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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
Excellent nouveau American using locally sourced ingredients. Menu changes with the season but options are probably always fresh and inventive. Raclette with kimchi appetizer, faro, and halibut with asparagus were favorites. Dessert menu is also very well done. Service is more formal than the restaurants atmosphere might suggest, but this doesn't detract from the overall experience. Just keep in mind the room can be a bit dark and noisy.
Not sure why he'd been to Legume for a year. It is always great and was again on Saturday. Seasonal ingredients are featured on a limited ever-changing menu. The only consistency is the quality of the service and very informed helpful wait staff. Stinging nettle soup is not something you run across everywhere, but if it can made this good you'd want it more than once in a lifetime. A unique preparation of beef liver, cut in the shape of a filet mignon, wrapped in ramp and roasted, a perfect medium rare; it tasted like liver but also like a fine steak. Served with "running onions" and smashed potatoes. Topped the meal off with a light panna cotta with [probably NOT locally sourced] mango. Even the beer was unusual [a sour taste that went perfectly with the bread and butter and the soup] and excellent.
I had the rhubarb-glazed bluefish, which was excellent. All the food is natural, local, and seasonal. The menu has great vegetarian options. Our waitress was very attentive. The ambience is very comfortable and quiet on one side, ideal for conversation, and more upbeat and exciting at the neighboring bar. This is a great place for a date.
We had heard such great things about this restaurant, but the menu was very weird. Among us, it was hard to find something to order! It was even tricky to figure out the menu. I understand and appreciate creative cuisine, but the chef was trying so hard to be unique that it's challenging to find something on the menu that seem palatable. Food was good, but not great, which makes the creativity, in my mind, an unsuccessful attempt.
I am happy the minute I walk in the door. Food, service, atmosphere suits me down to the ground. I don't know how a place can be both cozy and elegant, but Legume artfully is. Caressable -hand-crafted tables, quality art, mostly local, adds warmth and individuality. Carefully grown and produced food products, mostly organic and local, support the skill and depth of the cooking. To say nothing of smashing cocktails.
I love going to Legume, but I think the chef uses too much salt in the starters and entrees. Although I appreciate that salt can enhance taste, I think there needs to be less used, so that the natural flavors of the ingredients can show. Even when I request that no added salt be used, the item is still too salty. I also recognize that many of your items--i.e. Kimchi, marinated parsnips, etc. are, by their nature, salty. I am not referring to these, but to the amount salt used on the starters and entrees.
Another lovely meal at Legume. Our drinks were delicious, the starters very yummy. Entress were good (for some reason, we always like our starers/apps more than entrees everywhere we go.) Great dessert. Server was VERY good, great wine recs to match with our meals. We just did by the glass and both loved our choices.
This is a lovely place for a special occasion.
We've gone a couple times and I must say I'm a huge fan. All of the ingredients are local with a rotating seasonal menu. They are very transparent with you about the food, the waiters are knowledgeable and their email newsletter is great. I've experienced some very unique dishes there, and I couldn't be happier with it. I've gone for both a normal sit down dinners and the $50 date night they do the first Wednesday of every month. Date night is a great first time experience for anyone hesitant about their normal prices. There are several selections and you really get a feel for what their menu is like. Can't recommend this place enough.
Legume is an excellent farm-to-table restaurant. Amazing and creative locally-sourced dishes, and the rotating menu leads to cool surprises, with particularly phenomenal desserts! The espresso pot de creme is PERFECT and the royal trumpet mushrooms in the duck ravioli were amazing. Service, seating, ambience was all very nice. Also appreciate that you can get a pot of tea for more than 1 person for $4 (rather than paying $4-5 per person).
Legume has never disappointed. We've eaten here several times and the food and service have always been outstanding. They always have at least one vegan dish, and one seafood; my only desire would be to have a choice of at least two vegan dishes, but this is a minor criticism.
Even for regulars as my friend and I are, our Saturday night dinner was outstanding. We had the lamb steak and the walleye pike. We love the Shaker corn as an appetizer and rated the buttermilk sherbert as one of the best ever desserts there. The flavors are outstanding.
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