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

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Legal C Bar - Dedham Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for a Date (17)
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Fun (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Healthy (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Live Sports (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (4)
Romantic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is generally consistent although this time 2 of 4 entrees were lukewarm. Probably because our server was horrible. Other help brought out our meals and our server never came back to ask if we needed another round of drinks, more water, etc. We finally tracked down another server to re order drinks and he told us he didn't have access to her checks so he couldn't help us but he'd track her down. 10 minutes later he came by to tell us "she was in the potty but she'd be right over". 5 minutes later she showed up and we ordered drinks. The service here has never been stellar but this was really bad.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Limited menu, not as complete a menu as you would find at a regular Legal Seafood Restaurant. Crowded and difficult to navigate. While not too loud, it would be difficult to find a quiet spot. Our wait staff was exceptional.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We dine here often . The staff are always exceptionally accommodating and gracious, we met a young man training this evening, I’m sorry I cannot recall his name but he was attentive, witty, and ‘absolutely’ professional. Our meals themselves were good but not great....we always return!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved the legal c bar roll. Well done

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a very mixed experience at this Legal's. While the servers were attentive, they brought us one wrong drink and the grouper ordered was really overcooked. The restaurant wasn't especially crowded the night we went there so atmosphere and the wait were fine.

Not likely to go back in the near future as eating other Legal's seems to be a better bet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food and great environment. Even though it was super busy, service was still top notch.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Expensive and 2nd glass of wine can at end of dinner, my food was good, husbands was s little fishy but ok

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great food there and the service is excellent. Never disappointed!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The Haddock Imperial was delicious and roasted cod very nice. Generous portions enabled us to enjoy our leftovers the next day!
Our server, David, was very personable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Legal C is not a Legal Seafood full service restaurant. It is downscale in feel but still full priced. Service standards do not seem to match most Legal Seafood experiences although once the food finally arrived everything was good. If I was in the parking lot I would eat there again but I wouldn't go out of my way.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Not my favorite. Have gone to this Legal because of convenience. Service was excellent.food not so much. The batter used for the clams had a burned taste to it. Will return again for convenience before a movie or impromptu get together with a friend however not otherwise.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrible service.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful meal, attentive service, great ambience and ample parking.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Have been here several times before, but very disappointed this time. Fish was very fresh, but preparation and plating was careless. It was not at all busy early on a week night so the kitchen should not have been rushed. I had the crab cake combo. The crab cake was good but was sitting in an excessive puddle of the mustard sauce. The scallops were not evenly cooked, spattered with black grit from the grille, and somewhat broken--not the nice even round meats that I expect. The medium sized shrimp were scorched and burned in places. The salad was mainly baby spinach which was okay except it was swimming in a thick vinaigrette -- about 3 times what was needed to dress it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service were great. I had a Cajun spiced grouper and my wife had rainbow trout. Prices are reasonable, service was excellent. Overall, a good place for seafood in the Legacy Place Mall in Dedham

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and excellent food as always.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Good drinks. Friendly, attentive server. This is a very consistent restaurant. Somewhat pricey.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Waiter was good and attentive, but cursed by a slow kitchen. Way too long a wait for our food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We.were grabbing dinner before the movies. Our waiter was very good about getting us out in time.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have some dietary restrictions and they took them very seriously and never made me feel like I was inconveniencing them. The food was excellent - it was hard to choose! They have many gluten free options. Our server was attentive without being annoying. We stayed for quite a while after the check came and never felt like we were being pushed out. Definitely a consistently great place!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My daughter has good allergies- wheat, soy, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, chickpeas. Legal Seafoods is always diligent about caring for her and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and competent. One of our go to restaurants

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant smelled of fish. I have been at many Legal Seafoods over the years and never smelled an unpleasant smell before

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Usually enjoy meals at Legal’s. However this is the second time that I have been disappointed. Both times the fried food was over cooked- almost borderline burnt. My husband had fried shrimp and I had the trio with shrimp, calamari and fish. Perhaps we need to say please do not fry so hard. Not sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was okay at best
Service after we ordered was lacking, I couldn’t track down my server to refill the water. He never checked in to see if meal was cooked properly....

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was excellent as always. The service was great our waitress was very attentive. Great time!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

calamari appetizer was not fresh, sesame tuna , bad cut of tuna did not taste fresh. kids salmon dish was cooked well done, wait staff forgot to bring out a salad. Something is happening with this organization..... not what it used to be

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing tuna stuffed avocado!!! A MUST!!!
Great service and perfect spot before a movie!
Something on the menu for everyone!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I ordered a drink at the bar while waiting for my table. When the table was ready, they insisted I pay for the drink rather than adding it to the dinner check. Not a real big deal except that it took them 5 minutes to process my credit card.

My wife ordered sautéed sole, which I tasted. It was supposed to have a wine sauce but I couldn't taste it. The fish also seemed to be cooked in too much oil so maybe that overwhelmed the flavor.

I was going to order the lobster risotto, but the waiter didn't know what the market price was. When I asked him for a recommendation, he really couldn't tell me much about any of the dishes. In the end, I ordered the salmon which I did enjoy.

The place is setup like a sports bar, maybe that's why it's called the C bar, but expect to see a lot of TVs.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love legals

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was great but the service was terrible. We went to celebrate special occasions but once our food came out no one checked on us at all. No water refills and they forgot a few items. After waiting a long while after for the check that never came I went to the register to get it myself. Then I had to go back to the register to get them to run the payment. Unfortunate that the service was so bad because the food was very good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was Legslvwudlity- just don’t care for that cold, industrial look- no cozy feeling at all!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I’m pretty sure our waiter wanted to be anywhere but here. Very unfriendly, unsmiling.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were seated in a great location on the second level overlooking the kitchen prep. Our waiter was attentive and had extra help. The New England clam chowder was delicious on a cold night. The lobster bake was excellent and a very generous portion of seafood. Overall we had a wonderful, relaxing dining experience. I would definitely return to this location again.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was very good as usual. Prices for drinks and appetizers are a little pricey but the entrees were cooked perfectly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Having Birthday celebration for my daughter...excellent service from Stephen! Seated 30 minutes sooner that our reservation- a plus for us seated at the bar. Seafood Paella was excellent and used the genuine rice from Spain.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I came in with my niece and nephew for a quick lunch this past Saturday.

Food, service, and ambiance never disappoints.

My go-to restaurant for a great Caesar salad with extra anchovies.

The kids were introduced to bon bons and were hooked immediately.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

There were lobster shells in my lobster Mac and cheese! Unacceptable. I will not be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Legal C Bar food and service was excellent, as always. We shared our appetizers and enjoyed them all. My companions were enthusiastic about their cocktails, and our entrees (paella, trout, sole francese) were delicious and very filling. In fact, we ended up with some leftovers to take home. The only downside to this restaurant is that the atmosphere is very bare bones and it can be noisy when full.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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