What’s great about the family-run Legume is that everything—from the menu to the dining room—is the result of an active dialogue and thoughtful consensus between the owners, customers, cooks, waiters, farmers, and bartenders. You can feel the sense of community here, especially when the restaurant hosts events like a dacha party or a summer solstice bash. And you know the food is fresh as the menu is ever-changing and posted online every day at 5:00 p.m. Sometimes, that menu includes stinging nettle soup with chive crème fraîche or harissa marinated goat shoulder and Merguez sausage with Carolina gold rice, grilled ramps, and carrots. Open only for dinner, reservations are recommended, especially on weekends.