Local 121

4.2
1081 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Local 121 believes that seasonal, regional, organic sustainable cuisine is not a trend - it is a method of creating beautiful, responsible, delicious dishes. By building relationships with local farmers and suppliers, we ensure not only that your food is fresh and healthful, but that it has been harvested in a way that pays respect to land and sea. When that food is combined with the exceptional efforts of local wineries and breweries, the result is a completely satisfying dining experience.
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4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Second time at Local 121 and it was just as delicious as we remembered! The hostess was very friendly and server tried her best to be attentive. I appreciated that she gave us a heads up that she was a little busy due to being shorthanded, which made her lack of attention excusable to an extent. The deviled eggs were different and the calamari is top notch! The risotto carbonara was something so decadent yet not extremely heavy, which was surprising! Will definitely return for another visit!

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Julianne
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! Such a great space and a great atmosphere. Sad to hear that it is closing next week.

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HangryFoodie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to see this place wind down! Wish we had gotten to try it sooner!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations and were seated immediately on a busy Friday night. Good food, great service, and very good drinks. Would definitely go back if we are in Prov again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great! Very attentive and polite. On issue I had was the salt content. I felt the food was over salted. I order the calamari and past dish. Although the food was very good the salt was a bit over powering.
Drink options and execution was outstanding.

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DADZONE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Perfect spot for a date. Good food and menu of locally produced meat and greens. SADLY, Local 121 will close on March 11. The space has been sold to another restaurant. Better hurry if you want to enjoy Local 121.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the food was AMAZING!! The customer service was great and helpful with allergies and super-friendly. The scallops and everything was to die for. Great night overall. Thanks guys!

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sfoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Arrived on time for an 8:30 pm reservation on a Sat nite. Waited a few minutes to be seated. Had requested a booth, but was given a table next to a very noisy, inebriated party of six, though saw an open, seemingly available booth across the room that we would have preferred. Our server was quick to come over, but once we said we would not be ordering alcohol (was with Mormon relatives) she simply seemed to shut down. She took our food order which took a very long time to arrive, despite the late hour. Our server whizzed by after our entrees finally arrived to check on us fleetingly, but seemed to have no interest in attending to our table. She never came back after that and once we finished our main course we had to, after 5+ minutes of waiting and looking around the room for our server to come offer dessert and coffee we finally decided to flag down another server (who reeked of cigarette smoke) to ask for menus. Amazingly once we obtained the menus our server showed up again to take our order, with somewhat of an incredulous attitude. It was almost like she was serving a large party elsewhere in the restaurant or had no interest in us because we weren't drinking b/c she was not at all attentive.
On a very positive note, the menu is creative and the food was delicious. We would absolutely return for that reason, but would insist on a booth. Hopefully next time we will have a more attentive, engaged server.

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nickf
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The meal was as expected, delicious. Our server was either having an off night or simply struggled to provide the service we would've expected in any restaurant. I'm not sure if it's standard for Local 121 but as a result of the service (or not) the hostess, another restaurant employee who brought our food and another member of the wait staff either filled our wine / water or checked on us several times.

As a result we will absolutely be back.

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vipDinner
New England
99 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit our first was New Years Eve and they had a pre fix menu.Everything was outstanding on New years so we decided to try it again with their full menu. Again everything was great service ,food and ambiance The hostess stopped by to make sure everything was OK and during our conversation found out that she in fact was the owner and was closing the second week of March because she wanted to retire was disappointed to hear that however understood being a business owner is difficult and even more so in the restaurant business I would recommend you try this place before it closes

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vipsparky
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for brunch on a Saturday because it looked delicious and was down the block from the Biltmore. Quiet (5-6 diners) because DownCity is dead on weekends. The burger was to die for (although missing the promised fried pickles), and Sriracha fries with beer cheese were incredible. The mezcal negroni was interesting -- definitely assertive. The lobster and short rib hash was the only disappointment -- it was sort of a block of short rib, and the red wine sauce detracted from it.

Thanks for being welcoming and tolerant of our messy infant -- she gives your fries an enthusiastic wave of the arms!

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Eastsider
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly dine at Local 121 for brunch before matinees at PPAC. Excellent food and reasonable prices. Be aware there is no valet parking on Sunday morning, but good on-street parking is often available at that time. Never a disappointment.

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PattyD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner before the show. Only drawback was it got cold every time the door opened. Food is different so as long as you are a bit adventures I say try it. I will go back next time I go to a show. Friday night bar was busy. Looked fun from my quick peek.

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Dano
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times and the food is always incredible. Fresh and creative.
Alex took care of us and he was tremendous. Very pleasant and attentive. Really made the whole experience.

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wt65
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food in a great setting. They focus on locally sourced food. The menu is fairly small, but everything we had was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for quality dining in a relaxed, yet elegant, setting. Food is locally sourced and always excellent. We return often for a pre-game outing in Providence that never disappoints.

JC
JenniferC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There was a live keyboard player the entire meal who made great choices. Great service, yummy dishes. Some things stood out over the rest such as the small plates, especially the scallop dish. Wine from CT was great. You can choose from wooden and cozy var area or the separate brighter and still cozy dining room. Feels like the space is from another era without feeling old or out dated. Service was super friendly and accommodating.

