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
198 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (75)fit for foodies (73)good for groups (55)vibrant bar scene (55)neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (43)hot spot (40)kid-friendly (36)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (26)romantic (21)late-night find (21)great for brunch (12)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Everything was great (with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Everything was great (with an A+ for atmosphere), with one big exception. My boyfriend choose one of the night's specials, a filet and crab cake combo with asparagus. It was one of the more expensive dishes on the menu, and when it came it was quite small. He has a normal 32+ year old man's appetite, and was still very hungry after finishing. We really wish the waitress had thought to mention the size. Since it was a more expensive dish and we were already splurging for a special occasion (Valentine's Day), we didn't want to order yet another dish to fill his belly! I had the grilled salmon with sides, which was quite good and larger than boyfriend's dish (yes, I shared!)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious; It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The food was delicious; It is a noisy restaurant but my husband and I got the best seats in the house upstairs where we could watch everthing below. Our waitress was extremely nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really like the Legal restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    I really like the Legal restaurants in general and the new Legal C Bar in Dedham is great! Super cool wood & steel decor. Very open and light. I have been a few times with friends and my hubby... we have sat at the bar each visit and had the same, awesome female Bartender each time! I always get a cup of chowder, and caesar salad with grilled shrimp (i don't love their Greek salad though, too chopped). This time, with my hubby, we ordered the Lobster Salad roll, which was really good and the Fried Clam roll with onion strips...it was awesome! they make awesome cocktails...it's their specialty to come up with unique cocktails so give one a try! There is tons of space for groups, so have your next birthday or celebratory dinner there! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With our Open Table reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    With our Open Table reservation we were seated immediately even though the restaurant was extremely busy (V-Day). Food was very good for the price. Our waitress was excellent. Vibrant place!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first experience was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    My first experience was great! I was especially surprised that the staff accommodated me and my boyfriend's request for a booth seat during there busy Valentines Day celebrations. I'm sure the booth could of serve a party on more that two, this made our LOVE Day special and memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was a little crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    The place was a little crowded but that was expected for Valentine's weekend. Sever was GREAT and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I used open table for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    I used open table for the first time and I thought we would be sat within 5 minutes of our reservation. There was a 20 to 25 minute wait and we waited 20 minutes. I just didn't understand what the point of the reservation was.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was perfect! I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    The food was perfect! I had the fried shrimp, the best I ever had. It was hot and crunchy. I would get it again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    We went to the restaurant on the Saturday before Valentines. The space was very industrial looking, not very warm or inviting. When we were seated, we felt crammed in, the tables were too close to one another. The menu is on the small side, it seemed almost like a bar menu. The waitress we had was not very good, we could tell this because the waiter at the table next to us was awesome. She didn't tell us about specials, she didn't seem knowledgable about the menu, and although there were food runners and drink runners, she seemed to be a bit overwhelmed. She ignored our empty drinks a couple of times. The food was not bad but the portions seemed small. The entrees we had were around $18. Bottom line, we will not be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food, once it arrived,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    The food, once it arrived, was delicious. This was a lunch on a Saturday for a group of four. The waiter was attentive but the kitchen was pacing the meal relatively slowly. Luckily, we weren't in a particular hurry but we were ready to eat when the food arrived. Definitely let your server know if you're trying to catch a movie.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the place!! But just
    Jamal
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    We love the place!! But just a word to you guys at Open Table: I put energetic down for noise level because it was the 3rd one down. Simply put, it was noisy. Energetic, however is not an adjective that relates to sound.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love your restaurant. Wouldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    Love your restaurant. Wouldn't go with a big group because of the noise level, but for a table of 2 it's fine. (I have a mild hearing loss)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The shellfish were excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/4/2010
    The shellfish were excellent and the music was too loud , yet the staff were willing to lower it - Thanks! My father is deaf enough as it is,so extra loud music makes it very difficult to have a conversation over dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was great for lunch. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/4/2010
    Was great for lunch. We were seated immediatley, haven't been in the evening, but noticed very crowded, heard great things. Legacey Place in Dedham is a real winner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/31/2010
    The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. The decor is very funky. i would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great oysters and Sancerre.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2010
    Great oysters and Sancerre. Our server, Liz, was outstanding-energetic and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant has a terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    This restaurant has a terrific look, and exciting looking menu - but the ultimate result is bland, unexciting food - delivered by disinterested drone-like servers. Everything on the menu was enticing and the choices were vairied. All of the food lacked any specific flavor - not even salty, spicey, or hot - just bland. The lobster roll was bland, the cod cheeks were bland, and the fish was bland. The only thing with flavor were the fries that came with the cod cheeks Not sure if I would go back Pretty unexciting gastronomic experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a reservation and were
