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About The Local House

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.

400 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 5:00pm.
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
4th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 230-8396

Website:
http://www.localhousesofi.com/

Parking Details:
There is also street parking available.

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Local House Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (129)
Neighborhood Gem (114)
Fit for Foodies (96)
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Romantic (73)
Great for Brunch (63)
Special Occasion (53)
Good for Groups (46)
Great for Lunch (40)
Hot Spot (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Scenic View (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·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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 (Miami)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Very good place, quiet, friendly staff.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·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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 (Miami)·Dined on March 13, 2016

Wonderful!!! Best place in OceanDrive.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·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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vip
 (New England)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2015

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

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 (Atlanta)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Food was delightful and staff was lovely. Going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Amazing brunch place with yummy bloody Mary's!

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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2015

This place was good but it left me wanting more. I believe the brunch would be the best choice since all the reviews were pretty much for that. My dear friend and I had lunch and both of us were satisfied but were not blown away.
The decor is cute. You feel like you are in a living room.
Enjoy!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food3
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Very good food on a nice part of Ocean Dr. Nice bar inside and good ambiance. We sat outside and besides an occasional obnoxiously loud car/motorcycle, it was very nice. Wait staff was great and knowledgable. Food was moderately priced and falls somewhere between good and great on the scale of deliciousness. Price was on point, put may factor in more of location than how great it is! Definitely worth a try!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Nice and quiet,...expérience culinaire honorable et rapport qualité prix imbattable pour SB,carte du soir un peu courte mais la fraîcheur et le homemade prévalent sur le menu à rallonge.A faire en amoureux ou en famille...

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Great seafood options. Try the salad with hearts of palms and avocado. Good wine options to complement dinner well. Nice romantic place for dinner with with friends. Not to loud, like many other Miami Beach restaurants. Background music is great. .

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2015

The food is very fresh and we enjoy dining there often. You cannot go wrong here. The staff is very friendly. Get the watermelon and go cheese salad, the best.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Enjoyed a nice dinner outside; great burger, and pot of mussels were very flavorful. Good service. Would visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2015

food is good , service was good , portions are a bit small for the price range , dessert was frozen but they took it off the bill .

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Great food and service. I got the 'special' which I think was just a trick as when the bill came it was double the price of all other main meals. It was nice however. We sat outdoors and the service was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 2, 2015

there are healthy options, the food is good, it is a pain... to park there. It is located at sobe

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Great dinning experience the staff where just great! I had just proposed to my girlfriend Harriet and they did us a special card form them all it really made us feel special! And the food is just perfect!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 6, 2015

We had dinner at The Local House based on reviews I had read on Yelp. Nice decor, nice location at 400 Ocean Drive. Calamari appeizer was just okay because it was of the "rings" type, not the kind we get in better restaurants. My burger was excellent, though, with avocado, tomato, cheese, and lettuce, anf the fries were tasty.

We are not fans of the electronic music so prevalent at the South Beach scene, although it was not too distracting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2015

We keep coming back each time we are in South Beach: the food is innovative and excellent. The fries are out of this world so is the fish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2015

I have been to Local House twice, once when I was in Miami a year ago, and the second time was last week. Both times the food, cocktails and service were excellent. The ambience is quite lovely--beachy but sophisticated. Leagues above the noisy, more touristy restaurants further north in SOBE.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2015

This is a delightful little place. The penne Bolognese was perfectly al dente, with a nice sauce; unfortunately it was served in a cold bowl so it got cold quickly. The branzino was very nicely sauteed, with excellent potatoes as a side dish. A few decent wines at modest to moderate prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2015

I stayed for two weeks in the SoFi area of Miami and walked by Local House nearly every day. I went there both for brunch and dinner and sat outside for both. Service at Bruno wasn't as efficient at dinner, but the staff was so pleasant and accommodating it wasn't an issue. Great at night with all the candles and lounge chairs. I'd definitely go back. Menu has a nice variety of options but doesn't go overboard with too much.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2015

We go to Miami over the New Years holiday every year. Local House is always on the agenda. This year we had a slightly larger party than in the past. They were able to accommodate our strong desire to sit on the porch by moving around a few tables. As always the staff was friendly and the food was fantastic.

I highly recommend Local House if you are looking for somewhere to eat outside, close to the action on the street but not IN the street.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2014

We are from Montreal and we were only gonna be in miami beach for one day and we wanted to find the very best and i think we did. I am a simple man and i dont know much about food but my girlfriend is much fancier and we were both impress by the local house.

My burger was simply one of the best ive eaten in year and ive recently judged a burger contest in montreal within the top 3 contestant for the burger week and the local house would have been miles ahead of them in the competition.

I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and for every ocasion.

Good job!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2014

Booked a party of 8 a month in advance for a birthday celebration. Arrived early to find the "anti-hostess" planned on seating us at two low coffee tables instead of an actual table. When we requested something more suitable for dinner she informed us it would be 45min wait.. Eventually we were seated at a dark table (the only light source was broken sconce). The server seemed to be in a non-ordinary state of consciousness- forgot half our order and practically tossed our plates on the table. The food was actually decent, however, the rude hostess, scatter brained waiter, and loud-dark atmosphere eclipsed the event. We all decided to laugh it off as a classic sub-par south beach experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2014

First Time here. Beautiful Ralph Lauren look and feel. Bright relaxing atmosphere. Food was very nice. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2014

Local House is a short walk from our apartment and this is a significant attraction and will bring us back. I had mussels, which were generally excellent, but two were a bit off. Not enough to complain or ruin my meal, but distasteful and the reason for 3 stars rather than 4 or 5. Like so much of SoFi, the price of meals is not quite justified by the quality. This is a really nice little restaurant and I would love to see the quality of the food increase to match the price, or the price drop some so my expectation reduces equivalently. I would love to rank The Local House as a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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