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The Local Grill Restaurant

7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent steak venue with a good vibe and knowledgeable staff. We were a group of six and we were offered a tour of the kitchen which took a while to eventuate but was definitely worth doing. I learnt a lot about the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read all the hype about the top 10 restaurants in the country,decided to give them a shot,they are good but definitely not Very good or excellent,I've definitely been to places way better than this restaurant. Meat......,OK had Ribeye,I do it better myself,wife had Fillet,OK. Not...More

Thank coen_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the 4th visit and always a pleasure. Two things that makes this restaurant different is the choice between Wet Aged and Dry Aged meat as well as Aged meat versus fresh meat. You can even choose the age from 4 weeks and older,...More

Thank anton l
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anton THANK YOU for your continued support and positive review. It is really appreciated. Regards Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So rare to find a place with so much passion and knowledge about their meat. I shared a mixed platter of grass fed and grain fed cuts and thoroughly enjoyed it. The experience only got better with the kitchen and meat locker tour. You are...More

Thank John M
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John Thanks for the fantastic review. Regards Steve

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent food. tender steak. must go on the kitchen tour. very informative. their knowledge on serving the best Meat dishes is impressive.

Thank Donovan M
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

THANK YOU, reviews like this are what inspire us!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have known the owner, Steven for many years since he owned and operated the Melville grill and besides being hands on, there is a bit of Dorian Grey in him as he has not aged like his perfectly aged steaks. In fact, maybe this...More

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rubin Your continued support and positive review, inspire us to constantly look for ways to improve our value proposition and your beef experience. With over 20 000 visitors into the kitchen annually, we are constantly under scrutiny and have the privilege of meeting farmers,...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

A group of 3 visited this restaurant in May. We found ths meat qyality poor,The fillet steaks we had were tough and mine had great lumps of fat in it. One of or groups fillett looked as though it had been tenderised and was almiost...More

1  Thank Sue m
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sue Thank you for your review. It is rare to have beef at The Local Grill that does not exceed expectations. We take huge effort in sourcing the best beef locally and then aging it to further improve the taste profile and tenderness. Our...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the place for steak in Johannesburg, go nowhere else! A relaxed atmosphere, sauces could do with improvement and desserts are not the greatest BUT when it comes to good cuts of Beef it does not really get better than this...

Thank Reviewer4477
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time taken to inspire us to deliver the best beef possible!

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Don't go to there if want fish. These guys are passionate about their red meat. Go for the kitchen tour where you'll learn the difference between dry and wet ageing, grain fed and grass feed meat. Steaks are next level with very professional service.

Thank Pieter F
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

THANK YOU, your review is truly appreciated.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Birthday dinner for our teenage son that he thoroughly enjoyed. We liked the quick kitchen tour that included some tasty biltong soup. Good service throughout the evening. The main event lived up to expectations - great red meat! 700g Sirloin on the bone with added...More

Thank FanieFza
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Fanie Thank you for your review. It was great serving you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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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