Local Mission Eatery
Local Mission Eatery

Local Mission Eatery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.localmissioneatery.com/
  • Phone: 4156553422x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 5:30 - 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jake Des Voignes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Local is available for seated private dinners and special events of all sizes.
  • Private Party Contact: Yaron 4156553422x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom
  • Public Transit: 24th St Station Bart, 48, 14, 27, and more.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Local Mission Eatery
Local is, in every way, a product of its place, local in every sense–local farmers and local tastes, local vendors and local artisans, local community and local people. Our often-changing menu presents sophisticated, fresh, and direct cooking of the best of the markets and ranches.
Please see our website for the current menu.

Local serves dinners Tuesday - Sunday evenings. We create our menu from the peak season, California vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish. We pour only natural, Californian wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Local Mission Eatery reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (19)romantic (14)notable wine list (12)good for groups (10)hot spot (9)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Bad service shadows fair food
    gilbert
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was seriously lacking, and some of the food was served cold. Food was fine & fresh. A bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Left a bit underwhelmed
    SFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Was really looking forward to eating here after seeing reviews and enjoying the 'farm fresh' perspective on the website. But we found the menu underwhelming and the choices very limited. None of the entrees looked good so opted for the bread & cheese app (where is the cheese? One little uninspired Brie?), heirloom tomatoes (great dish!) and salad with peaxhes (meh. Not bad but nothing special). Skipped dessert (again, nothing looked inspired) and instead opted for Mission Pie down the street. Service was fantastic and we wanted so much to like the place (space, btw, is very cool) but in the end left a bit underwhelmed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique dining experience
    Cgorham
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My friend and i found the menu to be so intriguing. We started with the heriloom tomato and cucmber salad which was perfectly dressed and delicious. My salmon crudos was top grade salmon that simply melted in my mouth. My firend had the flank steak and barely came up for a breath. The wines were ones we were toally unfamiliar with and Alice our server was wonderful about letting us try a number of them. The desser of brown butter ice cream with fudge sauce was out of this world and we were glad we left room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remarkable
    SFOSteveVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our group of 8 was handled with grace - including a call from the restaurant 2 days prior to our reservation to let us know that large groups are provided with a choice between a 2-course and 3-course "family style" offering. We went for the 3-course and so glad we did. They provided us with tastings - which added up to a sizable meal - of a huge variety of dishes - and all within our food allergy specs too! The food was truly wonderful: inventive without being precious, clearly fresh and totally yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The More the Merrier...
    TrixieEats
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The more people, the more opportunity to try everything on the menu, which you'll want to do as everything was sensational. The sirloin was worth the splurge; the potatoes wowed; the desserts and wines were great bookends to a fun evening. The fun had much to do with the server; he was amusing, knowledgeable and relaxed. We had a wonderful evening & highly recommend A suggestion: Rob Someone called to request I call to reconfirm our reservation but didn't leave the #. C'mon, Rob. Also, Rob promised we'd have a window seat for our party of 4 and b-day celebration, but that didn't happen. Again: C'mon! Food and service, however, did NOT disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite
    MrnSD
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ate at the Local Mission Eatery this weekend and very much enjoyed it. A low-key neighborhood gem! We'll be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a true gem
    panhandlerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Was sort of aware of this place, I live in SF, not in the Mission, manage to hit many SF restaurants people like I can't agree enough with positive reviews of fresh ingredients, well-done interesting dishes and friendly, low-key atmosphere - it treads a nice line between neighborhood and sophisticated. It fits into the tree-lined homey feeling of 24th St, though it's difficult to not see it with other food spots there as an agent of ultimate change to the area. But the important point here is that the experience felt like a complete and honest realization of the owner and chef's thoughtful vision. Food was excellent, verbena pear drink a wonderful discovery, carrots sublime. Service/kitchen was moderately understaffed and making it work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fresh seasonal food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Every time I come to this place the food is fresh and creative. The basil, verbena, and fennel in the herb vinaigrette added a nice touch to the mixed greens this time. The staff is really friendly too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, relaxing environment
    Neoflipside
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is my 3rd visit and had an excellent experience. Interesting, unique flavors. Lovely staff. Relaxing, laid back atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice, food was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Super cute, romantic feel to this place. Good wine selection and the carrots were amazing! Some other things were just okay - the dill potato salad and the chocolate cake were just meh in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service eh . . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food was outstanding, but the service was very slow. Luckily we were not in a rush and enjoying ourselves, but we didn't even order our food until 35 minutes after we sat down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't make our reservation
    trainpassenger
