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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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 (34)
Great for Lunch (29)
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Good for a Date (19)
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Healthy (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Sports (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Cozy (3)
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)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We made a last minute reservation and were accommodated on a Sunday afternoon quickly. We have been here several times and never disappointed. We had a nice relaxing evening with good food and friendly service. Happy we live close by for a good seafood restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our meal at Legal C Bar. Our server was very personably and attentive to my pregnant wife's needs as well as my Paleo diet restrictions. He wasn't afraid to go ask questions about every ingredient and item to be sure we were both happy. My wife's wild salmon special was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great meal! The sushi menu is a nice addition! The oysters were delicious, as always! The children's menu salmon was cooked perfectly!

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

My mother is 87 and living in a nursing home. Her brother (my uncle) and his wife (my aunt) are in their early 90's and live in Florida. They were up for a family reunion. We sprang my mother from the nursing home and 11 of us had lunch together at Legal C Bar, Dedham.

Even with a fairly large party, the service was SPOT ON. We never had to wait long for anything. The team is attentive, and the food... the food was amazing. Mom and I have a long-time favorite at Legal, their lobster roll. As she says, "there's no mayo, it's just a LOT of LOBSTER!"

Terrific meal. We ended it with a dozen assorted ice-cream "Bon-Bons"

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Oysters were excellent and the service was excellent! We'll definitely b back soon!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Loved this spot famous for its seafood. Sat outside and was very comfortable. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

an imaginative step above the Legal Seafood chaiin

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I have been to the Legal so many times, I have lost count. The food is always tops. This time, not so great. Service (excellent server) was rough, since it would seem our server had too many tables, and not enough staff to assist. Will I be back? Of course!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was very salty and overpriced. I would not likely return. Service was slow and robotic too-however the place was busy on a Monday night- so I guess people don't mind.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I go to Legals often and the food is always great. This time, however, the crabmeat on the salad was stringy and not the quality of past crab meals. I prefer lump crab; not crab that looks like it's right from a can. The salad was bitter. The chooses at most Legals is great, but the Legal C Bars have less selection. I would just opt not to get crab in the future. I hope Legals isn't compromising its quality of seafood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We sat outside and it was quiet for conversation. All other times I've eaten inside. The food and the service are dependably good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

All dishes were excellent, which is rare at restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Fantastic lobster rolls! Perfectly cooked and generous with the lobster meat. Their French fries are fabulous as well (thick; tender on the inside and crispy on the outside). Would love to try their baked stuff lobster some day. As I was leaving the restaurant, an order was being delivered to another patron and it looked amazing! I'm a big fan of the Thai Chicken Wings (app) - perfect with a cocktail. If you're looking to just have one drink, try the Legal Sangria - delicious, but potent! Addictive dinner rolls are served before the apps, so save room.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food was ok but the worst part was the noise level. Not very good acoustic to displace the noise.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great service and all selections were delicious from starters to desert.....an especially good day at Legal

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

This is one of my "go to" places. This visit was with someone that needs gluten free. Their GF rolls were steaming fresh when brought to the table!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was excellent. The restaurant was noisy and the service was just okay. I would definitely go back for the baked stuffed lobster, but not on a Saturday night. It is way to loud and the service was fair.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always a good meal at any Legal Seafood which is why we chose Legal C.
The noise level was a bit of a problem trying to hear everyone in our party of 4.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was great to be able to sit outside. Legal is consistently delicious and fresh seafood.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Food was tasteless and quite expensive. Bland , small piece of grouper and even more bland coconut rice. Service was lacking. Very different from Legal on waterfront - both in service and food selection. Will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food was OK. Service was spotty. It was especially annoying that they were clearing plates before I finished my meal. Also, my drink was cleared before I finished it.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great time for dinner however I will say that legal seafood has advertise that they have crab rolls and when I went there they did not have it so they shouldn't advertise something on the menu that they don't have otherwise a very positive experience! I'm sure I'll be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I didn't like that we had been seated in the very back at a very small table in the corner it seemed very smushed.
However, the waitress was outstanding as was our meal.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Disappointed, surprisingly so. Ordered the salmon reuben, based upon the server's enthusiastic endorsement. While the taste was good, there barely was any fish. I basically received rye, marble bread with, reuben "dressing", and cole slaw as filler. The salmon was swimming upstream, nowhere to be found on the plate. If there wasn't much fish, it should've been temporarily removed the item from the menu, much like they did with crab meat, which was 86'd today.

Will likely not revisit.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We had a great ladies dinner, including a 22 month old, to celebrate a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meals and our waitress was very sweet when she arrived, unexpectedly, with a plate of profiteroles with a lighted candle because she had noticed a birthday was taking place.
We all appreciated that nice touch!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excessive sauce on fish and pad tai overwhelmed taste of these items.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fun atmosphere to gather with friends in a great location with retail shopping, a movie theater, bowling alley, and a Whole Foods. I didn't give this 5 stars because the food was good, but not amazing for the price. The vegetables were not in season (a little flavorless), and my companion's rice was a tad undercooked. But overall, a good dinner and drinks.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice job
Worth the trip

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Junior wait staff. Great halibut, but it was served with watermelon chunks that resulted in a very soggy piece of fish.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Definitely back to the old excellent days! Food is fabulous again and they really have seemed to worked out whatever kinks they had been having! Food runners are constantly getting food out timely and hot!! Great job Legal making this location great again!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

went for our daughters birthday and we were all 6 happy with our choice of meals. Waiter was attentive but did not hover. Would have liked gluten free bread or hamburger rolls for my grandsons burger.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food is great. Something a little different and outstanding waitress!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The quality of the food was really bad comparing to previous times at Legal's, the fries were burn in old oil.... very disappointing

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I love legal seafood. First time at C bar menu is a bit different and I liked their sushi. Only complaint was our table was not ready despite having a reservation and the restaurant not too busy. We waited 20' to be seated.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The place was packed for Father's Day, but we were seated swiftly. The service and food quality were superb despite how busy the restaurant was.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Sushi Was amazing. Seafood tasted fresh and tasty. The waiter was courteous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service and food is always great. I've been coming to the Legal's since 2011 and always had great service. One of the best resultants at Legacy! Came here for father's day and our waiter was very attentive and our food came out very quickly. I highly recommend Legal C Bar in Dedham for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food is over rated and over priced. Scallops weren't cooked enough. side dishes fair. liquor was watered down.

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

Haven't been here in a long time, the menu was great. My biggest issue is that there was so any options I wanted to try. Our server was awesome very helpful and attentive. Will definitely be back soon.

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