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“Great Steaks, honestly priced”
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #7 of 1,314 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.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The local grill is not the tourist style restaurants so common in Joburg - Wombles, Grill House, The Butchers shop, all of which are equally excellent but very different. The local grill as the name suggests is a local steak house. Views differ - but I genuinely think the beef here is of a nicer quality. All of it grain or grass fed and all aged beautifully. A nice touch about the restaurant is meat and kitchen tour where the guys take time to explain how they cook the meat in different ways and give you a history of the farms where the beef is reared. Wine list is extensive and stepping away from the beef for a moment there is genuinely no better place for grilled calamari in Joburg. A great meal with a great bottle of wine will cost you less than 50 USD a head - and that is starter, main and wine. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Dsharratt
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

THe food is very well cooked and the side orders very good. The atmosphere for me, that night was a bit cold and my friend said that it wasnt always so.

Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Definitely the best of the three steak restaurants I have been to in Johannesburg and for a reasonable price. Had the 700g bone in rib-eye and really enjoyed. Fiancé had the fillet and it was incredibly tender. The tour of the kitchen and explanation about the different types of meat was a plus. Wine list and dessert were great too. Overall, wonderful experience!

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1  Thank rsabobo
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I've never had anything less than a superb meal in this restaurant.

The steaks are the best you will taste anywhere in the world and the service is always excellent.

Do yourself a favour, next time you're in Johannesburg come and sample food as it should be.

1  Thank JoshMainka
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Steve is the amazing host of this simple, comfortable venue that offers great food. Their main focus is meat, you can get it grass fed or free range. Interesting thing about the Local Grill, their meat is halaal. On your first visit, Steve will take you on a tour of "the kitchen" where they offer a Beef Appreciation Class. It's really a place you'd like to visit on a regular basis. And if you're lucky, you might spot Reza Muhammad dining there too!

1  Thank Candice J
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