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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We tried the tasting and the food quality was less than average and service was pretty bad.
What were we thinking? After course 2 we started to send full plates back. Nobody ever checked on our food or cared to know what was the problem, considering this was a several course fancy $$$$ dinner, we expected better service, and of course FOOD! The salmon was sweet and overdone with absolute no crust, the TOUGH steak was overwhelmingly sweet, the braised short rib was also sweet and was stringy/stale, makes me think chef puts sugar on everything to make up for the lack of talent and quality!! The spice cake was super dry, old and extremely stale despite all the nice presentation. On a Saturday night, the restaurant was mostly empty and I know why now!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went for dinner on a girls weekend. So wonderful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Rather expensive for what we got. Wine pours were rather light.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Menu selection was varied to accommodate many tastes. . Food was cooked and presented in an exceptional manner but service was slow and inadequate. We were not asked if we wanted more drinks or how the food was. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in town. Everything is cooked to perfection, beautifully plated, perfectly seasoned — I can’t write a review that could do this place justice. It’s magical every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We have dined at Local many times over the past 14 years and it is always consistently great! A true gem and stand out in a town with many good restaurants. Having an owner/chief that is so passionate about getting all the details right and providing great food and service makes this our favorite place for fine dining and entertaining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful evening with good friends. Great food and we could hear each other talk.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

it was some of the best food i had in a long time... wife and i loved it. P.A.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was THE best food I have ever eaten in the DFW area, probably ever in mylife. I never take pictures of my food, but I did this time. I wanted to remember. The wine was perfectly paired to the incredibly well thought out seasonal dishes. You get what you pay for. Go eat at LOCAL.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very mixed feelings about this first visit. Very nice space, with history. Excellent service. And the food was good. But the quality did not justify the cost. The tasting menu might be a better choice next time, and I’ll probably give it a try when I come back to Dallas next. But that’s not what I did this time. I was dining alone. I just wanted a quiet meal within walking distance of my AirBnB. So I walked in and ordered the scallops. For $35, I got 3 perfectly cooked scallops (although one of the three had not been properly cleaned and was gritty). These three scallops rested on a bed of perhaps three tablespoons of minced potatoes sauteed in a very nice buttery sauce. That was it. I typically ignore reviews that complain about small portions. I don’t need big piles of food on my plate to feel that I got my money’s worth. But this meal seemed incomplete. In contrast, dessert was quite nice. Some sort of cake, fig slices, and a little scoop of ice cream. All anyone could need. I just wish I had had dinner, first.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have not been to local in a few years. We started going when they opened and with kids and life did not make it down for about 5 years. The food is a great as ever. the menu had nice sized portions. Not big, but high quality proper size portions. The green beans are the best. We are excited about going back. the environment is the best, great staff and just a wonderful evening.
Local has their own parking lot so you don't have to worry about parking!!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our second visit. My friend loved her prosecco/grapefruit sorbet cocktail. Spiced nuts & a tiny cup of cream of broccolini soup primed our palates. The guys loved the crafted burgers. My friend and I enjoyed the creative presentation and taste of the lobster cake. Don't miss the soda fountain dessert!

We were in a comfy corner. Noise level is low, easy to converse. Ambience is modern and chic.

And they got us out in time for our theater performance.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fantastic tasting menu. Close to Undermain for a great evening of food and theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

There was a large group that was very very loud and rude. They were done wth dinner and should have been asked to move to the bar

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was good and the service was good. The filet and grits entree was very good. We ordered a glass of house wine apiece. My wife's glass could have had a little more. The coffee had a bit of a burned flavor to it. The chocolate souffle was, also, very good. Overall, we were pleased with the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious food and good ambiance. Tasting menu is a good choice, you receive 7 mini-versions of the appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The whole table is not required to do the tasting menu if only a couple of people are interested. Favorites of the night are salmon, beef tenderloin, lobster cake, beet salad.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food!!!! Slow service, took nearly 3 hours to get through the 7 course meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A quiet, quaint spot in Deep Ellum. The food was delicious and the ambiance was romantic.
If you are knowledgeable about interior design - several classic chairs.
Love the prosecco mojito, the crispy green beans, ravioli, ahi, tenderloin, and sea bass! Oh - and I almost forgot the chocolate souffle!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful experience. The staff was great & the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend eating here.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Local never disappoints! Very consistent and delicious.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The signature green beans were as good as I had heard they were. Everyone loved their desserts.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Lovely. Quiet and romantic. Great food. What's not to like!? I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Place is clean and quite, felt cozy and welcoming. Our waitress wasn't the most patient one.
The salad was lackluster, not bad tho.
The filet was good, steak sauce was spot on, but you could simply taste that it wasn't an expensive cut of meat.
Overall was a good dinner, but not really worth drive to me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

They do not serve hard alcohol (beer and wine only). Drinks were twice as expensive as I would have expected, so be prepared. Food was great and served fancy. This place has parking and is walking distance to all the local bars.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Local is one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas because it hasn't lost the touch of class that comes with paying attention to the smallest of details. The food is outstanding and always perfectly portioned, and their waitstaff makes you feel like you're the only customer in the restaurant, even on a Friday evening. While prices may be a little higher than some of the new and trendy restaurants in Deep Ellum, it's well worth it to make sure you don't miss out on a wonderful dining experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was beautiful and delicious. The service was excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

It was the first time for all 3 of us. I'm sorry to say that because it was such a wonderful evening. Local will definitely be on our list now. The space is wonderful, very simple and calming. The food was amazing. The staff was very friendly and accessible and added to the experience. The change in the light from the early evening to dark was very soothing. As I had heard the front room did get a little warm. The other spaces were cooler. The price was as would be expected for this quality of food. I would highly recommend Local to anyone.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Well, it was our first time visiting "Local" on a Saturday night. Upon entering the restaurant, we noticed it was quite warm. Our reservation was for 7:45 and we were a few minutes early so we were ushered to the bar. To get to the bar, we walked through a couple of small rooms which made the location quaint. We noticed while walking to the bar, that the restaurant progressively got cooler. It was my thought that we were so hot from walking around outside that the entrance just seemed warm and it was not a problem. Anyway, while at the bar, the bartender was very nice but took a very long time to get us drinks. While I don't normally complain, and I did not at the time, there were only four other patrons at the bar at the time. When our reservation time arrived, we were brought to a table in the front, entrance, room to be seated. At that time we noticed it was extremely warm there. I will not go into detail but once we were given a glass of water, since we had drinks, it took thirty minutes for someone to take our order. The food arrived and it was acceptable but it should have been since you pay a premium to eat here. We stopped the waitress four separate times to ask for water since no one would respond to our finally putting the glasses at the end of the table for the world to see. I notic d another table do the same thing as we were not the only ones not being attended to. As we were about to leave, I heard one of the waitress tell a couple that she was having a tough time working because of the heat in the restaurant because of air conditioning problems. Not once did anyone say anything to us about a problem. Normally, you would expect someone to apologize for the conditions and ask if they could do something to make your visit more enjoyable. In retrospect, I probably should have just told them when we got to the table, no, I would prefer to eat at the bar where it was cooler. Just really killed the night having pants soaked in sweat.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent. Nothing flashy, just classic dishes executed well. Good, friendly service. Always a pleasure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

One of my all time favorites in Dallas....in a historical hotel, great interior design, great food...no place like it!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Took my parents for my dad's birthday dinner, and he loved the experience! They're so welcoming and pace the dishes that are brought out as part of the chef's tasting perfectly. Spaced out with enough time to enjoy the dishes independently but not too far apart that we ever felt like we were just waiting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

It is always a pleasure to dine here. Quaint and distinctive. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. Very satisfying.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was impeccable. Good menu and decent wine selection. Prices were about as expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was our first time at Local and couldn't be more surprised to know that it has been around for 14 years and we just discovered it. Can't wait to go back. The food was delicious. We also loved the cool vibe.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I Love this place. Great food and atmosphere... and you can hold a conversation. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always great, fresh local ingredients, unfussy presentation, ingredients speak for themselves

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had the tasting menu and it was nothing short of amazing. Great fresh flavors from start to finish. Highly recommend this place for a date night!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Difficult to find at first. The front door is not labeled. I watched several people go to the wrong door. The food was good, but way overpriced for the portion size. It was extremely hot in there. The waitress messed up my order and didn't even offer to fix it. Not what I would expect for a $200 meal.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We really enjoyed our 7 course with wine tasting on my husband's birthday special occasion. The food and wine was very good and our waitress was awesome!! Sorry I can't remember her name but she handled the entire room of full tables and a challenging drunk customer seated behind us who was no picnic to tolerate and she handled him perfectly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Loved LOCAL. Very cool restaurant with delicious food and great people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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