Local

4.6
1283 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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKCAL
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, background music, food, staff … a must dining experience!

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WBDP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and wine!

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vipDave
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy Local! Halibut and Sea Bass entree’s were delicious

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vipMark
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My wife and I go out to eat a lot. I still don’t remember how I heard about this place, but it should be on every Dallas residents list of places to try. If you don’t get out much be prepared for a bit of a surprise trying to find it. There’s a small parking lot next door that is manned by a dude in a truck who will move the cones to let you in. The door to the restaurant is not particularly obvious, but we managed to find it. Once inside we found it to be very chic, with several dining areas, and an upscale feel that belies the neighborhood. And when we told the host our name he welcomingly said something to the effect of “we’ve been waiting all day for you” :-)

We opted for the tasting menu and were glad we did, being able to sample a wide variety of dishes and proteins. Chef does a great job with all of it, but I thought the seafood proteins were particularly well executed and cooked to perfection.

Also, no fault of the restaurant, a patron at a nearby table took off his show and we were able to see his bare foot—my first time seeing that at an upscale place. I realize this is 2021 and decorum has gone out the window (along with respect and taking responsibility for one’s actions) but it is still not something that belongs in a fine dining establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was very good. Went for my birthday so I was a little disappointed when they didn’t bring out a special dessert or anything. Otherwise, it was nice.

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

Chef has created an impeccable Menu. My new favorite Dallas restaurant. The chef’s tasting Menu is most definitely worth it

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AdrianD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's Tasting menu was outstanding!
Highly recommend!

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EmilyH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - the tasting menu was great and a fun way to try several menu items.
I highly recommend!

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MichaelW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local is an absolute gem. We didn't have time for the tasting menu, so we made our own little sampler. It was phenomenal. Our server was perfect and the food was some of the best I've had in Dallas. I'll be back for sure.

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JohnGalt
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful flavor combinations. Inventive food but not showy or over-the-top. Fun dessert options. Calming but also cool/funky atmosphere with very downtempo/chill music. We appreciated that it felt more like visiting someone's home than having a meal at a finely-tuned restaurant machine. They were short-staffed on the night we dined, but the (only) waiter worked as hard as he could to keep everyone happy. They have a creative wine-based cocktail list (but keep in mind, no spirits). A very memorable experience for our last evening in Dallas (and we will be back!).

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Conor
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing atmosphere. Can't recommend Local enough!

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RachelK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
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
21 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
31 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
28 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!

FAQs

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

Local is rated 4.6 stars by 1283 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.