Bartender (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – October 17, 2017
This is a great place to break into the higher price point restaurants and get some experience in this area under your belt and on your resume. That being said, it is definitely a stepping stone. You can make a decent amount of money weekly here, but in order to do so, be prepared to either work 10-12 hours a day, 5 days a week, or be very good at what you do.
Usually free lunch, staggered in-times
Disorganization, expectation of mgmt to sacrifice personal life for overtime, lack of upwards mobility
Crystal City, Chef (Former Employee) – Mid Atlantic – August 16, 2018
It was a very good place to work. Company really wanted to do the right thing for employees, customers and environment. Only issue was that it was more of a seafood company running a restaurant than a culinary operation.
Server, Barback, Busser, Food-Runner, Host (Former Employee) – Framingham, MA – August 6, 2018
I loved working here because of the fast paced, quality work environment that served great food to the guests. The management was solid and was always there to help the employees. The culture was one of togetherness. The hardest part of the job was how busy it could get and the most enjoyable part was the income and the feeling of being apart of a team.
Restaurant Manager (Former Employee) – Chestnut Hill, MA – August 4, 2018
Legal Sea Foods, LLC, was where I learnt to be passionate about people, products and the process of how to evolve with the changes in our industry. The high standards they instilled in us were incredile.
Lead Server / Bartender (Former Employee) – Burlington, MA – August 2, 2018
Legal Seafoods taught me proper restaurant standards that I still practice in my position today. They have one of the highest standard for quality that I have ever seen in my career working in hospitality. They are very dedicated to giving the proper training to all of their employees to ensure a quality and consistent dinning experience. They also have company outings and events to show appreciation for all of their employees. They provided free meals and excellent benefits for all of the employees including 401K that was matched by the company up to $1,000 per year.
Assistant General Manager/Bar Manager (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – August 1, 2018
While at the job, it is face paced and high volume. There is a lot of responsibility and room for growth. There are varying levels of skill with manage to that puts stress on me. Hardest part of job was long hours and hour long commute each way with a growing family at home.
Productive, fast paced, overall smooth like place to work in.
Waiter/Host (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 16, 2018
I feel that management could be better and benefits could be more but other than that everything is smooth to me. Working at the company was a great experience and helped me with a lot of my social skills as well as knowing how to remain calm under pressure
Associate Manager (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – July 8, 2018
Working with Legal Sea Foods presented a lot of opportunities to learn and grow with a very professional management team. The great thing about being within Legal Seafoods is the great organization that helps the restaurant operate smoothly on a daily basis.
Opportunities for advancement, friendly management, opportunity to learn
Benefits, hours, compensation for non tipped employees
Fast-paced work environment, employees move between positions frequently
Fish Monger (Current Employee) – Chestnut Hill, MA – June 7, 2018
Legal Sea Food is a great way to get experience in a fast paced work environment, especially if one is interested in working in a semi-upscale restaurant environment. One can easily develop relationships or sense of familiarity with guests as it is a long term staple within the Chestnut Hill community. However there are not many opportunities to advance in restaurant positions and for pay raises, especially if you are a seasonal worker &/or student while working here.
discounted lunches(although sporadic now after location change), 20% discount any Legal restaurant, tips may be possibility for front of house workers
disorganized managers, little opportunity for company advancement, inconsistent number of staff workers in some departments, which leads to overworking of current staff
Server (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 1, 2018
Not the best experience of my life. We had all types of personalities there, so it made it tough. Hours were always available, and the money was good if the day allowed it. Some people were just rotten people. Nothing you can do about that.