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 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.
I found this place on Pittsburgh magazin ...
I found this place on Pittsburgh magazine's Best Pittsburgh Restaurants of 2016 and boy did it deliver! Everything was amazing and creative and extremely delicious. We are from Cleveland and were visiting for the weekend but would love to go back if/when in the area especially since they change the menu daily. Service was impeccable! I HIGHLY recommend.
Went for a mother-and-son dinner at Legu ...
Went for a mother-and-son dinner at Legume. My son has pretty sophisticated taste for a toddler, but I was still nervous about going to a fine dining establishment with a two-year-old child. Turns out I had no need to worry. Not only was he well-behaved, but our servers went out of the way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Thanks! (And, yes, they have high chairs.) As for the food, it was interesting as ever. The baby mussels in the pumpkin-mussel soup were absolutely delectable, even if that flavor pairing was a little odd. The smoked bluefish pate was quite delicious, and the special request sauteed mushrooms the kitchen made for my son were earthy and flavorful. We had the apple crumble for dessert. It was giant and very tasty, and apparently the vanilla ice cream it came with was also good, since my son ate all of it and then licked the bowl clean! The only disappointment was the salad. I liked all the flavors individually -- the roasted peppers were some of the best I've ever had -- but the dish didn't come together for me; the flavors competed with each other instead of harmonizing. I also got an order of the pepper jelly and goat cheese crostini to take home for my husband. He didn't save any for me, so I think they were good. All in all, it was a lovely meal, and we'll definitely be back.
Fantastic meal-- we loved the beef tarta ...
Fantastic meal-- we loved the beef tartare and the smoked bluefish was so interesting and smooth. I keep dreaming about my vegetarian explosion and my partner loved his steak. Though I have to admit, the cold brew negroni was so interesting I would suggest getting it even if you're full and don't want more alcohol for dessert. It was delicious!
Out of town guests were visiting and we ...
Out of town guests were visiting and we wanted to be able to talk as well as enjoy the meal. We are able to tell people that even things they think they might not like will be good at Legume. Two of us had the walleye. It was served with a delicious broth. Two had the ravioli. I believe the restaurant has increased the portion size and this was good for the ravioli. Two had the brevette grass fed beef. We also had some of the bluefish pate and the cheese with pepper jelly. Everyone cleaned their plates. Only two of us had wine so we got one by the glass. It too was good.
Thanks for making my birthday special - ...
Thanks for making my birthday special - we enjoyed a seat by the window and complimentary glasses of cava. Nice touch. Legume offers consistently great food and service. Keep up the great work, Legume. Can't wait for Pie for Breakfast!
We loved it here and our waiter was so g ...
We loved it here and our waiter was so good and attentive. The food was excellent and we were given complimentary champagne for our anniversary. They put us in a corner table by the window so it was cozy and private. The goat cheese and jelly crostini appetizer was fantastic. Will definitely return.
The ambience and overall quality of the ...
The ambience and overall quality of the food was great and our waiter really catered to us and was very attentive. I have dined at this restaurant several times in the past and find the quality of food to be consistent and the staff to be very knowledgeable.
Once again an outstanding meal. Started ...
Once again an outstanding meal. Started with bluefish pate; wife had beet soup. Both were wonderful and exactly what we were looking for - unusual creations with unexpected ingredients. Entrees were: vegetarian platter for her and lamb steak for me. Creative use of lamb and outstanding polenta were features of this course. Finally dessert. Oh My! Panna Cotta and pavlova were beyond heavenly. Great by-the-glass wine choices available. All in all an stand-out experience that reinforces opinion that this is the best choice in Oakland. Thanks
Three of us had dinner at six. We enjoye ...
Three of us had dinner at six. We enjoyed a glass of wine and each decided to order à la carte, not taking advantage of the "cheap date night" offering. The vegetable explosion was delicious, a light repast with a steaming cornbread base and perfectly cooked vegetables. The steak tartare with beet soup and the calves liver with side salad were other choices we made. All well prepared and making It a light weeknight dinner.
For the second time I visited during the ...
For the second time I visited during the first Wednesday Cheap Date night. That's what made this dinner a bargain. The a la carte prices are quite steep though I know the menu is well thought out and the food carefully prepared. If I were not visiting on a Cheap Date night, I would probably head to Butterjoint (adjoining bar) and get some small plates.
As for the food - who'd have thunk to put mackerel on such a menu? My friend ordered this and it was scrumptious, perfectly cooked. I ordered the smoked kielbasa and while it was the best sausage I ever ate, in the end it was just that. The beet soup and the salad openers were excellent - salad quite generous, soup lightly but perfectly seasoned. The Pavlova dessert - who makes that these days? Service was excellent though would have appreciated an explanation about the apprentice next to our server, wasn't sure who to make eye contact with. Otherwise a perfect meal.
We had really enjoyed our first dinner h ...
We had really enjoyed our first dinner here, so we took 2 other couples this time. We had a variety of different appetizers and entrees. All six of us thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Somewhat limited menu, but all were excellent.
So good! Great food and cocktails. Worth ...
So good! Great food and cocktails. Worth the trip. Service is wonderful, wait staff is very knowledgable. They have lots of info on the food, including details I would never think about when it comes to food. Very comfortable environment.
The food was terrific. Cooked just right ...
The food was terrific. Cooked just right. It was a business meeting. I ordered the blue fish and my guest ordered the halibut. Both were cooked perfectly. The wine also was good. The service lagged a bit when a few other groups came in. It was a week day night, so the wait service was thin, although professional.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.