Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine and a full service bar, the Butterjoint. Legume is now serving lunch Monday through Friday.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday: 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! Our private dining room seats up to 12 people, making it ideal for an intimate dinner. Several menu options are available, including a custom chef's tasting menu.
Private Party Contact:
Sarah Hooper: 4126212700x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Legume Ratings and Reviews
We were in Pittsburgh from out of town, ...
We were in Pittsburgh from out of town, and I found Legume on Open Table. A friend then confirmed that it was a good choice. Portion sizes were perfect--not huge--just enough to eat and still have room for a superb dessert. Appreciated the special July vegetarian focus.
Came here for dinner on my husband's bir ...
Came here for dinner on my husband's birthday and couldn't be happier with the service and food. Great menu selection with a variety of different items. Steak cooked perfectly, chicken nice and juicy, tasty vegetables and grains with each meal. Love seeing Arsenal cider on the drink menu as well! For dessert, our server brought out our peach crisp with a candle on it for the birthday celebration, but nothing more dramatic than that, which was fantastic. A little special treat without being overblown and embarrassing. Thanks Legume!
As always the food was wonderful and Jen ...
As always the food was wonderful and Jenn H., our server that evening, kept up the high standards of service that marks Legume. She was very willing to assist in our menu decisions and recommend a good bottle of wine. Keep up the great work. I can't wait to get back and dine again.
Extremely noisy party i n next room made ...
Extremely noisy party i n next room made it impossible to talk. Very disappointed in the vegetarian choices (for which we came) -- terribly salty, too much pickled stuff, very oily. Pretty bad, considering our non veggie friends had a great meal.
My sisters and I ate dinner here before ...
My sisters and I ate dinner here before an event. We are not in Oakland very often and were unsure where to go so we typed in the zip code in OT and found a reasonably priced place with an open reservation close to the venue. We were unsure what to expect but Legume impressed us greatly! The service was friendly, helpful and quick. The food was amazing!!! The menu scared us a little because we aren't foodies and were unsure about a lot but we were pleasantly surprised by all 3 of our dishes and the appetizer. Next time we will make sure we save enough time to try dessert. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a delicious meal!
Have been to Legume many times, never ha ...
Have been to Legume many times, never had such a bad experience. Food took FOREVER to arrive - 2 hours from start to finish. Our waiter was rude (Alan). I ordered ravioli and my boyfriend ordered the walleye. My dish was really undercooked, the pasta was chewy. The walleye dish was soupy and tasteless. I don't know if the restaurant was short staffed, but I have doubts about ever returning after this experience.
Vegetarian tasting menu was great. A gr ...
Vegetarian tasting menu was great. A great addition to the Pgh dining scene. Wine list is pricey; did not see one table with a bottle of wine. There is a half-litre carafe option that is reasonable. We'll be back soon.
Great place! July is vegetarian month, ...
Great place! July is vegetarian month, and all of the vegetables were amazing, even the chickpea stew, which had enough spices and greens to be delicious, and the borscht and steak tartare were even better (the kitchen had run out but was able to make us a half-portion). That brings me to the service, which was excellent. Our server was incredibly fun and helpful with my food allergies, and an expert on the food. The wine list had a lot of great options, and the cocktail bar next door is a great place to hang out before or after dinner! My only quibble would be with the dessert--the pavlova was overbaked and far too sugary, making it very dry. Overall though, a great experience; we'll definitely return the next time we're in Pittsburgh!
Legume never disappoints. You leave feel ...
Legume never disappoints. You leave feeling satisfied from a healthy and deliciously fresh meal. The service is always great and any question you ask about menu/food is met with a knowledgable response. All food is seasonal, fresh and perfectly prepared. Sure to please the palette of any foodie.
One can tell that the ingredients of eve ...
One can tell that the ingredients of every dish are fresh. The menu does not offer too ample a selection but one can expect anything on it to be just perfect. I had calf liver (which is hard to cook well) and it was delicious. My husband steak was as tender as butter.
Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. C ...
Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. Consistently delicious, creative, and relaxing. We appreciate that they try to offer locally sourced food. The portions are just the right amount and I'm always pleasantly full and not stuffed, and sometimes have food for the next day. I love this place.
Got seated next to some REALLY LOUD peop ...
Got seated next to some REALLY LOUD people.. The waiter we had (forgot his name) moved us to a quiet area without any issue at all. We were the last ones left in the restaurant, and nobody was pushing us to leave... Great staff, eclectic menu, pretty good wine.. definitely reccomend.
Lovely dining room that felt open and sp ...
Lovely dining room that felt open and spacious. We were barely aware of other customers. Wine choices were excellent. The food was exceptional, although everyone agreed my vegetarian choice was the best. They graciously served two Bowls of soup portioned into four bowls so everyone could try it. The only negative was the drinks we had in the bar prior to being seated. The drinks were uninspired, and rather light on the gin.
Overall, a very pleasant evening.
This is absolutely a top three restauran ...
This is absolutely a top three restaurant in Pittsburgh. Everything this kitchen puts out is thoroughly planned, thoughtfully paired and perfectly executed. Front of the house perfectly represents the kitchen with knowledge of the ingredients, nightly menu, and cocktail/wine pairings. Never had less than a 10/10 experience from Chef Hooper and his team.
Lovely Dining Experience
My husband and I were in town for a writers' conference. We met my parents at Legume for dinner. It was the best meal we ate all weekend! I had the veal shoulder and my husband ordered the goat shoulder. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and delicious! We also shared the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake dessert. The service was impeccable. Thank you, Legume, for a wonderful night out in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh!
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner! The food was amazing! We truly enjoy the attention to detail, the fresh foods and the overall care to deliver amazingly crafted dishes. The service was impecable!
My only recommendation is to work on lowering the music volume. It was unusually loud, for some reason... Maybe softer music?
Treat for out-of-towner
An out-of-towner (Washington, DC), I discovered Legume through Pittsburgh Magazine. I actually dined there on back-to-back evenings. An excellent chilled asparagus/leek soup was the highlight both nights. An entree centering on crispy farro was creative, novel and good, if not spectacular, with a little too much emphasis on the farmers cheese, and not enough on the farro. My second entree of goat neck ravioli was very good, with the ravioli perfectly al dente. The rustic bread, with nicely softened butter, was also very good. The ambience both evenings was very nice and the service was attentive, professional and non-annoying. My partner for one meal, a Manhattanite, thought the quality of the decor did not match that of the food.
I've been going to Legume for many years ...
I've been going to Legume for many years, and I never grow tired of it. The menu is short, but it changes all the time, with dishes the defy any particular category or ethnicity.
The service people are friendly and knowledgable. It's usually crowded, and a bit noisy, but not so much to prevent conversation.
Steak tartare and the grilled romaine sa ...
Steak tartare and the grilled romaine salad were a great way to start with the Halibut and Steak entrees maybe being some of the best dishes we've ever had! Done absolutely perfectly! And save room for dessert as the buttermilk poundcake and goose egg flan were a perfect way to finish off. Thanks to Chef Trevitt and our server Jason for helping to make this a perfect Mothers Day Dinner!
Delicious for both gluten free eaters and not.
I had several choices even though I am gluten intolerant. If you do not drink they also offer mocktails which was great. My husband had the lobster ravioli which he said was delicious. I enjoyed the polenta vegetable entrée and the custard dessert. My husband had the delicious rhubarb cobbler and some nice wines. I also enjoyed their asparagus soup; he had a salad.
Overall it was a very nice dinner around 5 pm on Mother's day. Then we went to see a play.
This was my second attempt at dining at ...
This was my second attempt at dining at Legume, the first shortly after they moved to Craig Street. I was not very impressed with my first dining experience although the service was excellent.
Now, a year or so later, I thought I would try again. The service was again excellent, but my entree was fair at best, although the dandelion salad was excellent. I was disappointed with the roasted chicken which came highly recommended, it being small and slightly undercooked. I probably will not try Legume a third time.
Dinner was lovely. Four of us had the go ...
Dinner was lovely. Four of us had the goat sausage with onion confit and pierogies and loved them. The fourth, a vegetarian was happy with an appetizer of pickled radishes and a salad with goat cheese and some beautiful sprouts. The wait staff were very attuned to our timing as we had to be out at a certain time for a concert. They timed appetizers and entrees accordingly. Very accommodating
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