Local
Local

Local

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.localdallas.com/
  • Phone: 2147527500
  • 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 WinnerAmerican
Local reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)special occasion (36)romantic (32)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (11)notable wine list (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Local Restaurant Rocks Local Food
    DallasDinah
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our early dinner at Local was my first. I'm sorry I've missed out on Chef Tracy Miller's food, but so glad I know about her cooking now! Drinks @ bar: Charming, knowledgeable bartender who suggested a champagne cocktail. It's crisp, not sweet--wine served over grapefruit & rosemary sorbet. Tiny dishes of warm nuts and an amuse-bouche of celeriac soup w/crisped carrot. So good. My dino kale, grilled radicchio, pear tomatoes caesar-type salad was earthy contrast followed by perfectly seared scallops. Hub's steak--medium rare with best potato combo of potato, gorgonzola and tomatoes. Our friend's evening special--beef short ribs--tender, flavorful. We had theater tix; had to skip dessert. But I'm planning the next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food @ Local
    Nitsbag
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the seven course tasting menu w/ wine pairings. Wine was well matched with each course. All the courses were good and some were excellent - especially the steak. Same with the wine pairings with the California Cab being the best. Service was good and friendly. The decor and ambiance are good, although the acoustics could have been a little better. There was a party of eight celebrating a birthday in close proximity to us who were obnoxiously loud which was the biggest negative of the night. The only other issue was the lack of a liquor license - wine and beer are available, but no hard liquor. The "prosecco" mojito was overpriced at $13.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    IllyPants
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was fantastic. Kind staff who gave more than they needed to. The food was delicious. The Mac N Cheese...so creamy and rich flavor. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Wonderful plate combinations. Our friends wished more crab cakes came with their dishes because they said, it was the best they ever had. The only item we wouldn't order again were the tator tots, a bit dry. Overall, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Putting it mildly, this is not a good restaurant. No bar and an indifferent wine list. Can you say oxidized wines? All the food tends to sweet to very sweet. Skip dinner. Go you dessert.
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  • Amazing experience!
    DallasDinetteVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was absolutely incredible with great service. Everything came out hot and fresh and you could tell everything was made to order. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ambiance for a perfect day
    eat4health
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had family come into town and needed a reservation for 7 around 8. Every spot in town was taken. But what a Gem is Local! Ambiance was casual but sophisticated. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing so many flavors. The mint ice cream was especially perfect, light and full of flavor. This will definitely be one of our go to places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't let the exterior fool you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was our first time but certainly not our last. The food is creative, flavorful, and suitable for just about any pallet. There was something for everyone and we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for drinks, skip the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The ambiance was great so upon seating we were excited and happy with our decision to dine here. Sadly, most of our food arrived either cold or too hot to eat, which led us to believe some plates were left to sit in the window waiting for the others to be ready. Spent over $500 and left very disappointed. Best thing was the wine and local beer selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!!
    Victor
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A little hard to find due to construction, but once inside everything was perfect. We did the 7 course chef tasting w/ wine pairings and everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Intro
    Thomas2VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Local, and the food was outstanding! The ambiance is low-keyed and dress is casual, but everything that we ate was absolutely terrific. Our waiter did not rush us, and the pace of the meal was liesurely. Appetizers were generous portions, with the chef sending out two small appetizers that were not on the menu. The halibut that we both had was a moderate portion, but the fish was done and seasoned to perfection. The experience was great, and we look forward to visiting again soon in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food to Rave About
    Nuts4food
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My hubbie and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Local, and the food was stunning. Presented beautifully, but more importantly, every bite was delicious. We had two servers, and the first one was a bit annoyed with my indecisiveness. Also, she assumed I knew nothing about food, which annoyed me. Thankfully, our second server was more relaxed and introduced me to my new favorite drink: Michelada! I love how the chef served a lot of the food as well. I do appreciate the chef being okay with my husband ordering the "Chef's Tasting Menu" and me ordering off the other menu. We enjoyed tasting each other's specials, esp. the halibut! The food is worth every penny and a great place to celebrate local food and the ones you love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Local!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is truly a gem in a very cool up and coming neighborhood in Dallas! The food was perfect! The fredo for dessert was unbelievable. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    Jaychik
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went there mid week for a romantic dinner. The service was great and the food was superb. I loved the decor and the feel of Elm Street. This is a bit of a hidden Gem as it would easy to drive past it and not know what is inside. I found it off a list of top 20 places to eat in Dallas.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Dallas
    JDP1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The best dining experience and food I have had in Dallas. Everything from the elegant ambiance to the carefully prepared and assembled food to the thoughtful service was exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Was it simply a bad nght or is
    whatthedickens
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After having read glowing reviews about local over the years, we were looking forward to dinner there.
