Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic

4.5
1405 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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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
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JimM
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Arrived 3 minutes early for 7:15 reservation - was told they need a couple of minutes to get our table ready.... no lobby or area for guests to wait for tables so we stood in between the doorway and hostess area until we were finally seated at 7:30. Once seated, took server another 10 minutes to arrive and take our drink order. Service throughout felt like what you would expect in a fast food restaurant - server clearly had too many tables. Swordfish and Filet entrees were decent, but underwhelming for the money. The restaurant is clearly overbooked and understaffed. This was my second recent underwhelming experience at Legal C's - unfortunate because I've always liked the place. I'll give it a while to see if they make any changes, before I give it another try

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BetseyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All food was excellent. only quibble is that we didn't ask the price of the special, Martha's Vineyard bay scallops and were somewhat taken aback when we got the check. But they were delicious. our waitress was a little slow but responsive to requests. it was clearly busy and she had quite a few tables to cover, so not complaining. I was concerned that it would be very noisy, as the space filled up, but we could carry on a conversation and there was no obnoxious music. i will go back to this Legal Sea Food.

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Luvfrenchfud
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service from our waitress.
We went for a birthday celebration but unfortunately they didn’t have any candle.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever!!!!

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AndreaG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable and provided a great explanation of the differences between all the oysters. Attentive and efficient service.

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taniar
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful. The parking at Assembly leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately.

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vipCharles
New England
83 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We frequent Legal C in the Mystic often. And as usual, yesterday for lunch the food, service and everything was very good!!

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vipbuttercup
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

If you like overwhelming noise, parents who let their kids watch movies on their devices at full decibel while seemingly being unaware that other people are dining and bad service, this is the place for you! Can’t wait to not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience all around. Our waitress was so friendly and kind - made the overall experience that much better. Good was delicious as always!!

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vipJexR
New England
69 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Usually enjoy going to Legal, but this meal was lousy. Drinks were terrible and the food was off. Wouldn't recommend this location.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner and our server Tracy was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Over priced, had to wait 40 minutes to be seated with a reservation at 6:30 we sat at 7:15.

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vipAnahavana
New England
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Delayed w our food
But they tried to accommodate us w a free meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We are regular customers we legal for years not this time something not right food was cold I’m not a complainer
And I’m not going to write a book about my experience that evening … good luck

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our waiter made the experience but the music was too loud by far.
I would recommend side dishes like mashed potatoes my elderly mother is on a bland diet fish was excellent

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Worldsmoistestmeat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good rib appetizer and excellent green beans …………

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
207 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Legal. If price is important be sure to ask before ordering lobster.

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vipFoodieBos
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to sit outdoors and enjoy the nice weather. The salamis on the mixed greens was a nice piece of fish. My 86 year old friend was overjoyed with the fish and chips. We had a wonderful waitress whose name I cannot recall,

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Kathy
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was wonderful.

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K188
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner out with family. As always Legals seafood is amazing!!

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vipAlwaysTraveling
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food as always. Service was spotty as no one checked on the table once the entrees were delivered. Empty water glass for more than 20 minutes.

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JPNJR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time. We were seated outside at our request. Our server was fantastic and the food was great. Nothing more to be said. It was really easy and enjoyable!

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Landerville4
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Coworker retired after 34 years at MGH. Was great time to celebrate , perfect weather and food delicious. The server was very polite and let us all do some serious gossiping! It was quiet at noontime , then did start to fill up. The best part is the free parking! Thankyou

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jmh3
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious- we tried the new chef’s specials ( salmon and sole) and the service was amazing!

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vipScottG
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and tasty with nice presentation. Good value. Waitstaff always terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Scallops were undercooked. Good cold

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vipgabriel
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was mediocre

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vipjsand
New England
79 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend and I sat outside on a quiet terrace with all tables well separated and filled. Our meals were of the typical Legal Seafoods high quality- a salad with tuna, their crab cake and apple slaw and we shared a superb key lime pie for dessert. I hope to meet my friend there again despite the 35 minute drive for me from Metrowest.

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nomnom
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was overpriced and just terrible. Hard pass for next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Service was very slow and towards the end of our meal, a mouse ran up the wall behind us

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vipSueDash
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love legals & this location! We started our meal with drinks & oysters - so yummy! Then we both enjoyed our entrees - the crab cake combo is a favorite & it was excellent! A very happy ending with key lime pie & the riverfest fireworks! Thank you for the wonderful food and great service! We’ll be back!!

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Angela
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so expensive! It was a treat for my mother's birthday. Our server was excellent and very attentive. We will likely return next year for her birthday as she is a big fan of seafood.

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ceej
New England
63 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They did seat me as I requested in the reservation which was great but the host was wearing his mask below his nose.

Service was pleasant but a bit sluggish. Food was very good although my tuna tataki could have done with a tiny bit less spice so as not to cover the wonderful delicate flavor of the tuna.

The tap water was awful and it would have been nice if we could have been offered an option. The did ask if we wanted bread. Do the same for water.

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Mimicat
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The outdoor patio is stark. A few plants and greenery is needed.
Our appetizer never arrived.

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MichaelD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legal has always served tremendous food and has the utmost respect for food allergies. Tonight's dinner was a reminder of both. Top notch service, food served quickly and professionally. Great dinner with my better half.

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BostonBakedBean
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious shrimp and crab cakes. High ceilings and open doors make for a safer eating experience than many restaurants during Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Took some time to get the entrees, but food was better than I expected.
Mussels were smaller than other legal seafood locations I’ve visited, but it could be an exception.
Service was average, nothing to complain.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very pricey for the quality
Our fish and chips came all burned out! And the fish was a whole fish and nit sticks

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Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic is rated 4.5 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners.

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