Local Chop & Grill House

4.6
1171 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
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Phone number
(540) 801-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Bogan
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Cross street
Noll
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Parking details
Free Valet parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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MG
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go-to" for special occasions and for out-of-town guests. Never disappointed!

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GG
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, this is our top date night spot! The food is always fabulous and the service is superb.

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c
Richmond
16 reviews
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The local foods were prepared with great expertise and very tasty. My husband had the steak special and I had the filet mignon. Both where fresh and cooked just as we liked. I loved the Autumn Olive Pork Belly appetizer as did my husband. The macaroni and cheese is very rich: I highly recommend to any who like this comfort food. We will be coming back again!

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LR
Charlotte
2 reviews
2.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Our anniversary and sat us at a cozy table for two, beside a couple with a 2 year old. Then brought in 2 older couples who were apparently hard of hearing because they talked so loud we could not even hear each other talk. Asked if the crab cake of $10.00 extra was a fair amount of crab meat or breading. Was assured it was mostly crab, but was not. It was mostly breading. Poor value for my money. Asked us if we were celebrating anything and on open table had stated it was our anniversary. Really was not acknowledged. Could have at least given us a scoop of ice cream. Restaurant did not measure up.

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LB
1 review
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive wait staff. Prompt service. Upstairs venue was neat.

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VM
Washington DC
21 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife of 47 years and I dined at Local Chop and Grill House to celebrate our anniversary, after selecting the restaurant based on great reviews already in TripAdvisor. I would like to add another one. From the moment we pulled up to the complimentary valet parking, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by all concerned. Our server (whose name escapes me, unfortunately) led us through the menu and answered all of our questions. The chef's artisanal platter of meats and cheeses was wonderful, especially the white cheddar, and all locally sourced (as is almost everything else in the restaurant). My wife chose the U10 scallops, which were perfectly cooked and as good as any we have ever ad when dining out (and comparable to the U10s I order via overnight from Maine for my wife's birthday every year!). It being a chop house, I chose the ribeye (perfectly cooked and very tender) along with mac and cheese (yum) and collard greens (nicely prepared). Chocolate cake for her (with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate, just like the recent post in TripAdvisor!) and creme brulee for me (also as good as I have ever had) finished up the delightful meal with feeling over-stuffed - quite an accomplishment. And our car was waiting for us outside as we exited! I cannot say enough good things about this place, and will DEFINITELY dine here again whenever I am in Harrisonburg. GO THERE! And try the special Local Chop and Grill House private reserve red wine - worth the price!

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p
1 review
5.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was outstanding! Stopped here on our way down to NC to drop my son off at College, both of our meals were delicious! Will definitely be back!

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DS
Atlantic City
1 review
5.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation in advance. The food was truly outstanding. It was worth the wait

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PC
Richmond
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great discovery. Food was excellent and interesting. A keeper

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VS
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great. Food was very good!!

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JV
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here 3X with all meals being very good each time. Predominantly wood grilled steaks/chops/ fish with a choice of seasoning and sauce with very good sides. Excellent beer selection. Good wine selection. Service is very good from valet through servers.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife their for her birthday. Outstanding service and food!

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r
1 review
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a perfectly lovely experience for dinner. We arrived early and had a drink in the bar until our table was ready at just the right time we had reserved. The wait staff there is friendly, capable and knowledgeable without interrupting what was obviously a romantic candlelit occasion dinner for us. The food was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. The only hitch was the noise level, due to a family gathering with children seated near us, but I don't think they could have much control over that. The restaurant has extensive seating over two levels, so next time we will just request a quiet corner. This was the nicest dining experience I've had in years.

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EL
1 review
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Local Chop House & Grill was outstanding. The service was impeccable. Everyone was friendly and courteous. We started off at the car where I had a delicious cocktail called Bramble. For our dinner we had an appetizer of locally raised lamb sausage with creme fresh and lentils. The sausage was perfectly cooked. For our main dishes I had a filet mignon that was perfectly seasoned and cooked to order, with a spicy sauce on the side. The menu is set up such that you choose a protein, a preparation, a sauce, and two sides. I had creamy cheesy grits and collard greens. My husband had duck breast with the grits and smashed potatoes. For dessert I had peppermint mocha ice cream and he had rhubarb crumble. The ambience was modern industrial. Our server was excellent.

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LX
Charleston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anyone we asked in Harrisonburg recommended this place, so we booked it for an anniversary dinner.We started with drinks in the bar area, which was more casual and lively. We were seated at our table in main dining area right on time. The service was excellent in both locations, everyone was very friendly, and took their time to listen and offer recommendations . My husband and I both ordered a steak, and they were prepared exactly as we requested, my filet mignon was so tender. Definitely would go back here again!

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KS
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always great. Service is spot on. Fresh ingredients served in a creative way.

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T
Charleston
1 review
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not visited this restaurant in 6-7 years; actually had forgotten that I’d been....! So glad to find it again and enjoy a spectacular dinner with my daughter. Food was delicious, staff were incredible, and they kindly gave me a wonderful table to enjoy some 1-1 time with my oldest.
We will return!

