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
78 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (21)special occasion (19)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (15)romantic (12)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    seafoodVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food once it arrived
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was great but we had to request another waitress to find ours after the two tables next to us got food and they didn't sit until after we had ordered. No explanation or apologies. Otherwise it was a typically good Legal dinner.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treat
    twister2000
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The service is always way above the bar. The food is a fresh and inventive, we absolutely love ordering the specials:)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    weymouthfoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Whether I am sitting at the bar or at a table the service is consistently friendly and the food awesome. The manager is ever present, friendly and helpful. I have been here about 5 times since they opened and it's one of my go to restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Treats!
    sportsfan33
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were welcomed as soon as we entered and led to our table. Our waitress, Shelley, was knowledgeable, pleasant, and accommodating. My husband ordered the fried pickles for an app and they were delicious. Everyone was happy with their entrees, but I think mine was the best. I had the crab cake, shrimp, and scallop dish. I would definitely order this again. The Boston Cream Pie was different from grandma's but definitely didn't disappoint. Can't wait to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    HungryDiner
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We needed to get in and out so we could make it to a movie, and they accommodated us well. This is a great place to get the Legal service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunh Great Staff !
    Bob1
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great from the minute we walked in. This was a business lunch. Hostess was smiling, very friendly and accommodating. Serve was prompt. 3 of us ordered lobster rolls. Excellent - well portioned - not skimpy in the least. Service was great and attentive. The manager was interested in how our meal was going and was also just enthusiastic about what we were ordering and made sure everything was pleasant throughout our meal. A perfect experience with a very well trained staff! Keep up the outstanding work!! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can never go wrong with Legal's
    DebbyB
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Legal Sea Food Bar & Grille consistently deliver great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not so good
    Steph
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was good as always, but the service was poor. I was there for almost 2 hours and my water was never refilled. I asked for no mayo, and my fish tacos came with mayo.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet weeknight, staff was
    table4twoVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Quiet weeknight, staff was attentive and food was good (as usual).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something about the floor
    LebevoVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Something about the floor plan and lighting detract from the experience a bit. The tuna burger was excellent as were the oysters. Dining at the bar, our server Angel was terrific. I'll go back, not sure of my wife however. I liked very much the bar layout.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal C menu is just too limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I understand the concept of Legal C but there is not just not enough selection of entrees for me to frequent this location especially limiting is that several fish were farm raised. What happened "if it isn't fresh it isn't Legals"! I don't view farm raised fish that are fed antibiotics to be fresh. Wine flights are always enjoyable especially is you bring friends with limited wine knowledge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun vibe but not too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    New to the area we were looking for somewhere to bring our parents who were visiting from overseas. We like seafood and thought this sounded like the right place. A local friend advised that it was a bit loud but we found it fine and thought it had a good fun feeling of people enjoying themselves. The menu is extensive, the food was great and our server Diane was wonderful. Good choice of drinks also. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine fine, ambience dull
    Judy
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We made a res on OT for Sat 6:30pm but when we arrived, we had to wait 20" for a table that had regular seating; we did not want to sit on the high barstools in the front as they are uncomfortable and unsuitable for a relaxed meal. There is no way to request that option on OT nor is it even given as a choice. Also, the front is dominated by a huge,noisy bar. We were finally seated in the back area, which is divided by a half wall of glass and cut the noise somewhat. The service was efficient and friendly and food was the very good quality one expects from Legal. But it won't be a choice except for a lunch on a quiet weekday. The room is dark and non-descript with shiny brown drapes across1 wall; it's not a place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a really great experience
    DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a really great experience at Legal C Bar. Great wine, appetizers, entrees, and dessert - chocolate lava cake was fabulous. Service was excellent and the manager was very attentive and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Satisfied
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The menu had some unexpected items and combinations which were excellent. Our waitress was charming and very efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal C
    Bren
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great bar atmosphere, food was delicious and not outrageously priced. Our waiter was very attentive and had good suggestions. Went with larger party and something on menu for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday
    PamK
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    6 of us for my daughter's birthday (27 yrs old). Food & service was great. The only thing i would comment on was the table/chair height. I felt like we were sitting at the "kids table".
