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Local Mission Eatery
Local Mission Eatery

Local Mission Eatery Details

  • 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: Californian, American
  • 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 (415) 655-3422

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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We ate at the Local Mission Eatery this weekend and very much enjoyed it. A low-key neighborhood gem! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is my 3rd visit and had an excellent experience. Interesting, unique flavors. Lovely staff. Relaxing, laid back atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Traveled in from Denver and would travel back again just to eat here. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I love how they mix unexpected flavors. The cold snow peas with mint and confit garlic were amazing. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We made a delicious evening from their vegan dishes, served to order by their talented and accommodating chefs."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "inattentive service made for a less than stellar experience with the food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Locally sourced, organic and seasonal. Great quality restaurant"
    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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful dishes, simple preparations but oh so delicious. Great place for vegetarians as well"
    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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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:)"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "It is so hard for a restaurant to compete in this City. Local Mission Eatery (LME) tries very hard. The food is good the atmosphere OK (although the background soundtrack was A+), but in the end there is something missing. The food a bit too fussy and perhaps trying too hard. The ambiance a bit on the cheap and the wood blocks and Mission scenes will quickly become dated. Nice people and A+ service, and nothing bad to say about the experience but also nothing special or memorable."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "we sat at the community table, which was a little boisterous, with a party of six twenty-somethings enjoying themselves. the atomsphere became more enjoyable after they left. It's a loud (hard to hear conversations across from you) restaurant, at least at the community table. the food was quite creative and quite delicious. the trout was a surprise treat and ended up being our favorite dish. the radishes were actually amazing and I don't typically like radishes, but these were great, including the attached stalks! the in-house bakery/pastries were intriguing, but maybe not as astounding as the food. no doubt very creative and unique, as well. I'd give the food a 4-4.5 out of 5 and the pastries a solid 4. nothing to be ashamed of."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Place was warm and incentive like going to a friends house who loves to cook and come up with exotic dishes."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "We were seated 30 minutes late without a real apology, and our waiter was totally checked out. At the end of the night I saw her with a glass of wine or something...makes me wonder if she was there to work or just hang out. I've always loved the food at Local, but the service will make me think twice about going back."
    Dined on 10/16/2013