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AH
1 review
3.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

forth visit in as many years, and each time less enjoyable; 15 minutes after ordering to get less than fresh scraps of bread and forty minutes for entrees which arrived luke warm; entrees were good, except my filet was not cooked as ordered and was extremely petite; sides were nothing special, in fact, disappointing (ie: vegetable medley consisted of green beans and onions, only) ; waiter was personable and knowledgeable

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BS
1 review
4.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Service, as a whole, was good. I wish they would have moved the extremely loud party behind us to the bar, but not sure how much control they had over that. The steak was amazing! Would return or recommend anytime!

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R
Richmond
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive (but not hovering). The food was excellent!

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MD
Denver
13 reviews
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food. The pork chop and steak entrees were excellent. The pork belly appetizer outstanding. Our table was cramped for four of us up against a wall with cool air blowing up from a vent underneath. This made the experience much less pleasant. Suggest restaurant rearrange table location. Not sure we woul come back.

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HR
1 review
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The valet was very courteous and friendly. Our server was professional and provided excellent service. The menu and specials selections made it rather difficult to decide for several of us! The food was wonderful and enjoyed by all. Thank you for making our evening extra-special.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brandon our waiter was sooo knowledgeable. Food was really good only thing just ok was our blueberry rhubarb pie. But believe me it did not go to waste. We would definitely return

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SF
Washington DC
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything to my requested side by side seating for my wife and I to the delightful husband/wife server tag-team to perfectly cooked steaks and shaken martinis was perfect!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food! We’ll be back!

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GG
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was excellent. Dissapointed with the "outdoor seating" as it wasn't outside and the sliding glass doors were not open on a nice evening.

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AF
San Francisco
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the steak fat French fries and the bourbon peppercorn cream sauce for the steak. The rub on the steak was fantastic as well.

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PV
New York Area
25 reviews
3.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our food was very good. The bartender was terrific. Our service was not as good as on prior visits. We sat for about ten minutes before our waiter appeared.
Overall we have had very good meals here on several occasions.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing

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MJ
Greensboro
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, perfect for business meal with clients

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CB
1 review
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drink was great. Two large parties arrived after we had and the kitchen got a little over whelmed. Which is ok but our order had all ready been taken. Some how we got over looked and the meal arrived much later than anticipated. When I questioned the manger he told me what had happened then apologized and offered a round of drinks on him. I think next time they should just come to the table and say they messed up and it’s going to be a bit and I’ve been OK with that as well.
Would still go back.

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner ! Our waiter Chris was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the wine as well as the food. Overall this was definitely a five star dining experience.

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M
Raleigh
5 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

First time in 3 years I left disappointed. Sides and cocktails on point but both parties steaks not cooked to order. Menu with a more limited selection and wait staff without the pizzaz I’d so enjoyed. Maybe just an off night or was there a management change? In any case, made our drive from another state for a special dinner a little less so.

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D
1 review
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

3rd time there. Was somewhat disappointed because either the waiter or the kitchen did not process our ticket and we ended up waiting an hour and 45 minutes for our meals. It also took that long for our waiter to realize we were without those meals. Because of the long wait, you could absolutely tell that the kitchen rushed our 3 steak meals (out of the 6) because they missed the mark on properly cooking to each of our asked preference. This was also a trio-anniversary special occasion and the best that the team could do was give everyone an additional sauce that they didn’t ask for and each couple 1 scoop of melting vanilla ice cream. I had talked the place up before and thought you all had dropped the ball from the previous 2 times we had been there.

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KH
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is the best I have seen. The steaks are cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth. We paired with the horseradish sauce soooo good. The side of the evening was a local kale dish that was beyond description. We are never disappointed

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to Local Chop & Grill House and they did not disappoint. The evening started with Andrew, our parking valet. He was professional and friendly. We were immediately greeted and seated by our hostess. Sam, our server, was professional and very knowledgeable of the food options as well as the wine choices. Food was cooked to perfection and spaced out properly. Dessert was fabulous. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and the menu with many options available with a limited number of entree choices. There were multiple choices of seasonings, side dishes, etc. very nice experience.

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SH
1 review
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was everything we asked for. The food was less than acceptable. After they served me raw filet the third time, I gave up on getting it the way I ordered (medium). One of the other gentlemen at the table ordered the ribeye, which one would expect to be marbled, but his was a gelatinous, fatty, inedible mess. Based on the other reviews, I think our visit was an anomaly.

Surprisingly, after three failed attempts to serve me a medium filet, they were apologetic, but still charged me for it. I didn’t ask for him to remove it, but I didn’t think I should have to ask since we both knew their chef messed up.

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
1.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Restaurant was very nice, but we didn't get to experience much of it. I made reservations months in advance and we had traveled from PA on our way south with our parents to give them a wonderful weekend. First, we were taken out to the patio where there was 1 other couple and atmosphere not as nice as inside. I asked to be moved to inside because I had been very careful to choose the restaurant for its charm months in advance. W were then seated in the corner right across from the host stand. So, it looked like your restaurant might be charming, but we didn't see it. Staff seemed agitated that we asked to move. I wouldn't return.

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v
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

third time at restaurant. Good food; little overpriced. Special occasion place.

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