Legal C Bar - Dedham

4.2
2426 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2426 people are saying
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4.3
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4.0
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JoeC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The service was very good. The food, well why go back again.

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kitty
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was outstanding. The music was BLASTING.

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Jeff
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food so consistently good!

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vipLuckyck
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, very helpful and attentive.

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MarianM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but entrees arrived at the table well before we finished our appetizers. Service fair..

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vipFoodie
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed that there was no salmon, fried clams, ahi tuna or fresh oysters available. Otherwise the food was delicious and our server was delightful.

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Juan
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to have dinner with the family or even a business meeting. Our server, Danny, was great. He made sure we were taken care and of and checked on us frequently. The food was excellent as well as the drinks. I’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Daughters 14th birthday

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Jason
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We thought we would give Legal C one last chance to leave a lasting impression after 2 previously failed attempts. Yet again, it failed to deliver. This establishment has very basic seafood which is extremely over priced. 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 2 drinks… $142 with tip.. yeah… never again. It’s extremely upsetting that restaurants that charge this much are still only paying their wait staff less than $3 an hour.. this is very wrong..

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LeaC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The bad experience was not due to any lack of service. Our first drink order was for two of their cocktails…both horrid, poorly made. By the 2nd attempt it was clear the bartender didn’t even know how to make a classic cocktail. My friend ordered their classic salad with shrimp, something I order regularly at another Legal location. This salad had nothing more than lettuce. I dine at another Legal location regularly. You would never know it was the same chain. This one is an imposter.

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KristineC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Drinks were delicious. Food was very good just expensive. Very generous portion of lobster on the salad. Sushi was delicious

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vipFoodEnjoyment
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience4

This is the first negative review that I have ever given. I usually love Legal C Bar. Being a regular customer, I just expect everything to be excellent. Yesterday it was just “good”.
We went to the restaurant for my daughter’s going back to college dinner. The 3 of us decided to split the shellfish platter ($75) which is listed on the menu as “serves 4”. The server took our order without any comment. Another server brought the “platter” to our table. My first question was: “where are the oysters that are shown on the menu?” She replied “Oh we don’t have any oysters today. We gave you extra portions of some of the other stuff.” Our server never told us when we ordered. Had we known, we would have ordered separate meals. The three of us were disappointed but ate the platter anyway. We were surprised that it in no way even came close to “Serves 4”. We were still hungry. My wife asked me if I wanted to order something else. My reply was “I will just make up for it with Bon Bons for dessert!” Well just our luck that visit, they had no strawberry or chocolate Bon Bons which are my favorites. At least this time the server told us. We went elsewhere for ice cream.
The manager did give us a 50% discount on the platter but it was not a price problem I had. I was disappointed in having built my expectations for shellfish including oysters only to be very disappointed. The food we did get was good but the experience was just not what we have come to expect over the years from any Legal Seafood location.
Granted, Covid has caused delivery problems but to have uninformed service personnel is just not acceptable.
This was my first disappointing experience at a Legal’s location. It will be a long while before I take the chance to eat there again.
Sad.

LD
vipLauraD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

My colleague ordered a garden salad with a piece of halibut on top. The waiter said they were out of tuna but had halibut. We got the check and saw that the charge for just the piece of halibut was $36! That is absolutely unacceptable. If we knew the cost of that we wouldn’t have ordered it. His meal was the cost of the garden salad plus the halibut. $46 for a salad with a piece of fish on top is outrageous. We will not be returning.

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vipjoni
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ever since Roger Berkowitz sold Legal's it has not been the same. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but after several disappointing experiences I will not be going to Legal's again.
The prices have soared while the food quality and choice has gone down.
During this past experience the fish tacos were burnt, the tortillas were soggy and the plantains were overcooked as well. The sangria was basically a sweet tasting soda.
Dishes that my husband and I used to enjoy are no longer on the menu.
What is going on?
So disappointing.

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MAUH
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legals is tried and true. You can never go wrong dining here. Our server Michael was amazing: service was exceptional, care he gave me with respect to my dietary restrictions was condemnedabde. The food can out timely, hot, fresh, and tasty! Thank you Legal!

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LaurieP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great outdoor dining at lunch time. Loved lobster roll.

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boatslip7
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always great food, however our server was very slow bringing cocktails and food. It was 8pm so it wasn’t really busy.

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vipFoodie
New England
73 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Our waitress was wonderful. She was very attentive and helped my friend with her gluten free desire. We ordered the fried clam plate. The coleslaw and french fries were delicious. The clams were done well but I did get a couple that had some sand grit. To be expected. The serving wasn't like a usual clam plate from Legal seafoods that I remember. In the past there was so much I had to take it home. The price was really high. The biggest negative was the overly loud music. It was difficult to hear my friend.

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vipSusieS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dirty martinis 🍸!!! Superb sushi!! Caesar salad with anchovies was excellent! Great waitress too!’n

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vipKASII
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bartender Tom made the night, great attitude & passion

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Lilly
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there since 2019 prior to the pandemic. Was great to finally go back. Our meals were delicious. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive to our needs. The restaurant wasn't totally full and they were not seating at the bar due to covid precautions. I'm looking forward to our next dinner there. I highly recommend Legal C Bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great. Food and everything else was awesome. Truly enjoyed the quality of everything

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vipoperafan
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very accommodating to allergies. Waitress amazing. Someone ordered chicken and even that was amazing!!!

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AnadiR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service! Just dissppointed that they had run out of wellfleet oysters at 11:30am on Friday.

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vipWROX
Naples
70 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy the sushi here. Everything is fresh, and the service is excellent. We also had a two and a burger which is an all-time favorite. Highly recommend it

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AmyP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at Legal C. We sat outside on the patio. Service was excellent. Food was very good.

MP
vipMPK09
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were disappointed with the service at Legal C last night. We arrived on time and were sat promptly, but waited more than 20 minutes for a server. After 15 minutes we flagged down the hostess, who informed us our server was busy but not to worry, someone would be by. 5 minutes later we flagged down a waitress who ultimately ended up helping us, but who forgot to bring our drinks and bread. It's likely a staffing challenge more than anything else, but the hostess' response was a huge miss, as was the lack of follow through on the server's part. I wouldn't recommend anyone go right now.

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ScottH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality food, quality service.
The only disappointment was that the fried food came out dark, so it was either in the fryer too long or the oil was not clean.

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vipFrankV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We make it a point to eat at your restaurant when we visit our kids and generally like your restaurant. Minor suggestions like we ask for more horseradish for our oysters but didn't get it but did when we pointed it out. Second, we ask for the yellowtail to be more thoroughly cooked and it was half raw but more importantly was barely warm when it showed up.

MP
MaureenP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wonderful evening, great dinner - loved bang bang cauliflower

DR
DavidR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is awesome. We dine here a lot. Service was a bit slow, only due to understaffing, not the waitresses fault. I still left a healthy tip. Outdoor Patio seating can be a bit loud since the roadway is right next to the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had great service and the food was incredible--always expensive, but always high quality and delicious. The crab cakes were AMAZING. My one complaint is that they were OUT OF OYSTERS! At 6pm on a Tuesday, so not a peak busy time. That was a big disappointment, but otherwise it was a wonderful dinner!!

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KenC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals, excellent service. Have been to Legal many times.

AB
vipABES
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great sushi and fries.

TG
TaylorG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed eating here. Food was great, portions were not gratuitous. Sushi was surprisingly delicious and alcoholic drinks were unique and fun. The service was great, and the spacing of tables was very nice.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Too slow omg 45 mins for oysters

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a good experience albeit loud!

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vipserendipity
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coleen ,our waitress , was delightful and thoughtful

MD
MarkD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Stay away if you don’t like oily dishes. I will never go back there or to any Legal seafood

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vipjl2054
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My wife and I had the tuna steak (test) and the meal was skimpy and without much flavor. The tuna was fine, but there weren't many vegetables and the ones that on the plate were boring. I have had many better meals at Legal, and will still go back - but will not order the same dish again.

Also - I had expected the menu to include some sort of fish salad - shrimp salad or lobster salad. There were three non-fish salads, and while you could add salmon or lobster it was not the same as a salad that is made with fish.

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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 2426 OpenTable diners.

Legal C Bar - Dedham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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