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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
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.
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.
It has been awhile since we have been to Legume. As in the past, the food was delicious and different than any other place we've visited. Our waiter, Jason is the best! Very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful on making a decision on what to order. This is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh!
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???
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