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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for a Date (26)
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Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Fun (17)
Healthy (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (15)
Kid-friendly (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
People Watching (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great Beer (5)
Live Sports (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Legal is always terrific. Food is well prepared and there are varied choices. Service is thoughtful and consistent. You can go there for almost any reason - business lunch, family get-together, quick meal from the appetizer/salad lists. The wine and beer selection is comprehensive. The staff is well trained.

This location is bit noisy - mostly from the large size room - but I did not find it troublesome.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Healthy, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Change the name to Illegal. Not sure how a restaurant can mess up a ceasar salad but i couldnt eat it and had the waiter take it away. I told him it was terible and he didnt care nor seemed surprised. Tasteless, wilty lettuce and watery dressing. Chowder tasted ok but $7.50 for only slightly above a half cup of a small mug. Friend had grilled shrimp on salad which the shrimp were good. I dont mind paying for good food and good service but this wasnt it.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and had the most fabulous server! The food was all very good, our waiter was very attentive and the restaurant itself was comfortable and reasonably quiet!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I am never disappointed i legals and frequent quite often. This time everything was good but since it was my wedding anniversary dinner and i had indicated as such on my reservations i think acknowledgement from our server would have made it better.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is our go to place for our "date night". My husband is a huge fan of the paella. We live in Tewksbury and have a few Legal Seafood restaurants nearby, however, we enjoy the ambiance of Legal Bar and the location. After dinner stroll and window shopping are always fun before heading home.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The menu changes took away legacy basics- Anna Baked Scrod, seafood casserole. Disappointing.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Slow service. Food came in late and cold. I was given the check before ordering any dessert or even asking for a check. I am very disappointed. Restaurant is not like it started.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Mom and I have an allergy to milk and it was handled so well. They have someone on staff that is certified and we felt so safe.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The past few times that we had dinner here we experienced poor service from The wait staff. disappointing but the quality of the food is very good and overall the restaurant is nice although it can get very loud . The legal Seafoods I know always had great wait staff It's sad to see how things have changed.

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great dining experience with friends. Slow but attentive wait staff. Waiter took the drink order, dinner order, however there were table servers who delivered the meals. I prefer the waiter who took the dinner order to deliver the dinner to the table. That's what we tip him/her; for the service he/she provided to us not the team.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Disappointing , too loud, slow service, fried food over cooked, surprised they cannot their basic specialty perfect😞

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was very good over all besides the waitress giving me just club soda with no vodka in it.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our waitress Katie was excellent. She was very friendly and made great suggestions.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our waitress was very new and lacked the ability to make sure we had what we needed in a timely manner. She also forgot to give us our left overs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Overall nice experience, but very noisy. Hard to have a conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

As always, another stellar meal LEGAL C BAR in Lynnfield.

Three certainties in life: death, taxes, and fabulous meals at LEGAL SEAFOODS.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Vegan, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Honestly it was overall a very good meal. We were looking for something casual to do while the kids were visiting their grandparents and ended up here. My only two gripes were the Caesar salad, which was removed from the bill, and the occasionally attentive but, usually not, server. It seemed poorly planned that she would be covering inside tables but it made it difficult for her to see when we were out of drinks/bread/ready to order/gave up and wanted the check. I would call that a management fail. Food was great though and the Sangrias were delicious as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great to introduce our friend's from Salt Lake to a New England culinary tradition!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The sole francese was better than expected, will go back just for that dish.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

GLUTEN FREE - all deep fried food is prepared with flavorful and tasty GF seasoning. Fried calamari app with salads (GF croutons!) for lunch were plentiful and delicious. I was given the best GF dinner roll with butter I've ever enjoyed at a restaurant.

I made a reservation using Open Table and was happy to be seated at the last booth as requested.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wow! This is by far the most beautiful Legal's location I've visited! It's hip, with a cool nautical theme. I visited this location for the first time today. The Bang Bang Cauliflower appetizer didn't disappoint. I don't think I'll order the Fried Pickles again, however, as they lacked any flavor other than the pickle. We ordered the Tortilla, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad. The salad didn't have a wow factor, but was fresh. What truly was spectacular about today's visit was the wait staff. Our server was patient, didn't rush us along, and visited us enough times to let us know he was still available for us, for wasn't intrusive. I will definitely be back for more dishes.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I was pleased with my dish as I've always ordered the same meal here (wedge salad) yum! The two people I was with pushed around most of their meal and were displeased, the presentation for the price was disappointing to them and the fish as well as the sides were bland. Sushi appetizer was delicious. The cocktails were unique and yummy! Our waitress actually took an appetizer off our bill when she saw that one of us hardly ate our entree. I would say it was inconsistent since some of it was delicious and some of it was subpar. I'll still go back for the sushi, cocktails and wedge salad!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always great food, but we waited 30 min to place our food order and another 30 to eat. If you're looking for a spot for a quick business lunch...this is not it!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I live down the street and used to visit at least once a week. The quality of the food has diminished and the service is spotty. I was disappointed in the freshness and flavor of my food. It's sad that my go to is no longer viable.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Overall nice meal.
We were a bit miffed as we ordered the kids mac and cheese for our children --and it was Kraft. Would not expect this at this type of restaurant. Also, someone else ordered this kids meal and we saw it come out and it was clearly homemade mac and cheese (they have mac and cheese on their regular menu).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had to ask for silverware when the meal came . And the portions were small considering what we had to pay. My wife and I were disappointed with our meal. We have been there before and we enjoyed everything. Won't rush back anytime soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I think it is the best of the legal entities.
sat outside on beautiful evening. Tuna poke great, and grouper too. fun place and decent parking.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Dinner was wonderful! Fresh, flavorful, and we all got something different. Great spot! My fourth visit and it is amazingly consistent. It's nice to have Legal C so close to our home.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great spot for a girls night out. The thai mussels and fried pickles were great. I loved the grilled grouper with mango salsa too.

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

We've eaten many times at Legal C Bar and always get the Salmon on the Pad Thai. It is, without doubt, the best salmon and pad thai and well worth the noise level in the restaurant. Service is always excellent and the restaurant has a cool ambience -- fits well into Market Street shops. While the noise is an issue, it is primarily because the place is so good! So go early or late to avoid the crazy crowds on the weekends between 6 and 8. And enjoy delicious meal! Reasonable price too.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Always a good experience. Great staff. Very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great service, tasty GF clams and many other GF items on menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Crab cake appetizer delicious although a little pricey.
Server Barry was nice.
Fried clam & fried shrimp and scallops plate greasy. Hardly ate the fries.
Not a $100 dinner unfortunately.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Nice restaurant. We all loved the food. Server was awesome.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service was good, food and wine were great! I have never had a bad meal here - a go to for a sure thing!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had a wonderful night!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always a great dinner. The server was very accommodating of our little one.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Fine , nothing special

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Such a great respite on the way home from a beach vacation; grilled fish and vegetables and salads and not a fried thing in sight. :) The Seafood Antipasto was terrific - fresh romaine, marinated tomatoes, a pile of chilled seafood (mussels, shrimp, scallops, clams, super-tender squid); grilled bread...excellent. The fresh grilled trout with the Meyer lemon relish was simple and perfect (and with two sides included, which wasn't obvious to me on the menu, an excellent value at 19.99.) A crisp Caesar and of course the classic chowder filled out our menu. So good! We'll be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent table - and perfect ambience for a fun evening out. Very attentive service, as well, from hostess to server.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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