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“The High Church of Beefsteak” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
7th Avenue & 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
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Ranked #13 of 726 restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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9 restaurant reviews
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“The High Church of Beefsteak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

This aptly named Steakhouse is indeed a local favourite. From the first greeting at the door, you are made to feel like a VIP. Steve, the owner, watches over proceedings like a hawk and his knowledge and flair are immediately apparent. The steaks are well aged and one can choose from grain or grass fed. A trip through the kitchen is an absolute treat and one feels like a real "Goodfella" by the end of the evening.

Truly one of Joburg's best steak restaurants

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Everything about it is good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Food excellent and good value.
Owner always around - caring and charming.
Wine prices very reasonable.
Waiters good and attentive.
Nice outside sitting area.

Visited October 2012
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Rastatt
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A very good steak and excellent food with a good glass of wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Just a nice restaurant, with great people, a good service and great food as well as wine. Very recommendable, if you like meet!

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

One of the top JHB steakhouses - beautifully aged steaks complemented by a great wine list and excellent service...definite must-do for carnivores when in JHB!

Visited August 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Great local steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great steaks, good prices. Loved the calamari appetizer. Kitchen and meat cooler tour was a nice touch. Service not bad but not perfect. Waiter did get our order right but were worried as barely spoke and didn't seem to listen well. Had to repeat things a number of times. Food was vey flavorful and perfectly prepared. Atmosphere was casual and friendly. More of a bistro feel than a traditional steakhouse.

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