Local Chop & Grill House
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.
Chop House is one of our favorite places in Harrisonburg. We were seated promptly for our reservation and Michelle very capably outlined the specials. We started with the green pea arancini and a special salad of grilled eggplant, charred tomatoes, red onion,goat cheese and honey vinaigrette. The salad was very good but could have been outstanding with a bit more attention to the eggplant - it was barely grilled and extremely firm. We ordered the filet and ribeye, both perfectly cooked. Sides of chèvre Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes were great, but the asparagus we both ordered was woody, not properly trimmed and underdone. More attention needs to be paid to the vegetables. Dessert sounded better than it tasted - a brownie sundae. Brownie was a bit on the dry side but the sesame ice cream was delicious.
Service was outstanding but there was a lengthy pause between starters and mains, I suspect due to several large parties. All in all a good meal but room for improvement. We’ve eaten here numerous times and the kitchen just wasn’t on their A game.
Local Chop is one of our favorite restaurants in our travels up and down the east coast. The food is consistently excellent and Service was extremely attentive. Always a repeater when we're in Harrisonburg.
Amazing food - superb service. Great portion size.
The Local Chop has been Harrisonburg’s référence for consistent high quality dining with a menu offering fresh locally sourced produce and meats. Our party enjoyed a seasonal green tomato gazpacho as starters and had steaks, scallops, fish and chicken as entrees. All were cooked extremely well and the seasonal vegetables, duck fat fries and pimento grits were top rated sides. Upstairs was quiet, and the bar downstairs is always a good choice for a lighter meal and great local beers. While the chefs have changed over the years, the management of the restaurant and the service are second to none in the area. Highly recommend for any occasion meriting a great meal.
This is our second time at the Local Chop and Grill House...we will be hard pressed to go anywhere else when visiting Harrisonburg as the whole experience was so memorable.
Anna, our waitress, made it a memorable experience. Food and wine were excellent as usual. We live in Ky and always look forward to eating there when we visit. If you love seafood their U-10 scallops are a must.
Garret took care of us tonight for our date night tonight. We ended up being the first table sat in the restaurant so it was VERY quiet. We were very impressed with pretty much everything tonight!! Garret took fantastic care of us the food was excellent (even though both of our steaks were over cooked, they were so delicious we didn’t send them back and we both ate almost all of it), and everything was fantastic. Thank you for a great evening!
Service was terrible.
Very good service. Friendly staff. Had a large party upstairs that caused over an hour delay on our order. Reservations were for 7:30 and we didn't receive our meal until 9:30. Will be eating there again.
A wonderful experience--a beautiful evening with my wife, sitting on the glassed-in porch
May be the best restaurant in the Harrisonburg area. The cuisine is fresh and local and the service always good.
The Local Chop and Grill house was fantastic. Our waiter Chris was very knowledgeable about the menu and food, charismatic, and humorous. The food was very delicious, ambiance was great, and we actually had the entire area too ourselves for most of our meal.
Business meeting - was a good place to take a client etc.
We were a party of 6 celebrating identical twins 75th birthday. They seated us in a quiet alcove, at a large round table; where we could all see each other. It was like having our own dining room.
All of our food was of excellent quality and presented beautifully.
Well worth the prices for such a special occasion. An extensive wine list with moderate price wine also.
The birthday girls were each presented with a special dessert.
Excellent food, from the bread to the salad to the entree! Excellent service as well! Once of the best duck breasts we ever had - tasty and cooked to perfection! Our daughter just started JMU, so we look forward to many more dinners at Local Chop & Grill in the future!
Best steakhouse in Virginia. Outstanding service. Will return always.
