Local Three
Local Three

Local Three

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.localthree.com/
  • Phone: 4049682700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11pm

    Sunday Supper: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Bar opens at 4pm every day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ben Barth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have ample event space and would love to host your special event. There are a myriad of private dining options at Local Three including: Knights of Revelry (KOR) private wine room for up to 12 guests; the Chef's Kitchen Table for up to four guests; and the Bushwood Room for up to 40 guests seated and 60 for standing reception. Buyouts and additional spaces in the restaurant are also available. For more information regarding booking a private lunch, dinner, board meeting, wedding or party, contact Carly Monroe at carly@localthree.com. General information can be found online at localthree.com or by emailing carly@localthree.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Carly Monroe 4049682078x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howell Mill Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is validated and available in the lot directly adjacent to the Local Three building. Signs clearly indicate where to park throughout the property.
A word from Local Three
Using one the best kitchens in the country, Local Three presents a neighborhood spot with really good food, beverage and service! Join us for a come-as-you-are atmosphere and "foie gras in your flip flops" ambiance with the best quality cuisine at affordable prices alongside intriguing wine and beer lists and a full bar. Chef Chris Hall was formerly Chef de Cuisine at Canoe and most recently helped Jay Swift open 4th & Swift. The bottom line: Real, honest food served by people who care - at a fair price in a comfortable atmosphere.
In our never ending quest to keep things interesting here at Local Three, we've decided to switch things up and change brunch from the current buffet style to a la carte selctions. Starting on Sunday, 9/18, our a la carte brunch will feature creative takes on traditonal standards. Come by and spend Sunday morning or afternoon with us!



Visit us online for menus, special events and more info. Localthree.co
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Local Three reviews from OpenTable diners
193 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (148)neighborhood gem (95)special occasion (76)good for groups (75)great for brunch (57)vibrant bar scene (52)hot spot (50)great for outdoor dining (49)great for lunch (37)romantic (37)notable wine list (29)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (13)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great!
    cybeline
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We loved our dinner at Local Three, food was outstanding and so was service. We had the "spam and egg", steak tartare and McDowell. All highly recommend if you see them on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    MartiVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Food was innovative and delicious and the service was outstanding. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    YQM28VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Local Three continues to be my go-to place for when I want a great meal and service; and there is no other place I want to bring my out-of-town guests. Thanks to the entire team at L3 who make each visit a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed for the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been here several times and always enjoyed it. However, I was disappointed this time. Our service was poor and absent. I've never paid so much for a meal with such tiny portions. It seems to have lost some of its value. I'm hoping it was just a fluke this time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    LandlockedVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Local Three is simply one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Their newest menu is tremendous, and the bar is cranking out some inventive and interesting cocktails. If you haven't been lately, you owe it to yourself to enjoy a dinner there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A New Favorite Spot
    mrsmcwilliamsfood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner at Local Three and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My husband surprised me with roses on the table...he'd dropped off a vase and a wrapped bunch of roses and the host cut and arranged them in the vase! Our server was totally into the menu, giving us tips on her favorites and explaining the oddities of the chefs' creations. We had several "today's special" small plates and appetizers, one entree (the schnitzel, which is so crispy/salty/delicious and its topped with a cool kale salad), and two desserts (they were small and we were celebrating ;) the lemon "pie" was amazing - like my mam-ma's pie elevated to celebrity status). The cocktails were equally fab, they have an extensive bourbon menu. We'll be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    They ran out of entrees so some of us got 3rd and 4th choices, we ordered quite expensive wine and the waiter failed to bring wine glasses, or refill. Took wine glass from one guest to give to another. All in all a poor experience for such a previously good restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always have a great time here
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With its always changing and imaginative menu, Local Three is one of our go to restaurants, it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitstaff dressed like hobos
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The wait staff was all overweight with pot bellies that stick out. While we can appreciate that they were not wearing a uniform in an effort to prevent it looking like an Applebees the waitstaff wore clothes that looked as if they had reached into their dirty clothes pile. It is clear that there have been no policies put in place to make sure that the staff looked presentable and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I came with 3 friends and we had a lovely time! Usually we will each order one cocktail to try, but the Jack-John Daly and the No Pagne No Gain drinks were so good we ordered a second (and third) round. We shared the beef tartare and both the cheese and charcutterie platters with the group, all three of which were excellent. The waiter did an excellent job explaining each dish and providing notable combinations. For our entrees, we had the wagyu meatloaf (nightly special) and the scallops. This was the best meatloaf we have ever tasted and the scallops were huge! The mac & cheese side was a decadent addition to our meals and the chocolate mousse trio was the perfect dessert to end our meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    ksmith8
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Just moved to Atlanta from Chicago and was hoping to find some great places to eat here in Atlanta. Food was delicious, space is cool and fun, service was excellent. Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu is an adventure
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Walking into the empty office building lobby and down the long hall, you wonder if you've found the right place. Through the wooden door, you find a space full of people enjoying adventurous southern cuisine. My wife and I had a very good meal with an outstanding server. There were so many interesting appetizers, we took a tapas-like route so we could explore the menu. The seasoned popcorn was delicious; the crab risotto was good but would have been better if it had been hotter; and the octopus corn dogs were outstanding. The fried pickled okra was good, but I think just plain okra using the same method would have been as good or better. We liked Local Three so much that my wife is taking a friend there for lunch next week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Sunday Brunch
    TrixiEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Sunday Brunch at Local Three is a serve yourself trip through the kitchen where the chefs serve dishes family style straight from the cooking line. Customers serve themselves from a variety of breakfast and lunch items portioned in small bites to encourage grazing. Soft scrambled eggs, blackberry jam crostini, french toast, quiche, shrimp & grits, chicken thigh confit and turkey panini are just some of the delicious choices. The items have that unique Local Three twist. The bar menu features the same unique approach to specialty cocktails as well as excellent wines by the glass. We had a 1 pm reservation and the place was jumping. When the restaurant is full, the noise level can be high. All in all, a different brunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting local food!
    cgshap
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Delicious local and fresh fare - very limited options if you require gluten free and no pork or shellfish! Our server was very helpful and our meal was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I go at least once a week. They have daily specials so you never tire of the menu. Our neighborhood favorite .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Ambiance was lovely and drinks were mediocre, but the food did not live up to the hype: odd flavor parings, bland dishes and low quality seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have been going to Local 3 since it opened and we had one of the best meals there this week! The barrel fish with the blueberries and risotto was cooked to perfection. The staff met our every need and was very professional. The restaurant is always a delight, but what makes it special is how they mix up their menu to take advantage of what is in season and local so it is always a unique experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uneven tonight
    EVC4
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    another basically good meal but sometimes I think they are trying to hard - waffle was hard as a rock in the chicken and waffle - Trout was just not as good as past times but risotto was awesome. Pancakes in strawberry short stack were heavy and lukewarm, at best. Heirloom tomato salad simple and delicious - Ham & egg "spam" delicious - pickled shrimp great flavor - bread is awesome H&F - but we had to ask for it - service excellent as always - friendly warm atmosphere -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch
    BrianJVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Brunch at Local Three is a unique and wonderful experience. Looking forward to our next visit! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME!!
    Elle1277
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I always enjoy Local 3. The food is absolutely amazing! I can't say enough about this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LivvyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good menu variety, beautifully plated and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    oceanview
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The server was helpful in making wine and food choices, the dishes were artful and delicious. Desserts were unusual and tasty. The flounder was extremely fresh, I would have guessed the ocean was outside. The Bacon sauce on the unusual BLT dessert was savory and sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm
    Intlgranolagirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As expected lunch was spectacular. The trout was amazing and our server was incredible. Hadn't ever been to Local Three for lunch but it did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great choice in Atlanta
    Raul
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As usual Local Three delivers interesting and quality dishes as well as innovative cocktails. Great Bourbon collection, of course. Great ambience for dates, friends catching up, or celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    Full
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Everytime I come here I have a great meal with lots of interesting, fresh choices. Good use of local, seasonal foods without being over the top. It's pricey but worth it. Great to show out of towners that Atlanta can compete with the best of the food scenes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique ingredient combinations
    Bruceman
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Farm to table with a flair and one of the best bourbon offerings around. Tastes great and cocktail list is cool. Has dailychanging menu items included with their staples.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    ebonysingVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our anniversary dinner and we could not pick a better location. Enjoyed the evening and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    SusanStribVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Local Three is one of my favorites. It has a vibrant, funky atmosphere and offers a great bar program paired with inventive, delicious food. I love how their menu provides a diverse combination of snacks, small plates and entrées. I recently enjoyed an outstanding appetizer of Florida rock shrimp with lentils, arugula, crème fraîche and lemon, plus an entrée of seared Maine diver scallops with a sweet summer corn purée, baby carrots, pickled peppadew peppers and basil. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    GeorgiaGuyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a go-to favorite for quality food made with fresh ingredients. Excellent staff and setting. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impresses!
    BravoCharlieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Every time I head to Local Three, I really look forward to not only their frequently updated menu but also their cocktail list! They have the most creative chefs AND bartenders in Atlanta. I never get the same thing, and I'm never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork, pork, pork!!!
    fashfamilyVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife ordered the Roasted Pork "Shoulder-Chetta" - Creamy Polenta, Smoked Vegetables, with Truffle Vinaigrette and it was amazing! As a bourbon lover, I was impressed with their bourbon list. Over 100 options to chose from. This is a wonderful restaurant that you need to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic Twist
    ChooseyFoodie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Local Three provide an eclectic twist on your standard brunch food. The concept of meeting the actual cooks in the kitchen while you serve yourself is great. The foods present well while filling you up at the same time. I love sampling the various dishes of breakfast items and being surprised after taking every bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great southern style!
    Woodson
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was my second visit and it was as good as my first! I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    weevinweaver
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was great! My girlfriend got the filet and lobster and it was tasty. I got the sausage and clams with spicy sauce. It was good. Our server Tia did a great job explaining everything. Definitely going to come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The restaurant layout is very open and tables are grouped close together. Large groups sit right next to smaller tables. It is definitely distracting. The night we went there was also a table with 3 small kids (all under age 10) seated close by. The kids were very noisy and kept getting up and walking around. Not a great start to the evening. Our service was good, but the food was hit or miss. My husband got the Tybee shrimp which was tasty. I tried the rabbit pasta and was not impressed. There was very little rabbit in the dish, mostly just pasta. We were able to sit and linger over drinks and dessert which was nice. Our server did not rush us. If we go back we will request to sit outdoors as there is a nice patio area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arrogant Waiter
    GpyreneesVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The style of service suggests the waitstaff believe that the dinners are fortunate to have been afforded a table. This is truly a tragedy, as the food is quite good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notable bourbon list
    Romantic
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    In addition to the standard Bourbons they have another 25 or so even a few made just for them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Local Three was already our favorite place, both for dinner and for Sunday brunch. We even booked the Chef's Table for our anniversary a couple years ago, which was an amazing experience and totally worth the money. On our most recent visit, they somehow outdid themselves. My wife and I decided to share everything we ordered - appetizers, salad, entree, dessert, and even some of our drinks. The staff went out of their way to accommodate, going well above and beyond what I would have considered a reasonable response to our requests. They took really great care of us, and because of that, we'll continue recommending Local Three to everyone we know. Great place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Left disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first visit to Local Three, although we had been to prior tenant Joel several times. It is not fair to compare Local Three to Joel, but...it is still sad to see how far the decor, service and food have fallen. We stared with a Charcuterie Sampler - pricy at $18. The meats were fine, but not up to, say, Ecco. The stale, limp flatbread and the "A-1-like" dipping sauce ruined the dish for me. The Gum Creek Farms Pork Belly "Pastrami" appetizer was better, but a let down from the menu description of the dish. The Chili Marinated Painted Hills Bavette was tasty, but the avocado chimichurri was too much like guacamole. My wife's Carolina Mountain Trout a la Plancha was the best thing we had, but she only gave me one bite!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I'd hope for
    Luvfood1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was really good. Staff at bar very unprofessional. Had to ask for cocktail napkins and stir straw; then bartender insulted my husband's shirt. Went on and on about it being "loud" to the point she was obnoxious. We were so stunned by her comments could not even react...until time to tip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.