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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Creative Cuisine (45)
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Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Local Ingredients (36)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Romantic (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Cozy (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Business Meals (22)
Authentic (20)
Healthy (20)
Organic (18)
Seasonal (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Notable Wine List (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined a day ago

Legume staff is the best in Pittsburgh

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·Dined 2 days ago

The tenderloin was anything but. It was so full of gristle it was like chewing beef flavored bubble gum. Everything else was ok, though. Not great, but ok. I will say the truffle cake was great, though. Not worth the high prices.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day. The service was phenomenal, our waitress was well manner and her recommendation were fantastic. Just wish we knew of this place sooner.

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 (Poconos)·Dined 4 days ago

The appetizers were very tasty, the salad was great bur the main entre was a little disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always. Superb service. Terrific food.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

SEASONAL MENU CHANGES, WE ALL HAD THE PORK SCHNITZEL WHICH WAS GOOD. WE REALLY LIKE CHICKEN COOKED UNDER A SKILLET WHICH WILL RETURN IN THE SPRING. LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS, WHICH I LIKE TO SUPPORT.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We've eaten there twice before, and our meals were very good. This time was a disappointment. Both the rib steak and the pork were average at best.

Another issue was finding a parking space. I had to circle the block three times to find parking.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding service, great unique food, and a delicious cocktail list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

For this business-related dinner, we chose the private dining option for a table seating 12. We ordered from the usual menu. We received excellent service and superb food. Our out-of-town guests were impressed with the food and ability to have a private room for our group. We began with cocktails and ordered three courses. The service was gracious and unobtrusive. We were not rushed. It was the perfect beginning to our conference the next day.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Absolutely delicious food, very attentive service, and a super cozy atmosphere. If you like a small, carefully curated menu of upscale, seasonal dishes this place will be right up your alley. If you're unsure, they update their menu daily on their website.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The cassoulet was astoundingly good. Such attentive and knowledgeable service. Our group was delighted.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Menu selection was very limited. Didn’t even have a chicken option. Although good, food is very expensive and not worth the price. Drinks were small and also not worth the price. I have never left a poor review for a restaurant but unfortunately all 4 of us felt ripped off.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We’ve dined at Legume previously and the food was wonderful. Last night was a huge disappointment. The menu was quite limited. The pate and goat cheese with pepper jelly were good, though the French fries were a bit limp. The grilled romaine was okay, but swimming in dressing. The lamb steak was tough. The rib steak was tasty, but nothing special. The rice pudding was thick and tasteless. The chocolate cake was rather bitter tasting. The black walnut cake was decent, but nothing to go back for. All in all, a huge and expensive disappointment. Will not return anytime soon.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The server was absent in between someone else bringing our appetizer and ordering our drinks (a crucial point in our meal). We had to crane our necks to get his attention! Next step would've been walking over to the bar ourselves! Swordfish was bizarrely thin and pork chop, bizarrely fat, which is probably why they call it the fat chop. We were disappointed that there was no cassoulet.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nothing I ate was bad.loved the crostini with goat cheese and pepper jelly.Also liked the smelts. The oxtail soup was delicious.But overall I found the menu not very exciting .liked the experience but wasn't good enough to pull be back in for a second visit.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been fans of Legume from its Regent Square days. We have had MANY memorable meals at Legume. The food is the freshest. The preparation is careful, thoughtful, and honors the flavors of the food. Apps are great; soups & salads are delicious; entrees spectacular; desserts perfection. Service is professional and warm. There are plenty of wines to choose from, by the glass, bottle, or carafe, and wonderful cocktails (as you can get any of the cocktails from Butterjoint). Go to Legume. You will have a special meal in graceful, unpretentious surroundings.

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful evening here celebrating a family birthday- the food was superb and the setting was delightful. The only negative comment would be that they were very limited on vegetarian options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Cassoulet was awesome, perfect for a cold winters night. Restaurant never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Legume lived up to our expectations. Everything, from the appetizers to the decadent chocolate truffle cake was thoughtfully crafted. We will visit again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Legumes menu was a bit strange and our service was just okay.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A very sophisticated dinner experience. The appetizers were unique and the dinner choices were varied and elegantly prepared. The only negative was that the service on a Friday night was sluggish.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

2 of the 3 pork chops ordered to be cooked medium were partially raw. Mine was 3/4 fat too with white cartilage . Wait staff oddly elusive .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

food is always flavorful and we know the chef is concerned about the quality of the ingredients

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I always like Legume, but this time we had a very hard time selecting an appetizer. For people who don't eat meat, it can be a bit tricky. We finally settled on the goat cheese and crostini with hot pepper jelly, but they were out of it (at 6:30). We had the smoked bluefish appetizer and it was very good. The sides we ordered were also good, but I didn't love the snapper -- a little fishy for my taste. The waiter was very helpful and helped us choose a wine that we liked very much. Overall, good meal, but I didn't enjoy it as much as usual.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I came to Pittsburgh to see Cirque and was looking for a restaurant. Legume was recommended to my by a friend who informed me that the cassoulet was a seasonal dish and was back on the menu and I had to try it. It was delicious and I truly enjoyed it, the best meal I've had at a restaurant in months. Our server was also great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love that they use local ingredients. With that as the case, the menu is small (as expected). Same sides are used for most dishes, etc. I had the lamb steak which was an interesting way to prepare lamb. I ordered medium rare and it was medium or even well, though the server let me know ahead of time that due to the way the steak is cut and different muscle directions, it was difficult to cook evenly. Still, it was good. Just not memorable. My wife had the pork chop, which was very good. Both came with a potato/turnip mash which was ok. Kimchi was good. A little too much spice drowned out some flavor. In general, the service and the ambiance were great. The food was good and I may be back to sample the different seasonal menus. Just not good enough to cause me to WANT to come back.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We've been going to Legume since they orginally opened in Regent Square, and they remain one of the best restaurants in the Burgh!! Can't go wrong with this place. Delicious!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Visited here when in town last summer and made sure to make it my first pick for dinner this week. I like the friendly service and the menu selection which offers from basic to the not ordinary - all great.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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 10, 2018

We have been to this establishment in the past for dinner. We have never had a bad meal and the night we went was no exception. Service can be hit or miss, but on this night our service was out of this world. Really enjoyed the server and the attention she provided my wife and I. The menu is always fresh and interesting. We will certainly return. The establishment really offers some nice cocktails too.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 3, 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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