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Legal C Bar - Hingham
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From Legal Sea Foods, Legal C Bar emerges, a focused yet full-flavored social urban venue, casual in style. Classic ‘C’ fare like clams, cod, and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

Legal C Bar’s menu complements the bar forward concept and features many items suitable for sharing while also offering options for more traditional coursed dining. Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily. Nineteen signature cocktails, 37 wines by-the-glass, and 20 beers satisfy any thirst.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981. Come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our restaurant at the Derby Street Shoppes will get you hooked.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We needed to get in and out so we could make it to a movie, and they accommodated us well. This is a great place to get the Legal service and food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food good --especially fish piccatta. Tin pans instead of dinner plates are not appreciated. Margarita very poor value -- all ice and about 2 ounces of weak drink for a lot of $ -- much better at Scarlett Oak which is where we'll go next time we want a margarita. Décor is uncomfortable -- lose the cement floors and the ugly drapes--know your audience -- this is not the Seaport."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Tremendous experience. Nice to have higher tables as an option if you prefer dining in a relaxed environment instead of a stuffy, dated one. Our server, Cori (sp?) was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly, and super accommodating. Great wine and food recommendations.The food was delicious, and the price was reasonable for the quality. Will be back, and you're crazy if you don't give it a shot."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Quiet weeknight, staff was attentive and food was good (as usual)."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Legal Sea Food Bar & Grille consistently deliver great food and service!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was good as always, but the service was poor. I was there for almost 2 hours and my water was never refilled. I asked for no mayo, and my fish tacos came with mayo."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Something about the floor plan and lighting detract from the experience a bit. The tuna burger was excellent as were the oysters. Dining at the bar, our server Angel was terrific. I'll go back, not sure of my wife however. I liked very much the bar layout."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We made a res on OT for Sat 6:30pm but when we arrived, we had to wait 20" for a table that had regular seating; we did not want to sit on the high barstools in the front as they are uncomfortable and unsuitable for a relaxed meal. There is no way to request that option on OT nor is it even given as a choice. Also, the front is dominated by a huge,noisy bar. We were finally seated in the back area, which is divided by a half wall of glass and cut the noise somewhat. The service was efficient and friendly and food was the very good quality one expects from Legal. But it won't be a choice except for a lunch on a quiet weekday. The room is dark and non-descript with shiny brown drapes across1 wall; it's not a place for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The menu had some unexpected items and combinations which were excellent. Our waitress was charming and very efficient."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I understand the concept of Legal C but there is not just not enough selection of entrees for me to frequent this location especially limiting is that several fish were farm raised. What happened "if it isn't fresh it isn't Legals"! I don't view farm raised fish that are fed antibiotics to be fresh. Wine flights are always enjoyable especially is you bring friends with limited wine knowledge."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had a really great experience at Legal C Bar. Great wine, appetizers, entrees, and dessert - chocolate lava cake was fabulous. Service was excellent and the manager was very attentive and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "New to the area we were looking for somewhere to bring our parents who were visiting from overseas. We like seafood and thought this sounded like the right place. A local friend advised that it was a bit loud but we found it fine and thought it had a good fun feeling of people enjoying themselves. The menu is extensive, the food was great and our server Diane was wonderful. Good choice of drinks also. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great bar atmosphere, food was delicious and not outrageously priced. Our waiter was very attentive and had good suggestions. Went with larger party and something on menu for everyone."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have 4 children ages 6 and under. This was a great place for both the parents to enjoy their meal and the kids to be happy. They requested drink order as soon as we sat and quickly returned with drinks, crackers and rolls, of course crayons and coloring were provided immediately upon being seated. They later came around with a live lobster for the kids to see and touch. The food came out fast and the bowl of ice cream vs hoodie cup, was a big hit with the children. Our server, Bob, was fantastic..friendly and fast. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "6 of us for my daughter's birthday (27 yrs old). Food & service was great. The only thing i would comment on was the table/chair height. I felt like we were sitting at the "kids table"."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had made a rreservation on-line which really was a plus. When we got there a bit early we were given a transponder. Walked around and a bar tender waived us down and asked if we wanted a drink. He directed us to another part of the bar and indicated that the couple at the bar were almost done. He encouraged us to sit at the bar. Was a great idea. My wife and I had a great time. The bartender's name was JOSH. Super friendly and attentive. Food was excellent but I've come to expect that at Legal. We loved the energy around the restaurant. It was a bit noisy but not at the section of the bar we sat at. That was a plus. Overall a tremendous first time of many experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have been here three times so far and every time the service is great with friendly staff accross the board. The food has never dissapointed and always stands up to the Legal reputation of top notch. The fish was cooked perfectly, the scollaps were tender and flavorful. we shared a chocolate lava cake for dessert and my wife, who does not usually do dessert, was just about to order a second one. It was perfect. if you like chocolate, then this is a must when you visit. We will definitely be going back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We met special friends for dinner. Excellent food and service. The seating was less than comfortable for dinner. More suited for a lounge. Overall has a great time. Even though the food was great I am not sure I would dine there again. Might stop in for drinks"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was here early on a Monday night so it was very quiet. The server was very friendly, made good recommendations, and brought more drinks automatically. I was not a big fan of the décor (or lack thereof) and didn't really love the high top tables. The calamari was good but not outstanding. My fish (a cod loin over corn chowder) was delicious and filling although the chowder was only ok."