Legal C Bar - Dedham
Legal C Bar - Dedham

Legal C Bar - Dedham

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Dedham-Legal-C-Bar-br-Legacy-Place
  • Phone: 7812346500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 11am - 11pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rustcraft Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
A word from Legal C Bar - Dedham
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, calamari as well as custom cocktails and carafes provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

Our all-day menu features favorites from Legal Sea Foods and LTK as well as new exclusives. Forty-two specialty cocktails and 25 wines by-the-glass satisfy any thirst for fun. Two bars (including one food bar) anchor the restaurant which also features communal tables, wedge booths and mezzanine seating.

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 within the new Legacy Place lifestyle center will get you hooked.
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Legal C Bar - Dedham reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (76)fit for foodies (73)good for groups (55)vibrant bar scene (55)neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (43)hot spot (39)kid-friendly (37)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (26)late-night find (21)romantic (20)great for brunch (12)scenic view (3)Show More
  • GREAT FOOD & SERVICE
    teetee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It all begins with good service -- a waiter who is listening to your desires and makes decisions based on your needs. Our waiter selected oysters for us, made sure we had everything we needed, and did not rush us. The food was delicious: great calamari! Fresh fish and salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was visiting from out of town my son and his girlfriend. It was very noisy and we could barely hear each other talk.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great vibe
    Beersnob
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Legals hip fun concept has been in Dedham for a number of years now and it is our favorite! Great food is obviously why you go out to eat but the staff and vibe of this location are keep us coming back. Oysters are just $1 at the bar from 3 - 6 you can't best that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth the price
    Foodcop
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Awkward mezzanine seating Food has a very "earthy" flavor Unusual spice combinations on food Flat sodas, had to be replaced No salt and pepper on tables Fine dining prices Read the menu carefully Ok for beer & burger
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 45 minutes and still waiting....
    Dewdropinn
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We waited 10 minutes for a table. It was twenty minutes until a server came to the table. We ordered two drinks. Another 25 minutes passed and still no drinks. At one hour since we had sat down we stood up and left and had a lovely dinner at Aquataine. We had brought an out of town guest to give him the LEGAL experience. I'll skip it next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a family get together with 8 people, best oysters and clams. Very high quality fish cooked perfectly see you soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we skipped appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a new "concept" for Legals, but the standards you expect are all there. Food was very good overall, although I think I could give them pointers on how to grill asparagus. We sat outside, and the waiter and bus staff was obviously overwhelmed: We didn't get water until we asked. We and the table next to us never got bread, but another table did. It took us far to long to get our orders taken, at which point I recommended to my wife that we just skip apps. My wife tried to substitute asparagus for fries (as listed on the menu for the fish tacos), and when her dinner came there were no rice and beans. The waiter took far to long to check in with us so that we could fix that.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch was an EVENT
    mariloves2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our waiter was courteous and informed as well as attentive to our needs. My Lobster Roll was bursting with meat and no fillers. The restaurant is very contemporary and clean. Prices are above what I usually pay for lunch but well worth it on special occasions. But then, I love to cook, so I don't go out to eat as much as other folks. When I do, I expect excellence for the $$$. As always, Legal offers only the best quality of fresh fish, which you can taste immediately, they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Smaller menu than the standard Legal Seafood which makes for a great lunch menu. Indoor restaurant was very noisy, we sat outside but it meant that the service was more difficult for them to cover.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hot Spot with Excellent Food
    Franco
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The Legal C Bar is a casual Legal Sea Food spot with a very active bar where you can get a great drink and have dinner if you wish. If you would rather have dinner at a table, they are very comfortable although quiet conversation is difficult as the noise level throughout the restaurant is on the high side. All in all, however, there is no reason not to try Legal C Bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at Legal
    nancyf5
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Once again the food was delicious - well-prepared and well presented. The service was timely and accommodating. All special requests were fulfilled. This is a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELISH!
    UnsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The island Faroe salmon was delicious. I would highly recommend it. Friend got a surf n turf burger and light clam chowder (no dairy!). He loved both. Only downside was that we felt rushed by the pushy waitress. We have noticed that the service at Legals is not consistently great as it used to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just good this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A few issues -- waiter was super nice when he was actually waiting on you but too absent. We would have ordered another round of drinks much sooner. We were missing a soup spoon and waited so long we had to get ourselves. Took awhile to get check. Just felt like we needed more attention. The appetizer special of oyster soup was $14 -- would have been nice to know that upfront...White sangria was excellent. Chowder was great. We ordered salmon special -- was very good. A fish special (I think Cod) she liked very much but my seafood paella was WAY overcooked and some of the rice was burnt -the sauce was just ok. If waiter had been around I prob could have said something but I ate it because I was hungry. A bit Disappointing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Happy2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the good luck to have Scotty as our waiter again and he provided his usual friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, professional service. He knows the menu and the wine list and can really sell a meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Higher Prices - Noisy!!
    carpediembiker
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We've been dining at Legal for 20-30 years. The food is very consistent, and the environment generally 'energetic' but restrained. The other night we were seated next to a dozen extremely loud diners - really over the top annoying. Combined with good, but increasingly priced food, I'm not sure I can rely on Legal for the consistency of experience we've enjoyed in the past.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch for 1
    801fan
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I had a great experience at Legal C! It can be awkward dining alone, but Jacque, my server and Andy, the manager, made me feel welcome and comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed the baked scrod.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the flatbreads
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great menu, great quality, great service. I went with my husband and kids after hitting the mall. Just being at C Bar makes me feel less suburban.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great except for the wine
    nightout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We ordered me a glass of white. They were out of what I wanted and had to pay up for what they had--should have been offered it at the same price. My husband ordered a half bottle of Merlot to share, and guess what?? They were out of that too!! Had to order by the glass which was more expensive. Get your act together and keep the wine stocked!! It was a Sat night at 7:00 so you should have been prepared. If you are out of a selection, then you should offer a better wine at the same price. Meal was awesome, but disappointing in the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience
    WinetoDine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My experience was great. Can't go wrong with food, family and fun.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a movie
    Electriccentric
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great location for dinner and a movie. Also might be slightly less crowded late night than the places that are connected or directly across from the theater. Made a reservation last minute and was seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 strikes you're out
    Katie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really love Legals, but it seems like every time we visit the Dedham location, we leave feeling like we spent way too much money on a bad experience. I put in my reservation note that I needed a gluten free menu, only to have to ask and wait a good amount of time for one once we were seated. Our server was nice but you could clearly tell she was new and clueless. She offered no recommendations and didn't know if you had gluten free rolls. I ordered the smallest steamed lobster (1.25-1.5) and he ordered his favorite scallops. The food was good, but after we paid and left we noticed that she had charged us for the medium sized lobster which is MUCH more expensive. We normally spent a decent amount of money here but we won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot spot
    Greatlook
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great for a meeting place too!! The service was great the food was good I think we needed more ice cream on the chocolate cake. We have visited this restaurant four times really liked it! We have meet four couples at four different occasion here. we come up to visit from RI
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and welcoming
    Friendly
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We visited on our 50th anniversary with friends who needed a seafood restaurant with easy access [otherwise, we would have taken the T from our Jamaica Plain home to one of the downtown restaurants]. The manager sent us free desserts in honor of the occasion, and both he and our wait staff were exceptionally engaging, relaxed and very attentive to our having a good experience. The food was, as we expect at Legal, delicious: pretty much perfectly prepared and plated. We normally avoid going to the suburbs for shopping or food due to the traffic and distance but this Legal Seafood provides a wonderful exception to that rule.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    JMBP4
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Legal is consistent.....If you love seafood there are lots of interesting choices. The "C" bar has a different menu from the traditional Legal restaurants. The food and service are always very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner
    DaniL
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love this restaurant. It has become my go-to if I am going to be at Legacy Place or anywhere near Dedham/Norwood. Always great service and a great meal. I spent my birthday here last Friday night, and (true to form) it was excellent, from start to finish! YUM!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of towners
    India
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My visitors from India was impressed with the service, food and location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Alissa was our waitress and it was the best service I've had in a very long time. She is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First review ever.
