Local

4.6
1274 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Reservations for 5 or more please contact us at (214) 752-7500.

As we all navigate through the Covid 19 crisis - we have implemented out take away portable food menu during the hours of Tuesday - Saturday : 3:00pm - 8:00pm. You can find our take away menu here ... www.LOCALdallas.com/take-away . Please stay healthy + safe!

Housed in the Historic Boyd Hotel, Local offers an upscale modern American menu. Our cuisine is seasonally focused, uncluttered and executed with precision. We use the highest quality and freshest ingredients, such as meat products from Niman Ranch and seafood from Connolly's in Boston. Many dishes feature breads made from scratch and all of our desserts, including our sorbets and ice cream, are made in-house. Never overbearing, entrees are innovative yet classic, simple yet refined.
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super sweet!!! Food was superbly amazing I highly recommend the green beans fried to crunchy perfection ❤️❤️❤️

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JEOL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Splurge and do the tasting menu with wine pairings.

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ErinB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately, not what we expected. It was empty on a Friday night, which seemed odd to us for a highly reviewed restaurant. Overall, a very strange place and location. Please mention the free parking before your guests pay for parking behind the building.

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AliciaS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for date night with my husband and had the chef‘s tasting menu. It was amazing! Each course was better than the one before and was just melt-in-your mouth good. I also did the wine pairings and they were perfect. I don’t even like Chardonnay but it went amazingly with the scallops. We will absolutely be back and I highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy to see Local back and busy! Tough year but this is a special restaurant run with care.

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vipCulinarian
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food here is always good and consistent. That said, the service still needs work, and this goes back to a time before the pandemic. With this price point, around 100$ per person before the gratuity, the servers make crazy money, so there’s no reason why people with experience wouldn’t want to work there. This time the regrettable noise level was due to the inevitable Friday night amateurs with no manors and a terrible fashion sense to match.

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LeslieS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was my 3rd time at the Local. I took friends here from out of town expecting to show them a great time.. I had the same waiter as the previous time and he was slow and didn't deliver. My husband ordered a WELL done steak.... that is not a hard thing to do and his steak came out as medium rare..... the other people at the table had the 7 course meal so the timing wasn't good for the steak at all... I was highly disappointed with the service and food.

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Brandon
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place! This was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday and I’m so happy to find a tasting menu like this in Dallas. The food was amazing, the wine pairings were fantastic, ambiance was relaxing and upscale and the service was excellent. Will definitely be going back!

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vipRayD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and associated wines. It was fabulous. 7 courses and 7 wines. It took us about 2 hours to finish. Each dish was small enough so that at the end of the dinner you were full but not overwhelmed. It was our first visit post-COVID and we will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had the tasting dinner with the wine pairings. The food was outstanding but the pacing of the meal was slow - we were there over 3 hours, so be prepared! Otherwise the service was excellent and we really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just found this place and couldn’t be more excited. Our group did the tasting menu and all of the items were a hit. Chef came out to say hello which we appreciated. They have their own parking lot and let us self park which is rare in Dallas but I love. Was not loud and was great for conversation. We were there for three hours but that is what we went for so if you are looking for the quick in and out this might not be the experience you are looking. If you are looking for a place with great food that you can spend sometime enjoying while having good conversation this is the place you are looking for.

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JustinG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve walked passed this place a thousand times and never knew what it was. My lady and I were blown away by the food. The vibe was classy and chill. Our waiter was knowledgeable and took the time to tell us the history of the building. Bonnie & Clyde stayed at this historic landmark. I recommend it, 100%.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection.

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vipLouisianachardonnay
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting and delicious. We both tried the tasting menu and enjoyed it. If you're worried about walking away hungry, not a chance. We couldn't eat breakfast, the next morning!

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vipEnjoyable
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a little on the salty side, for several dishes.
Unique takes on several staple items.

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Mike
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic and quiet restaurant. Food and service were excellent!

