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“Not so wonderful”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #10 of 1,183 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Blantyre, Malawi
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not so wonderful”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Take note there seem to be two branches. we dined at the Local Grill in the Birchwood Hotel.

The menu is very nice, with the choice of grain fed or grass fed beef in various options, basically the restaurant is a steak grill. Our starters of Karoo Platter and Smoked Salmon were well presented and very tasty. The steak, from the main course which didn't really meet up to the expectations from the menu, was poorly butchered and served on cold plates. The staff were very knowledgable about what they were selling and also very friendly.

  • Visited July 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Always good steak and wine.”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

The beauty of the Local Grill, is that you know what you will get. The steak is always tender and VERY well cooked, the wine list is intersting, and the thin cut fries are always crispy.

This place is good for both entertaing for work and friends and family.

  • Visited May 2012
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5 reviews
“Great steaks”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Local grill is on a strip with great restaurants that are all pretty good. But if you are after a great steak this is the place to go - it competes with the others in price, but outperforms on the quality of the cuts and tastes of the meat

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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774 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
“Excellent meat and service”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Best steakhouse in Joburg! They always serve quality meat - free range or not, the option is yours. They dry age their own meat and their salmon is also to be recommended. The service is also great.

  • Visited May 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“The best steak in Johannesburg”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Local Grill is the best steak experience one can get in Johannesburg, but it is much more than a steak experience...
The Local Grill is one of those restaurants that once you eat there, you keep coming back. The service is impeccable, the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. The meat is just heaven, each bite is tantalizing and the value for money is in true reality one of the best. I look forward to coming to Johannesburg mainly so I can go to the Local Grill again.

Visited May 2012
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