Local, fresh, fun, friendly
If you're like me and you're into the farm/stream/brewery-to-table movement, you'll find Local a very special place. The menu changes constantly and everything is ridiculously fresh and tasty. There are essentially two sections of the menu: appetizers and mains. The mains come in two sizes - appetizer size and entree size - so you can have a family-tapas-style dinner if you want, with small sharing courses coming throughout the evening as they come off the stove. Standout for me was the Black Cod entree -- the supplest fish I have ever tasted--no exaggeration.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome place. Organic and
Awesome place. Organic and fresh fare. Plenty of vegetable dishes made to perfection.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great choice for almost anyone.
Great choice for almost anyone. Suited to the local hipoisie, but casual enough and with an accessible, seasonal, shareable menu. Some dishes are truly special, others are decent. Nothing is bad. Environment & service friendly and inviting.
Only disappoinment was with wine; understood the concept is "local" but wished for at least one old world choice.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there - wonderful,
First time there - wonderful, friendly and patient service. The menu is not big, but there were plenty of choices for us, one of whom was a vegetarian. Vegetable dishes were great. I'll be back!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOCAL MISSION EATERY - AMAZING
We had read about Local Mission in Bon Appetite and Saveur food magazine and had put it on our list of places we HAD to try. And EVERYTHING written about it from the amazing twist on Chinese Food to the cool energy and vibe of the room was TRUE. We highly recommend this place and RESERVATIONS are a MUST.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food !!!!
Every single ingredient and technic manage to perfection
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both times a charm
I've eaten at Local Mission Eatery twice. The first was with an out-of-town foodie guest for a meal during one of LME's wine/menu pairings. We both thought the meal was one of the best we've ever had. I had been searching for a time to come with my wife, and managed a deferred mother's day celebration mid-week. We had the focaccia as an appetizer, bean soup with kale and artichoke, grilled artichoke and fennel, tagliatelle, ricotta gnocchi with chicken confit and an surprisingly complex chocolate brioche for dessert. All the dishes were excellent. We loved that one can have half portions of the main courses, allowing us to try more dishes. Service was attentive without being stuffy. Currently this is my favorite restaurant in SF.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mission Local Eatery is one of our very favorite restaurants. You can hardly go wrong in ordering as everything on the menu is terrific. Very fresh local ingredients put together in the most inventive and delicious ways. Great wait staff and a nice, casual environment.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is all local and all natural in addition to being exceptionally creative . The four of us loved every item we ordered. The wine selection was superb, including the orange wine. Terrific San Francisco find. And reasonably priced.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything's great, would
Everything's great, would be even better if they reduce the salt.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service fell down.
LME is one of my favorite restaurants, but that night, the service was stupid. I realize that's not a very helpful descriptor, but I'm having trouble putting it into words. I'm so used to warm service there but the two people I interacted with that night treated us more like a bother.
The food delivered, however. The gnocchi were particularly memorable. I never order gnocchi because I've been disappointed too many times (elsewhere.) My companion ordered them and they were fluffy, herbal delights. The green garlic fritters were delicious -- crispy on the outside, not oily, and cooked through with a light texture. I always order the house pickles, and they were particularly good that night.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service rules but food keeps up!
I have been here twice and both times the food and service have been excellent. Food is unique and fresh but the real gem has been Jonathan, who was our server both times. Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable about both the food and wine and is a pleasure to have at our table. Ask for Jonathan when you go!!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the locals
Great ambiance and vibe as you walked in, I enjoyed the interior design and the images of San Francisco along the wall. Waitress was great with her recommendation. Food was plated well. Great place for catching up with friends.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an amazing meal at MLE
This is hands down one of the best restaurants in the city. Innovative and fresh with only the best ingredients make for a spectacular dinner. It's also more affordable than any other restaurant where you would get anything approaching this quality.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique even in SF. High quality,
Unique even in SF. High quality, deliciously prepared with best local ingredients and accompanying excellent wine list.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy ambience, great food
This charming place has a focused (ie short) menu of seasonal offerings and everything on the menu is delicious! Friendly staff, and great counter space where you can watch the chefs prepare food. Excellent entertainment and a super cozy atmosphere.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very tasty, menu
Food was very tasty, menu a little meat heavy, which can be good for some. Some gluten free items. Country pate was excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, creative menu
The ambience at Local Mission Eatery is nice, the staff is polite and welcoming, but the real star in the establishment is the food. I was a little disappointed when I first saw the menu, as it was rather short, but that feeling vanished once our order started arriving. All the small plates were good, but the gnocchi and the summer squash were outstanding. We had the salmon and the short rib entrees, and they were both packed with flavor & really delicious.
I highly recommend LME for foodies, as the menu is creative and the all the items appear to have been thoughtfully (and deliciously) prepared. Thumbs up!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place was warm and incentive like going to a friends house who loves to cook and come up with exotic dishes.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM