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
199 reviews since June 26, 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 (40)kid-friendly (36)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (26)late-night find (21)romantic (20)great for brunch (12)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Best Restaurant in Legacy Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food here is always good. I'm actually amazed that the chicken dishes are as good as the fish dishes. Everything on the menu will taste good. The atmosphere and the servers make this place an awesome find for lunch, dinner, or late night drinks. Make sure to have reservations between 6-8:30 pm on weekends. It gets crowded.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited menu
    great4dinner
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    For Legal, menu limited. I Was disappointed with schrod (a Legal standby). Missed some regular appetizers. Shrimp on dinner were small.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    Dadofthree
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food was good. Shrimp was a little over cooked. Service was excellent. Visiting from San Antonio. Was recommended to this place by a friend. My waitress was new but knowledgeable of the menu. Manager was polite and attentive. Was out of pamphlets for shipping but not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey and just OK
    FionaVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    First hot night and off we went to eat outdoors. The bugs were flying everywhere but after we killed a few they settled down. Everyone always raves about Legal but I must say on this visit I was disappointed. The drinks were small and the mussels tasteless. Our waitress did not seem that busy but she was impossible to find when needed. It took over 15 min just to get our check. So sorry to say - when you pay their prices and are not happy - you will not go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hooked on Legals
    sebur44
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have yet to go anywhere else that tops Legals fish! I can't stand it! They just know how to cook it right!! Service is always friendly and attentive. I am a pretty pick eater and they always make the dish however I want it. Bathrooms were really nice and clean too. :) I do wish they had mahi mahi on the menu but other than that you are pretty perfect Legals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    kimky
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our food was great. We were seated way up in the corner and the lightbulbs were out. had to use a flashlight app to view the menu. Our waiter told us the bar was too busy to pour our beers. twenty minute wait. our waiter brought wrong sides with entrees. waiter quoted the wrong desserts and when we told him he said "yea but you like it, right?" Our bill was close to a hundred dollars and I expected way better service. We will not ever go there again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Everything was fine except we good not convince the bartender to make a dry manhattan using dry vermouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service!!!
    KASIIVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    general mgr was on his game. in addition to being dialed into my wife's Gluten allegy, he stopped my swordfish from being served & had it re-done because he felt it had been overcooked. for someone who dines out frequently, this extra attention to details & service went a long way. our bartender Francis was great as usual as was the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and kid friendly
    Mmm4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a great dinner out with the kids. The food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    Luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Tonight I had dinner with a friend. Our food was excellent but what made our dining experience superior was our waiter Matt P. Matt is an outstanding waiter and a very nice young man. Matt made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us a number of times. Even though we were eating upstairs he climbed the stairs a number of times to make sure we had everything we needed.The staff and managers are all very nice at this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff
    BostongirlVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We go here frequently. Always good, fresh food. The menu has changed a little, which is good. We will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special orders don't upset us
    DrPlasmaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I asked if I could put in a special order and they took great care of me! Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go
    Bostongeorge
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great and friendly staff. Our bartender was great. Good food and priced well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night for the kitchen
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The wood grilled items were very well done and tasty, but the paella came out dry and even burnt (as if they thought it was getting cold and threw it under a broiler to warm it up). I should've sent it back! The plates also took a long time to come out. I didn't really buy the excuse proffered of "trying to find some fresh spinach" (if so, that would explain how the paella got cold). I also ordered a beer and it took so long to tap a new keg that I ended up canceling it. Whole belly clams appetizer on the skimpy side. Overall, should be better for prices charged.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal in Dedham
    Dinner4me
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent and attentive service, food was great. May be a bit loud for elderly patrons. Nice wine selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a good time. Like most Legal's, the food was pricey but very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Challenged
    DedhamDad
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day at 3:30. Actually not that crowded. Seemed understaffed. Water in 10 mins. Bread in another 10 mins. Appetizer incorrect. Waitress harried. Manager tried to help. Scallops great. Over 1 1/2 hour 'diiiiinnnniiinnngggg' experience. (Yes, drawn out like the word dining.) People very nice or would have given a 1 star. Hoping our next visit is better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Naba
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food here is always good and the service is as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smell of glasses, frozen food
    mimiVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    all was great except that the glasses that we were given when we asked for pelegrino smelt so bad, so 4 glasses of wasted water, we were not offered a new bottle, I love their quinoa salad, but for 1st time, there was a very a tasteless crunchy vegetable may be celery, it tasted frozen, they said it was not, burt that it was sitting on ice, ( still was frozen to me. that was disappointed, I felt as if I had opened up a bag of frozen vegies and added it to a quionoa, no flavor
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Been here many times and love the food, ambience, service, usually staying till wee hours. This visit was slightly different. Our reservation was at 9pm and had a seat on the right; (booth seating between tables and a bar). It was so, so loud from the surrounding patrons. I am wondering if it's got anything with the acoustics in that area and closeness between the booth and the tables. Anyway, I will make sure I request for tables in the left hand side in future. It was sad as we had to leave as soon as we finished our order; could not stay for dessert:(
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Kdine
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Poor service. Basically forgotten by waitress. Fish had to be sent back. Undercooked after specifically asking for it to be cooked through.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way Too Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The restaurant has a hectic feel to it which really makes it an unpleasant experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    MMM3020
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    What a great restaurant! Food was delicious. Waitress was knowledgeable, made recommendations, and was attentive. I highly recommend the strawberry sangria. Fruity and refreshing! I would also recommend the cauliflower appetizer and calamari. I was hesitant about the cauliflower, but curious. It was yummy! I would definitely come here again. Very impressed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless!
