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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:
Summer Hours through Labor Day
Dinner: Monday - Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday from 5:00 - 9:30 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 for up to two hours and an additional $1 per hour after that.
Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.
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
have been to Legume many times, starting out when it was located in Regent Square, and always looked forward to dining there as it never let us down. Not sure what happened on the Thursday night we recently dined there, but service was so very disappointing. It took forever to get the waitress to the table to ask if we wanted drinks and then more time than necessary for those ordered drinks to reach the table. After ordering starters, another long time in making it to the table. But the worst part was to come when we ordered our entrees....we began to wonder if the orders ever reached the kitchen. And then once they finally made it to our table, the entrees had apparently been sitting and waiting for the waitress to pick up for delivery to the table because they were at best luke warm. It was a very busy night at the restaurant and we believe that perhaps the restaurant did not prepare for such a huge crowd and were understaffed. Giving Legume the benefit of doubt and being that we always, always enjoyed this restaurant thinking it was one of the best in the 'Burgh, we did not make a complaint that evening and we did not penalize our waitress by leaving a frugal tip. As we are hoping we hit the restaurant on just one of those crazy nights that happens to all of us, we would certainly return to the restaurant. BUT should we face the same situation next time around, we would have to check Legume off our list of restaurants deserving of repeat visits. Knowing the quality of service and attention to detail of service with our past visits, am sure we just picked a bad night for dining at Legume - that should never be the case for restaurants in a highly competitive business but in an imperfect world, who are we kidding, it happens. Next dining night at Legume will hopefully be filled with comments of praise on the service.
Delicious food but way to make a customer feel UNwelcome. Coming in to Pittsburgh from out of town, I had an 8pm reservation for 6, made more than 2 weeks in advance on Open Table. While on the plane the night before, I received a phone message asking me to confirm the reservation. Already a little weird, as I had not cancelled.... the next day I called and was unable to get through, but finally got a voicemail box and said No I would not be cancelling. When we arrived the next day at 750, a dismayed and ditzy employee told us our table was not ready. 15 minutes later, it still was not ready. Several people had been seated in the interim, but it was not until 8:10 that we were seated. With a view right into the kitchen from my seat (see attached photo). Just wish I could share a recording of the sound of clattering dishes and kitchen that we endured. Yes, the food was delicious. But who wants to start a $320 meal that way?!
Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! Wonderful food and excellent service.
Legume exceeds our expectations every time! The attention to every detail combined with their amazing food, makes it truly special.
I love sharing this special place with friends and giving their gift certificates as Birthday, Anniversary, or even Wedding Presents.
Thank you for being such a wonderful gift to the Burgh!
Phenomenal!!! Truly this is a fantastic restaurant. We took out our friends as a thank you for their help at our wedding. The meal started with my wife and I splitting the squash and mussel soup; it was out of this world. Then we had the beef tartare; excellent. My friend and I both had the chicken breast, which I had had before and was blown away by and this time it was equally amazing. I don't think we had to wait 45 minutes for it to cook, which it warns on the menu. Our waitress said that they roast so many each evening and they had not yet exceeded that number for the 45 wait to kick in. I was drinking a cream ale with coffee flavor and it was excellent, but they were out by the next round, so I went with a brown ale. For dessert we got the lardacious pound cake and pavlova to split four ways. The pavlova is incredible. It was a perfect way to end the best meal I've had in a long long time. The prices are steeper than I can afford regularly, but for a special occasion this is a great experience.
My friends, one of whom is a foodie, and I continue to enoy dining at legume. The wheelchair access is excellent. One can go in through the front door and enjoy all parts of legume proper with an excellent restroom. We go regularly and have yet to be disappointed.
Légume is truly a gem. The menus are always creative and delicious, with produce and meats from local farms, and desserts from Heaven. At the same location is the Butterjoint, an expanded bar with additional menu items and, my friends say, the best burgers in Pittsburgh. They are expanding once again to include Pie for Breakfast, a new cafe setting. My daughter and her friends love an evening called "Cheap Date Night" which is an innovative prix fixe menu for two one night a month. You cant go wrong with Légume.
I already wrote my review on Yelp, but I'll keep it short for here. I came for Cheap Date Night. I enjoy the dark and woody atmosphere of Legume, because it still feels personal between you and your date or whomever you're dining with.
FOOD: The first course was amazing, pumpkin-mussel soup. Second course was also tasty, but presentation wise I thought it was lacking a pop of color. Third course was most disappointing, a chocolate truffle cake that wasn't sweet at all. I do enjoy dark chocolate but the chocolate flavor was too strong here and wasn't sweet enough.
SERVICE: Very good. Waitresses were very nice and timely about refilling waters and asking if we were enjoying our meal.
I'd like to come back again and I would recommend Legume to friend's if they're looking to splurge a little.
The Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay served in the same smaller size wine glass.
The small plates, appetizers and enter have unique preparation and sauces.. seasonal menu . All good
Parking in garage across the street.. no validation And you pay for parking plus Valet!
We went for the first time on my birthday Saturday night. The service was nothing special and they were out of things on the menu leaving us with very limited options. They also did nothing for our special occasion (dessert, free corkage, etc). We were slightly disappointed and probably won't make a trip back anytime soon.
I celebrated a milestone birthday here and enjoyed every morsel. Julia took excellent care of our table and helped with the food, cocktail, wine and beer selections. Hand crafted martinis were enjoyable. The food was amazing! We tried the fish, steak, chicken, and ravioli. All were delicious. The steak was seasoned with the freshest herbs and the halibut was perfect. I look forward to my next visit.
I took an old friend to dinner who's a great cook herself. As usual at Legume, I had an excellent meal with an original touch [ratatouille cooked down to savory mash and placed on top of our perfectly cooked ravioli with a soft cheese inside and a handful of tiny haricots vert followed by a lovely panna cotta with little crunchy things on it. [We'd had our appetizer course at home first]. Decent wines available by the glass for a fair price. I always wonder after coming why I don't come more often, even on my own. Chris was an excellent waiter who kept a discreet eye on our needs - no constant interruptions with a noisy water jug full of ice cubes - so perfect for anyone who likes Legume's interpretation of French and Italian cuisine with an American touch.
The chef of Legume is awesome. Each bite a yummy surprise of flavors. So delectable!!
I'd never eaten an anchovie. One appeared on my salad recommended by the server. The salad was amazing as was the anchovies. Plus the acoustics are excellent & we could talk and visit. Absolutely one of the best dining experiences ever. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
The service was friendly as could be. This is a favorite With my foodie parents, who often visit from Boston. We have fond memories of dining here with them, but we came here recently to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary and had the nicest time. Complimentary champagne was brought to both of us, and when I explained I didn't drink, our waitress brought a specially concocted (and delicious) mocktail. The food did not disappoint. Just a cozy, delicious gem. Thank you, Legume!
A marvelous dining experience, fitting for our Anniversary. Everything about the food is amazing, both presentation and taste. Though not extensive, the menu has wide variety. For entree, I chose the bass, my wife the Rib Steak. The corn soup is delightful. Every item we chose was excellent. The service is outstanding and our waiter was both helpful snd friendly. The price reflects the quality and atmosphere, but is an amazing value compared to other "fancy" restaurants that charge more and satisfy less. I have resided in Pittsburgh area since 1984. I've not found a better restaurant than Legume.
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