Local Wine & Kitchen

4.5
273 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Good Food is a Local Thing!

Local Wine & Kitchen is the Main Line's newest wine bar and restaurant. Located in the heart Ardmore and opened in August 2014, Local offers a laid-back atmosphere with a passion for good food, wine and cocktails!

Our free flow kitchen focuses on utilizing the best local ingredients, while making dishes that are creative & innovative. In addition, our bar focuses on our love for wine, and strong craft cocktails. On your next visit- dine family style with us, and enjoy everything that Local has to offer!

We are open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 273 people are saying
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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my friend and we ordered the Mac and Cheese, Peruvian Meatballs, Octopus, Cauliflower Wings, Fries, the Daydream mocktail, the Sunburst mocktail, AND ended our meal with their delicious chocolate ganache. The Mac and Cheese was my favorite, it was rich, creamy, and filled with flavor. Everything was amazing and our server, Colleen was so friendly and attentive!! I also loved all the decorations they had up as they are preparing for Christmas! Can't wait to go again!

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, great food, good value wines. If you like cozy and yummy, this place is it. Great service too.

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vipTO1221
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service staff was attentive and helpful! Local is a great neighborhood gem, so give them a try!

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vipelizabethn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is excellent here, and our server was very nice. Only problem, like many places these days, is that they are very understaffed (and hiring). Took an hour to get a drink, but we felt so bad for our overworked server we didn’t complain. Love the ambience.

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RoyRoyRoy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Cool neighborhood vibe plus superior bar and kitchen. We'd been thoughtfully alerted by Local Wine & Kitchen that staffing levels might affect our evening, but absolutely nothing was amiss. Will return!

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vipGlenn
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and excellent service!

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vipTheOracleOfKellphi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally do not have a single critique about this place.

1) Parking: There's a public, metered lot (2 hours, Mon - Sat, 8:00 - 18:00) literally right behind the restaurant. The steps of the restaurant's back porch lead to the lot. So incredibly convenient.
2) Service: Danielle, our server, was so funny and chill. She was earnest about making sure we we were taken care of but not at all in a trying-too-hard kind of way. As a former food service employee, I have a very high bar for what I consider good service (as I'm sure others in the industry do), and Danielle exceeded every expectation.
3) Menu: They have such an eclectic menu which usually would be a red flag but they manage to do it so well. They also have plenty of keto and gluten-free options! As someone who is suffering through keto, I hate being *that friend* who either doesn't order anything or drinks her dinner. I had their grilled (un-breaded) eggplant parm and was able to enjoy a hearty, real meal along with all of my friends. The grilled tomatoes that accompanied my entree were also stupidly delicious. So simple yet done so well.
4) Ambiance: The twinkly lights were so pretty and homey. Back porch also has a large table to fit 5 and at least three others for 2 that weren't too closely packed together (good for social distancing).

10 out of 10 would dine again!

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vipPeyune
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was extremely slow even though we were the only ones there. EXTREMELY slow! And, the serving sizes were very, very small. Everyone left the restaurant hungry - in actuality when everyone got home they ate dinner. And, considering the portions, it was crazy expensive. We won't be going back.

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Pearl
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem!
Great cocktails, charcuterie, small plates, and entrees. Their salads are outstanding and Mac and cheese is a fave. Always terrific service.

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HughM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I can not believe This place had been here for 6 years and this is my first visit.
Gabi the bar server was awesome the food was great I had pan fried bronzino no bones lots of great fish very affordable also. pleanty of parking

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VinceM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and wine. You need to check this place out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT! Dinner!!!! I can’t wait to come back!!! I had the shrimp and grits and Brussels sprouts salad, and we felt so treasured when my best friend was sung to ok her birthday!

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vipPistolPete1776
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was strong with nicely composed charcuterie board and unique and flavorful entrees. Service was ok - server seemed anxious and a bit rough around the edges. Rushed us to order and seemed flustered even though the place was not that busy. Wine list was decent except they were out of multiple wines and server had limited knowledge, which was surprising for a wine bar. When out of both a Tempranillo and Pinot, she suggest a Bordeaux as "very similar." Will try Local Wine & Kitchen again for the menu and will hope the wine program is improved.

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vipnal1
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was very attentive, special ordered a drink, bartender came over to ensure it was to my liking. Started with the arancini ball, eggplant parm & angel hair pasta for entrees. Only suggestion is pasta could have used a little more veggies. Prices very reasonable. Look forward to returning soon!

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PaulE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was great! They were clearly short handed and did everything possible to stay on top of every detail. The cheese board was amazing as was the eggplant parm.

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vipCassieS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, head and shoulders better than the last time we were there a few years ago! Perfect Branzino , zucchini pasta and meatballs at our table. The cheese platter was elegant and the dessert divine. We will be back!!

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Dsmstl
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flavors were unique and delicious! The staff was attentive.

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vipKimberly
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was awesome and a nice selection on the flights of wine.

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome food, fantastic ambience.

Highly recommend the staff picked cocktail as well. Will definitely return soon!

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vipOlivia
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Local is a great spot. The food was really really impressive, though the service was so odd. The servers were incredible friendly but it took an absurd amount of time to get anything, they didn't clear our plates from the table after our appetizers, and they brought my salad and fries (entree) out 20 minutes before they brought my sister/dad's entrees out. I think it was just a staffing issue, but the food was still incredible and a great price, so I will absolutely try the restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 7:30 reservation. We showed up on time and were told it would be a 40+ minute wait because they were “sold out.” We were told they didn’t have enough servers and other reservations were waiting too. There were numerous open tables, but I guess they didn’t have any staff. The hostess wasn’t even friendly.

It ruined our date night. I would never recommend a restaurant that cannot honor reservations. I could understand having to wait 15-20 minutes with a reservation but 40+ minutes is ridiculous when parents have booked a babysitter, etc.

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ChelseaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great wine and cocktails. The back patio was adorable and the service was exceptional

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CarolineM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server, Colleen, was attentive and wonderful. Really perfect.

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vipKenL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit was last night after seeing it pop up many times on Open Table. Ambiance reminds me of the type of restaurants I visited in college in the sixties or we ate at recently near the Greek and Griffith Observatory in LA (think LaLa Land). The food is excellent and light, and I like that it has a bar and liquor license. We definitely will visit again.

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vipPeteM
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit back to Local Wine & Kitchen since the pandemic started and we were very happy to see that it was busy and the food good. We suspect that there may have been a change in management or the kitchen but this was not to the detriment of the food. We started with a cheese and charcuterie plate, then had the fish of the day which was a filet of branzino and finished with a chocolate ganache . All in all, we liked the food very much and will be returning soon.

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EMlee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and tasted amazing. The wine and cheese board were amazing as well. Highly recommend Local. Can’t want to come back.

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DeniseM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe I didn't know that this fantastic restaurant was here. Always saw sign for Positano local,thought Positano..good food. LOCAL is a whole other ballgame. Big time food, tasty and delivered from an EXCELLENT CHEF. I felt like I was on a food show of outstanding quality.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you try this.
Not a huge selection but HUGE flavor and quality.
Cheese tray was magnificent with cheeses,meats and garnish paired beautifully. Wine flights were excellent, I'm not kidding this was a fabulous meal.
Thank you

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
375 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

With fine locally sourced food on a creative menu in a pleasant room, Local’s a solid performer. The salads are big & bold - the grilled romaine and the watercress were both excellent, and I enjoyed the octopus (although it arrived only after my wife & her friend had slowly finished their salads, an unusual flaw there which was tacitly acknowledged with a few dollars off its price when the check arrived). The fish special was excellent and two of us had pastas that were also quite fine. The wine list is short but deep, with something for most tastes & budgets. We really like & recommend it.

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MoniqueT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Food is always fantastic (special shout out to their cheese/charcuterie board) and service as well! One of my favourites!

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Pearl
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best little neighborhood gem. The menu, which changes, is always great (same with the execution) great wine list, terrific cocktails, and love the atmosphere. It's a great cozy restaurant good for foodies but not at all stuffy or pretentious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. The food was delicious will be making this one of our regular date night places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We’d been wanting to try Local Wine & Kitchen for a while, and it did not disappoint! The food and cocktails were great & we will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I had an amazing time here as I always do. I chose this place for a business meal because the food is great, the price is very reasonable for high quality food, and it’s not noisy. I brought my girlfriend’s mom here and my mentor who both enjoyed it. Every time we get the cheese plate, which never ceases ti amaze me. The cheese melts right into your mouth. I highly recommend the cheese board!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great night at local, from the moment I arrived was greeted and sat, service from danielle was welcoming and professional, wine and dinner selection was outstanding! What a hidden jem in ardmore! All food was excellent and look forward to my next visit

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Biohazardant
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fantastic menu and unparalleled service. Dinner here was a joy from beginning to end. The outrageous wall sconces and candlelight really set the mood for a romantic dinner. As did the amazing predinner cocktails. If you get the charcuterie board include the carbonzola, delicious! Eggplant Parmesan was amazing. So many menu options we didn’t get to try. Will definitely be back.

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vipRobC
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, and the server (Gabby) was also excellent and attentive. My date’s entree came out 20-25 minutes after mine without any warning, though, which made it awkward for her to eat or let her food get cold. This was after the waitress told me that they were out of the original entree I’d ordered.

The waitress apologized and took care of us - but also told us that dishes come out as they’re ready... I still wish we’d known that in advance - and most restaurants at this price point figure out a way around this.

I would still go back and recommend the restaurant - really good, unique dishes, sauces, and seasonings.

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vipWilliamM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & service! A neighborhood gem - this was our 3rd time there in the past 2 months and will be back again!

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner with an old friend. The food was wonderful from start to finish. Lia, our server, made it a wonderful experience. Her knowledge of the menu and recommendations were on spot. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipLouise
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They could not have been kinder to us. It was our anniversary and they opened up the back room just for us, made us feel like we were special guests, and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back!

RS
vipRachelS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’d go for the bar and maybe some appetizers - dinner wasn’t great.

FAQs

Local Wine & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 896-4740.

Local Wine & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.