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Legal C Bar, Dedham - Legal C Bar - Dedham, Dedham, MA

Legal C Bar - Dedham

4.2
4.2
2565 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Patio seating is first-come, first-serve!

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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 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 2,565 people are saying

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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

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Rbslos36

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our go-to restaurant when we visit our Boston-area family.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Very mediocre. The service was extremely slow and harried despite just moderate levels of customers. The tables and chairs felt like a cafeteria and the food was just average. I really wanted the experience to be great as my wife has not been a fan for years and I convinced her to give it another chance. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be back. My best suggestion is to try and train the staff to give customers the sense they are welcome and important despite how busy they feel. The best service staff hides the complexity from the customers and makes them feel welcome.
  3. D

    Dock

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The pistachio crusted Scottish Skye salmon was outstanding. I hope they keep this on the menu. The lobster roll was just OK. Not very tasty and pretty expensive at $43. This grilled scallops were quite good as were the fish and chips. However, the fries were not is crispy as I would like. Overall a decent meal, but somewhat on the expensive side.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Waitied 30 mins for s table even though we had a reservation. There were plenty of available tables. Maybe they are under staffed.
  5. AV

    AlexandraV

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I knew from the moment I saw my bisque that this was not the same legal C bar as before. Quality has gone down greatly and not worth the time or money. Used to be solid choice for kids as well and kids barely ate their undercooked fries and cold grilled cheese. Also just have to say… a whole apple is not what people expect when the menu says side of fruit. At least cut it up for the kids. That was the icing on the cake of disappointment.
  6. YR

    YanildaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the opportunity to visit this location and I can say we had a great time. The staff was amazing, very friendly and attentive, the food was great. We had the clam chowder and it was finger licking, the grilled salmon with sweet mashed and the broccoli was phenomenal. Highly recommend this place, specially if you want to spend a nice time with your significant other. Love it!
  7. j

    jeanne

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Clam chowda was a little fishy tasting everything else great
  8. CH

    CHAR

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Three ladies got together to celebrate a birthday. We ordered lighter fare/sandwiches and they were tasty. I had the SBLT and enjoyed eating it but has upset stomach later. I guess the spices didn’t agree with me. Out waitress was great
  9. JE

    JacobE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I don’t know if I will be back, new menu, I don’t like the new one, more expensive, less food, I prefer pay more if the quality is the same, my kids just to take for my birthday or Father’s Day, I will choose another place.
  10. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    My nieces birthday . I had noted in the reservation but no one acknowledged. The check came before in asked for dessert. The hosts were very nice though. Probably won’t return compared to other restaurants in Legacy place.
  11. KH

    KHPH

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed our meal, friendly server and manager was super attentive and friendly as well!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service and food. Everyone made the dining experience special.
  13. PP

    PattyP

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was pretty slow even though there were many empty tables.
  14. GO

    GODDANDRED

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service, selections, and food are outstanding. Noise level varies, sometimes music is too loud.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited 20 minutes for our food (for chicken fingers) and we were missing sides. I also had to chase our waitress down even to get the check. In the end I tipped her $0 I’ve lived in New England for over 30 years and have spent thousands of dollars at Legals over the years. This one location in Dedham is simply awful. Not just once, now twice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined on a busy Saturday evening. We had a really great server. She even entertained our Shenanigans. Food and drinks were very good, although it was a bit slow coming out of the kitchen. A great time was had by all. I would return to this establishment.
  17. P

    Pat827pa

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was outstanding, however the noise across from where they were cooking on the far side of the bar was pretty loud!
  18. L

    Lidia

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good as usual. Ordered the salmon and orzo plate and it was delicious.
  19. JP

    JPat

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Greek salad portion was half the size of other Legals (Aquarium and Theatre District) and Cajun chicken side was dry and stringy. Coffee was watery and tasteless. Service was slow, unfriendly, uncaring and, in summary, very poor (did not appear to be a staffing issue).
  20. N

    Nowah

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Very loud music and crowd
  21. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I had a reservation at 3pm, but they were able to accommodate my party earlier (as well as add 2 extra kids to the party). Very grateful they were able to accommodate us. Our server was great and attentive. Can't beat $2 oysters!
  22. BP

    BethP

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was terrible and they gave my adult son shrimp scampi instead of chicken scampi then took the plate and never came back with the correct meal and he sat there while we all ate and the server never came back to check on us and by the time we were all done she brought back the meal in a to go container and it still was shrimp instead of chicken and he’s allergic to shell fish
  23. RO

    RobertO

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    When we arrived at the restaurant, no one acknowledged that we had placed a reservation (Confirmation# 2110458628), and we were treated as if we were either lying about it or so confused that we had made a reservation somewhere else, by OUR mistake. So, we can only conclude that your reservation system is a cruel joke, your reception staff are jerks, and you have come a long way, a long way DOWN, from the Legal Seafood of Cambridge and Chestnut Hill in the 1980's. Legal used to be the go-to place for great seafood and drink; it's laughably incompetent now. The quality of the seafood is still very good, but the fried oyster appetizer was small bits of oysters with an abundance of sauce. How DARE you call that sort of grifting "Special." And the noise level might be suitable for a bad disco scene in a 1970's movie, but not for a civilized restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall - food, service, cleanliness- will definitely be back!
  25. EJ

    EJ21en

    New England

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We meet here as often as possible because we love the food…especially the calamari! Service, like the food is consistently good. They’re clam chowder is still an all time favorite. We tried a slice of the Boston Crème pie and were very happy…it was scrumptious!!! The noise level was more than we were accustomed to…it was busier than we could recall!!! Even from before the pandemic. Very happy for Legal C that they’re doing so well.
  26. BR

    BarbaraR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The service was disappointing that night. My dining friends didn't get their drink for at least 20 minutes. My clam chowder (which was soooo delicious) came out about 20 or 25 minutes before my dining friends received their lobster bisque. Why were they not delivered at the same time? Why did the bisque take so long? The appetizer came out with the entrees which was very inappropriate and disappointing.
  27. S

    Sandy

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Terrific lunch on the patio on a sunny day.
  28. C

    Cher

    New England

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The wait staff was very pleasant and professional. Checked in with us the right amount of time to make sure we were satisfied. Food was very good with decent portions.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The wedge salad with “baconed” salmon was delicious and unique. We loved our server, Liz, who couldn’t have been nicer!
  30. MS

    MeghanS1234

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We usually eat at Legal in Hingham. The food and service is always good. Last night, the food was blah. The tuna nigiri was far too thick. The slices of raw fish looked liked they were cut in a hurry. It was sloppy, looked sloppy, and wasn’t very good. We also had our soy sauce already poured out and delivered to our table in the dish. Which was odd… The rice seemed undercooked, as it was crunchy with many hard pieces. It was also freezing in the restaurant, however, all Legal restaurants must be kept at this temperature, luckily, we always overdress with layers due to the very cold temps. Today, we woke up with the worst “stomach problems” It was obviously the sushi from last night. Just know, if it doesn’t look good, it’s because it’s not good!
  31. K

    Kevorkian

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Worst Legal Seafood I've ever been to, only redeemed by (some of) the food, our waitress, and the good company I was with! The sound system desperately requires changing, the manager appears to have given up, and most of the staff are in LaLa Land... Really bad value overall, given the above. This place needs a total make over, asap. 💯
  32. BB

    BobB

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nickname “clam” waiter was excellent & food outstanding! Best overall food experience ever dining @ Dedham legals!
  33. DH

    DavidH

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently excellent. So is the service. Prices run a bit high, especially if you have a couple of drinks.
  34. B

    Blueandcoral

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and value were high quality and service was excellent, indeed extraordinary. Noise level impossible to carry out conversation, especially aa one guest was hard of hearing. To compound noise, background music grating. This would be 5-star for moderate priced meal if ambience was better. Restaurant design caters to people who want high noise high buzz? Not for people who dine to converse with friends instead of having to shout at each other.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    It was 15 minutes before anyone came to our table then took another 15 before our drinks came! The food took a really long time and my daughter needed another utensil to eat and it took 10 mins before she got one! The bill also took a good 10 mins after we asked for it. Oh and we ordered a side of fries and they never came even after I reminded the waitress. The food was good but I don’t think I will go back anytime soon after that really bad service!
  36. S

    Sandy

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The hostess was very pleasant and professuional
  37. T

    Titlemama

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal - sesame crusted tuna with ponzu sauce. Delicious. The salad was good too but the tomato balsamic was tasteless or missing altogether.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Very nice staff, excellent food. Very loud, but it’s a bar so kind of expected.
  39. MP

    MilenaP

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    From being my most favorite food franchise to now sweating off it. This is the third Legal C Bar/Legal Seafood facility in the past year that I have been to that has been an utter disappointment. Not sure what happened but after this latest visit I am done. The air quality was so bad that I had to rush my friend to finish up so we can leave. Over 12 hours later my clothes still stink of fried food and I had to take a shower to get the smell off of my hair and body. The best part was the burnt calamari that even though clearly looked burned were served with enthusiasm by the waitress… at least the Sushi we ordered was up to par. With all that, unfortunately will strongly recommend to avoid the place. Not just in Dedham but also the Braintree and Hingham locations. Saturday evening not spent well at all…
  40. JS

    JillS

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My scallops were over cooked. They were "dark brown" fried rather than "golden fried" very disappointing given the price and amount they gave. They also forgot to give me my Cole slaw.

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 2565 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • 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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