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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 - 10:00
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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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

The Local Grill is my Nephew's favourite restaurant and on two occasions we have dined there with him for family occasions. it is easy to understand why he is so keen on this restaurant. The steaks are excellent, the service is good and the wine list is phenomenal. The tour of the refrigeration room where the beef is aged was... More 

Thank macdoof1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Ive had one of my best steaks at the local grill. All cuts are 100% organic and you're able to trace it back to a particular farm too! Staff is knowledgeable and attentive, always willing to make good recommendations. I wasnt able to decide on a sauce and the waiter was very pleasant and patient and offered to bring me... More 

1 Thank zajhbfemme
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

The Grill House in the Parks (7th Ave and Bompas) always deliver exceptional food with fillet and rump as favourite choices.

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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

One of the better grill houses in Johannesburg with a good choice of red meat dishes. Good wine list as well. Loved the angel hair french fries that you can order with you steak

1 Thank Gastragnome
Munich, Germany
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2011

I never - really never had a better steak - this is definitively worth a recommendation and a highlight. Service is friendly and excellent. The owner showed us the fridge and explained how the beef is stored and gets aged so that it becomes its unique fantastic taste. The only aspect is that parking can be difficult in the vening... More 

1 Thank Wolfgang O
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

I REALLY wanted this restaurant to be fantastic. It has a great location in Parktown North, it has great decor, and I really wanted GREAT steak. Perhaps I had too high expectations, but I was a little dissapointed. The steak was nice (I had a sirloin, my fiance had the fillet) but not exceptional. I asked for medium rare, but... More 

Thank JohnDB82
Jersey, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

Nice to go to a 'non Mandela Square/tourist' restaurant. Food and service were very good. Oysters were OK but when I had them at another establishment the next night it was clear they were not as fresh as one might have expected; turnover related? Great steak. Appreciated choice regarding size.

Thank GCR484
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Been to this restaurant many times & it serves one of the best steaks I have ever had....private wine cellar for a private meal at the rear of the restaurant is very special..

Thank Africapaddy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

I recently took my friends from Germany here as it was always a favourite of mine. I was pleasantly surprised that they feel equally at home and we returned twice. The staff were very friendly and informed. The food was perfectly prepared and they have a great wine selection. This is a 5 star experience in a relaxing atmosphere.

1 Thank Kakiebos
New Delhi, India
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180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2011

I'm not the biggest steak fan in the world but the best steak I've had in SA is at The Local Grill. The service is really good as well, and our waiter took us for a little tour into their walk-in freezer where they store the meat. Very old-fashioned and comfy atmosphere as well.

Thank Smallgoat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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