Unfortunately, very bad experience today. I’ve been a few times in past month and service and food service dwindled each time. Today, Easter, we got no food. Kitchen had a complete meltdown and after waiting over one and a half hours, had to leave to get some food at Tom Thumb. There was no explanation for the kitchen issues so I have to point to bad management. I hope they will come back, it’s a great patio and atmosphere.
So grateful that it is such a kid friendly place!
The four of us ate on the patio early Saturday evening. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent and the patio view and ambiance very relaxing. We will enjoy Local Traveler, both on the Patio and in the main dining room many more times in the future
Great addition to Lakewood dining experiences. The salmon entree was really good. We'll be back.
Food and service were both good. We will definitely go back and will recommend to friends. A children's menu would be nice addition. The lack of a children's menu indicates perhaps not the clientele they are wanting to attract.
I have been here multiple times and except for the awesome patio, I may not go back. The service was terrible. Really slow with no explanation or apology. It wasn’t even that busy - maybe 10 tables with 3 waiters. Took forever to get food and drinks. 3 out of 4 of us got our meals and then the waiter disappeared and when he came back had to be reminded that our 4 th person hadn’t gotten their food. We had placed an order to go when we ordered and he never put order in and we had to leave before we could get it since everything else took so long. Very disappointing. This place has the best patio in East Dallas but we won’t be going back.
Hi Rana, While I'm glad that you enjoy our patio, I am truly sorry that we failed to deliver a quality service experience on your last visit. I will speak to our staff that was working that night and figure out what went wrong. Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. If you have anything else you think we should know, please feel free to share it with me directly. Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
Food is prepared well, and met my expectations at this price point. Service is spotty.
Great place! Beautiful lighting, good food and attentive service.
Great experience! Will be back soon.
The staff was quite friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and the vibe was amazing. I went with a friend but will probably go back with my husband for a date night in the near future.
We were seated next to the stage and the sound level was unbearable for conversation. We requested and were kindly given a table at the opposite end of the patio, but the sound level was on the edge of being uncomfortable. Service was slow.
Hi Les, If the volume of the musician is uncomfortable on any future visit, please alert a manager on a future visit and we will be happy to ask our musicians to turn the volume down. The comfort and dining experience of our guests is our top priority. I apologize for any slow service issues you encountered on a busy Friday night, but am happy that you enjoyed the food that we served. If you have any other specific feedback, please feel free to share it with me. Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
great east Dallas location, something the area needed !
easy access, love the back door parking
wide menu choices,,changes frequently to remain interesting
very good bar
will certainly go again and again
Wonderful location. Great wait staff. Peaceful ambience on patio. Admittedly it was a weeknight. Maybe more crowded in weekends. We had a wonderful experience! Would recommend.
Excellent service. Great food & ambience.
Fantastic as always. Our server, Michael, took great care of us (as he always does) and the patio was perfect this time of year.
Pros: Low quality bland food that was very overpriced
Cons: The outdoor patio is a cool area on a nice day
Hi Ashley, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your food on the last visit. If you have specific feedback to share about the dishes you tried, I will be happy to share them with our chef and make improvements for your next visit. Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
What a gem! Loved this place and the atmosphere was amazing...definitely going back. Enjoyed the outdoor covered patio area!
Beautiful atmosphere on the spacious patio. Food was excellent, had fish and chips and the eggs Benedict with salmon. Great service by Preston, and the manager, Joseph was gracious, friendly, and made sure our experience was enjoyable! Will definitely be back!!
Duck tacos are delicious and patio was perfect for wine and snacks!
It took 45 for our food to finally come out at 11 am. The crowd hadn’t even arrived. Our waitress was spread out over too many tables. Food was tasty but pricey. Nothing outstanding and very small portions.
A dog was allowed to come inside the restaurant from the patio. Not acceptable.
Out first visit so we will try again but skeptical. Too many other great brunch places.
Enjoyed the live music on the patio.
Overzealous young waiter.
Hard to have a conversation with the constant interruptions
Local Traveler is a local gem. We eat there often and the restaurant always performs.
Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
Drinks in a cozy chair by a fire, followed by the best pozole soup and to-die-for chicken in a comfortable booth. It was a quiet Monday night, lovely!!
Hi Ruth, Thank you for your compliments! We agree, a bowl of our pozole by the fire sounds like a perfect evening. See you again soon! Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
I had a very nice experience this past Sunday afternoon. Cocktails, food and service were excellent. My server even ran out with my forgotten iPhone. I'll be back for sure.
Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad you had a great experience, and that we were able to reunite you with your lost property. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
I liked it more than my husband did. Great food and drinks. Service was smooth and efficient - had read negative reviews about the service, and was therefore pleasantly surprised.
When I saw it was from some of the same people who are involved in The Lott I set my expectations very low. I was very pleasantly surprised with the food, atmosphere, and service here. I would highly recommend giving this place a try. I would also highly recommend closing The Lott and starting over with something else.
Food was great, service was extremely slow and problematic. Spoke to a manager who ultimately made it right, but only after 1.5 hours of waiting on food.
Hello Regan, I'd once again like to apologize for your experience last Saturday. I'm glad we were ultimately able to make it right, and I'm happy that we have still earned your recommendation. Please reach out to me next time you come in and I'll work to make sure your next experience goes much more smoothly. Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
Food was good, atmosphere was good. Waitstaff was generally attentive and pleasant but drinks took WAY too long to come from the bar.
Hello locallytravelled, I'm glad you enjoyed our food and atmosphere, and apologize about the long drink times. It's something that I am addressing with our bar staff, and working on quickly rectifying so it shouldn't be an issue in the future. Next time you come in, feel free to reach out to me directly and I'll make sure you have an even better experience! Best regards, Joseph Waite, GM
If valet is too long I found out you can park next door in the lot parking lot and walk over.
Once inside local traveler........ awesome experience! The fig and goat cheese flatbread is THE BEST around.
I had the salmon and veggies and it was done perfectly, the veggies were a mixture and tasted grilled and were crunchy and well just wish I could have eaten two orders of them!
There was live music and he guy was very good.
This was my second time here and have not had anything that wasn’t just great off the menu.
Can’t wait for warmer weather to try out the back patio.
You will love this little gem
Really delicious brunch! But the dusty interior was a shock. Our waiter quickly dusted after we pointed it out.
Love this place! The food was outstanding - fresh and tasty - and you can pick healthy (veggie omelette) or decadent (cinnamon roll). We did both :) The place has a great vibe and was quiet enough for easy conversation. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive for the most part, but could have been a little more tuned in when we ordered.
Local traveler is a wonderful addition to the White Rock area. From the gentleman parking cars to the waiter staff and the food, it was a pleasure to entertain a guest from Houston at your establishment. This was my second trip to LT and I find the food quality and selection to be very good. Hang on to the gentleman in the lot. He is a great asset!
Food was fantastic. Service was very friendly but slow / oddly timed. Good price for what you get. Good and well-priced beer selection.
I really wanted to like this place, but it just didn’t live up to the hype. Service was slow ..... it was busy but wait staff just not very friendly or attentive. The food was just so-so. A bit of a disappointment.
Great ambiance and great food. What else could you want!
I would recommend for ambiance but food and drinks are way over priced.
Always a wonderful experience in a really great addition to the East Dallas neighborhood!
Ambience is great but the food is truly a joke for the price. Our salad was basically a bowl of croutons, and didn’t even have dressing... Seriously? For what we ended up paying $50 (with tip) we were extremely disappointed (A salad with no dressing, 5 onion rings, and a margarita pizza, topo Chico and a hot tea). I want to like this place given the location and ambience but we won’t be going back.
Hello Zion, I'm disappointed that you didn't enjoy the food on your last visit. I would like to let you know that we hired a new chef a week ago, and he just revamped the Panzanella salad and made some major improvements to it along with other areas of the menu. Next time you come in, I will make sure to send you our new panzanella, on me, so you can taste the difference. Best, Joseph Waite, GM
Went for a date. Initially we were going to sit inside, but it was pretty loud so we asked to sit outside on the patio. The restaurant was nice enough to accommodate. We ordered an appetizer, the smoked trout, which didn’t come until after our entrees were served. The French onion soup was tasty but could have used about 10x more cheese. The tortellini pasta was delicious, but there were only 4 in the entree. The rest was a lot of mushrooms in a somewhat bland sauce. The bolognese was okay. Overall, it has potential, but I was somewhat disappointed.