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: 4126212700x
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
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.
We went out to celebrate New Year's Eve. ...
We went out to celebrate New Year's Eve. I initially thought we need to buy the menu, but it turned out we could also order a la carte. I had an amazing rib steak and my fiance had the mackarel. We shared a chocolate truffle cake. Everything was outstanding. The server was a bit strange--I think it was her personality that was a bit rough and perhaps a bit too direct. I guess she was really tired and overwhelmed. She did not rush us, but I could sense that she was very stressed. She radiated stress. The other staff was much more relaxed and friendly.
The place was packed, as it always is.
We loved the food and the atmosphere and we shall definitely come back.
We have been eating at Legume since they ...
We have been eating at Legume since they opened in our neighborhood of Regent Square.
We love everything about Legume and Butterjoint, home of the best burger in the world.
Legume has been our New Year's Eve celebration since they opened on Craig. (That year I had the best soup I've ever had, beef cheek and beet soup.) Unbelievable! The food is spectacular and the wine pairings so much fun!
We can't wait for Pie for Breakfast!
Everything was very tasty - especially t ...
Everything was very tasty - especially the steak tartare, and the fermented pickle starter. There were 2 people in our party who aren't adventurous eaters, and while the menu certainly isn't adventurous, they were a bit concerned with the small selection of entrees. I'm please to report that both thoroughly enjoyed their meal! Our server was very knowledgeable, and attentive. I'd highly recommend Legume.
Legume is by far one of the best restaur ...
Legume is by far one of the best restaurants in the city. The seasonal menu, and how perfectly everything is prepared, will constantly entice you to return. Their soufflé was absolutely phenomenal, the duck, pork, and sausage were succulent beyond belief. My date tried the beef rib steak and believed it was to die for. Not to mention the deserts like the gingerbread and truffle cake were simply astronomical.
Legume has a very lovely and sophisticat ...
Legume has a very lovely and sophisticated, but not pretentious atmosphere. The cuisine is mostly local and on point with those who enjoy delicious food. It's a great date place, friend meeting place and business place. The bar, Butterjoint, is connected and has delightful cocktails and a small but intentioned beer list. I recommend for just about any occasion!
The service was excellent. The food was ...
The service was excellent. The food was delicious and well-presented. The serving size was just right for our party. The wait staff was very attentive. It was well worth an hour+ drive to eat at this restaurant. I wish the prices were a little lower so that we could afford to eat there more often.
I thought the food was generally good, t ...
I thought the food was generally good, though a bit on the ungapatchka side. With a bit more restraint, it would be a top place. For instance, they are not immune to the aioli-with-everything fad. Still, even if you feel like I do that simplicity is a virtue, you'll be fine here as they're happy to omit the ornamentation. Nice beer and wine list, and a good overall balance on the menu.
The menu, which changes daily, was mix ...
The menu, which changes daily, was mixed in terms of its appeal to our quartet of diners. For example, one of us could find nothing that appealed to her and thus ordered two appetizers. A second member of our party ordered the chicken bolognese, which she disappointedly averred was bereft of flavor. A third ordered what the menu described as "chewy steak from grass-fed beef." He and I, who was offered a sample, agreed that it was not chewy, was quite tasty, and was cooked to order, viz., medium rare. My order, the pork porterhouse, was the evening's catastrophe, for part-way through I discovered to my shock and horror that, while the server had stated when taking my order that it would be cooked to medium, it was bloodily rare, something IMHO to be absolutely avoided when eating pork, irrespective of where it's sourced. To be sure, when alerted to the situation the server apologized and had the remainder of the pork porterhouse retired. Subsequently, and as I would expect from an establishment of the caliber of Légume, I was informed that my meal would be comped and further apologies were offered. Nevertheless, I am far from happy that an inattentive kitchen staff allowed a rare, bloody pork porterhouse to be served and, though this was not my first visit to Légume, I harbor no confidence that I will return. On a more positive note, the cocktails were creative and well-prepared, the wine list was sufficiently extensive to elicit the approval of the oenophile in our party, and the server was efficient and cordial without being intrusive.
I would recommend going to Legume for a ...
I would recommend going to Legume for a special occasion. The food is excellent. The menu is somewhat limited in choices, but they switch it up everyday. Our server and bartender were not overly friendly, but they were very efficient. I would come back again.
Went here for dinner after Phipps Conser ...
Went here for dinner after Phipps Conservatory. There is a parking garage conveniently located across the street so that was very nice. My mom had the rib steak which was tasty and perfectly cooked. I had the pork porterhouse which was also perfectly cooked and extremely flavorful. We ended with getting two desserts, chocolate truffle cake and the gingerbread, to split and both were delicious!
The ambience was very cozy and it was a quiet evening even though most tables looked full.
One word: Disappointing. I made a reser ...
One word: Disappointing. I made a reservation for a Tuesday at 5:45pm, so that we could dine before going to see a 7:30pm show at CMA. We arrived promptly and were quickly seated in the less than crowded dining room. We quickly decided on on of the "signature" cocktails, a blue cheese salad, and an appetizer of goat cheese crostini. The appetizer, salad, and cocktail arrived in a timely manner and were of average tastiness and freshness, but were small in comparison to other nice restaurants in the city. Now we placed our entree orders for the chicken dinner at the exact same time as we placed our salad and appetizer order. So, I was agitated that we waited an HOUR to before our entrees were served. During this inexplicable HOUR long wait, our waitress walked right by us, barely acknowledging us, to wait on other dinners. Finally, at the 55 minute mark our waitress informs us that our entrees are "being plated now." Five minutes later they are finally served to us. Now, being extremely pressed for time we begin to consume the entrees at a less than enjoyable pace. But only after a few bites my date exclaims that his "chicken is still bleeding." Sure enough I looked over at his plate and his chicken leg was oozing blood all over his plate. I offered him my plate, as within the first few bites I had not encountered the same issue and he accepted. However, he again cut into the leg portion of the chicken and yet again, it was so dangerously undercooked that it was bleeding. We quickly gave up, flagged our waitress down and requested the check immediately, as we were going to be late for our show; we also explained to her that our chicken entrees were so undercooked they were not safe to consume. She apologized, brought the check and stated that she had taken the appetizers off of our bill.... that's right the appetizers, the one portion of the meal we completely consumed and mildly enjoyed.
We went for the Pie for Breakfast previe ...
We went for the Pie for Breakfast preview and it was AMAZING. My friend had the 'Pie for Breakdast', dutch apple pie with cheese and bacon, and I had the breakfast bowl. The breakfast bowl was very flavorful, light but filling. The apple pie was superb as well.
Rather disappointed in the cuisine execu ...
Rather disappointed in the cuisine execution, especially after reading other, far more favorable reviews. Perhaps the Tues nite chef didn't execute properly. Two of the main entrees on the already limited menu were unavailable by 7pm, which seems kind of lame given the holiday week and the very early dinner time. The greens throughout the meal were under-cooked -- I am a fan of braised greens, but these were barely charred and tough to cut with a knife and to chew. The ravioli were practically tasteless with little of the brown butter sauce visible. The best dish (despite the barely-braised greens) was the kale salad, but it boosted but a single white anchovy and practically no Parmesan. Similarly, there was barely a thimble-full of blue cheese on the other salad. Given the prices and reputation, we expected far more.
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