Butterjoint

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Our last day of regular service was on February 29th, 2020. Thank you for supporting our restaurant for over thirteen years. We are thankful for all of the friendships we have made through this place, and for the opportunity to support our family doing what we love. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the same location with a new concept, Butterjoint All Day, cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner with the same care that Legume exemplified for so long.

But before this new concept is unveiled, we’ll be doing a series of dinners in the same location called “Butterjoint Test Kitchen.” You can make reservations by calling 412-621-2700 Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, or by emailing lauren@butterjoint.com. For more details, please go to www.butterjoint.com.

Legume will live on through daily specials at Butterjoint All Day, events in the community, and special dinners.

Thank you for being on this journey with us.

Trevett and Sarah
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vipCharlie
Pittsburgh
100 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone should support Butterjoint especially during these difficult times. The prime rib was perfectly cooked and hopefully will be included regularly on the new menu. The lemon-poppy seed sorbet was deliciously refreshing. Great cocktails and wonderful service as usual. We will look forward to many wonderful meals for years to come.

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snaggletooth
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the makeover—it’s dynamic, witty and beautiful. People are the same:skilled and charming.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Butterjoint has a really nice vibe. Menu was well rounded but only has one vegetarian option at this time. They are building a new menu. Food was very good, portions not too large. A nice relaxed environment where you didn't have to talk over the music. Can't wait to see how their menu develops over the next few months!

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LynnB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live a block away and try to come once a month but most times it’s hard, with a larger venue and the ability to make a reservation (could not do before) it made the experience much better. The food is never a disappointment.

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vipCharlie
Pittsburgh
100 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday, February 29, 2020, sadly was the last night of service for Legume as it existed. Happily it will reopen soon with an exciting new concept. Much "heart" and "love" was always a part of this fantastic restaurant by owners Trevett and Sarah Hooper. They put thought into every aspect of the business and it always showed.
Everyone should go online and sign up for Sarah's beautifully descriptive newsletters to get a better understanding of their philosophy and vision for the future.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant for Farm to Table food. We were visiting the University of Pittsburgh and tried this gem. Being foodies we are very fussy, but this place was amazing!

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vipMotorchair
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Final dinner was fabulous with a joyous meal with friends. Food and service both extraordinary as usual. Looking forward to butterjoint experience.

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vipBloggerdemon
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best and most interesting restaurant in Pittsburgh, the one that led the dining renaissance in town, is no more. Legume served its last meal on Saturday evening, a wonderful and also heartbreaking event. Pittsburgh will probably never see its like again, but fifteen years is a long time in a restaurant's life. The Hoopers are preparing something new for the space, merging Legume into the simply-wonderful Butterjoint. It's very hard to imagine anything replacing Legume, but if it's possible that couple will do it. RIP, Legume, and God bless the new effort.

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DaraS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad that Legume will not be Legume anymore. It was our go to place!

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vipMotorchair
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for letting our fifth friend cone to eat with us, you are my pittsburgh favorite, and i will be dropping be to test future offerings. Thanks for all the great meals under the legume rubric. Gloriana, the wheel chair lady

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food! We had a gift card so that’s why we decided to go, but we’re happy we did! I had the half a chicken, and my boyfriend had the lamb shank. Both were really great dishes.

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JohnV
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the vegan and vegetarian options.
The wait to be seated was a little long even with reservations, but the host offered a glass of wine during the wait which was a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great establishment with delicious food. We’ll miss Legume!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The menu on the night we dined was extremely limited, with no salads or green vegetables among the selections. The service seemed incompetent: We had just gotten our appetizers and had just begun enjoying them when the entree arrived--we felt that this was inappropriate. The food itself was "ok."

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vipLindaL
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, it was our first time and it was amazing. Outstanding, awesome service. Excellent food.

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Pittfoodie
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sorry to see Legume close - the food has always been excellent. I am looking forward to trying their new venture when it opens.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service as always!

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jodiew
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Server seemed allot and not interested in us

There was also a large birthday party with numerous kids that were very noisy

Compared to previous visits something was amiss

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legume is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. Great service and their scallops are amazing!

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Graceat412
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Extremely sad to see this place close down

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Alex
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our most favorite restaurant in the city to go to: the cob salad need more buttermilk dressing to bring out the flavor of the greens in the fob salad. The rest of our food was exquisite. Looking forward to their new venue.