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    We had a reservation and were seated on time but it was early evening. Restaurant is very noisy and we had to yell to converse. Bar is noisy, kitchen is noisy. Waitress was too attentive; felt rushed. Did not even have time to look at menu when she was taking order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful! The staff was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Wonderful! The staff was very attentive and responsive, and the sweet potato mashed was SOOO tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friend and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    My friend and I had a wonderful lunch, got to people watch, and received excellent service. All in all, we had an awesome girl date!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Booked table on-line for family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    Booked table on-line for family meal out but we still had to wait at least 30 minutes as they "were behing with their reservations". People who hadn't booked had to wait atleast an hour for a table. This venue seems more focused on the bar than on the food. Next time we'll go to a larger resataurant and avoid the busy bar environment they have here....this may suit some of course.....but not with kids! The menu here was limited too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortuantely, we've had two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    Unfortuantely, we've had two mediocre food experiences there in a row (undercooked steamed mussels and cold, clumpy rice). Hopefully they will work out the kinks soon
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the wine list was disappointing,
    CathyKVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2010
    the wine list was disappointing, but the food was good, service excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great, waitstaff
    Gurnetian
    Dined on 1/18/2010
    Food was great, waitstaff was excellent and very engaging (not too pushy, but always available). There were no problems with my online reservation. Very modern rest rooms.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wasn't sure what exactly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/15/2010
    I wasn't sure what exactly what to expect at a "C" bar. Basically, it is a giant bar with a decent amount of tables including what looks like communal tables with dividers. The menu has a decent selection, but it is more of a lunch menu. I ordered from the wood-grilled section and was very pleased with my grilled sea scallops. The dozen of oysters we ordered as an appetizer were also very fresh and delicious. A nice little surprise that is not offered at any other Leagal Seafood is a white bean and pesto dip that comes with the rolls...also very good! The waitress we had was excellent, very attentive, but not overbearing. The service at the bar however, could be a little quicker with more focus on people not seated at the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was no point in having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/15/2010
    There was no point in having a reservation - we were sat almost an hour late.... They seemed to be frazzled by the number of people in the restaurant. We went twice for lunch and had a good lunch, but we won't be going back at night. It was out of control - they kept trying to seat us at the wrong table, so the beeper (meanwhile our reservation time came and went) kept going off, only to get to the counter and have the hostess say "oh i got the wrong table".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is very good, no
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/14/2010
    The food is very good, no doubt...but staff traning was non existent! Noise level prevents having any meaningful conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very poorly managed. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    Very poorly managed. We had a 7:30 reservation, and when arrived were asked to wait 15 minutes, as the restaurant was packed with a 2 hr wait. When we went back to the front, again told up to another 1/2 hr wait. Bar and lobby were packed with people waiting. The hostesses seemed overwhelmed with the situation. They really shouldn't be taking reservations of they can't honro them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your grandma's Legals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    Not your grandma's Legals - they are trying a new concept. Food is essentially their "best sellers" - but there was plenty to choose from. My greek salad was great, the environment was fun. However, it was incredibly loud - nightclub loud. Throbbing, blasting music made it hard to have even the most basic conversation with your friends - mostly we nodded and ate, waiting to speak once we left the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall the food, ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    Overall the food, ambiance and service were good and I would both return and recommend it to others. The only negative is that we weren't seated until 1 hour after the time of our reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only problem with this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    The only problem with this great restaurant in a wonderful new shopping spot is that it is crowded and even though we had 6 pm reservations, which seems quite early and we got there at 5:45 we waited until amost 6:45 to be seated. It just did not seem to benefit us by making reservations....Had we known we may have played our cards differently. The staff did seem to be doing their best, but you still feel a little suspicious when you don't get to seat for an hour after the reservations...it's not like it was 7:30!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was delish. Definately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Everything was delish. Definately a do-over...would go many, many times!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gret food, great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Gret food, great atmosphere and service.Our table especially enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese, the haystack fries. The fish and chips was a little dry or overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't like it as much as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/3/2010
    I don't like it as much as I like other branches. It is more like a bar instead of restaurant. I found food a little different as well. Wouldn't go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too noisy--had to yell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    Way too noisy--had to yell to be heard across our table! Giant turnoff--won't be returning and have warned others not to go.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud, limited menu-not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    Too loud, limited menu-not recommended for people who enjoy fine dining or a night out to spend w company!--Definitely recommended only for younger, pick up crowd!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    Service was very good and they accommodated special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    Great restaurant. Food was really good, perfect portions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dined at the bar on NY's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    We dined at the bar on NY's Eve. The food was yummy ( stuffed olives, ribs, oysters, crab legs and stuffed lobster)!! The service was excellent with great recommendations on food & wine pairings. Very busy night but they didn't miss a beat! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Actually was better than I
    stdolan
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    Actually was better than I expected, noise level acceptable; service very good and helpful when food was not cooked enough (fish). Had reservations and waiting about 10 minutes. Extremely busy that evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate