About Legal C Bar - Lynnfield

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.

220 Market Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:30am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 406-2500

Website:
http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/lynnfield-legal-c-bar-marketstreet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Legal C Bar - Lynnfield Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Good for a Date (27)
Bar Seating (24)
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Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Groups (16)
Healthy (16)
Fun (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
People Watching (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Sports (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Greeted by a friendly hostess who quickly offered a booth. Friendly and knowledgeable server who offered the specials and advice on sushi which was artfully plated and delicious. First time at this location and will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it! Great meal, as always.

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·Dined 5 days ago

A fun and tasty as always dining experience.
I especially enjoy the menu. It. Has choices for everyone!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I take my mom to this restaurant about once a month, she loves it there. For a NYE lunch I made reservations which were not needed but just in case I did. The food was wonderful as always but the main courses came to us while we were still eating our appetizers. I noticed that it happened to other tables too so we had to scramble to make room for our meals. This happens often, so perhaps the restaurant needs to focus on asking when would the patrons would like their meals. I usually say we are not in a rush but this turns into super slow service to the point we have to look for our server. So that is my suggestion. thank you,

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful service , food was top notch and conveniently located in Lynnfield.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The wonton appetizer was soggy and was not filled much. The mahi mahi dinner was not good. Thin piece of mahi mahi with very little flavor. The red salad was just that red....not much else. It has very little cheese, dried cherries...
This was my first time here with my husband and it will be our last.
The service was under par as well. Very slow.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

2 of us had the fish sandwich. Neither one of us felt well all afternoon. The sandwiches were very dry. 1 of us had salmon Reuben - also found to be very dry. Cole slaw on both plates tasteless.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a nice Christmas Day dinner here with my mom and brother. Table was ready for us upon arrival. Found a delightful gluten free beer on the menu that I enjoyed very much. Food was tasty and delivered quickly. Highly recommend the ice cream bon bons for dessert. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I recommend them.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I really appreciated that you were open on Christmas for those of us that wanted to be out celebrating rather than home. It was very nice that I could meet up with a few friends in a like situation. Thank you!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always a solid meal and service at Legal C

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful early dinner on Christmas Eve. Everything we ordered was top notch, and our server!Juliana, was outstanding!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a great dinner or lunch. Wait staff is fantastic. Highly recommend Joey!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were dissapointed. We had to keep asking for forks, drinks, and side dishes.
I visit Legal C bar frequently and they definitely had an off night with the service

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Waitress was considerate, but both entrees came out wrong. It was noisier than necessary. Perhaps more sound- proofing.

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Poor service, waiter told us at 9:35 on a sat nite that he needed to get going and could we pay the check. Food was unmemorable. Legal is for airport layovers only, not real dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The waitress was fantastic. The food was overall very good. The salmon was a little too salty but otherwise very fresh and better than most places.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The sushi was good, the mussels were ok, 3 of the 4 entrees were disappointing. The lobster mac n cheese was ridiculously expensive for 3 small bites of lobster ($28) The filet of sole was flavorless and way too much egg batter coating. The paella was ok. More bar atmosphere than restaurant, will not go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The lobster, grouper and fried clams were fantastic. We started with a seafood tower of oysters and cherrystones, shrimp cocktail, and crab legs. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Beautiful Building; Outstanding Service; Average Prices.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes were hot and excellent - best ever !

Onion Strings were very tasty.

Fried Clams were of a substantial portion - but the clams themselves were small. They were not Clam Strips, but were dry and crunchy like strips. I much prefer large clams with bellies.

Grilled Shrimp were served cold, but upon request the Server had them heated right up.

We would return, but I don't think I'd order the Fried Clams again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was the best meal I had at a restaurant in a very long time!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

First time at Legal C, won't be the last! Service was excellent, one friend actually has some seafood allergies and the staff was very attentive to that. Atmosphere was lively, and we weren't rushed. Sangria is YUM! Portions worth the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was good the service was good I just don’t like when did keep on taking your plates off the table why other people eating

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Not a great meal. In fact last two to news at legal were a disappointment. The good is nothing special.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had the radicchio salad with chicken; chicken was fine, but the salad greens/dressing was bitter

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent service, lovely atmosphere, great food. I highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The waiter Joseph (?) the guy with the lips tattooed on his neck was great. Patient with the kids and our family of 9. He even sang Happy birthday to my daughter solo.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Legal C (nee Sea) is becoming tired, even with this purported new format, the food was just a relatively standard menu that I have seen in similar basic formats at a dozen different chain restaurants

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I made this reservation with a note that it was a birthday. I specifically asked for a cake. I took my mother there last year and the staff offered us one and we said no thanks. This year I asked for one and it was never even acknowledged. I would have paid for it. I just wanted my mother to have a special experience. We got a small two person table. I had gift bags with me and she could barely open them there was no room. The waitress never acknowledged the birthday. There were many large tables with just two people. There were a couple that were empty too. Why did we get a lousy table when I made a reservation and mentioned the birthday? Food was just average. Rice was hard as a rock and inedible. Awful time, we will not be coming back. Oh and there were two young waiters that just hung out a foot from our table and talked...so that was pleasant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My date was gorgeous.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Reliable. Fish was over cooked a bit. Won’t discourage us. Still a great “go to “ for us

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We ate on the closed in porch area which was quite warm despite it being a November day. The closed in porch area was better for carrying on a conversation than the main area of the restaurant which was considerably more noisy. The food was excellent and the service was great. I was meeting an old friend and we did not feel hurried by the wait staff. An enjoyable leisurely lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Waitress was courteous but didn't come back to check on table after food was delivered or for refills. Had to ask one of the multiple other waiters standing talking about their ability to get loans and looking at their phones for water refills.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ellen , our waitress, was phenomenal!
Angel, who helps does a superb job!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Hot Spot, People Watching, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another great meal at Legal C. Attentive and friendly service as usual.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great meal & drinks, best Sangria around !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place for dinner, lots of fun. Always great food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fish was cooked perfectly and fresh as advertised. Clam chowder was full of clams and not too thick. The crab cake was all meat and no filler with a lovely salad on the side. Nice wine list but the Chilean wine on special was not available although recommended by the waiter

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been to Legal C Bar many times since in opened. The food is always good and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great fresh seafood in a fun, lively environment. Our waitress Stacey was terrific. Super nice and super friendly and just wanted to please us. I would highly recommend any of the Legal Seafood restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food & ambience. This place is wonderful.

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