Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

4.5
1843 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1843 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlizaG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening very accommodating to my s/o with hearing loss in one of his ears! Sat us all the way in the back and had fast very kind service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The wine was fantastic but our food was meh! Not worth the price

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JeanO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu has changed drastically, and at least for us, not for the better.

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vip24k13
New England
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server was very nice. Good was good. Only problem is-my friend is gluten intolerant and it would be nice to have gluten free bread as the sandwiches that come with lettuce wrap are impossible to eat. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender Randi was excellent
Very knowledgeable about the food and had a great personality
We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my wife

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LeslieC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I had made a reservation, when we arrived it was so nice out we decided to dine outdoors and it was lovely. The food and the service was very good. We both had salads (Greek and Caesar) with Shrimp and the portion was generous and delicious. The White Sangria was also perfect. So all around a great dining experience.

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vipJoeT
New England
88 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. The food was crazy good. And the server (Emma)was very professional and very funny. Jonathan who is the manager came by a few times to make sure all was good and it could not have been better.
Can’t wait to go back.

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vipLinda
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

our waitress was very accommodating, friendly & knowledgeable

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Paulie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waitress was distracted and forgetful.

JB
vipJoyBooher
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t believe opentable didn’t give me points for dinning here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was cold, salad dressing selection not that great, waiter spilled salad dressing all over me and my clothes and splashed all over booth and didn’t even offer extra napkins. He didn’t understand the alcohol inventory and didn’t know citron vodka, I had to go ask bartender as the waiter never heard of it. Just not a good experience this visit nor the last few times at this location, everyone seems confused.

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vipDanS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch at M Street. Service was fantastic.

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review
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant has good service and good food, with very fresh ingredients. Our food tasted good but did not arrive to the table very hot, unfortunately.

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vipAndreaD
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is still reliably good. Our server was wonderful. But the gluten free bread is gone!!! Bring it back!!! And while it appears there are lots of gluten free options, not having bread or rolls is limiting.

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vipJimmy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service, acceptable food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent as usual, staff not as engaged or attentive as they have been before.

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viplizzyt
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service last night. the food and drinks were excellent.

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LynnB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We arrived at noon. It took awhile before our waiter asked for drink order.
Our waiter disappeared after that & we had to flag down a passing waiter who took our order.
Our original waiter came to our table after meal was served & never apologized for his lack of attention.

Normally I can count on Legal to be a wonderful dining experience. Very disappointed,

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and great food!

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vipAnnex
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last day and now retirement

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ToddL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This new menu, lacked the variety of fish selections as it has in the past. The scallops I ordered were over cooked. This location was not worth the price.

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JoanL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and grilled shrimp were big and delicious. I will definitely return.

JM
JennaM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a bit of a snag trying to get seated with our reservation but the manager handled it beautifully. Service with Brian was phenomenal, he was on top of everything and super friendly and funny. The food was delicious, the quality is amazing and it’s not over done with seasoning and sauces. Delicious shrimp cocktail, crabcakes, and mussels

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Luv2ventureout
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service & food was great.

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JimF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service great. Food excellent

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LindaC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early for our 7pm reservation. The restaurant was very busy. We happened to find a table in the bar to grab a drink before dinner. Once we were seated our server came by almost immediately. My husband and I both ordered an appetizer (crab cake and calamari). It arrived quickly, both were very good. Our dinner was excellent as well. I had grilled scallops and my husband had shrimp scampi. Service was great, our server was fun and attentive. Great dinner. We will visit again

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Jgil
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes!

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vipForest
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We have been eating at Legal for over 50 years and up until recently have enjoyed food and Service.
Our server on our last visit had not been trained as should be.
She spent more time chatting with felllow workers than helping us.
We had to ask for rolls, plates and silerwear.
We also had a person with us who has tree nut allergies and she wasn't able to answer some of relevent questions regarding food being safe ..
Also the prices have increased, but I do understand this is happening in most restaurants now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
78 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun first time experience at the Market Street development. It seems like there is something for everyone with the most recognizable names in retail on every corner. Speaking of corners this giant Legal C-Bar is really spacious with every type of seating you can request. The front desk was friendly, helpful and happy to comply with my request for a booth for two so we could spread out our papers and engage in a quiet business discussion, I had the Greek Salad with shrimp. He had the excellent fish sandwich. Friendly, helpful table service and I might add, patient. My guest was 15 minutes late and we talk way over our appointed time. No pressure from our server.

I will be back!

BM
vipBeverlyMom46
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent food. Service was great as well. My 1 complaint is that the last 2 x I ordered a Greek salad , it left something to be desired. It had infinitesimal olives and tomatoes and soaked in dressing.

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vipWALTERH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant for many years with mostly very positive reviews. This past visit was a disappointing exception. My wife ordered the steamed mussels which arrived on time with my entree only to have unexpected onions in the dish. When we alerted our server, he admitted he wasn’t aware that onions were included either and took the dish back. The side order of string beans were tasteless. My order of fish and chips was mediocre and the fries were mostly on the soggy side? We waited approximately 1/2 hour for the 2nd order of mussels? Plenty of time for me to finish my meal and share a bit with my wife. We asked our server several times about the delay and all he could say is the kitchen was very busy? Her mussels were good…thank God..but the overall experience was very disappointing. In essence, we each ate our meals alone! We heard some time ago that the Legal family was under new ownership….unfortunately not a good start. Finally, extremely surprised that NO ONE ever stopped by to apologize!

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vipPeachy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great! I recommend Legal C Bar for lunch or dinner!

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ROLANDOG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food lacking in flavor. Portions have gotten smaller. Waitress inefficient.

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Havingfunwithfriends
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was terrific. He was so attentive and nice. Food was delicious, the ambiance was great for lunch. We will recommend this restaurant to friends.

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Buli
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of parking all around. The seats are far apart and give each table great privacy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food in an outdoor covered patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience overall for my sons 19th birthday!

MP
MariaP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I understand the transition at this time. I made reservations and we were seated. A family with a similar dinning party sat a little after across from us.
We order drinks. None were correct. My 9 yo, 13 and husband got soda water. Which they never drink. We asked for still water and a Shirley temple. After changing our drinks to still water and juice. We sat for 45 minutes before our simple order of sides were delivered. That other family was already paying to leave. We went out to celebrate our kids straight As throughout this year during a pandemic. We live in town, so we frequent this restaurant often.
My son order haddock that had a large and several small bones in it. My daughter and I split the seafood raw platter. I had a huge sand or shell in the tiny necks which had me worried about chipping my tooth. We had 3 different servers and my 9 yr old was tired after waiting he actually agreed to no dessert. I’ve gone to Morton’s and Strega’s with much better (with opening hiccups) service. Lots of people standing around in teal not carrying or doing anything. I won’t be going here again anytime soon. Unfortunately.

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Tammy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Above and beyond

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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 4.5 stars by 1843 OpenTable diners.

Legal C Bar - Lynnfield does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

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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