By Anthony Silva, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston’s newest and largest restaurant is opening in phases on the waterfront. Legal Sea Foods is opening the first phase of its newest location – Legal Harborside – at the site of the former Jimmy’s Harborside, next to the historic Boston Fish Pier.

 The new location will be Legal’s flagship, with three levels covering 20,000 square feet.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Anthony Silva reports

The new complex was built over a completely rebuild pier that had been literally falling into the sea since Jimmy’s Harborside closed after 85 years in business.

President and CEO Roger Berkowitz says the first level will be a throwback to the simple design and menu of the first Legal in Inman Square, Cambridge. The second floor will offer a wider menu with more unusual offerings. The third floor will feature retractable glass walls and a deck lounge.

When the facility is fully operational, Berkowitz says his staff will Iinclude 350 Employees. The restaurant occupies one of the buildings on the rebuilt pier, which is owned by Massport.

Comments (4)
  1. mark obrien says:

    havent had a good meal at legal in four years. kept going back hoping to get thegreat food they use to serve.finaly just gave up. sorry lost my business

  2. tom walters says:

    Beg to differ, the theatre district Legal Sea Foods as well as Long Wharf are consistently excellent. Look into their Quality Control program, too. Unparalelled.

  3. Bella Atigniz says:

    I agree with Mr. Walters. Having been treated recently to a lovely meal at Legal by my son and daughter in law I can honestly say that I feel the meal was beyond compare. Having grown up in Maine, I can say I have not had a better piece of fish anywhere! The fact that they have a quality control program only makes it more enjoyable to know that I can eat a piece of fish with complete confidence.

    I can hardly wait to try the new restaurant. Hats of to Roger for keeping up the family tradition of excellent sea food.

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