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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)
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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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 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

The local grill started many years ago in Meville. Its a steak house - amongst many in Joburg. The difference here is that they take each element of the steak house menu and do it as well as they possibly can and deliver it with...More

1  Thank Indradl
Steven M, Owner at The Local Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review The Local Grill. We appreciate your patronage.

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We were promised a great steak and went as a group - my first time here. They took us on a tour of their special kitchen and gave us great info on grilling steak on Himalayan salt slabs, special wine soaked wood etc. We visited...More

Thank Frank_ZA
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 23 May 2017 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 reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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 18 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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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