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About Local

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.

2936 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hall Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 752-7500

Website:
http://www.localdallas.com/

Catering:
Large events only.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary parking for our guests in the private lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Tracy Miller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Local Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Romantic (11)
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Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Awesome experience as usual -- the Chef/Owner is amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was great but service was sub par. When I spend $165 on dinner I expect good service. Our waitress was far from good...very slow. If I go back I will complain in the future if it happens again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Wine pairings were excellent. Space is cool. People are super hip. Food was meh.

Ordered the tasting menu for our table of 4, with pairings. Dishes were fine but too safe and un-inventive for the price point. I get the simple theme, but I expected to see more of the chef's mark here. Several of the dishes were over-salted. Lacked the pop one would expect from a ~$500 dinner.

Be advised--the bar here does not serve liquor. I had no idea. That started things off poorly, and it was downhill from there.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Really enjoyed the atmosphere! The food was phenomenal and the service superb! Will be going back soon. Deep Ellum is coming back!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food is excellent but our server was very uninformative. She never volunteered food descriptions and when specifically asked was extremely short and acted bored . We could hear the other server who was quite the opposite so we just had the one bad server I guess.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2016

This restaurant never disappoints. I love the chef's tasting menu. Every bite delicious and the wine pairings are fantastic. Wonderful spot in Dallas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2016

I have been coming here since 2001 and still consider Local my favorite restaurant in Dallas! Tracy Miller never fails to

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Best short ribs I've had in a while! And their mac and cheese is awesome! Food came out at just the right temperature as well! Overall a great experience and our waiter was very attentive and easy to talk with!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Food was excellent, but the waitress seemed to have no desire to be there. I would expect more customer service than what I can get at Waffle House.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Very clean and well maintained restaurant. The service was great, both our server and the management took special interest in our dining experience. However, I must say I wasn't overly impressed with my meal. I can tell that the chef and his/her team put a lot of effort into our dishes however I simply didn't find them to be that good. I'm not particularly sophisticated when it comes to critiquing fine dinning, but I have been to many great restaurants and just didn't find my meal to be on par with similar places.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Very much enjoyed LOCAL. Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. Wait staff super knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend. Quiet quaint and cozy. Food was awesome.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2016

You must have the fried green beans!
The Kobe burger was really good too!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Love this place and it has been one of our favorites since moving to Dallas. The bar is the best place for quiet conversation and to feel far away from Dallas - you'd swear you were in a hidden gem in NYC. I must say, however, that having Fox News on in the incredibly serene, intimate bar was a huge turn-off and mood killer. A restaurant where it's typical to drop $200 for dinner for two doesn't need a TV at all.....the amazing ambiance is best left unplugged. Food wonderful, as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2016

My girlfriend and I showed up 3 minutes early for our reservation. No one greeted us! I stepped outside to meet friends that were to accompany us. We spoke outide for 5-7 minutes. Friends and I entered the restaurant to my girlfriend standing alone, still YET TO BE GREETED! We waited, looked around and finally caught the eye of short haired lady after 15 minutes. Instead of a hello and a smile we received a "yes".
Granted this was a Friday night at 7, but we did have reservations. Furthermore, one can completely view the main dining room from all angles, meaning that every server and employee on the floor witnessed a group of patrons standing at the door of this small establishment.

Needless to say, we left and ate at another restaurant. We will not be going back as excited patrons eager for a new dining experience appear to be of no concern to local.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great food but placed near very large group that was so loud we had hard time hearing each other at our table

Waited fifty mins before first food came to table. G216469

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 25, 2016

I'm coming back for those fried green beans for sure!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Amazing, again! The chefs tasting is hard to beat! Highly recommend

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We had the seven course tasting menu, with wine pairings, for $100.00 per person, an outstanding value. The food at Local is consistently good (you can tell when the chef is the owner). My only constructive comment is that I think the tasting menu experience would be more complete if the servers were a bit more polished and informed about the menu and the wine pairings. The wines were identified, but there was very little in the way of a description, or an explanation of why they were chosen to pair with the course.

This is a very minor criticism, however, and I still recommend this restaurant highly!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The tasting menu is wonderful and a great value! The service and atmosphere didn't quite match the quality of the food and other tasting menu experiences, but I'd still recommend it!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Very nice restaurant in Deep Ellum. I would highly recommend. Plus parking is right next to the restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

What a fabulous meal! Half of our group ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairing and WOW! The food was fabulous and the service wonderful. We will be back for sure.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Wonderful food and service! The seabass was scrumptious! Loved it! And the mojito was equally good. The fried green beans were fun and very tasty to start, as well! Thanks for a great pre-theater experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Restaurant was shown as open on OpenTable but was closed lights off on arrival. No one picked up their phone. Consequently we went to Flora Street Cafe which was fantastic so it all ended well. Obviously not going to Local any time soon!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2016

An amazing meal experience! We went for a birthday dinner and everything was perfect. We had the fried green beans, rainbow beet salad and honey nut squash soups as starters. All were perfectly executed, the sip for the green beans and dressing on the salad were fresh and flavorful. All three entrees were delicious and included The tenderloin special of the night which was over a mushroom onion risotto which looked delicious, the meat was perfectly cooked. Another choice was the tenderloin over an inventive Panko crusted tater tots which also looked great, but I wasn't able to get a taste, as they seemed to disappear rapidly. The taste of the rare tenderloin from that dish was delightful and different from the special entree. I had a spectacular Pork Osso Bucco, with cheddar grits and wilted greens. Flavor packed and again delightful execution. The chocolate cake and spice cake desserts with homemade ice cream capped off a terrific experience. What was even better was the staff attentiveness, the terrific Amuse Bouche presentation of tomato & roasted basil soup and the candied cranberry shortbread cookies that came with the check. It was a fantastic dining experience and will be a regular for us going forward. You have to experience Local!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 14, 2016

I took an important client from the Bay Area to Local last week, we both had the Chef's Menu with wine pairings, and she was blown away! It really was impressive, and a bargain at $100 per person, including wine. They were also extremely accommodating with modifications to the menu, which many restaurants are not. The food and the service were both outstanding.

Very highly recommended! I'm going back soon with my wife!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2016

I was by myself and they served me really well, without rushing. The lamb loin was juicy, well seasoned, tender. Wine list is somewhat limited, but I got a decent glass of Malbec. NOTE: They have a delicious Chocolate desert (not the cake), that takes some 20min to prepare. So, ask in advance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 1, 2016

We were so excited to try this restaurant for a girl's night out, and are all in the restaurant business. Service was great and it was nice to see the owner/chef working. The food was disappointing in ways that could have easily been avoided. My salmon was incredibly dry and the fava puree was way too salty. The risotto under the my friend's sea bass was so gummy, that it didn't even taste like risotto, but gelatin. We had 2 nice bottles of wine and our bill was over $400 for 3 people, so we were really hoping for a better meal. We will definitely try you again, hoping that it was just an off night. We do love the cocktails and the atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Always a great experience!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Had the opportunity to enjoy the chef's tasting menu and it was excellent as always. A great balance of flavors without anything being overpowering. We have done this on other visits along with the wine pairing and it is a wonderful evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2016

This was our first time to Local and will definitely return. The food was fabulous and the service just as wonderful. Got a chance to meet with the chef/owner Tracy and what a delight! We highly recommend this gem!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Very nice tasting menu for Dallas Restaurant Week. Excellent and affordable wine pairings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Local is probably my favorite fine dining restaurant in Dallas. Every bite is absolutely delicious from start to finish. I've been probably 4 or 5 times and it's always an excellent experience. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 17, 2016

The food really was exquisite, the presentation very special. The service was a bit grumpy despite the fact that it was early and they were not yet busy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 17, 2016

We went for restaurant week. Even though there were only two choices for each course (i would expect three), they were choices we liked so we both got different selections for each course. Everything was very good except for the spice cake, which was very dry. The peach ice cream was good, though there was a very small amount. The service was good, just right. Pam was an excellent server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 15, 2016

My fiancé and I visited LOCAL for restaurant week, and the food and service did not disappoint. We will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Beautiful place in our neighborhood, friendly and fun. Never had anything less than an outstanding meal here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Local was so delicious. By far one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The service was divine and the food was marvelous. I would go again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Ladies night at Local last Friday. Food was spectacular, I think we ordered every small plate and shared them all (Lobster cakes for the win!). We had tons of their Champagne Drink (champagne with a grapefruit and Rosemary sorbet). And while we were much too loud and rowdy for a Friday at 5:30 at Local, the server and bartender were really nice and accommodating. Thank you so much Local!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Dinner at Local was outstanding. We had the 7-course tasting menu for $70, and each course was fantastic. Excellent soup, amazing salad, salmon, lamb, beef tenderloin, dessert... all just great. A pretty impressive value for the amount of quality food as well. Service was perfect, everything timed just right. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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