Local Wine & Kitchen

4.3
196 reviews
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Good Food is a Local Thing Local Wine & Kitchen is the Main Line's newest wine bar and restaurant. Located in Ardmore and opened in August 2014, The Local offers a laid-back atmosphere with a passion for good food and wine. At The Local, we celebrate ingredients and vineyards in the local area. We are open for dinner only. Monday thru Saturday.
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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service is really slow. It took 10minutes alone to be greeted and get water. The food was not worth the price and it was a weird layout. The Steak was very bland and had now flavor. The menu is also very small

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my boyfriend to Local (which is one of my favorite restaurants) for his first time. We ordered a wide array of things off the new menu, such as: cheese/charcuterie, clams, eggplant, pork, and steak. Overall the food was amazing. And we will definitely come back for the clams and steak. Both were cooked to perfection, and both sooooo yummy. Also, our server Sara was very friendly, personable, and helpful. She was the reason our time was so enjoyable! We will be back soon!

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W
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, but wish it could be a little quieter

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EH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! Casual, intimate with small menu and modest portions but delicious. Definitely recommend!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, and our waitress was attentive. However, they don’t seem to make any effort to bring people’s food out at the same time. I got my appetizer way before anyone else. My husband’s appetizer came out about 5 or so minutes later. Finally, at least 5 minutes later, our friends got their soups. Same kind of thing with our entrees.
We tried both desserts on offer. The lavender-honey gelato tasted like eating chilled essential oil. Pretty disappointing. We will be unlikely to return.

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E
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The casual ambience of this restaurant belies the superb quality of the food. I ate dinner with a friend last week and we shared an appetizer (crab salad) and a pasta course (gnocchi) both of which were excellent. We also each enjoyed a delicious cocktail. The bill was very modest. So glad I discovered this Ardmore gem!

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EW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good value. Beautiful presentation. I can’t believe it took me so long to try this restaurant.

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AW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were tasty as was the cheese and charcuterie plate. Our server Danielle was very nice as well. Very Nice place. We'll be sure to visit again when We're in Ardmore.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The menu was a little limited but the food we all ordered was overall good. They ran out of the special entree and our dinner reservation was not that late at 8:15. The waitress service wasn’t great. It took a while to get our drinks and she kept trying to take away the food before we were finished eating it which made me feel rushed and a bit annoyed. I thought the price was reaonable and the ambiance pleasant.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Danielle and Sarah!!! Bartender Ryan!! You guys rock ❤️❤️xoxo

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New has a very nice cheese platter with wine. The mushroom gnocchi was delicious. Would recommend for a nice quiet evening with friends.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

2/5 meals were under-cooked to the point of being inedible, the waitress spilled and broke a glass of red wine on two guests, cocktails were served in chipped glasswear, and the service was so-so to the point where we got up to ask other servers/employees for things that were forgotten. No accommodations or comp's were given for the red wine that ruined a sweater and a jacket, but we were told we could come back in with dry cleaning bills and that "there's a first time for everything" by way of apology.

Cute spot, but just not what we expected or were looking forward to!

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KB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great place. Food and service outstanding.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Gabby was our server and she was wonderful, and knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommended!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time. The cheeses and meat choices are wonderfully chosen. The steak is a fantastic choice.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list, and wonderful food!

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l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but the menu was very limited. The cheese platter was good, but the cheeses were too cold.

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JH
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My friend and I enjoyed our meal despite the low talking server who knew nothing about the drinks, the food or the dessert.

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A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local always delivers with delicious drinks and food! Ardmore is lucky to have such a gem in the neighborhood!

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n
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Warm ambiance, decor - dined early evening, bar snacks & charcuterie board - presentation a little unimaginative but food very good, attentive service somewhat slow, menu well-priced but different from what was on website that day which disappointed some of us, throwback playlist didn't fit atmosphere & was too loud for the time slot - not enough bodies to absorb the sound? Been before, will return.

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Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Folded strip steak was almost inedible, loaded with fat and gristle. Soup was very good, shrimp/polenta dish was ok.

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great cocktails! Nice atmosphere; knowledgeable wait staff. Overall great experience-we’ll be back!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic local spot to enjoy lovely food and drink. Interesting cocktails and extensive wine selection.

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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot! Quiet enough for three of us to have meaningful conversation.
Shared delicious and beautiful hummus platter (cubed parsnips a wonderful addition, along w/gorgonzola dip and homemade potato chips)!
Also shared a two wonderful salads -a spinach salad with figs and pears and a beet salad AND a fabulous eggplant parm stack! Highly recommend this spot!

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous carrot soup and risotto, interesting dishes and fantastic wine selection and specialty cocktails!

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ME
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Dinner a few weeks ago was delicious. Ordered the same food and it was not
half as good. Was told there was a new chef last Saturday night.
Otherwise a pleasant place.

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P
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small local treasure. Changing menu, great wine and cocktail list, inventive.

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v
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have special dietary needs and the restaurant was able to modify to make everyone comfortable.
Good salmon and good gnocchi

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PR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is a cozy spot to have some wine and catch up with a friend. Their wine list has some nice choices, though they were out of the Pinot on a Friday night (someone went out to get more so it was available after our first alternative glass). The Montepulciano was wonderful. The service was spotty with an initial 10-15 minute delay in even getting water. Our server was forgetful with the drink order and also the food order. She seemed distracted, though she was pleasant. Our party of 4 ordered 2 risotto dishes and 2 salmon dishes. The risotto was underwhelming in flavor, the salmon was tasty. The menu is diverse but heavy on rich dishes. If that’s what someone is looking for I could recommended this restaurant as “okay”.

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CC
Philadelphia
316 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Since it opened, Local's been a great place to go for a fun meal that's clever, tasty and well presented. The details are done right - even a simple charcuterie platter with 1 cheese and 2 meats is beautifully laid out with a dab of fig jam, a drizzle of honey, some pickled onion, etc. My rabbit pasta was very good, my wife really liked her shrimp & grits, and we had a very nice but modest Bordeaux that was very good with this meal (even if a wee bit overpriced).

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MC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for cocktails and a light meal while in the area. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Service was on point.

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DD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place! Cheese/charcuterie board was excellent. Wines byt he glass were a little overpriced for the serving size, but overall a great experience.

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W
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We sat at a table in the back and could have a good conversation

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MC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local accommodate my request for a quiet spot, which was great -- we were able to have great food and converse without having to yell over other people.

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LR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. Cocktails excellent. Food delicious. Will be back.

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NS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Nice happy hour options at the bar. Excellent menu with delicious, healthy, and unique flavor combinations. The chef takes traditional menu items and puts an interesting, more modern twist on the meal. Each item we ordered far exceeded our expectations in terms of flavor and taste. We loved our meat and cheese board - one of the best I have ever had! Additionally, the Folded Flat Iron steak entree was perfectly delicious and the Korean BBQ style Shrimp & Grits was a wonderfully surprising twist on the typical dish. Will definitely be going back soon.

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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently a great experience!

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JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

My wife and I had a disappointing recent Friday night dinner at Local. The wine was fine, as was the cheese course, but both of our entrees were terrible. My wife described her porcini gnocchi as a bowl of tasteless mush balls. I had the fall vegetable risotto, which was also tasteless but at least wasn’t littered with mush balls. However, the rice rice was undercooked and half crunchy and the dish was entirely lacking in any sort of creaminess. We had to ask for salt & pepper, but neither dish was salvageable. The restaurant was at best 30% full when we ordered, so there was no obvious excuse for why the kitchen sent out such lackluster plates.

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CM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. We will definitely be back. If you’re going to Ardmore music hall for a show, great spot for dinner beforehand

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a
Wilmington
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Needed to step out to have a nice Saturday night. This is the place to be. Nice wine. Amazing cheese plates. Good service. Easy, fun, and delicious.

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