Legume

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$31 to $50
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American
Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed environment. Legume is a family-owned restaurant run by two-time James Beard semi finalist chef and owner Trevett Hooper and his wife Sarah. For over twelve years Legume has been Pittsburgh's leader in farm to table dining. All beef, pork, lamb, and goat are sourced from Western PA farmers. All meat and poultry served at Legume is free of antibiotics and artificial growth hormones. Csilla Thackray joined the team in February 2019 as chef de cuisine and oversees each day's menu.

Legume's sister bar next door, Butterjoint, provides seasonal cocktails, a thoughtful beer list, and an eclectic yet deliberate wine list. Bar seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is a great way to check out what we're all about.
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D
Pittsburgh
210 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious. Had the rice crepe. Love their cocktails, especially the negroni. Only complaint - it was extremely hot in the restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, a 4-1/2 star would be about right. The only problem was 2 of us out of 4 diners got the same Blue Fish entrée and we both agreed the fish a bit overdone. The other entrees were much better and no complaints. The service was excellent and our server very pleasant. The tables where we were seated were a bit close to each other so our "neighbors" could hear our conversation and vice versa. But we did enjoy the experience and would certainly return again.

C
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet Friday evening

JJ
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our least favorite restaurant while visiting the area. Limited menu with few choices for dinner. The service was great & enjoyed the appetizers!

SM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant. Nice ambiance. Good service. I’d like to see a broader selection in the menu. Also, serving expresso coffee is a must in my view.

RR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice high end restaurant with fresh ingredients .. well done

AR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service and very good food. At 7:45 they were out of several dishes. Also no non-dairy options to add to coffee. Minor points for an overall excellent experience.

AK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its been a couple of years since we dined at Legume and now I regret not going more often. We went for an anniversary dinner and it was so perfect. The grilled peach and romaine salad was so delicious, the steak was perfectly cooked and the swordfish was downright delectable. But the desserts really blew our minds. I can still recall the silky luxuriousness and deep flavor of that chocolate truffle cake two days later. And the strawberry shortcake - holy moley, was it good. The service was awesome too, knowledgable and charming wait staff and our every need was met. We will be back soon, hungry for more.

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a celebratory dinner for a special birthday. The food was fantastic as was the service. It was a very comfortable dining experience as well for our table of 5. The ONLY negative we all agreed on, was the lack of art on the walls. There was only wall paper. Pretty as it was, without any other visuals, my daughters thought it was a bit similar to an elderly grandparent’s home. In the foyer area they had paper lanterns hanging, this would have been a welcome addition to our area.

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Our food and drinks were delicious and perfectly prepared. The service was outstanding - friendly, attentive without being overbearing. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a lovely space.

f
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Everything was excellent. Our server made good recommendations!

TW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For starters, we tried the Beef Tartare and it did not disappoint. For main course, we ordered the vegan tasting menu and the swordfish special. The swordfish was excellent. Perfectly cooked fish in a savory price. The corn chowder was amazing. Would definitely return

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived in a hurry (flight to catch) and was served a faultless 3 course meal -- I'm recommending it to everyone!

DS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fabulous
We usual dine her when we visit our college daughter

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. My fiancé and I ordered an appetizer and desert along with our individual entrees, and we were happily surprised with the portion sizes of each dish. We were expecting smaller portion sizes given the style of the restaurant, but the food we received was very generously portioned. Additionally, as a vegetarian, I was happy not only to find several dining options, but also a vegetarian tasting menu. The bar located next door also served up some delicious after-dinner cocktails. Parking garage across the street was also easily accessible and a good value. We definitely enjoyed our experience and look forward to dining there again!

SS
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

When we first arrived at Legume we thought perhaps we'd made a bit of a mistake – it was extremely quiet for a Friday, with a bit of an older clientele, and the music selection was...adult contemporary to the max. But I don't know why anyone would care about any of that once they start eating. The food simply floored us. It was certainly the nicest meal we've had in a long while, and we talked about it all weekend. Everything from the cocktails to the dessert was a showstopper and we'd definitely make a point of going back. Service was knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Finally, for the quality and care that goes into the food, the price is an absolute bargain.

r
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent as always. The service was a little off. Also not a fan of the paper lanterns.

m
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent meal in lovely environment - would definitely go again

K
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Wonderful staff. Great atmosphere. Thanks for a great evening!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best swordfish that I have had

EC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The vegan tasting menu is a brilliant idea. Never tasted tempeh like this before and I am not even a fan of tempeh. The corn soup had just enough "kick" and the creamy texture was perfect.
We also shared the black cod. I didn't get from the description that it would be served in a broth/soup. The fish was still crunchy on the edges, but spooning it together with that delicious broth was heavenly.

MB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Come together w/ good friends from overseas

MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening at Legume. We were a party of seven and everyone enjoyed everything they ordered. The service was fantastic and the wine delicious. I can’t wait to go back the next time I’m in Pittsburgh.

F
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have eaten at Legume several times, and it was always superb. This time the food was very good, but not extraordinary as we had expected it to be. At these prices, we feel the food needs to be stepped up a notch.

DH
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Legume has become a favorite spot - excellent and creative cuisine, great service, and a convenient location when meeting folks in the Oakland area.

HD
Pittsburgh
78 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were excellent as usual - as was the service.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner at Legume. Most of the appetizers were vegetable based. I had black cod and my husband had pork tenderloin. Both were perfectly cooked with an excellent sauce and vegetables.

MT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your food was a vegetarian's dream...AND all the non-v's loved it too. As my meat-eater husband said, the better restaurants can really make delicious vegetarian food, and this one tops the list.

EE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The Chicken Breast Pounded with Herbs was excellent. Also, the Beef Tartare was yummy. The service was off mark for us. Our water glasses were not refilled. We had to repeatedly ask for water. The server appeared to be distant, uninterested in providing insights on the menu which included “sour cherry soup”. Since I’ve never had it before, I asked for a sample, the bowl sat in the middle of the table until after the bill was paid.

JV
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife is vegan and we were wonderfully surprised that the month of July was vegetarian month and the selection for my wife and I was incredible. I think we order 4 vegan appetizers and then a vegan entree. Every dish was delicious. We love this place.

CJ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food here. Service was great, too. However, the decor is just okay, and the restrooms are not up to the standard of the rest of the place.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints me. So many unusual flavors used in such unique ways. The creativity is really off the charts & of course it is all delicious. I highly recommend the sour cherry soup. I can't even describe the flavor. Just order it. You'll love it!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the vegetarian tasting menu, which was glorious. Sour cherry soup sounded strange but was delicious!! This place feels unique - special occasion food with a relaxed setting.

VA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Need a little bit more items on the Menu. Choices are very limited

E
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner with a friend. Excellent sour cherry soup, cauliflour salad, tomato-corn ragu on egg noodles. Nice glass of cava. I thought the cherry pie had too much crust (even though it was good)
for the amount of filling--a hazard of serving an individual whole little pie instead of a slice. Prompt pleasant service. The back corner table seems to funnel noise that way--first time in many visits that I was bothered by noise. Still, I'll surely be back. We both loved our meals.

GS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service (as always)... menu was creative. Always great!

v
Pittsburgh
102 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

At Legume, I always get this nervous feeling I might not find anything on the menu I want to order because the menu is very limited. However, I always end up really enjoying whatever I have ordered. This time was no exception— really delicious meal! Very pleasant and good service. Overall, great experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are vegetarians and loved the options you offer! Also, very great wine selection. Our service was outstanding.

M
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as expected sour cherry soup superb

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced. Few vegan options. Waitress forgot portions of our order. Table was not ready at reserved time. Will not return.

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