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Local Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.localdallas.com
  • Email: info@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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "My girlfriend and I had been to Local for a friends Birthday Party so I knew this place had romantic possibilities. We ordered the 7 course meal with wine. Between one of the coursed we took an intermission to the bar area where I asked her to marry me and she said yes. The staff and other diners made it very special. The food and atmosphere was exceptional. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "In a highly competitive market, Local stands out with consistently interesting, approachable and unique dishes. Tracy puts flavors together in imaginative ways I haven't seen anywhere else in Dallas. The environment is stylish and comfortable. Dining here you feel like you've found something amazing without all the promotional hype of the usual 5 star restaurant. Obviously a favorite."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Local has mastered the attention to details required to pull off a great dining experience. We got the 7 course tasting w/ wine The food highlighted the simple ingredients. Each was served promptly and hot. The wine pairings were inspired- who would have thought to serve a Malbec with a creamy turnip soup? It only got better as we progressed from salad to seafood to lamb and beef. We finished with one of those rare beaming food highs. We had symphony tickets and when the cab didn't show up on time, guess how we got to the show? Chef-owner Tracy Miller herself drove us there! How special is that level of customer service? As we found our seats, our food high was peaking with bursting gratitude for Tracy's extraordinary service and kindness"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. As always, great food, service, and atmosphere! I will definitely be back and will share with friends and family!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time to Pittsburgh & 2nd time to Local! This restaurant has the food, service & ambiance to keep bringing me back. I recommend reservations & leaving room for dessert."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Notes: the mixed nuts on the table, can't stop thinking about how good these were. Rosemary-scented, sweet and salty, mmm. The fried green beans we shared were heavy handed. Green beans so light and mild don't need a chicken fried treatment. A lighter tempura batter would be better, IMO. Lobster cakes were delicious and the mixed green and fried onion stings and lemon sauce, perfect. Lamb entree, husband said was good, but such a small portion, I didn't dare ask for a bite. I had the sea bass, perfect. The side of Mac & cheese looked delicious. Was shattered to find that no salt was used in the preparation as there was virtually no taste to it. Asked for salt, and the salt grinder let off so much salt that the dish was beyond saving."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I actually thought the food was good. I'll never go back. The service was so bad. The woman who waited on us clearly didn't care about her customers, her attitude, her tip, etc. She didn't introduce herself to us, never smiled, came to the table very infrequently. I like the food and the atmosphere, but if people working there don't care if I come in…… then I won't!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great place for dinner! Delicious food and adorable setting."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We get to Local once or twice a year. As usual, the food and service was outstanding. We were there before a show, so it was also very quiet. We had the Sea Bass and the Salmon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband & I had a delightful experience. The entrees were well presented and well balanced in flavor. Our service was attentive without being interruptive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was pretty good but the prices were a little steep. $8 sides that are billed to "share" but were pretty small portions. Entrees were smaller portions as well. I would come back for a drink but probably not if I was hungry."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent panko crusted sea bass and lobster cakes."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had been to this restaurant years ago, had not tried it for awhile, and it is still good. Nice, efficient waiter. Had the Pork Osso Buco -- very well prepared but could have added a little sauce or gravy. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "When I made a reservation for a party of 8, they called asking for a $250 deposit. I was taken aback as no other restaurant in Dallas does this. I gave my card thinking ok we will show they won't charge the deposit. Apparently it shouldn't be called a deposit but a prepay. When the bill came my card had already been charged and showed up on the check as a gift card. This made it difficult to split the bill with myself and other people in the party. Great food, good ambiance, but bad aftertaste. I don't foresee myself ever going back due to the debacle with the bill. I would recommend it for its food, but no parties of 6 or more due to the weirdo PREPAY (deposit) business."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dined at Local Friday night and hadn't been for a few months. Each time we go, we comment on what a hidden gem this place is. Tracy's food continues to astound and the attention to local and sustainable ingredients and delicious and intuitive preparation is what makes this our favorite place in Dallas......and from the minute you walk in the door to the moment you leave, you'll not feel like you're in Dallas at all."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As always, we had a phenomenal experience. Fantastic ambiance, excellent food and service that wishes it were that good everywhere. The perfect place for a quiet date."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Tasting menu was outstanding. Better than most restaurants We have dined at. We recommend highly."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my parents here for Valentines day and it was incredible! The server was VERY knowledgeable about food allergies (I have a gluten allergy) and the food was incredible. I could not say one bad thing about the service or the food. Overall, it was an incredible experience and I will come back again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here with 2 friends Valentines day. The guy behind the bar was very knowledgeable about all the beers and wines, had great suggestions. Service was fantastic and the food was amazing! Well worth the price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Been eating here since they opened the doors. Never had a bad morsel. We go to Localfor all our special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Intimate, romantic, modern in a historic building, and food so delicious you forget the street construction outside."