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Legal C Bar - Dedham, Dedham, MA

Legal C Bar - Dedham

4.2
4.2
2833 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Two bars (including one food bar) anchor the restaurant which also features communal tables, wedges booths and mezzanine dining and, in warm weather, patio seating. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (781) 234-6500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event with us. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Legal C Bar, we can accommodate up to 50 people for a cocktail reception on our mezzanine or up to 35 guests for a sit down dinner in our semi-private dining room. We are able to seat larger groups in our main dining room. Private dining at Legal C Bar offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.
  • Neighborhood
    Dedham
  • Cross street
    Rustcraft Road
  • Parking details
    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,833 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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2,833 Reviews
  1. leroyg

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was great and the service even better. Was quite loud with this being only downer.

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  2. RozK

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was freezing. Many patrons, including us, eating in coats. We asked 4 times for the heat to be turned up. Each time we were told it was going to happen. It didn't. Clam chowder was excellent. The fried clams were small,. tasteless and lukewarm. Unfortunate birthday dinner. Based on past experience, we expected better.

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  3. Emmy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall great experience but there was a draft where we were seated, which made it uncomfortably chilly. Food was excellent, only complaint was our appetizer (mussels). One was broken and another not open and I would expect those would not have been served. Our server was excellent. Minor complaints and we’ll be back.

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  4. DennisA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was a major disappointment. We've eaten at various Legal's many times over the years but this was our first visit since the Berkowitz family spun it off. Food was tasteless, we had Surf/Turf and Fish and Chips. Honestly the fries were the bright spot, very sad. Wife had a white russian as well. Took 2 sips and that was it. Very poorly made. To make matters worse, the restaurant was far too cold inside. 8 of every 10 customers was wearing a coat. There was a women at the bar wearing a full winter jacket and scarf. No exaggeration. Server was very nice and fairly attentive but this was little consolation. We will never return.

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  5. EJ21en

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the clam chowder is absolutely the best! I think this is the first time I’m giving Legal’s 4, instead of 5 stars. My friend ordered her dish without red pepper flakes…the kitchen didn’t pay attention! The waitress had the item remade. What was really wonderful…I had requested a booth and they held it for our reservation! Happily impressed with the attention to detail!

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  6. Isabellem

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot to meet friends for a relaxed meal with excellent seafood, large menu with lots of choices, friendly wait staff.

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  7. EytanV

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Legal C offers a good experience with good food and drinks offerings. I recently attended a business dinner, and it turned out to be a wise choice in terms of both the ambiance and the cuisine.

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  8. JoanL

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not great. I always feel they do not give enough of a portion. I purposely ordered a salad with a seafood topper (as the entrees never have enough vegetables) and the amount of seafood they gave me was laughable. When I order a seafood entree the amount of vegetables they give you is so small. I wish they would give more substantial balanced entrees and salads. However, I love the ambiance and the white sangria was great.

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  9. Christine

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was exceptional....made the dining experience fun for these 4 seniors!

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  10. DonnaH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Legal’s never fails to serve a delicious meal !! Service was very good !
    Legal C Bar - DedhamResponded on January 30, 2024
    Hi Donna! Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad we were able to give you a great meal and that Jennifer gave you great service. We hope you join us again soon. Ashley Ortiz | General Manager

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was just great and very pleasant. Food was timely and fast

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  12. NikoleS

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was ready when we arrived. Our server was attentive and responsive. She anticipated our needs without smothering us. The food was delicious - even with all of my crazy requests. We shut the restaurant down and no one pushed us out. Definitely a good time!

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  13. MalekaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was alright. The service wasn’t as accommodating as I thought it would be.

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  14. Silsunshine

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
     I’ve been dining here about 2 to 3 times a month with my husband and the food has been excellent. We went this past Saturday night and my son ordered the Haddock.  I noticed that he did not eat very much. I thought he wasn’t hungry when I got home he told me that there were worms in his fish and he didn’t want to upset us so we didn’t tell us until we got home I won’t be going back.

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  15. ElizabethM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Chowder Day, It took us more than 15 minutes for a waitress to come to our table another 15 for drinks another 10 for bread but we had to ask twice for it, another 15 for chowder, forever for dinner. Nobody cleared our table and took for ever for check. we could have walked out without paying because nobody noticed. we were a party of 8 with a very large bill. Not sure we will go to Legal C bar in Dedham again!

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  16. CarlsonG

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best thing about our lunch was that we got to stay there for so long … the place was packed!!! Our service was ok, but it didn’t matter because we were all catching up with each other. But, our chowders were just ok … kinda lukewarm. The woman that ordered a bowl of chowder got her chowder several minutes after the rest of us got our sandwiches … which were very good! All in all, a great lunch because we got to stay as long as we did without being rushed!!!

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  17. TonyH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great, and the have manage chowder day pretty well. The seating and takeout as well. Please going forward please list on the menu the clam chowder contains PORK !!! Been eating it for years and never knew !! I don’t partake in IT.
    Legal C Bar - DedhamResponded on January 22, 2024
    Hi Tony, My apologies in regard to the chowder. I will make sure this feedback is presented to the proper individuals. Otherwise, I am glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to have you return soon! Ashley Ortiz | General Manager

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  18. KarenM

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was crazy busy because they had a clam chowder special. A lot of people were doing pick up. Our waitress was excellent.
    Legal C Bar - DedhamResponded on January 22, 2024
    Hi Karen, Thank you for your understanding in regard to Chowda day! It was MUCH busier than anticipated but we now know through trial and error how to properly plan for next year. I'm happy to hear my servers were able to still give you a good experience. Please ask for me the next time you are in so I can introduce myself in person. Kind Regards, Ashley Ortiz | General Manager

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  19. ScottW

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty disappointed. Our waitress was very nice, but we had a fair number of issues that lead to this review. Order was wrong. Appetizers arrived after the entrees. Actually, one arrived. The other never even made it to the table. The order took about 45 minutes to arrive at the table and no one checked on us in the meantime. They were fairly busy, and we totally understand staffing issues, so this was not a big concern. Had to ask a few different people for napkins and silverware. Overall, not the best experience. Would consider giving a second try to see if it was just the night but no time soon.

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  20. NiaD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointed in the overall experience. We were there for a 6:45 reservation was seated well after 7:15. The waitress although very sweet was clearly overwhelmed and was not able to help us as intently as needed due to her working with other tables. We were missing some appetizers, our entrees came after 8:30 overall we were there way longer than anticipated and was not please with the dinner.

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  21. EricS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food it was very good and in the back was nice and quiet where there wasn't very loud music.. would go again for sure

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  22. Btobins

    Greater Boston

    51 reviews

    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Meh Ladies room not clean Fish taco tasteless Wedge salad disappointment

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Legal test kitchen tuna dinner was inedible. Tuna was super hot with spicy red flakes which masked all flavor of the tuna. Broccoli was cool and covered in olive oil. I tried to eat both and couldn’t. The server brought me a new plain tuna. Unfortunately she didn’t ask what I wanted. I would have wanted some sort of sauce. The broccoli came out warmer but still lacked flavor. Dish would benefit form garlic and ginger- not red hot flakes like on a pizza. I think the meal should have been comped since it was inedible. I rarely write reviews and felt this one is warranted. Prices have gone up at Legal for each item on the menu and value is low. It’s disappointing as I’m a Legal fan and have enjoyed going for many years.

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  24. Oceanprime

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & Service were fine. A little expensive. Overall good experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time. It was a get together for my brother who lives in California who we haven’t seen in three years. The service was top-notch. Our waitress was fabulous, and the food as always was excellent. Whenever my brother comes into town we gather together at legal seafood because it’s our favorite restaurant. Thank you for making our night so wonderful. Ellen Flahive

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  26. Lifesabeach

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre all around. Sadly downhill since sold and corporate owned. Will not go there or to any other again.

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  27. Boss43

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited 20 minutes for water. 25 minutes to order and 35 minutes for the check. Even when we flagged down the manager nothing improved.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The house salad with chicken added was sort of blah. The kitchen forgot to add cranberries. Apple slices were thin and sparse. I miss the apple tortilla goat cheese salad. Please bring it back! Waitress was wonderful. Very attentive.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Legal C Bar has some of the best GF options out there!

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  30. SusanR

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Open Table reservation was easily found and we were seated promptly.

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  31. ChristineR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They were out of calamari and swordfish at 6:30 on a Wednesday night. Bar was very slow with drinks. Food was good. Waitress was very pleasant and personable. She apologized for the slow drinks and the items that were not available. Overall, a bit overrated.

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  32. JenniferD

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We love legal and always visit the one near the awuarium when we come back home for the holidays. My family lives on the Douth Shore so we planned to meet at the Legacy Place location. We didn’t expect the ambiance of say Downtown but we were hoping for something close. Aside from the food, this wasn’t it. The server was very inattentive leaving plates on the table from our appetizers to desserts, never cleared a thing and with a large party, it got weird. Also, left us without drinks for large stretches of time. The food was great as always. Nit quite the selection of G-Free options as we usually have but pretty close. I’d come back but I will always prefer the downtown location.

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  33. MarieS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was better than usuals seemed short staffers but good server

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  34. PeterL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went Christmas eve. not festive and workers were told regular hours and it appeared they did not want to be there. food was fair. Had tacos and no taste. crabcakes were good. cod dinner and broccoli was oily. expensive and not worth it

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  35. FrequentDiner

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at Legacy Place location. Seated promptly, good service and excellent foor.

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  36. JackS

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another very good experience at Legal / Legacy Place.

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  37. AnnQ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait person was extraordinary. The food was delicious as was the desserts Ann Quealy

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately, the food was subpar…  the server was poorly trained, and unfortunately seemed very distracted, may be upset with something outside of work.  it was a special holiday lunch with one of my children, and the experience was awful.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh delicious Greek salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. The addition of grilled Chicken made for a perfect lunch. Waitress was attentive but did not rush us at all. Would go back again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderfully prepared food complemented by exceptional service. What more could you want?

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Legal C Bar - Dedham using the Order Online button. Legal C Bar - Dedham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 234-6500.

Legal C Bar - Dedham is rated 4.2 stars by 2833 OpenTable diners.

Legal C Bar - Dedham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Legal C Bar - Dedham

736 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rustcraft Road
  • Neighborhood
    Dedham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (781) 234-6500
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event with us. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here at Legal C Bar, we can accommodate up to 50 people for a cocktail reception on our mezzanine or up to 35 guests for a sit down dinner in our semi-private dining room. We are able to seat larger groups in our main dining room. Private dining at Legal C Bar offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.
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