Local Chop & Grill House

4.6
1223 reviews
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Steakhouse
Massive wooden door, old bricks and rustic beams of Harrisonburg’s old City Produce Exchange building, the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience at The LOCAL Chop & Grill House. Bring your friends and savor the atmosphere, food and drink that set us apart from other restaurants. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair by Chef Brian Bogan.
Farm to Table is the mainstay of our eating philosophy. That’s why we work with community food producers to support organic, sustainable, LOCAL farms, and put the finest, freshest foods on the table for you. We’re serious about making choices that are environmentally sound, from the food we carefully hand-select to the aprons our kitchen and wait staff wear.

Casual and fun, The LOCAL Chop & Grill House brings you world-class dining with a decidedly LOCAL flavor.
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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent! One appetizer was disappointing. One entree was excellent (scallops). Salmon was a bit underdone for medium. Ambience was too bright. Surroundings were beautiful though. No music (why?) We will return and hope for the best.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience. The wait staff was engaging and the food was beyond expectations. Thank you for your hospitality.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

I was very dissatisfied with this visit. We had a reservation for 7:30 p.m. It took 90 minutes to bring the entrees. The food then was lukewarm. Although the staff apologized and was very sorry, the wait and the condition of the meal was not acceptable. My duck entree was very fatty and though they offered to cook a new entree, I declined because it was already so late. I have been to the Local Chop House at least 5 times before and was satisfied, but I was very disappointed this time.

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S
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our service was amazing. The sirloin was tough this time and the floor vibrated. Other than that, it was great.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steak and choice of sides. Enjoyed peach ketchup.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food good. 15 minutes before waitress came to table. Apps fast. Entrees 45 minutes Very slow

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Local Chop I asked to move upstairs, where it's much more open and light. Then, the menu is now "straight" as in they compose the dishes themselves, with a sauce included; I missed the way they used to do it - you choose your dish, your rub, and your sauce. The sauce they chose for mine (duck sauce with filet mignon?!) wasn't quite doing it for me, so I requested a different sauce: horseradish creme fraiche. Yep, that's the one! In any case, still delicious food, and they're willing to accommodate a different choice.

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KL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar to grab a drink before dinner. The food was delicious and our waitress was first class. Great venue. Our favorite in Harrisonburg. Thanks for a great dinner

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EV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for our anniversary! The food was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don’t often go out and leave the kids at home but when we do, this is where we go. Have never been disappointed.

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SB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a birthday dinner at the Chop House on a weeknight. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. I love the ambiance of the old warehouse with exposed brick and high ceilings. We were seated on the main level in a small "nook," so the noise level was fine - not as loud as might be expected for the industrial style design. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxed and pleasant evening. Thank you!

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h
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding!! Fresh and extremely flavorful! We definitely will return!!!

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb, as always. Service was prompt, attentive and cheerful. Would recommend restaurant post new menu on Open Table

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b
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet and romantic! We even ran in to some old friends.

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P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have access to the finest restaurants in greater NYC. Having said that, I must add that Local Chop and Grill House may be the finest dining experience we have ever enjoyed. Recipes are creative, delicious, and delightful to look at, and ambience is quiet and cozy, the staff attentive without overly attentive, and cocktails first-rate. For us, worth a trip from New York! My wife's duck was prepared medium rare and cut almost be cut with a fork. My scallops were superb!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food always great; service well above average; portions reasonable.

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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant. I have never been disappointed. I know I will have a superb meal, the service is fantastic, and I truly don't have anything constructive or negative to say.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Chop House is a Harrisonburg classic but the steak did not live up to our expectations. Ordered the 10 ounce sirloin, but it came with about 4 ounces of grizzle making it a lousy value. Also, we were first seated at a table that had two air conditioning ducts on the floor, one on each side. Would have been great in the summer, but it was 24 degrees out! Plus there was some sort of machinery running under that section of the flor that made it vibrate. Host eventually moved us but it was a hassle. So, all in - not the best Chop House experience we've ever had.

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J
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. This is the first time we have eaten there and already looking forward to going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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f
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food local sourced. Great wait staff. We always enjoy eating there when we are visiting the area.

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DC
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very good restaurant. Request a table in the main dining room. We were seated in what looked like a glassed in porch that had no ambiance. Fried green tomatoes were disappointing as they were tough and flavorless. The entree special of grilled pork chops made up for them.

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SU
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Birthday celebration here. Good food and atmosphere.

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GC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Passing thru Harrisonburg on the way home. Wanted to try a new place - we typically have gone to a pizza bar when passing thru - and a steak house sounded good. We ate at the bar rather than a table and it was a good move. The bar tender John was a good guy, very attentive and mixed my wife a great gin cocktail.
I had a filet mignon and my had a crab cake. Both were ok, nothing great but we ordered a fried calimari appetizer which was fantastic. Our night was enjoyable - the bartender was a great server and we met the manager who was a nice fellow. His name was Logan and I told him I would remember him as “Wolverine”! LOL.

We will definitely give the place another try on the next run!

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JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed our meals every time we visit. Never have been disappointed with the menu and our server. We plan to return for special occasions in the future.

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CL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The wine and cocktail selections and the starters were all very good, my only issue with the meal was the inconsistency of the steaks, two people had the filet and they looked and tasted totally different, one was very good and the other was very tough and a little fatty, the same could be said about the ribeye. Even with my issues with the quality of the steaks I thought the meal on a whole was very good and would definitely would return.

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GR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal and experience was perfect! I don't know what else to say!

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HE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. The server was excellent plus. But being crammed into a corner (lower level) was not our idea of a lovely evening out. Upon arrival we were told to wait while our table was prepared and then we were shown the stairs. We had requested the main (lower) level which my wife had to point out to the hostess. We were asked to wait again while our table was prepared. Our server deserves to be complimented. We will save up to make a return visit.

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for dinner with a friend and it was very good. Kid of expensive for this area of the country, but that did have a good selection.

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MW
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks. Awesome fries. Great overall gem in Harrisonburg!!

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E
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, service, and apps! Steaks are not the best... very thin and not worth the dollar amount. Need to get a REAL steak. Fish or chicken options are the best way to go.

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Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner which the restaurant did not acknowledge at all, why ask at reservation time if it is to be ignored. We found the meals to just be mediocre and pricey. We have eaten here before and the meals were inventive enough to merit the prices but not this time.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy our meal at the Chop House. Great food and service. Only thing to know is that the seating area can be loud. If you want quiet go grab a table at the back of the bar or go before the dinner rush or later in the evening. This is our families favorite place to dine.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food ... outstanding service. Also very willing to accommodate dietary restrictions in our group.

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GW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

If it weren't for the great interaction we had with the valet, hostess and our server it would not have been worth the money. The food was not to the standard from a previous dining experience from 1 year ago. For its price point, I hate to say I was disappointed in the food.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate here on a friday night at 5:30. Sat in the enclosed patio seating area. It was quiet as we were the only ones in that section until about 630. The food was very good, however the portions are not overly large. This is especially true for the appetizers. We ordered three different starters and all were quite small. This was the only disappointment for the meal. All in all, a good place to eat.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Come every year when we are up. Filet is beyond amazing! Local ingredients. Worth every penny.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional from the minute you walk in. The staf are courteous and efficient. The atmosphere is like no other. And the food, perfect.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Amazing food was well worth the price and wonderful staff made the date night sweet and romantic.

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