Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed environment. Featuring poultry, pork and grass-fed beef from Western PA.
American, Eastern European, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday from 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Bar: Monday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in the garage across the street from Legume for $3 with a validated ticket.
Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume, or in the garage across the street.
The 71C, 71A, 54 and 93 all stop at the intersection of N. Craig and Bayard. Additional buses stop at N. Craig and Fifth Ave., approximately 1 and 1/2 blocks south of Legume.
Private Party Facilities:
Join us at Legume for your next business, social or family gathering! We offer two different private rooms along with a variety of menu and beverage options.
Private Party Contact:
Alex Osgood: (412) 621-2700
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Legume Ratings and Reviews
Went here while catching up with a few o ...
Went here while catching up with a few old friends, visiting Pittsburgh for a girls weekend. We were all surprised by the quality of everything on the menu. We all loved what we ordered. Some of us being vegetarians or gluten free, we were all able to find options, and we are all "localvores" and so were thrilled with the use of local ingredients and even incorporating some traditional PA recipes. The Shaker Corn was the best corn I've ever had.
Food is always creative and excellent. S ...
Food is always creative and excellent. Service was so bad I should have asked to speak to the manager. From the moment we sat down, our waiter constantly came to our table asking what entrees we wanted. Our total dinner time was less than an hour so it wasn't like we were just hanging around, drinking cocktail. He was rude, annoyed if we asked any questions and definitely will make me think twice to rebook at Legume. Which is a shame because it is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh
We asked for a quiet table due to hard o ...
We asked for a quiet table due to hard of hearing and we got the very best spot! Window seating is not only quiet but great views of the busy street and easy for quiet conversation. Legume has never disappointed us and this night was no exception -- great food and great service.
We have been to Legume many times and ha ...
We have been to Legume many times and have never had anything less than a fantastic experience with food (We have among us a gluten-free vegan, who is always treated with absolute respect and great food!), ambience, and service. Truly exceptional Pgh restaurant!
Everything was good: food, service, etc ...
Everything was good: food, service, etc., but we were disappointed that when we asked for a "side salad" to accompany our entrees, we did not expect the $12 version. I suppose we could have asked, but the server also could have pointed out that what we were ordering was a lot bigger, and costlier than we had expected. Perhaps we would have shared it.
Just a light supper with an old friend o ...
Just a light supper with an old friend on a cold Wednesday evening - not full so noise level good for conversation. My friend loved the Cassoulet, and I loved the fluke with small amounts of vegetables incl. bok choy and something lemony. Pork paté always good, their breads ditto. Never had a bad meal here and always wonder why I don't come more often.
Our first visit since you moved to Oakla ...
Our first visit since you moved to Oakland. Delicious meal and excellent service. A bit pricey for our taste, but a wonderful evening. We asked for a quiet space and were well seated. Will return for a special occasion!
Outstanding service. Wayne took excellen ...
Outstanding service. Wayne took excellent care of us. We have some specific food restrictions and the organic menu along with the staff made it a great experience instead of feeling like we were asking for something bothersome. The kitchen did an amazing job! Delicious!!!
Have been wanting to try Legume for so l ...
Have been wanting to try Legume for so long and now I'm so glad we did. The ambience is so cozy and elegant. The menu is short and concentrated on local and fresh ingredients. We will be back! And the bar next door is great for a drink while waiting on table.
I love Legume. From the comfortable dec ...
I love Legume. From the comfortable decor, to the friendly and accommodating staff, to the outstanding food, it's a win all the way around. I actually wait for winter every year so I can have the chef's gingerbread. It is a transcendent experience!
This was a great find - we went for the ...
This was a great find - we went for the Cheap Date night, which happens the first Wednesday of every month. You get a 3 course meal for 2 people for $50 and $5 drinks. Really delicious food, and incredible value. I would highly recommend!
My boyfriend and I went to Legume for th ...
My boyfriend and I went to Legume for their "Cheap Date Night" - three courses for two for $50. This was my first time visiting Legume. The meal included your choice of soup, entree, and dessert and also offered $5 drink deals.
The ambiance is simple, clean, and modern, but the candles and wooden tabletops warm the space up. It also appears there are several larger tables which would make this space good for groups. I'd recommend the round table near the kitchen if booking a table for 6. Better for conversation than a rectangular table. The staff is also very friendly and attentive, without making you feel rushed.
