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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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for a Date (20)
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Business Meals (19)
Healthy (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
People Watching (7)
Authentic (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
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Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (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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 (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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·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 12, 2018

Love legals

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (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 January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (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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·Dined on December 30, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great grilled salmon and fried fisherman’s platter that was not on the menu and made up special to order! Outstanding service from our waiter Roberto. Legal Seafood never disappoints.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A very relaxing lunch even though it was very busy at Legal. The Nantucket Bay scallops were absolutely delicious. Love the fried vegetables and how the meal waa served in a little fry basket! The fried clams were also served hot and were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This wasn't our first time at the Legal C Bar and, as usual, it didn't disappoint! We got the specials - mahi mahi gyros with feta tater tots and salmon tacos; both were quite good. The gyros were a little off in the proportion of lettuce to--well, everything--but the mahi mahi was outstanding and the tots were delightful. My hubby definitely enjoyed his salmon tacos. Great location with tons of free parking and shopping/movies in the same complex. We'll be back again, I'm sure!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and drinks were great, but our server seemed like he was pushing us out the entire time. It was annoying! He was clearing everything, even napkins ... took my friends drink and it wasn’t finished

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great fish and chips. Add spice. Friday end had fish tacos, also great and great service, quick but not pushy.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was disappointed with my experience at Legal C in Dedham. We went for a casual Christmas dinner. Our server was very friendly, but our table had 1 special request (no mustard on the Cubano). A manager brought the food out with the server and loudly corrected him as he put one of the meals down. When the manager put the Cubano down, I asked if it was without mustard -- he said that it had no mustard. You can probably tell where this is going-- lots of mustard. When the server came back I said something, he apologized and said he'd get a new one -- we said no as the rest of us already had our food. The manager who incorrectly assured me that the sandwich was prepared as per my order never came back to the table and our bill was not adjusted in any way.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing service, as always! We felt really taken care of by the staff and servers.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Overall, this was a quality meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. We expect nothing less from the Legal Sea Food group. That is the reason we choose them for our business dinner meetings.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Celebrating Grandma

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Took my daughter shopping and reserved a table for dinner. Really great service and tasty seafood cooked just right! Legal Cs is worth the drive!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

They sit us close to the front door and it was cold. The waiter was asking as most of the time if we wanted more food or drinks and because we said no she brought the bill. We were having a friends dinner and were not in a hurry but the waiter made us feel so. The food was not as good as other times, I wonder if they changed the Chef.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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