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Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed environment. Featuring poultry, pork and grass-fed beef from Western PA.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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 $5 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
We had an excellent experience at Legume. I ordered the vegetarian entree and it was very good, my husband had a fish based entree and our friend had the lamb -- they thought those were excellent. The "mercy of the bartender" cocktail was outstanding. We will come back to Legume for special occasions or as a treat for family when they visit. The ambiance is peaceful and the service is attentive and knowledgable, but unfussy. We will definitely be back to Legume's bar.
The menu is too limited for my taste. Also, the service was way too slow - 15 minutes for a glass of wine to be brought, not just once but twice. I am an experimenter in eating but raclette with kimchi is bizarre and not tasty. Popcorn grits are to die for however.
The pate appetizer was tasty and the desserts were good. The entres were disappointing. One meal was dry and kept in the oven/ceramic serving ware too long. That guest ate very little of the meal which the waiter noticed and asked the reason. The manager comped the meal. The other entre was "all bone". The waiter did try to explain the cut of lamb stating that the meat "was on either side of a long bone"; however, my friend had difficulty cutting the meat away from the bone and there was very, very little to eat. It would have been better for the waiter to suggest not getting it and instead ordering the other cut of lamb which was prepared the same way. The waiter's demeanor while professional was not welcoming. We were celebrating a birthday that evening and hoped for a more memorable dinner. I would not rush to eat there again.
The menu was diverse and exciting. The cocktails list was especially unique. The yellowfin tuna was prepared in a manner that made it one of the best pieces of fish I've ever tasted. We were able to get in and out quickly, but clearly could have taken as much as time as desired to enjoy our meals. I look forward to going back to another refreshing version of the menu.
Going to Legume for dinner is always an adventure for me. I believe your prices have increased significantly since I remember being there. I'm not used to paying $42 for an entrée. However the food was well and thoughtfully prepared and very tasty. We all enjoyed our meals. The menu was innovative and our selections gave us a good mix of nutrients. Our servers were so helpful describing choices and answering our questions. The ambience was quiet and conducive to easy conversation.
We love love love going to Legume. I have never had anything I didn't love there. I think it is because they are so creative in their combinations and almost everything includes pickled something ( which we love) except of course desert.
Their approach to food is locally sourced, fresh is possible and if not they can or pickle or preserve themselves. YUM!
We love their date night the first Wednesday of the month so for 50 $ per couple plus a few extra dollars for booze you can have an amazing meal for two.
Have i mentioned how much i love Legume???
On our second visit to Legume, we had high expectations based on our previous experience, We were not disappointed. This restaurant offers excellent cuisine that is clearly based on the owner's/chef's/whoever's vision. We enjoyed an appetizer of brandade. One entree was a wonderful version of corn grits (equivalent to polenta and the best we've ever had!) with mushrooms, baby bok choi, carrot puree, pea shoots, meyer lemon relish, etc. Superb! The other entree sounds mundane, as it was based on smoked kielbasa and pierogis, but the quality of those items plus the addition of kim chi and roasted raddichio moved it far beyond the 'everyday' category. Arsenal Cider House's 'Fightin' Elleck' cider was on tap, which was an additional treat. Desserts were first rate--black walnut cake and a cardamon mousse with added cacao pieces and whipped cream that was simply astonishing!
Service was attentive and knowledgeable without hovering; she answered a number of questions and shared the sourcing for the cornmeal used in the grits (and some cooking advice from the chef) so we could try to recreate this treat at home.
Although we live 90 minutes away, I look forward to a third, and even more, visits to Legume.
Great venue for succulent food selections and top service with a smile. Parking is available across the street and validated at Legume. The libations list offers an ample choice to accompany a most enjoyable dining experience. Unsure about the menu? Check it online - it is dynamic.
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. 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 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 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., 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 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.
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 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.
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