Local

4.7
1213 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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4.6
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kevinl
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been in Dallas 4 years. I have ate at serval nice restaurants. Local is number one in my book. If you want a quite nice place to go with excellent service and food that is cooked to perfection, put this establishment on your to do list.

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nolesman
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very eclectic place located within oldest (1908 - not working now) Hotel in Dallas. The food is very good and can tell the Chef handcrafts all...a gem for sure.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious as always! The chef’s tasting and wine pairing was wonderful and the perfect portion. We had reservations on NYE on the early side, which meant we got great, attentive service, although they appeared to get a little overwhelmed as the night grew on. Definitely will return.

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vipstef
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good fod

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I decided to have Christmas dinner at Local and were not disappointed. The waitstaff was amazing and made so many recommendations for us to choose from. We are pescatarians and had plenty of seafood dinner options to choose from. Wine was wonderful. Food, top notch. And ambiance, spectacular. A great location for intimate conversations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. One of a kind spot with unique atmosphere.

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Uriah
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I’ll start with the pros. Food is well presented and delicious and flavorful. That was the highlight. Cons are service as we had duplicate servers repeat menu items to us. Our server took extremely long times in between visits which made us late to leave. I also made reservation notes about my wife’s birthday and they made no effort whatsoever nor did they acknowledge it. I mentioned it to server during ordering dessert and they threw a candle in a dessert that we ordered and called it good. It just felt pointless and careless. A little bit goes a long ways guys and you lost an opportunity to wow four new customers with thought and service. That being said foe the last con is price. I knew prices were higher but i expected it to be worth it for ambience, service, and food. With what we received I’d say me i is overpriced by 40% compared to other restaurants.

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vipspechris75
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious neighborhood restaurant that has been consistent for 14+ years. Love it and highly recommended

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TonyS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place- parking and food very good

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Dog38
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibes were great. Excellent wine list, service. Menu choices were from fish to meat &
we enjoyed both. Music in the background was perfect. We are going back soon!

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vipAPMorris
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dining environment with superb fares of well presented and crafted flights of culinary joy. Treat your special someone or friends to Local. You will remember it fondly as we have these many years savoring every memory bite with smiles of gratitude and appreciation for Tracy and her staff.

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jerrys
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have frequented Local for many years, and it never fails to satisfy. The food is
exquisite, and the atmosphere is perfect for a quiet dinner for two.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food We have had in recent memory!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The waiter was nice but the food was terrible. The halibut tasted like it was frozen with a terrible flavor, I was unable to eat my fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Honestly super disappointed. They first didn’t have our table ready, which is understandable. But then they proceeded to seat 3-4 other couples after ya while we waited at the bar for upwards of 45min affter our reservation. We are in a biracial relationship and all the other couples who were seated after us were white. Then another BIPOC couple got the same treatment as us while we waited at the bar and other white couples were seated. The food was extremely underwhelming and just wasn’t worth what we paid. Drinks were good but will absolutely not be going back.

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PHILLIP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and great food. Slight bit of a wait, but that’s expected in this climate.

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vipYogamom88
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my 2nd time dining at local. I brought a client as a thank you for doing business with me. I totally forgot they do not serve hard liquor only wine. My client was fine not getting his vodka tonic.
Loved the warmed nuts that are served and the demi cup of soup once you are seated. The booth seating is super comfortable and it gave me a good view of the other patrons.
My guest and husband ordered the Chefs tasting menu. I ordered the friend green beans to share which I love and the bowl of tomato soup with mini grilled cheese. The grilled cheese’ melt in your mouth. The timing of each course was on que.
The wine selection was ok. My guest & husband felt they had just the right amount of food with the 7 courses.
We will definitely visit local again. I’m going to order those fried green beans for carry out in the near future. Highly recommend this deep ellum restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend & I had an amazing experience dining at Local this past Saturday. The service was on point, including social distancing & servers wearing their masks correctly. We opted to do the tasting menu with the wine pairings, which I would highly recommend. Admittedly I’m a relatively picky eater, so normally do not care for tasting menus, but all of the selections were items from the main menu, & were delicious & beautifully presented. We had only been to Local one time prior, several years ago, but definitely plan to return in the near future!

