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Local Restaurant

East Dallas
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2936 Elm St Ste A, Dallas, TX 75226-3359 (Hall Street)
+1 214-752-7500
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Local for a celebratory dinner two days ago and had an amazing time. The food was wonderful from the amuse bouche broccolini soup ( my boyfriend wanted a bowl of it) to the decadent chocolate soufflé. We had dinner in the dining room and moved into the small bar for dessert and more wine and both sides... More 

Thank kristianna419
Dallas, United States
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went to Local for Valentine's day - not usually a day I like to go out. Many restaurants offer rushed service, perfunctory holiday touches, and irritable waiters. Not so at Local. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and were delighted with the entire experience. The food was excellent. It was a generous sampling across the entire spectrum of dishes... More 

Thank Joan C
Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have the good fortune to eat in great restaurants everywhere -- New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc. And Local has always stood out as one of the few places I could rely on in Dallas to deliver a sophisticated evening without the silly little small-town nuances that so many other Dallas restaurants present. No longer. First off, the cuisine... More 

Thank Jeff H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My second visit to Local, now among my favorite restaurants in the USA. We were greeted by the Chef, a treat, and enjoyed the quiet and serene ambiance of this well designed restaurant. The ambiance is exceeded only by the food and professional staff. Local offers ala-carte and a seven course option. We combined these at our table of four... More 

Thank James K
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Outstanding food and a marvelous value for a 7 course tasting menu at $70 and accompanying wines for only $30. All three in my group were thoroughly impressed with the food, ambiance and service. Hihgly recommended if you are in Dallas.

Thank stemcell
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited Local during restaurant week on the recommendation of a friend. We had a reservation for 6 adults but were not seated for 30 mins after our reservation even though we had all arrived on time. Our server was not helpful with menu items nor flexible with food allergies, it really felt like she was annoyed that we were... More 

Thank always_cate
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had the tasting menu. Dishes were good ranging from salmon to beef prime rib. All were well prepared and presented. Salmon is easily an abused menu item, but they did it well with a pea and Fava bean puree. I was very satisfied. The soft shell crab was good. The wine pairings were good. We stayed in the bar... More 

Thank jonathan m
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I can not begin to say enough good things about this place! My wife and visited Local with another couple after hearing great reviews from friends. The place is small and easy to miss, but once inside you feel like you are in another world. The ambiance and food were fantastic. Excellent wait staff and very nice wine selection. We... More 

Thank GibbonsFamily16
Dallas, Texas
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158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable dinner. Good lighting so I could see the menu! We started with a shared frissee salad. This was preceded with a tomato soup amuse bouche. Between the 4 of us we had 2 sea bass entrees (texture was wonderfully light and buttery), the pork ossobucco, and the steak special. Every morsel polished off. Grapefruit sorbet was so tasty,... More 

Thank Jerri G
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

There were four in our party, so we had a variety of food. We started with the fried green beans and lobster cake to share. These are my favorite menu items. The salad was very tasty and presented well. The chef shared a spoon of her favorite soup for the evening, celery root, incredible flavor. The hamburger and salmon entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2936 Elm St Ste A, Dallas, TX 75226-3359
    (Hall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > East Dallas
  • Neighbourhood: East Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-752-7500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?