Welcome to Legume! We are a family owned and operated restaurant serving Pittsburgh for over twelve years. We aspire to make and serve fine dining food that is as nourishing as it is delicious, as comforting as it is evocative, and as rooted in tradition as it is forward-thinking. Our menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons, the evolving interests of the cooks in the kitchen, and the wants of our regular guests.
The name “Legume” comes from the French word for “vegetable” because it’s the vegetables that really drive the menu. In the spring, we look forward to wild mustard and ramps, followed by rhubarb and asparagus. Summer begins with sour cherries, continues with sweet corn, chanterelles and tomatoes, and ends with peppers and eggplant. In fall, we hold on to summer as long as the weather will allow it, while making room for pears, apples, squash, sunchokes and husk cherries. In the winter, we cook with hearty greens, root vegetables, and the many vegetables preserved the season before.
The majority of the meat we serve at Legume is from Western PA, but not all of it. All meat and poultry served at Legume is antibiotic-free and humanely raised. Meat and poultry are listed with a farm name on the menu when local. You can learn more about our ever-evolving sourcing practices by reading our blog.
Not in a fine dining mood but still want great quality food? The full Legume menu is available next door at our sister bar, Butterjoint, along with a bar menu featuring homemade pierogis and hamburgers. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis in the bar. You can get on the waitlist before you arrive by using the No Wait app. Or if you’re in the neighborhood in the daytime, you can check out our breakfast/lunch cafe, Pie For Breakfast, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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"To provide customers with high quality food and gracious service in a warm, casual atmosphere at a good value that is, as much as we can know, sourced and produced in a way that nourishes the well-being of our community, as well as the lives of our employees, customers, and people we do business with.”