Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Five Things to Love About Legal Harborside


1) Location. Legal Harborside boasts prime waterfront property in a vibrant, fresh faced area of South Boston. The recently developed Liberty Wharf is now home to sleek ultra modern buildings housing multiple restaurants. I was not only thrilled to check out Legal Harborside with friends after work the other night, but to finally see this new area of the city I had heard so much about for so long.
2) Views. Distinguishable from location in essence because while harborside views in general are unparalleled, those from a third floor roof deck are that much better. Among a bustling scene that was crowded upon arrival at 6pm and only filled with clientele as the night wore on, the open air views of the vast harbor offered a true sense of serenity.
3) Pitchers of Booze. Not just any pitchers of booze but strong, lust worthy, refreshing cocktails that are easy to sip. Pitchers that come in sizes small enough for you and a few friends to sample ($10) or large enough for groups to share ($20).
(Note: Instagram seriously distorts the pitchers/pictures as they appear! But I love them so and I cant help but share them even after tweeting.)
Equally worthy choices are the St Germain Cocktail or the Seaport Spritzer the former pairs the widely appreciated artisianal liquor with Rose Cava, the latter prosecco, Italian aromatized wines and grapefruit.
4) Roofdeck Bites. While the third floor isn't the place to order a meal, the complimentary bar snack mix and the $5 pita chip and dip selections will hold you over until dinnertime.
I'd choose the hummus with za'tar spices again over the kalamata and fig spread.
5) Lobster Rolls. Okay, so maybe lobster rolls are something to love about all Legal Seafood restaurants.
I typically left the family of Legal chains to the tourists and sought my seafood elsewhere, but the first lobster roll of the season proves a worthy contender.
Freshly shucked native lobster is lightly dressed with a celery mayo and generously piled on a soft buttery roll. Traditional fries came piping hot, dusted with salt.
At Legal Harborside the all day menu is served down on floor one in an informal dining area surrounding an open kitchen and raw bar. (How stunning is that stairwell?!)
We avoided the hour plus wait for dinner by settling on an open table boasting a street view of Northern Avenue rather than the optimal waterfront scene. At that point in the evening we had our fare share of views and it was all about the food.

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23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Anyplace on the waterfront gets points in my book. I've never been to a Legal Seafood b/c of the dearth of options for me, but I could totally enjoy some pita and za'atar hummus on the roof deck!

In and Around Town said...

I have seen it from the outside, now I just need to get in there - I have heard amazing things and the location cannot be beat!

We Are Not Martha said...

I reallyyy need to get here ASAP! I'm usually a Legals fan, but have never tried the lobster roll. Pitchers of cocktails?! Count me in!

Sues

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I want to replicate this entire meal! Thinking this weekend is just the time to do it!

MOLLY GALLER said...

Wow. Your photos are gorgeous and though Legal doesn't tend to have many vegetarian options, I would go for the cocktails and bar bites!

dan said...

I think I would get dizzy on those stairs after drinking that pitcher... and I consider myself a pro at these things.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Despite my traffic anxiety getting there, I had a ton of fun! And I was glad to give you a ride home ;-)

Melissa said...

Wow, that looks fabulous! I'll have to check it out.

Mal said...

Delicious! I have been meaning to get to the new location, now I want to go even more!

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...
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Jaime said...

Love it there too! was just there for dinner/drinks on Thursday...haven't been up to the roofdeck yet.

Shannon said...

i need to explore the waterfront more! those cocktails... i'm on a kick :)

Lindsey @ BeantownEats said...

I cannot wait to try! Everything you wrote about looks amazing!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i love places that serve pitchers. If you just refill your glass when its about half empty throughout the night then its like you only had done glass

Megan said...

Definitely love all of those things! And No. 6 spending an evening there with you!

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

Megan stole my Number 6! :)

Val said...

AMAZING!!!!

Katie said...

I always love any place with a great view :)

Bijuterii din argint said...

That is very nice! One can only dream.. trapped in a Office work :(

Bad Joan said...

All of this food looks so good!

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Bridget said...

Just visited Harborside on Friday night...it's gorgeous!! That roof deck is seriously amazing. I've always loved Legals...going to the one out in Natick all through my youth, but this was the first one in the City that I've ventured too.

Alicia said...

that lobster roll looks incredibly tasty! Nothing beats the first one of the season!

kitchenmisfit said...

I need to try Legal Harborside. Everything looks fantastic! And you can never go wrong with a roof deck!