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Courtmac
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very helpful and professional. The martinis (real ones) were excellent. Mushroom bolognese and chicken pot pie were both delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I came during Restaurant Week.

We drove down from Boston and arrived about 30 minutes early. They had the table ready for us already. This was a pleasant surprise.

We had the gnocchi and chowder to start. We had the pappardelle and bouillabaisse as entrees. We finished off the dessert with the death by chocolate and creme brûlée.

We both thought the gnocchi was great. It was light and airy. Not at all dense and gummy. The chowder on the other hand was a bit salty for our taste. Otherwise it was seasoned nicely with dill and other herbs.

The entrees were good. However it wasn't wow.

As for the desserts, my wife finished the death by chocolate.

We'll definitely consider this place again to try out their regular menu.

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TOMD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience4

For some reason our service was very slow. Most of the food was very good, and our server was friendly and nice, but the wait between courses was extremely long. We waited 45 minutes between dinner and dessert, and I was nearly finished with my dinner before the beer I ordered arrived. One of our desserts wasn't very good. Our server was very apologetic and gave us a substitute dessert to bring home.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went to local 121 for restaurant week. I am a JWU Culinary student and went with 5 of my friends from school. We enjoyed our time at local 121 and the food and drinks were fantastic. Service was a bit slow which was surprising because it was a Wednesday and pretty quiet, but we weren't in a rush. Overall a great experience and I will be back.

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vipPaulL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was a wonderful waiter with excellent food recommendations. Hostess was very friendly and asked about our evening plans to know our time commitment.
Overall wonderful experience.

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GM111
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had brunch with friends on Sunday; the only surprise was that it was not packed given the great meal and service! Creative menu, huge portions, a great meal, comfortable seating, nice decor. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My mom and I had a most enjoyable brunch on Sunday before going to Trinity Rep. We have been to this restaurant before going to the theater many times and it is always perfect. We are never rushed and the menu is definitely amazing--never knew "brunch" was available. The Sunset Farm Brunch Burger was delish, especially the fried pickle!

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NeliaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! Highly recommended; beautiful decor & food amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try an undiscovered place for Restaurant Week. We had a delicious meal - chowder, bouillabaisse and creme caramel for me. Fabulous meal, attentive service and the most comfortable seats in both the bar and restaurant that I've ever plopped myself onto. We will be back!

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Mike
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Local 121 a number of times-pre Trinity plays usually. Everything is well paced, beautifully made, and flawlessly served. My wife had an amazing poached lobster; I had an appetizer of gnocchi with an unusual and delicious pork belly sauce, bouillabaisse, and a warm, filled beignet dessert. These were all part of a very reasonable prix-fixe menu for Restaurant Week. Lots of sharing went on. A++ to the kitchen, the bar, and the wait-staff.

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Jefprov108
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and cocktails. The 3 eggs over easy was an awesome dish. They also make a great Bellini!

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FoodandFun
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service excellent

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CrisD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE with friends. Loved it. We frequent 121 before shows at PPAC. Excellent service and food quality.

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vipKB17
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sophisticated menu for New Year's Eve! Spectacular food!

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vipDinner
New England
99 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on New years Eve We had a early reservation and it was a 3 course fixed menu.Everything was outstanding with large portions and great service waiters were very knowledgeable . Two of use ordered the Filet and two ordered the lobster dish they were prepared perfectly.The couple that we were with are not used to fine dinning and usually complain after a meal like this however this time they were very impressed We will definitely return to try their full menu

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chefbill
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inedible food, great service, and a very nicevevening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were disappointed that we had to wait so long for our meal despite telling them when we sat down that we had to get to the theater. The server was pleasant but not too concerned about the wait. We ordered the steak for two but for the price of $95 it was not exceptional. The vegetable medley served with it was minimal. Overall, we were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Local 121 for our anniversary and were very happy with the palace in general. Great food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have a farm, and grow a lot of what we consume. You could call us "foodies that don't go out much". We were ecstatic to find our dishes some of the best we've ever had. Congratulations. We will be coming back for more.

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LeonB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great chowder and nice pork dish. Limited menu however. The service was great. Quiet private dining room a plus that night.

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I went for lunch on Sunday, to meet a group of 4 people at noon. Upon arrival I was asked if I had a reservation, and I did not, so they directed me to a strange back room that only had two tables and a bar. After seeing that I went back outside of the restaurant and pulled up their website to see about their reservation policy. Evidently all reservations were done through Open Table, so I opened the app and made a reservation for the four of us. I then went back inside and was seated immediately at a nice, comfortable table in the main dining room (that had been open when I initially went into the restaurant). The food was excellent, and the service was decent, the atmosphere was a little strange due to some very odd music that was playing. Overall it was a nice meal, however I was a bit put off by the reservation policy - especially considering how many openings were available at the time I came into the restaurant!

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vipGregL
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Great service, great meals and certainly at a more than fair price. I have already told 10 people about the great experience and we bought a gift card to send some family there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cozy, romantic spot! Yummy food, great service. Loved it!

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