Great new American cuisine!A very interesting cocktail menu and wine list. Perfectly prepared food. Do not pass up the pickled and cured chef's appetizer plate. The country terrine and fish pâté was phenomenal.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThursday before the operaThis meal was a reminder that fresh ingredients, cooked simply with a few well-chosen seasonings and paired sides, stand up for themselves. All the vegetables in our meal were cooked to perfection - an achievement in the 4-5 veggie succotash that accompanied the bass entree. Fresh lemon juice permeated the spinach & bok choy side without being overwhelming. The house-made sausage in the Porkopolis entree was well-paired with a creamy wheat berry ragout. From the warm cornbread muffins to the fresh cookies that came with our freshly pressed coffee, our meal was delicious and satisfying; no need for overpowering or competing flavors nor excess richness.
Service was warm, polite, and prompt while not over-friendly, stuffy, or hovering.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed every deliciousWe enjoyed every delicious bite from roasted beets, wheat berry salad, duck, fish and vegan entrées to dessert. Quality food superbly prepared. The chef was happy to accommodate a vegan palate.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood yes, wine selection noEverything about Local 127 would bring me back except the wine list. While there were a few so-so selections in the $30-40 range, most were considerably more. I've purchased too many very good bottles retail in the $10-20 range to pay $60+ for a decent bottle at a restaurant.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious DinnerI ate several years ago at Local 127 and thought the food was ok. Since they moved, I tried it again and it was excellent. The beet salad was delicious and the Goat Meatballs were excellent. The waiter made several suggestions and they proved to be good selections. I would come back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch was great--it was myLunch was great--it was my first time there. I like the restaurant concept and will return as much as I can!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery NiceSouth of 5th St. has been sleepy for some time now. You should take advantage of this and go to Local 127.
The food was nicely creative while not requiring a culinary dictionary. Well prepared, full of rich savory tastes made the dishes we ordered not just enjoyable, but a part of our conversation.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant week hitGreat dinner. We were there for Cincy Restaurant Week and had a great evening. Things are a bit noisy but not so much as to restrict conversation. Pleasantly decorated space was full and vibrant. Each of the three courses we had was something interesting and oh so tasty! Had "porkopolis" medley of pork dishes. Sausage was wonderful.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I went for restaurantMy family and I went for restaurant week and had a lovely time. The food was delightful and the cocktails were amazing! The service was a bit slow, but quite friendly and we certainly never felt rushed.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMostly good at Local this timeWe went for Restaurant Week (RW) but were dismayed to find they've changed it here this year, and now everyone at the table had to order the RW menu, or nobody could. That was disappointing and as one at our table said, the policy was instituted for THEIR convenience and not for the customers'. It also was quite noisy and hard to hear each other. All that said, food & drinks were great. The "Liberal LIberal" cocktail is a solid favorite, and I enjoyed the scallops entree. We liked our server a lot, even though our first drink order took longer than it should have to deliver. I love Steve Geddes's cooking and will return when the opportunity arises.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be backI forgot my tkts to the Lyle Lovett concert so I had to dash home as the wine arrived, and missed my 1/2 of the dinner. My wife stayed and enjoyed the rest of a very nice Italian white from Puglia and a great beet salad. She ordered the lamb meatballs and would not recommend that particular entree .... but the server (Stephen) noted her full plate and offered a change or a comp. Time forced her to take the comp, which was very thoughtful of the staff. When she raced out to meet me for the concert, they even gave her a little care package for me since I had missed dinner. We will definitely come again, when there's more time to enjoy.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!This was our second time here and the food was fabulous just like the first time. The kitchen seemed a little backed up for the amount of people that were there but that didn't spoil the meal. It was served hot. The variety of food here is amazing and it has it's own uniqueness. Very nice to know that a lot of local suppliers and businesses are used. The cornbread...WOW. You are doing yourself a disservice if you do not try the Chef's sampler! The wine list....pricey....but great selections....I think they could benefit from more moderately priced vintages. We will be back!!!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently wonderfulI love the concept behind Local 127 and am even more impressed with the consistently wonderful food and service. It's one of my favorite lunch spots.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting food, unusualInteresting food, unusual preparations that aren't so inaccessable that they can't be enjoyed. Very tasty. And I love that much of the menu is locally sourced. I had the sea bass (um, maybe that *wasn't* locally sourced), which was exceptional. I also tried the beet appetizer, which was tasty. I'm not a big fan of the trend of putting tables close to each other; we were seated in a row that were kind of close - if you want a romantic dinner, ask for one of the tables that are separated from others.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is fantastic andThe food is fantastic and perfectly prepared. I asked for a recommendation for dinner since all of the larger plates have meat or seafood and I don't eat meat, and the chef prepared a vegetarian dinner for me instead. It seems the chef does it a lot, so be sure to ask! We highly recommend the potato small plate and the roasted beet and goat cheese small plate, both were amazing.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food at a reasonableVery good food at a reasonable price. Meatloaf was excellent, and the beer menu was as well for a small restaurant. Our server was quite distant to the point of being unfriendly, which did detract from the evening.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was perfect. Fresh,farmFood was perfect. Fresh,farm to table as it"s meant to be. Lamb special was cooked to med rare perfection & loved the texture of sunchokes. Porkopolis was mouthwatering baby ribs, pork belly, tenderloin a wow. Diver scallops were tender, loved the crunh of almonds--so unique. Striped bass was delicately delicious. AND all agreed WHITE ONION soup was sublime. (RECIPE Please??)
