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Local Lounge & Grille - Summerland
Local Lounge & Grille - Summerland

Local Lounge & Grille - Summerland Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelocalgroup.ca
  • Phone: (250) 494-8855 x209
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday:

    10:30am - 3:00pm • Brunch
    5:00pm - 9:00pm • Dinner Service
    9:00pm - closing • Bar Service

    Friday - Saturday:

    10:30am - 3:00pm • Brunch
    5:00pm - 10:00pm • Dinner Service
    10:00pm - closing • Bar Service

    (Please note we are closed for all statutory holidays with the exception of Victoria, Canada, and BC Day)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Mr. Lee Humphries
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: On site and off site Catering is available. Please contact our Catering/Event Specialist.
  • Entertainment: Local Lounge is our 19 years of age and older bar area. This area has four HDTV LED Televisions which display popular network feeds such as: Food Network Canada, Golf Channel, TSN and CBC Sporting Events.

    One television is totally dedicated to displaying beautiful "local" photos of the Okanagan Valley and area.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: There is no public bus service in Summerland. Taxi service is available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We feature a large Private Parking Lot for Restaurant Guests only. We do our best to ensure that there is always space available.



    Please note: Overnight Guests from the adjacent Summerland Waterfront Hotel will on occasion park in our parking lot. If this happens please notify us so that we may rectify the situation.
A word from Local Lounge & Grille - Summerland
Local Lounge • Grille is a multifaceted food and wine restaurant concept that merges casual sophistication with an upbeat urban style, in a relaxed rural waterfront setting.

We feature an expansive 100+ bottle local British Columbia VQA wine selection coupled with a menu that blends classic styles with seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients. The atmosphere is often described as an urban retreat with amazing views of the water and natural elements.

Local Lounge • Grille has a Gemini personality. One side of the building features an Adult only Lounge with an upbeat Urban beat and the other side is our family friendly Grille which also connects to our Waterfront Patio. Both rooms feature the same award winning cuisine and exciting beverages.

A la carte reservations are available for parties of 6 or less, for parties of 7 or more please contact our reservation specialist.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was very pleased to learn that Local had reopened for lunch. Three of us had an excellent meal on Friday June 11th, and once again we were extremely pleased with our fare. I enjoyed the lamb rigatoni, although the big slab of bread ("rustic garlic baguette") on the side seemed like carb overload. My friends were both complementary about their prawn and goat cheese frittata and the ground chuck steak burger. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The translucent cover over the pergola has done a lot to cut out the excessive heat on the patio. This is a beautiful setting and we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ribs were excellent. Crunchy fish tacos, were deep fried fish. Tasty but very fatty. Service was outstanding. Great view of the lake. Right on the water."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Been to Local a few times when staying at the resort. Glad we tried again after a bad (server) experience. Maybe just a bad day. Good food. Great views. BC wine list. "
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Not a very big menu but the food is great. Not a what you would call a romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Our first visit to the Okanagan area so we asked our waiter to recommend wines to go with our meal and he did an excellent job. We both started with their signature soup which was fabulous. We each had a different 3 oz. glass of white wine to pair with the soup and it was fun to compare the matchings. I had the Wellington short ribs, billed as a starter, but substantial enough for a main. Very good and tasty with a lovely 3 oz. glass of red to compliment. My husband had the catch of the day, grilled salmon, with three sides plus a different white wine. He found the salmon overcooked but still tasty and cleaned up on the side dishes. The restaurant was full at 7:00 so make a reservation."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We make our way up from kelowna, and Local never disappoints. Amazing food, a great wine list and always topped off with a great server. One of our favorite places to eat in the valley. If it's a romantic dinner or out with a group of friends Local always blows us away. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We are new to the area and experiencing new restaurants. This one we will surely be back to. Great atmosphere, food and service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Situated seperate but beside the Summerland Waterfront Resort, this gem of a restaurant should be packed every night. We were surprised that it wasn't. Early season..yes.........but with the crowds that mediocre chain restaurants get,it always surprises me how so many people stay with the known rather than try the unknown and be wonderfully surprised. We went two nights in a row and were not disappointed in anything.The chef has imagination(perfectly seared scallops on thin meatlof medallions) and a brave hand in seasonings(best burger sliders any of us had ever had)Service matched the food............wonderful......friendly,thoughtful and efficient."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this restaurant, the food was great and the wine even better. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had a girls dinner for 4 at the Local and enjoyed the food, service and ambiance greatly. We would highly recommend this restaurant. Service was fantastic. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The Local contributed to one of the highlights of my long weekend. Amazing food. Fantastic service. The view was spectacular. I keep coming back for more."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nice lunch, too cold in the restaurant, almost uncomfortable. Wonderful waitress, unpleasant hostess. Food was very tasty."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The Chefs choice seemed a little pricey so we went with eggs benny - which was definitely worth $14. I would have liked to see more breakfast-type choices for a brunch. Maybe a selection of omelettes or a fritatta."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Interesting takes on comfort foods - sophisticated AND fun! The cherry-glazed ribs were delicious and the pairing with sweet potato wedges and colorful coleslaw sublime - gave refreshing new meaning to "finer-licking good"! Service friendly and informative - view of the lake can't be beat. Love local foods and local wines against the backdrop of Okanagan Lake!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Having eaten at Local each time we are in Summerland, we were told that they had updated their menu since the last time we were there. That said, my wife and I went for dinner on a Friday night. I started off with the creamy and delicious White onion and pinot gris soup. For the entree, my wife had the seared Ahi Tuna and I had the Cornish Game hen. We both chose the chimichurri sauce, which was excellent with both dishes. Both the tuna and the Game hen were cooked perfectly and were just the right size portions. That left us room and we shared the chocolate pannacotta for desert which was excellent. The restaurant was quiet and we could hold a conversation easily. All in all, it was an excellent meal that left both of us very satisfied."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Bad service. Good food. Served older vintages of wine."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Local is anything but...a superb wine list, knowledgeable staff, excellent food and a cosmopolitan ambience. Don't waste you time reading this review, get to the place and enjoy a wonderful culinary experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "You walk in to an amazing, unobstructed, full window view of Okanagan Lake from almost everywhere in the restaurant. We sat in the upper lounge and enjoyed the sunset and then the moon shining off the water. The food was fantastic from start to finish. We had the bacon wrapped meatloaf and short rib Wellington and none of us could believe how flavorful they were. The entrees were of the same quality and presentation. When dinner arrived, it was delivered by five servers, including the chef so that everything arrived hot and at the same time. I think that everyone at the table said that they could not remember a more amazing setting or the last time that they had food that good. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We are so happy to have Local open again for weekend brunch. The new chef, Lee Humphries, has launch a new menu which is very inventive and awesome. You must try the stacked burgers, delicious!!! Can't wait to go for dinner. Cheers"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "we went to the local for our valentines day dinner. we got a great table and a friendly waiter that explained the menu which was a little confusing but turned out to be a great idea. The food was plenty, well seasoned and fair priced. If there was one thing missing, there was nothing in the restaurant indicating that it was Valentine day. A little decoration would have been nice. But all together it was a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a nice Valentine's dinner and watched the moonrise over the lake. Lovely!