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Legal C Bar, Lynnfield - Legal C Bar - Lynnfield, Lynnfield, MA

Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

4.4
4.4
2211 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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, crab and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lynnfield

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,211 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Seafood

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  1. RP

    RichardP

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place and the service is terrific.
  2. CE

    ChandraE

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Better than most Legal restaurants and great servuce
  3. RF

    RebeccaF

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Missed the full menu of legal seafood, but the food and service were good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We sat down quickly with our reservation. Our server was great. The food was not good, there was an issue with the appetizer (the fried cauliflower was spoiled, brown), and the server immediately fixed it, so service was good, but the rest of the meal was only average and kind of ruined by the stomach turning appetizer. We use to love legals but now questioning if we’d go back.
  5. R

    Russ

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We go here a fair amount and it has been a bit inconsistent at times, but I love the Chowder and Lobster Caesar. They are consistently good. The lobster in this dish is all knuckle and claw meat and there is plenty of it. Its also very fresh, never wet or squishy.
  6. C

    Candy33

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother was returning to Florida and needed a fried clam dinner. It was excellent as well as the lobster ravioli and grilled scallops my husband and I ordered . Our waitress was friendly and professional. Legal never disappoints.
  7. l

    lynnfieldmom

    New England

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We’ve been coming to the C Bar since it opened, this was a very disappointing experience. In the reservation request, we asked for a specific table because we had a 2 month old baby that would be with us. When we arrived, we were greeted by a hostess with greasy hair and a scowl face saying to the other 3 working at the hostess station “should we put them there…can they be over there…just put them back there.” This is in front of and in ear shot of us. We were made to feel like we were a problem. The food was sub-par. Crab cake cold in the middle; lobster ravioli- pasta over cooked, filling was very fishy, sauce was lobster bisque poured over the ravioli- whole dish was a disappointment; sushi - not very flavorful, tons of rice and not much fish or anything else- a disappointment. Cheesecake was grainy-a disappointment Our server was kind and attentive generally If all the time we’ve been there this was surprisingly bad.
  8. L

    Lovegoodseafood

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was outstanding!
  9. TD

    TDVG

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a good meal and service while there. The dishes well served!!!
  10. T

    Tony

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitress and service was great however one dish (Fish and Chips) fish on top of fries and fries were saturated with juice from the fish.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Awesome service - highly recommend the clam chowder and shrimp scampi - never disappoints. Love the C Bar!
  12. RE

    Run2Eat

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday Dinnerf
  13. JT

    JoeT

    New England

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding
  14. IT

    ITguy

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    All good but music too loud for sitting and trying to talk. Need lower background music levels.
  15. c

    cody

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My Caesar salad with crab was tasteless! The crab was horrible with no taste. The salad was not tossed with enough dressing and it was hard to find our waitress to get more dressing. My husband had to get out of his seat to find her. The price for a cup of clam chowder was $8.50 . That is outrageous. Not a great night at all.
  16. M

    Mike

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We checked in early for our 7:15 reservation and went to bar for a drink. at 7:40 I went to desk to see how much longer it would be and they had no record of me checking in earlier. Food was expensive but fair in quality. Also saw a mouse while we were wrapping up. Overall not a good experience !!!!
  17. PD

    PrimaDonna

    New England

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    On an uncharacteristicly warm day in New England we ate at Legal C Bar in their covered outside section. The food was good (though the coleslaw portion was miniscule). The waitstaff however were overwhelmed and service was slower than usual. There was a medical emergency that was handled very well by staff. It was the usual experience expected at Legal, good food not exceptional (except for the salmon from the old Legal Test Kitchen menu. Pleasant servers and courteous front house staff
  18. K

    K01776

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It’s very loud. The service was a little slow in getting drinks. Food is good. Nothing amazing but good.
  19. OK

    OKIE

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great . Great food . We will be back .
  20. JT

    JoeT

    New England

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual so good both with food and service
  21. W

