on August 2, 2006
I first went to Legal Seafoods when I went out with some friends after the a conference ended. Several vendors offered to pay, and I said sure (free meals are always good). I was expecting an average lah-dee-dah seafood restaurant, but I was very impressed.Walking into the restaurant, we were greeted by a waitress who seated us. Although the restaurant was busy, there was still more plenty of space at each table.The ordering process took a little long (they were busy), but the order was sent away.Although the restaurant was a little chilly (the rain which soaked most of Baltimore that weekend also got us), the atmosphere itself was very nice. There was an oyster bar, and there was also a coat room (handy for putting up wet umbrellas and coats). The restaurant was dimly lit, making for a more intimate and personal dining experience. The food at the restaurant was great. For an appetizer we ate spinach artichoke crab dip which was amazing (came with shrimp crackers) which all fit perfectly with the entrees. There was a wide variety of seafood, almost all of which was fresh to that day. The Maryland crab cakes were excellent (the late Pope Jean Paul II, who landed at in Maryland when he visited America, actually ate at Legal Seafood before continuing to visit the President).In addition to seafood, Legal also sells a lot of other normal fares, such as chicken, steak, and pork. Although I cannot personally testify as to how great the entrees were, all my friends who got them definitely ate their entire meal.Legal Seafoods is definitely a great place to eat in Baltimore. The atmosphere is perfect for a nice night out, or simply to enjoy what some say is the best seafood on the East Coast!
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