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Local, Dallas, TX

Local

4.5
4.5
1340 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 752-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Tracy Miller

  • Catering

    Large events only.

  • Private party contact

    Aliza Shier: (214) 752-7500

  • Neighborhood

    Deep Ellum

  • Cross street

    Hall Street

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,340 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Innovative

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Romantic

  • Dallas

    Innovative

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  1. S

    Stephanie

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was perfect, service delightful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat us next to a very loud party in what is usually an intimate atmosphere. Food and service were great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, nice ambiance on New Years Eve.
  4. KB

    KellyB

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I had not been to Local in a few years and decided to go back. I'm just not that impressed as the cost for the entre is just way to expensive for the size of the meal. An appetizer is about 2 bites and is $20 or more. The scallops for 40 something dollars and were 3 small scallops. It's good and artistic food, but it's not worth it to me. We also had the steak which had a sweet flair to it which is also not a norm (or predicted) for a nice filet.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is always an exceptional experience with exquisite food and excellent service. Truly a gem!
  6. RW

    RobW86

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really good and quiet part of Deep Ellum.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was pretty bland and not really worth the price point. Server and atmosphere were great though. Wasn’t many people there so not sure if we caught it on a bad night or what.
  8. LP

    LaurieP

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was fantastic! The portion sizes were perfect, and every course was delightfully original and delicious.
  9. K

    Kate

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aaron was a great server. They held our reservation, even after we were running late. My fiancé doesn’t like red meat, but she cleaned her plate on the two courses in the tasting menu, so major compliments to the chef. The tasting menus was phenomenal, and the wines, that paired, were perfect. We highly recommend for a date night as the location is cozy and romantic. There is nothing I could say bad about Local. 10/10. Will be back again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a good time at LOCAL! The service is wonderful and food is delicious! I brought my mom who’s visiting for Thanksgiving, for her birthday the day before! She’s very picky and doesn’t eat out very often, however she totally enjoyed EVERYTHING! We had our wedding reception here so LOCAL has a special place in our heart ♥️ WE LOVE IT and Tracy the owner is the BEST! This place is truly “THE Hidden” gem of Deep Ellum.
  11. B

    Becky

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish!! Just a girls dinner on a Monday night. I had the burger and ate every bit of it! Others had the short rib and they thoroughly enjoyed!
  12. D

    Dave

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, wonderful server, wonderful experience! This was my first tasting menu and we will do it again ASAP.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! A hidden gem in Deep Ellum!
  14. L

    Lindsey

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic atmosphere, great dishes, excellent service. Fine for a date or work dinner or anything in between.
  15. LH

    LawrenceH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Did the tasting menu with pairings. Everything was wonderful except the two red meat dishes. The short rib was tough and very dry. The tenderloin was so heavily seasoned and sauced it completely overwhelmed everything. My guest and I weren’t able to eat it. But the butternut squash soup and the seafood dishes were wonderful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing but the restaurant filled with smoke randomly and without explanation. Waiter was awkward
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a few years since we dined at local and the food service is still amazing. Great staff, and dinner service
  18. g

    gnan

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The chef/owner came to our table to greet us. That was very nice. Server did not ask how I wanted my steak cooked & when I asked her she said it come out medium rare. Fried Green Beans were excellent & so was the soup. I did not like the steak. It was almost well done. My husband & I switched plates & I had the scallops. It was also overcooked. At some point I asked the server for water but she forgot & had to ask her 2nd time. There was only one customer besides us so it was not busy. I ordered Souffle & that was delicious. Truly enjoyed that. Sorry I did not enjoy our entrees here.
  19. JT

    JulieT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu. Everything was delicious. Very kind and attentive service.
  20. W

    Wensley

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a wonderful addition to Deep Ellum’s restaurant scene with modern, understated decor to enjoy fine dining. The prefix dinner menu does not disappoint in its presentation and variety. The only disappointment, to it however, was the overwhelming amount of salt in all the food. By the time the fourth (out of nine) dishes arrived, my tastebuds were fatigued from the over salted dishes. I think I would also skip the wine pairing option on a future visit. Seemed a bit pricey for the size pours that accompanied each dish. I do hope the chef backs off on the salt content as I would love to return here again.
  21. RZ

    RZFoodie

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Another superb tasting menu experience. at Local. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. If you haven’t checked out this chef-driven gem, book a table soon and be prepared to be amazed.
  22. MM

    MargaritaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Could have more vegetarian options, however you can get by with sides and they are delicious!
  23. DD

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local always stuns with it's excellence: perfect food, perfect service and perfect ambiance. You won't find a better dinner in Dallas.
  24. b

    bonbon

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre show dining for Music Hall at Fair Park. Delicious!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place.!!! Service and food are consistent outstanding!!!
  26. KS

    KayeS

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Local!
  27. CM

    CharlesM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new favorite! Everything was perfect!!
  28. L

    Lils

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every part of each dish was special and beautifully presented. We received complementary amuse bouches. Nice and quiet for a romantic evening out. Good service and the chef came to check on us too!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. A

    Anna

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The chef’s personal twist on several of the dishes, while unique, ultimately detracted from the flavor and texture of the food. Presentation was lovely, though. We ordered ~10 menu items and ~1.75 of them were more than “just okay”. I left a large tip because the service was excellent, but I definitely expected more flavor (and honestly larger portions) at this price point. It was great to catch up with my friend somewhere quiet like this, but next time we’ll just go to Nobu or something.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Not only are the food and service exceptional, but the restaurant itself is located in an absolute gem of Dallas history. Built in 1911 as the Boyd Hotel, it was frequented by well-known folks such as Bonnie and Clyde, and Blind Lemon Jefferson (discovered in Deep Ellum by Paramount) and other local blues artists. Owner and chef Tracy Miller came out and graciously answered all of our questions about the building’s history, and she has gone to great lengths to preserve and honor its story in her 20 years there. In a city that can be quick to chuck charm and grit in favor of building the shiny and new, Local offers a unique combination of top notch dining intertwined with the soul and history of early Dallas.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience! Food was excellent! Can’t wait to go back !
  34. HS

    HarryS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and exceptional food. Highly recommend!!
  35. s

    spechris75

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Local is wonderful, from its location in a vibrant Dallas neighborhood to its modern and welcoming interior, drink and food. I've been going to Local for 14 years and have had most items on the menu. Particularly, I recommend the friend green beans, burger, filet, and fish of the day.
  36. LH

    LindaH

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing and cooked to perfection. We enjoy eating there and look forward to going back.
  37. IT

    IkeT

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The exceptional quality of this experience has been maintained for almost 20 years now. Astonishing! Thanks, Tracy!
  38. FB

    FranB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is consistently one of my favorites! Delicious food, meticulously presented, and perfectly paced. It’s our go to for celebrations and for introducing new Dallacites to our foodie scene.
  39. j

    josephg

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is a secret gem. Chef Tracy is a wonderful chef and very friendly. The service is professional and very attentive. They have a historic location in the old Boyd Hotel.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time as always. Food was excellent!

FAQs

Local does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 752-7500.

Local is rated 4.5 stars by 1340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Local

2936 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hall Street

  • Neighborhood

    Deep Ellum

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Tracy Miller

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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