Legal C Bar - Dedham

4.5
2444 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Patio seating is first-come, first-serve!

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, calamari as well as custom cocktails and carafes provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2444 People Are Saying
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MelanieF
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere

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vipDeborahM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good good, service was a little slow..

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JamesK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L the C-Bar in Dedham is a great spot for dinner or drinks

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Genevieve
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service is not great. People fill up one water glass and walk away without filling other people's glasses on the same table. Have to ask for butter or lemons from 5 different people. Try to catch a server flying by -- not always the same one. Some order are ready and sit on the counter, but no server picks them up and brings them to the table. Had to wait 45 minutes for 1 appetizer, and had to remind the server 3 times to go find it. Ridiculous. Food is good, but service is very poor.

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EvelynA
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience and the waitress was kind and attentive. The manager was very rude to her employees and seem frustrated. I obviously have no idea what she went through but managing your emotions is part of the title. I hope she gets some rest and finds her strong yet kind voice. Making reservations was really worth it. The Clam Chowder was great as always and the Sushi impressed me.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service a little slow. Staff inattentive. Lobster roll has changed - only knuckle and claw. Less flavor! Expensive for what it was

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vipsusanw
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - we had tuna & salmon sushi. The waitress was terrific - can’t say enough about the service!

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vipjvmj
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenn our waitress was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and range of seafood is great. Comfortable and the opposite of finicky.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitresss was AMAZING dealing with my elderly 91 year old father exceptional

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vipStephanieW
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice night out!

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TimR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Normally a great place. Service was slow and food was just ok. I get maybe short staff but not worth the money this time

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vipAFET
New England
71 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Legal C for lunch the day after Christmas. The food took much too long although the restaurant was pretty empty. Not sure why.

Otherwise, the food was very good and the service as well

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vipFoodie
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent with an excellent waitress and the food was so delicious. I tried the pistachio crusted salmon and it was delicious! It was an excellent choice of a restaurant and great food.

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vipPamAla
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy they got the grilled trout back on the menu! Things have ramped back up finally since the sale of the restaurant. Happy with it all, am a regular.

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vipDunny5
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Service staff was amazing ! Fried clams & fish were over cooked, so dark.

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NikoleS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we enjoyed a great night with great food and artsy cocktails. Service was wonderful and it was great to have our late reservation changed to an earlier time.

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PamelaG
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Worst fish tacos I have ever had
Fish was good the rest was not

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Erika
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanne was an amazing waitress/hostess she mad the experience amazing! We will be back! Erika

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vipTriplemom
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- sat at bar- bartender was very attentive. Hostess was super too

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LauraG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Legal C bar on a regular basis. I have to maintain a very strict gluten-free diet and they hit that ball out of the park! There are many options, but even more importantly, they hand the GF foods very, very carefully. There is a multiple phased checks and balance system to make sure that the food is being prepared, handled and served properly. One of my favorite parts it that I can eat their french fries!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was disappointed with our meal… ordered the crab cake, shrimp & scallop meal, which is something I’ve ordered in the past several times. The crab cake was smaller than it was on the past as were the shrimp and the scallops… it actually looked like they had mixed in bay scallops with some smaller sea scallops, it didn’t matter as both sizes of scallops lacked taste and were a little rubbery. My wife’s baked stuffed shrimp was over salted and her drink was bitter. It seems that the quality of the product that was there under the previous ownership is just not there anymore. I’d rather pay more for a dish than have the items substituted with less quality items. We have ordered these dishes at many different Legal’s in the past, if this is an indication of what to expect in the future… we will be thinking twice before booking again.

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LauraA
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at ANY Legal Seafood Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service.

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JenL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing lunch. Scallop special was almost perfect- there was some grit still in the scallops but otherwise a perfect meal. We will be back soon.

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roth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very limited lunch menu selections, small portions, not very innovative choices except for sushi and wine lists. More expensive than preCOVID.sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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BonnieA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful with menu questions. The food, especially the crab cake, was delicious! My daughter was thrilled by her surprise birthday bon-bon.

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Gussy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's good, but not as good as it used to be. I liked the menu better when it was bigger, and I really miss being able to buy the Legal Seafood gift cards at Costco. Bring 'em back, please!!

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vipSBSB
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I have not been to legal in a while…. Very disappointing… nothing like Wjst it used to be… feels like a cheap deep fried truck food …

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vipPamAla
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had not been to this legal for a while. I think the food has come back up to standards where it was before the acquisition by a different owner. My friend and I enjoyed mussels in a wonderful sauce and I had ribs believe it or not which are really good. The french fries were a little dry and not as hot as I’d like but we were sitting where there was a bit of a cool breeze so that was probably part of it. Will go back again, it’s convenient and the food is pretty predictable.

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vipBostonDiner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent! Much appreciated!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed overall but especially in the quality of the food
I was going to order seared scallops from the menu when waitress suggested the. “Small” scallops that were not on menu - when asked she did confirm they were Cape scallops
What arrived after a very long wait was a monkey dish of tiny soggy flavorless scallops on a plate with the potato side which deserves its own bad review I grew up on the Cape and can assure you these were not cape scallops . The not so grand finale was the check for this Less than Olive Garden quality meal - the waitress failed to mention the. $44 price tag for the “special l” scallop entree
A total disappointment and rip off . Not the Legal Seafood I remember

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LuxG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food and drinks were very disappointing to say the least. Service was amazingly good, I left a nice tip because of the waiter’s service and attention. Too expensive for the quality and portion of food and sides. Drinks were hit/miss and the dessert was also disappointing. Portions were very small and potatoes were dry overly cooked and without any seasoning. Price for a filet mignon and 2 shrimps a whopping $56! Bill for 4 people was $600 and I barely ate because the quality was so bad. This was my first time and unfortunately it will be my last. So disappointing.

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HelenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Four of us had the Baked Haddock and it was excellent.

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DeannaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and great food. The oysters were delicious!

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vipRyanB
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoy the sushi at Legal C Bar. It’s consistently good. Give it a try!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Covid protocol. Server very conscientious regarding allergies.

MR
MichaeR
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place - food was terrific and a welcome respite from the business of the mall

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EJ21en
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Having enjoyed Legal’s for as long as I’ve been going…even with all the changes, their clam chowder is still one of my favorites! We also ordered calamari and thought they had changed the batter. It was very heavy. When asked, no it hadn’t changed and they would make another order…lightly battered. Perfection arrived!

We were seated, as requested, in one of their booths. Due to the pandemic, it has been outfitted for separation. Staff are masked and as friendly and professional as always.

Of course, we look forward to our next meal at Legal’s

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vipMKPK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two adults, two children. Lemon caper sole was delicious. Oysters were very fresh,
Kids liked chicken fingers and the warm bread!
Declan, our server, was friendly and efficient.

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Legal C Bar - Dedham is rated 4.5 stars by 2444 OpenTable diners.

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