    PennStater
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We had such a wonderful time! The food was amazing, the new cocktails were spectacular, the atmosphere was casual/stylish and very comfortable, and the service was out of this world! Our server (Jessica) was very attentive and friendly, and so knowledgeable about the menu. The manager (Robert) was great, as well - checking in on us at all the right times. Everyone was so friendly and nice. I have a rather unique food allergy, and everyone from Jessica to Robert to the chefs in the kitchen pitched in to ensure that I had a safe and highly enjoyable meal - and they were successful. Everything about our dinner experience was fantastic. We can't wait to return again and try some of the other dishes and summer drinks!
    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
  • Huge disappointment
    Kate
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We went to celebrate my sister birthday. I told them when I reserved. They did nothing to celebrate. Most restaurants give a dessert, a candle, a song. No mention at all. We had to use flashlights to see the menu. Only half the steamers opened up. The clam pasta was pure grease. My sister ate half her meal it was so tasteless. The service was slow. The ambience was loud. Don't waste your time or money. I guess that's what happens when you go national.
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  • Not as good as usual
    UnsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Usually I leave Legals a very satisfied customer. The food is consistently good and service is excellent. The last time I went to Legals we were given food we didn't order (twice). Unfortunately they showed up on our bill too. Good thing that we looked it over because we would have paid at least $20 extra. The food was good. Don't order the braised greens though. Very disappointed. I'm in no rush to go back...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    NotFromBoston
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was good, but I prefer Legal Sea Foods over Legal Sea Bar. It was a little loud for my tastes. One of my parties dishes (salmon) wasn't cooked and it took an additional 30 min to get cooked and returned to us. The service was what you would expect for a busy place, but good nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Date
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Legal C Bar is a great date night spot. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Good for a one on one meal with the special someone! Not too loud so you can hear each other speak, but not quiet so everyone can hear your conversation.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Once Again
    BostongirlVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was fresh and delicious. It looked like the menu had some changes which is good. Service was good. This is one of our favorite seafood restaurants. We will definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mmm4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a great dinner with 2 small children. Great service and food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service - understafffed?
    OYSTER
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Love Legals but this location gives bad service consistently. IF you have a kid - they always try to seat you near the kitchen which is loud, dingy, dark and smells bad. Initial drink order took 20minutes, no rolls or activity while waiting. Raw platter came eventually, but we barely finished it and then entrees arrived. Not enough space on the table. Then second drink order took another 20 minutes - table not cleared, entrees were now getting cold. Dessert was delivered 20 min late with the bill - at which time we had a to leave - another 10 min to get that off the bill. Very frustrating. Manager was walking around and helping - very nice guy! Looks like they may just need more people or better training.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    luvcfood
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I've been to the Dedham Legal C Bar a number of times for lunch and dinner. The food is consistently pretty good, but a bit pricy for what it is. I have been alone and in a party of 2, 3, 4, and 8. The amount of attention received seems to depend on the size of the party. When you are part of a large party ordering bottles of wine, the weight staff and managers are very attentive. It seems to me, that should be the case even if you are dining alone. My experience this time was with one other person and the service was very slow. It took 1.5 hours to have a "quick" lunch of salad, an appetizer and ice water--disappointing when you are on your lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food & Drinks
    Christineab147VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food and drinks were excellent. I requested a specific server in my reservation and the hostess tried to seat me in a completely different section. They had to be corrected. The good was outstanding. We will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I frequent Legal Seafoods
    Allie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I frequent Legal Seafoods quite a bit, but this is the first time I've been to Legal C Bar. I loved it! The menu had all of the great favorites from Legal Seafoods with some added dishes that looked great. The atmosphere was really upbeat and trendy. Our waiter was superb. My oldest son had the paella and my younger son has the lobster roll. Both were excellent. We also had oysters which true to form for LS were beyond perfection. We were visiting Dedham from New Jersey for a college visit and can't wait to go back. I hope the LS chain decides to bring the Legal C Bar to New Jersey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at any Legal. Frequently go to the route 9 pne in Framingham/natick Oysters always awesome. Good specials. Baked stuffed lobster unbeatable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum!
    Allison
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It was a bit pricey ($148 for myself and my boyfriend) but everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food
    Konaf
    Dined on 3/28/2014
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    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another successful lunch
    nancyf5
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Our group meets often at Legal C in Dedham. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful, the food is well-prepared and delicious, and all of our requests (dressing on the side, vegetables instead of fries, etc.) are always accommodated. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legal C Bar continues to shine
    FunDiner
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Legal Seafood has always been one of my favorites! The C-bar adds a new look to one of my favorite restaurants. The food is great and their constancy is outstanding. I know of no other restaraunt chain where you can always get the same great meal, at all locations. I enjoyed the Legal sangria, which was fantastic. We shared the Edamame to start. They were cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of sea salt. My girlfriend enjoyed here favorite fish tacos, and I had my favorite, the classic Boston baked schrod. The fish was cooked just right, flakey, not over cooked with brown rice, cooked perfectly! Legal never let's me down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and attention
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Excellent food and attention to my food allergies. Service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic