Local

4.6
1302 Reviews
$50 and over
American
L O C A L was conceptualized by chef owner Tracy Miller in 1998 with the inspired vision of becoming a local establishment in Dallas serving a seasonally inspired modern american menu.

Located in the spirited, soulful + historical Boyd Hotel, circa 1908, in Deep Ellum, TX. Our culinary approach consistently embraces a menu that welcomes the simplest, most honest ingredients available. We are seasonally driven and are continuously strengthening our bonds with surrounding purveyors, cheesemakers, breweries, ranchers, wineries and farmers. We are always eager to share our fondness of quality driven products and we stay true to who we are while preparing food that makes us happy.

Reservations for 5 or more please contact us at (214) 752-7500.
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vipJames
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Took 15 minutes to get seated, another 15 minutes to be seen. The 7 course tasting menu took about 4 hours overall. They were obviously understaffed in both back and front of hosue. Waiter skipped a course and I had to remind him about the one we hadn't been served yet.

This was my second time here, which unfortunately just wasn't as good as last time when I gave this place 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely try this place if you’re in Dallas.

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AshGirl
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience!

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vipKenS
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is one of the top Dallas restaurants! Excellent menu, incredible tasting menu, cool vibe and consistent. Highly recommend for foodies everywhere.

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vipOpentablediners
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious seafood dishes, excellent presentation.

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VirginiaJoe
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For the most part, we enjoyed our meal. My wife was very disappointed that her order of scallops included only three of them. Pretty skimpy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! We love our food and everything was on q!

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Heppy
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We really wanted to love this place, but ultimately the service and food both fell short of expectations. On a Tuesday, the waitstaff seemed stretched too thin, forgetting some requests and not serving attentively enough to ensure everything was delivered as ordered.

For the food, tomato soup with grilled cheese and the risotto were high points. The Burger was overcooked and the tater-tots weren't worth finishing.

It wasn't a disaster, but there are much better options for the price in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful dining experience. We were 2 couples and went for the chef tasting menu. We all absolutely loved it. The wine pairing was wonderful, the service was beyond excellent (thank you Ashley) and we had a great time. The duration to enjoy the menu is definitely worth it and we loved the cozy intimate atmosphere. Our most favorite dish was the seabass, it is the best I've ever had.

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vipNolasaint
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed our meal at Local. The portions were a bit small, but delicious. Had a cheese plate appetizer but had to request side plates for four of us to share, kind of odd they didn't come with the appetizer. Everyone had fish for the entrees which were excellent but small. Desserts were the true highlight. Anything with "chocolate" in it and all of the ice creams (especially the chocolate chip MINT).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We both had the chef’s tasting menu and it was fantastic! I loved the seafood dishes especially, but it was all good. Staffing was tight but we weren’t in rush. All the waitstaff were friendly and working very hard.

Overall great experience. It was so special to enjoy all the courses in the tasting menu, and I liked every wine pairing!

I was worried about parking in Deep Ellum but there is a private lot just next to the entrance with a valet at the entrance. It’s complementary and was fast and easy!

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jerrys
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for many years. Never fails to satisfy.
Wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu. Everything, including service, was fantastic!

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MarioS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A jewel of Dallas amazing food

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vipHitorMiss
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We dined on Dec 11, 2021 for my birthday. I had the tasting menu while my wife had a salad then for wine pairing another time. Server wasn't around to talk about other issues, but we just shrugged and moved on. Would go back but definitely some issues to resolve. Chef/owner did call me to discuss, which I appreciated.

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vipDeborahW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with out-of-town friend and neighbor. We are foodies and did the tasting menu with wine pairings. All wines were great and paired excellently. Seasonings and flavors provided great variety. Chef Tracy, owner, came and chatted with us which was a nice touch. Booked another evening in two weeks for friends coming from Florida; she is a French Cordon Bleu trained chef, and will enjoy.

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vipCheersH
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love LOCAL! It's one of the best restaurants in the city. The food is always amazing, flavors on point. The staff are always attentive and kind. It's a great spot for any occasion but when you want a delicious meal that won't disappoint from start to finish this is the place to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food! The value for the money is outstanding. Highly recommend the chef’s tasting menu. Not to mention the grilled cheese + tomato soup that will ruin all others for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was fantastic. The lobster cakes were phenomenal. The sea bass was buttery and perfectly paired with the risotto. My husband loved his steak. We can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best meals of my life. Chefs tasting menu is 85 dollars a person without wine pairings. In my opinion it was totally worth the price.
The waiters we had was serious and professional.
No loud music.
However the location didn’t feel the safest late at night.
I will be going again.

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vipdebl
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, Great atmosphere. A real hidden gem.

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ToddP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing. It’s always excellent start to finish. What the chef does with soup is nothing short of amazing.

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DanT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was exceptional. Outstanding meal.

The woman’s bathroom was not working and had to use the men’s room and bathroom for would not close and the bathrooms are too close to one of the tables.

The waiter / service although nice and pleasant was very inexperienced and got several things wrong and had to keep asking questions to someone and then get back to us. It was fine it was just slow and an effort to get our orders in correctly.

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LenaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I can't wait to go back and try the chef sampling!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Would never go there. False advertising

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vipDebraR
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s tasting with wine pairing is the way to go. Perfect portions. Fantastic pairings. A food lover’s dream.

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MitchellW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, beautiful food in lovely, low-key surroundings. The service was attentive and helpful without being overbearing - just right. From the moment we were seated everything was beautifully presented and delicious. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing start to finish.

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vipRoxanneG
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time here! Were here to celebrate a birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The waiter was perhaps the best we have ever had. The ambiance was great. The restuarant was not full which would have been a lot more fun but when I asked our kids about that they thought it was awesome that we were given so much attention!!! The food was amazing! The wine was wonderful. This is a top notch restaurant!!!

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vipGarland
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here countless times. Hands down our favorite restaurant on the planet. Had the tasting menu last night for the first time. Will DEFINITELY be doing that again! Every course was perfect, as were the wine pairings. So glad they were able to survive the pandemic! You won’t find a better meal in Dallas.

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KRae
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Local to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. Everything from start to finish was top notch and I hope people will continue to help small businesses and local establishments get back on their feet and thrive after the pandemic.
They have one of the best filets in town and the sea bass is mouthwatering delicious.

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Amyjohn
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, perfection!! Was our 2nd time here. Thank you for a lovely dining experience, again.

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vipSandyToes
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kinda stumbled across this restaurant but so glad I did! For our first visit we did not do the tasting menu but we will definitely do it our next visit! 7 courses all perfectly paired with wine…what could be better! Our waiter was incredibly as recommended excellent menu suggestions and a fantastic wine that we would not have chosen on our own. It’s so nice to have a knowledgeable server! The food was amazing… I can’t wait to go back for the tasting menu!

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KRae
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Local is top notch! It’s one of my favorite restaurants in DFW. So happy it managed to stay afloat despite the pandemic.

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JasonL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every year for our anniversary. Local never dissappoints. Tried the lobster cakes that ever had there before that was delish. Meaty, rich, and flavorful.

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TylerP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can't stress enough how fantastic the food and service were. This is a proper hidden gem.

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bd2021
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and tasting menu with wine pairings was very filling and well priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely amazing date, food was delicious and the wine pairings were spot on

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You can order delivery directly from Local using the Order Online button. Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 752-7500.

Local is rated 4.6 stars by 1302 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.