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
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.
We both ordered fish for our entree. My ...
We both ordered fish for our entree. My fish was good, my husband's was terrible and undercooked. He could barely eat it and left most of it on the plate. We both had the same fish. How could they be so different? This is not the first time we have had bad meals there.
We want to support this local restaurant, but the quality of the food varies too much.
We will not be back.
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!
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