Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

4.5
1970 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.

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 1970 people are saying
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SearchPartyIII
New England
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had made reservations for our son's birthday dinner. Our server, Amy, was terrific! From the candle in his dinner roll, and later on his bon bon dessert, the whole experience was terrific!

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vipErika
New England
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We love Legals! However, our recent dining experience fell short with service.

The place was pretty dead when we arrived and upon being seated we waited for a painful amount of time to be greeted. No waters, no roll ups, no acknowledgement of our existence, nothing. Servers were walking past us looking at us like we were aliens from out of space, a little odd. Hello?

After about 10 minutes of waiting and us twisting our necks to get someone's attention, our waitress came over, she was aloof and maybe new, totally get it. But with the place being that slow combined with the price point it seemed pretty unacceptable to receive this level of service. No personality and overall just a strange vibe.

Working in the industry, I always give people the benefit of the doubt, but damn. She dropped our 30+ dollar entrees and didn't come back to check on us, whole thing was really odd and not typical for Legals.

Food and presentation always delicious but blah.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall experience. The wait staff was prompt and courteous. The food was excellent but little bit on the pricey side. You can’t go wrong with any of the seafood selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was very good!

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citytablefan
New England
37 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff was very polite and attentive. The food was excellent and it was quiet. It was an excellent evening. Legal is always a good choice.

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Wzaza
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. No problem. Sat on their closed in area and except for the sun in our eyes, it was all good. Oysters were great. Sushi and Caesar salads were terrific.

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Hungry
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat at the bar which was completely full and understaffed. Our bartender Randy made it all right. She checked on our food multiple times which took 30-40 minutes to receive from order time. She was prompt with drink refills, responsive to our requests, and a kind friendly person. The evening issues were a slow kitchen and understaffed shift. Thank you Randy for making the night right. Tom & Andrea Hayes

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Mooshie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food
Server very attentive
Very crowded & somewhat loud

JT
vipJoeT
New England
105 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal. We went around 5 so it wouldn’t be too busy and it proved to be a good time for us. Because of Covid we didn’t want to be around a lot of people. It was a perfect time. Service and food was really perfect.
We will definitely go back again. We loved the rainbow trout.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious trout, fresh oysters, and great service!

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TheodoreX
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good, not great. Our waitress was fabulous. Dinners were expensive. Atmosphere good but nothing special. Loud.

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vipFoodyshopperinMA
New England
47 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish always good. Waitress was fabulous

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vipOUTSTANDING
New England
45 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Food is ALWAYS fabulous and the wine list is perhaps one of the next in the country.

Our waitress was PERFECTION! Courteous, timely, and even well-versed on the wine selections, which is key for me.

Legal is just a guaranteed success every time!

Cheers!

CC
ChristineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin our waiter
Was outstanding, food was awesome
Ty

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas Eve

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vipRuss
New England
37 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was a nice guy and attentive. My trout was dry and over salted. I don’t understand how you can mess up an open filet with such a wide band to grill that trout offers, before it finally dries out. Oversalting on a fish like this is not forgivable. This is the issue with this Legal. Good once bad next. All dishes we could cook at home but go for the. Convenience and flexibility of different dishes. Her Scampi has been consistently good

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Geraldj
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience Food is always exceptional
Love the patio dining. Quiet so that conversation is easy

JT
vipJoeT
New England
105 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. The manager Danielle came over to our table to say hi and could not be nicer.

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vipBillM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Both meals the haddock and the maki entres were just OK. Pretty basic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible horrible

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dond
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

prices have gone up, portions have gone down, quality not as good as the past. was never a bargain money wise, but quality was always good and kept me going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is generally excellent at Legal, not this time. The fried clams were small and over cooked. The scallops were also small and the crab cake was dry. Not Legal’s regular standard.

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LindaB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good, food fresh and delicious. Enjoyable meal, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious options and good portions as always. Love the vibe in there!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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Blackdog
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service and timing of courses was good, except one entree was served 15 minutes later than the others, also had to wait to receive return of silverware that had been taken from appetizer course , it didn’t arrive until 5 minutes after the entrées were served.

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tammyH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit cold by the windows, perhaps not such great insulation? Food was good, clam chowder was a step up from my last visit, however the Mahi Mahi test kitchen recipe lacked a healthy veggie with it. The small piece of fish with the delicious sauce was placed on top of the rice, but since the dish had a spice element, it needed a veggie offering to offset it. Still very good though and that's why I gave it 4 stars. It was quiet when we arrived at 4:30 but had to wait about 8 minutes before we were asked for our drinks. I did overhear the waitress got burned the day prior.. not sure if all was okay with her but she was very nice and even took extra steps to make us happy after we got our drinks. Overall a 4 star rating in our opinion.

JT
vipJoeT
New England
105 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food!!

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vip2burbsfoodies
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The crab cake combo was definitely heated over, the scallops hard, shrimp overcooked and crab cake only moderately good.
Very disappointed in food.

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vipSeizetheDay
New England
67 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed our lunch at Legal C Bar in Lynnfield. Service was excellent! Did not feel rushed. Chowder was awesome as were the fish tacos and Greek salad. Will return!

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Bags
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quietish place to catch up with a dear friend
Salad was good - fresh but overpriced for what it was.

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Kornerman
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent including the woman who served us drinks at the hi-top tables, and Brian who served us dinner.

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vipLeeann
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely continue to go to Legal Seafoos.

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allanm
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal all the time!
The staff to the food!@@!

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JessicaS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server took special care to see that we were satisfied. We will return soon.

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vipAnnex
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-Thanksgiving meal

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EmLeary
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitstaff was excellent. Food , delicious

JT
vipJoeT
New England
105 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was outstanding and our server Rachel was awesome. She really does a great job

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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 1970 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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