Legal C Bar- Somerville, on the Mystic

4.6
1313 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1313 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVictoria
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipPurpleLadyEats
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date with a friend! Excellent service and my crab cake was perfect!!

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vipM937
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and recommendations
Fabulous food

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vipElizabethH
Amsterdam
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food - very professional service until the check is thrown on the table and the service person disappears. Maybe our business meeting lasted too long??

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vipCandyD
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Legal has the same staff for a very long time. The staff is amazing and Always pleasant. The food was very good. Good selections. Amazing oysters!

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viphymie
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

after changing hands, so far the new owners have maintained the magic of Legal SF.

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BarbaraG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Had to keep finding our server. He was not very attentive.

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Gregg
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and the food was great too

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LindaM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, especially the crab cakes. The crab cakes are the best around.

We also started with Oysters great selection, and quite tasty.

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JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Previous visit the portion of food (haddock) was below my expectation. This visit it met my expectation. To be honest we only went this time because we got a gift card. The clam chowder was very good. My wife thought the stuffed jumbo shirmp were very good - a little pricey however. We will give them another try.

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vipPJHN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu has gotten limited and more expensive. But the food remains good and the servers are always friendly.

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MattG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was looking forward to eating at Legal since I had memories of excellent meals. This was very disappointing. My haddock was over cooked and dry. I used to work in a kitchen and understand. It may have been the waiter’s fault by not picking up the food and letting it sit under the hot lamps too long. My friends swordfish was also over cooked. The service was terrible in that everything took too long. Worst mistake was another round of beers was ordered during the meal and they finally arrived AFTER the meal was WAY over.

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benlap
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was great!

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PatriciaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On the down side, the strawberry shortcake biscuit had an odd, fried, slightly burnt quality to it. HOWEVER, everything else was truly delicious, the service was personable, efficient, and professional, and the outdoor seating was comfortable and pleasant. This was a graduation celebration, and we had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!

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laureens
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

food quality has gone way down since pre pandemic times.
I have always been a frequent Legal's customer very disappointed in the food quality.

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MMSSomerville
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I have always loved this spot. I’m just so sad all the food items I loved are no longer on the menu now that new ownership took over. The food quality has declined severely :(

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CatherineD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highlight of our girls lunch was our server, Andrew! We all work in the industry and had such a good time chatting with him throughout our visit. He provided awesome recommendations and his service was on point every step of the way. We will be back and hope to see him!!

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SLMBoston
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here last night! Staff super helpful and accommodating. Nice light on the patio at sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s 21st birthday was so fun thanks to Meghan and staff!

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TessO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Nice spot outside to meet with friends after a long year apart.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and positive night to spend with friends

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
185 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We were shorted on our takeout order. At the end of our dinner we ordered a shrimp cocktail, a crab app and 4 servings of clam chowder to go. The chowder cups were all half empty. We will not be ordering takeout from this restaurant again.

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vipJexR
Denver
62 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food is good but pretty expensive for what it is. The entrees are fresh and large portions but the price doesn’t fit the neighbourhood of Assembly Row…

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LanieD
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

When my Dad and I arrived for our outdoor table meeting our family, we were shocked that a leashed dog barked viciously and attempted to attack my Dad as we walked by. We noticed three dogs outside, none of whom were service dogs. If conventional dogs are not allowed inside of restaurants, they should not be allowed on outside patios either. I understand management is trying to solicit patrons by allowing their dogs, but I feel this is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

I ordered the lump crab cake combo at $36. I received one lump crab cake, two over grilled shrimp and three scallops. I would have received a greater value splitting the seafood platter for four with my father. I felt this dish was overpriced and should have been listed as an appetizer.

While your food is consistently delicious, the value has decreased through the years. My family eats at Legal Seafood only once a year when a special gathering mandates it. Legal Seafood has lost it's appeal with the locals and now exists as the proverbial tourist trap. Being a local, I've found greater value with equal-better food quality at Turner's Seafood as well as other independently owned seafood establishments.

I know I am but one customer and you will surely not go out of business (right now). I applaud your extraordinary marketing efforts, but it's only a matter of time before Legal Seafood's reputation declines.

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JulieC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, met our expectations. Fun place to go and walk around.

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vipJonathan
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service at this restaurant

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AndreaG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service. I actually prefer their Lynnfield location’s food and service

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viplovelife723
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a girlfriend for dinner and we had a terrific time. Food was fab and the service was amazing!

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vipNoName
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think other locations do a better job all around.
The service was slow, the food was was not hot when served.
Just needs some improvement to last.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day - just what she wanted and expected!

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ShantellR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Food delicious, server thoughtful and very nice. Food perfect time ready. Will definitely return and refer friends.

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GretchenB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on the patio with my mom for Mother's Day. Wellfleet oysters, amazing crab, gluten-free fried clams. Delicious and great, friendly service!

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ErinM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and service was wonderful.

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

Always a great dinner for us. We go almost once a month.

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CindyL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services was great and very professional. Food was amazing well recommended

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MichaelD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, for the meals for all three persons at our table. Great service.

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vipCharles
New England
80 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good lunch food (mussels and crab cake entree), drink and service!

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vipSandraB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious salmon and lobster. Great service by Brittany.

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ChristineE
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So nice to see Legal bustling again, and to see so many people on streets in Assembly Square. It felt very post-COVID.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1313 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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