Legume
Legume

Legume

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.legumebistro.com/
  • Phone: 4126212700x
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Trevett Hooper
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bayard
  • 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • 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.
A word from Legume
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Legume reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (170)special occasion (119)neighborhood gem (104)romantic (58)good for groups (44)vibrant bar scene (44)notable wine list (43)great for lunch (31)hot spot (30)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a group of six women having a mom's night out. All agreed that the food (appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert) and service were amazing. Parking is very convenient. If you're going to be a large party, ask ahead of time about splitting checks or bring cash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for foodies
    CaroleVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A great find! Farm fresh, creative menu! Food outstanding and can't wait until our next visit.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here
    CleveVisitor
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Absolutely recommend. Friendly helpful staff and great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Sireatsalot
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Perfect portion sizes saturated with flavor- we had swordfish with braised turnips, amazing grilled peach salad, jerk squid- bluefish pate. So good we went back the next night and enjoyed dinner in the bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Legume
    JohnPVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Saturday night dining at Legume was very pleasant. We had a relatively quiet table for 4 and were able to converse wthout any problem. Dinner was very nice. The pork special was excellent and every one was pleased with their meals. We recommend Legume, especially if you are looking for an interesting menu with new combinations from the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    ebfeats
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was because there was a mix up with my order and I wound up eating something I didn't really want. They made up for it by not charging us for my entree and dessert and bringing us an extra order of their yummy fries. All of our meals were delicious as were the desserts. The service was excellent. My family and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exquisite
    Fini
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was imaginative and divine, the service excellent. Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair Legume
    Dr22
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good appetizers (plates to share) and salads; unacceptable lamb steak dinner; staff aloof and not accommodating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit, very enjoyable
    blf56
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ate at Legume soon after it opened, and enjoyed it very much, so I was happy to go back again. The kitchen and the waiter were very accommodating, leaving out an ingredient I don't care for in my vegetarian dish, and careful to describe the cut of the lamb steak to my husband to be sure his expectations were in line with what they were serving. Service was not intrusive, but prompt and friendly. I enjoyed the combination of flavors and textures in my dish, which was well balanced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable experience!!
    BobPVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had been wanting to try Legume for some time, finally made it and really enjoyed the evening. Food was excellent, service was great. Will surely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Gary
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Having been to this restaurant before and having very nice experiences, it was unfortunate that this time it was less than stellar. Something seemed off with the kitchen as the service, although pleasant, was very sporadic and slow, and the quality of the food was not what we remembered from our previous visits. I will go back and try it again as I believe this was just an off night...I'm hoping, as, I used to love this restaurant. And, given the burgeoning competition in Pittsburgh as the new foodie destination, they need to be consistent and step up their game a bit.
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  • Once again, outstanding
    Vapormedix
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have gone to Legume Bistro several times in the last 6 months because they do a great job with creative "Farm-to-Table" cuisine. Our servers have always been very attentive and understanding of our needs. On a previous visit we had complained about the level of background music (which for some reason I cannot discern restaurants feel obligated to perpetuate), but this time the decibels didn't ramp up until right before we were finished. The entrance to the restaurant is a small maze of assorted doors which makes it challenging for wheelchairs users, but the staff is always very helpful in assisting our navigation. Also, we have always found on-street parking close by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PickyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    first trime for me...excellent Octupus salad..and corn soup. Entrees were delicious. we would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful experience
    LadyMagnolia
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was very creative and they deliciously accommodated my allergy. Our friends who are foodies also very much liked their food choices. Definitely will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It never disappoints
    samanjan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Whenever I want a special dinner out, and can plan ahead a bit for a reservation, I choose Legume. I have NEVER been disappointed in any aspect of dining there. I keep thinking that perhaps I've hyped it too much to friends I take there - and it's their first visit - but this past Friday night was true to form. They will definitely be back, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    ZiggyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    An outstanding restaurant in an otherwise mediocre dining region of Pittsburgh. A great place for lunch or dinner, for 1 to 12 people. Reliable, creative, pleasant, and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A decadant BLT
    25straight
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had the BLT, my companion had the "daily double" or whatever they called the Ravioli and salad. Both were excellent. The B in the BLT was so thick I didn't recognize it at first. The service was attentive when we wanted it and discreet when we didn't, great combination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CMU nearby
    CMUmomVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    There was a wide variety of different entree meats, pork, beef, chicken, fish with interesting preparation. There was however, only one fish entree which was not what I remembered from the online menu, and for me a little disappointing. The seared tuna entree was well prepared, but lacked the complexity I was otherwise anticipated in another fish choice. Portion size was appropriate, not too small, nor too large. Most fun was had with the small plates to start. Overall, a great place to take your college student and her friends for a close by, yummy, escape from college dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JMM1951
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is a 10 in my book. I have a monthly dinner I go to and this is the place for it. Don't pass this one by
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cmuJT
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Legume was an excellent venue for a first date. Though for most college students, the price is prohibitive at dinner, it is a worthwhile experience, and sitting across from a gorgeous princess, enjoying an evening without worrying about the experience of the dinner made everything worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always astounding
    whattocallme
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Legume is my go-to place when I want a great dinner in Pittsburgh. It's where I take visitors. There are other good restaurants in town, but none is as consistently intriguing, creative, and satisfying as Legume. The interior is just right - tables are far enough apart that you feel alone with your companions. The waitstaff is present at just the right times and unobtrusively personable. The organic feel of the decor puts me at ease. The mixed drinks are always a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Legume
    Staugustinegirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were searching for something more than the college favorites in Oakland and had a very nice meal at legume. It was priced as we expected for Farm fresh foods. The menu was varied and and well balanced for a range of appetites. The experience over all was great however the loud party next to us was a bit annoying. Live and let live!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was fine but the service was remarkably bad for such a place. We made a reservation thru open table, we were seated by the kitchen and a wait station, tho there were a number of tables open elsewhere for our entire stay. Our waiter himself was ok, but declined in his interest in us when a couple of us ordered multiple starter plates and no entree. The remainder of the waitstaff was grumpy, bordering on rude when frequently passing by. The meal was uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Points?
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were notified that Legume would not give us the 100 points we normally receive for dining at an Open Table restaurant. We were given no explanation for this decision and are, of course, very disappointed. Can we receive our points?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Pittdad
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Terrific find just off the campuses of Pitt and CM. Excellent farm to table food. Good value for money. Would compare favorably to most "top end" restaurants from a menu quality and sophistication perspective. Will go back again and again with son now at Pitt
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated
    JimMcA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A hair in my salad that was not mine.... fish was done nicely, but small portion. The presentation was graceful but the placement of the fish over the food accompaniments was almost mix-mashed, making the separate favors hard to taste separately. We sat at a booth-type chair-bench with a table and the back was a hard, glossy varnish wood plywood...very uncomfortable. The other parties with me ordered braised pork ("so-so")and the stuffed ravioli was flavorful but, again, small portion. The waitress was nice and helpful, it was forever to get our check.
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  • legume review
    roseyreviews
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very nice restaurant with good service. The food is good but a little too refined/complicated. Would not recommend for anyone who is a picky eater.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New to Pittsburgh
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is a real gem. The Oyster appetizer melted in your mouth. All of the entries were divine: Halibut, Tuna and Hanger Steak. The waitress was very attentive and provided background on the restaurant. I would recommend this for any special occasion dinner or just a night out for delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gets Better and Better
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have never had a bad meal at Legume and always look forward to new dishes that we had not experienced before. This time it was the velvety chilled beet soup with pickled cranberries and slices of red and gold beets. What an extraordinary dish! The homemade ravioli filled with creamy ricotta and laced with summer vegetables just melted in your mouth. I think the beautiful vibrant colors of the dish may have shown better if served on a larger plate. Finally, the service is always perfectly laid back, not overbearing and professional. Our server, Jacqueline was excellent as always. She is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    lovefinefood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a marvelous dinner this past Saturday night. I am only sad that we did not order the Talo Fries that I understand are to die for. The food was divine - I loved my Halibut and we devoured the squash blossoms and the beef tartar. Legume is now my new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free Menu
    JonS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    High quallity food and knowledgeable service complemented by an excellent gluten free selection made it a great evening out for our family celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MrAndMrsPlum
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I went to Legume to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Genuinely friendly service who were extremely attentive. Perfectly cooked food and an extensive and diverse wine list at a reasonable cost. Pittsburgh is becoming one of the best places for food and Legume is one of the reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous foodie fun
    cityflicker
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was impeccable. Three of us shared 5 small plates and sincerely enjoyed each unique dish. We had two bottles of affordable and delicious wine. It was a terrific evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My kind of place
    Whaler
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Not only delicious, but creative and beautiful. We're from San Francisco and no strangers to great eating. (In other words, food snobs.) Legume compares very well, and has ingredients you just don't see in California. Terrific. Bar tender knew what she was doing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to take a friend!
    theateranddinner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    What a nice midweek dinner with an out of town friend. Wonderful atmosphere, super nice and helpful wait staff and great food. I asked the waiter for some recommendations and he immediately gave us some great descriptions of the menu items and some personal insights to several dishes. As we moved up the menu to the starters, his eye lit up and a hint of a drool formed about the fried pickles. It was worth seeing his face in describing just that item. We did order those and they were quite good with a light crisp cornmeal batter and a fresh dill spear under (so now I am drooling a bit again). The chocolate cake is a must to end any meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always love to see what they are doing with seasonal foods.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Awesome, as usual
    FriedaFVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Always pleased with Legume. The highlight of this meal was the chocolate truffle cake. Unbelievable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was great, portion was on the smaller side for the salad I ordered needed a soup accompaniment to make it a lunch sized portion. Interesting menu.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great Menu, I enjoyed the coacktail list. One of my favorite Pittsburgh Resturants
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    MelzDiners
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Started with corn soup with chili oil and ended with cherry pie ice cream (real cherry pie chopped up in ice cream). Everything in between was great as well. Thoughtful staff, great food, perfect portions, and an inviting beer list all added up to a memorable evening. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate