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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 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
Food was absolutely delicious. We started with the salmon tartar, served with crustini, which was awesome. Then we had the three course menu, which started with a soup, then a corn grit caked served over carrot puree an trumpet mushrooms (which might have been the tastiest thing I've ever had), and then finished with goat legs in a rubard chutney, which was also excellent. The service was also wonderful
Old friends who used to live in San Diego and now line in Pittsburgh and New York. We hadn't seen each other in 5 years and came to dinner pre-concert. Chris our server was attentive and charismatic. We were comfortable and the food was amazing! We enjoyed pre-dinner drnks and wine with our meal of salmon. Here are a few pics. Thank you!
This is a place that never disappoints. The food is fresh and every detail is attended to. Our server was being trained, as his training waitstaff indicated to us at the outset, but he was already very sharp and familiar with most of the menu items first hand. The evening's menu is posted at 5 p.m. each day and I had surveyed it in advance. I was in the mood for beef and was disappointed that a previously listed ribeye steak had been replaced by a "bavette" which I had to look up. It's essentially flank steak/london broil. All of the butchering of beef is done at the restaurant from grass fed, recently slaughtered animals, so I had no hesitation in selecting this and was very pleased with my quite generous and very delicious med-rare entrée. The chilled soup wih mint first course was a wonderful, non-filling way to start off, and the wines-by-the glass selections were top notch. Although it was really not a problem, our table was in the window on the other side of which was the sidewalk with pedestrians walking by. Go there!
Legume has been the best restaurant in the Oakland/Shadyside region of Pittsburgh for a decade without question. In fact, though I think of it as a "neighborhood" restaurants, it is worth a drive. Everything about it is outstanding...and they even hard indoor parking across the street at almost no cost!
I have enjoyed about 10 dinners at Legume over the past two years. The food has always been excellent. This restaurant has always been my first choice when I want to chat with friends and enjoy a great meal.
However, I do not plan to return to Legume because, during my most recent visit, the noise level was too high; and, the noise was rap music played through the restaurant's stereo system!
We, 3 women, had a 5:30 pm reservation on a Monday evening. We were seated in the front room , (with windows facing Craig St.)
On arrival, we asked the hostess to turn down the volume of the music. Even after she reduced the volume, the noise was still very annoying. When we asked if she would turn the music off in our room, she told us that she needed to please other patrons. The only other patron was an elderly man eating alone, reading a newspaper.
Finally, we asked to speak to the manager. He told us that many people want to hear music when they enter a restaurant.
When I told him that I was not planning to return to Legume because of this annoying ambience, he said, "Fine, I'll turn it off."
It is a shame that the careful work performed by owner, Mr. Hooper, in the creation of a fine restaurant can be ruined by an employee's choice of the volume and type of music.
My friends, retirees with money and the time to enjoy good food in a pleasant environment, avoid those restaurants where the noise level is so high that conversation is impeded.
I strongly suggest that Mr. Hooper survey his restaurant clients regarding the preferred auditory environment during a good meal with friends. If he learns that most clients share my preference, I hope he chooses a background of silence. And, I hope he informs me of this improvement.
Excellent nouveau American using locally sourced ingredients. Menu changes with the season but options are probably always fresh and inventive. Raclette with kimchi appetizer, faro, and halibut with asparagus were favorites. Dessert menu is also very well done. Service is more formal than the restaurants atmosphere might suggest, but this doesn't detract from the overall experience. Just keep in mind the room can be a bit dark and noisy.
Not sure why he'd been to Legume for a year. It is always great and was again on Saturday. Seasonal ingredients are featured on a limited ever-changing menu. The only consistency is the quality of the service and very informed helpful wait staff. Stinging nettle soup is not something you run across everywhere, but if it can made this good you'd want it more than once in a lifetime. A unique preparation of beef liver, cut in the shape of a filet mignon, wrapped in ramp and roasted, a perfect medium rare; it tasted like liver but also like a fine steak. Served with "running onions" and smashed potatoes. Topped the meal off with a light panna cotta with [probably NOT locally sourced] mango. Even the beer was unusual [a sour taste that went perfectly with the bread and butter and the soup] and excellent.
I had the rhubarb-glazed bluefish, which was excellent. All the food is natural, local, and seasonal. The menu has great vegetarian options. Our waitress was very attentive. The ambience is very comfortable and quiet on one side, ideal for conversation, and more upbeat and exciting at the neighboring bar. This is a great place for a date.
We had heard such great things about this restaurant, but the menu was very weird. Among us, it was hard to find something to order! It was even tricky to figure out the menu. I understand and appreciate creative cuisine, but the chef was trying so hard to be unique that it's challenging to find something on the menu that seem palatable. Food was good, but not great, which makes the creativity, in my mind, an unsuccessful attempt.
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