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 Dining, 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
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.
Quite surprised with Legume. We had th ...
Quite surprised with Legume. We had the Cheap Date Night Menu , $50. for 2 with three courses. It was perhaps the best meal that I have had out in many years. Very fresh and interesting taste. Server was just ok but the guy who bussed the table was incredible.
I've had Legume on my list to try for a ...
I've had Legume on my list to try for a while but because the location is not surrounded by other trending spots, I always put it off. But the experience and the meal is worth the special trip to this Oakland neighborhood. The menu is simple, offering something for everyone, but typically about four options for mains. All produce is seasonal and the kitchen shops local. Our waitress made thoughtful recommendations. It was a great meal!
Food was excellent. Our initial waiter s ...
Food was excellent. Our initial waiter started taking orders, left suddenly and did not return. Two of us tracked down the hostess and it was 15-20 minutes before another waiter came to take drink orders. He was clearly covering a lot of tables so it was difficult to attract his attention when we wanted something. He was good when he was directly involved in service to our table.
Since I was hosting 10 out of town guests, I was pleased with their enjoyment of the food and disappointed with poor service experience.
Legume is my favorite spot in Pittsburgh ...
Legume is my favorite spot in Pittsburgh. I visit every time I'm there. The food is creative, interesting and delicious. Food products are all local to Pennsylvania. It has a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere and a great staff. 5 stars!
Great night. Stop by Butterjoint next do ...
Great night. Stop by Butterjoint next door first for good drinks and atmosphere. Can get the same drinks at Legume, but vastly different feel inside each. Service and food was great. Celebrating an anniversary and the restaurant provided champagne and flowers at the table. I requested a few small flowers, but the champagne was unexpected...always great to be surprised. The food was delicious. King mackerel and roasted chicken as entrees, chicken liver and crostini for appetizer. All excellent. I hear the burgers at Butterjoint are some of the best in the city. Thank you!
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.
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