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Legume

4.6
1775 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed environment. Featuring poultry, pork and grass-fed beef from Western PA.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Eastern European, French
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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
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Phone number
(412) 621-2700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Trevett Hooper
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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.
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Private party contact
Alex Osgood: (412) 621-2700
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bayard
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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.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1775 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent and restaurant was nice. Appetizer and dessert were very good. Rib eye steak was very fatty and under cooked. Flavor was good. Mackerel was OK. Expected better for the price.

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NMS10 (West Virginia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Have eaten at Legume three times and enjoyed three of the best meals I've ever had in Pittsburgh! The food is excellent and creative from app to dessert. There is a pastry chef on staff who made the most delicious chocolate cake that was somehow both airy and decadent. Might sound unusual, but I'm also always impressed by the soups. DO NOT MISS the corn chowder!!

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JohnC 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Just a nice restaurant to have a relaxing evening with friends.

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Dick (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Returned to Legume for evening meal as a late Valentine's Day celebration. Wonderful cocktails at Butterjoint before time for our table. Began with raclette style cheese tray with pickles and bread accompanied by Chinese broccoli. Both were exceptional and got meal off to great start. She had pork schnitzel and I had venison as our mains. In both cases the sauces and accompaniments complemented the meats perfectly. I've never had venison so tender and so subtle before. Desserts were panna cotta and black walnut (flourless) cake. Again simply marvelous. Wines complemented the meal well. I just enjoy any meal I eat here. Food is interesting but not over the top, thoughtfully presented, and served by knowledgeable staff. We are very lucky to have this establishment in town.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Legume staff is the best in Pittsburgh

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BrianA (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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MichaelK (Poconos)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent as always. Superb service. Terrific food.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 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.

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Jake (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 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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DanG (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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Motilal (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 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.

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SarahS (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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.

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vipticketlucy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 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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vipChris (Washington DC)
2.0  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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vipSylvie (Pittsburgh)
4.0  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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Lydia (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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.

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vipfoodieaa (Detroit)
5.0  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!

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Jaime (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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b5784 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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vipMKB56 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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vipvhinpgh (Pittsburgh)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  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.

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