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Unfortunately, we were unable to make our reservation. We had an inconvenience of being delayed in our train due to it crashing into a semi truck. When I contacted Local Mission Eatery to try to move it back an hour, I was rudely told that that was their busiest hour and could not accommodate us. We had traveled a long way to eat at Local Mission Eatery and were very disappointed that we were unable to.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Count on a great meal
    JoyEatsVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I had friends in town so decided to take them to Local Mission Eatery for a taste of classic California. While there, I was reminded how I love the flavor combinations that the kitchen puts together and the wine list is always great. It's small enough that I don't feel overwhelmed and I've never been disappointed. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a nice meal in a beautiful space that isn't over-run.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally Farm to Table Fresh
    funsizesfVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I went with my boyfriend and a couple of friends. First off, the space is very intimate and warm with great lighting. Unfortunately, we couldn't give it 5 stars for ambiance or service because we had to wait 20 minutes for a table (despite our having a reservation) and the place is a bit cramped if you're not seated. After we were eventually seated, we were met with an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly waiter who offered us food and great wine recommendations throughout the night. About the food: very good, very small portions and a bit overpriced for SF. About the wine: most of the wines are atypical / new-world in style and a few of us didn't like them. I'll definitely come back here but only for special occasions due to the prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Unfortunately, the kitchen was so busy with a large party celebrating a birthday party, the rest of us were ignored. We waited 20 minutes for water, and another 15 minutes for the bread. Nearly an hour later, they brought our main dishes, followed by our appetizers.
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  • The food was OUT of this world.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Traveled in from Denver and would travel back again just to eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative flavors
    kshinesaysVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I love how they mix unexpected flavors. The cold snow peas with mint and confit garlic were amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 251 reviews are from the Local Mission Eatery reviews archive.
  • Whacked Wine List
    David
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is a good place to enjoy some well thought out, prepared and presented food. I always look forward to going here for dinner when I am visiting the city. Neighborhood gem with first class food and friendly service would best describe Local Mission Eatery. The wine list is an issue. Their most pricy wine is a selection from the Sierra Foothills offered for a little over $100.00 a bottle. I think Sierra foothills wine provides the best description, you don't want to go there, and you really don't want to drink their wine. The Local Mission Eatery is a place you want to experience....maybe bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic deliciousness
    Shaninvan
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Returned after several years and was not disappointed. The food is delicious. Creative,and well presented, we enjoyed every bite of roasted cauliflower with polenta, steak with wheat berries and reduced strawberry something, grilled asparagus, daily pickles and a salad. Cheese course served with grilled bread was the perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food & friendly service
    shesthecheeseVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We really enjoyed sitting at the chef's counter and watching the chefs prepare our various courses. The food is presented very beautifully and artistically, it's visually very pleasing and the taste is equally impressive. The chef and manager (our server) were both friendly and the manager was very knowledgable about the food and wine list. We felt that we were in very good hands. Dishes that we tried included the celtuce with yogurt and radishes (a new to me vegetable), grilled asparagus with fermented cabbage and burnt lemon, red trout with kohlrabi, grilled bavette wtih wheatberries, and ravioli. My favorites were teh celtuce and the asparagus, but the steak was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find in the Mission
    bjean
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Not a trace of Mission funk in evidence at this Local Mission eatery. Many dishes at this local restaurant sparkle such as the artichoke salad with cara cara oranges and carrots , may sound bland but bot so. Perfectly cooked Loin of lamb on wild rice have you wishing you could come back the very next night for the very same dinner. And the apple funnel cake (croissant) fanciful with it's surrounding sliced apples, whipped cream and suggested strawberry topping. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another perfect occasion at LME
    clubrVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We made a delicious evening from their vegan dishes, served to order by their talented and accommodating chefs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too simple for the price
    Peter
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The food was too bland with not enough tang in the salad, undercooked tortellinis with too heavy a sauce and the steak cooked perfectly was without taste. Wine list looked fabulous so need a more tasty menu to go with it.
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  • good food marred by the service
    rkr727VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    inattentive service made for a less than stellar experience with the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. Very loud.
    lopezharvest
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Fresh, local, creative food. Just what I wanted. Excellent, attentive service. Unfortunately this restaurant subscribes to the current fashion of playing loud music, so everyone has to shout to be heard over the music, and then shout louder to be heard over the shouters. It would make me reconsider going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    ClaireR
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is a review for dinner. It was just ok. Wine was nice. Food was ok. Too way expensive for what you get. I think this place would be better for breakfast or lunch but wouldn't be back for dinner.
