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.
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 !
Fantastic in every way!
Excellent food, nice portions - and wonderfully attentive service!
One bartender in the bar wasn’t the best. Walked away half way through my ordering drink because my elderly parents were taking to long to make up their minds
Excellent food and everyone was so nice. Our waitress Emily was amazing. Will definitely eat here again when in Harrisonburg.
Had an amazing experience here. It was our first wedding anniversary this past Saturday, and the service was outstanding. From walking in the door and being greeted with a smile and a happy anniversary(I called ahead). To our server going out of his way to make sure it was a wonderful night. My wife and I thank all those at Chop House that made our anniversary amazing! Definitely will be back in the future!
This was our second visit to the Local Chop and Grill House (we were here last August for our 47th wedding anniversary). this time to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. One again, everything about the Local was fantastic - food, service, ambiance, even the valet parking. We both had the U-10 scallops, which we both love and which did not disappoint. If you are a wine aficionado, try the Private Reserve red made especially for the Local - very nice, smooth, and tasty red that goes with just about anything. I really cannot say enough about the Local - you will just have to try it and you will see. It is definitely on my list of the top five restaurant experiences I have had in my 71 years on this earth! Six stars!!!
The filet was outstanding. I asked for Med Rare and it was cooked to perfection. My son had the duck and he complemented that it was the best he's ever had. I've paid alot more for alot less all over the world. The service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend them!
We had a late reservation. When we arrived most of the restaurant was empty of customers. In spite of this we were seated at a small table (my husband is 6’4”) in an out of the way location, while there were larger tables and better light at others. Never got over the feeling of being treated at the convenance of the resturant As a result got a light meal. This resturant is used to being the high end in town, rather than treating customers like valued guests.
We had 6:00 reservations, but still were not seated until 6:25. Then they put us in a corner by the door. Sounded like acoustic guitar upstairs, but didn't get to enjoy it. Food and waiter were very good. A little pricey, but expected that. We sat in the bar, but the hostess never came and got us. Bartender went out twice to get her, finally we walked out there and she seated us. A little disappointed.
I love this place! Excellent, locally-sourced food, creative cocktails and a lovely ambiance. Top it off with great service and it’s a winner every time. The chef does a nice balance between creative new things - coffee-roasted carrot salad was phenomenal - and the old favorites! .
The good was delicious. We came here for the first time a couple of years ago. We were in the area again for our anniversary and decided to celebrate with dinner here. It was a great decision. The locally sourced food is very good and the entrees are uniquely and well prepared. The various sauces that accompany the entrees accentuate the meats nicely, and the duck fat fries are amazing. We'll be back (again).
The service at the Chop House was excellent people were polite and courteous waiter was very functional all services or a high standards noise volume was extremely low and relaxing the food was absolutely the best we enjoyed our time there and look forward to coming back
Amazing food, amazing service. Everything was prefect!
an overnight stop on a road trip usually means substandard chain restaurants. treat yourself at Local.
excellent steaks. ate here 4 years ago and it did not disappoint on this return visit.