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Legal Sea Foods to expand fast-casual concept

Legal Fish Bowl to open in Boston’s Quincy Market

Boston-based casual-dining seafood chain Legal Sea Foods is dipping its toe further into the water of the poke bowl trend as it expands its fast-casual concept, opening a second unit in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace this spring. 

The first Legal Fish Bowl opened in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., in April 2017.

The new location will be in an 850-square-foot space in the Quincy Market Building and, like its predecessor, will feature six signature bowls, customizable bowls and a “liquid bowl,” which is Legal’s signature clam chowder.

Legal Fish Bowl

A rendering of Legal Fish Bowl's newest location

Guests pick a base of brown rice, jasmine rice, mixed field greens, zucchini “noodles” or lo mein noodles. Then they can top it with hoisin glazed salmon, marinated organic shrimp, tuna poke, salmon poke, spicy tuna, soy-ginger chicken or kung pao tofu. The seafood proteins are $5 and the others are $3. Customers can also get the bowls without protein for $7.95.

For that price they get up to three toppings, such as roasted cauliflower and shallots, grilled lemon kale, seaweed salad, edamame, rainbow carrots or shaved Romano cheese. Additionally they have a choice of one crunchy toppings: spiced seeds and nuts, wasabi peas, sunflower seeds, nori furikake or sesame seeds. Finally they have a choice of dressing: sesame ginger, cider Dijon, orange chipotle, olive oil and vinegar, tahini, or poke sauce.

The signature bowls are $13.95 except for the Chicky Chicky Bang Bang, which is $11.95 and features soy-ginger chicken over jasmine rice with grilled lemon kale, spicy roasted sweet potatoes, charred broccoli, sunflower seeds and orange-chipotle dressing.

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The other bowls are:

Tunanimous Choice: Sesame ginger tuna poke, jasmine rice, seaweed salad, charred broccoli, kimchi, radishes, nori furikake and poke sauce

Salmon Poke-Manna From Heaven: Sesame ginger salmon poke, brown rice, avocado, marinated tomatoes & cucumbers, rainbow carrots, scallions, spiced seeds and nuts, and poke sauce

Noodle it Over Shrimp: Marinated shrimp, lo mein noodles, marinated mushrooms, rainbow carrots, spicy roasted sweet potatoes, cucumbers, scallions, basil, cilantro, mint and tahini

Pick Your Hoisin: Hoisin-glazed salmon, grilled lemon kale, charred broccoli, zucchini noodles, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, avocado and cider Dijon dressing

Tuna Spiced Nice: Spicy tuna, sushi rice, avocado, edamame, cucumber, wasabi peas, tobiko and tamari

Legal Fish Bowl also offers three house-made drinks for $2.50 each: lemonade; organic green tea with mint, basil and elderflower syrup; and Haymaker’s Punch with raw honey, apple cider vinegar and ginger.

There are currently 34 Legal Sea Foods locations.

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