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The Local Chicago
The Local Chicago
  • Address:
    198 East Delaware Place
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

The Local Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelocalchicago.com
  • Email: info@theloclchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 280-8887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30pm - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Travis Strickland
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Delaware and Mies Van Der Rohe
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered through the Hilton Suites Hotel on door North of our main entrance. Valet parking is $12.
A word from The Local Chicago
In the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile & Gold Coast, The Local Chicago provides an elevated dining experience within walking distance of the city’s greatest shopping and attractions. Proprietors Matt Moore and David Flom, veterans of the acclaimed Chicago Cut Steakhouse in River North, strive for The Local Chicago to be a home away from home. Specially sourced ingredients are used to elevate American comfort food favorites that deeply satisfy. The menu changes seasonally, but standout favorites are the chicken pot pie, bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits, a show-stealing jalapeno corn bread and, borrowing a page from sister restaurant Chicago Cut Steakhouse, sublime USDA Prime steak. From the dining room guests can view the “from-scratch” exhibition kitchen, watching as chefs roast succulent rotisserie chickens and Berkshire pork racks in the restaurant’s majestic red & gold Rotisol. Rounding out the visit is a jaw-dropping wine list delivered via ipad.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Local has a fun, extensive menu with creative American food - including comfort food like meatloaf and chicken pot pie, along with great seafood, salad and side options. The service was exceptional in all respects - including their accommodating our late arrival in a friendly manner, responding creatively to our request for a table where we could watch a March Madness game, having very attentive and friendly wait staff who were helpful but not hovering, and more. The food was all first rate, with generous portions. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates excellent cuisine and service, with a friendly ambience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food. I would recommend the jalapeño cornbread and the mint Oreo dessert."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything about dinner. The food is great; service is wonderful and friendly. A perfect place to go for an enjoyable dinner out. We plan to go back orten."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had the ribs they were very good. Waiter was very good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The Local is owned and operated by two great restaurant guys from Chicago Cut: Matt Moore and David Flom. The food is fresh and high quality and most items are real winners including the salads, ribs, meatloaf, chicken and seafood (especially the specials). They have a great wine selection and great service from the moment you walk in the door. There are a few minor issues. They might consider improving the french fries by using the Chicago Cut french fries because The Local's fries looked dark (almost burnt looking) and not very appetizing or flavorful; the cole slaw was dry on top probably from sitting in the cooler and the dressing was generally bland; and the Pilsner draft beer was flat. Worth trying and returning."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great comfort food. Cornbeef & Cabbage was very good as was the cornbread & meatloaf. Thank You."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "For a lunch place, this restaurant is highly over-priced. The maître d' tried hard to make us feel that this is a luxury eaterie. The small dining space is clean and neat with hard surfaces to make all of the conversations LOUD. There are so many better places on Michigan Avenue, that this pricey restaurant will not see us again. I wish there was ONE highlight, but we didn't see it. The food was mainly too dry."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went out for Christmas dinner with family member in wheelchair, and chose this restaurant based on the "kid-friendly" recommendation. The noise level was insane, very hard to be heard - we were constantly bumped into by wait staff/kitchen staff, and the food was eh. I know it's Christmas, but definitely disappointing, given this was the only time for us to be with the family member."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Our group (4) mainly had the comfort food options such as meat loaf and chicken pot pie. Very good reports from all. I found a reasonably priced Benziger Cab. The wine list - on a tablet - takes a little getting used to, but a techie should love it."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Couldn't get into Select Cut - their sister restauarant and ended up with a reso here. Everything great, including the moscow mule: served correctly in a chilled tin or copper cup. Our waiter was awesome and we took his lead on a couple items like the prime rib and crab cake appetizer. We would absolutely go back ."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place is great! Staff is amazing especially the manager. Every time I have come she has taken the time to come over and say hi. Always very easy to get a table. Hasn't been really discovered yet by a lot of people which is a shame but I'm sure that will change quickly. The Kobe hot dog is to die for. Has very light and buttery taste to it that is not over powering. Never once had a bad meal here."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Just an overall great experience. We went back the next night for cocktails at the bar."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "After seeing the deal on Ken table and confirming the price was power couple, I booked a reservation with the local. When they got there, the price was suddenly per person. They were humiliated and I was left feeling guilty for ruining their Valentines. We would have tried to get a refund, but since by mother in law has only used cash this trip, we knew there was nothing that could be done. The hostess lied to me on the phone when I confirmed this reservation. Never been so blind sided by a restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My first visit at the LOCAL was for a Xmas luncheon with my co-workers and the place never left my mind. I greatly enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional, everyone was so nice. I told my girlfriends about the LOCAL upon my return to work and expressed how my experience was and how I was ready to go back; and I did for a friends Birthday at this visit. Now we all are planning when we are going to return to the LOCAL..."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was great. Skirt steak was wonderful but a bit too salty. Apple Betty is worth flying into Chicago for!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I was a solo diner here and my table was situated in the middle of large groups of people. I felt uncomfortable and rushed. The amount of food served on your plate is far to much. The restaurant is dimly lit so it was difficult to see what you were actually eating. It was not a good experience but I am sure if you were with someone it would be more enjoyable and you would not be made to feel like an inconvenience."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Liquor is way over priced. Too many wonderful restaurants you can go to that don't mark up their wine and liquor. They're not going to get the neighborhood business."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Wonderful drink & wine options. We started with an appetizer ~ the blue cheese sauce served over homemade potato chips. This was one of the best appetizers! I then ordered the fish & chips (cod & seasoned fries). This was a generous portion & very good. My husband had the rotisserie chicken & kale which he also enjoyed. The service was exceptional. Our waiter answered several questions about the food & was very attentive without be intrusive. The manager checked on each table to see if people were enjoying their food."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The name is somewhat odd, but the food is excellent. My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner here on Saturday. The bar menu is presented on an iPad, so we had fun choosing our cocktails. Each bartender has come up with several seasonal recipes, and my choice, Autumn's Amaro, was tasty. We then shared a Lobster Quesadilla appetizer and an order of Diver Sea Scallops with Butternut Squash Risotto. The scallops were huge and not at all fishy, and the risotto was perfectly done, with a little sage balsamic reduction that was the perfect foil for the sweetness of the squash. The wait staff was very accommodating and our shared entree was served on 2 plates."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "There are not many restaurants in the neighborhood that provide solidly decent food with decent service at a reasonable price. In the same hotel, for example, there is a restaurant with $100 plus prix fixe meals. So The Local is a pleasant fall-back. It advertises itself as having comfort food. These include a decent hamburger. On the other hand, it's ribs are militantly non-memorable. And so are other dishes. Service is efficient. Servers sell a little too vigorously and exaggerate the virtues of particular dishes--the above ribs being an example. Get a hamburger and you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "A solid, underrated place in Chicago. Great outdoor seating, excellent service and the food is outstanding. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We will definitely be making this a regular place to dine/have drinks whenever in the city! Logan and Bobbi were fantastic bartenders! The oysters were great and blue cheese chips out if this world. We also would order the drummettes again and again. Also no short pours on wine glasses here!! A must go place and sit at the bar if you can!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We love Local. Great cornbread, ribs, risotto, scallops...I have never had a bad meal here. I will definitely be back. Prices are totally reasonable for such a great location! We went right after family mass on Christmas Eve and it truly was PERFECT!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Staff friendly and attentive. Food left much to be desired. Tasted like re-heated, processed, boxed blandness."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "From the moment we arrived until we departed, everything was perfect! Service, atmosphere, food, drinks, dessert.....definitely will go back!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Like the comfort food notion of this place. Not much to it in terms of atmosphere, but it's a block from where I live so I'll definitely be back looking for something on the menu I really like. What I had hit the spot hunger-wise, but it wasn't special enough to try again. Want to support neighborhood places, whether they're in the ground floor of a hotel or not."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We have date at their other resteraunt, Chicago Cut Steakhouse and had a great experience. This resteraunt did not disappoint either! We hope to return sometime for breakfast!!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We've been twice and had great food and service. Good American menu."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Food was nothing special. Only 2 choices of oysters. Arnold Palmer was light on iced tea. Is Lokal too big to not give Open Table points for on-line reservations."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "great service, great food, great prices. view of the neighborhood activity. vibrant. exciting."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Good sized portions. Very friendly staff, good suggestions."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "great food. great waitress. I would definitely go back"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Friends recommended this adorable place, and we were initially attracted to the varied menu options and location. The steak salad was a generous portion, but the Asian seasoning and dressing missed the boat for one of us. Also, the cheesy grits failed to produce the lush creamy sensation I'd wanted -- but again the portion was quite generous. The dessert menu was hard to resist, but the very high restaurant noise level made us decide to not linger. The menu was such a plus that I might try the place another time, 'tho my dinner partner will decline joining me."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/9/2013