Excellent Service & Superb FoodWe had the vegetarian delight, the Veal and Salmon. We accompanied our meal with red wine and finished the dinner with the carrot cake and he panna cotta. The service was excellent and the food was expertly made and supremely tasty. I highly recommend for a special occasion or romantic evening out with a special someone.
The menu changes and it is always published online. It would be an easy place to return over again and eat your way through the menu.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Legume. HadFirst time at Legume. Had an excellent dinner. Will go back for sure.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday nightThe dinner at Legume was delicious. Our waiter was professional,efficient and very attentive to our needs. The food was prepared very nicely and the meal flowed well. Looking forward to a future dining experience experience at this restaurant5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Legume is one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. We come here for just about every big celebration - our engagement, birthdays, new years, etc. It never has disappointed. All of their food is so fresh and delicious - especially the tallow fries.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyable mealWhile not cheap, Legume delivers. The menu is exciting. The wine list is decent if not extensive. Dessert was excellent. Overall, we loved our meal.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal, good serviceMenu is a bit limited, but inventive. Asparagus salad was fresh, high quality ingredients. Goat made 3 ways absolutely delicious, salmon also very good. Carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream good, but nothing unusual. The chocolate truffle cake, on the other hand, was one of the best desserts we've ever tasted as a restaurant. Atmosphere is very pleasant. Server was friendly and attentive. We're looking forward to trying other menu offerings!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever fails to pleaseWhenever I take someone new to Legume, I can't help but talk it up before we go... then fear perhaps it won't meet the expectations. But it ALWAYS exceeds. Absolutely our favorite place to eat in the 'burgh! The mix of flavors are always so delectable. And for what you get, and the care taken with the food and service, I feel that the restaurant is a bargain.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back!My fiance and I love Legume. We enjoyed everything from the wonderful service, to the ambience, which was soothing and inviting, to our meals, which were flawless. The portion sizes were perfect. I had the salmon which melted in my mouth and my fiance had the farmers cheese ravioli with nettle pesto, mushrooms and pea shoots. It was scrumptious! For dessert we ordered baked Alaska (which I've never even heard of). What a nice surprise! They use homemade vanilla bean and pistachio ice cream along with the rest of its usual ingredients. It was a tasty combo of flavors. The coffee was the best we've ever had at a restaurant. They use a french press so it's fresh every time. We love the local ingredients menu and we will be back! Our new fav!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA favoriteLegume is one of my favorites--I'm almost always really pleased by my evenings there. I had a great goat chefs sformato with salad (yum) and a very tasty pork three ways entree. The latter is very heavy, fatty, so I probably won't repeat that--but what was I expecting with pork belly included?!
Wait staff is warm and friendly and very attentive. I'll be back (again and again)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in PittsburghThe chef here is incredibly creative, using local fresh produce (ramps!) and meat and coming up with absolutely delicious food. The waiter wasn't pretentious but seriously into good food and was great at describing where ingredients came from and how the food was cooked--making the entire experience a real pleasure. We've been here many times and it never fails to be a great evening--including New Year's Eve two years in a row. Highly recommended.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue Farm to Table DiningLegume did not disappoint.
Bartenders & Server - Great Cocktails / very knowledgeable about the food and wine list.
Pork & pistachio pate - tender and savory.
Followed by an excellent Wild Dandelion Green salad topped with a fried duck egg & pork jowl bacon vinaigrette the savory sweet cured bacon was a great contrast to the bitter greens.
Entree we enjoyed the Goat which was served three ways, braised, sliced and as a sausage complimented with greens, rice and a sweet Rhubarb Chutney. The braised goat was perfect, melt in your mouth short-rib texture & made a great vehicle for the sweet rhubarb. The sliced meat was tender like nice center cut of steak... the kitchen really took my opinion of goat as a main course feature up a notch!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter a bumpy start...We didn't get off to a good start when we were initially seated at arguably the worst table in the house (next to a serving area). I thought Open Table was at least worth a decent seat. After we were re seated, things improved. The menu is quite small, but we still managed to find good choices. The chicken was quite moist, and the ham main course very tasty. Service was impeccable. The atmosphere is a bit strange--not sure what they're going for. If you can find something on the menu, and get a decent table, give Legume a try. Given its small menue, I'm not sure I'll be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular restaurant experience,Spectacular restaurant experience, in every sense. Will be back next time we are in Pittsburgh.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Legume, their philosophyI love Legume, their philosophy about food, and the refined, adventurous cooking. I've sat in the front room and felt as if I were having a luxurious experience. My most recent visit, we were seated near the intersection of the (open) kitchen entry, two larger groups, and another entrance to the bar. The chatter and music didn't bother me, but there was a lot of pot-banging, dish-related noise coming from the kitchen that intruded on a special occasion. Our server, Tate, was terrific, had a great sense of humor. The meal was lovely, special cocktails were tasty, and although we were too full for a birthday dessert, Tate brought a lit candle in a small bowl of rich whipped cream. One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFancy and FunThis was a great way to spend my Bday dinner. It is a fancy place so a little pricey but overall delicious!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second time there withMy second time there with a group and both has been terrific. The menu is unique and tasty. Initially went there because of the "vegetarian" options but found that the menu is much more diverse. It is a white tablecloth restaurant without the formality, very comfortable. For example, there was a wine spill at the table and the staff was beyond helpful. The bar next door is an excellent way to ease into the dining experience with some different adult beverages in a pleasant environment; I had a "Blood and Sand".4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again we enjoyed a remarkableOnce again we enjoyed a remarkable meal at Legume. Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone loved their dishesEveryone loved their dishes and all the food was locally sourced; right down to the freshly butchered goat! Only draw back was having our party's cocktails arrive half way through dinner instead of before the meal. This was likely due to the incredibly busy bar scene. The drinks were mixed quite well.