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The Local Grill

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7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we had a horrible experience. Peri peri chicken was off, not acceptable at a restaurant of supposed high caliber.

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Thank 499dylans
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we have addressed the issue and identified that the marinade is giving the chicken a strange taste and thanks to your valued feedback, this has been changed. Reads Steve More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Having recently missed the opportunity to eat her with my company, I thought I'd take advantage of a friend's visit to try the place out. As a positive, the venue is excellent and you get a feel of the opulence the owner would like to achieve. This would normally put you in a happier frame of mind and more likely... More 

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Thank Alexander W
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Hi Alexander, thank you for your review. I am surprised that you did not comment on the kitchen tour and the fact that we do get our beef to room temperature. Also you mentioned fires? Not sure what you mean as we don't have fires in the restaurant. The rendering down of fat on a medium rare steak is a... More 

Boksburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening at the The Local Grill , we went for our anniversary and got a view of the kitchen , meat cuts , information on how the business and restaurant operates regarding to their meat ect. Wow evening out and Looking forward to going again ...

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Thank MeganZtripZ
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. More 

Johannesburg
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Regular visits leave me convinced that this is the best steakhouse in Joburg. The meat is absolutly exceptional. The wine list balanced and priced to please.The service perfect.

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Thank MichaelJohannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

We had a(nother) great meal at The Local Grill on Friday night. My wife had the salmon and I had the excellent (air-dried) sirloin on the boan. The service was also excellent! The wine by the glass was also well-priced.

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Thank Hooggenoeg
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Hi Gehard Thank you for your positive response and support even after a previous bad experience in 2013. Regards Steve More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The Local Grill is always excellent. By far the best steak in town. The meat is perfectly aged, not half-rotten like at the Butcher Shop in Mandela Square. The staff are competent and attentive and the wine list good.

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Thank EscoffierRedux
witban
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

It is not a upper class gourmet restaurant but it has really excellent food especially red meat (their specialty) with choices like free range or grain fed.If you ask for rare or blue rare then your meat is prepared as you wish , very few restaurants have mastered the art.A good winelist and excellent service.

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Thank andries f
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

If you want a really good steak in a consistently great restaurant, this is the place. The service is friendly and professional and the atmosphere is always vibrant

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Thank LylePL
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Kitchen tour is a must. Everything from host, to waiter to decor & especially the food is tops! Try their rump & trio of sauces, wow!

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Thank Fam1707
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Good and honest restaurant. The owner takes most of the guests into the test kitchen and cooling cellar where the meat is aging. Tells you much about it before you enjoy your dinner with a nice South African wine. Will go there again when I'm in Jo'burg!

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Thank Hilbrand H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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.

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