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  • Excellent seasonal food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Locally sourced, organic and seasonal. Great quality restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    AredubVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Local Mission continues to set a high bar. Everything we had was delicious. The service was gracious and friendly. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When we first walked in, we
    DanaV
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    When we first walked in, we were a little surprised by the short menu. But everything on the menu was executed beautifully, and it was quite obvious that the menu is kept short so the chefs can focus on quality ingredients. This restaurant locally sources all of their produce and ingredients. The menu is seasonal. Definitely excited to see what the spring brings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine N. California Cuisine
    Gina
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I loved our dining experience at Local Mission Eatery. The waiter was excellent in recommending items from the menu. There were 4 of us and we shared several plates among ourselves which gave each a us the opportunity to experience each dish. The food is fresh and ingredients from local farms close to the Bay Area. The menu featured seasonal produce. The quality and the taste of each dish was excellent. The pasta freshly made. I had been to Local Mission Eatery before for brunch but never for dinner. But after this fabulous dinner meal, I plan to go there for dinner more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forgettable and expensive
    buteoful
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    everything was mediocre at best and a little off at worst. really just not very good. i was disappointed as this was a going away dinner for a friend who's moving to the east coast and wanted one last california meal. we were both let down. only redeeming factor was the proximity to humphrey slocombe for dessert.
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  • Delicious Mission Eatery
    clubrVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A casual atmosphere and vibe carries over to their approachable farm to table fare. From the lamb shanks to cod, pickled veggies and roasted brussle sprouts, our dinner was magnificent. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive. A new local favorite for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All Great
    Joyce
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Wonderful dishes, simple preparations but oh so delicious. Great place for vegetarians as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably better for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My ratings are based on dinner, which I thought was pretty mediocre for a place with such excellent reviews. My guess is that the rave reviews were about brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Service
    thechowbrothers
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    They treated me like a king for my birthday and put my name on the menu. They were so thoughtful and patient in their preparation of the meal, and the food was divine. If you want to experience farm to table at its best - come here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hip and cosy place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    This place was a surprise find for me, very low-key but cosy and hip at the same time. The food is very fresh and tasty and I loved sitting at the bar and watching how the chef actually made my food. What I mostly liked about the place and what seems to be so hard to find in the Bay Area these days: I could actually talk and hear what my companion was saying. And it wasn't like we were the only customers:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovation Without Intimidation
    Epicuria
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Two friends and I sat at the bar just outside the open kitchen after a long day. So glad that we did. We not only had innovative yummy food but also learned a lot about its preparation and how it could be done at home. Even the non-vegetarian loved her meal despite the absence of an emphasis on meat. With informed advice from our waitress, the small but excellent wine list yielded a great bottle at a modest price. The cooks and wait staff were excited that we were appreciative and not at all pretentious despite the top notch food. I certainly will return when I come back to town. (And I rarely repeat restaurants because there are so many good ones to try in SF)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite spot in the Mission
    KathyDeeVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Everything on the menu is creative, well balanced, and delicious without pretension. We love sitting at the counter and watching the chefs cook with care and skill. No tweezers, no foam. The standouts at this most recent visit were the braised swiss chard with toasted almonds, meyer lemon and capriago goat cheese, and the trout with smoked potatoes and spigarello. PERFECT. The restaurant is casual, and the service is timely and attentive without being rushed. The staff are knowledgable and down to earth, cheerful and chatty without being intrusive. The menu changes depending on what is in season, and really centers around the vegetables. A great place for vegetarians. Make sure to order the pickles to start!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh for vegetarians
    sfveg
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Overall, the food was decent, the music and ambiance were nice and the tables not too crowded. Omnivores may enjoy a lovely meal here, but vegetarians will be better fed elsewhere. Vege options tended to lack creativity, flavor, and protein. For some courses—it was a pre fixe menu for New Year's—no vege option was offered (two seafood starters) or there was simply a meat dish minus the meat (leaving only a dry slice of bread with a couple onions). The vege entree (meant to be a hot mushroom stew) was served cold and had to be sent back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The grilled vegetable restaurant
    NedL
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Nice vegetables, but little else good to report. Food fairly boring and expensive, service sloppy. They must have gamed the Zagat ratings, because besides attitude they didn't have much to offer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate