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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
  • Email: reserve@thelocalgroup.ca
  • Phone: (250) 494-8855 x209
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday:

    5:00pm - 9:00pm • Dinner Service
    9:00pm - closing • Bar Service Only

    Saturday - Sunday:

    10:00am - 3:30pm • Brunch
    4:00pm - 9:00pm • Dinner Service
    9:00pm - closing • Late Night Dinner Menu

    (Please note we are closed for all statutory holidays with the exception of Canada Day 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We all really enjoyed our meals. I had the duck confit benny...I loved it, an hour later I was still saying how much I enjoyed my meal. The atmosphere was really nice not too loud a music which is very important to my mother who was part of our party. The lake view was beautiful from the patio and how they had booths situated in the interior. Most definitely would come here again...in fact as I type this I am craving it again."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "My partner's and my first date was at Local's bar. We had appetizers and a nice glass of red before going to Light Up. It's always been a memorable spot for us and we have been back a few times since. We plan on going again."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "We recently discovered this area of Summerland, and what a gem it is. We enjoyed our lunch at The Local tremendously, the ambience is lovely, the food was good and I had one of the Naramata Nut Brown beers, it was delicious. Inge Nielsen"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Love the rib appetizers, only wish they were open for lunch, we miss boating to restaurant for lunch."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "The restaurant was right by the hotel my boyfriend and I were staying at. We were only there for two nights, It was on our list to choose from, along with other restaurants with good reviews, but so glad we went with Local. Our server was excellent and knew what she was talking about. Food had good flavours and presentation. Made our whole trip just that much better."
    Dined on 4/15/2013
  • "Local has succeeded to impress me yet again. Taste, presentation and atmosphere, excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and available. I wish I lived closer."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "We were looking for a fine dinning restaurant we hadn't tried yet. Someone recommended the Local so we tried it. The restaurant was really nice. We sat on the patio. Great view! Service staff was very friendly. We ordered a lot of food. Sampled a lot of items. The appetizers were pretty much the best part of the meal. We sampled 4 different ones, they were all good. Unfortunately I wasn't all that impressed with my main course. I had the lamb and found it tough and chewy. My husband had a pasta which was average. Friends had the duck and said it was fabulous. We shared 5 different sides which were all good. Dessert was a bit dissappointing we weren't wowed! Not sure if we'd go running back right away, maybe eventually."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Although the quality of what is offered is good, the value for money of this restaurant is a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Nice view for dining. Limited food menu but great wine list and the food is good."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "The view & the service...excellent ..! The ladies split eggplant pasta...just great..! Both men had pork riblet appy's with ceaser salad .. the RIBS were so over cooked, you could only chew the bit closest to the bone...! (leaving a pile of shoe leather & bone on the plate..) Salad was really fresh ... This is the 6 th meal we have eaten at "LOCAL" in the past 2 years. I always have the Burger...it's fantastic. This time I took a chance...it wasn't a good choice.. Meal & drinks was $148.00 plus a $ 30.00 tip...for 4 people...alittle to much for Summerland...? What happened to Turkey & cranberry on a bun..?"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Very pleasant Saturday evening leisurely dinner!! Wonderful food presentation! Good size servings!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Very sad to see some favorites dropped from menu...food was very very spicy and meats were tough, prices too high for quality"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I stopped in at the Local while out on a wine tour. It suited the day nicely as there were all VQA wines on the wine list. The food was delicious and the waitress was very nice."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "We ventured back to local to enjoy the incredible culinary creations from the new chef. We were not disappointed. The crispy pork belly and spare ribs were fantastic. If you are looking for a dinner experience for any occasion, this is it! We will see you again soon."
    Dined on 8/1/2013