About 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.

736 Legacy Place
Dedham, MA 02026
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 11am - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 12am

Cross Street:
Rustcraft Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 234-6500

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Dedham-Legal-C-Bar-br-Legacy-Place

Parking Details:
Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Legal C Bar - Dedham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Great for Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fun (19)
Healthy (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (11)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Live Sports (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Dined in for our daughter’s birthday. One of the best experiences we have had in a long time at a restaurant. Our server Dave was fantastic and went above and beyond to create a memorable experience. The manager Meredith was also amazing. She made a special birthday dessert plate to celebrate my daughters birthday. My daughter was thrilled. Thank you C-Bar for a great night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Legal C never disappoints. We are there often and I think have interacted with most the wait staff and they are very consistent. The food is amazing and the speciality drinks are delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The Legal C Bar in Dedham offers a slightly varied menu from the typical Legal restaurant, but its seafood is every bit as good! I eat at this location two or three times a year and look forward to each visit.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Legal C Bar does a good job every time, its the type of restaurant you can count on.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great spot! We will definitely return in the future.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Another great relaxing dinner for all at Legal C Bar- always accommodating to all of our food requests and changes- great food, drinks and wine- great service-

Tags: Casual, Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The seafood at Legals is OK but far from the best available in the Boston area. The dish we like the best here is the tuna burger which is really good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very loud. Booth table is awkwardly sized for 4, as you sit far across and the nose level is high.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food as usual. The food quality is always great. I cannot say that for all of the restaurants at legacy place in Dedham.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place is so loud it is impossible to carry on a civilized conversation. The food is fair and overpriced for so so quality.

Instead of opening new or additional locations it would behoove Mr. Berkowitz to concentrate on the quality of the restaurants he already has.

The server we had was excellent and so polite...the best part of the evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Many thanks to the nice Host at Legal C Bar who did not make me feel bad that I made a reservation for the wrong day and honored it anyway without any fuss at all. I really appreciated it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had another good time on Thanksgiving 2017; I tried the turkey dinner one year and it was good, however, I'm not a fan of sausage stuffing. Since then, I've been sticking to my go-to, traditional lobster roll with fries and coleslaw. The lobster is always cooked perfectly, which would be a deal-breaker otherwise. The rest of my party stuck to seafood as well. We typically enjoy the Thai wings but, this time out, they were undercooked and really chewy, so that was disappointing. Also, this is the second time they didn't have any chocolate ice cream (only vanilla), and it wasn't a very good quality, unfortunately. Our waitress was very attentive, however, and the Legal Sangria is delicious. Overall, a good experience. Just a tip; come early if you're dining on Thanksgiving (noonish); it's still relatively quiet during that time and you'll beat the rush.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving meal was excellent. Our server Christian was also excellent. This was my third time going to Legal's for their Thanksgiving meal. Upon entering the host was welcoming and came over to our table to check in. I would recommend this place especially for their Thanksgiving meal.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have moved to the west coast and miss the Legal restaurants! Legal C Bar was always one of my favorite places to meet friends for lunch and shopping or to hit up for a meal before or after a movie or bowling. My lobster wrap was delicious, as was my friend's lobster roll. Our server, Jared, was wonderful. He was attentive without being overbearing, pleasant and happy to accommodate a few special requests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was delicious! The service was excellent! The music selection made for the perfect ambiance on a Sunday afternoon.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As usual, Legal's food is fine. I didn't really care for this restaurant - way too noisy - but the service was much better than expected - given the crowd. The ambience was more like a sports bar and that was not what I expected.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My lobster bisque was cold had to get it reheated. My swordfish was so thick that I had to send it back to be cooked more

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was good for the price and the waiter was attentive and timely.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Worst lunch I can remember.
$13.99 for a salmon skin Rueben and second time around they still did not fix it. Wait staff was very nice but even when she brought the salmon less Reuben back they did not fix the problem.
This has been sadly, the worst Legal Seafood location since they opened.
Next time I will travel a bit farther to Chestnut Hill.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food and service was great

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

the food was fine; for the most part, it was standard Legal fare. The prices though -- I'm not sure if I haven't been to a Legal's in awhile or if this one is just obscenely expensive but $7.50 for a mug of clam chowder seems egregious. Also, for $37 I expect more lobster in a lobster wrap and for said wrap to not fall apart.

Again, the food was fine. The value, however, was severely lacking this time around. I expect these prices from Island Creek Oyster Bar - not from a Legal's in the 'burbs.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service and food were great. Tables are much to small and the plates way to big for the small tables.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Poor service and had to track our server down a couple times.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

As a "seafood" restaurant, the menu is not appealing. I was not impressed at all.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My husband and I had a lunch date here, and I attempted to order the lunch special which was seared tuna over orzo ($17). When I asked to sub a salad for orzo, understanding there may be a small upcharge, the waiter brought me the dinner menu and asked me to select a specific salad. I chose a green salad for $8 assuming the extra charge would be $8 at a maximum. This somehow resulted in a $32 lunch salad. When I questioned the waiter after seeing the bill, he said "oh, sorry hunny, you ordered a dinner portion so that's the cost" patted me on the back and walked away.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our reservation was for 8:00pm. I don’t think that is too late. Our ceasar salad looked old, wilted and like it was from the bottom of the barrel after a long day. The presentation of grilled swordfish dinner was messy with no attention paid to it. Been a patron for 30 years and this was our first disappointment. Crushed.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best place around for fresh seafood. Had grilled swordfish, perfectly cooked....Succulent! Shrimp also good with with Shandong. Best of all, we sat on mezzanine..MUCH quieter, able to have comfortable conversation. Will do this again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had the Legal crabcake special entree. The shrimp and scallops were overcooked and dry. Very disappointing. My girlfriends lobster mac and cheese was awesome. The oysters we had for an appetizer were fantastic. The place is very nice, pricey of course. I'd try it again, but if its disappointing again, I'll send the food back. I didn't want my girlfriend to sit and eat without me, so I didn't this time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love this place. Recently diagnosed with gluten allergy. They were amazingly “on it”. Had gluten free rolls and all options ! Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about lactose and gluten allergies. Very attentive. Manager (Meredith) came over to check on me (us). Making sure all was good. Great options for everyone

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely my favorite restaurant. Never disappointed. Great service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Did not like the menu, service was fine although the waitstaff did forget to bring a requested item.
Food was good but pricey for what you got.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Found it a little noisy for good conversation, but otherwise quite pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was delicious. Our waitress Lauren was outstanding. She was pleasant, efficient and made our overall experience great. My daughter had a wonderful 26th birthday.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was very good. Decor -- industrial -- nothing special or spectacular. Service was average.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered an appetizer and two entrees. All the food was delivered at the same time, so one fish had to sit and get cold.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The wait staff was excellent and the food was superb.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good selection of oysters. Most were fresh out of the two dozen we ate - except the very last one, which tasted terrible. Everything else was good and tasty, such as the crab cakes. The Sancerre paired well, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server, Nick, was very attentive to us . We have never had a bad meal at Legal C Bar or at original Legal Seafood resturants. Location is great at Leagacy Place and there is so much going on at Leagacy Place. They have a good oyster bar but limited sushi bar but what they prepare in sushi is very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent we enjoyed our meal and time with friends

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Boston, seafood, can't miss. When in doubt you can always count on Legals.
Friends family in town? Don't feel like cooking? Healthy or Hedonist? Slam dunk:
Dedham
Chestnut Hill
Park Square
Aquarium
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