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vipJamesM
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hard to find the right door to enter as there are 3 different front doors and the right one sticks and is hard to open....they'll tell you it is an old building, but I noticed other diners having the same issue once I was seated - fix the doors!

We had the Chef's 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings and it was perfect, all wonderful portions and all quite tasty - well done Chef.

Service was attentive and personal.

If you are looking for a hidden gem with high quality creative food this should be your spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Local for years! The food, service and atmosphere has always been exceptional and consistent!

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vipDaveDee
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back atmosphere with an excellent tasting menu and wine pairing at a very reasonable price.

The grilled cheese is a must-have. Yes, you read that correctly. Grilled cheese with tomato basil soup was one of the courses and it was fantastic!

If you’re a foodie and looking for a pretentious free dining experience, you’ll love Local.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down one of the best dinners my husband and I have ever had and it was right in our own backyard! We celebrated our anniversary here with the Chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing. The ambience, service, and most importantly food were all incredible. We will absolutely be back. The short rib is to die for and may be my favorite plate of food I’ve ever had. A wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatly enjoyed our dinner. Relaxing and enjoyable ambience. Delicious meal- all courses. Enjoyed drinks, service and food. A lovely special occasion kind of place for us. We had a party of 5 and was our first indoor dining experience since COVID started. Tables and parties were spread out safely, staff was masked. Felt safe and clean indoors. Will be back!

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Megan
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and wine- the chef's tasting menu was phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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AnneF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Not the world’s most inventive tasting menu. Our waiter was also stretched thin and made a few errors and our food didn’t come very quickly. Took 2 hours to get through 5 very small courses. I’ve done a few other tasting menus at other restaurants and the small portions are usually offset by great flavors but that wasn’t the case here.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We’ve been to Local several times over the years and have always done the tasting menu. It was always a very enjoyable experience. This time it was not. We were seated immediately upon arrival and brought water and warm nuts. Five minutes later our waiter stopped by to introduce himself and explain he was busy but would be by as soon as possible to take our entire order. We sat there for over 30 minutes without our drink or food order taken. 45 minutes after arriving we finally took a sip of wine. Long story short our tasting experience took 3 1/2 hours! I honestly wanted to refuse the last 3 courses because I was so full and just tired of sitting there. The pacing was horrible - Too long between courses and wine pairings arriving 15 min before the course it’s supposed to be served with. There is no excuse. As for the food, it was just ok. Nothing innovative or special. I’m not sure if the kitchen was the problem or the service or both. I doubt we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful experience! Great tasting menu!

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vipKristenB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the service was attentive. The growing pains due to COVID reentry, from few patrons to busy was felt in the timing of their dishes. It was ultimately to our advantage - I’d love a longer, more luxurious experience, but it wasn’t speedy.

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MatthewT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service, food and its great to be able to talk without yelling.

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Ruby
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

When you want really good food and be able to have a conversation without yelling, Local is the place to go!

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PamM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s menu was incredible! Highly recommend.

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vipKeriM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Dallas restaurant. Don’t miss the tasting menu and the wine pairings.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ambience everything! Thanks Tracy Miller.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was so salty couldn’t eat . Horrible steak- had to spit out . The tomatoe salad was good but that’s all.

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Helin
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We tried tasting menu with wine pairings. Food in general was extremely salty. The place was too laud that it was very hard to hear the description of the courses.

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James
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu and select our wine. The range of small dishes made for wonderful meal. The owner/ chef visited our table at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Superb! Feels like a hidden gem out in plain site. Incredible food, service, and experience. Highly, highly recommend.

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LeslieS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Great service ! Already have another reservation to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was great. It was however ruined by the service. We think our waiter was in training or new. He seemed to be nervous and forgot our drinks. Got the order wrong and just over all felt like he needed to be supervised. For the price I would expect the service quality to be higher.

FAQs

Local offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 752-7500.

Local is rated 4.6 stars by 1274 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.