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“CLOSED as of end of May, 2013”
Review of The Local Joint - CLOSED

The Local Joint
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Tough area for this kind of restaurant to succeed. Nothing was wrong with the owners or their food and drinks, Just needed a different location.

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Finding a quality restaurant in a strip mall with such great tapas in Rockledge was the first surprise. We always share several small plates and we especially love the pear and brie flat bread.
The live music has been another very pleasant surprise. Currently on Thursday night Anna is singing, a voice that you definitely should hear. Better than Norah Jones!
The wine list has some nice surprises as well; good choices and reasonably priced.
Service is always pleasant and friendly.
A place like this should be jam packed every night. We'll keep going back again and again. We highly recommend '56.

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Thank VP_Foodie
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

the location stinks, the decor is lovely, the service stinks, the food stinks. Since the restaurant is in our neighborhood we decided to try it, have a few small plates, drink and then dinner.
Our server took our drink order, never mentioning the 2 for 1 offer for drinks, then he disappeared. After 20 minutes we called over a waitress. The place was empty except for us and a 3top, we ordered thai shrimp, eggplant stack and goat cheese flatbread from the small plate selections. The shrimp was small and previoulsy frozen, the sauce was orange sweet sour, no thai at all, the flatbread came barely warm, dry and tasteless, the eggplant had no flavor at all. At that point we decided no dinner for us, we paid left and went to Mcdonalds.

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Thank spirocarol
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Let's be honest. Going to a restaurant in an almost-abandoned strip mall couldn't be a good thing; right? I mean, what business, especially an upscale restaurant would want to set up in a location like that? Apparently, Vintage 56 thought it was a good idea and it seems to be working pretty well.

The location is behind the Taco Bell on Barton and next to the Dollar General in the strip mall. It's an unassuming little store front with a small patio and a canopy with "Vintage 56" written on it. Upon entering we were greeted by one of the wait staff who asked if we'd like a table for dinner and offered the delectible specials as enticement. We agreed to be seated. The room is divided into three sections; the front room near the parking lot has several small tables and is a bit secluded; the center dining area has high tops down the center of the room with booth/chair seating on the south wall and a cozy bar to the left near the kitchen; and at the far end of the room are a group of tables behind a half wall with a stage area for muscians.

Our server came over immediately, offered to take our drink order and informed us of the appetizer and entree specials for the evening. The wine list offers quite a few wines by the glass, however the price per glass seemed a little high. (I was told to come back on a Wednesday when $10 will buy all the wine you care to drink.) While he was getting the drinks we perused the menu and pondered the specials. The menu is rather pricey for many items but the reputation for top-notch food and service allowed me to put that aside for the time being.

The menu is diverse enough that anyone can find something to order, and the chef will do his best to accommodate any special dietary needs. If you're not in the mood for a dinner, try the small plates or the flatbreads which change frequently as specials. We ordered Chilean Sea Bass which was to die for and a chicken dish that wasn't quite as memorable. The portions are not large but ample given the fact that they are generous with the side items. No room for dessert on this trip but we'll go again to see what the second trip brings.

One thing's for sure; there's always plenty of parking.

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Thank KAT D D
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Wow - George Grosman with Joe (from Hungary) on the clarinet was absolutely fabulous! Always fun to show up and get good food - and just be surprised by whomever the entertainment is on Friday nights. Sometimes music isn't very good - but other times I am amazed the place isn't packed the musicians are so great. Sometimes the chef tries too hard to be creative - and "misses" - but most times it's pretty darn good. We've had really inept wait staff - but also great ones. Very reasonably priced food - especially on nights with live music. Generally tends to have an older clientel. Fun adverturesome place for eclectic food and eclectic music.

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Thank Elaine D
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