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vipMechelle
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Dallas. Only compliant is that they don't have a full bar. The food and service are impeccable!

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HelenB
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in this lovely old hotel.. sensational food and service.. only thing wrong was the Brussels.. as they were all different sizes some were a little undercooked.. but still 5/5

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AnnaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed a pre fix 8 course meal and everything was wonderful. Our waiter was very nice!

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CayceR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We have lived in the neighborhood for 5 years and had never heard of this place We did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing and it was great!

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HillaryO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local is always delicious with enough menu variety to make everyone happy. We were very pleased with the covid precautions as well.

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vipGeorgeP
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Quiet atmosphere in a overlooked area.

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ChristopherS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit Local.. just not too many :) ... selfishly want to keep it a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and the wait staff was very attentive. We will definitely be going back here again!

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TerryK
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the very best food in Dallas! Absolutely fresh and fantastic! It is pricey, but so special, memorable, worth it! Food is tiny, cute, and served on sizable plates, but Oh so tasty! GREAT!

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vipDiner
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy sure can cook! I love Local, so glad it is reopened.

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jerrys
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night restaurant for years. Always wonderful.

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LeslieH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sons completion of certifications

Very good food!

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Mandy341
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed a fun tasting menu & wine pairing here. I thought it was definitely great value for money, especially the wine! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and they accommodated my request for a pescatarian version of the tasting menu, giving me great alternatives (including sea bass!) for the two beef & pork options on the menu. The items on the tasting menu were varied, creative, & fun to eat. I do think some of them lacked a bit of flavor- I remember the halibut gnocchi dish sounded amazing on the menu but bland in reality. Overall though I enjoyed our night here.

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vipmusicandwine
Dallas
139 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazed when dining at Local.

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chefs tasting and it was fantastic! We were SO full!

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vipJulissa
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nice place. Felt rushed and service was much lower quality than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. Pleasantly surprised by complimentary taste of celery root soup, which was beyond delicious. The arugula salad was fantastic and the lobster cake is a must try. Both the burger and the steak were cooked perfectly and the homemade ketchup was a memorable accompaniment. Service was perfect and not rushed. Thank you again. We will be back.
Don’t miss the complimentary parking right on Elm st.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I ordered Chef’s Tasting with wine
$120.00
Three of the course were salty so I had to send them back.
Chef or waiter did not care they never asked me if I want something else for replacement
They still charged me for the whole price $120.00 Chef’s Tasting but basically I had soup ,salad ,sorbet ,fish of course little tiny portions because Chef’s Tasting!
Table in front of me (4 customers) where having the same Chef’s Tasting ,the kitchen decided to send out dishes at the same time , so if one of the customers of the table in front of me went to the bathroom(happened three times ) the kitchen hold the next dishes until customer come back to the table including MINE ! Why did I needed wait for them ???
BAD EXPERIENCE
I had dinner at Local 4 times before and I was really excited to have another amazing experience
NO COMING BACK AGAIN

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chef’s special and all 7 courses were fabulous! We got as much off the plate as we could for each course. Truly wonderful and the atmosphere is unique.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered the chef's tasting and everything was awesome. Each tasting was delicious and the perfect size. We also did the wine pairing, I would highly recommend both!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was, as always, excellent. The service was way too slow - we dined for over 2 hours. One shouldn't have to wait more than 20 minutes for a cocktail. And, details are important - the server should have wiped down/cleaned the table between courses. The hostess was amazing - she worked so hard - never stopped and so gracious. All of that being said, we will be back because the food is so good.

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vipYourfoodiefriend
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tasting menu was incredible. We had a lovely time.

FAQs

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

Local is rated 4.7 stars by 1213 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.