Food & Drink

Legal C Bar

If it's true that everything old is new again, then why are grandmas such withered feebs? Making old new, and stripping it of its fear of rock and roll music/teenagers, Legal C Bar.Aimed at a younger, trendier clientele than its stodgy full-bodied parent (yet somehow still located in Dedham), LCB is a hep new "social urban venue" in Legacy Place serving a slimmed down menu of seafood deliciousness, upscale "communal" small plates, and an extensive line of handcrafted cocktails in a sleek 220-seat "metal meets wood" mod-industrial space replete with/ steel bolted light hickory panel walls, a two-story metal/glass wine case, wheeled tables/brown leather booths, and a side-by-side seating second floor mezzanine that overlooks the parqueted woodblock bar (who says 3 year olds can't earn their keep?). Grubwise, there's a massive New England Lobster Bake (chowda, steamers, chourico, corn on the cob, and a steamed one pound lobster); a mayo-slathered Seafood Trio Roll piled with Maine crab meat, fresh lobster, and jumbo shrimp cocktail; and a hearty whitefish, clam, and chourião Portuguese Fisherman Stew, who won't stop telling you how his son Karl played at Durfee High with Chris Herren. To wash it all down, they've got a selection of 40+ wines, 16 beers, and cocktails like the My Silky Tie (23-year old aged Ron Zacapa Centenario Guatemalan Rum blended w/ lime cordial and almond essence); the pear puree and caramel-syruped P.C. poured over Bacardi Limon and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur; and the French Canadian, a lush mix of French abbey liqueur, Canadian Club Whiskey, caramel and promises of cheap cab rides home from Club Supersex. If, like the ODB, you like it raw, they've got bar bites like blackened tuna sashimi, cherrystone and littleneck clams, and four types of oysters, which are all perfect because, as Nana will inform you, everything teeth is now no-teeth.