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Local, Dallas, TX

Local

4.5
4.5
1411 Reviews
$50 and over
American
L O C A L was conceptualized by chef owner Tracy Miller in 1998 with the inspired vision of becoming a local establishment in Dallas serving a seasonally inspired modern american menu.

Located in the spirited, soulful + historical Boyd Hotel, circa 1908, in Deep Ellum, TX. Our culinary approach consistently embraces a menu that welcomes the simplest, most honest ingredients available. We are seasonally driven and are continuously strengthening our bonds with surrounding purveyors, cheesemakers, breweries, ranchers, wineries and farmers. We are always eager to share our fondness of quality driven products and we stay true to who we are while preparing food that makes us happy.

Reservations for 5 or more please contact us at (214) 752-7500.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (214) 752-7500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Tracy Miller
  • Catering
    Large events only.
  • Private party contact
    Aliza Shier: (214) 752-7500
  • Neighborhood
    Deep Ellum
  • Cross street
    Hall Street
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary parking for our guests in the private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas

    American

1,411 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t been here in quite some time, and decided to bring an out of town visitor in for the chef’s tasting menu. In every aspect, we had a wonderful experience. Thank you Jordan, for your attentive and personal service, and thank you chef, for a perfect meal. What a lovely evening!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef surprised us with a deliciously rich amuse-bouche before our meal, an extra dessert and the tiniest most delicious shortbread cookies topped with a fruit chutney with our bill. She visited our table to check on our experience as well. Everything was delicious. We can recommend the fried green beans, the short rib, the sea bass, the beets, the brussel sprouts, the risotto, and the spice cake!

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  3. MB1385

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Seems like they were understaffed. Poor service. Made the dates conversation become how bad the service was.

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  4. GroovyFoodie

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn't been to Local in a while so wanted to give it a try since previous experience was really good. Went on Saturday night at 6:45 - they were understaffed, sat at our table 20 minutes before we even got water. Server was also manning the bar so drinks came about 10 mins later. Decided to try the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Of the 8 courses 3 were pretty good the rest were average to below average. For the price paid it was definitely not worth it and the overall experience left us disappointed to say the least. There were only about 4-5 tables occupied when we were there, and it still took over 2.5 hours to complete the service. Doubt we'll be going back and wouldn't be surprised to see them close if things don't improve.

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  5. Mark

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant in a lovely historic building in Deep Ellum but very quiet for a Saturday night, making me worry about its long-term viability.

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  6. JamesA

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Wished the scallops were offered the night we were there. Sea bass and filet were great. look forward to going again.

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  7. Whit

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fried Green Beans, Roasted Beets, Salmon, were all exceptional. Service was responsive and attentive. Atmosphere was vintage Deep Ellum. Only downside was the website offer of Rudolph's parking lot as a safe parking place. Came out to a double booted car. When inquiring with the restaurant staff about the website directions, they said they were sorry to have not updated the website. So that was an additional hour spent in the lot waiting for the boot to be removed and an additional $150 to the bill for the evening.

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  8. Sbr2

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit since COVID. Quality hasn’t changed-still outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I think we just caught them on a bad night. They were way understaffed and only had two waiters for the whole restaurant and one of the guys also had to play bartender. It didn’t look like there was a manager on duty and they were missing things left and right. We got the pairing experience and they missed some of the wine.

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  10. LeslieH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe in Deep Elm. Amazing salads and overall menu.

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  11. Celiad

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and they took care of my gluten free needs nicely. The attention was lovely and the ambience was perfect. However, in my opinion, the tasting menu does not worth its price. The food was good but nothing outstanding. I am from EU and for what I paid I could have eat in a Michelin star restaurant, therefore my expectations were probably not realistic.

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  12. Goblinbabe

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We felt very rushed despite an early reservation on NYE and weren’t happy with the value. It was over $600 for 3 people (2 adults, 1 child) ordering just 1 drink for my wife and tap water for everyone else, after parking, tax and tip. It would’ve been cheaper to order 5 or 6 of the full sized dishes and split them between the 3 of us over doing the tasting menu and we would’ve gotten more food if we had. We eat here once a year but the tasting menu price has hiked too high for what you get. Food was delicious but better value needs to be delivered at a $150/pp price point. It used to be $95/pp just a few years back for the identical menu and free parking.

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  13. SallyT

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous. We did the 7 course tasting with wine pairings. The tiny servings were perfect. We almost couldn’t finish the 7th course. Dessert, butternut squash soup, lobster cakes, and sea bass were especially delicious. It was New Years Eve but we were very early because we had a Broadway Musical at 7:30 that was sold out. The location is perfect for Music Hall at Fair Park. It was our first time here, but not the last.

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  14. EdieW

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and thoughtful tasting menu. Each course was better than the last!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef's tasting menu was delightful... Seasoning and flavors were on par and the service was impeccable. Amuse bouche offering of a creamy butternut squash soup was one of our favorite bites of the night, and the lobster cake and seabass dishes were phenomenal. Tenderloin was cooked to perfection and not over-sauced, so the flavor of the beef came through nicely.

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  16. AmandaT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious from cocktails to dessert this restaurant is a Deep Ellum must! We had theatre tickets with about and hour and a half to dine before we needed to head to Fair Park and they even did an amazing job of getting us through our courses efficiently without the experience feeling rushed in any way.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the first time before a show at Fair Park Music Hall. Super friendly and fast service. Neat place that was originally built as a hotel. Food was great and well presented. Executive Chef came by at chatted and was very friendly and professional. Very good experience and would be a nice place for a long leisurely dinner and conversation. Only surprise was that they only sell beer and wine. Will definitely return.

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  18. AAfoodie

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were one of three tables before the Broadway Dallas show Friday night. Otherwise the place was empty. They had Christmasy jazz playing, but you could still hear those at your table. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The staff was attentive.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely adore this restaurant. Tried it on a whim 10 years ago, and have come back regularly on special occasions to do the chefs tasting. It is such an excellent experience, in addition to being a wonderful meal.

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  20. JeffreyP

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been wanting to try this place for a while. Such a disappointment. Service was marginal (forgotten wine, overcharged on check), but the meal was probably the worst we’ve had in years. Cringy oversalted salad, wife’s burger was raw in middle with a tough crust on outside. The table across from us sent their amuse bouche back- ( can you do that with something free?) No.. just move on.

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  21. NikkiA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic. Difficult to get to on a Friday evening and we were running late, so we didn't have a chance to hang around and really check things out. Was told it is the best burger in Dallas, so will be going back to try the burger.

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  22. TrishT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried LOCAL for the first time last night after a work event and will definitely go back. Food and service was amazing. Steak was fork tender and I would go back just for the butternut squash soup tasting. Can't wait to go back!

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  23. Garland

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant in Dallas for the last 20 years.

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  24. Foodie

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Local. The food is consistently imaginative and delicious. We don't get to Deep Ellum often, but when we do, Local is where we'll dine.

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  25. SkipB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the absolute perfect spot to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. thank you for an enchanting evening filled with good food, good drink and good sounds.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience for our first time. The tasting menu is 100% worth it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful and always delicious! Great, attentive staff as well. Our favorite place in Dallas!

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  28. Miche

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was some of the beat I’ve ever had. Service was phenomenal. Place wasn’t as lively as I thought it’d be. Could have been that particular night. I would definitely go back.

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  29. MaryBethNitz

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as usual! Only complaint is our waiter forgot to put in our appetizer order and so we ended up basically having it for dessert. Amazing food and ambience!!

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  30. ViBa

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, excellent service and cool vibe. You won’t be disappointed

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  31. LarissaSanglard

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing and it was insanely good! We were able chat with Chef Tracy and got some history about the place. Surpassed my expectations and I’d travel back to Dallas just for another dinner at Local!

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  32. DeniseS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing wonderful delicious…. I could go on and on!!!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn’t love the experience. I’ve been to Local many times. This time, several courses were way too salty, to the point I couldn’t eat them. The wine parings didn’t come with the courses and we often had to ask for the wine pairing while our glasses were empty. At one point I had to say, “We need a lot more attention on the wine.” For $400+ I was very disappointed. There are amazing restaurants in Dallas that we could have gone to for half as much.

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  34. SeanH

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the 6 course tasting menu and it was amazing!!! Best restaurant in Deep Ellum!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love going to Local, it is the best hidden gem in Dallas! Food, atmosphere, service, everything is exceptional!

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  36. Eatwell

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very salty and bottle of wine was 4X of retail. Dessert was amazing!

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  37. TeriD

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The crispy green bean starter is delicious, the sea bass is heaven and the sorbets were a perfect end to a great meal.

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  38. BelindaR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu with paired wine rocks! Execution was perfect; best sea bass I’ve ever had.

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  39. KayeS

    New York City

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This continues to be on of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The sea bass was wonderful as was the peach salad. It's so nice to be able to talk, and hear, while dining.

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  40. StormiH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The tasting menu was flawless and the staff was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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FAQs

Local does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 752-7500.

Local is rated 4.5 stars by 1411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Local

2936 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hall Street
  • Neighborhood
    Deep Ellum
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary parking for our guests in the private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Tracy Miller
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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