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“Excellent food - loud dining room”
Review of Local Bistro + Bar

Local Bistro + Bar
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Ranked #95 of 1,282 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Thompson Peak
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Several visits to the Local Bistro have not disappointed. Food and service very consistent and of hgh quality. Dining room is loud - not a place for a quiet dinner

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Ambience reminds me of a hip restaurant in wine country...with wine bottles lining the walls like wallpaper! Blackboard menu with bottle specials on the wall...the menu offered a varied selection with something for everyone at the table and each dish was great! My husband was in the mood for a burger, it came to the table exactly as he ordered it and he remarked on the fine quality of the meat.( he likes it rare) My chicken parm was pounded very thin and had slightly crisp breading, not typically soggy, with a side cup of house made marinara yumyum (I asked for another cup because it was delicious, the portion was perfectly sized.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Set in a shopping center on N Hayden but detached. The bartenders know their stuff, are friendly, and remembered us after only one visit. The bar crowd just depends on the time of year and day of week, but it tends toward middle-aged and older during the winter when we have visited.
We've also eaten dinner. The food was fantastic except that we didn't like the appetizer -- the waitress noticed we weren't eating much of it and promptly removed it from the bill and was interested in our feedback as well -- handled it perfectly, and we loved the rest of our meal.
Outdoor seating is nice (just remember it is in a shopping center, so your view is a parking lot).
We would definitely go back - both for the food and the bar.

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Thank CarlosRides
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went there on referral by the Hilton Garden Inn's staff for dinner. The special was butternut squash ravioli with sage and browned butter which was absolutely amazing. The bar staff also suggested their signature mule which also was really fresh and tasted excellent.

The only downside was I walked in as a single person and they kept suggesting I eat at the bar and finally I gave up and just did. So don't expect to get seated at a table if you're a solo business traveler.

Thank bostonsig
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really nice atmosphere, but a bit noisy. Homemade pasta was great (short rib bolognese and also chicken ravioli). Entre prices were reasonable. The wine list has some very good wines, but the prices are quite high and they were out of the Paul Hobbs cab we wanted ($70). Friendly, efficient service. This was our second visit and we will be back.

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Thank Neal F
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