A slice of paradise that makes
A slice of paradise that makes you feel as though you're in another country. Outstanding service, delicious food.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Local House doesn't disappoint.
We're from Miami and started our annual "hooky day" at The Local House for breakfast and drinks before heading to the beach on a beautiful day. Sat outside and had attentive service from the bartender. We each had different benedicts from their short but enticing breakfast menu and were very happy with the food. The only issue we had was the bartender's heavy-hand on the tabasco in my wife's Bloody Mary which he offered to remedy. We came back after a few hours on the beach for more drinks on the patio. I'll be back for dinner this week with a group from work.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highlight of the trip to Miami
The reviews for the Local House were positive and the food sounded interesting, so we decided to try it. It's a little past the chaos of Ocean, which was very nice. On a Thursday night, the restaurant was quiet, with not many patrons, so we were a little worried when we arrived. Our fears were completely unfounded. Every dish we had was well-executed and very tasty. There was a special tuna and kiwi appetizer that was unexpectedly addictive. Our waiter was helpful, attentive, and patient. He recommended two great wines after asking about our tastes, and brought samples to help us choose. I wish I'd had room left for desert. If I ever in Miami again, I will definitely return. (We wanted to go for dinner a second night, but were too tired.)
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
The name suits the place. Low key, nice atmosphere, fantastic menu & food. Waiters totally took care of me & my high maintainance friends!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great lunch and breakfast
Had a great lunch and breakfast items. Will be back.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first experience here - lovely and intimate setting.There were six of us and we shared the calamari which was good - especially the dipping sauces and the dates were terrific. The drinks were excellent. Branzino was wonderful. The scallops got high marks as well. The risotto was also very good. We shared the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Rich and really good.
We loved that six of us could sit in a lovely South Beach spot and eat and hear each other talk.
We are all locals ourselves and will certainly go back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place deserves the five stars. First, you are hit with the beautiful beachy/Hampton decor. Gorgeous. The staff, ALL staff, are warm and friendly. You feel like you are the home of someone you have known for so long. Then the food!! One of the best meals I have ever had! Bacon wrapped dates app and skirt steak entree are like fireworks in your mouth. Have the mixologist make you a drink...so refreshing! I will definitely keep going back!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Girls Night Out!
We dined at The Local House for my friend's golden birthday last week. From the moment we arrived, the staff was welcoming, attentive, and treated us like like royalty. They brought out a complimentary bottle of champagne, offered to take lots of photos (we're your typical group of young ladies who wanted lots of pics), and thoroughly explained the menu and their specials. Unlike many of the other restaurants in South Beach, the Local House's atmosphere, food and service is authentic and genuine, not gimmicky. The food and presentation were absolutely phenomenal. That said, prices were totally reasonable. The birthday girl and her friends were completely wowed by the whole experience. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Miami.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great saturday night
A group of 6 of us went here on a Saturday night and really enjoyed our evening. Service was very friendly but a little on the slow side, which is fine if dinner is your night, and we were not in a hurry. The Branzino was tasty and moist, the fries delicious. The atmosphere was fun, and they had interesting cocktails, though not a good scotch list.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Local House is a Local Gem
The food at the local house was absolutely fabulous! perfectly portioned and delicious and it didn't break the bank either! I was tempted to go back again for lunch the next day! Don't miss the crab cake, the ahi tuna sliders or their 'famous' bread pudding, you won't be sorry!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Star LOVE.. the Local House
We absolutely LOVED our dinner, dessert, ambience!
David and I live in NYC and experience exceptional venues in our town.
We were blown away by the excellent service, savory & sweet epicurean delights - we can't wait to visit again soon.
Daniel, the manager, is first rate GREAT, with his personal touch we so enjoyed our night.
And have already e-blasted to our friends; hands down, when in SoBe; The Local House is the ultimate best in dining!
We can't wait for our return visit!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute and cozy spot on Ocean drive for brunch/lunch. A little hidden but great to get away from the noise and not to mention food was delicious! We went with large party and restaurant was very accommodating.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is just off the main ocean drive walk, but it is worth the extra steps. There will not be much people watching but I promise the food will make you want to come back again and again. Everything we ordered was lick your lips good. Highly recommended. Will def eat there every chance I get.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant waitstaff were very accomodating. Food was great
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Brunch!
Had Sunday brunch here last weekend and the place is a hidden gem! Hidden off Ocean Drive it has a very relaxed feel about the place. The interior is very modern, coastal and relaxing which was just what we expected of South Beach being from the UK. There was a great vibe for a Sunday brunch. Food was a tad on the slow side coming out but worth the wait and the unlimited mimosas filled the gap! Would definitely go back on my next visit to Miami!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fabulous birthday dinner
We ate outside, which is decorated beautifully. It felt like I was eating outdoors of my own home. The staff was welcoming and friendly. It was a special occasion and offered us a complimentary bottle of champagne, which was very good and added to the good vibes of the night. Three of us shared our dishes all of which were very good. The only disappointing parts of evening was the stuffed goat cheese portabello dish my sister ordered which was more of an appetizer rather than a meal, so I would not recommend that dish. The dessert selections were okay, we decided to go elsewhere for dessert. We had a great time, it was a beautiful night and I would highly recommend this restaurant. Oh...all of the reviews were pretty accurate.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here with six girlfriends for a bachelorette birthday dinner. From the complimentary champagne to the maitre'd walking us out, fantastic service. The food was really excellent, best malpeque oysters I've had in years. The salmon was also delicious, fragrant broth and crispy skin. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back, a very relaxing way to celebrate.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bachelorette Weekend Brunch
I can't thank the Local House enough for a memorable and wonderful brunch this past weekend. Nine girls traveled to South Beach this past weekend to celebrate our good friend's bachelorette party. We started our Saturday with brunch at Local House. The food was great, the drinks were awesome,and the staff were beyond outstanding. The service was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better venue and ambience for our brunch. We will definitely be back whenever we return to South Beach.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service, decent drinks, cool ambiance, nice spot for locals and visitors alike.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this beach inspired resturant. Worth a trip to SoFi area from anywhere in South Beach.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Beach Find
We had a table on the balcony outside the restaurant, the perfect spot. Service was very good to start, but fell off at the end of the meal.
Food was very good. Really nice bread with a garlicky hummus dip, Sea Bass to die for. Caesar salads were standard fare, but did include anchovies - which I love. Crab-crusted grouper- nice, but not as good as the sea bass. We also had the bang-bang shrimp, not what I expected, but really tasty.
I would go there again. There are many restaurants on that stretch, but I think this is the only good one!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is on Ocean but away from the craziness of the strip. It would make a very good choice to escape that chaos. The cocktails are interesting. The fish was excellent.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM