Local
Local

Local

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.localdallas.com/
  • Phone: (214) 752-7500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tracy Miller
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Large events only.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hall Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary parking for our guests in the private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Local
Housed in the Historic Boyd Hotel, Local offers an upscale modern American menu. Our cuisine is seasonally focused, uncluttered and executed with precision. We use the highest quality and freshest ingredients, such as meat products from Niman Ranch and seafood from Connolly's in Boston. Many dishes feature breads made from scratch and all of our desserts, including our sorbets and ice cream, are made in-house. Never overbearing, entrees are innovative yet classic, simple yet refined.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Local reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (34)romantic (33)special occasion (32)good for groups (11)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • The portions were GIGANTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    The portions were GIGANTIC in taste tiny in size. Too pricey for what you get. Not impressed! There service was fantastic. Ambiance very thought out in detail.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perhaps a little off the beat
    LIVETOEATVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    Perhaps a little off the beat and track in terms of location, but well worth the effort of finding it! Every detail, from menu design to ingredients and composition to the music being played - thoughtful and well executed. Service was a great combination of attentive and informative without being a nuisance. We enjoyed a delicious heirloom tomato salad, crispy calamari, buffalo burger, and their incredible beef filet (menu version, though their special sounded awesome as well). Hard to find half bottle of Ridge wine also enjoyed by me!
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    fit for foodies
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  • The portions were painfully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    The portions were painfully small.......they actually made us laugh, especially the $18 ravioli. Dinner for 3 was almost $300 with tip and while we enjoyed everything, Local is NOT worth a $100 per person. All three of us were sweating because the restaurant was so hot on Saturday evening. Service was friendly but beverage service was super slow. That's OK for a moderately priced restaurant, but not for $100 per head!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere was great and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Atmosphere was great and food was superb. Would recommend for a nice date dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local is definitely a hidden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    Local is definitely a hidden gem off-the-beaten path in Deep Ellum. The atmosphere was hip and modern yet comfortable. I loved all of the special touches, from the menus to the teeny little soups they serve before your meal. The small plates, or "short order" items, are rich and creative and they make their own ice cream on site. I had the cheesecake with graham cracker and it was heaven. The portion sizes are small but perfect. I left satisified but not stuffed. Service was impeccable. Even the chef delivered one of our dishes. I plan to become a regular when I move to Dallas in August.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    Very good food, excellent service. A most creative chef!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is one of my absolute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants ever. I am not an expert but definitely would consider myself a foodie and the food at this restaurant is phenomal, no detail is left out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A couple dishes felt somewhat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    A couple dishes felt somewhat under-seasoned (osso buco, corn chowder). Service was prompt, though lacking some enthusiasm and depth of knowledge. Very nice space and some unique menu items. Overall, a merely good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The tasting menu was terrific
    arod
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    The tasting menu was terrific - all 7 courses were note-perfect, other than perhaps a slightly heavy hand with the salt for our taste. Beautifully presented, perfect service, and great ambience made for a memorable anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place. It never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Love this place. It never disappoints. The service and food are always top notch. I highly recommend it to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had eaten there before with
    diningdiva
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    I had eaten there before with excellent food and perfect service. This time I had a party of seven and the food was still excellent, but the service was nonexistent. I told this to the whomever would listen when I left. It was not the waitress's fault. She was swamped and could not seem to manage all her tables. We waited forever for every course including the wine which we ordered 5 bottles of which 3 were the same. The place is tiny so they should be able to provide service to match the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious interesting food,
    birdeats
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    delicious interesting food, great service, our table was in the back which I didn't like-too dark and removed and separated from the ambiance of the restaurant. Small portions, which I like, but not enough beverage selection(no alcohol) just wine and champagne drinks. Location of the restaurant is terrible, but the restaurant itself was cooI would have liked bread served with the meal. Desserts were lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I absolutely
    kl1966
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    My husband and I absolutely loved it. The food was interesting in a good way. My fillet was delicious as were his scallops. The wine selection matched the food well. We eat out a lot and really think this is a great find.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Owner/Executive chef,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    The Owner/Executive chef, Tracie, works wonders with food!! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was very good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    The food was very good, but not dazzling or particularly memorable. I did not feel as though it lived up to the 28 point Zagat rating, but was solid. For example, the soft shell crab special was respectable, but I have frequently had better. The wine list is quite limited. IMO does not surpass either Lanny's (Ft. Worth), York Street or Lola, as the respective Zagat scores would suggest. Service was good, but not close to flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was an overall great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    It was an overall great experience. It is hard to find a place like this in Dallas. It has a very LA feel to it with a great menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was good, but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    It was good, but not great. Little pricey for the food, I would expect lower prices for the food quality. It's an ok place to eat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably the best food in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    Probably the best food in Dallas...the big boys included.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really a fantastic evening;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Really a fantastic evening; we took my dad, who's from LA, and he was very impressed! Everything was lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very unique restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    A very unique restaurant. Unassuming old building with austere furnishings in the restaurant. The food was very good and service outstanding. Our perceptions were clouded by the fact we ate very early (5:30 PM) to catch a show at 8 PM, so the restaurant was virtually inactive except for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Every single item we ate was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Every single item we ate was crafted, beautiful and delicious. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but expensive for
    DallassheliaVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Good food but expensive for what you got. Booths were way too small for 4 adults...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Excellent dining experience. Food was very creative, excellently prepared, and beautifully presented. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The setting was very intimate with a very chic look. Should be on the "favorites" list for those living in or visting Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Tracy does it all from greeting
    texanchefVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Tracy does it all from greeting you at the door, cooking and entertaing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great, no complaints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Everything was great, no complaints at all. We would definately come back. I recommend the 7 course tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious, seasoned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Food was delicious, seasoned perfectly. A little difficult finding the site, not the most desirable location, but once found we thought it truly enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place. The only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Love this place. The only reason I put loud is because there was a group there that progressively got very loud throughout dinner. With the exception of their noise, it would have been have a good level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience was wonderful - chic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Ambience was wonderful - chic and soothing. Every detail was a delight from the menu material to the room dividers to the design of the water carafe. Service was excellent and the food superb. I wish there was a comperable restaurant in San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • At Local dinner is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    At Local dinner is always a great experience. The Chef and entire staff always have great attention to every detail which further enlightens the dining experience. The food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waiter was a little strange,
    LWOfood
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The waiter was a little strange, maybe just to formal. He needed to relax a bit. The couple adjacent to us was fighting verbally (spousal verbal abuse). Fried green beans were highly recommended but somewhat disappointing, entrees were good but not outstanding. Same for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our meal, the cheese
    pith23VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We enjoyed our meal, the cheese platter was a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a wonderful space with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    It's a wonderful space with lots of different textures - very pleasing and interesting without being over-the-top. The food was creative and very well presented. The "steak and eggs" is a must - steak tartar with fried quail eggs over a tiny "nest" of crispy hasbrowns - it was fabulous! The flavor combinations in the other dishes were excellent. It's a little too pricey to become a "regular", but we will definitely return many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Though I have only been to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2007
    Though I have only been to this restaurant a couple of times, I have loved each visit! It has become one of my Dallas favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is far and away one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/14/2006
    This is far and away one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. I just love this little find. It is always great food and I have had many a wonderful dinner here. The atmosphere is so cute and very quaint. I would highly recommend this to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate