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“Nothing special - very surprised it is number 3 in Joburg!”
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #6 of 1,323 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 January 18, 2013

I went to the Local Grill (Parktown) with a large group and most people (apart from me) ordered steaks which looked good. I ordered a halloumi salad which was nothing special. The halloumi was very thick and looked like it had been deep fried. Wasn't very tasty at all. I also had some fries and onion rings. These were fine but very very greasy. I found the food extremely hard to digest, despite going for the lighter option of a salad. I also had a little taste of someone's sausage meal which was extremely greasy and the sausage also seemed a little undercooked. Perhaps this is the kind of place you have to order a steak to enjoy it. However I would have thought as the number 3 best restaurant in Johannesburg (as voted on tripadviser) that on average the whole menu would be at least good and above. The Local Grill for me doesn't even begin to compare to the top 2, The Cube and Cafe Del Sol which seem to be in a league of their own. Overall I found the place to be a bit of a 'greasy spoon' which, unless you enjoy greasy fried food, I wouldn't choose to go to again.

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Thank Maggie899
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Rather go to the Grillhouse up the road in Rosebank Mall (The Firs), as the local grill in parktown north is not great. Our table of six was for a birthday on a sat night. The restaurant was hopelessly overbooked (the function room was full) and the food suffered as a result.
ALL the steaks were poor and the service was unsophisticated.
The waiters must have bumped me over a dozen times while passing...
I conveyed my views to a nearby table, who conveyed same to management.
Not good enough at the price or with the reputation for meat.

Thank senorneek
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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.

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Thank 8mmSA
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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.

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1  Thank Lourens D
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

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

Thank Thuli Z
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