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I came to Local with another couple for late dinner on valentine's day. The background music was awesome, the service was perfect, and the food...well to say it was incredible would be an understatement."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were really impressed with Local on Valentines Day. The food was amazing and our server was really great. It made our date night very special. We were really happy with the variety of dinner choices on the menu and the atmosphere in the lounge. We will definitely come back :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Local Lounge & Grill--for a graduation celebration for our son and his girlfriend. We had wonderful service from Genevieve and an awesome dinner. We chose the Prix Fixe 3 course menu and it was delicious. There were great felafel in red pepper aioli,shrimp and crispy fried Kale for the appetizer, a prime rib pot pie and a great chocolate dessert. We also ordered the side add-ons with garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli almondine and a great Kale dish w/ bacon. We would go back in a minute and can't wait till the patio is open this summer. Great and extensive wine list--more like a wine novel!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Had the $20 hamburger and it was a sloopy mess. Awful!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We made a last minute decision to enjoy New Year's Eve dinner at Local. We were surprised to even get a reservation on such sorry notice and when we arrived the restaurant was full but certainly not crowded. The ambiance was perfect and we never felt rushed like you sometimes do on a busy night. The server was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. All in alk it was a great experience"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had yet another amazing experience at Local Grille with family and friends (party of 7). The ambience and service was fantastic as usual...very friendly and warm. They absolutely spoiled us! My husband and I had the burgers which were cooked to perfection. The chicken and veggie kids dish is a big hit with my girls. Their friends had happy bellies with their simple yet savoury pizza."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Out waitress was awesome! Just want to say that right from the start. Our food however was only OK at best. There were four of us for dinner and appies, and every dish we had was so salty we couldnt eat some of it. This is not a cheap diner, so we expected better from this establishment. If it wasnt for the waitress, I doubt we would ever come back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Overall a great experience, just a little dark and the dessert menu wasnt the best selection..."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I experienced Local lounge and grill for the first time and we really enjoyed the environment and trendy atmosphere. It is a hidden gem in the heart of the Okanagan, the food was fresh and local and the service was exceptional, we finished off dinner with a delicious dessert complimentary of the restaurant for our birthday dinner. I would highly recommend this spot for a girls night out or a romantic date night. Not so much a family dinning spot."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We booked this restaurant as it was next door to our hotel and it was wonderful. Very cozy with a great view of the lake. The food and wine list was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The chef hit a home run with our meals, if somebody wants to impress I say go to the Local, the waitress was perfectly timed and when asked questions she was prepared with an answer. My girlfriend felt like a princess in your establishment and that was important to me. The anviance of the fireplace next to us set the stage for the perfect evening. Thank you again for a memorable experience and will definately be back. Mike."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We are locals and this restaurant is one of our regular stops. We are delighted with the creativity of the new menu and had a hard time deciding among the intriguing new options. Looking forward to continuing the fun!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Amazing food. Great staff. Highly accommodating. This is my new favorite restaurant in the okanagan."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "we tried this restaurant and were very pleased it was our 28th anniversary the food was great !!!! coming back soon spectacular view"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We went to the Local Lounge & Grille for my boyfriend's 30th birthday with another couple. First, we were seated in the restaurant section, and there was a group near by with a couple of kids (not a problem, but as two couples without kids, we certainly prefer not to hear them when we're our for a fine meal.). We asked to be moved to the lounge section, which is completely separate. Once seated in the lounge, it was quiet, the ambiance was more romantic, we had excellent service (thanks Kinry!), yummy cocktails, very nice selection of wine, and rich, flavorful food. Thank you for a wonderful celebration dinner!"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "The ribeye feature and the burger were good enough but way overpriced. Be careful that you don't price yourself out of the Local market. The service was very good, the ambience so so, but that space is very "barn" like and always has been, maybe not much you can do but I think you could do more to "bring the ceiling down""
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "We came to celebrate my brothers birthday...a small party of 5....and managed to score the upper patio, which we had all to ourselves. It was perfect. We loved the selection of local wines...and the food was just fantastic. As full as we were after the duck and the ribs, we HAD to try those amazing deserts! Can't say enough about the service. 'Twas a beautiful evening under the stars...with the beautiful view. This was our second visit in two weeks....a place to remember ...and come back to."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "We loved the view and ambiance of the restaurant but were disappointed in the food. We found that the liberal use of salt by the chef had spoiled the flavours of the dishes and the meat, chicken and lamb, had been cooked too quickly and had been somewhat tough. I found the smoked salmon appetizer had a bitter taste from the wild greens although the asparagus spears added a lovely touch. The desserts were very interesting. The "lemon meringue pie" was very good and interesting. I loved the plum and star anise ice cream/sorbet. It was very good and had a very interesting flavour. The wine list offered a great local selection which I thoroughly enjoyed. My son and I wished the dining had been a better experience but do think that it was fun."
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "Everything was excellent however the table next to us had very small children that were allowed to run throughout the entire restaurant and completely ruined what could have been a fabulous dining experience."
    Dined on 9/7/2013