About Legume

214 North Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Bayard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 621-2700

Website:
http://www.legumebistro.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Trevett Hooper

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

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Celebrate the moms in your life with dinner at Legume! We'll be serving some of our favorite dishes from 4-8pm.

Legume Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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ambience4
service4
value3

Nice find in Oakland.

vip
Dined on April 25, 2016

Elegant restaurant with limited menu. The rib steak was tasty, but not cooked to perfection. The ravioli was to die for. Service was exceptional, attentive but not overwhelming. Would eat here again even though I thought it was a small menu.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our favorite place in Pittsburgh -- good ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

Our favorite place in Pittsburgh -- good wine, great food, nice art -- love it!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Exceptionally good service and food. Ac ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Exceptionally good service and food. Acoustics in places is somewhat difficult - and with a noisy group next to us - a bit distracting.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food, service and presentation ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Excellent food, service and presentation! Will definitely go back!

food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious food, beautifully presented. G ...

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Delicious food, beautifully presented. Great service.

food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Overall Great Experieince

Dined on April 9, 2016

Three of us ordered different entrees to mix and match. The thick cut pork chop and the Sirloin steak both were excellent tasting and nice sized. The ravioli option was relatively small and expensive for the portion received. Meat options were large enough to share so all were happy.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Dinner at Legume was wonderful as always ...

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Dinner at Legume was wonderful as always. Loved the nettle soup - such a unique option that exceeded expectations. And I can't put into words how delicious dessert was. Thanks for a fabulous evening, Legume!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

perfect for celebration or a casual festivity

Dined on April 6, 2016

We shared beef tartare and pickles, delicious. For entrees: 2 porkchops, satisfying and mouthful. I've been coming to Legume since they were in a small storefront in Regent Square. They're more expensive now, but also far more glamorous. Menu is bigger, food still excellent, maybe better.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

great as usual

Dined on April 6, 2016

Love Legume for the rotating local food items, always very delicious. The beef tartare was awesome. We had a group from work taking out an old friend & it was lovely!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

My husband and I dined at legume a few d ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

My husband and I dined at legume a few days ago. We had a great experience. The service staff was on point. Our food was great. We will definitely dine here again!

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great meal

Dined on April 2, 2016

Always enjoy Legume! Menu well conceived, food great. Wonderful evening.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

Good food but nothing spectacular (too expensive)

Dined on March 28, 2016

The food in Legume is good but to my opinion overpriced and not excellent. The dishes that my girlfriend and I received looked nice and the taste was very good. However, I was a bit disappointed in the amount of vegetables and in the preparation of them. I ordered a steak - the steak was excellent - which is according to the menu accompanied by some vegetables and mash. Although the description of the menu is correct, the amount of vegetables you receive is almost negligible. I think that a restaurant with as name 'vegetables' should always serve a lot of perfectly cooked vegetables. My girlfriend ordered the vegetarian dish and the vegetables were perfectly cooked and tasteful but nothing special was done with them. The ambiance and atmosphere is good and their drinks and wines all are excellent.

Tags: romantic, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Halibut -A signature item?

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

We heard about their wonderful dishes. I ordered the vegetarian meal and that was very nice. My husband ordered the Halibut which was dry and overcooked. We did not think that we would have to specify "please don't overcook the fish" when fish is a signature item. their was basically no additional side or sauce on the place. Very spartan.

food5
ambience4
service5

Delicious meal. Our waiter was excellent ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Delicious meal. Our waiter was excellent- so knowledgeable about the food and preparation. Pickle platter was very interesting. Sausages were amazing- so tender! Chicken cooked under skillet was really tasty. Sorry we've never eaten here before! What a gem!

food4
ambience5
service4
value2

Cozy and upscale

Dined on March 18, 2016

Legume had a lovely ambiance, fancy while not being fussy. The layout of the restaurant meant it did get a bit noisy during main dinner hours. The breadbasket was delicious and still warm from the oven! I was slightly disappointed in the portion size of my lamb given its price, but the taste made up for it! It's clear they put a lot of effort into their menu to bring interesting dishes that are locally sourced and seasonally appropriate.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

I have never had a bad meal at Legume!

Dined on March 17, 2016

The menu is adventurous; the wine list is excellent. Wonderful service. Even on Thursday night, Butterjoint was hopping, as well.

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Lovely as always - service surpassed high hopes

Dined on March 12, 2016

We took my wife's Uncle out for dinner on his first trip to Pittsburgh. Our waitress made us feel instantly welcome and was superb at being lovely to our guest even though he was having difficulty choosing what he wanted to eat. Despite the restaurant being busy we wanted for nothing and the evening was a great success with him raving about the food to all of his friends and family for the next 24 hours! Job well done on every front!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Terrific Food

Dined on March 12, 2016

Went here on recent visit to Pittsburgh when they were doing special Russian menu. Everything was great!

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

great spot

Dined on March 12, 2016

Really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was good, the service great and the drinks exceptional. The team running this place knows what it is doing.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Great Evening

Dined on March 12, 2016

The food was wonderful, especially the Russian Soup. The lamb was tender and near perfect. Service was great. Couldn't ask for better. My wife had the Chicken for the third time and as always was very pleased.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience2
service4
value2

pros and cons

Dined on March 10, 2016

Novel menu; food is always delicious, but a bit pricey and noisy. Better for groups of 2-4 who are not expecting to have private or intimate conversations.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

The food was excellent (drinks not as go ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

The food was excellent (drinks not as good as usual) - and the atmosphere was terrific as well.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Wonderful find in Oakland

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Legume was a wonderful meal. The staff accommodated the late arrival of our guests, had a terrific wine recommendation and an imaginative menu...5 stars!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great staff

Dined on March 5, 2016

Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgable. We had a great evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience2
service2
value1

Cold food

Dined on March 5, 2016

Didn't ask if we wanted a second drink. Food cold had to send back . Desserts plain but good coffee hot best part of meal have had better meals (lamb) at les expensive restaurants, felt rushed did not expect that . Overall would emphatically not recommend for dinner ! Looked like bar crowd was enjoying themselves at least they probably got a good hamburger.

Tags: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service1
value2

Food was good, service less than adequate

Dined on March 5, 2016

We had reservations and arrived timely. We initially were seated at a table where the foot traffic was high and requested another table and were granted our request. Since we had 5:30 reservations and had to attend an event (less than 10 minutes away), we assumed we had plenty of time to eat and make our 8pm event. We explained this to our server. It took almost 10 minutes for him to take our drink order (2 glasses of wine). After the wine arrived the waiter was nowhere to be seen for the next 10 minutes at which time we placed our appetizer order. It took over 20 minutes to receive our appetizers and again we didn't see our waiter for another 20 minutes after receieveing the appetizers. He then took our entree order. It was then another 25 mnutes before we saw our waiter who came by and explained they were plating our food. The food then arrived 5 minutes later. All times above our estimates, however we arrived at 5:30 and left for our next event at 7:20pm. The server was actually gruff when we didn't order an after dinner drink/dessert.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another wonderful night at Legume. Tha ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Another wonderful night at Legume. Thanks to Johanna, we were seated exactly where we wanted to be. The service by Tate was perfection and kind. We really appreciated his good attention. The pork chops were divine . . . beautifully tender and tasty. And thank you for the fresh lemonade. The Holy Grail for me. A+ for everything.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect food and environment. A real gem in Pitt.

Dined on February 27, 2016

I've been to Legume several times now. Every time is wonderful and perfect. The food is never less than delicious, unique, seasonal, tasty. Definitely 5 star quality. The environment is perfect for a couples night or a fancy get together among friends. I can never wait to go back. Butterjoint is right next door if you're looking for a pre-dinner drink or a wind down from a great meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Anniversary Bliss

Dined on February 22, 2016

I booked a couple weeks out from our anniversary. I made a little note of it in our reservation and thought nothing more of it. They greeted us by name and made mention of it at the front door. Very thoughtful. They then brought us a couple glasses of complimentary champagne before our cocktails. The pickle shot was amazing - the north's tequila shot. All the cocktails were amazing, and they allowed us to bring in a bottle of wine that had been an anniversary gift. My wife got the pan baked chicken, I had the flank steak. Both were excellent and came out at the same time. There's so much I;m going to miss in this review, but the bottom line is that I would come back and recommend this place to anyone looking for an intimate, romantic dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service3
value1

Good but not worth the price

Dined on February 21, 2016

The food was good, but the menu was very limited. At 7pm they were out of the special already on a Saturday night. I never mind paying for good food... This was just not worth what we paid for.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Nice spot for upscale dining

Dined on February 18, 2016

I had my birthday dinner at Legume and really enjoyed it. I rarely eat at really fancy places, so it was a real treat! The size of my pork chop entree was larger than I anticipated and extremely tasty. In addition, there were some unusual side dishes that were an adventure as well. The staff as quite knowledgeable about all of the menu items, which helped us a lot. All in all, a good place for a special evening.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome Valentine's Day Three Course Din ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Awesome Valentine's Day Three Course Dinner.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

atmosphere, service & food all perfect

Dined on February 15, 2016

The mood was elegant and yet comfortable, not pretentious. The food was unique and yet simple - perfect. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. One of the best meals I have had in Pittsburgh.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

What a wonderful birthday and Valentine' ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

What a wonderful birthday and Valentine's Day dinner. Everything was perfect!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was excellent. Best Valentine d ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was excellent. Best Valentine dinner. I would recommend Legume to people. We have already talked to friends about it.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Absolutely Amazing Food!

Dined on February 14, 2016

The evening was spectacular. I've known the sous chef since childhood and knew the quality would be amazing. There was great ambiance for a romantic Valentine's dinner. The food was exquisite. My girlfriend is not a very adventurous eater, but she could not stop raving about fried pickled daikon with aioli and the extra sides. She had the beef kimchi soup and the beef tenderloin entrée. Both were incredible! I had the pork porterhouse, which was the best I've ever tasted. The deserts were also divine. Our highest compliments go out to the talented staff at Legume!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

The strengths and limitations of a seasonal menu

Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent service and atmosphere--it's simply a lovely space to be in. My only complaint about the menu was I prefer variety in the roster of entrees. The significant difference in the entree dishes seemed to be the choice of protein, and otherwise the dishes seemed to have similar flavor profiles. It's probably due in large part to Legume's commitment to only using seasonal ingredients, so I'm not sure that it's necessarily a weakness. Just something to keep in mind as you decide whether it's suited to your individual preferences.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My favorite place in town.

Dined on February 12, 2016

Legume is a fantastic place. From the fabulous waitstaff to the amazing food , everything is so darn good. I have always had a great experiences here. It's also one of the few places were I let my "taste guard" down and always try new things. The food here is so delicious I usually trust whatever is on the menu will be good, and I have never been let down. I can't suggest Legume more. It's just a great restaurant and I'm so happy we have something like this here in Pittsburgh.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, will d ...

Dined on February 11, 2016

Delicious food, great atmosphere, will definitely come back!

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Outstanding fare

Dined on February 7, 2016

Dinner was outstanding. We started with drinks from the bar -- white wine for the lady while I had a Full Stop. Both were enjoyable. She had the Spicy Beef and Kimchi Soup [she gave it raves] while I had the Grilled Romaine salad [tasty & poached egg was interesting]. Her entree was the Vegetarian Explosion [fried egg, again interesting], while I had the Legume Cassoulet [a taste treat]. We each finished with a cup of tea [both driving]. Service was good for a busy Saturday evening. Our waiter was attentive. Highly recommended.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list

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