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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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (31)
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Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fun (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Healthy (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (12)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Live Sports (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Spicy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great as always!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We come to Legal C a lot and were not as impressed as usual. Food was ok but server lacked knowledge

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food and very attentive service. Just love Legal C!! We are never disappointed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I went for dinner with friends. It was really loud inside very difficult for conversation. Our friends got there before us and asked for a round of water until we got there. the waters came without lemon slices and when our friend asked the waitress for the lemon the waitress was very rude and abrupt saying she didn't take that water order. It was a bit perplexing because all he did was ask. Two of us ordered the lobster sushi one of us ordered the mahi-mahi and I ordered the trio fried. There was no Lobster sushi that night so they ended up with shrimp. The food was really not what I expected from Legal Seafoods. It didn't taste fresh the flavors were okay but nothing that I would go back for. I had a bunch of calamari with my Trio but the shrimp and scallops were a few of each I do wish that I had taken photos. I really wasn't happy with the whole experience. We won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time for family and food was awesome and service was great

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The dessert was on the house because it was my aunt's birthday. Exceptional custom service!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Gina was an outstanding waitress.The food was delicious .
I was disappointed because I requested a booth and there were none available.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, drinks and service. Celebrated a birthday with our 12 year old godson and he and our entire party loved it!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Legal's is consistent. The waiter was very nice and attentive considering we had a 2 year old with us!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always good never a bad meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Although the Legal Seafood chain is huge, they all seem to take on their own character. This is located in a very busy outdoor shopping center but it, thankfully, doesn't scream "mall restaurant". The place was fairly busy and the service was a bit harried (they got one order wrong) but friendly. Overall a decent option for good seafood.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ordered the mussels, 50% were empty the other 50% were very small. Told the bartender who then had the manager come over. Manager apologized and said he would take care of it and would have us order another appetizer from menu. They never came back with menu or asked us again. Food came out, we share on only one plate they did not bring us another plate until we asked and it was a small plate. Food was average salmon we had was dry. Got the bill and mussels were still on it had to ask them to take it off. First time there very poor experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is always good at Legal C Bar...great apps as well as meals...don't leave without trying the Bang Bang Cauliflower......it is delicious!!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really good creative seafood. A go-to stalwart with excellent service. Noise is a little bright, but overbearing.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Drinks..dinner....wine. All superb.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

service was great, wine was affordable , dining room a bit loud .

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

First time dining here- thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The pomegranate martini was delicious as well as the raw oyster selection. Would definitely return again

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Another disappointing visit, my 4th time there... the apps are generally good but the entrees are a huge fail, tasteless, overcooked seafood. Chowder was too hot and burned my mouth. Menu is boring and limited...prices missing for many of the so called "market price" items on a daily special sheet...

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent as usual ! Crab cakes are the best so is the spinach and artichoke dip !
Pomegranate lemon martini was so good !

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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