Legal C Bar - Hingham
Legal C Bar - Hingham

Legal C Bar - Hingham

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  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Legal C Bar - Hingham
From Legal Sea Foods, Legal C Bar emerges, a focused yet full-flavored social urban venue, casual in style. Classic ‘C’ fare like clams, cod, and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

Legal C Bar’s menu complements the bar forward concept and features many items suitable for sharing while also offering options for more traditional coursed dining. Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily. Nineteen signature cocktails, 37 wines by-the-glass, and 20 beers satisfy any thirst.

We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981. Come for the seafood and stay to shop. Our restaurant at the Derby Street Shoppes will get you hooked.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Legal C Bar - Hingham reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    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
  • 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.
  • Great food and drink
    Dinerdeb
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Girls night out - great cranberry margarita, wantons for an app and crab roll. The quality you expect from Legals and the place was busy and fun felling. Don't love the decor but overall nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Lunch Ever
    crabcakelover
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I love the relaxed feel and most especially the high top table seating. I have long legs and find this type of seating comfortable. I love Legal's crabcakes. Our waiter was most accommodating and offered some great suggestions for a side combination and wine. He was attentive without being obtrusive. I have gone to many of Legal's other sites. This was my first here. Would definitely come back. I consider myself a foodie and would rate this meal as one of my top tens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal is back
    Marlo
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    For a while I stayed away from Legal Seafood. I felt their quality and delivery had seriously faltered. My sister coaxed me into returning last year and I have never looked back. Quality, service and delivery were impeccable. We were immediately greeted with a smile. I had my 10 month old son with me, they were very doting and catered to him. We ordered raw bar, wood grilled salmon and the crab salad. Everything was fresh and delicious. I was very happy the salmon was only lightly marinated and cooked perfectly. If you are in the mood for fresh fish, there really isn't a better place on the South Shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service & Atmosphere; OK Food
    BeccaB
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My hubby & I came on a Sun night over a long weekend. It was busy and full but tables are nicely spaced out so we could talk without needing to yell. Nice open concept; bar was sleek, large and uniquely designed. Staff was friendly & helpful but they could have used more help that night. I had the pricey "Everything" Tuna which we both thought was just ok . Too many spices made up the crust and took away from the taste of the tuna. My hubby had apps - oysters, steamers and tuna sashimi. He said they were fine and the oysters (Wellfleet) were large and tasty. Also, we wouldn't recommend the apple sangria. The plum wine and cinnamon made it taste like cough medicine. We didn't love C Bar but willing to come again to give it a second chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 2
    StefCplus3
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Legal C. We made a 10pm reservation in an effort to avoid the rush. We totally missed the rush and really had a great time. The service was fantastic, you'd never know the wait staff was at the end of a busy night. The food was awesome. I had lobster bisque, baked stuffed lobster, mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The potatoes had too much black pepper but everything else was great. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Gunnysmom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We have eaten at many Legal venues before and were looking forward to checking out the C-Bar. We lived in Maryland for 10 yrs and told our waitress that we were leery of ordering Crab cakes-once you've had MD crab cakes, you can't go back! But we tried them anyhow. We were pleasantly surprised by the large jumbo lumps in the crab cake. But the filler had a mayonnaise taste that detracted. They were just ok. We've learned our lesson and will wait to be in Maryland before ordering crab cakes again. My ciopinno was yummy, but when I asked our waitress what the difference between ciopinno and bouillabaisse was, she had never heard of bouillabaisse. Odd for a seafood restaurant. We'll likely be back but will steer clear of the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    Lovestotravel
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and the rainbow trout is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice In all aspects.
    Chuck
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very nice In all aspects. We love the C-bar. When can we expect THE key lime pie? The V-day special dessert was special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal C Bar is a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Legal C Bar is a great place for dinner. The food is always delicious and the service(especially if you have Mike) is outstanding! He is extremely attentive and tuned in to your needs. He is friendly and most professional. The staff at the front door are very friendly as well. It is just a nice place to have dinner and a drink. Will certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food review
    Artlemay
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    For the third time in a row, over a period of six months or so, the food served to me was lukewarm. I ordered the clam dinner. When you start with lukewarm clams, you finish with cool to cold clams. Not the most appetizing way to finish a meal. We mentioned it to the waiter and to one of the hosts. Although we were offered a dessert, we turned it down, knowing it will be a long, long time before we return to this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great waiter
    Silvin
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately the food was not great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday Dinner
    mjandfam
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    So glad I made a reservation online for this Saturday night dinner. So easy to do, such a convenience. Our waiter was wonderful. The drinks, apps and dinner was delicious. The prices were reasonable. The atmosphere was casual. Love the shrimp on a house salad. So plump and fresh. Overall, great value.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls night out
    cookie
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I ordered the crab cake combo. It was very good, but I felt it was a bit pricey. Our waiter was very attentive and offered some good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food was delicious but the portions were pretty small, we got the seafood casserole. I made a reservation about a week before for 6:45 on a Saturday night and they stuck 6 of us at a tiny 4 person table, which was very uncomfortable, then I see them sit a party of 4 a couple tables over at a table for 6?! I had my purse hanging on the side if my chair and every time a server walked by they kept bumping it and my chair and didn't even acknowledge hitting my chair. It was also pretty loud and hard to hear the person across from me at my own table. The service was good but nothing spectacular.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an excellent dinner
    DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had an excellent dinner from start to finish. Oysters were awesome. Good service and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Birthday Celebration
    WoodyVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We celebrated my sister's birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and our server, Shelley, did a terrific job. She was friendly, efficient, personable and really made our visit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time with friends!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful time at the C Bar last Friday night. We had beer and sangria and shared some appetizers and salads. I especially enjoyed my dozen Merry oysters and was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my favorite beers, Jack's Abbey's Harponius Union was now available on tap. I also had the tuna sashimi which never disappoints! Our server Thomas was attentive as well as very charismatic and energetic. He kindly suggested a few of his favorite menu items and was happy to answer the questions some of us had about the different kinds of oysters at the raw bar. He made the experience very comfortable and enjoyable and I will certainly be requesting him again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    foodsnob
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was amazing our waitress made the experience perfect. She had great suggestions and how to pair meals and side correctly. very nice upscale restaurant with quality food. I cant wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We visited with elderly relatives. Very accommodating and great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love seafood
    sebur44
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Legals never disappoints when I am looking for a good peace of fish. Staff is always knowledgable and service is usually timely. The first time I went to the Derby Street Legals I thought the music was to loud and the high chairs where not comfortable but the second time I got a booth seat which was comfy and the music was not loud at all. The first time was for lunch and second for dinner so maybe the music is louder during the day. I love my side of steamed broccoli but the Legals does not carry broccoli so I had to settle for steamed spinach as me green side which was not as good. I hope they bring broccoli back. grilled salmon and the oysters where hummy. :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free gem
    datenite
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Their Gluten free menu is extensive and the food is great! They take gluten allergies seriously!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Went for a quiet Christmas dinner with my mother here last night! We arrived at 5PM as per our reservation time, and we were seated right away. I enjoyed my steak and shrimp entree. The steak was cooked well and seasoned nicely as were the grilled shrimp. I also enjoyed the "chefs choice" vegetable of the night: butternut squash. My mother raved about her lobster Mac and cheese, although it did have a distinct truffle oil taste. She also enjoyed her cocktail "The Boston Tea Party," a fun sweet tea flavored treat. No dessert for us! The bill came out to be about $100 with tip included. We found this to be right on target as far as price goes for the area and quality of the food. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing place
    ilikefood
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I went to the cbar with my family it was a great choice. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. I am glad I chose to celebrate Christmas with my family at the cbar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great service
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    this was our second trip, both times we have had great food, and the service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This "C" gets an A+
    SanguineEmpathyVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    From the moment we walked in the door, the waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The meals were excellent prepared, including being able to accommodate my numerous food allergies with ease. The ambiance was enjoyable and entertaining. I would definitely make this one of my first choices for dining in the Hingham area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Everything was wonderful. Staff was extremely accommodating.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service, big
    maly
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    good food and service, big space can handle a crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were there Thanksgiving
    Greg
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We were there Thanksgiving evening and the place was real quiet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Fresh seafood nicely prepared and attractively presented. Excellent service, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. The salmon tartare is excellent. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have had better dinners
    DinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We have had better dinners here than this time. Appetizers and dinner came simultaneously. Refills on water required multiple requests. Overall, not nearly as good as our other visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best food around!
    FoodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food is excellent, the portions are large and the prices are moderate. My new favorite restaurant!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Capelady
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Enjoyed the atmosphere, food, drinks, wait staff and overall ambience tremendously
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Dinner
    OaksVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Make reservations for Saturday night. We had them and got seated at our reservation time even though they were quoting an hour wait. Food was very good although expensive. Thai calamari was very good. Shrimp special was good. Very noisy and food took a while to come out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations a must on weekends
    Cosmo132
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    OpenTable is great because reservations really are a must on the weekend here. My wife and I went on a Saturday evening and it was extremely busy (over an hour wait) but we had reservations so we were seated in less than a minute. Food was very good service was excellent but the food is a little bit pricey for what it is.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish they told us when we
    NeedOyzsters
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I wish they told us when we ordered a few dozen oysters before getting the menus they changed their policy for 89 cent oyster to $2.75 each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.