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Local

4.6
999 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 752-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tracy Miller
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Catering
Large events only.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hall Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary parking for our guests in the private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 999 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Portions were small, but very high quality. The cocktails were incredible. The staff.. at least our server.. was polite and accurate, but not particularly engaging or informative. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary, but there was no ask if this was a special occasion. He made no recommendations of cuisine or wine pairings, no asks if we’d been there before, no story about the restaurant’s history or vision. He offered nothing at all other than what we asked for. We enjoyed our meal, but at this price, you can find a more memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Local never disappoints. My wife and I dine here at least twice a year and are always treated with the best food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went to LOCAL for my boyfriend’s birthday and they were so accommodating! They helped me with the reservation and planning out the details in advance- we did the tasting menu with wine pairings. I really feel they went out of their way to make sure it was a special experience- the service was fantastic and the food was just amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Likely my favorite restaurant in Dallas or at least in the top two. The only thing I would change would be for them to have a full bar. This time I had the tasting menu which I had not seen before. It was great. The wine paring was really good as well. I have been going there for years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Dallas. Our go-to special occasion restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Quaint, historical yet elegantly restored old hotel. Bartender was excellent and relayed history. Waitress was good. Food was mediocre. Quite expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Local is a great little restaurant. Food is outstanding. Service great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This chic little historic boutique hotel is now home to a chic, romantic restaurant, Local. The atmosphere was sophisticated and romantic. Dim lighting, specialty cocktails and high-end service make this restaurant a perfect place for a special date or special occasion. The food was spectacular and the details were not spared on every item we ordered. From the steak and sea bass (which both melted in your mouth like butter) to our sweet ending of the fountain plate, no morsel was left. I would highly recommend Local to anyone looking for a high-end meal and experience, without the stuffy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The seven course tasting was wonderful. Ambiance waa so nice ave we will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was amazing, we did the course meal and the staff were incredible!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

All of the food was really nice including the salty spiced mixed nuts on our table when we arrived, good wine selections, appetizers, main courses, and sides were all great. We had a large group of 7 at which they accommodated us with a semi private table that could have hosted 8 to 10, 12 max. Waitstaff were all extremely accommodating and friendly. I believe the prices we very reasonable and portions appropriate. Our table had the sea bass, scallops, short ribs, filet, and a burger (D magazine award winner). Try the fried green beans and the mac and cheese. Ambiance was dark, slightly museum lite, but the soft techno music did not distract but helped lighten the mood. In short we had a great time. I’d think it a good date or couples destination.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A lot of large groups made service very slow ... nearly 3 hours

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I love the speakeasy atmosphere; it's a fantastic place for a date night or GNO. The drinks were strong/ well made, and the foods’ taste and presentation were on point.

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Be prepared to pay; it's pretty expensive. Be prepared to wait. It took a substantial amount of time for them to bring out our food, and it wasn't packed at all.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I felt VERY misled by the fact that their menu advertises "cocktails" but, in fact, they do not have a full liquor license. The food was well prepared, fairly creative, tasted very good and was presented well... but it was a bit under-portioned and a bit over-priced.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was a wonderful experience. I cannot stop thinking of the great dishes I had. We did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings and it was outstanding. Which one was my favorite? I don’t know. Each dish was unique and flavorful. However I do need to call out the turnip soup with carrot crackles. Excellent.

Staff was friendly and accommodating. It isn’t too noisy and the ambiance was comforting. Could turn up the lighting just a smidge.

Great place. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Literally the best restaurant in the city.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Such a great find. Dim and Cozy. Unique foods. Great atmosphere and service! Delish complimentary seasoned nuts and a tiny soup sample were a perfect touch to start the evening. I had the tuna tar tar, and my date had the sea bass...outstanding!! Beer and wine only with smallish wine selection, especially by the glass. Parking on side of building, so that’s awesome! Highly recommend for a date and then add on live music at so many places in Deep Ellum!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was exquisite. And the staff were all amazing and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had to wait too long for table but a great dining experience

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We enjoyed every minute of it and felt very welcome.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our server was awful. He was awkward, rude, and seemed in over his head. I don’t think he meant to be rude but he did things like walk away while we were trying to ask him a question and he even set food in front of me, realized it was not mine and picked it back up and ran away. He didn’t say anything about it.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Was a special night for us but the waitress was non attentive. Every other table in the room was offered complementary champagne to celebrate their restaurant’s birthday, except us. Everything else was fine, I guess. Just a negative experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We will definitely return Local! The food was excellent and the service knowledgeable and friendly. Great mixed drink and wine list.
We had tuna carpacio and the lobster cake for appetizers, followed by our entrees of Osso Bucco and Sea bass with risotto. Everything was exceptional.
The deserts are also not to be missed. Home made ice cream and fudge sauce is worth the trip by itself.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was terrific, service professional and ambiance great - first time there but it wont be the last time

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Local is my absolute favorite restaurant in Dallas!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We both had the tasting menu, which was exceptional. Each of the 8 courses, and the amuse bouche were a spectacular blend of distinct intense flavors, enhanced by the well selected wine pairings. The waiter’s timing was perfect, and his descriptions of both the courses and the wines were precise and concise.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Tucked away on Elm street is this neon sign LOCAL. Very old Dallas hotel now whose lobby is a 5 star fine dining establishment. Wasn't even sure where the front door was but inside we were treated like royalty. Quiet, romantic, just a perfect place for he dinner we were looking for. Great food. Had crusted sea bass with creamy risotto. Lobster cake appetizer and they brought us each a complimentary champagne to celebrate their 15th year anniversary. Who would have ever know of this gem. Staff was perfect. Loved the entire experience. I can't wait to go back. So glad we found this place.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great little spot in Deep Ellum with a friendly personable staff! The food was excellent from the amuse bouche to the entree. The lobster cake appetizer was phenomenal and the filet was cooked perfectly. Our waitress made great recommendations and was very attentive. Overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Top 5 burger in Dallas! All around awesome experience...

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Exquisite cuisine. Excellent wine list and cocktail menu. Warm, cozy and exceptionally professional, but genuinely friendly staff. Perfect lighting, music and decor making for a fantastic date night experience. One of my absolute favorite dining destinations in Dallas! @NommingAbout on Instagram.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Located in the historic Boyd Hotel, landmarked as the oldest standing hotel in Dallas, LOCAL is a fascinating venue with a warm ambiance, happy vibe and exquisite menu selections masterfully created by Chef/Owner, Tracy Miller. See Highlights on Instagram @NommingAbout

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We chose this for a pre Music Hall event & we were over the top pleased with the atmosphere & the food. It was our 1st visit but for certain not our last!!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. We’ve had the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing twice and it has been superb both times. Perfectly paired wines, great portions for a seven course meal, good timing, unique flavors. A wonderful relaxing night out for harried parents!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Dallas!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We love this restaurant! It is consistently excellent service and food. It is one of the few restaurants in dalllas that you can hear one another. We will keep coming back!

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2.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious special but terribly overpriced at $50. Wine per glass was atleast $15. The food is good but not as good as it should be for the prices. There is enough dining options in dallas to find better quality for a lower price.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere was romantic and the service was spectacular. Wonderully prepared food with nuances. We were served an unexpected demitasse of black eyed pea soup. The steak on polenta was perfect. The wine list was not extensive but good. A little expesive but the trip was worth it.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was nice and the noise level was quiet. Nice change of pace from most Dallas restaurants where you can barely hear the person across the table. Menu was diverse. I ordered the sea bass and my wife ordered the osso bucco. My dish was way under seasoned...very bland. My wife’s osso bucco had nice flavor but was a tad dry....overall not bad. The wilted kale we ordered must have been hit with a salt bomb...way too salty. Drink prices are about $2-$3 overpriced. $8 for a beer and $16 for a glass of wine?? All in all we spent $180 (including tip) and I felt like I left with much to be desired. I could have spent less at one of Dallas’ numerous restaurants and been more satisfied from a value standpoint. BUT, this restaurant is quaint and nice. It means well and the menu items can accommodate most everyone in your party. Perhaps it was just an “off” night in the kitchen.

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