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“Great steak”
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #10 of 1,211 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great steak”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Been to this restaurant many times & it serves one of the best steaks I have ever had....private wine cellar for a private meal at the rear of the restaurant is very special..

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“Great to entertain Overseas Visitors”
Reviewed July 19, 2011

I recently took my friends from Germany here as it was always a favourite of mine. I was pleasantly surprised that they feel equally at home and we returned twice. The staff were very friendly and informed. The food was perfectly prepared and they have a great wine selection.
This is a 5 star experience in a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2011
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New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“The best steak I've had in SA and great service.”
Reviewed May 28, 2011

I'm not the biggest steak fan in the world but the best steak I've had in SA is at The Local Grill. The service is really good as well, and our waiter took us for a little tour into their walk-in freezer where they store the meat. Very old-fashioned and comfy atmosphere as well.

  • Visited February 2011
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best steak I have had in the world”
Reviewed October 7, 2010

I have had steaks in Latin America, Zim and S africa. This was the best. Steve the owner shows you into the cold room to show you how he carefully ages the steaks. Calamari also wonderful. Brilliant. Service, decor and loos good too. The best ever.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If you like Steak, you will love the The Local Grill (Parktown North)”
Reviewed August 24, 2010

Only a 5min drive away from Rosebank or Sandton, this place is one of the best steak restaurants in the world! You can park on the streets and there's parking guard at the cross roads to make sure you get safely to and from your vehicle.

The menue is simple: You select the type of meat, how it should be prepared and may add a sauce or a side dish. They only use highest quality meat from two select farms which is aged to perfection and tastes respectively great.

The restaurant also features a small wine room, which can be booked for a medium sized party and gives a more private dining experience.

Steve, the owner will check on every table and occasionally invite you to visit the kitchen and meat aging room, if you are interested to learn more about how the process works and what parts have which taste.

There's also the option to book in advance and get a small steak grilling course in the kitchen, in which you select your meat from the aging room, cut and prepare the pieces and gill it on state of the art equipment in the kitchen. I've dont this twice and its a great experience.

Overall I've been in the local grill about 10 times, while working in Johannisburg for a few months and always found great service, food and wines! A must visit when being in the area...

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