Legal Sea Foods - Penn Quarter

704 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown

Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 11, Friday and Saturday 11 to midnight, Sunday 11 to 10.

Nearby Metro Stops: Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown

Price Range: Expensive

Dress: Upscale Casual

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
New England clam chowder; steamers; lobster roll; fried clams; steamed lobsters; lobster bake dinner.

Neighborhood Eats: Legal Sea Foods

These schooner-chic dining rooms—spawned 50 years ago from a Cambridge, Massachusetts, fish market—are still satisfying the cravings of homesick New Englanders with shore classics and a well-priced wine list. A newer addition: full menus for diners with gluten allergies.

What to get: Extra-thick New England clam chowder; steamers; lobster salad with plenty of black pepper on a buttered bun; fried clams; steamed lobsters plain or as part of the lobster-bake dinner.

-March, 2008