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“surprising restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Local Bistro + Bar

Local Bistro + Bar
20581 North Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-302-6050
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Ranked #79 of 1,025 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian, Spanish, Steakhouse, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Thompson Peak
St-Isidore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“surprising restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Surprsing!! When you look at the name you would imagine a local hamburger or sports bar. The menu is rafiné. The food we order was very good. Service was pretty good for a night when the restaurant was full. Good choice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cave Creek, Arizona
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Very good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stopped to have lunch with two friends on 7/26/13. All of us have had dinner here so we thought we'd try lunch. All three of us enjoyed our meal and were very pleased. Service was very good also. Two of us had hamburger, the other had pizza. The hamburger was fine but there was an abundance of french fries which neither of us could finish. We would have preferred the prices be reduced in favor of smaller portions. To pay $20 for lunch is more than we normally pay but again the food was very good.

Personally I would go back for dinner as I thought it was a better value. But I will go back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Such a fabulous lunch we skipped dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I stopped here for lunch upon the recommendation of the Four Seasons staff. It was not crowded or loud as other reviewers have stated.We had the tuna tartare ( very good) risotto (excellent; great consistency with notable truffle oil) and wood fired mushroom pizza with truffle oil, arugula and prosciutto (fantastic!)
The wine list is quite good and reasonably priced as well. We enjoyed the homemade limoncello (yum!) as well as the complimentary dessert from the manager. Would highly recommend and hope to return soon for another visit!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, AZ
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138 reviews 138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent service locally owned”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a clean contemporary restaurant and bar. A wide variety of choices from seafood to pizza. They have an excellent happy hour from 2 to 6 each day, plus a Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Mary's. Aaron was our bartender, she was very friendly and made some excellent recommendations, plus she told the owners that it was our first time, they brought us a free dessert to welcome us. It worked, I went back for lunch today. The chopped salad was great and fresh.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“one of our favorites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Menu is primarily italian with some interesting variations. Service has been outstandin on all our visits, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Very good and extensive wine list, prices slightly above average. Relatively small space so can feel somewhat crowded, often loud but not unberably so. Food varies from very good to outstanding, have tried most of the menu and enjoyed it all!

Visited May 2013
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