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "good seafood. We got a bunch of appetizers and 2 salads and two glasses of wine. Bill came to >100 (including tip)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a great dinner from beginning to end. Delicious appetizers, entrees, and desert. Wine was excellent and complimented everything. Service was top notch too. Very attentive staff. Looking forward to going to Legal C again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The four of us had a great time at Legal C last Saturday night, 3/1/14. My wife and I have had lunch there a few times, and I've had dinner a couple times, just during the week. This was our first weekend night dinner. The place was jumping, but the noise level seemed manageable. Our dinners, as always, were pretty much perfect. Our server (Cherin) was very nice, and fun to chat with. The couple who came with us had never been there, and they both seemed to love the food and the experience. I'd recommend Legal C to anyone, believe me! Thanks."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was amazing our waitress made the experience perfect. She had great suggestions and how to pair meals and side correctly. very nice upscale restaurant with quality food. I cant wait to go back again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night at 7 pm as a group of four. We had made a reservation, which was good because when we arrived there was a long wait to be seated. The food was ok, not outstanding. The drinks and desserts however were phenomonal. Great Sangria, great wine list. Service was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great dinner, wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu. Oysters were very fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great electric and upbeat atmosphere. The waiter was informative and full of personality. The appetizers were brought out in a timely manor, with plenty to share. Lighting was warm and inviting. Even the choice of background music was good and not too loud. I always recommend Legal C to my friends."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Girls night out - great cranberry margarita, wantons for an app and crab roll. The quality you expect from Legals and the place was busy and fun felling. Don't love the decor but overall nice atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel and most especially the high top table seating. I have long legs and find this type of seating comfortable. I love Legal's crabcakes. Our waiter was most accommodating and offered some great suggestions for a side combination and wine. He was attentive without being obtrusive. I have gone to many of Legal's other sites. This was my first here. Would definitely come back. I consider myself a foodie and would rate this meal as one of my top tens."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My hubby & I came on a Sun night over a long weekend. It was busy and full but tables are nicely spaced out so we could talk without needing to yell. Nice open concept; bar was sleek, large and uniquely designed. Staff was friendly & helpful but they could have used more help that night. I had the pricey "Everything" Tuna which we both thought was just ok . Too many spices made up the crust and took away from the taste of the tuna. My hubby had apps - oysters, steamers and tuna sashimi. He said they were fine and the oysters (Wellfleet) were large and tasty. Also, we wouldn't recommend the apple sangria. The plum wine and cinnamon made it taste like cough medicine. We didn't love C Bar but willing to come again to give it a second chance."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "For a while I stayed away from Legal Seafood. I felt their quality and delivery had seriously faltered. My sister coaxed me into returning last year and I have never looked back. Quality, service and delivery were impeccable. We were immediately greeted with a smile. I had my 10 month old son with me, they were very doting and catered to him. We ordered raw bar, wood grilled salmon and the crab salad. Everything was fresh and delicious. I was very happy the salmon was only lightly marinated and cooked perfectly. If you are in the mood for fresh fish, there really isn't a better place on the South Shore."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We have eaten at many Legal venues before and were looking forward to checking out the C-Bar. We lived in Maryland for 10 yrs and told our waitress that we were leery of ordering Crab cakes-once you've had MD crab cakes, you can't go back! But we tried them anyhow. We were pleasantly surprised by the large jumbo lumps in the crab cake. But the filler had a mayonnaise taste that detracted. They were just ok. We've learned our lesson and will wait to be in Maryland before ordering crab cakes again. My ciopinno was yummy, but when I asked our waitress what the difference between ciopinno and bouillabaisse was, she had never heard of bouillabaisse. Odd for a seafood restaurant. We'll likely be back but will steer clear of the crab cakes."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice In all aspects. We love the C-bar. When can we expect THE key lime pie? The V-day special dessert was special."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Legal C. We made a 10pm reservation in an effort to avoid the rush. We totally missed the rush and really had a great time. The service was fantastic, you'd never know the wait staff was at the end of a busy night. The food was awesome. I had lobster bisque, baked stuffed lobster, mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The potatoes had too much black pepper but everything else was great. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants and the rainbow trout is amazing!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Legal C Bar is a great place for dinner. The food is always delicious and the service(especially if you have Mike) is outstanding! He is extremely attentive and tuned in to your needs. He is friendly and most professional. The staff at the front door are very friendly as well. It is just a nice place to have dinner and a drink. Will certainly go again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "For the third time in a row, over a period of six months or so, the food served to me was lukewarm. I ordered the clam dinner. When you start with lukewarm clams, you finish with cool to cold clams. Not the most appetizing way to finish a meal. We mentioned it to the waiter and to one of the hosts. Although we were offered a dessert, we turned it down, knowing it will be a long, long time before we return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately the food was not great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "So glad I made a reservation online for this Saturday night dinner. So easy to do, such a convenience. Our waiter was wonderful. The drinks, apps and dinner was delicious. The prices were reasonable. The atmosphere was casual. Love the shrimp on a house salad. So plump and fresh. Overall, great value."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I ordered the crab cake combo. It was very good, but I felt it was a bit pricey. Our waiter was very attentive and offered some good suggestions."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner from start to finish. Oysters were awesome. Good service and thoroughly enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014