Local Chop & Grill House
A 30th Anniversary CelebrationWe send our parents here for their 30th and the staff went WAY out of their way to make a very special night for them!! Wonderful place to go in Harrisonburg, and I will be taking my wife here for our anniversary in 3 days!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband had the shrimpMy husband had the shrimp and grits. Outstanding! Had fresh sautéed spinach on top which was a refreshing touch. I will have this next time I go for Brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant diningThis repurposed building is pleasing and has a more urban vibe than most Harrisonburg restaurants. Our server was excellent- which to me means that he/she is knowledgeable about the food and its preparation, can make good recommendations and is attentive without being intrusive.
Our meals were visually pleasing - we both opted for the pork chop which was cooked according to our order. However, even though it was a large chop, I'm still not convinced it was worthy of a $24 price. We both ordered asparagus and it was perfectly cooked. My brother said the Mac 'n cheese was good but not great. I ordered the risotto and I wod have liked just a little more of it to accompany the pork.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the long driveWe drove over from Madison, to take our son to dinner in honor of his graduation from JMU. The food was amazing -- our steaks were delicious, and cooked to perfection. Our server was prompt and courteous, and the Dining Room was very comfortable and quiet. Very enjoyable evening out!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Dining ExperienceLocal Chop & Grill exceeded our expectations for a special dining experience. The Pear Salad was incredibly delicious. Our entrees were prepared to perfection. Special preparation to accommodate dietary restrictions or requests was offered. Our waitress was very informative about the menu and helped with pairings and suggested excellent combinations. We have just returned from a vacation in Scottsdale, Arizona and agree that this meal surpassed even our favorite vacation restaurants. The wine was wonderful and the Margarita was crisp, clear, and delicious. It was the perfect choice for our special dining experience.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTop 2 restaurant in HarrisonburgFull disclosure -- I think this negatively biased our experience: Our table was by the kitchen entrance, thus had a constant flow of wait-staff traffic breezing the table.
-- Great building -- airy, brick, well-kept
-- Pleasant, friendly, non-intrusive wait-staff
-- Relatively few tables for floor space: diners not crammed in shoulder-to-shoulder
-- Excellent food and experience. . .for Harrisonburg
-- Made reservation 1 week in advance; day of dinner the confirming reservationist "wasn't sure" they could accomodate our request for a table "off to the side" because they had a "lot of reservations" that night. (???)
-- Valet slipped up returning our car4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect...Everything was perfect... the food, service, atmosphere, everything. Great meal!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a ball. We were inWe had a ball. We were in for my daughter's 20th birthday, and you made it very memorable. Food was excellent, very tasty and well-presented. Service was perfect. I appreciated the offer to have a cake baked for her, and she loved it. We will be back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinnerWe had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my son's birthday. Each person in our group of six enjoyed their meal. We will definately come back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we love eating at TheWhile we love eating at The Local, as the locals call it, it was horribly noisy that night with 2 or 3 large parties. One man used his cell phone to answer calls right behind our table. RUDE!!!Need to ask people who use their cell phones away from their table but close to another to not to do so. Annoying!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and atmosphere.Great food, service and atmosphere. Would highly recomment4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME.We live in the DC area and were at JMU for the weekend with our daughter for a pre-enrollment visit. It was one of the best meals we've had in years....great cocktails at the bar, excellent wine recommendation at the table, food recommendations and preparation also great and the server, Devin, was very, very good. We will definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here twice nowWe have been here twice now on our trips to Harrisonburg and both times have been fantastic. The service was much better on our second trip though which made the experience even more fantastic!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant that I haveBest restaurant that I have dined at in Harrisonburg over the last few years with kids at JMU....We will definitely be back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst trip to LC&G... hadfirst trip to LC&G... had a great time--- will definitely return.. truly a local, quality food experience.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing local food and equallyAmazing local food and equally great service. Staff was very knowledgable and helpful. Everytime we dine there is better than the last.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMJust an amazing place to spendJust an amazing place to spend a romantic evening and enjoy incredible food.
Excellent service, food and ambiance. One of our favorite places to go!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of steaks.Great selection of steaks. High quality ingredients from local producers. We will definitely be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat really made the eveningWhat really made the evening for us was the way the chef accommodated my husband's gluten and dairy intolerance. The whole team was so knowledgeable and so accommodating.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in town visiting andWe were in town visiting and found this place and it was absolutely amazing! The menu allowed you to cater to your wants and needs and the service was absolutely incredible. The service staff was present but not intrusive and our server was Brad and he was excellent! Will definitely come back the next time we are in town.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Birthday DinnerWe were visiting Monticello but could not get 2 nights in Charlottesville so we stayed in Harrisonburg and my finance found this place, read the reviews and we decided it would be great for her birthday dinner! We were very happy to eat here and will again when we come back to the area. Reminded us of Woodbury Kitchen in Baltimore4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for Easter brunch.We went here for Easter brunch. The menu had a excellent mix of food choices. Everything was delicious and hot when served. We sat on the second floor, which is beautifully decorated. Attentive service, too. Would definitely go there again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to the Chop HouseWe have been to the Chop House twice. First time it was with 4 people second time with with 14 people. We found the first time the food this world. the second time however (with the 14 people) we found the food was really good but not as great as the first time. We think it may have been the number of people we had. Food was still really good just jit as good as our first experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here twice andWe have been here twice and both times have been a wonderful dining experience. We will be back on our next visit!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat steakhouse in little townWe were not expecting much since its in Harrisonburg, not exactly a place you would expect to find a great restaurant. We were proven wrong. Greeted promptly, seated and waiter showed up right after we got situated, since it was winter the whole coat, scarves, gloves etc. He explained the restaurant philosophy , locally grown and sustainable. We ordered the filet and it was excellent. Tender juicy and cooked the way we ordered it. Wife and daughter had medium, I went for medium rare and each steak done properly. Handmade cocktails featuring Virginia bourbons were a hit.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMost amazing meal! The combinationMost amazing meal! The combination of flavors was superb. Highly recommend the blue cheese polenta, and those roasted brussel sprouts were so delicious. Our server was attentive and very knowledgable about the local offerings.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy the LocalWe always enjoy the Local Chop & Grill House. The food is great. The service is efficient and friendly. Never disappoints3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM