Local's Corner

Local's Corner

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.localscornersf.com/
  • Phone: 4158007945x
  • Hours of Operation:


    DINNER
    Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Izakaya with Michael Black Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm

    DAYTIME
    Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jake Des Voignes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: We would like to cater your party, meeting, or special occasion. Be in touch for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street
  • Public Transit: Bart 24th St Mission
    Muni 27, 9, 33, 12, 67, 48.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there is a public lot a few blocks away at 23rd St and Utah
A word from Local's Corner
Local's Corner is a raw bar and seafood restaurant, serving only local and sustainably caught fish. Our wine and beer lists are all Californian.
There is a 6-course Chef's Tasting Menu available at the Chef's Counter for $65. When you reserve, please let us know if you are booking the Chef's Counter.
We are open for six days a week and take reservation for dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Local's Corner reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (9)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Quaint, Good
    singmom
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Very small, sweet intimate spot. Food was interesting and tasty. Cured halibut with grapefruit and King Salmon stood out. Lavender oiled almonds were an interesting twist and the wine selection by the glass different. The service left a little to be desired. The server seemed to go for long periods without checking in and then would take things (particularly my wine glass twice) before I was finished. Also there is no dessert option and dinner just doesn't really feel complete without it. Leaves you wanting, which is not the way you want to leave a restaurant but on the whole very good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food
    LDSFVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Superb execution of all the dishes that we ordered. Small plates. We tried seafood dishes, oysters, produce, and bread. All prepared with a deft hand. The small kitchen puts outstanding food on the table. Bravo! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small, charming, special choices
    reviewerVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    great place for 2-4 people, all pretty small plates, each unique and superb. Emphasis on seafood but steak tartar was delicious. Do order their bread, homemade. Mostly plates to share. Corner, Victorian bistro atmosphere, beautiful sunlight at dusk, easy to hold conversation. Oddly, no desserts, but then Humprey Slocum's is just around the corner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • two tops are too close together.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    two tops are too close together. Parking was difficult. Food was outstanding, as was the service. We will be back. Make sure you try the cured halibut, and the warm spinach salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious but needs dessert
    cublubberVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The only thing available was a cheese plate. Needed something sweet after a very good, light and fresh dinner. Also need to love seafood. There was a beef tartare dish but was my least favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was exemplary!
    Archbrarian
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The service was exemplary! Most importantly, if the staff have 0 attitude, are kind (but not overly kind) and, are even keeled, then the experience is awesome. I also appreciate it when chefs come out of the kitchen to offer one of their plates to customers--personal touches combined with the right amount of attention and care makes up for almost anything. The food was really fresh but the portions too small and too pricey. Otherwise, make sure a group gets more than one entree per person. Also, the chefs procure protein from purveyors that are local. For example, there wasn't a big red meat offering the evening we went--or poultry. However they presented seafood + vegs as elevated and best as they could. So, never expect the same thing!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood's the star at this gem
    Pei47
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Baked salmon collar and avante garde treatment of spring vegetables are the two things I remember from my Local's Corner visit. If you're looking for "think outside of the box" flavors, this little Mission spot could be right up your alley. Come with an open mind and focus on seasonal dishes and/or seafood ones, and don't forget their delicious rustic toast with salted butter!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    I love this place, but not consitent. First visit on a Thursday, ordered the trout which was the best trout I have ever had. Substantial portion, perfectly prepared, with great flavors in the mix. Server was darling, staff looked professional, everyone so warm and attentive. 2 weeks later, Saturday night: A friend and I ordered 2 glasses of wine, shared 3 small plates plus the halibut. Food was good but not great. Portions were tiny. Different server with a cold attitude. Our initial set of small plates came out in good time, but main fish dish took forever to arrive; server made no effort to reassure us. The flavors were a let down. I left embarrased to have brought my friend here to spend that amount of money on an anticlimactic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great dinner with friends
    KrissaD
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Had a great dinner with friends at Local's Corner. Beautifully presented, creative, and impeccably fresh fish preparations. The waitress recommended six dishes for the four of us, which was perfect, and left us just enough room to enjoy a cheese plate for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Was very good and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Food Was very good and we really enjoyed Our dinner. Service Was nice and friendly. Very lovely evening with good food and company!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our food was good, but over-priced
    Phoebe
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Our food was good, but over-priced and over-hyped. Also, our server was a bit short and she said that Brussels Sprouts are no longer in season, which isn't the case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is lovely, except
    capnjane
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Everything is lovely, except the prices with regard to the portions. A shared entree is approximately 3/4 cup for two people. We paid more than $50 for three dishes (including bread that we also had to pay for) a glass of wine and a glass of iced tea. Each dish was two small bites each, so we went to get ice cream at Humphry Slocombe afterwards. The food is neither that good nor that unique for the prices of their portions. This local will not return. That said, the service was exceptional.
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  • We really enjoyed that the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We really enjoyed that the menu was so specialized. There is nothing quite like it in San Francisco. Each of our plates were well balanced and portions were small and sharable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such potential - but too many
    RobinWVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Such potential - but too many quirks to make us want to return. There is a sameness to the dishes (radishes in almost every one, visually similar presentations). The mushroom escabeche - the only non-fish entree we tried - was awful. The sturgeon and halibut were terrific, the sardines good. Only two beers offered: one with hibiscus (wouldn't try) and the other bland/thin for my beau's taste. Talent in the kitchen, but not a destination worth going out of our way again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it huts me to give this place
    thisVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    it huts me to give this place "good" for food...i gave it 5 stars last time...this time was nowhere near as good as last time unfortunately
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  • We came into Local's Corner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We came into Local's Corner for a birthday meal. The food is small plates so you definitely want at least two plates per person and one or two more if you're hungry. The food was excellent. The only dish I felt was prepared too salty was the sturgeon. The lamb also had a little bit too much grizzle but it was cooked perfectly and the flavor was outstanding. A terrific restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So delicious. But seriously,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    So delicious. But seriously, tiny portions. Prices seemed reasonable, until I realized all you get is 3 bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't forget the oysters!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The chefs and staff at Local's Corner deliver an amazing variety of tastes with beautiful presentation. I love and appreciate the concept of keeping it local and seasonal -- always something new and interesting on the menu. The dishes here are smaller than at counterpart Local Mission Eatery -- come with a group so that you can sample lots of different things. Don't forget the oysters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall A- / B+. Went on
    LunchGuestJan222014
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Overall A- / B+. Went on a Friday night (8:30 PM) service waas great, food was good, atmosphere was OK but not that packed (I prefer packed). Menu was limited but items were fresh and tasty. All in all I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    This restaurant was great! The trout appetizer was especially delicious. It has a darling atmosphere that makes it quaint which is why a reservation is needed in advance to dine here. We would go back to this cute spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great interesting food
    SausalitoVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    This was our first time here, but we really enjoyed it. Al the plates are designed to share so we shared everything. The smoked oyster chowder and the pork shoulder were outstanding. On the other hand, the calamari and kale was almost just kale and not worth it. Fantastic bread. Cheese is available but not sweet desserts.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OVERALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    OVERALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE. WOULD HOWEVER REQUEST WARM DISHES FOR VEGETARIANS.IT'S NOT ALL THAT FUN HAVING DISH AFTER DISH BEING A SORT OF COLD SALAD.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Amazing flavors and presentation
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Amazing flavors and presentation of seafood. Great find!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are getting to know this
    chich
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We are getting to know this place and we are like what we have had so far. We even spent Valentine's Dinner here, which is normally a hassle at most restaurants. We liked that they didn't have a special menu for Valentine's Day, just the same menu you always get. Only draw back is that you have to pay for bread, which seems kind of skimpy for the prices they charge for the entrees.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Local's Corner. Unique
    DoloresheightsdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Love Local's Corner. Unique food prep and combinations. And all delicious. Very fresh ingredients. Sweet little place and reasonable noise level - rare in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unpretentious Seafood
    David
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    The raw oysters were really fresh and delicious. I had the fish stew which was unexpectedly sour and had a lot of root vegetable in it. My friend had the crab which was seasoned without compromising the sweetness of the delicate crab meat. I made a reservation beforehand but was seated at the chef's counter while there were empty tables for two. I should have asked for a table. You'll have to pay for bread. They have no dessert.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Great food and great service. Small plates of fresh innovative seafood and sides like shaved brussel sprouts. LOVED the oyster pot pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Not my first choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    I really wanted to love this little place. Walking by it looked SO CUTE! IT is only a few blocks from my our house, so my partner and I were really excited to give it a try. Sadly, I was not that impressed. The food was fine, not amazing not, terrible, but completely adequate. We ordered a 3 course dinner. Starting with the oysters, which were super fresh and delicious. We thought we were off to a good start. The second courses ( beet salad and brussel sprout salad) came randomly. Which was OK, we are fine with family style although it was not what we had expected, or how we had ordered. Both salads tasted under seasoned to us. Dinner was not much better. Overall it was fine, i was hoping for amazing.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ThHe food is very fresh and
    TonyPVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    ThHe food is very fresh and focused on fresh seasonal seafood and local ingredients using innovative and light preparations . The short all-California wine lIst is exciting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Food was fresh, interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Food was fresh, interesting and original. Sauces complimented the ingredients and didn't overwhelm.everything was treat for the palate. The only downside is that the ventilation was not good and so we came out smelling like a burger joint.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food and attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Delicious food and attentive service. Wish they had dessert other than cheese. Parking is quite difficult.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was fantastically
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food was fantastically innovative with perfectly balanced novel combinations. As an aspiring cook, I was able to appreciate it but have no hope of emulating that level of artistry myself. Bravo!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Everything is perfectly cooked,
    alexVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Everything is perfectly cooked, interesting and well-executed. Very small, very quaint and I like that too. Smaller portions perhaps than I'd like
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Limited menu but very creative
    Mcf96VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Limited menu but very creative options. Food was wonderful and service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This little restaurant offer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    This little restaurant offer great dish with fresh products, well presented and executed. The portion are perfect to share or if you are alone, you can do a tasting meal or for the table to share. The service is attentif and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • loved the down to earth yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    loved the down to earth yet creative treatment of the amazing bounty of local ingredients
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just love this place!! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Just love this place!! The flavors that they put together are unusual and work so well. I savor every bite.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super cute cozy restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Super cute cozy restaurant. Great wine list (albeit limited). The fish stew was great- tender fresh fish with a cream like sauce (but not heavy). We also got the braised beef stew which almost have the same complementary ingredients (carrot and turnip). But the beef was not as tender as i expected. I loved the Brussels sprout salad with sliced raw Brussels sprout softened by a bit of vinegar and topped with almond croutons.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs to mature into a real menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The idea is great. The menu is too limited though, and the portions are too small for the price. There are no sides, and not even basic things like mineral water or non-alcoholic drinks. The land portion of the menu needs a bit more on it if seafood is hard to get. Much of the seafood was adulterated in the form of spreads, mixed with creme fraiche and cheeses...not great. And no desert menu at all. ...
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  • Really nice staff coupled
    RJMerlot
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Really nice staff coupled with cozy space and energetic kitchen is a great recipe for a fund evening. Wine list is small very very focused on up and coming Northern California gems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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