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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: Monday - Thursday:

    4:00pm - 9:00pm • Dinner Service
    9:00pm - closing • Bar Service

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

    10:30am - 3:00pm • Brunch
    4:00pm - 9:00pm • Dinner Service
    9:00pm - 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, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Love Local - the food is exquisite - great taste, combination of flavours and presentation. The chef has so many subtle, special touches the enhance the food. The scenery is always a bonus to an enjoyable meal with great company. We have celebrated several birthdays and anniversaries at Local making the 20 minute drive from West Kelowna."
    Dined on 10/12/2014
  • "Everything was mediocre. Nothing over-the-top or different. This place is better suited for individuals 40+."
    Dined on 9/27/2014
  • "Tasked with impressing a VIP client, we struggled to find a dining room in Penticton that would meet his expectations. Having previously experienced the cuisine and stunning lake view at 'Local Lounge & Grill' in Summerland, I called owner Christa-Lee Bond and ask if she could help. Within minutes I received a very enthusiastic email assuring me that she would collaborate with Chef Lee Humphries to 'design' a custom menu for our small group of four. Upon arriving we were greeted by our smiling server Tammy and her cheerful personality set the tone for what would be one of our most memorable dining experiences - bar none! Sincere thanks to all - and especially Christa-Lee and Chef for making us look good!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "We have eaten at Local Lounge over 10 times, as we live locally and try to support local business when we can. However, the food and service here is very inconsistent. We have experienced great service and wonderful food, but only on occasion. Other times we experienced being completely ignored after delivery of our meal, including having to walk to the bar to get our bill after empty plates and empty drinks were on our table for 45 minutes. And this was on a slow night. During our most recent experience 3/4 people from our table got delivered Luke warm food while 1 person didn't receive his steak until we all finished our meals (the waitress' error - one of many). We will try again one day in hopes of a good experience again."
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "Great place to have a private or business lunch. Food and wine are fantastic and you can not beat the great service."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great service, view, value and food. The desserts are awesome especially the sticky toffee. Bugs me that they ask you which sauce you want without saying that you don't need to have sauce and that it is extra. Bugs me that you have to pay extra for veggies and I thought 8$ was steep."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Quality of food was not up to par. Salad and ribs were tasteless."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Sitting on the patio overlooking Lake Okanagan as the hills change colour with the setting sun is always great. Good food and good wine make it special."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "If you are looking for a beautiful waterfront dining experience with fantastic food (something to suit everyone including gluten free and vegetarian dishes) at a great price this is the place. Enjoy"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My 2 daughters and I biked from Kelowna to Summerland with my wife and other daughter driving down to meet us for dinner and transport us home. What a treat to end with after a tough but beautiful bike ride. Always reliable great food with an imaginary menu, family-friendly and a gorgeous setting. Staff are always excellent. Service is very timely. It was starting to cool down so the bus boy offered to turn the outside heaters on which was exactly what we needed at the time."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Although our reserved table was not available when we arrived (the joint was packed), we were able to get a table in the lounge for a drink. Service was a bit slow but the staff were very friendly & knowledgable. The wine list is awesome, which features local BC wines within 100 Km of the restaurant. Cool concept! The hostess escorted us to our table when it was ready. She and our waitress went out of their way to ensure we had a special evening! Hubby had the flat iron steak and I had the grilled halibut, which was the special. Steak and fish were cooked beautifully. We both chose the bernaise sauce, which was amazing! Our waitress recommended the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Wow! Overall, lovely evening. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We just happen to come across this restaurant one evening. What a gem. Sat out by the water, had amazing local wine, burger with beets was delish and sticky date pudding was fantastic. The service was terrific as well. We went back the next night again - sat inside because of the rain. Fish tacos were so yummy! We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My steak was way under cooked Baked potato was burned so skin was not edible Broccoli was too strong (old?) Prices too high for stuff you get. Steak and sauce and veggies (all separate order items) nearly 40 bucks"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I went to Local for my anniversary dinner with my wife. We had a fantastic meal and the service was excellent. I booked in advance using open table and left a message saying it was a special occasion. They greeted us and wished up a happy anniversary. We also got a great table with an amazing view. The dinner was excellent. I had the Double stacked gourmet burger and my wife had the catch of the day.(Halibut) We also got a free dessert for being a special occasion. The Cob salad to start was also very unique and tasted great. I would definitely go again and I recommend to go check it out."