Legal C Bar - Hingham
Legal C Bar - Hingham

Legal C Bar - Hingham

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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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Legal C Bar - Hingham reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (23)great for lunch (21)special occasion (18)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (12)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a great dining experience at our first visit here on Saturday night. Both the service and food were excellent and the manager, James, came over to our table to see how everything was. Will definitely be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Love the food and the service at this Legals. The menu has items you can't find at most Legals. Sure you can get a crab cake and lobster as you would expect but we like trying new menu items. Make sure you try this Legals.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Kim1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I always have great service here! The food is great BUT I don't like seafood so I get a few sides and they are always delicious. My husband loves seafood and he has never had a bad meal. Lots of beer and drink choices. Always busy, make reservations with open table first so you don't get disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it.
    DLA22
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Excellent food and very friendly and helpful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Yet another excellent dinner at Legal C. Oysters were a delicious appetizer. Wine, entrees, desert, and coffee were all perfectly prepared. Highly visible management team and attentive service made for a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy dinner locale for shoppers +
    davescatVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This C Bar at the very nice Derby Street Shops is spacious, well decorated and has Legal quality seafood and menu. A lot of high chair-stools and tables, but with nice rails for feet so comfortable once I got over acrophobia. We were surprised to find empty tables at 8pm on a Friday evening, but totally enjoyed our meals. Very happy that they took Open Table reservations, as we commute past this location weekly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced....not that great
    MC12
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was just ok and overall not that impressed by the quality of the food. I prefer Legal Seafood's in Braintree. This just feels like a lower version of that restaurant. It's too bad because the service was really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid Weekend Dinner Dinning
    OldFarts
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are long time Legal customers (30 years). Most recent trip to Hingham location was not enjoyable. Tried a new menu selection, overly spicey and not much fish on the plate, overpriced at $19. Had one glass on wine, $10, glass was small, quality was just ok. Tab was $54 before tip, no appertizers, no desert, no coffee. Lacking value and usual Legal quality. Host sat a family of four with two young children next to us. Parents were inattentive, kids were not monitored and overly interested in what we were doing and eating. Not much opportunity to have a conversation with my wife after returning from a long trip. Left regretting our choice for a nice diner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family night
    Food4theSoul
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food and service. My husband had the filet and shrimp and said it was cooked perfectly. My 88 year old mother had the seafood casserole with roasted mushrooms and finished the whole thing. The manager James was very attentive to all the tables it seemed in the restaurant. He made it a point to stop by an say hello and ask how everything was. I do recommend reservations for a Friday or Saturday night but that should be expected for an excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our service was slow and I think we were over charged on the bill but were in a rush to leave as it took so long.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed
    Out2Lunch
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food quality and presentation was not what I would expect from Legal's. It is not likely that I will return to this location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very good gluten free menu and service - they do gluten free food very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not worth the $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Legal C Bar does not compare in any way with the original Legal Seafoods. I had a very dry tuna. I must say that the veggie medley was quite tasty, but I did not spend $30 to have some good veggies. Dissapointed, and will probably not return for a meal. Positives: great server & sampled a wine flight, which was a fun way to try three different wines
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal, always a favaorite
    LeagallyCommitted
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Can't beat the fish and excellent menu offerings. We keep coming back. Many Bostonn area locations, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother /Daughter Dinner
    Fun2Eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had the trout and my daughter had the surf and turf we both enjoyed our entrees Had mussels in a very flavorful broth Nice relaxing dinner
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Solid Member of Legal Seafoods
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Smaller, more casual, bar-oriented scene compared to standard Legal Seafoods restaurants. Menu more limited but many of the same very good and special items at about the same price level as ther regular restaurants. Concrete floor and overall design made the sound levels quite loud, both from the near-by bar, and from other diners nearby. Still, a very worthwhile spot for great food and great service, typical of what one expects from Legal. Tt is wonderful that they employ Open Table for reservations, especially on Friday nights when most restaurants at Derby Street are packed to the gills. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated immediately. Service was instant, attentive but not intrusive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
  • EileenEVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Legal C Bar - Hingham reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.