Overrated, overpriced, nothing special here. Service started out ok until restaurant started filling up. Long delay after our appetizers till entrees came out, diners seated after us were getting served before us! All dishes came out lukewarm at best. If I didn't know better, I'd swear they were just sitting in the kitchen. Had the ribeye...was probably the size described on the menu, however, was thin and chewy. Whipped potatoes should not have lumps. Duck fat fries nothing to write home about...McDonald's just as good. Everything overloaded with salt, not properly seasoned. The only thing that was done right was that we were offered a few free desserts. Overall, portions are small (for a steakhouse) and overpriced for the quality of the food. Do yourself a favor and try a chain like The Palm or Ruth Chris and see what experience what steak should be.
While the food was very good, the service was very slow - from ordering of drinks to the delivery of the check!
This hidden gem of a restaurant features attentive service, well-prepared dishes, and a warm ambience. Thank you to Anne for making our birthday celebration festive.
Decided to try this restaurant out for our anniversary while vacationing at Massanitten Resort. Enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The waitress was also very knowledgeable concerning all the cruisine. My only negative comment would be that the food was over priced. The food was good but not exceptional. Although, we thought the bread was delicious.
We enjoyed another visit to the Local Chop and Grill. They always offer a varied and delicious menu, but this evening included some fabulous specials, highlighting all the fresh foods of Summer! The peach gazpacho and peach and tomato salad, were top notch. Each entree was nicely prepared and served with the always stellar sides. Only complaint was the filet and fish were barely warm, and could have been served
a bit sooner. Great wine list, and sumptuous dessert offerings. This is a must visit when in town.
Went there for dessert only and had a wonderful experience. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and she confirmed that we were here only for dessert only and then she wished my wife a happy birthday, nice attention to detail. We were quickly seated and the waiter came over and confirmed it was dessert only (good staff communication) and was very pleasant. We ordered one cocktail and two desserts, the food and drink were all very good, all-in-all a great experience.
This place is the best restaurant in Harrisonburg, as they have the best service and the heat food.
The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We had a ver good experience and will definitely be back! Parking could have been an issue. But we were able to find a spot right across the street. Valet is free and we will take advantage of that next time if needed.
Emily was a fanstastic server / very knowledgeable and friendly - food was amazing - homemade sauces paired nicely. Peach ketchup say what??? Good!!!
Local Chop provides a consistently excellent dining experience. Never been disappointed.
Everything about the Local Chop & Grill House is amazing down to the very last detail.
Had an early dinner for a Birthday celebration. We were sad they didn’t have Bold Rock cider but the Buskey cherry cider was delicious. Had never heard of a strawberry or blackberry shrub but it was so refreshing. Our steaks were delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back.
We had a special meal that included the 27oz KC steak, duck breast and the scallops. Everything was superb, service matched and we had the experience that was hoped for. Thanks to Patrick and his staff.
Service was very slow.. I've ate there several times and it took 45 mins to get our food... It was only 4 other couples in the dining room... So it will be a while intil we come back
Relaxed atmosphere but still felt special. Asked for romantic little table, check! Wine was superb, ribeye and filet were melt in your mouth and cooked perfectly. Server was awesome. Easy parking (valet if needed). A very special experience. WILL be back!!
my salmon was overcooked and my husbands steak was undercooked.
Our table was in a quiet corner and not too close to anyone else. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent, not overwhelming. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
We went here for our anniversary dinner. Delicious food, great service, highly recommend.
The food and service were excellent. Our waiter was so helpful and fun to talk to.
Staff are always friendly and service is top notch
The food was amazing and so thoughtfully paired and prepared. The blueberry salad, crab cakes and filet were wonderful. Our waitress was outstanding, she went above and beyond fulfilling our orders. The ambiance and structure of the building stays true to the buildings history while making you feel comfortable.
Is an amazing waiter and asset to this establishment.
The service was awful! We were there for 45 minutes and still not even an appetizer. For 30 minutes we were told that our appetizers would be served in a few minutes. Disgusting! We finally left. When I was in the car, I called to try to talk to the hostess and they didn’t bother to answer the call. We will never go there again.
The food and service was fantastic We has Connlan as a server and he was top notch very attentive and always asking if we needed anything. The steak was amazing and really lives up to the hype! Would go again !