Nov 28 2009

Legal’s Test Kitchen – Logan Airport

November 28th, 2009 at 9:54 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

Our flight from Manchester to Newark got canceled earlier today due to high winds, so we ended up having to get rebooked via Boston’s Logan International Airport. Here we found another eatery worth mentioning for good airport food – Legal’s Test Kitchen.

Legal's Test Kitchen in Terminal A of Logan International Airport in Boston

Legal's Test Kitchen in Terminal A of Logan International Airport in Boston

Located in Terminal A across from gate A5, Legal’s Test Kitchen (or “LTK” as it’s referred to) is an off-shoot of the popular Legal Sea Foods chain. Geared towards travelers, the menu features fare suited for faster delivery than Legal’s typical restaurant entrees, like whole lobsters.

But that doesn’t prevent LTK from offering hamburgers made with beef from Niman Ranch (a farm known for high-quality grass fed cattle among other animals), Legal’s tasty clam chowder, lobster wraps and rolls, a variety of shellfish served in several ways, and even some pretty tasty Buffalo wings. This is complemented by a small but complete wine list. The menu can be found here.

Prices are, as with any table service restaurant serving above-average fare, quite a bit heftier than that of fast food places (main courses run $15-$27), but in my opinion well worth it.

One of the cool technological advances LTK offers is that when you ask to settle your bill with a credit card, you are given a wireless credit card terminal which allows you to add, if you wish, a tip via a flat percentage (10, 15, and 20 percent are all options), an entered dollar amount, or a custom percentage. You then confirm the total, swipe your card, print a copy for the restaurant to sign, and print your own copy of the receipt. Sign their copy and you’re ready to leave – no need to wait for a server to take your card and then return it to you, which saves precious minutes when at an airport waiting to board a flight (and arguably gives you more time to enjoy your meal).

LTK also offers take-out and even a counter at which you can order lobsters and other seafood to be delivered to friends, family, or even yourself. So, if you’re flying out of Terminal A at Logan any time soon, make sure to budget a bit of extra time for a stop at Legal’s Test Kitchen and a bit of New England seafood or other better-than-normal airport fare options.