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid friendly
    Momof4
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I have 4 children ages 6 and under. This was a great place for both the parents to enjoy their meal and the kids to be happy. They requested drink order as soon as we sat and quickly returned with drinks, crackers and rolls, of course crayons and coloring were provided immediately upon being seated. They later came around with a live lobster for the kids to see and touch. The food came out fast and the bowl of ice cream vs hoodie cup, was a big hit with the children. Our server, Bob, was fantastic..friendly and fast. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    DLA22
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Tremendous experience. Nice to have higher tables as an option if you prefer dining in a relaxed environment instead of a stuffy, dated one. Our server, Cori (sp?) was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly, and super accommodating. Great wine and food recommendations.The food was delicious, and the price was reasonable for the quality. Will be back, and you're crazy if you don't give it a shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good --especially fish
    wifeofTheKnife
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food good --especially fish piccatta. Tin pans instead of dinner plates are not appreciated. Margarita very poor value -- all ice and about 2 ounces of weak drink for a lot of $ -- much better at Scarlett Oak which is where we'll go next time we want a margarita. Décor is uncomfortable -- lose the cement floors and the ugly drapes--know your audience -- this is not the Seaport.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out with special friends
    Harry
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We met special friends for dinner. Excellent food and service. The seating was less than comfortable for dinner. More suited for a lounge. Overall has a great time. Even though the food was great I am not sure I would dine there again. Might stop in for drinks
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST TIME OF MANY
    MARSHF
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Had made a rreservation on-line which really was a plus. When we got there a bit early we were given a transponder. Walked around and a bar tender waived us down and asked if we wanted a drink. He directed us to another part of the bar and indicated that the couple at the bar were almost done. He encouraged us to sit at the bar. Was a great idea. My wife and I had a great time. The bartender's name was JOSH. Super friendly and attentive. Food was excellent but I've come to expect that at Legal. We loved the energy around the restaurant. It was a bit noisy but not at the section of the bar we sat at. That was a plus. Overall a tremendous first time of many experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of our new favorites
    Nailman88
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We have been here three times so far and every time the service is great with friendly staff accross the board. The food has never dissapointed and always stands up to the Legal reputation of top notch. The fish was cooked perfectly, the scollaps were tender and flavorful. we shared a chocolate lava cake for dessert and my wife, who does not usually do dessert, was just about to order a second one. It was perfect. if you like chocolate, then this is a must when you visit. We will definitely be going back
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was here early on a Monday
    KGDiner
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I was here early on a Monday night so it was very quiet. The server was very friendly, made good recommendations, and brought more drinks automatically. I was not a big fan of the décor (or lack thereof) and didn't really love the high top tables. The calamari was good but not outstanding. My fish (a cod loin over corn chowder) was delicious and filling although the chowder was only ok.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expensive but quite good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    good seafood. We got a bunch of appetizers and 2 salads and two glasses of wine. Bill came to >100 (including tip).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great dinner from
    DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a great dinner from beginning to end. Delicious appetizers, entrees, and desert. Wine was excellent and complimented everything. Service was top notch too. Very attentive staff. Looking forward to going to Legal C again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal C is always good!
    Mellini
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The four of us had a great time at Legal C last Saturday night, 3/1/14. My wife and I have had lunch there a few times, and I've had dinner a couple times, just during the week. This was our first weekend night dinner. The place was jumping, but the noise level seemed manageable. Our dinners, as always, were pretty much perfect. Our server (Cherin) was very nice, and fun to chat with. The couple who came with us had never been there, and they both seemed to love the food and the experience. I'd recommend Legal C to anyone, believe me! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, wait staff was
    Misbehavin
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great dinner, wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu. Oysters were very fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went on a Saturday night
    Tess
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We went on a Saturday night at 7 pm as a group of four. We had made a reservation, which was good because when we arrived there was a long wait to be seated. The food was ok, not outstanding. The drinks and desserts however were phenomonal. Great Sangria, great wine list. Service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter with personality
    Bobox
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great electric and upbeat atmosphere. The waiter was informative and full of personality. The appetizers were brought out in a timely manor, with plenty to share. Lighting was warm and inviting. Even the choice of background music was good and not too loud. I always recommend Legal C to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.