Welcome to Legume! We’ve been serving Pittsburgh for over ten years. We aspire to 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 every day 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. We are not a vegetarian restaurant, but 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 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.
We proudly source 100% of the pork, chicken, lamb and goat we serve from Western PA. We occasionally work with non-local meat and poultry items which aren’t commonly raised in Western PA, including antelope, goose, duck, veal, and pheasant. Most of the beef we use is also from Western PA and we sometimes supplement with hormone-free antibiotic-free that is less local, as indicated on the menu. We receive deliveries of fresh seafood six days a week.
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 fresh-ground hamburgers. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis in the bar. You can get on the wait list before you arrive by using the No Wait app.
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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.”