Wines by the glasses were unique and perfect pairings. Hope to find the Spanish White again.
Servers knowledgabla & helpful but drinks were very slow coming--to the point my hubby went to the bar twice to get them.
This was foodie heaven. Thanks!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreen greensThis was the most eclectic restaurant we encountered in Cincinnati. As the name implies they buy fresh locally whenever possible and use sustainable ingredients. Their wine list relects this policy as well. Their roasted beet salad was recommended and enjoyed s well as a nice greens salad. The lamb meatballs were amazing, spicy with a hint of heat. The chicken two ways and duck breast was also very good. They offer some nice sides as well; we tried the butternut sqash in brown butter with a drizzle of maple syrup and the sunchokes. Our desserts were cheese cake and a really great cheese plate. Our server was very nice and passionate about the restaurant. This was the best meal we had in Cincinnati. Right next to the Westin or Hilton.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find ... lunch was excellentGreat find ... lunch was excellent and the price was very fair given the quality. Service was very good. For a business lunch the setting is perfect.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitly Would Dine Again!Food and presentation of were great, amosphere was very fun and lively, so nice to see a downtown restaurant do well on a saturday night that is not a major market (ie Chicago, NY, etc). Loved the idea of locally owned with local ingreds! The only thing that was odd....for a Saturday night the bar ran out of a popular name brand of vodka and olives for martinis. We understood when they were out of food items on the menu, that is a chance you take when using all local and all natural ingreds. But for a bar to run out of staples on a Saturday night and it wasn't even 9pm...thats a problem.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Food was great (but a little sparse for my taste and for the price). It did seem to take quite awhile to get our food, so I would not receommend if in a hurry.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experienceWe had a great experience and the food was outstanding. The only drawback was that it was slightly overpriced.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to 127 for EasterWe went to 127 for Easter Brunch because we liked the menu. It was unique, tasty and the portion sizes were good for a fixed price meal--though the cheese tray was a bit skimpier. The wait person was just attentive enough and just friendly enough without being intrusive. All sorts of people were there from older folks like us to well behaved children. And they make a mean bloody mary :)3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy meal was well prepared.My meal was well prepared. the potato soup first course was amazing. Staff was very attentive. Great experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always - fabulous. StillAs always - fabulous. Still my favorite in Cinci! It can get a bit noisy and the tables are a bit awkward, but no place can be perfect. While I would not describe the bar as vibrant, some of the best cocktails in the city. Especially whiskey, bourbon, or brandy based drinks.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were awesome!Food and service were awesome! Beer selections were unique and delicious... some delicious Belgian beers and one from the Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor! Server was most attentive to our time restraints for show at Aronoff. Wonderful experience! Looking forward to returning!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the splurge!My partner and I went to Local 127 to celebrate my birthday. Staff members were helpful and friendly, and the food was very tasty! Locally sourced, in-season food really does taste better. Price-wise, it was a bit of a splurge, but it is a lovely spot for an occasion to remember!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was inovative andThe food was inovative and delicious, the service was great. The menu is pretty limited though, and there was a large emphasis on high-fat selections: lots and lots of smoked sausage, pork, etc. - Delicious, but there were few "low-calorie" options,3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey Had Us at the CornbreadWe had heard good things and were not disappointed. Service was friendly and helpful. The food was creative and delicious. And then there were those little cornbread muffins.... We really enjoyed our experience and will be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were in a rush and theywe were in a rush and they got us in and out fast.
great service3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM