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Local, Dallas, TX

Local

4.7
4.7
1321 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

7:00 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 1,321 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    American

  • Dallas

    American

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  1. 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!
  2. DD

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  3. b

    bonbon

    Dallas

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre show dining for Music Hall at Fair Park. Delicious!
  4. 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!!!
  5. KS

    KayeS

    New York Area

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Local!
  6. CM

    CharlesM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new favorite! Everything was perfect!!
  7. 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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  9. 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious!
  11. 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.
  12. 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 !
  13. HS

    HarryS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and exceptional food. Highly recommend!!
  14. 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.
  15. LH

    LindaH

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  16. 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!
  17. FB

    FrancesB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time as always. Food was excellent!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words are inadequate to describe our experience. The ambiance is comforting, eclectic, and historical. The food was unique and prepared consistently with what you would expect in a top shelf restaurant. The difference is the personal touch. We felt nourished and restored.
  21. J

    Jason

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our 4th time at Local, and we absolutely love it here. The food and ambience are outstanding. We will be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful LA style restaurant. Great ambiance and wonderful food
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little place in Deep Ellum. Cool vibe. Great service. Short rib a bit salty. Sea bass good.
  24. JB

    JeniB

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really enjoy this place. Food is very good, always fresh. Service can be a bit slow so if you're in a hurry, might want to go another time.
  25. f

    foodie

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar dining experience for a girls night out, conducive for conversation, beautiful farm to table presentation for all courses
  26. DK

    DK2020

    Dallas

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superbly crafted food. Nice wine selections. A lovely quiet gem in a busy area. Very relaxing. Our server was so knowledgeable about the food and wine and was so gracious.
  27. CF

    ChristineF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem!! We had a 6:30 reservation for 6 people. We were immediately greeted at the door and escorted to our table. The restaurant is cute and eclectic. Every table feels private and secluded. The entire table ordered the tasting menu. It was amazing! Fabulous little bites of deliciousness!! We will definitely return!!
  28. CL

    CindyL

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s normally that loud but had a table next to us that was so loud!!!
  29. TD

    TerryD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is my favorite restaurant! The food is always consistent and exceptional. The warm nut mix and amuse-bouche they bring to kick off your dinner are delicious, we always start with the fried green beans for appetizer (amazing), followed by sharing any of the salads (they are all good), and the seabass, my go-to entree, never disappoints. Portions are perfect, service is great. If you want a change from the big chain places and/or appreciate smaller Local restaurants, this is your place. Great place to go and return to, which we often do.
  30. JK

    JohnK

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Every single thing we tried was exceptional….except the tuna tartar was a bit fishy.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real gem!
  32. CG

    ChefG

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall quite good. The server seemed a bit inexperienced, but you could tell he was trying. Amuse was nice. We shared a lobster cake, very good but I thought the sauce was a little too tangy. The cheese board was nice, but the server didn’t really know his cheeses all that well and the Brie was cold( better at room temperature), nice fruit compote and crostinis. We shared the burger which was fabulous as were the potatoes. The side of onion rings were also very good. I thought the house ketchup had a bit too much nutmeg, but that’s just my preference. Chocolate soufflé with the mini milk shake was world class.
  33. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local is an absolute gem of a restaurant that more people need to visit. Food is fabulous!
  34. G

    Green95ss

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Service was poor—waiter did not remember our order, we had to keep reminding him of what we asked for. Write it down please!!! Food was excellent
  35. TT

    TexasTraveler

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This could be the best restaurant in Dallas. I enjoy the food and atmosphere every time.
  36. HH

    HeatherH

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been to Local before. We wanted our three teenage daughters to experience a proper chef's tasting menu, and used our youngest daughter's birthday as an excuse to take the whole family. Dinner did not disappoint. All seven courses were delicious and service was impeccable. Hubby and I got the wine pairings, which were well-matched to the courses. Highly recommend!
  37. S

    Sleeb

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to grab dinner before a concert or show at Fair Park. Champagne cocktails are delicious and the scallops were super tasty.
  38. D

    Dallasgirl

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Local serves reliably good food with good service and has their own parking lot (a rarity in Deep Ellum). We wanted a place for an early dinner before going to the Music Hall at Fair Park. Although the menu is tweaked according to what's available seasonally, favorites remain. We were the only diners in the restaurant at 5:30, had a nice, relaxed dinner with impeccable service and were at the theater in a jiffy.
  39. CP

    CPoole

    Dallas

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tracy Miller's food is amazing! The Deep Ellum gem is not only filled with delicious and amazing food, but has a steep history and is retained in the building. She also enhances the experience with little touches that are introduced throughout the meal from the opening tastes of a warm nut-filled tidbit, to the amuse-bouche, to the closing shortbread delicacies that were the icing on the cake! We will visit this restaurant again and again as it was truly great!
  40. KS

    KayeS

    New York Area

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend.

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 4.7 stars by 1321 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 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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