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Legal Sea Foods - Downtown Atlanta

275 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313
(678) 500-3700
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Created by jmatulewicz

Restaurant Details
Cuisine
$$$ ($31 - $50)
Price
Kid Friendly, Fun, Romantic, Business
Atmosphere
Recommended
Reservations
Non-smoking
Features
Casual
Attire
Hours
Main Dining Room:

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm

Friday - Saturday: 11am -11pm

Sunday: 12n - 9pm



The Oyster Bar:

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm

Friday - Saturday: 11am -12pm

Sunday: 12n - 9pm
Payment
Mastercard, Discover, Visa, American Express
Location & Nearby Info
Legal Sea Foods - Downtown Atlanta
275 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(678) 500-3700
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Reviews & Comments
CRITICS REVIEWS
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Apr 28, 2009 - accessAtlanta - Meridith Ford Goldman for accessAtlanta

Skip the Southern stuff and go north: Start with a bowl of white chowder, New England style, and move to the crab cake, served with a coarse-grain mustard smear, it makes for fun eating.

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USER REVIEWS
Aug 05, 2009 - djevince
Ridiculous. Disappointing. Insulting.

My friend and I dined at LSF last night. Starting with a positive; we had a great view of the city, our cocktails were fine and the clam chowder is wonderful. The place was packed on a Tues. night, which gave us false hope of a delicious meal. I had a craving for fish and chips, so I ordered the spicy version our server recommended. It came with fries and coleslaw. The 3 pieces of fish actually amounted to about 1 piece of fish, There was easily 4x as much batter than fish. I had to send the fish back because the batter was not cooked through, leaving a wet gooey mess on my plate, not to mention it tasted very unpleasant. It took 20 minutes to get a new portion brought out to me. No apology from the server, no sign of a manager. The coleslaw was tasteless and limp. The fries were fries. I left most of the food on my plate, as I got tired of trying to find the fish in the batter. My friend ordered the crabcake combo; a single crabcake, scallops and grilled shrimp, with a "seasonal" salad. Now I was embarassed that I recommended this restaurant when I saw her plate. The crabcake looked decent, but there were 3 tiny - like the size of a quarter - scallops, and 4 average sized shrimp. The salad was a joke. She loved the crabcake, thank goodness, but ate only one each of the other things. I was insulted by the food they serve for the price they ask. Disgraceful.

Aug 02, 2009 - librarygirlatl
Only go if you enjoy being frustrated

My husband and I went to Legal Sea Foods last night as part of downtown restaurant week. I was excited because I went to the Legal Sea Foods restaurant in Baltimore a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the experience. I was ready to see what the Atlanta location could offer and I got my answer: not much.

We had a reservation for 9:15 and showed up 5 minutes early. We were finally seated at 9:45. We ordered from the downtown restaurant week exclusive menu but also added a dozen raw oysters appetizers to our order. The oysters were flavorless. About 45 minutes later we were told that my selection of shrimp & grits as an entree was no longer available. That was a shame but I decided to go with the Boston scrod instead. Meanwhile, my husband had ordered mashed potatoes to go with his salmon filet entree and was informed that there were no more potatoes and that sweet potatoes would be substituted instead. What kind of restaurant runs out of mashed potatoes???

I felt particularly bad for the table next to us. They weren't participating in downtown restaurant week and were ordering off the full price menu and even they couldn't get mashed potatoes! It's one thing to order off an exclusive menu with the understanding that the price is reduced and that selection may be limited, but to cut corners with customers who are paying full price and want the full experience is really inexcusable.

To our waiter's credit, he was very apologetic and agreed things were not operating properly at the restaurant. It's obvious that the problems lie with the management and the kitchen. Our entrees finally made it to at our table at 11:00 p.m., nearly two hours after we had arrived! Annoyed and fed up, we asked for our food to go. We decided we didn't need to be in that restaurant one minute longer.

Legal Sea Foods Atlanta has no business participating in downtown restaurant weekend if it cannot handle the demand. They would do well to heed this advice: seat patrons promptly, deliver food to the table in a timely fashion, and make sure that they are well supplied with the appetizers, entrees, and deserts they have chosen to make available to their diners. As the old saying goes, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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