We started with something off the standard menu. It was a hot slice of raclette with pickled vegetables on top. This gooey cheese paired very well with the crusty bread at the table. Highly recommend it!
For the three-course menu:
Me: Moroccan Lentil soup with crème fraîche and cilantro
Boyfriend: spicy beef soup with kimchee, crème fraîche, and cilantro
Verdict: Morroccan Lentil soup was lighter than I expected, which was perfect given it was part of three-course meal. The beef soup was also good and subtly spicy.
Me: sausage with potato smash and endive (or Radicchio)
Boyfriend: sweet potato ravioli with mushrooms
Verdict: Both dishes were good, though I preferred the ravioli. There was a sweetness to the sausage or some sauce that was on the greens that really complimented the bitterness of the greens.
Me: chocolate cake with whipped cream on top
Boyfriend: sorbet with chocolate shavings and meringue sticks
Verdict: The cake had an almost mousse-like texture which was delightful, though rich (which we expected). The sorbet essentially tasked like a key lime pie and was my favorite for the two.
Overall, I would definitely go back to try their standard menu, but it is on the pricer side so it's worth keeping an eye out for their "cheap date night" specials.
I live in "foodie" Portland and regularl ...
I live in "foodie" Portland and regularly dine in cities like SF, NYC, Chicago and Boston . Legume is every bit as good as any restaurant in those larger cities. The house made Kimchi was the best I have had anywhere . The sweet potato ravioli with wild mushrooms and sage butter was perfectly prepared and incredibly delicious.
I have been to Legume several times for ...
I have been to Legume several times for lunch but this was the first time I had dinner there. The food is outstanding, and the portions are just right. Also, our server was above and beyond attentive, and the staff are always so welcoming. We will be back!
Waitress was very nice. The food was fa ...
Waitress was very nice. The food was fabulous. It took a very long time to receive our meal. Party of five with most having the chicken under a skillet. Most people in the restaurant that evening must have ordered the same thing, because we were told that the reason for the delay was the number of chicken orders that needed to be prepared. Don't expect to rush yourself when you dine here. The rest of our experience was outstanding. Julie shared a creamy goat cheese and pepper jam appetizer during the lengthy delay, which was thoughtful and delicious!
The evening was ok. We were seated early ...
The evening was ok. We were seated early. We ordered drinks and an appetizer. They were delayed being served. The main course came immediately thereafter so we were unable to relax and enjoy cocktails and appetizer. The food was undercooked. Dessert was modest nothing special.
Our experience at Legume was terrific. ...
Our experience at Legume was terrific. Each of our meals was exactly what we hoped for, although my son's cassoulet may have been my favorite. We were seated immediately, our waiter was very attentive, food arrived in a timely manner- not too fast, not too slow. It was crowded but not loud. Even though every table was filled I felt like our conversation was still private - the tables are appropriately spaced.
I will be back here soon!
The food was fresh. I felt full even tho ...
The food was fresh. I felt full even though the food was light, which I am happy about. The choclate truffle cake wass outstanding. I appreciated their patience...I was 45 mins late for my reservation and they let me order food right before the kitchen closed.
This was our first time enjoying the "Ch ...
This was our first time enjoying the "Cheap Date Night" offer of three courses for two people for $50 (total). It was an excellent value. More important, the food was delicious--both the meat (veal sausage) and vegetarian (goulash) options. Indeed, both the soup and the salad options for the opening course were excellent. There was no sense of providing less than Legume's usual fine culinary experience just because it was a special, less expensive offer (including even a discount of the house wine and two draft beers). We hope to go back next month on the first Wednesday for another "cheap date."
We had a friends get together with 3 cou ...
We had a friends get together with 3 couples (6 of us total). The food was excellent. At first in looking at the menu nothing really jumped out sounding super delicious but when the food came everything was so good. We had the steak, scallops, sweet potato raviolis, and chicken. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dishes. The waiter was a little short in his answers and wasn't overly nice.
We ate there on New Year's Eve, service ...
We ate there on New Year's Eve, service and food was great, our server remembered us from our last visit, which was over a month ago. That was pretty cool I thought. They take their time to insure you fully understand the menu and the specials.
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