Local Wine & Kitchen

4.4
215 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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Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great starting with the cheese plate that our server Cynthia recommended. All three of the people in our party enjoyed their entree. We enjoyed being at Local, especially since we had such fine service.

C
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, best part was the Korean bbq shrimp & grits. Wine list was decent, it was a quiet night so ambiance was a little odd and service slow, but other than that it was fair.

PJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm and inviting, excellent food choices served by attentive staff.

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle was really helpful and friendly. The drinks were fun and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

v
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The pea soup was delicious and the risotto very rich. Both had generous seasoning with black pepper.

MA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration! Excellent service, food and atmosphere.

m
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there before and both times were great. This time with friends and we all had a great meal and a great time. Our server was fabulous. Will be back again.

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friends are vegan. The choices were limited, but the staff took care their dietary requirements. Very much appreciated.

AK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We started our evening with a cocktail and a cider. My jalapeno infused tequilla was smoky with a warm aftertaste and the cider was light and bubbly like champagne. Our starter was the Bucherondin cheese which was presented with interesting accompaniments and a creamy delicious flavor. The main courses of Korean BBQ Shrimp and Grits and NY Strip were very good. I could have used one more shrimp on the plate but the polenta style grits were just right and the sauce married them both perfectly. The steak was cooked to order and very tasty. Great service with outdoor dining, we'll be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So wonderful!

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LE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I feel like this spot is a best kept secret in Lower Merion. The food is wonderful and costs and portions just right. Although all rooms are nice to sit in it would feel more festive if diners were not scattered all over the restaurant but in the front room. Noise levels seem manageable.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Overall not a bad place but wouldn’t go back. Cheese board was good but pork was dried out. Worth trying if you want to explore restaurants you haven’t tried yet.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Drinks—great
Charcuterie board—excellent
Steak—overcooked
Eggplant parm—fine

j
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Well it took over an hour to get our entrees after we first Sat down. My wife asked the server specifically if the trout was breaded and she said emphatically no. Well, it was breaded. She hates breaded fish. We live out of town and visit here occasionally to see our daughter who is a student. Been here 4 times in past 2 1/2 years and the menu needs updating. Feels like it has been same choices each time.

MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was awful — extremely inattentive. Food was only ok.

SD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Local is absolutely amazing. Everyone e should try this restaurant. You won’t be sorry!

K
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very well prepred with a lot of flavor!!!! Service could be better.

c
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I really wanted to like this restaurant because I like the whole concept and the cute decor. Perhaps they had an off night but the time it took to get our food was terrible. The server did tell
us numerous times that it was on its way and apologized for the delay. Fortunately we were with friends and taking a lot so the time passes. Thankfully for us there were open tables on a Saturday night (although not a good sign for a restaurant) or the delay could have been worse. My husbands meatballs were tasty but my eggplant tasted burnt. Bread was delicious and the cheeseboard was good.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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

OT
Philadelphia
5 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!

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

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!

S
Philadelphia
15 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.

E
Philadelphia
66 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!

EW
Philadelphia
17 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.

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.

A
Philadelphia
10 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.

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

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

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
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.

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!

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

Always great place. Food and service outstanding.

OT
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!

N
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.

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

Great wine list, and wonderful food!

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.

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.

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!

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.

OT
Philadelphia
30 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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