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
202 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (78)fit for foodies (70)vibrant bar scene (60)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (55)special occasion (44)hot spot (39)kid-friendly (38)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (26)romantic (24)late-night find (22)great for brunch (17)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good Food, Higher Prices - Noisy!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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.
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBF40VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was good; the table service needs improving
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    Flairball
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not very good, to be honest. The apps were really good, but the main courses were not so good. I got a fried plate, and when it came the plate was hot, but the fish soggy. It's an amatuer move to let fried fish sit in a warmer and get soggy. My wife's pasta, while not bad was a bit bland. The quality of the seafood was good, but the preparation was lacking. The service didn't suck, but could have been better. The place was quite noisy, and it seemed like a constant stream of people walking by our table, which made it hard to relax. Will we go back? yes, but we'll be sure to sit at the bar and only snack, maybe take advantage of the raw bar. No more serious meals.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best seafood in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If your in the mood for a dull experience with elevator music playing you might not enjoy this urban / casual dining restaurant. This place was perfect for me and my group of girls to go and celebrate my engagement! Great seafood and a knowlegable, outgoing waiter made our night out a lot of fun. Going back Saturday!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, 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.
  • Waiting forever
    LegalCbarsad
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The waitress took 45 minutes to come and take our order and it was extremely hot - was the AC off?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Date Night!
    Luanda
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our server was very friendly & efficient! She was also super knowledgeable of the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our food & drinks as well! We will definitely be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shop and Dine
    Amysm
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Legal C is classic Legal Seafood food. Delicious, fresh, and a bit pricey. This location is in the Legacy Place Mall, making for good people watching if you sit outside, and convenient for getting some shopping done while also having a great meal. Management is very responsive. When we had an issue with poor service at the bar, they readily offered up a free bisque or chowder for everyone in our party. Legal C is definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and service were impeccable! Our server Matthew P was fabulous and professional, and the manager Matt stopped by to say hello was very sweet as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, 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.
  • Vibrant bar scene
    Mangia
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was my first time at Legal C Bar Dedham. Food was wonderful but it is not family friendly because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luigi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We decided to eat a late lunch/early dinner at 4:00 on a Saturday. We started with the Steamers which were excellent. They came with a beer broth, a nice twist. My wife had the hoison salmon with pad thai and I had the scrod. Both were outstanding, cooked perfectly and generous sized portions. The waitstaff was very attentive but gave us our space so it was a nice relaxing meal. Highly recommend the Legal-C Bar in Dedham...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good food and service but quite slow and VERY noisy. The kitchen couldn't seem to keep up with the flow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JulieB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We made reservations at Legal C bar but did not specify what type of table. We were led on a crowded evening to a shared table in a very noisy section of the restaurant. When we explained it was a work related dinner, they graciously reseated us with a reasonable wait. Our server was enthusiastic and accomodating and we had a delicious meal. If you are looking for a quieter table at this Legal, definitely mention that when you make the reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Will Never Go Back Again!
    JenWasDisappointed
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was the most disappointing meal I have ever had! The food was gross. The menu was very small and way too overpriced! My parents came up from Florida, and we went expecting some great food. None of us liked or finished our meals, nor did we take home any leftovers. The bill for 3 people came to $200!! It was so loud in there that we couldn't even hear each other talk. We sat in a both at the back of the restaurant, and it was so loud. Then there was the heat from the food cooking right next to us. Overall just a bad experience. I feel so bad that my parents paid so much for this lousy meal. None of us will go back again. What a shame :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch with family of all ages
    R2D2
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Two traveling families met for lunch at Legal C Dedham, which was a convenient mid-point. The online reservation process was quick and easy, the food was great. Something for everyone in our party. The restaurant was clean and modern, staff was attentive and food was prepared correctly and efficiently. We'd go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dinner with friends
    Denise7Tom
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We started off with great cocktails- enjoyed my Raspberry mule... Others had the sangria that was good too. Always love the food at Legal- fresh fish and a great crab cake appetizer. Since this was for our friend's birthday, I had asked for some kind of dessert with a candle in my reservation comments... Legal did not disappoint!! Dessert was a mouse/ cake with hot fudge - yum - and a pleasant surprise! Our server was terrific - attentive and friendly. Great evening! Definitely will come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud but good food
    Remy97
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was excellent-Tomato Buratta Salad and Fish Tacos. Noise level was much too high. Did not get the outdoor table as requested when I made the reservation. Was not a packed house so it would have been nice if they had held one for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.