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Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City

The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.

For all those who love seafood in Crystal City, the world really can be your oyster. Choose from among the 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish we serve simply prepared, 365 days a year.

In season, our patio seating is a lure for those who choose the fresh seafood and fresh air combo.

Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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562 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(562 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 562 reviews
5 stars
(287)
4 stars
(182)
3 stars
(64)
2 stars
(24)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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  • notable wine list(97)
Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City Reviews List
Review 1 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 2 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 3 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2007
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Review 4 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
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Review 5 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Superb crab soup, but watch your salad

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Superb crab bisque soup! Wonder why I haven't tried this before?"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
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Review 7 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
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Review 8 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
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Review 9 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2006
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Review 10 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2006
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Review 11 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
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Review 13 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 14 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food, outstanding service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I dined alone, as I was traveling, and often that means less than stellar service. Meredith was my waitress and she was truly outstanding. She never missed a beat and made sure everything was perfect. I ordered the crab cake, grilled shrimp and scallop combo - the food was great, and I would definitely order again."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
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Review 15 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
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Review 16 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 17 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2005
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Review 18 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great gluten-free options

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My wife has to eat gluten-free due to celiac disease. There were many, many choices that were clearly marked as easily prepared gluten-free. We order a shrimp dish and a snapper dish, both gluten free, and both excellent. My wife said the gluten-free rolls were the best she's ever had out at a restaurant."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
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Review 19 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
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Review 20 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 21 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 22 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
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Review 23 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2006
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Review 24 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food, good service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This was my second time at a Legal Seafood restaurant. The bar selection and menu options are fantastic. A bit more detail could have been paid attention to the service - especially for the prices this establishment commands. I ordered a salad to start - which was never delivered. Another member of our party also ordered extra shrimp, which our server must have also forgotten. My Cioppino was outstanding. All in all a good experience."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 25 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
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Review 27 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 28 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The bread tastes good~~The lobster roll is just so so~~Service rocks~~~Foods look delicious there but we don't have stomach...May return~~"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
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Review 29 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
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Review 30 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious fresh seafood

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Crab dip appetizer and crab cake were essentially dressed up chunks of crab in the best way. The crab cake combo was filling, with perfectly prepared crab cake, shrimp and scallops. The fried clams and spicy fish fry were crispy and flavorful. Mixed drinks were solid and red wine flight was decent. Service was exceptional. Highly recommended for straight-forward, fresh seafood and fish."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 31 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2009
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Review 33 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
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Review 34 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 35 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2007
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Review 36 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 37 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
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Review 39 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Date Night

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our experience was great once seated. Our server, Sergio, was the waiter you wish you could bring with you to every restaurant. He answered every question without having to run back and check with someone else. There was a mix-up in the price of an item and our waiter and the manager handled it professionally even though it took about 20-30 minutes to get it straightened out, they were nice and explained the situation. After realizing we were there an extra 20-30 minutes when we were ready to leave we thought perhaps they could have offered to come back with a complimentary glass of wine or appetizer for our time. It's okay because the food was excellent and the atmosphere, although busy, was just right for a date night."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Meets expectations

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Was not expecting much from a chain restaurant, and it was just what I expected. A run of the mill seafood place with no special dish to write home about. Food was not bad. Service was on the slow side. Party of four, no drinks, with 1 shared appetizer and 3 desserts = $200...There are other good choices around the area with better value, in my opinon."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 41 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 42 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Frequent Visiter

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I have eaten here many times over the past 5 years and it is consistently very good. In the Crystal City area, it is the best seafood you will find. Because of this, I return every time I get the chance and bring friends and coworkers here. Take the time to visit and see for yourself."
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2007
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Review 43 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 44 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 45 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 46 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 47 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 48 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Seafood @ Legal

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were visiting the DC area for a week and a half. We stayed in Crystal City and tried a few restaurants in the area. We loved Legal!! The clam chowder is phenomenal and the fresh oysters were superb. We liked it so much we ate there 4 of the 9 days we were in DC. The servers and hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu."
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
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Review 50 for Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Reservation was at 7:15 pm. Did not get seated until 7:45 and then at a high-top directly across from the front door that was allowing 20 degree winds to blow across the table. Too crowded, too noisy, and the food was just okay."
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
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