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Midnight
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting before they close!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to enjoy Legume one last time before the space transitions to Butterjoint All Day. The meal did not disappoint. My wife had the mushroom risotto with scallops, and she commented that it may have been the best risotto she has ever had in a restaurant. I had the cassoulet, which has long been hailed as one of Legume's finest dishes...and with good reason. Smooth and creamy beans, lots of duck confit, and some sausage and bacon for contrast. For dessert my wife had the black walnut cake, something she grew up with but hasn't had for years. I had the chocolate truffle cake. Both were superb.

The good news for Pittsburgh diners is that Butterjoint All Day will include some of Legume's classic dishes. So next winter...I'll be able to get my fix of cassoulet!

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Ginarena
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful setting. Great service from everyone. Welcoming and appropriately attentive. The food is really tasty! I would come back.

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vipGoodfood
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Can’t wait to see what the transformation will bring in a couple months!

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but everything running behind the night we went. Waitress didn’t know we were her table until we stopped a staff member to ask if we had a waiter. Polite and apologetic after that and again, excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Arrived on time for 7:15 reservations. Seated about 20 minutes later. Order taken immediately with no pleasantries. Apps took about 20 minutes. Entree arrived at 8:50 after a long wait with no staff contact, drinks, bread, or anything. At $220 for a party of three I expect much better. Actually, I've had better service at noodles and company Closing soon, but supposedly reopening with the same menu but different concept. We won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will miss Legume in its current incarnation, however I cannot wait for Butterjoint All Day!

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Elsie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very Good food, very unrushed, close to slow, pricey
Too bad your are closing, though — although we look forward to butterjoint all day! I’m sure it will be great!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food. Glad to enjoy this restaurant before their remodel.

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vipHappyDiner
Pittsburgh
101 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and wine were excellent!

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vipmbluvssbh
Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We were glad we had the opportunity to dine at Legume one last time before the owners made the change to a new concept. The food was delicious as we remembered. The hosts recommended we go to Butterjoint for a cocktail as we were about 15 minutes early for our reservation...assuring us they would hold the table. We both liked our cocktails and the bar was busy.
Our food was great as we noted above. Beef tartare perfectly prepared, wedge salad a little over dressed but tasty. I had the cassolette and my dining partner the salmon. Both mains were well prepared and balance.
Our only issue was the service. Apparently we confused her with a more conversational versus transactional interaction. Meaning she just wanted "the facts" and was apparently confused by our discussion. This resulted in the wrong wine being served with the tartare (quickly fixed by the bar) and instead of sharing a salad, we each received a full one (a $13 mistake- not the end of the world but those on a budget would probably be upset.)
Sad to see this place exit the Pittsburgh food scene but interested to see what comes next.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food, drinks, and service (thanks jess and tim and jade)! ❤️ legume as it exists has always been a fave. excited for the next adventure with you all!

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vipTonyP
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Too bad the restaurant is changing. I am trying to be optimistic about the new arrangement, but am disappointed that Legume as it is now will no longer be. I have always liked their food philosophy and creative expressions of dishes. With a larger restaurant and more hours, I feel those key values may get lost.

Bring back scones to new Pie For Breakfast Bakeshop. They were the best scones in the city.

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vipNotMaryAnne
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Seated by the kitchen with a 7pm reservation. Restaurant was full of large tables. Noisy. Not good for conversation. Disappointing compared to prior experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and ambiance

BR
vipBarbaraR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It has the character of a neighborhood bistro with great and imaginative food, and a thoughtful, not cookie cutter wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and I enjoyed it immensely again. The service was again excellent and the food was again delicious. The portions are fairly generous. The space is beautiful. It was quite loud and I'm wondering if they could do with an acoustic consultant to see if the acoustics could be improved at all. Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommended.

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LeslieAnn
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and I have a tradition--cassoulet on a Monday to take advantage of the no corkage fee and to have the amazing cassoulet that couldn't be better no matter where it is served. The first bite after penetrating that breadcrumb and duckfat layer is swoon-worthy. Really minor tweak could be to make sure the dish is piping hot--it's worth the wait to cool before consuming. Can't wait till next year.

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CatherineChicago
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Legume was overall good. The appetizers were really creative and well done. Good bar menu. My only issue was that the risotto was very overcooked. Otherwise everything was great.

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Butterjoint is rated 4.6 stars by 2196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.