Our favorite nerdy trade site, Nation’s Restaurant News, ran a very interesting piece recently about Legal Sea Foods’ plans for a new flagship in the old Jimmy’s Harborside space in the Seaport. The new spot sounds pretty intriguing: it will feature a higher price point (oof), more non-seafood entrees, such as steaks and chops, and a rooftop lounge. The new flagship, which is shooting for a 2010 opening, will be helmed by Moncef Meddeb, who opened L’Espalier in 1982. Chowhound is already buzzing about this last detail.
We have, of course, always loved going to Legal’s for a lobster dinner, and we’d be incredibly interested to see what they could do with a steakhouse. Roger Berkowitz and Moncef Meddeb are both very smart guys, and they could definitely bring a unique touch to a formal dining concept. The new flagship will be located very near the forthcoming Lynch Star. Between the two developments, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Seaport finally actually turns into the restaurant row it’s been hyped as for some time.
Legal Sea Foods to Debut New Flagship as Part Of Upscale Repositioning [Nation’s Restaurant News]
Legal Sea Foods [Official Site]
Moncef Meddeb Returns! [Chowhound]