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The Local Grill Restaurant

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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Local Grill is not just a restaurant. It's a place where the plate put before you is envisioned before it even reaches the hands of the chef. On my last our group was offered a kitchen tour which allowed us to see the different cuts of meat, how they are prepared and matured and how different cuts should be... More 

Thank Thobeka_Jozi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband and I went to the Local Grill for a small celebratory dinner. Our experience there was truly amazing. We loved the... Kitchen tour, for all the first timers to the restaurant, you are given the opportunity to experience a kitchen tour which includes an overview of the meat they have as well as the preparation process. This experience... More 

Thank Sunshine0789
Johannesburg, South Africa
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Local Grill delivers on its promise: it's local and it's a steakhouse and the quality and ambience are really good. Johannesburg has a wide selection of steakhouses, and this one does not disappoint although I wouldn't make a big detour for it. If you are in the neighborhood, go for it!

Thank Ilse020
Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a very busy establishment and a reservation is needed to avoid disappointment. The steak here is excellent and there is a very good wine list to accompany the menu. The tour through the facility where the steaks are aged is worth experiencing. This is one of the top restaurants in Johannesburg for beef steak! I will most definitely... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I've been to this restaurant a few times now and can honestly say, it is up there with the best steak restaurants in Johannesburg. We now ask for a table in the back room, as we much prefer the more cosy feel of this area to the front of the restaurant, which I think is lacking in atmosphere (I don’t... More 

Thank SRBoC
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My first visit in 2 years and it didn't live up to my expectations. Our waiter was completely self absorbed in his speech and only secondarily interested in actually "waiting" on us. The manager appeared to enquire about our meal but didn't wait to hear our real opinion. My steak (300g fillet) was much too tough, but the others were... More 

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

Hi Nick, thank you for your review. We do what we can to ensure that every customer gets a kitchen tour and is checked on by one of our management team at least once during the meal. This is unacceptable and reviews like this help us improve and not get complacent. Apologies for your average experience with us. Should you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Local Grill lives up to its name while still being sophisticated enough to recommend to any food critic. The service is fantastic and one needs to book, on any night, to secure a table. The meat quality and information available to the waitrons to advise diners also sets this venue apart. Well done and keep it up.

Thank Warwickvb v
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

the local grill never disappoints always excellent Steve and his team always serve a great meal - arguably the best steak in jhb decent wine list

Thank Alan B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fantastic restaurant for steaks. great choice and variety, but nothing can compare the difference in the quality and taste of the various types of steaks. great service from the staff. quite busy so one must book.

Thank Kazszs
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Me and my partner both had a very tasty beef Carpaccio as a starter ( best I have ever tasted) followed by a dry aged sirloin on the bone grilled to perfection! This was our first visit and we were very impressed. The Local Grill specializes in both grain-fed and grass-fed beef, Your choice of steak by age and cut.... More 

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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