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The Local Grill

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7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon 18:00 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 10:00
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Cape Town
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Visited with a big group of friends. Had a fantastic experience as we were shown the kitchen and meat drying fridge. The service was great and the steaks perfect! Can definitely recommend.

Thank mccoetzer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2016

we did not have a booking but had always wanted to visit this restaurant so driving through Parktown after a school event we stopped off in this busy area. Parking was easy and in the restaurant we were seated at the bar while we waited for a table. Service was excellent - fun, friendly and professional. We asked questions about... More 

Thank Karen B
Munich, Germany
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427 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Went to The Local Grille twice during our stay and very much enjoyed both dinners. The service has been outstanding, we very much enjoyed the appetizers (marrow bone, salads, carpaccio; though the oysters were not great) and the steaks were fantastic. The corn-fed steaks were juicy and delicious, cooked as ordered and very tender. LOVED the bernaise sauce and sides.... More 

Thank SFLeonce
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255 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This restaurant has a nice warm atmosphere and is on the upper end of casual; if it were an attire, I'd call it smart casual. The wine was good, the service was good and the meat was good but didn't live up to expectations. Will give it another try perhaps.

Thank anuka9
Malahide, Ireland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We were on holiday in South Africa, and four of us arrived without reservation at about 8:00pm, and were made totally welcome. Before we sat down we were invited to tour the wine cellar and the cold room where the meat was aged, so we knew we would get a good meal. The steaks were absolutely superb - my only... More 

Thank Chris M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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777 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The Local Grill is an an area where there are many other steakhouses, but it is leagues ahead of places like Wombles and Turn and Tender. The fact that the owner is almost always there shows his commitment, and it makes a difference! Two of us had sirloin on the bone tonight, both excellent. The other two had the salmon,... More 

Thank Hooggenoeg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

They are passionate about their meat. They also offer a mini tour of the kitchen and talk you through the different styles and cuts of meat. Recommend the sirloin on the bone.

Thank Henry_JHB
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I went here following reviews on Trip Advisor and I wasn't disappointed. My steak was superb, but please, try the side of fried onion with cumin and polenta! I could have munched my way through a bucket full!

Thank Stuey I
Gutersloh, Germany
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149 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The local grill serves all sorts of aged beef. The quality is outstanding and value for money just right. Also the red wine matches perfectly to the served steaks.

Thank Viajanos
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

ask for a visit to the kitchen to see the different type of meat. get the t-bone ;) and there was this amazing appetiser, i'm sorry i forgot the name, but it's meat based you will thank me later

Thank Objectively

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Steakhouse, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 880 1946
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.

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