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The Local House

4.0
121 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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  • Neighborhood Gem (114)
  • Fit for Foodies (96)

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About

We are a Raw Bar & Grill featuring fresh, mouth-watering seafood. Come and enjoy our daily brunch on our beautiful veranda or in the dining room. For dinner, we offer freshly prepared seafood dishes and our famous burger as an example of what's on our menu. We are located in the Sense Beach House hotel on South Beach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 5:00pm.
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(786) 230-8396
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
4th St.
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Parking details
There is also street parking available.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMJC216 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Great food, nice setting, delicious cocktails and professional service. Server Dejan was friendly and professional. And he makes a great blood orange margarita!!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

The staff were very nice hospitable, especially with helping a reasonable spot to change my baby. I wish they had a baby changing table in one of the bathrooms, but they were at least helpful and kind about it. The value the food was definitely overpriced. The seafood was very delicious but the sides were not up to my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

The ambiance of this was simply amazing. The staff were polite and cordial and even the food was amazing. The only real problem with the place was their pricing. I ordered their fish from their menu because that is what they are known for. My dish alone was about $40 but I was okay with that because I assumed that it was going to be filling. When my meal came out I had a very thin, almost transparent fillet of fish with like 10 fries stacked up to make things look bigger. I understand that due to the location of the place why there prices have to be so high but due to this very fact, Local House is a "one and done" for me. But you should totally go and try it for yourself. I think that everyone should go to this place at least once.

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vipgabriel (Miami)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

Very good place, quiet, friendly staff.

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vipPFic (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

Food and service were impeccable. Lovely dining room with peaceful ambience. Cocktails were creative and scrumptious (I LOVED "down the rabbit hole"); salads were meticulously prepared and (Greek and tuna) savory; tempura appetizer was light, crispy and flavorful; and shortrib burger was great. The shrimp risotto was flavorful but a bit skimpy on the shrimp. Warm and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

Terrible - we waited for 25 minutes at our table and never even got water. A waiter once looked at us and proceeded to keep walking. Best part is the place was practically empty. Needless to say we found a better place to eat at just up the block.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on March 22, 2016

Food was just food. It all looked like it was sitting out for hours and did not taste good. The restaurant itself was so charming though. Great place to have a drink

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

Wonderful!!! Best place in OceanDrive.

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vipSunshine1251 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

This place is underrated in terms of food quality and service. Great breakfast. Crab cake Benedict should not be missed. The service is good too! They were really busy on the morning we visited and still our coffee cups and tea were refilled and our server was very nice and did not rush us. This is my favorite breakfast spot! So cute! Love the outdoor seating!

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vipJudyB (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

We went to the Local House for the first time this year on our first night in Miami. In the past we have really enjoy it but this time we were very disappointed. The food was marginal at best and the drinks were just okay. The wait staff was as we remembered it top notch. They were very attentive and very sweet. I'm not sure if we'll go back. It is a good place to sit outside for a glass of wine. Perhaps they were having a bad night with their food so hopefully it will be good again.

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vipFernK (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

The food was uninspiring....and the vegetables (broccolini) tasted like it had been cleaned with cleaning fluid. Server was lovely, though.

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vipSnate (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2016

Great setting, more classic than some of the "South Beach" party spots. Loved the ambiance and Alex the bartender was fantastic. He made some of the best cocktails I've ever had. Was there for lunch at the bar and enjoyed a salad with grilled shrimp. It was fresh and yummy.

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vipSergioLG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

A group of 4 of us came to have our NYE Dinner, from the moment we arrived the host was friendly and welcoming and as soon as we walked in Eric (bar tender) and Natalie ( waitress) received us as if they already knew us, we felt right at home!

Thank you for making our dinning experience unforgettable and will most definetly recommend this place to all my friends!

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MFM23 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

Natalie was our server and really made our visit enjoyable. Accordingly returned five times.

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AliM (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

Service was off, waited 30 min for our first cocktail, the dinner was delivered 7 minutes after ordering, and one dish was a risotto that takes longer than that to make, so clearly the kitchen pre makes everything and it sits. Not ok given the price point. Wouldn't go again - too many other exceptional places in the same price point.

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Mb2017 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

The food was great, came
Out very quickly and the wait staff was very patient and helpful with all of our requests. Would recommend to anyone- but request to sit outside! The atmosphere outside is the best, nice ocean breeze and great people watching.

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pasquale (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

Food was delightful and staff was lovely. Going back.

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vipTfrijolito (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

Amazing brunch place with yummy bloody Mary's!

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vipTimeZoneTraveler (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

Although a bit hesitant to eat at a restaurant South of Fifth during Miami Art Week, I ventured out to this place on the recommendation of my Realtor. The restaurant did not disappoint. Although a tad quaint inside, the service was impeccable. Prior to arrival, I requested an outside table, but the winds were too high to enjoy it, so they moved us inside upon request before our drinks were ordered. The food was spectacular and really felt like the chefs cared about what they were creating. I would highly recommend this place for anyone solo, on a date, or with a small group. It was a tad pricey, but worth it.

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foodiefeedback (Miami)
2.0  Dined on November 10, 2015

Average service and below average drinks. Cocktails were wattery and sour - neither my wife nor I enjoyed them. Server was unable to tell us what the house liquor was in the cocktails, nor was he able to tell us what type of oysters were included in the seafood platter. Asked for aioli and was brought mayonnaise. "Tempura" platter was basically soggy vegetables soaked in oil. We did not eat them. We would not return or recommend to others.

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