Friday, August 28, 2020

Legal Sea Foods in Boston's Park Square/Park Plaza Area Has Closed

A local group of seafood restaurants has shut down another one of its locations.

According to a source, the Park Square/Park Plaza outlet of Legal Sea Foods is no longer in business, with a message from the restaurant group confirming that it has indeed closed for good. This follows on the heels of their Harvard Square location closing this spring and a location of Legal Test Kitchen in the Seaport District shutting down this month, and the message sent to us today mentions the following:

Like with Legal Test Kitchen, we had limited time left on the lease. In the case of Park Square, the lease expires in nine months. The restaurant had no patio space, the wine cellar was exclusive to group events, and the landlord had previously expressed plans to redevelop the property. Also, the area is now without theater and nearby hotels and office buildings have no real occupancy. So to reopen for a few months in light of the pandemic made no sense.

A number of other locations of Legal Sea Foods and its other concepts remain in operation in the Greater Boston area, including Legal Crossing, which is located near the Park Square/Park Plaza outlet (on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing) and which plans to reopen on September 1, according to the message sent to us.

The address for the now-closed location of Legal Sea Foods was 26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the company is at

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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