Local Mission Eatery
Local Mission Eatery

Local Mission Eatery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.localmissioneatery.com/
  • Phone: (415) 655-3422
  • 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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Local Mission Eatery reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (15)good for groups (10)romantic (10)notable wine list (8)hot spot (7)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Wonderful meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a great meal at Local Mission. We ordered everything to share, and it was a great assortment of seasonal dishes. We started with the pumpkin soup and fresh bread with Mount Tam cheese and an apple preserve spread, which was all great. Then we had the beets and ricotta with snap peas and mint, as well as the risotto. The risotto was so creamy and had really interesting textures, with butternut squash, mushrooms, and pomegranate seeds for a little kick! To top it off, dessert was excellent. The funnel cake with caramel apples was perfection, and accompanied perfectly by cinnamon ice cream with a cookie crumble. I'd love to come back regularly to see what's on their changing menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth a return visit
    fit4food
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is imaginative and delicious, the service very good. My food could have been hotter upon arrival and my dining partner's entree took too long to arrive. Over all, a delicious, fun evening, I look forward to eating here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for a date!
    OllyW
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've eaten at Local Mission Eatery several times, mostly with close friends, however, I took a date there last week. He was quite impressed which reflected well on me *smile* The service was outstanding! The waiter was attentive and offered insightful menu recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the Food
    Sethland
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    As the name implies, the food is a source of pride for the restaurant and is a place that upholds a good standard for Californian cuisine at a reasonable price. Pro tip: for dessert, try anything that comes from Knead, the bakery co-located with Local Mission Eatery. I had the brioche funnel cake. Absolutely delicious and memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time here-still outstanding
    MrnSDVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem, with excellent food and quick and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Loved the ambiance - fun but not crazy loud like so many newer restaurants. All parties who ordered vegetable based dishes loved (loved, loved) them, the half (3) who ordered fish or meat didn't love their main courses and didn't even finish them. Bread is truly amazing there. Our waiter was a bit stoic but helpful. A server who handled our bill seemed to be in an awful mood and dumped the check and later the credit cards and pens with a clatter and what could be interpreted as a glare. We would all go back and try it again and hope the employees are in a better mood.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very short list but I would be happy with any bottle on the list. Great choices by the glass too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing salads
    AlwaysEatOut
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Really enjoyed the salads. Hostess could have been more in tune and willing to look at good seating options as the restaurant was wide open, but seemed set on only 1 or 2 options when many more were available. Note: Single folks or couples unlikely to want to sit with a noisy family with out-of-control kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mission Best List
    Bernalman
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Love this place. Been going for a while and always a pleasure. The food and staff are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you like food then this is the place to eat! I am a chef and really appreciate attention to detail without the feeling of pretentiousness and they hit the nail on the head here. We started with a platter that had the best bread, duck, chicken liver and lard (everything our guests said they would never have - they ate every last drop and were stunned at how great it was!)...it was spectacular! We shared eggplant with lemon and a polenta dish that was one of the best dishes I have ever had! The pork ragu pasta, octopus with potatoes, chicken and beans was great too! Food was so good, that my husband had salad for dessert because he couldn't leave without trying it...bravo to the chef and his crew!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Loud
    SFOOD
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice ambiance to bad we couldn't hear the specials or our conversation it was so loud. Our main server was wonderful but her table runner was rude & didn't even offer clean plates after our salad/starters she just dropped off the entree & walked away. What sounded like an amazing dessert came out burned and we were told the chef said it's hard to cook due to the way funnel cake pans fill/fry... luckily or main server was great and offered us something else or to take it off our tab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a Neighborhood Gem
    TruffleDinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great meal at LME. The beet salad and cucumber salad was delicious - very on spot for the season. The eggplant dish wasn't as good, a little chewy, but it was still pretty tasty. Then the pork ragu came and it was also delicious. I wish we had ordered the small version of it so we could have tried one more dish. The wine recommended by the wait staff was perfect. What also stood out for me, besides the food, was how personable and nice the staff is. They were really helpful and had a warm and helpful style that I love. My husband and I agreed that we would definitely want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Comfortable, hip and not overly loud. Food is brilliant and service good to great. One of my top faves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All good but the service
    cabgoesleftVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have been to LME quite a few times. The food is almost always excellent. The service on the other hand is spotty at best. On this visit, it was AWOL and on the rare occasions of fleeting visits to our table, not very useful. Do go. Don't expect good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sheryl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The quality was fantastic! Each dish tasted as if it was made at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service shadows fair food
    gilbertVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the Local Mission Eatery reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite
    MrnSDVIP
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food marred by the service
    rkr727VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    inattentive service made for a less than stellar experience with the food.
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.