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Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

4.4
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1582 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
From Legal Sea Foods, Legal C Bar emerges - a focused yet full-flavored social urban venue, casual in style.

Legal C Bar’s menu complements the bar forward concept and features many items suitable for sharing while also offering options for more traditional coursed dining. Tried-and-true Legal favorites along with exclusive offerings, including sushi and pizza, comprise the menu mix. Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily.

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), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1582 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoeT
New England
71 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and Jonathan runs a great operation

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JohnR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent meal and waitress food and drinks were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The hostess was extremely accommodating when we wanted to choose our outside table.

The experience went downhill from there.

Our waitress was not very friendly. Forgot our request for extra Napkins and for more bread.

The salmon was barely edible/ broccoli was fine.

My friend ordered the linguine and clam sauce. There were no clams - looks Ike it was from a can.

The coffee was too strong / bitter to drink.

I have never had a bad experience at any legal. I just had lunch in 9/26/2020 and loved it.

Sorry to report. Was Really disappointed- will opt from Davios next time.

JM
JaimeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor dining with heating

NJ
vipNormanJ
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

First time back out to restaurants. We've been very good patrons pre-covid but it's different and not in a good way. The waitress was carrying on conversations with the next table while we waited and waited. Extremely slow service. Had a couple of lobster rolls. The wife took part of hers home and 15 hrs later it wasn't edible ... It will be a while before we venture back!

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eileenB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything was as good as could be expected “during these trying times”. Server was very sweet and food was very good as always but through no fault of the establishment- the ambiance was lousy- bare tables-plastic plates - no accoutrements on the table all just a sign of the times. So one can’t give it 5 stars! Hopefully we’ll all be back to normal soon...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Legal C in Lynnfield is mediocre at best. The food was not good and the pour was (as it always is) weak. Too much garlic on the vegetables.

If your food is not that good at least make a strong cocktail.

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Bunny
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, with the safety measures legal has taken we were confident we were in a safe environment

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Kelly
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had bang, bang cauliflower as an appetizer, lunch salad with Grilled salmon and bon bons for dessert. All were delicious. Ate outside, service was excellent.

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Vicki
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It appeared that the restaurant has gone to great lengths to have all seating spaced in accordance with COVID rules and that cleanliness was a priority. Also, service was “top notch” and the food was delicious, per usual! I had made a reservation for lunch and called to inform the hostess that we were stuck in traffic due to an accident and would be late. She was very understanding and assured me that our table would be held. The vibe in the restaurant was lively since a football game was on and many customers took advantage of the outside dining since it was a beautiful fall day! I highly recommend Legal C!

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar and had great service! I recommend a barstool over a table here because the bartenders are pros.
Crab cakes were spectacular and the Cajun salmon on Caesar salad was knock your socks off good !

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PatO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside patio area. Felt safe and comfortable regarding spacing and contact issues for Covid 19 .

LB
LisaB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious food and attentive staff. So happy Legal C at MarketStreet Lynnfield is open again.

KL
KathrynL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to meet friends and dine locally in Lynnfield

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vipYumYum
Philadelphia
426 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was able to sit out on patio , lobster roll was good and meaty.

MK
MattK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. Great meal,

HL
HaroldLeete
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time at the Legal C Bar. The food and service were top notch. I took my daughter and son-in-law for their anniversary dinner and can't wait to go back.

Also, hats off to the manager on the selection of bourbon for an after dinner drink. Thank you all for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Every entree ordered: (6 of us) fried clams, salmon, salmon Berger, even the butternut squash was too spicy. I like spicy food, but this was over the top. Unfortunately, we won’t be returning.

MC
vipMCSIpswich
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adult night out

CC
ChristineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited menu
No raw bar
That was one of the reason we went there

FL
vipFLEAMO
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I like the new limited menu,😊

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Clubfor6
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were six of us so we had to be seated indoors. We were seated at a long table right in front of an outside door, which to accommodate us they left open. Each of us enjoys a different kind of wine and they had all of them available. I am GF and there were plenty of options. Everyone was able to find something they liked and everyone enjoyed their meal. Everyone with whom we dealt were kind and anxious to please.

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was satisfactory with the exception of what seemed to be a limited menu compared to what we're used to. Perhaps this is directly related to the times we're currently living in? Supply and demand. Fewer diners.

LS
iLoveSeafood
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The first server we had was an incredibly rude guy that expected us to know what we wanted the moment we sat down. We had never been there before, so that didn't happen. Thankfully, he pawned us off and the rest our visit was handled by a very nice server who we made sure to tip well.

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Donna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Ate outside with enclosure. Noisy, perhaps because of high ceiling. Changeover of servers made for a longer wait for drinks and bread. Food was excellent.

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RobertD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with friend, great service, clean and distancing was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

As always good food and service was great. However I was there for a lunch patio seating , and it was clear that none of the tables and chairs were cleaned from the previous days evening dinners. Given the current situation sanitation between each guest must be job one.

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Kernix
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always! Very attentive wait staff. Great dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. We went to celebrate a birthday and our server did a great job making the birthday girl feel special.

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Elaine
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good seeing people sitting around the bar hope for the future

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Friend
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clean off tables and chairs better!
We all sat on food debris...duh.

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paulb
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service a the Lynnfield location is always outstanding. They are very personable, friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting together with old friends! Great food and company! Good time had by all!

JT
vipJoeT
New England
72 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and Danielle does a great job

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vipLinda
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very good. Food was delicious & we enjoyed sitting outside under the covered patio

CJ
CarenJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch with Mum! The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. Legals C in Lynnfield is a SUPER dog-friendly spot. We enjoyed lunch on the patio with Mum and our dog. The staff was great made sure everyone had what they needed and liked. They were great at finding a table that was partially shaded.

The food was excellent as always. Crab cake dinner, and bonbons . Always have good service and a great meal. Highly recommend!

DC
DianneC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated outside as requested with terrific service and good food — a win, win!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was very good, however the service was not. Our waiter behaved as if it was a huge inconvenience to him to be serving us. Not impressed with the service at all.

MB
MaryB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We planned to sit outside, where the tables are well spaced. The waitress was personable and knew the menu. All of us enjoyed our food!

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Nicholas
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I saw more lax Covid standards than other restaurants.
It was concerning.

FAQs

Legal C Bar - Lynnfield offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 406-2500.

Legal C Bar - Lynnfield is rated 4.4 stars by 1582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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