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Local, Dallas, TX

Local

4.5
4.5
1331 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

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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 1,331 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Innovative

  • Dallas

    Innovative

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a good time at LOCAL! The service is wonderful and food is delicious! I brought my mom who’s visiting for Thanksgiving, for her birthday the day before! She’s very picky and doesn’t eat out very often, however she totally enjoyed EVERYTHING! We had our wedding reception here so LOCAL has a special place in our heart ♥️ WE LOVE IT and Tracy the owner is the BEST! This place is truly “THE Hidden” gem of Deep Ellum.
  2. B

    Becky

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish!! Just a girls dinner on a Monday night. I had the burger and ate every bit of it! Others had the short rib and they thoroughly enjoyed!
  3. D

    Dave

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, wonderful server, wonderful experience! This was my first tasting menu and we will do it again ASAP.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! A hidden gem in Deep Ellum!
  5. L

    Lindsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic atmosphere, great dishes, excellent service. Fine for a date or work dinner or anything in between.
  6. LH

    LawrenceH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Did the tasting menu with pairings. Everything was wonderful except the two red meat dishes. The short rib was tough and very dry. The tenderloin was so heavily seasoned and sauced it completely overwhelmed everything. My guest and I weren’t able to eat it. But the butternut squash soup and the seafood dishes were wonderful.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing but the restaurant filled with smoke randomly and without explanation. Waiter was awkward
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a few years since we dined at local and the food service is still amazing. Great staff, and dinner service
  9. g

    gnan

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The chef/owner came to our table to greet us. That was very nice. Server did not ask how I wanted my steak cooked & when I asked her she said it come out medium rare. Fried Green Beans were excellent & so was the soup. I did not like the steak. It was almost well done. My husband & I switched plates & I had the scallops. It was also overcooked. At some point I asked the server for water but she forgot & had to ask her 2nd time. There was only one customer besides us so it was not busy. I ordered Souffle & that was delicious. Truly enjoyed that. Sorry I did not enjoy our entrees here.
  10. JT

    JulieT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu. Everything was delicious. Very kind and attentive service.
  11. W

    Wensley

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a wonderful addition to Deep Ellum’s restaurant scene with modern, understated decor to enjoy fine dining. The prefix dinner menu does not disappoint in its presentation and variety. The only disappointment, to it however, was the overwhelming amount of salt in all the food. By the time the fourth (out of nine) dishes arrived, my tastebuds were fatigued from the over salted dishes. I think I would also skip the wine pairing option on a future visit. Seemed a bit pricey for the size pours that accompanied each dish. I do hope the chef backs off on the salt content as I would love to return here again.
  12. RZ

    RZFoodie

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Another superb tasting menu experience. at Local. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. If you haven’t checked out this chef-driven gem, book a table soon and be prepared to be amazed.
  13. MM

    MargaritaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Could have more vegetarian options, however you can get by with sides and they are delicious!
  14. DD

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local always stuns with it's excellence: perfect food, perfect service and perfect ambiance. You won't find a better dinner in Dallas.
  15. b

    bonbon

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre show dining for Music Hall at Fair Park. Delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place.!!! Service and food are consistent outstanding!!!
  17. KS

    KayeS

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Local!
  18. CM

    CharlesM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new favorite! Everything was perfect!!
  19. L

    Lils

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every part of each dish was special and beautifully presented. We received complementary amuse bouches. Nice and quiet for a romantic evening out. Good service and the chef came to check on us too!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  21. A

    Anna

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The chef’s personal twist on several of the dishes, while unique, ultimately detracted from the flavor and texture of the food. Presentation was lovely, though. We ordered ~10 menu items and ~1.75 of them were more than “just okay”. I left a large tip because the service was excellent, but I definitely expected more flavor (and honestly larger portions) at this price point. It was great to catch up with my friend somewhere quiet like this, but next time we’ll just go to Nobu or something.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Not only are the food and service exceptional, but the restaurant itself is located in an absolute gem of Dallas history. Built in 1911 as the Boyd Hotel, it was frequented by well-known folks such as Bonnie and Clyde, and Blind Lemon Jefferson (discovered in Deep Ellum by Paramount) and other local blues artists. Owner and chef Tracy Miller came out and graciously answered all of our questions about the building’s history, and she has gone to great lengths to preserve and honor its story in her 20 years there. In a city that can be quick to chuck charm and grit in favor of building the shiny and new, Local offers a unique combination of top notch dining intertwined with the soul and history of early Dallas.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience! Food was excellent! Can’t wait to go back !
  25. HS

    HarryS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and exceptional food. Highly recommend!!
  26. s

    spechris75

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Local is wonderful, from its location in a vibrant Dallas neighborhood to its modern and welcoming interior, drink and food. I've been going to Local for 14 years and have had most items on the menu. Particularly, I recommend the friend green beans, burger, filet, and fish of the day.
  27. LH

    LindaH

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing and cooked to perfection. We enjoy eating there and look forward to going back.
  28. IT

    IkeT

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The exceptional quality of this experience has been maintained for almost 20 years now. Astonishing! Thanks, Tracy!
  29. FB

    FranB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is consistently one of my favorites! Delicious food, meticulously presented, and perfectly paced. It’s our go to for celebrations and for introducing new Dallacites to our foodie scene.
  30. j

    josephg

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is a secret gem. Chef Tracy is a wonderful chef and very friendly. The service is professional and very attentive. They have a historic location in the old Boyd Hotel.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time as always. Food was excellent!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words are inadequate to describe our experience. The ambiance is comforting, eclectic, and historical. The food was unique and prepared consistently with what you would expect in a top shelf restaurant. The difference is the personal touch. We felt nourished and restored.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Miller made the experience worth remembering. Each dish was a star in its own way. Will definitely return for another fantastic evening in the books.
  34. J

    Jason

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our 4th time at Local, and we absolutely love it here. The food and ambience are outstanding. We will be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful LA style restaurant. Great ambiance and wonderful food
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little place in Deep Ellum. Cool vibe. Great service. Short rib a bit salty. Sea bass good.
  37. JB

    JeniB

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really enjoy this place. Food is very good, always fresh. Service can be a bit slow so if you're in a hurry, might want to go another time.
  38. f

    foodie

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar dining experience for a girls night out, conducive for conversation, beautiful farm to table presentation for all courses
  39. DK

    DK2020

    Dallas

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superbly crafted food. Nice wine selections. A lovely quiet gem in a busy area. Very relaxing. Our server was so knowledgeable about the food and wine and was so gracious.
  40. CF

    ChristineF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem!! We had a 6:30 reservation for 6 people. We were immediately greeted at the door and escorted to our table. The restaurant is cute and eclectic. Every table feels private and secluded. The entire table ordered the tasting menu. It was amazing! Fabulous little bites of deliciousness!! We will definitely return!!

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 1331 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
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

  • 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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