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The Local Grill

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7th Avenue & 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse...
Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse championships. Offering kitchen tours and beef courses. Beef all aged on the premises and cut to order.
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Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 113
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So much more than just a steakhouse!!

What an incredible experience - the service was perfect, and the food was incredible. We got a tour of the kitchen and the meat locker, which was fascinating. We had to wait 15min beyond our booking time to get a table, but it is only a function of how popular this place is - and just for this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
AaronB75
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

What an incredible experience - the service was perfect, and the food was incredible. We got a tour of the kitchen and the meat locker, which was fascinating. We had to wait 15min beyond our booking time to get a table, but it is only a function of how popular this place is - and just for this incredibly minor... More 

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Louis Trichardt, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Had an enjoyable evening out. The service was up to standard. The food was excellent! Only downside was unavailability of wine on list.

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south africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had an excellent meal there a few nights ago. Manager was very friendly and professional. Steaks were in a class of their own and the chicken was also superb. The only small issue we had was that the sides came out 5 minutes after our steaks.

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Jnb
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I am partial to a steak, but I am a philistine as well. I love the musky smell of well hung meat; I also am more than happy to cook a fresh one at home. I first encountered The Local Grill in Melville and have followed it to Parkton North ever since. The Local Grill is a steak house at... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent meat hand picked by restaurant team. Very well cooked and delicious side dishes. Simple decor and nice terrace on the street. If you can ask for a tour of the meat fridge and different meat parts explanation.

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Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, compliments like this really make our long hours and hard work such a pleasure. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Local Grill provides good service and has a fine wine list. The kitchen tour was very interesting. Unfortunately my 24 day dry aged Rib eye steak was probably the toughest piece of meat that I have had to deal with for a long time, considering the cost I am a bit disappointed.

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Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Our immediate exchange policy is our promise and commitment to deliver a truly memorable beef experience and we do everything possible to get feedback from every diner, before, during and after every meal. Had we been aware of the steak being tough it would have been exchanged immediately and any inconvenience would have been compensated for. The beef we serve... More 

Surrey
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited this steak house with great expectations after receiving high praise. For the most part the food and experience was good. However two of our steaks were very tough. We complained and the steaks were replaced with new steaks that were so much better. It does seem strange to me that after a complaint perfect steak was served. How... More 

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Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our immediate exchange policy is our promise and commitment to deliver a truly memorable beef experience and we do everything possible to get feedback from every diner, before, during and after every meal. The beef we serve is from the finest of beef producers in South Africa and is carefully aged on the premises. Inconsistencies... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love the service and the whole casual vibe of this restaurant. Its a real experience and not a stop for Vegetarians as you can into the cold area and check on the steak you want. In addition as a side order you can have bone marrow...YUMMM. I had salmon at my last visit last week and even that was... More 

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Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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232 reviews 232 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

They have a great experience factor to The Grill House, but actually the steaks are just average. Everyone chewing on their steaks and saying how great it is, but after our meal we agreed that the steaks were pretty average. So what you dry age the steaks, it does not improve the taste. The other thing is that the cut... More 

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Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

This time I have no comment and have requested my management respond. We do whatever possible to make sure every visit meets and exceeds customer expectations and I am speechless at this review. Constructive comments allow us to learn and improve. More 

SouthAfrica
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Having travelled around France for a month and really eaten fantastic food presented in the most incredible ways it was really good to come home and have a T-Bone perfectly done, with , yup, pap and chakalaka-we still have meat in this country that is hard to beat worldwide and hands down the Local Grill has the best in Johannesburg.... More 

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Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Welcome home Robin, thank you for your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7th Avenue & 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 880 1946

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse championships. Offering kitchen tours and beef courses. Beef all aged on the premises and cut to order.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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