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“Better than most.” 4 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 #10 of 730 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Better than most.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The kitchen tour was interesting; obviously it is the sanitised side of the kitchen/restaurant, but it is still ok because you get a little insight on the workings of the restaurant. E.g. how they age the meat. The food was very tasty and well prepared, especially the fillet. The staff paid attention to the guest and the environment is cosy and comfortable with a great wine cellar/private dining facility.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Steak in South Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Local Grill demonstrates a passion for what they do. The restaurant offers tours of it kitchen and steak aging areas, which is rear given the state of most commercial kitchens! Organic free range meats are available and very well prepared to order. The wine list is good and the ambiance spirited. A must for any steak lover.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Perfectly good restaurant but their competitor, Turn & Tender, steaks are better by a mile. Solid citizen but not much excitement

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best meat in JNB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Been to The Local Grill many times - and consistently the food has been amazing. Not a single time they have disappointed me

The Local Grill recipe is simple - basic, high quality and honest food. Don't expect a lot of hype. This is not the place to see/be seen. But if you are after a good dinner, this is the place to go.

Starters are simple but nice. The calamari are excellent as well as the venison platter. On the mains, any meat is good, as well as side dishes (chips, mashed potatoes, onion rings, mushroooms, etc)

Service is also fantastic. Steve & team really go the extra mile to make you feel at home

Last but not least. Best value for money ever. It's hard to pay more than 300-350 ZAR per person (wine included)

Overall, a must in JNB

Tip: Ask Steve if he has any 'special cuts'. Sometimes he keeps some truly amazing meat cuts off the menu

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

For the best steak in Johannesburg you must come here. We have visited this place now a few times and every time it's a pleasure to be back. The beef carpaccio is a great starter. And please leave some space for a dessert. They are as the rest of the food: Absolutely great!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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