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Have been to local twice now...both times have been very pleased with the extensive local wine list, as well as the tasty, plentiful food. Good service, lots of helpful, friendly staff. Will continue to come with family and friends, as well as bringing out of town guests!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Waitress was excellent and most dishes were great. My frittata was overcooked. Service was slow. I think the bartender must have been overwhelmed although it wasn't that busy. Took almost fifteen minutes just to get our drinks and then another five before our orders were taken. Second round of drinks wasn't any better but the view made the wait worthwhile."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great hidden location on the waterfront. The food and service was outstanding. It was an amazing place to have lunch and enjoy the outdoors.."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Just off the highway, nestled against the lake, a hidden gem! Fabulous food, spectacular views, excellent staff! We are local, have visited before and took our company from the Coast for dinner, wanting them to experience something special. Very savvy, well travelled folks....they were very impressed, giving it an 'A'! Best halibut they have ever had! And the are from the Coast!! Thanks fir making it memorable for them and allowing us to impress those folks👍"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Another stunning spot in the Okanagan, possibly one of the best patios. Nice view of the lake, very relaxing feeling. Service was very good, smiles on faces all around, service was attentive but not pushy, well orchestrated "group" clearing & serving. A bit more knowledge of the product would push it to 5 stars. Food was very differently presented, some excitingly so, some just missed altogether. 12 inch white plate with 2 inches of scallops around outside looked like something from a cooking school gone wrong. Missed seasoning on scallops & fish in tacos. exciting colors and (could have been) interesting flavors missed without the seasoning. Plate the steak came on was just stupid. Not functional at all. Will be back for drinks, not food."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My husband and I, along with our guest were very disappointed in our dining experience. We would have preferred if the chef created complete entrees with sauces and accompaniments that enhanced the protein rather than require the diner to choose from the same generic sauces and vegetables that were offered with both red meat and seafood alike. My husband's prawn entree was far more suited to be an appetizer, and left him feeling still hungry at the end of the meal. This was definitely not the chef inspired cuisine we had hoped for. We live in Summerland and want to support local business, however, we are not inclined to return to Local anytime soon."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The patio at the Local in (lower) Summerland is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a beautiful Okanagan summer afternoon! The food menu and wine list have just enough variety...better preparation of fewer items is always a good sign and our optimism was not misplaced! The daily special, a tasty flatbread, and a glass of sparkling rose was the perfect light lunch, made even more pleasant by the attentive, friendly service. We look forward to a return visit!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My husband and I came in for Dinner on saturday. We had the most amazing time. The food was great, the view was beautiful, and we couldn't have asked for a better server! Thank you for such a wonderful time! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We chose Local Lounge and Grill based on it's location and awesome view from the restaurant. From the reviews we figured the food would be okay too. The view turned out to be stunning, making for a peaceful dining experience. However the good was so much better then anticipated! We had a starter, mains, and dessert and each course wowed us with it's deliciousness and well thought out taste combos! The wine list was also wonderful as it featured many of the wineries in the Okanagan area and listed how far they were from the restaurant. Everything about out dining experience made it a memorable time! Can't wait to visit Summerland again and eat at this local gem!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "In the summer everyone wants to sit on the patio when the weather is good. Your reservation site should include ability to pick your table outside or else have the ability to talk to someone in person."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Local, has always been good, and just keep getting better and better."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were recommended this place. 17 dollars for two slider burgers?? Come on joeys is better than that!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I live in the area so I have been to the local many times. The but! means you will need deep pockets to dine at the Local. You would think that when you order a nice steak or other meat choice for $25 to $30 you would get something with it. Not the case unless you get the ribs. you will have to pay another $8 for the trio of the day to finish the plate. Well you say I'll just have a nice big Caesar salad for $13. Ok if it was actually big like it should be for that price it might be ok, but it is only the size of a average soup bowl. Definitely not a share size. As for the $16 shrimp order don't bother with that, all you get is five medium shrimp and half of a roasted tomato that leaves you looking at your plate in disbelief. Oh Well."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nice lunch, too cold in the restaurant, almost uncomfortable. Wonderful waitress, unpleasant hostess. Food was very tasty."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
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