    Wholovesfood

    New England

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our server was lovely. My food (crab cake/shrimp/scallop meal) was not. Both the shrimp and scallop were hammered - absolutely overcooked. The Bang bang cauliflower had a raw taste - almost as if cornstarch was used, but not cooked off. Overall meal was unappetizing. I really thing Legals has declined over the years and they still charge premium price for subpar food.
  22. L

    Linda

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious
  23. M

    Mooshie

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As usual - great dining experience. Loved the oysters. Chris, our waitress, was wonderful. A slight snafu...ordered Tuna Steak with green beans and rice. I failed to notice that I had no rice....within 10 minutes, I received an entirely new meal (tuna steak, green beans and rice) at no extra charge. I now have a dinner for Sunday night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Jocelyn was friendly and lovely server.
  25. MR

    MichaelR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away with a pleasant greeting. Waitress was superb. I had the wedge salad with salmon bacon and grilled scallops AWESOME! My husband had pistachio salmon with farro and kale, he said it excellent! Great meal- delicious and well seasoned without being salty. Will definitely be back .
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good overall
  27. SK

    SKEP

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Good deal with afternoon $2 oysters. Nice salad and grilled shrimp. Very good bottle of wine from Spain. Icing was boston cream pie.
  28. B

    Betty

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The server was not very good. The food and manager were excellent
  29. U

    Upbeat

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sarcee Alexis was lovely- friendly and efficient. Food consistent.
  30. M

    Macca

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food quality was average to poor. Service friendly and accommodating.
  31. B

    Barbie

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing and our table was perfect .
  32. A

    Athena

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    In our reservation, we specified two birthdays, and one gluten free when we sat down a waiter, put the rolls right under the nose of the person who required gluten-free for medical reasons. The waitress said she didn’t see anything about gluten-free, another waiter, not the manager, as is the norm in restaurants, put one nit two gluten-free rolls on the table . When the food arrived, with Tepid temperature, we opted not to send it back as hunger won out over complaining. The waitress asked numerous times if we wanted anything more than water, but we declined and we saw disappointment on her face. After the meal, the waitress brought frozen chocolate with whip cream, and placed it in front of one of us, at which point my friend said, “it’s both our birthdays”, as we described in our reservation. She stated she had no knowledge that it was both birthdays and went and got a second dessert plate. When she brought no utensils, we asked for them, and she Stated she saw no reason and people used their fingers to eat this dessert. We asked how they ate the pile of whip cream on the sides and she told us we were to take the chocolate in our fingers and dip them into the whipped cream. We repeated the need for utensils to eat this dessert, and she asked if a spoon Was OK. We acquiesced, accepted the spoon, and proceeded to use the spoon and bang into the frozen chocolate balls and scoop the whip cream with said spoon. We received our bill on a clipboard, which looked like something 10 years old, with worn out areas throughout it. It also included an itemized bill for another table, and we wondered why. When the waitress placed the bill on our table, with nary a “thank you “ or “hope you enjoyed your meal”, it surprised and added to our disappointment of the evening us.
  33. D

    Dina

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Felt like server was abit overwhelmed. Drinks took forever . We only ended up getting an appetizer because how slow everything was
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    There was mice running around on the patio.
  35. OB

    OliviaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Our waitress was fantastic! My lobster bisque was cold. My husband and our friends clam chowder were cold and so were their fries. I don’t think I’ll be back. Too bad because I always liked the food there.
  36. B

    Bard

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Would not return. Swordfish too dry. Ice Tea for $4?? Overall not worth the cost!
  37. JT

    JoeT

    New England

    133 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The server was great but the food was not very good
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We felt slightly “rushed” through the meal. The server for the table adjacent to ours bumped my head when opening a wine bottle. The chowder and dessert were phenomenal.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff was very accommodating
  40. TB

    ToddB

    New England

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Seated near bathrooms, not preferred. Drinks on expensive side, particularly wine by the glass. Oysters Rockefeller quite good. Long wait for rolls.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Legal C Bar - Lynnfield using the Order Online button. Legal C Bar - Lynnfield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 406-2500.

Legal C Bar - Lynnfield is rated 4.4 stars by 2211 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

220 Market Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lynnfield

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Land a parking spot in the lot right in front of our door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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