Excellent food and service
The food was very tasty. We had the meatloaf, fried chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits. Everyone thought their food was great, and the portions are quite substantial. We also had the cornbread for appetizer, and it was terrific. Our waiter was attentive and gave us a free dessert. It was hot chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. Everything was great. We wanted to try so many items on the menu that we vowed to return again soon.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Local appeals to all- serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. If you prefer a twist on a menu item, they do all that that they can to satisfy your desires. Don't miss the Sunday brunch- you'll find the best comfort food in the city that also has a special flair.
You'll love the relaxed vibe for dinner or lunch. I strongly recommend this fun restaurant- Enjoy!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our father here for
We took our father here for Father's Day dinner and had a great experience! We were seated right away in their very nice patio and immediately brought water and met our waitress. We ordered the cornbread as an appetizer which was good. My father had a burger he loved, I had fish and chips and my sister had a tasty steak salad. For dessert, we ordered the mint gelato oreo cookie which we were comped for Father's Day! Overall awesome experience and we look forward to going back to soon!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reviews are well-justified
The Local has received a number of very good reviews from the food critics. Our experience supports those. It is a pleasant and well-appointed space. The menu has a good variety of options. I opted for prime rib - not a usual choice for me - and it was excellent. The wine list is good but not inexpensive. The service (thank you, Xavier) was just about perfect. He was attentive and enthusiastic and personable: the type of service that makes the meal all that more enjoyable..
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend to The Local for her birthday lunch. I had not been there before, but heard from a friend that it was nice. Well, we loved it. The staff was very attentive without being obtrusive. They not only brought out an awesome chocolate mousse, with one cancel, served in a giant coffee cup with a candle, but a plate of awesome chocolate cookies. I had a lobster salad that didn't have mayo. Yeah, light and refreshing and my friend had an awesome burger. We both decided we will return and can't wait to do so.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good comfort food with nice
Good comfort food with nice outdoor or indoor dining. Attentive waiters. Ribs were particularly good.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to restaurant
The Local is now our "go to" restaurant in Streeterville. It never disappoints and maintains a wide range of food to satisfy what ever hunger you bring to their table. When in doubt and in their neighborhood go here. When looking for a first class meal and comfortable menu go here. When looking for a meal with a choice of craft beer, go here if in the neighborhood.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in the neighborhood,
We live in the neighborhood, and this is exactly the kind of restaurant we've always wanted close by. Comfortable, casual, great service, very attractive patio, good food. Not cheap but not especially pricey either. I go with my husband or friends or both and always enjoy.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sea Scallops were the
The Sea Scallops were the best we had since Sausedo, Cal. Great recommendation from the waiter
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food & beautiful
Delicious food & beautiful outdoors. Service delightful
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local has become a local favorite
Great high quality American comfort food with wonderful daily specials. For instance every Thursday they serve one best Thanksgiving turkey I have ever had.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Fondue Chips with truffle
The Fondue Chips with truffle oil and Maytag Blue Cheese are a must try and the ribs are some of the most tender in Chicago.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the service and
The food, the service and the atmosphere was excellent!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Put a Local in Every Neighborhood!
This was a wonderful experience and will quickly replace our closer to home standards like Q and PJ Clarks. For a few blocks longer walk, we'd be happy to crawl the last 100 feet to this place (okay, not really, but it's that good). The menu is familiar with a twist...interesting and superbly thought out--can't wait to try other things. It's really hard to make a decision--Ahi tuna burger is best in the city, meatloaf is a winner, and a must is the blue cheese chips...extraordinary! The service from Curt in the bar is exceptional. You cannot miss this. We could actually have a conversation in the bar and food came out just when it should. Fabulous for a slightly more mature crowd without the noise or table phone crowd. Fabulous!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch menu and pricing
too bad that they do not have a lunch menu at lower prices than their dinner prices
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit to The Local. Son wanted to celebrate his 36th birthday here. Over approx. 30 minutes late for reservation due to traffic being like a parking lot. Justin, the general manager was "most graciously considerate" and sat us right away. They honestly treat you "ROYALLY." A Chicago gem. Food is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time back as The local-- nice menu & wine list-excellent service- Had a Salmon Rueben sandwich which I never seen
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally in Streeterville
We are so happy to of finally made it into The Local. Being "locals", I only wish we tried this place sooner. First of all, it all begins with the awesome service by Logan. He explained everything from the menu items to the restaurant ownership. Five stars for him.
Second, the food was perfect. Finally, a place with fun, good tasting and unique foods. I can't wait to come back and try the White Cheddar Grits.Whatever you do, make sure you have some Blue Cheese Fondue Chips.
We will be back. Specially since it is only a two block walk from home! See you Sunday for Waffles and Chicken!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome meal and great service
We tried out The Local Chicago and loved the food, atmosphere, and the customer service. Marcus made our dining experience special. I had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection - nicely seared on the outside and hot and juicy inside. My husband had the meatloaf and said it was very good. We shared the Oreo pie for dessert - it was lightly minty with chocolate cookie crumb crust on top and bottom. I'm not a big fan of mint but found it to be a really nice ending to our meal.
The outside eating area looked really nice. It was large with lush flowers and plants. The nice thing about the location is the traffic isn't as loud as it would be on a busier street. There is valet parking available.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very interesting menu with
A very interesting menu with many good choices. A great wait staff.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The local Chicago
Great food and service. Great burger and friends of mine had French dip which they said was outstanding. Our server exhibited a lot if pride in the food and checked back many times. We were there for a late lunch so hard to tell how it would be when busy. I would return just for that burger! Reasonable prices for Chicago standards and huge portions.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice to have a place in this busy area where you can sit outside and the food is really good
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
one will see dishes on the menu that are very familiar
That changes when the food arrives and sets a new standard
Try any item and the result t is the same
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good home style food
In a neighborhood place. Attached to a hotel, but not "hotel-like".
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tina tar tar was excellent, menu offered variety for all ! No wait, service was excellent and ambience was fresh, clean and patriotic. Loved the place!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere. Would have preferred wild salmon. But salmon was good.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun sunday lunch
three of us had lunch here at noon on sunday.
one in our party was 30mns late. they were great
about allowing us to be at the table and wait.
had prosecco while waited. food came promptly
and was delicious. our server was terrific. she
had good suggestions and made substitutions
easily. we will be back and will recommend.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place, wonderful menu
A great place, wonderful menu of comfort food, good service and overall fun.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to The Local and we enjoyed it very much. The food was good and the service was excellent,. We would suggest that a bread offering would add to the dining experience. The waiter was excellent
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, great food, no complaints! The staff was very attentive, food was served timely and was delicious!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I work in the area and never even realized The Local Chicago is right around the corner. We were able to sit outdoors and enjoy one of the last beautiful summer days, so there was no issue with noise level. The food truly was outstanding. Loved the jalapeno cornbread and the lobster quesadilla appetizers especially. Would like to go back and try the ribs or the bacon-wrapped shrimp.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service at a Reasonabl
My experience here was amazing! The service and the food were the best you can get in the city while the prices were still reasonable. The lobster boil special for $35 was unbelievable! I will back again with others for sure!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only disappointment was the
Only disappointment was the bar. Wines way over priced, hard liquor pours meager, more ice than anything for wayyyy too much money! If I drank beer, that would be the bev of choice for the price.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
friendly, gracious, attentive staff and good food are set in a comfortable environment. The outside seating is inviting and feels like you're in "The Secret Garden."
just one suggestion---I've ordered a hamburger medium on three different occasions and the chef has yet to get it right---either too rare or overcooked.....
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Terrific Location
The Michigan Avenue strip is studded with touristy and mediocre or over-priced restaurants, many of which are in hotels. This is the exception: a solid and reliable restaurant at the north end of Michigan, in a Hilton Hotel, that's fine for lunch while shopping and even better for a casual but still excellent dinner. Friendly, competent service; reasonable prices (considering the location), and uniformly excellent food (steaks, salads, hamburgers, chicken pot pie, etc.). The decor is perhaps uninspired but the big windows make up for it. We've been here on 3 occasions and always enjoyed it.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Much better in person than pic on website and other restaurant. Service great. Food excellent. The lobster salad is a must. Would definitely recommend for easy neighborhood access.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food
A"local" restaurant that puts out great tasting comfort food. Consistent. Very knowledgable service staff.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local is a gem off of Michigan Ave
We ate at the Local on Saturday night. The food was great and the menu was diverse. It gives you the opportunity to eat whatever you feel like and the price points are good. We will definitely go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfort food was never this good!
Best shrimp and grits I've ever had! This is comfort food kicked up a lot of notches!!!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great addition for the neighborhood
The Local has good,simple American food made well.The meats are always good since the owners also have a steakhouse. The cornbread is wonderful.However, the wine list seems overpriced for what they offer. The wines by the glass are especially overpriced for the small pour. We eat there quite often and I just try to ignore this.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time but not the last time
We really enjoyed the Local. Excellent service, and well-informed about food. Everything cooked perfectly. Easy neighborhood menu. Room is a little goofy, but not bad.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, lively atmosphere
Good choice of Americana food. Large portions and good service. Went on a Saturday night and there was a mix of families, couples, and single diners. Lively atmosphere.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was in Chicago for business recently and wanted to catch a quick bite for dinner with out a lot of hoopla and fanfare (or an outrageously expensive tab). But we did want a good meal in a nice atmosphere with out a lot of tourist trappings. And boy did we find the place!
The menu was relatively small but featured a nice selection of American favorites and comfort food -- all excellently prepared and delivered by a very friendly and attentive waiter.
The meal turned out to be exactly what we wanted -- great food, great service in a lively ambiance with out all of the fuss and over-priced menu.
The only oddity of the experience, which we found more amusing than anything, was when a local brought their dog with them in a stroller. Oh well!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place if you love American comfort food. Love the blue cheese fondu chips! All ingredients are so fresh,and there are so many things to choose from it's hard to pick. I can't wait to go back and try some more of these comforting indulgences.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went with my fiancé for thanksgiving dinner, and the service was above and beyond anything I could have ever hoped for. The atmosphere was great, the service was the best I've ever had, and I had probably one of the most memorable nights of my life because of the kindness shown to me and my fiancé by the staff.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food. great waitress. I would definitely go back
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
the local surprise
great service, great food, great prices. view of the neighborhood activity. vibrant. exciting.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there for a working dinner with our boss in from out of town. The food was great for a cold winters night. Everyone was happy with the service as well. They were not too busy so it was a little overkill but none the less very nice. If I'm in the area again, I would go back.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cold Thursday night in Chicago,
Cold Thursday night in Chicago, looking for something interesting and very close to hotel. First time at The Local and it was great - service, menu and specials. Burgers are huge and require a fork/knife. Also try turkey dinner special on Thursday.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy neighborhood restaurant
We've been twice and had great food and service. Good American menu.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM