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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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Great for Lunch (32)
Business Meals (25)
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Bar Seating (25)
Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Healthy (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Fun (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
People Watching (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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
Airport

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Small portions, no kids menu, lousy service, expensive. Won’t be going back anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Tried for first time being in area. TripAdvisor ranked it pretty high so we went and dinner was decent was it's so noisy you can't hear yourself talk. We also felt rushed as if they just wanted to turn tables. Food was pretty good and service was pretty good. I'm glad we ordered apps before we ordered dinner or else everything would of came so quick. Wouldn't come for a special occasion again but as a casual dining option I would

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Enjoyed some favorites with a few new twists that were really appreciated. Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was very professional all around. Soundtrack was enjoyable, thanks.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is great, music way too loud for a restaurant of this type and noisy for conversation
Waiter almost non existent and in attentive

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and very good waiter service. We went there before a movie and had a great time, were not rushed and the food was the star of the day.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Accommodating. We added another guest and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

For $30 you should get more than 8 fried clams all French fries very didapointing I work hard for my money and very rarely go out

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent.
I had the special salad of the day, spinach with salmon. The salmon was cooked as requested and the dressing and toppings made a delicious salad . My friend also had a salad with chicken and enjoyed it as well. We were able to have a relaxed conversation. The waiter checked with us several times .

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Usually the fish at Legal's is perfectly cooked and delicious. This is the only complaint I have ever had. The swordfish was dry and pretty tasteless. If not for the olive lemon relish and the sides I would have preferred a hamburger. I don't know if C bar has different standards but I'll stick to the regular Legal's as I've never had even the slightest disappointment when I've eaten there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always fresh food, well prepared and nice atmosphere

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Much too noisy. Like I said, much too noisy. Lousy parking.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Never disappointing. When at Legacy Place, Legal C is always a top contender.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server/waiter was super nice and attentive to our needs!

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We met friends there because it was equidistant between where they were and where we were. The meal was fine but unremarkable. Caesar salad was large but did not taste much like a Caesar salad. Just greens and some cheese. The space is very noisy because there are so many hard surfaces. It was not conducive to quiet conversation even though we were seated (as we requested) in a "quiet" place. We would go there again only if it were convenient. Not as a destination restaurant.

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