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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • "We had a nice Valentine's dinner and watched the moonrise over the lake. Lovely!"
    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
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