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant! EverythingLove this restaurant! Everything is from local farms and fresh as can be. the chef is so creative. my second visit and not disappointed in any way. Looking forward to going back the next time I am in Pittsburgh.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent in every way!Meal was excellent! Interesting food choices. What we had was very well crafted and delicious! Plus, the meal was less expensive thatn I expected. With a very nice red wine (only $38 for the bottle)and a tip over 20%, the bill was $100 a couple. Will return in the near future!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful meal startingI had a wonderful meal starting with the country pate served with a great mustard and conichons. My entree was mackeral over lentils. I ordered a special side of bok choy kimchee and must admit that this was too vinegary and spicey for me. I would NOT order this side again. THe dessert was extremely tasty--rice pudding with caramel sauce, a dab of whipped cream and a flavor reminiscent of chocolate which was subtle but definitely added to the tastiness of the dessert. I would definitely order the dessert again. My wine was riesling from the 'wines by the glass' list and it was a good accompanyment to my meal.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal. LimitedExcellent meal. Limited selections, but we knew that, and didn't mind. Everything was delicious! Had a drink in the bar next door first as we were early (a small, casual, lively bar). Only negative was the length of time we had to wait for a taxi to our hotel after the meal.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've had in a long time. I had stinging nettle soup, braised house made tempeh with many accoutrements, and carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream. My husband had a goat cheese sofrata salad with beets, pork and quince with polenta and spiced prunes, and rosemary caramel rice pudding with granola. It was all beautifully presented, made with local ingredients, and extremely tasty. The server was very friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. I look forward to my next meal at legume.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food with attentiveSuperb food with attentive but laid back service. A true gem that gets better and better!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite restaurantMy new favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. The tempeh dish was incredible while my husband had a steak & mushroom risotto that he loved also. Perfect!!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was creative withThe menu was creative with the ingredients that are currently available, the food was very well-prepared, and the service was exceptional. The location makes it a reasonable walk from Oakland, Squirrel Hill, or Shadyside. My wife and I have a new favorite restaurant in PGH! We will certainly return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI've never had a bad mealI've never had a bad meal here. As a small eater, I often order a soup, a small plate, and a side. My husband always goes for an entree. We are both happy.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best and most innovativeOne of the best and most innovative meals I have had in Pittsburgh. Food was tasty and very well prepared. Limited menu, but my choice was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgable and efficient. Will most definately come back and have already recommended Legume to several people.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant. NiceVery good restaurant. Nice selection of choices with great flavor. Well-prepared and nice presentation. Best carrot cake I have ever had.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Can't Miss MealExcellent pairings of flavor and textures. Very creative without ever being a stretch or trying to be trendy. Presentations are nicely done and portions are perfect. Street parking or valet across the street.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was a littleThe restaurant was a little bit crowdy. I guess becouse of its location. But the food was outstanding and the service exellent! We had a great time there!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food and ServiceLegume is one of the top five restaurants in Pittsburgh. The local, seasonally appropriate ingredients are put together in innovative (but not annoyingly trendy) ways. Even standards such as short rib ravioli are exquisitely prepared...it felt like the paper-thin wrapper literally melted, leaving an explosion of rich meat flavor. I'd recommend the chef tasting menus with wine pairings when available. The service is excellent. All of the servers have been knowledgeable and helpful but never hovering or pushy. The former More restaurant space is comfortable large with enough nooks for a romantic dinner but enough space to hold a large family party.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEach dish was wonderful.Each dish was wonderful. LOVED our sformato appetizer. The tempeh entree was so savory and interesting. And the baked alaska with vanilla and pistachio ice cream was DIVINE. My Allegheny cocktails were a terrific suggestion from our darling server when she learned I'm a bourbon drinker. Can't say enough about Legume -- fresh bread, drinks, food -- delicious. And by the end of the evening I wanted to be friends with my charming and knowledegeable server (who is actually a pastry chef!). I would absolutely go back to Legume on my next visit to Pburgh.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I brought myMy husband and I brought my brother, who has traveled worldwide and dined in many fine restaurants, and he very much enjoyed it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently dined at LegumeI recently dined at Legume for an anniversary. It was perfectly romantic and our food was amazing! The server had great recommendations and we were both extremely happy with our experience!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRathhausWife and I travel and dine extensively in NAFTA and overseas. Legume has graduated nicely to the big-city leagues. Exceptional, innovative dishes that are both familiar and surprising. Cheers!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Pittsburgh's very bestOne of Pittsburgh's very best restaurants. Highly creative. Good meat dishes, but great vegetarian food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMexellent food, service andexellent food, service and ambiance. always enjoy an evening at Legume. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special dinner or works for week night business, early dinner, whenever and whatever, always a great spot.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class food + zero pretentiousFirst class food + zero pretentiousness. Service was perfect, knowledgeable, attentive. We really appreciated the locally sourced and high quality products on the menu.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendousWe wanted to try a new place and came across the Pittsburgh Magazine review of Legume. This is a fantastic find and was a fantastic experience from beginning to end.
The service is among the best I've ever had. We arrived early, but were seated immediately. There was never a wait for anything, but it wasn't rushed. Our server was the perfect mix of attentiveness and transparency.
Everything was incredibly good. We had the raclette appetizer (I'd hold the gherkins and just stick to bread next time), entrees, a side of the sweet potatoes (amazing) and dessert. You have to try the carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream. They serve press coffee, too, which is a perfect end.
A definite keeper.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM