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/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
Legume Ratings and Reviews
Nice find in Oakland.
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.
Our favorite place in Pittsburgh -- good ...
Our favorite place in Pittsburgh -- good wine, great food, nice art -- love it!!!
Exceptionally good service and food. Ac ...
Exceptionally good service and food. Acoustics in places is somewhat difficult - and with a noisy group next to us - a bit distracting.
Excellent food, service and presentation ...
Excellent food, service and presentation! Will definitely go back!
Delicious food, beautifully presented. G ...
Delicious food, beautifully presented. Great service.
Overall Great Experieince
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.
Dinner at Legume was wonderful as always ...
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!
perfect for celebration or a casual festivity
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.
great as usual
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!
My husband and I dined at legume a few d ...
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!
Always enjoy Legume! Menu well conceived, food great. Wonderful evening.
Good food but nothing spectacular (too expensive)
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.
Halibut -A signature item?
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.
Delicious meal. Our waiter was excellent ...
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!
Cozy and upscale
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.
I have never had a bad meal at Legume!
The menu is adventurous; the wine list is excellent. Wonderful service. Even on Thursday night, Butterjoint was hopping, as well.
Lovely as always - service surpassed high hopes
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!
Went here on recent visit to Pittsburgh when they were doing special Russian menu. Everything was great!
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.
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.
pros and cons
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.
The food was excellent (drinks not as go ...
The food was excellent (drinks not as good as usual) - and the atmosphere was terrific as well.
Wonderful find in Oakland
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!
Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgable. We had a great evening.
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.
Food was good, service less than adequate
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.
Another wonderful night at Legume. Tha ...
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.
Perfect food and environment. A real gem in Pitt.
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.
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.
Good but not worth the price
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.
Nice spot for upscale dining
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.
Awesome Valentine's Day Three Course Din ...
Awesome Valentine's Day Three Course Dinner.
atmosphere, service & food all perfect
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.
What a wonderful birthday and Valentine' ...
What a wonderful birthday and Valentine's Day dinner. Everything was perfect!
The food was excellent. Best Valentine d ...
The food was excellent. Best Valentine dinner. I would recommend Legume to people. We have already talked to friends about it.
Absolutely Amazing Food!
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!
The strengths and limitations of a seasonal menu
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.
My favorite place in town.
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.
Delicious food, great atmosphere, will d ...
Delicious food, great atmosphere, will definitely come back!
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.
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