation’s capital and metro area. This hectic and often-crowded location, though, is obviously popular with upscale shoppers in the area. Its upstairs bar has formal dark woods, and downstairs is more casual. We’ve been disappointed with their signature clam chowder and steamed lobster, although we’ve enjoyed the fresh oysters and fried clams. The best bet here is to sit at the bar and order the great lobster roll or the simply prepared grilled fish. The wine list has an intelligent selection and fair prices, with a leaning toward California whites. Other locations.

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by Luke on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:28 am
While on vacation this summer I took my family to Legal Seafood in Tyson's corner. Horrible experience where the chowder was cold and no bread was delivered to table until the meal came out. Our meal was all screwed up and waiter handled our drinks by the rim. Total turn off. However, what really added insult to injury was when I wrote corporate to complain I get a phone call from one of the female managers of that location, not to apologize but to give me the third degree on my experience saying she just needed to "verify" that I was actually there. She wanted my credit card number and more, so I wrote another letter to corporate complaining about this experience only to get a phone call from the real manager of the restaurant. Again not to apologize, but instead to ask me to describe my waiter. Train them better and you won't need to be so defensive. Lousy all the way around.
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