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  • EXCELLENT FOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great service too. Local will definitely be on our list of special occasion dining.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit underwhelmed
    MM2008
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    After wanting to try Local for several months, we finally had an opportunity before catching a show at the Majestic. Upon entering, we quickly realized that we were the only ones in the restaurant. Granted it was only 6:00, but it didn't seem to pick up much in the hour and a half that we were there. The head chef did personally come out and set our plates for our appetizers, and did stop by a few times, which was a nice touch. Unfortunately, for the money, I've had better experiences. It's definitely worth experiencing, at least once, but it certainly isn't on my short list of places to go back to.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Wonderful dining experience
    DallasiteVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Local has some of the best food in Dallas. The food is consistently excellent each visit. I won't list all my fave dishes because they all shine. The ambiance is romantic and comfortable. We tried the tasting menu with wine pairings this visit and were impressed even more than usual. The courses had a great flow, building where they should. The wine pairings were perfect. An outstanding dining experience not to be missed. The chef owner is always present in the restaurant and I think this keeps the quality of food and service very high. There are so many small touches Local has that make it a memorable and special dining experience. Men, this is the place to take the special lady in your life when you want to impress her or celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Debs
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was a last minute decision to go there as a couple- we had been several years ago with a big group- and we were very impressed by the food and the service. We both ordered the tasting menu with paired wines, which was an excellent choice. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent food experience
    TexasPeach
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Every bite was delightful. The food was so flavorful well thought out. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, fresh and light!
    Valerina
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service was incredible. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Each course was served with care and great timing. The food was outstanding. Fresh, light and so delicious for summer. I love this place and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for dinner
    monkey501VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    food was very good quality and enjoyed conversations with owner/chef. Nice people and a good find. Resonable price. Will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 643 reviews are from the Local reviews archive.
  • Yummy
    PickEater
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Have been several times, but on this occasion brought my mom. Very attentive service. She wanted a sweet wine so they brought her a sample to make sure she liked it. Tried the beef special. It was good, but I prefer the on menu beef dish. Always love the fried green beans! Always a fun treat to eat here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Ate their solo on a business trip. Every element of the dinner was outstanding. Nice special touches - amuse bouche soup to start and shortbread to close. Outrageously good sea bass and grilled squash/zuchinni - and I don't usually like those vegetables. Couldn't be happier that I walked into this neighborhood just for this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • A local gem
    Anto
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The taster menu with wine pairings was excellent, as always!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Green been appetizer was too thick with breaking. Wine list too pricey.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    benc
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great food. Great service. Friendly staff. Went here for an anniversary dinner (special occasion), which was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Local
    kjones25
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went for our anniversary and both did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. It was outstanding and the service was incredible. We're lucky to have a restaurant like this in the neighborhood! It was a wonderful dining experience.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local more than fare!
    sunmantx
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Local is a great little place with amazing good and service. In the heart of Deep Ellum, Local is great for small groups or a couple night out.
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    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food average service
    LAWRENCE
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We attending LOCAL on Sat night prior to going to the theatre. As are reservations were at 5:30 there were few others in the restaurant. The Decor was minimalist. The menu was pefect. There were enough options to choose from and the descriptions were accurate . The beet salad and Ahi Tuna appetizer were excellent. The Lobster Cakes and Halibut were also excellently prepared altough minimal, like the decor. Order side dishes if you are used to a lager meal. We ordered a Pouilley Fuisse french chardonnay that was excellent although way over prised at $75. Overall the experience was good but pricey.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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  • Always a winner!
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday on a Tuesday night. Food and atmosphere terrific. Chef Miller does a fantastic job. Would highly recommend for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement dinner success
    Rosta234
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the Know
    Herb
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday dinner
    BigDFoodie
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We had a wonderful time. As always, great food, service, and atmosphere! I will definitely be back and will share with friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food high topped with gratitude
    Larry
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abysmal service
    foodieVIP
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kitchen needs consistency
    Brandy
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot
    sgljm
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great place for dinner! Delicious food and adorable setting.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Great meal at Local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
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  • One of the Best
    Linda
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My husband & I had a delightful experience. The entrees were well presented and well balanced in flavor. Our service was attentive without being interruptive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.