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“Better than most.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #10 of 1,084 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Better than most.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The kitchen tour was interesting; obviously it is the sanitised side of the kitchen/restaurant, but it is still ok because you get a little insight on the workings of the restaurant. E.g. how they age the meat. The food was very tasty and well prepared, especially the fillet. The staff paid attention to the guest and the environment is cosy and comfortable with a great wine cellar/private dining facility.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank 8mmSA
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Steak in South Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Local Grill demonstrates a passion for what they do. The restaurant offers tours of it kitchen and steak aging areas, which is rear given the state of most commercial kitchens! Organic free range meats are available and very well prepared to order. The wine list is good and the ambiance spirited. A must for any steak lover.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Lourens D
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Perfectly good restaurant but their competitor, Turn & Tender, steaks are better by a mile. Solid citizen but not much excitement

Visited October 2012
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Thank Thuli Z
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Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best meat in JNB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Been to The Local Grill many times - and consistently the food has been amazing. Not a single time they have disappointed me

The Local Grill recipe is simple - basic, high quality and honest food. Don't expect a lot of hype. This is not the place to see/be seen. But if you are after a good dinner, this is the place to go.

Starters are simple but nice. The calamari are excellent as well as the venison platter. On the mains, any meat is good, as well as side dishes (chips, mashed potatoes, onion rings, mushroooms, etc)

Service is also fantastic. Steve & team really go the extra mile to make you feel at home

Last but not least. Best value for money ever. It's hard to pay more than 300-350 ZAR per person (wine included)

Overall, a must in JNB

Tip: Ask Steve if he has any 'special cuts'. Sometimes he keeps some truly amazing meat cuts off the menu

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Beltran S
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Almelo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

For the best steak in Johannesburg you must come here. We have visited this place now a few times and every time it's a pleasure to be back. The beef carpaccio is a great starter. And please leave some space for a dessert. They are as the rest of the food: Absolutely great!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank LeoLAlmelo
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