Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic

4.5
1373 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipSueDash
New England
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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vipceej
New England
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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

MD
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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vipIball
New England
81 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A solid meal every time! Staff is amazing and great service…menu is limited but plenty of good choices for sure.
Oysters are always fresh and an assortment….

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great setting for a family dinner.. the lobster roll is the best..also if you get a chance try the fish tacos made with swordfish.. excellent place and great food.. can’t wait to come back

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
200 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We had the worst service ever at a Legal. Our table was never cleared. The food was as good as always.

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PatL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great server nice atmosphere good food

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LizaB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We never got rolls. The server brought our food at separate times, with our last guest waiting for 5 minutes for her meal. Then the server went on break, transferred our table to another server who was overwhelmed. Not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

This food was no where near the standard it should be for a restaurant of this caliber or price. The fillet mignon was so charred that was the only flavor. The asparagus was undercooked and the scallops where the size of pennies. The crab cake was over bearing in the Dijon mustard and Mayo they used to create the cake mixture. Very unimpressed. They need to step their game up again.

However, our waiter, Terry, was an absolute diamond in the rough. He recommended fantastic oysters and wine for our dining. His manners and service professionalism shined in and otherwise dull experience. I’d love to take him and transfer him to a restaurant that deserves his talent and could offer him a better career.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, table for two is just too small to put anything but 2 entree plates. Little bit pricey but overall satisfied. Will visit again.

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Keri
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great. The food was good. I love the two person booth. The price was right.

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EmiliaO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice experience! Will definitely return to this location

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Lexi, was lovely!!

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JosephA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, great service, great atmosphere. Interesting daily specials

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vipJanbob
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this location before and it does not disappoint.we had chowder, fried scallops and crab cake appetizer. All were fresh and plentiful. The only disappointment is that this location and the c bars had a slightly different menu, but that has changed to the same menu at all locations now with the new owners

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lala
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service was great. Had an amazing lobster roll. They accommodated our large family.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This location is great!!

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vipAnahavana
New England
45 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To enjoy the limited offer of the Filet Of Sole Florentine, my favorite!!

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zharamba617
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a good time. The food was fine however, a bit pricey for the amount that you get.

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vipTommy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Legal C Bar is a great neighborhood restaurant.
This was our first post-COVID visit and we were very happy to be back.
Great food as always at Legal.

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vipSeanD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Sat at an open window. Was really busy. But enjoyable

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AlexW73
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good environment. Will come again

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Fried fish and chips and fisherman’s platter were very oily and not well-seasoned. The appetizers and other food was good and service was great.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
200 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I said it before, in my opinion this is the best Legal Sea Food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at legals!

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Ctown
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great visit to this Legal
Looking forward to going again.

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Worldsmoistestmeat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My St. Louis ribs were not hot when served. Onion strings which I used to go there for are no longer on the menu. Very disappointing experience. First time there since the Berkowitz family sold the place. No plans to go back now.

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Ogchristoph
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, and went above and beyond because our entrees took awhile to come out, but we didn’t mind anyhow. We always enjoy this particular location and will be back soon.

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HelenF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast service, good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service here is terrible. Took so long for the waiter to even come and greet us, we had to leave. Definitely unacceptable from a restaurant like Legals.

JS
vipJosephS
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb: service and food. I forget our waitress's name. We were a party of 6 (including todler) with a 7pm reservation. So, Legal please note she was very good, personable, attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating 28 years of marriage !

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SueC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience2

Hi, The folks were very nice the manager made sure to greet us. Server was very good came to our table many times. The clams were OVER cooked, too bad.
And leaving the young girls didn't even notice us, too bad. I said Good Night to them they didn't even say anything.

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alexc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

it's very nice, the indoor seating got a nice breeze from the open windows. however, there are very limited options for vegetarians (no fish) like myself. that was my fault, and I'll happily make that mistake again

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vipTedM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome servers. Reliable, quality food at a price that is fair

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You can order delivery directly from Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic using the Order Online button. Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 337-4088.

Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic is rated 4.5 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards.

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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