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The Local Grill Restaurant

7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Barbecue
7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a carnivore and serious meat lover like me, then yes this is the place to be. All round good service, nice selection of wines and beers and great tasting accompaning dishes and salads for the ladies. Perfect for business lunch.

Thank Jacques C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friends and I hadn't visited for a year or so. Some of the best steak in town was what we expected, what we got was sadly not. The grass-fed sirloin was pulpy, sinuous and tasteless. The third diner declared his rib-eye to be "ok"....More

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

Hi Mike, we appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant. Your experience is not what we strive to achieve. Every kitchen tour, every steak selected, cooked and served is done with passion. We have an immediate return policy which is our further commitment...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived several years in the US including 2 in NY. I love meat. I have lived in London near several "Gaucho" restaurants..So I believe that qualifies me as a meat restaurant expert. The Local Grill is in my top 5 very high near...More

Thank Petrus_l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our little tour of the kitchen and freezer to learn all about the delicious beef. Adding the bone and marrow to the dish was such a nice touch. Great food, great wine and all around perfect experience. We even walked away with a few...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is simply outstanding. As soon as we got there, we were welcomed for a tour of the kitchen, where we received a comprehensive overview of all the meats, how they are aged, how they are fed, and some great background on the profiles...More

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

Hi Joel Thank you for your review. your comments are really appreciated. We hope to welcome you back someday....who knows maybe Melbourne!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy coming here, great food and fantastic quality meat. Possibly one of the best in Johannesburg, it's in my Top Three

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in the time where thursdays were times when families ate out as our housekeepers were not working. I wish my dad had had the time to go to the Local Grill. The service and atmosphere is great and the food exceptional. Its...More

Thank nicolette2108
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really try and keep everyone happy and the passionate team love offering kitchen tours and sharing their version of our beef journey. Your support is truly appreciated.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the clue here is 'local'. That's what it is a local steakhouse. And I like that it is that and not pretending to be anything else. They do streak and they do it well. They do service and salads and other bits too...More

Thank Anne1G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Limited time in town and this came as a recommendation and we were not disappointed. The meat selection is impressive, kitchen tour and learning about the aging process added that extra touch. The service was on point, meal for all 5 of us was perfect...More

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, good wine and great ambience. Service was a little slow although we were a bit rushed to meet up elsewhere

Thank Roger B
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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.