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Local Restaurant

East Dallas
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2936 Elm St Ste A, Dallas, TX 75226-3359 (Hall Street)
(214) 752-7500
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Local during restaurant week on the recommendation of a friend. We had a reservation for 6 adults but were not seated for 30 mins after our reservation even though we had all arrived on time. Our server was not helpful with menu items nor flexible with food allergies, it really felt like she was annoyed that we were... More 

Thank always_cate
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We had the tasting menu. Dishes were good ranging from salmon to beef prime rib. All were well prepared and presented. Salmon is easily an abused menu item, but they did it well with a pea and Fava bean puree. I was very satisfied. The soft shell crab was good. The wine pairings were good. We stayed in the bar... More 

Thank jonathan m
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I can not begin to say enough good things about this place! My wife and visited Local with another couple after hearing great reviews from friends. The place is small and easy to miss, but once inside you feel like you are in another world. The ambiance and food were fantastic. Excellent wait staff and very nice wine selection. We... More 

Thank GibbonsFamily16
Dallas, Texas
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable dinner. Good lighting so I could see the menu! We started with a shared frissee salad. This was preceded with a tomato soup amuse bouche. Between the 4 of us we had 2 sea bass entrees (texture was wonderfully light and buttery), the pork ossobucco, and the steak special. Every morsel polished off. Grapefruit sorbet was so tasty,... More 

Thank Jerri G
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

There were four in our party, so we had a variety of food. We started with the fried green beans and lobster cake to share. These are my favorite menu items. The salad was very tasty and presented well. The chef shared a spoon of her favorite soup for the evening, celery root, incredible flavor. The hamburger and salmon entrees... More 

Thank DallasDallasGirl
Irving, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

A group of 8 of us went to the Local, to celebrate a friends birthday. The service isn't nearly good enough, but the food more than made up for it. The toasted nuts, the flavorful crisp green beans, the incredibly tender and juicy tenderloin - ah, heaven!!

Thank Rumzzz
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were taken by our son who lives in Dallas and he had explained that this was not a place you would notice from casually walking down the street. You enter an anonymous looking door into the restaurant. There is a nice bar area and several booths tucked away but we ate in the main area. The tables are not... More 

Thank stephen c
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The four of us enjoyed one of the finest meals we had in Dallas in a very long time. The two different fish dishes and the lamb were cooked to perfection. The portion were just the right size. The presentation was artistically achieved, The menu has seasonal changes. We will definitely return.

Thank DAS7320
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251 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I dined at Local on a Thursday night in early July. We ordered two appetizers, two mains, two desserts, and five glasses of wine – totaling $198, not including the tip. The positives are the emphasis on locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, as well as the laid-back vibe and trendy 70s décor. Our meal, unfortunately, was pretty average in... More 

Thank drjandthemissus
Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Local is a great, cool vibe. Good food. Different than most of the Dallas places that you'll find. The bar is decent. They don't serve hard liquor...just wine and beer. The food has always been great and the staff is very hospitable. Have the donut holes for desert but be sure to get them with a scoop or vanilla ice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2936 Elm St Ste A, Dallas, TX 75226-3359
    (Hall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > East Dallas
  • Neighborhood: East Dallas
  • Phone Number: (214) 752-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?