About Legume

Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed environment. Featuring poultry, pork and grass-fed beef from Western PA.

214 North Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Eastern European, French

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours through Labor Day
Dinner: Monday - Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday from 5:00 - 9:30 pm
Bar: Monday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Bayard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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 $5 for up to two hours and an additional $1 per hour after that.
Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.

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! We offer two different private rooms along with a variety of menu and beverage options.

Private Party Contact:
Alex Osgood: (412) 621-2700

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Legume Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (58)
Good for a Date (50)
Creative Cuisine (48)
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Special Occasion (45)
Local Ingredients (42)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Romantic (30)
Healthy (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Cozy (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Business Meals (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Seasonal (23)
Authentic (21)
Organic (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (16)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fun (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great Beer (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

In this weather, it would be nice if there were valet parking. But generally, it is a lovely experience.

Tags: Organic, Happy Hour, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A very pleasant dining experience ina comfortable setting with great service from the wait staff. The food options on the menu were diverse but not excessive and the plates of food were delicious and presented well. The bread was super too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

My Fourth visit to Legume. I always plan a meal there when in the area. Delicious , seasonal selections . Vegetarian options always. Wonderful wines and cocktails. Scrumptious desserts . never disappointed .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great "going back to school after the holiday break, last dinner with kids, lets go somewhere new" place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As usual, the food was excellent! And a very good diversity of choices for all different preferences. The waitress was a bit awkward - and not as knowledgeable as other servers we have had at the restaurant in the past.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Delicious 3 course date night menu offered great value as usual! Decent happy hour specials and quality ingredients prepared by a knowledgable chef.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our meals were beautifully prepared, expertly seasoned, attractively presented. Our server was attentive and sensitive to our needs, responsive. Thank you, Legume.
Wayne and Mary Sommerfeld

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, and excellent local ingredients. Service is exceptionally helpful and friendly.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great Beer, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary/new years eve with a wonderful meal at Legume. Service was outstanding and the food was so good! I had the lamb which was full of flavor, scallops were superb and chocolate cake was the best I've ever had. Overall a great meal and great night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Legume is the kind of restaurant where one never worries if they are going to like something. My Wife and I have been coming here for years, at least a 3-4 times a year. We always have the same waiter and order many of the same dishes. The consistency in the quality and taste are impeccable. I highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Legume is our favorite Pittsburgh restaurant. We’re moving to Portland Maine where there are fabulous restaurants but will come back to Pittsburgh to eat at Legume!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for NYE and the food was good. The menu lacked the WOW factor. Will probably pick another place to drive an hour too for that special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful, rich, French inspired food. Impeccable serviice; server didn't miss one trick. We never saw the bottoms of our coffee cups, which is saying a lot, as we can really put it away! Wonderful for a date night, or to enjoy with friends and family. Overall a very nice experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server Jason and all the staff were great! Definitely will be back again.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Requested round table for 8; great for talking as a group. Thank you for honoring request!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Thoughtful attention to detail on menu as well as in the physical space itself. A warm, lovely place to spend an evening. Excellent service, and every bite I had was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, an elegant evening out with a creative and interesting menu

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service. Wonderful service. Tables are somewhat close making conversation rather more public than private.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good and different, but not exceptional food. They seemed to use some ingredients across many dishes, but what if you don't fancy the ingredient, as I did not with bakchoy

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The young woman st the desk was very helpful when we asked to be seated in an area with less noise—fine window table.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic food. We keep coming back to Legume and it never disappoints. Everything on the menu is a well thought out masterpiece.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

First-rate food. Prompt and friendly service from a knowledgeable wait staff happy to describe/explain dishes and/or ingredients. Well worth the money.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was so delicious. We decided to share 2 appetizers, the Mesclun salad and the sweet potatoes. Everything was wonderful. The sweet potatoes were amazing - creamiest I have ever had. We ate healthily and enjoyed every bit. Wonderful service too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent as always! The new menu format is great, with both small plates and entrees. More vegetarian options now.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Everyone was incredible and the food was delicious. The food was served quickly and it was very easy to make an online reservation.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

For a quick bite to eat before a lecture at the Carnegie, Legume and it's sister Butterjoint, are a great choice. The food is good, service excellent, drinks are wonderful. It's a regular spot for us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I dined here on Saturday night knowing very little about the place. Bottom line, we loved it. The food is delicious. Small menu but enough variety for all. Interesting preparation and fresh. Our server was very friendly but seemed to forget about us a few times although he quickly corrected. Overall the service gave off a relaxed atmosphere without being disinterested. The ambiance is modern, quiet and clean. Our first experience was a big hit. We’ll return.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Legume is always wonderful—my top pick for my birthday dinner!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal, as usual. The beef tartare appetizer was particularly good.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was our second time at Legume, the first being in April when we visited Pittsburgh for the first time (we live 3-1/2 hours away). It was even better this time than last, and that time the food was delicious. My husband and I shared a grilled carrot appetizer that was truly remarkable, with hickory nuts and a delicate maple yogurt sauce, and another appetizer of a very good lamb sausage. Our entrees were his, a chicken paprikash, and mine, a tempeh dish with Russian red kale and a light mushroom sauce (with lots of yummy mushrooms) atop a grain the name of which I cannot remember now. This may have been the very best vegetarian dish I've ever eaten. I also tried my husband's paprakash, which was quite tasty! We treated ourselves to a shared dessert of black walnut cake with vanilla ice cream and a light touch of salty caramel sauce, also absolutely delicious, and not at all heavy. Portion sizes were right on; I expected to have leftovers to take back to the hotel, but I cleaned my plate and left feeling full but not stuffed. This was definitely a memorable dining experience.

Our server, Duane, was superb. He was helpful, knowledgable about the dishes on the menu (no small achievement, as menus change often depending on what local ingredients are available), friendly, attentive, but not hovering. Very professional.

As I told my husband, were I on death row, I'd like to have Legume prepare my last meal -- perhaps a repeat of this one. If Duane could serve it, that would be a bonus.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

In all the options for reasons to visit this quetionnaire gives , it fails to list the main reason I choose to go there. They source humanely raised animals for their meats.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Innovative dishes..excellent! Service can be glacial...leave enough time

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Legume is easily the best place We have eaten in Pittsburgh in the past year. The shared dishes are delightful and entrees all were great — halibut, chicken, lamb pork dishes all week prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and professional. Great place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Whatever we got was fantastic! I come back for the beef tartare! Yum!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent service, great food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Carrots were good, but the rest of it was mediocre. I thought it was pretentious, and would not go back for the value we received.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a solid experience with great food. We have never had a bad meal at Legume.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Priced for the overall quality, and unfortunately very limited vegetarian fare (no entrees).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pros- knowledgeable wait staff who properly set expectations on certain dishes. She listened to what we liked and steered us in the right direction for our order. We found the meal to be creative and very flavorful. It was a night out to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the restaurant brought us complimentary champagne.

Cons- two somewhat minor items. Host seemed a bit put off by our request for a quiet spot in the restaurant. The window view was obstructed by exterior scaffolding.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pepper jelly and goat cheese crostini is a must! The chocolate cake is to die for! The menu is small and changes frequently. The chef knows how to pair flavors to give you an excellent dining experience no matter what you choose to eat.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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