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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (48 reviews)
“filet” (39 reviews)
“aged steak” (8 reviews)
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 413 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

A large range of steaks, grass fed, grain fed, dry aged, wet aged. I like the Lamb Shank (a lot of my colleagues had food envy). They do a meat 'tour', so you can taste the various cuts of 'biltong' style meats and get a...More

Thank james_f9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent a lot of time in Joburg this was quite simply the best steak I have had in the city. Nothing exceptional, or poor about the wider menu or service but the steak made the difference.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for almost 10 years, and in all that time, I have never had a disappointing or even average meal there! The chef understands the difference between blue, rare and medium rare steak, and cooks the meat on point....More

Thank Marlette C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever our brother-in-law and his family come out from Guernsey in the Channel Islands he always insists that we go to The Local Grill in Parktown North for the best quality meat, meat and more meat and we are yet to be disappointed. Their steaks...More

Thank MatthewJHB
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This place makes other steak houses look like soup kitchens. Obviously lots of effort when into sourcing and I can't remember when I had better cuts. Menu options are very suitable for the profile of the place. Bone marrow I had for starter was excellent....More

Thank FoodEliminator
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Johannesburg has many steakhouses but The Local Grill is my favourite. Steve and his team do an outstanding job. The only negative is finding parking but if one is prepared to walk a shoirt distance it is easy enough. The welcome is warm and the...More

Thank Alanmaker
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Alan It is always a pleasure welcoming you to The Local Grill and your comments are appreciated. Thank you for your valued support. Regards Steve

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Date night with my wife and not too far from home brought me here. I felt like beef and veggies and they served beef and veggies. No extras, no specials. This place serves pure beef. Not that it was bad at all, it is just...More

Thank leonuys
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you Leon for taking the time to write a review. We try and be all about the steak on the plate and it seems we are getting there. The crime in most popular restaurant spots is at a all time high but I can...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We have been there with a group of 8 colleagues. On top of good wine ( maestro and black dog ) we had nice beef platter and some appetizers ( beef also ... ). Really recommend to go

Thank Emerson G
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Emerson Thank you for your review and punt for Black Dog, a great South African Malbec. Hope your beef experience left you wanting to come back for more. Regards Steve

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Food was great and great value for money! Service was a bit slow because our section was crowded, which translated to a sub-par dining experience... When we came, the waiter offered us for the kitchen tour and meat freezing room - it was great learning...More

Thank Padma26
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Padma Having read your review several times it really concerns me that your experience was sub-standard and certainly not what we try to deliver consistently. I will take this up with the team and mention the incident in our daily training. My sincere apologies...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

We had dinner here last night, and it lived up to our expectations this time. I had the grass-fed sirloin on the bone and my wife had the salmon. Both dishes were excellently prepared and the services as good. Still one of our favourite steak-houses...More

Thank Hooggenoeg
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you Heeggenoeg, your review is really appreciated. hope to see you again soon! Regards Steve

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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