    johnwayne
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have never felt strong enough to write a review. This place is absolutely top notch. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    rskrVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have been going to legal for years. Fish was very overcooked. Dry and tasteless. where is that consistent delicious fish and seafood? We were so disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have gone here multiple times and am always happy with the service and the incredible food. The restaurant is especially considerate to people who have food allergies and are the most welcoming service we have had at any restaurant concerning the food allergies within our dining parties. A fantastic place in a great area. Would recommend anyone to come to this particular Legal Sea Food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knowledgeable staff, good food
    KandJforbrunchVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It's always impressive how well trained the staff are at Legal C. They are excellent at suggesting things based on what you tell them is important to you - and they know their products. Beyond that, it's open floor plan makes it hard to have a conversation unless you're lucky enough to get a wall edge booth. Food is good. Excellent quality. Staff is amazing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    UnsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have returned to legal c bar after taking a break from there when I was unhappy with both service and food. I'm glad I went back. The service and food were great! I recommend the tuna burger. One or the best I've ever had. Looking forward to going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I are new(ish) parents and we don't have many meals out, especially dinnert. It was a treat to dine at Legal C Bar, and the experience impressed the in-laws, too. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. Thank you to the management team for being so hospitable also. Great energy in the restaurant, .lots of groups dining, you could tell people were having a good time. I HIGHLY recommend the Bang Bang Cauliflower and Fried Pickles to start! Great way to kick off the meal. Also ask for a wine suggestion if you desire something outside your normal order. Staff seemed very knowledgeable in that dept. My entree was the Hoisin Glazed Salmon which was quite delicious, little heavy on the hoisin. All in all, was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    cligato
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was exceptional in taste and presentation. It is definitely one of the best places to get seafood for obvious reasons. This place puts a little more emphasis on the bar and atmosphere, both of which were fantastic. The only thing was that the service seemed slow and sluggish. We seemed like we were always waiting for something to finish. That was the only drawback to the entire visit. Go here and enjoy a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant
    2goodVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Met up with a friend to catch up and was pleasantly suprise on how vibrant it was. Overall service was great. Stated off with a strawberrish sangaria which was execellent! Lobster bisque was excellent follow by salmon meal which was great! What I enjoy the most was feeling like I was at home not being rush to leave the restaurant. Both my friend and I lost track of time as we ate and talked and realized that we still had room share a dessert. I would highly recommend and would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    cicifoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I came here with a group of six people and we had the perfect size booth for all of us. Still great for conversation even though we were seated by the kitchen, and it was fun to watch the meals coming off the grill! We split a bunch of appetizers but the one worth noting was the bang bang cauliflower - it tasted like chicken. I ordered the Atlantic salmon special which was delicious, but must admit I had food envy of my family's 2 lb lazy man's lobsters. Fortunately for me, I got to have a taste of those....as well as the linguini with clams. I could eat here every day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meals left under heat lamp too long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Both my husband and I ordered the mixed seafood dish with rice. Unfortunately, it was dried out and bland. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jaycee
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always a great experience at Legal sea food. From the hostess to the server to the manager. Have always had great food and service the many times I have dined there!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor first impression (service)
    jjw822VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Upon arriving for our reservation we were walked through the entire restaurant to a back staircase up to a very narrow balcony with two person tables. we felt like we were basically stuck away from the main room, we had to sit side by side because of how narrow the balcony is and the air conditioning duct was blowing directly at us. we weren't asked if it was okay considering how removed it was and after about 2 minutes we decided it was not. We asked the hostess to reseat us to which she said there would be a wait (remember i made reservation!). We then said how about at the bar. We choose two seats,were ignored for 10 minutes. finally found a very sweet waitress, food was Legal quality, but first impression was poor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome all around!
    KimiA
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Legal C's. The waiter was great, friendly and helpful and very attentive. We even were greeted by name once we sat down(they had our open table reservation) and the manager came to visit and had heard we were visiting from Colorado. He chatted with us for a few minutes and was very friendly. The food was out of this world. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.