This is a favorite place for
This is a favorite place for us!
Love the food and we are foodies.
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3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food made with ingredient
Wonderful food made with ingredients from local venders at great prices. Fun, inventive and ever changing menu.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
On My List for Visits to Indy
The food was very good. I had one of the specials - braised local lamb shepherd's pie. The lamb was tender and flavorful. Overall the dish was probably the best shepherd's pie I have ever had. My friend had the local kitchen sink bangers and mash. She loved it! The list of local brews was great, too. We were visiting from Cincinnati and were glad that we made the pick. It was definitely worth it. The only negative was the amount of noise. My friend and I were sitting across from each other and it was difficult to carry on a conversation due to the ambient noise.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Local has an excellent
The Local has an excellent Northside Nights menu. It's unique and delicious. Definitely recommend giving The Local a try--Northside Nights or not. You won't be disappointed.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The dinner started with an outstanding appetizer of goat cheese and garlic in olive oil and fresh bread. Mushroom risotto was amazing, and the mussels in a curry sauce were very tasty and cooked perfectly. Great meal overall. Plan on coming back with the kids. It is nice to have two areas to eat in. One area for adults only and the other for families.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food servers under trained
We always have a great meal here but prepare ourselves to poorly served. The servers are always friendly. It is just that inevitably something goes poorly. I thought that we had avoid the poor service curse when both or appetizer and main courses came out on time. However we had no utensils and had to ask another waiter for them. The table sitting next to us was set. The Waiter was new and our request for forks and spoons flustered him. He went to search for our server and we ended up reaching over to the table next so that our food would not get cold. After dinner we asked for desert menus but no one stopped by to take our order. Then waited15 mins for bill
The food is worth it but you need to be in a relaxed to stomach the spotty service
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual Dinner in Carmel
The fish and chips were delicious. The perch was lighly breaded, fresh and perfectly fried. Would highly recommend.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went on a Saturday fo lunch with my two grown children. The services was very fantastic. She was able to guide us to choices we would normally not make, cajun tater tots. Protions are large and can be shared. The strawbery lemonade with one free refill was a big hit. Already planning or next trip back.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where delicious meets healthy
We just love The Local! Eat there often with our family, and also for casual adult night's out. The food is always wonderful, is locally sourced (hence the name) and organic (keep it healthy folks)! The servers have consistently been courteous and prompt, and they do juggle a lot with the number of families that patronize the place. I personally enjoy the menu specials which are wonderfully off-mainstream...duck, goat, lamb, frog's legs...yum! Great to have a place so close to home that changes it up regularly! Nice selection of beer, wine and fresh-made milk shakes for kids of all ages! And crayons at the brown paper covered tables allow grown ups some talk time when bringing the little ones along. We will continue to be regulars!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the changing menu
I enjoyed my meal and the fact that it was sourced close to home. Next time I'm excited to see what new creations they have, following the food and the seasons!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!
This is a true foodie heaven. Detailed prep, great prices, good beer!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated Fathers Day at The Local. Great choice!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Child friendly. Good Food.
Child friendly. Good Food. A favorite in Indianapolis.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Restaurant in Town
I love that the meat served at The Local is local and HUMANELY raised. The wait staff are all so friendly and nice. We comment on that every time we visit The Local. The food is very well done. It's a casual dining spot so you don't have to wait for special occasions to go. LOVE IT!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something different at The Taste
The Taste came highly recommended to us by a friend. We had no idea it was even there...the inside is very comfortable. The baked goat cheese was delicious as an appetizer-love that the food was from local Indiana farmers. Definitely a uniqueness to this restaurant!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rocky start, but uphill from there
We arrived with a reservation and were seated right away. We waited 10 minutes and had to ask the hostess to send our waiter over - I think we were in between sections because nobody approached us even when they weren't busy. The owner (I think) took care of us personally and comped our first drinks and appetizer, which was very nice and appropriate in this situation. Then we got lots of attention! The food was good, service excellent after that and we would definitely return. Great place in a kind of hidden location, which is fine with me!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food. Very inventive
great food. Very inventive menu. But still very much a family atmosphere. I will definitely be back!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu, good food, kid-friendly, and reasonably priced. Definitely a new favorite.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed reading the menu and trying a different type of salad with salami and a lamb burger as well as a new seasonal brew from Sun King. I love the food and would definitely go back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Baked Goat Cheese app was a nice start to our dinner. My girlfriend had the Bison burger and she loved it. I went with the Horseradish/Parmesan Crusted Walleye and it was spectacular! They have a great selection of beers and the place has a nice open atmosphere. I would be here every week if I lived on the north side.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food. Service was
Wonderful food. Service was a bit rushed. Will return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu here changes weekly, so unless you see the current menu online, you won't know what is being served. The food here is quite surprising, considering that it is more a local restaurant than a fancy restaurant in an expensive location. They work with what is available and they do a great job. There are items that you would not expect to see, such as mussels from Canada. The prices are very reasonable for the high quality. This is a true gem in the Westfield/Carmel area.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. I had the lamb burger it was delicious. The service was very efficient. We did not wait for anything.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always pleased with the food at the Local. Different things that you wouldn't make at home at a reasonable price. Good wine list and cold beer.
My husband loves the beignets' for dessert but wishes the coffee was stronger. (Chicory?)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our daughter and her husband to celebrate her birthday. Food was good, we had the sandwiches and Mac'n cheese. The bread pudding for desert was good, would have been better with vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream. Service was good. It's a little on the loud side but overall a good place and we will go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food however the menu
Great food however the menu is small. Kids menu is posted on chalk board in the back. Big and fairly loud after church crowd kept the staff busy, but they kept up well.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic inventive food using
Fantastic inventive food using locally produced ingredients with really reasonable pricing. Menus change frequently so there's always something new and delicious to discover. Even if you don't live on the northside, this is WELL worth the drive! Reservations strongly recommended -- waits can be up to 2 hours if you don't have them.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Every Time!
We love The Local and have never had a less than stellar experience there. The food is excellent, the service great and they have an excellent selection of micro brews and cocktails. Can't go wrong when you go to The Local. The mac and cheese with bacon lardons is a MUST!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food; Annoying Lights
The food was great, The service was great. The decor was nice.
The short ribs were delicious and perfectly prepared. Get the goat cheese appetizer.
But the flickering compact fluorescent lights need to go, or be replaced with LEDs, or have an appropriate dimmer, or something. No one went into an epileptic seizure, but reading the menu was somewhat nauseating.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM