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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Legume Ratings and Reviews
Take it from a Frenchman who is used to ...
Take it from a Frenchman who is used to good food, the modestly called "Bistro Legume" serves delicious dishes. The emphasis here is on the quality of the food, but the atmosphere and the service are very nice as well. My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. We could not have been more pleased with everything: the smoked bluefish pâté (an unusual appetizer that we highly recommend), the striped bass with creative accompaniment, the outstanding veal loin entrée, and finally the remarkable peach and blueberry crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Our wines included an excellent prosecco (much better than most), an interesting capa (spanish bubbly), and a great pinot noir from California. Valet parking is across the street for only $3. The overall price reflects the high quality but you come out feeling that it was well worth the very satisfying experience.
I absolutely loved Legume - I'd describe ...
I absolutely loved Legume - I'd describe it as a place with really balanced, delicate flavors, which are pretty rare even in high-end restaurants. Everything we ate was elegantly presented and tasted wonderful.
We were there for dinner for a special occasion, and the staff worked hard to deliver on a dietary restriction and birthday surprise. I can't remember the name of the hostess and the server, but both were friendly, funny, and engaging!
I will be visiting Legume again the next time I'm in Pittsburgh. Would recommend 11/10.
A wonderfully paced meal with special in ...
A wonderfully paced meal with special ingredients, prepared thoughtfully and served with profession and care by Jennifer our server. Legume is a special dining experience that has a limited daily menu that provides freshly sourced meals to a discerning diner. It is not the place to rush a meal but to relax, enjoy your company and soak up the niceties in life. Wonderful drinks, wine list and desserts. Without a doubt one of Pittsburgh's gems.
Service and food were excellent. Being v ...
Service and food were excellent. Being vegetarian I was happy to see that I had choices and they were extremely delicious.
The chocolate truffle cake was heaven and just the right size. I dislike large servings and all the servings were appropriate, at least for me.
It was a disappointing evening. I norma ...
It was a disappointing evening. I normally visit the restaurant when in Pittsburgh. They were overbooked and understaffed. Dinner took 1 hour and 10 minutes to arrived. People next to us complained and were treated to appetizers. Salad with roasted peaches excellent. Vegetarian platter was very good but a bit too much oil. Desserts looked better than they tasted. Bread always excellent sour dough.
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.
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