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was slow the evening of Tuesday 2/11, and we received two calls within five minutes of our reservation time (we were not late), asking if we intended to dine with them, otherwise they were going to close for the night. The young lady who called was clearly intimating for us to please go elsewhere so they could go home. Bad form on Local's part. The waitress did not want to serve us, and rudely didn't ask our daughter (14 yr old, seasoned diner) if she wanted anything to drink. In spite of this we had a nice time and the bartender and servers were quite gracious. The food was good except for the osso buco, which was incorrectly prepared and flavorless. Our first time there and underwhelmed. We'll give it another shot."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Very disappointed. Started with dirty road construction outside and continued upon entry into a dark and uninviting decor. Service was uneven and rushed. Started with famous fried green beans which tasted like they had been fried earlier and warmed in microwave.We had Pork Osso Buco and Tenderloin which were dry and tasteless. The pork shank had a thin tomatoey brothl which added nothing to the flavor ---left half on plate. The underlying grits were cold and tasteless. The steak had a Balsamic vinegar, sugary sauce which totally covered the steak flavor---Best dish -Spice Cake for dessert. Will not go again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Cons first, no valet.. that's it. Great place, had a wonderfully long and romantic dinner (3hrs). Wait staff were wonderful, food arrived right on time as we ate from the 7 course tasting menu. Wine pairings were spot on. Food was excellent and prepared perfectly. I forgot how great this place is and won't wait so long to return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had been to Local years ago and had really liked it. But this time I cannot say enough good things about our evening! It has such a great interior, so inviting. And our waitress was so energetic and informative. She was very helpful when discussing the menu and wines and so pleasant. The dinner was excellent! Loved the Sea Bass and tomato soup. The Chef came out with the entree's and was so delightful. And my partner LOVED the hamburger too, and the spice cake was the perfect finish. A very wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Local is low profile, but always solid. Great food and wine. This last time we had the tasting menu...interesting, varied, delicious, with recognizable food! A gem."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I dined over the weekend and expereinced a wonderful service and food! The ambience of the resturant is great for a dinner for two or for a small intimate group. The resturant used to be a hotel and includes a lot of the orginal characteristics....exposed brick, wood floors and initmate spaces for dining. Our server was fantastic with her explanation of menu and drink items. I will definitely return again in the future!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Local - one of the best we have had in Dallas. The food was excellent, and the venue interesting and vibrant. The staff were very friendly."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "What a great restaurant. It was obvious eating the food that there was an inventive, talented and caring chef behind it. My wife and I absolutely loved it and will be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Local is such a cool place, and I love the "hidden" location."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Our food was excellent and the chef stepping out to talk with us made it even more enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "Awesome space, incredible food and the best atmosphere. It's great when a place "gets it" and Local def does!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I went to Local with a high expectation and didn't think it lived up to my expectations. Dinner was good but nothing noteworthy or special. Price was high for mediocre food. Service was just ok. Had to ask the soup option. Waitress never offered the tasting menu and after we decided on the fish and chips she said she didn't know it was on the menu and then said she had to go check. After all that she came back to say they were "all out of it". Was really hoping this would be a great experience but it fell short."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "On NYE, my boyfriend and I waited until the last second for dinner plans, Local could not have been more accommodating. We were able to snag a last second a reservation, the staff got us right to a table, our server was so spot on without turning into a robot or a salesman, and the entire staff was helping each other out, they worked as a team, all with smiles and on the ball, we felt very taken care of without being hounded. The food was delicious, we had beet salad, tuna tartare (my personal fav) and osso bucco, which was cooked to perfection and so tender. We also ate the parmesan risotto, although a little rich, was worth every bite. I loved our experience there and I will definitely recommend it to any and everyone."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I ate here for our New Years date and although we were younger then the average guest we were still treated with the same respect and dignity. I can't tell you how often were treated poorly just because were younger- once even having a reservation taken away for a couple who just walked in! The food was absolutely stunning in taste and was presented beautifully. I got the house special sirloin cooked rare and I left knowing full well that it was the best I've ever had. As a starter we got the lobster cakes and although I was fairly impressed by the taste, not too fishy with just a dash of lemon, my girlfriend wasn't as satisfied. She felt they weren't any better then 'Red Lobsters' crab cakes."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Local is a wonderful gem in Dallas. Quaint and very personable with excellent food."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Just what we were looking for to celebrate our 46th anniversary! It didn't disappoint - yet exceeded our expectations. Thought it a bit unusual that we weren't treated to a small dessert, perhaps to divide, for our special occasion. However, the food was the best we've had in a long time."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This is an awesome place. It is truly hidden in plain sight. The food is exceptional. The decor is understated and minimal I love that is is a small place because it adds to the intimacy of the eating experience for a dinner for two or a small dinner gathering. The food is top notch from the appetizers to the dessert. For the late night diner, word to the wise, bring your glasses (if you wear them) because the lighting is very low. The service is awesome. I wish I could remember our server because she was phenomenal! She was very personable. I've dined there twice and enjoyed the dining experience each time."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Despite having a nice menu with good food, my experience at Local was not very good. The service was very much less than satisfactory. First the waitress was disinterested to say the least, then she screwed up some of the orders, forgot some, and in the end, the resturant was only willing to comp a dessert. Most nice resturants give you the meal. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My girlfriend just moved to Dallas so of course I had to find a great locally sourced place to go for our first anniversary. Local was great. Definitely pricey, but so delicious. A good once-a-year place for a college guy like me."
    Dined on 12/17/2013