Legal C Bar - Hingham
Legal C Bar - Hingham

Legal C Bar - Hingham

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  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Legal C Bar - Hingham
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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Legal C Bar - Hingham reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (38)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (36)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (27)hot spot (23)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (20)romantic (12)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Good vibe and good food
    hinghamfoodbeerguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Legal C has a great vibe and the food is really good. Mostly really fresh seafood but also some non seafood items. The oysters are super fresh and worth ordering. The bar scene is fun a worth getting there early to have a drink before dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed with the look
    Russfitz
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food and service was great, did not like the decor
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kenm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    the service and the food quality were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • robbie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was fine except the high top table an being. I have eaten at the restaurant before, but never sat at the high tables, it was a little awkward. waitress was friendly and efficient. food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at Legal C. The local oysters were fantastic. Our appetizers and dinners were delicious. Service from Alexis was very attentive and personable. The manager visited several times and helped us with our wine selection. He is always visible and concerned about the quality of the food and ensuring we were enjoying ourselves. Strong recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EileenE
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fabulous oysters!! Nice service,as well.The menu is varied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant surprise
    Fx33
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Located in an upscale shopping mall, we expected just the usual fast food fare. Not so. There was a nice range of selections of food, wines and beers along with the usual hard stuff. Both my wife and I were very pleased with the food and the service was cheery, prompt and outstanding. For those en route from the Boston area to Cape Cod who want a break for a bit, this is perfect, just off Route 3 in the Derby Street Mall in Hingham. It is a new concept restaurant from the famous Legal Seafood restaurant group. Quality all the way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fomanagement
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We usually sit at the bar but on this night there werent any seats available so we took our open table reservation at a table. Once we were seated we were promptly approached by the manager and he said "dont you usually sit at the bar?". He quickly scoped out the sitation and came back in a minute and said if you want there are seats that should be opening in about 5 minutes. Once they opened he saved them for us and we were able to sit at the bar. It was nice to know that he was willing to go out of his way to make us happy. The food was great that night even though my lobster cocktail didnt arrive until after I ate my meal. The manager comped the app. Great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite South Shore spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    What a great place to eat! 89 cent oysters and $40 bottles of cloudy bay! No one can compete with that. The place has a fun vibe and the entire staff is welcoming and friendly. We are going back ASAP.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good birthday lunch
    beantownred
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My sister and I took our mom out to lunch at Legal C in Hingham for her birthday. The service was perfect, the food was good, and the wine list was great. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Lsama
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food at the Legal C bar never disappoints. The service is always excellent and helpful. We were celebrating my daughter's visit. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pirate7VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have tried many dishes (although the crabcakes are my favorite) and have never been disappointed. We like to sit at the bar and the bar staff is knowledgeable an friendly. Always a great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always enjoy Legal
    jasonVA
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Nothing to complain about here! We always enjoy Legal Seafoods when we are in the Boston area. I was happy to find we didn't have to leave the Hingham area to enjoy it on this trip. Clam chowder was good. Fish and chips are always a favorite. I like that Legal always seems to be trying out some new recipes in their appetizer section. And - this is weird to write - but the kids' burger is surprisingly delicious. I stole a few bites. Our waiter was very attentive and service was good. We had three kids under ten with us and this was fine for them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order the flight of wine!
    ElizabouVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I came here with my husband and my parents, we had a great night. We split the crab cake and the mussels, both were great. Everyone loved their meal, I forget what everyone ordered... but my favorite part was the flight of white wine! 3 well sized portions for $12, can't beat it. Our waitress was awesome and I loved how casual the place was for Hingham. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous raw bar
    HHoward
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The oysters and clams never disappoint. Also had a terrific summer salad of tomatoes and mozzarella.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    Foodlover2VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food and the service is great. My 7 year old daughter loves going here too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sean
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went to this restaurant for an early Father's Day lunch with my 3 children and my wife. AlThe service was fantastic and all of the appetizers and main courses we had were great as well. Overall, the place had a good vibe and very friendly employees. The prices are fairly high, so would not be able to make it an everyday occurrence, but we enjoyed our lunch very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO TO LEGAL C BAR HINGHAM MA
    HUNGRY
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    MY FOOD TASTED OLD AND COLD, FRIEND'S FOOD WAS COLD HAD TO BE SENT BACK FOR REHEATING....VERY SAD FIRST EXPERIENCE AND WE SHALL NEVER RETURN....ALTHOUGH THE WAITRESS WAS IN GOOD SPIRIT-THEY SHOULD HAVE SOME KIND OF SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE FOOD GOES OUT THE KITCHEN HOT AND READY TO EAT FOR THE PRICES THAT ARE BEING CHARGE...MY WHOLE PLATE WENT IN THE GARBAGE AND I LEFTED THE RESTAURANT STILL HUNGRY. IT WAS TO LATE TO ATTEND ANOTHER RESTAURANT. THE BEST AND ONLY ITEM THAT WAS GOOD WAS THE DEVILED EGGS THEY WERE COLD AND GOOD........
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine and Dine
    Food4theSoul
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great time at legal c bar hingham! Our server Shelley introduced us to the Spanish wine promotion and my brother who is not a wine drinker normally ordered the white wine flight. He enjoyed being able to try 3 different types of white and discovered he likes Chardonnays best. We shared a couple of appetizers, bang bang cauliflower and tune sashimi, and we both ordered something different for dinner so we could try each other's. He had the beer battered red fish feature and i had Anna's Boston scrod. Everything was excellent from the service to the food to the conversations with my brother! Will definitely be back again!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Wills
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    An expected back up st the front door but worried. Time for a beverage and we were doon seated. Great manager sent over some apps as an apology. Great food and excellent service. Not sure about the decor...a bit bleak....could be softened up with a bit more color and more fabric to absorb the noise. Noise bounced all over the room. Quiet rend down snit later. Music was not a factor when it should be.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We love this place. Always a good meal and great service. Diane was our waitress this time and she was excellent. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    SouthShoreFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Legal Seafoods (all variations) is always good. The seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly. There is a decent selection without being overwhelming. You always know what you are going to get- and I consider that a good thing!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gail
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Been to Legal C Bar numerous times and never had a bad meal. Worth a visit
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had another outstanding dining experience at Legal C in Hingham. The entire staff are friendly and attentive. Everyone did their best to ensure we had a great dinner. The manager welcomed us and come over a few times to see how we liked our appetizers and dinners. He recommended an excellent wine from their new Spanish wine list which was excellent. We had a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Superiority
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    There's not much to say other than Legal Seafoods has done it again with a nice gem in a suburban location. It's now been open more than a year and we've eaten here 15 times. Each time has been memorably excellent - either for the quality of food, the personality and charm of the server or bartender, or for a combo of both. When we're looking for a can't-miss evening or lunch, this is our standard. The management is super attentive, too. Great team.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT
    DannyOIRE
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my girlfriend and her mom there for Mothers Day and everything was great! We had a great server, dinner, and couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mothers Day dinner
    6foodies
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a party of six for a Mothers Day dinner. Seated at a nice table that probably would have been better for four but it worked. Food was great. One person ordered crab cakes and thought they were a bit undercooked (soggy in the middle) and they immediately replaced them and the new dish was great. Service was spectacular. Pleasantly surprised to see Cakebread sold by the glass there. Room is a bit stark but we were focused more on table conversation than the decor. Overall it was a very nice experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times and have not been disappointed. Food and service excellent I would Definitely recommend having lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Twist to the Legal Formula
    Whaleboy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I brought my family (wife, two boys ages 12 and 9) to Legal C Bar for Mother's Day. We all love seafood, and have gone to various Legals for many years. I chose the C Bar after reading the description on their web page. I wanted something a little different. Our meal was terrific! We had their sinfully rich deviled egg, two servings of our beloved tuna sashimi (my 12 year old adores this dish!), a dozen Merry and Kusshi oysters that were perfect, and different very good main dishes. The bar menu is inventive. The restaurant did not do anything special for the mothers (or, at least, not for our party), which, given that we spent $200, is a bit odd, but this was a small bump in the otherwise extremely smooth road.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a fantastic lunch with my family, service and food was fantastic. Love this spot, will absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day hidden gem
    Jenfluffava
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We typically don't go out on Mother's Day, but thought we'd give it a try. Talk about pleasantly surprised! Top notch food (swordfish and lobster), great staff (even with a cranky 6 year old), and fantastic atmosphere. We loved C Bar to begin with, but they have officially sealed the deal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable
    friday
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    While the menu is more limited than other Legal restaurants, there is still plenty to choose from. Food is reliably good. The noise level can be beyond unacceptable at times. Service was okay but not great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at the bar
    Beersnob
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Best bar for lunch on the south shore. Try the everything tuna if you like grilled fish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beersnob
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great service! The staff and manager were very helpful and accommodating. Legals seafood is the best around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice on a quiet Monday
    table4twoVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Very attentive staff. Special (char) sounded great but stayed with the tuna burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Concept, GREAT food
    CHEFGREGORY78
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Girlfriend and I went there for a late lunch. I had an amazing "old fashioned". We started off with calamari rhode island style, popcorn shrimp, and half dozen clams in a half shell. Our calamari was rubbery and overcooked. The server quickly took it, and came back a few minutes later. That too was a little over cooked but tolerable. Clams were fresh and amazing, and the popcorn shrimp had a cute play on the words with actual kettle style popcorn mixed with it. By the time we finished the appetizers, Andy (the manager) brought out our entrees. I must say our server wasn't VERY attentive. As I needed a new drink and waited quite a bit. It was slow and you could see all the servers gathered around near the kitchen doorway.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • miss quiet restauran
    hello
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    too noisy for dinner, miss the quiet type dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent.
    DLA22
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Service, food, and overall experience were terrific. Wine list is amazing. Food is always superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    On a slow Sunday evening the service was slow. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delish
    seafood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We normally go to the "C" bar on Saturday afternoons, we find the food really fresh and done perfectly. We love the chowdah :). We went last Saturday in the evening and the menu was a bit different from the afternoon, but everything was prepared well and it was Delish. Our waitress Sarah was very nice, attentive and knowledgable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate