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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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were here for a stopover, and this came recommended. We were shown around the kitchen and into the walk in fridge which is well worth a visit - as you are then given great info as to the difference between grass fed and grain fed beef. Very busy as it was a Friday night, which only backs up that... More 

Thank George S
White River, South Africa
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The food was pleasant and the service good, but we found the noise levels such that we would not put it on out list of the best in Joburg.

Thank PageandPaint
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely a winner for good meat. First time patrons can take a tour of the kitchen and get educated on the cuts of meat. Really enjoyed dinner. Very busy. Must book to avoid being disappointed.

Thank ChellieD21
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of meeting some friends for dinner here last night. I'd heard it's some of the best steak in town. Boy, was it right! There are several options: grass or grain fed, aged, and all types of cuts. You can also have a spice rub, salt and pepper, buttered, etc. There are many side options and sauces.... More 

Thank Jordanjc21
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was our second time eating here and despite its many pluses, I would say this restaurant is good, but not great. First, what makes it good. If you just want a steak, they do it really well. But other than that, the food is above average, but just not quite there. The real downsides are the location (on a... More 

Thank MAustinDunn
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

They offer a great tour of the kitchen, where you are guided through the different types of meat, how it was cooked, where it comes from etc! The service is great and friendly, settings are cozy and personal and the meat is truly out of this world! Love this place!

Thank Nikola8
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The steak was amazing, one of the best I've ever had and the kitchen tour was very interesting. The staff were also super friendly and helpful.

Thank 374matthewp
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Disappointed by the meat, far from the best I ate in Joburg. The service is good, the decoration is elegant. The Parktown area is nice also.

1 Thank clecocq
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Since its opening, we have been regular and enthusiastic patrons of the Local Grill in Parktown North. Under the passionate and informed leadership of Steve Maresch, this has been our "go-to" restaurant for consistently good steak, although my wife always orders the grilled salmon, and rates it up with her best. I have also taken many international guests there, as... More 

Thank 590robinp
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

It is a great place for those who like meat. The service was good and the food comes in generous portions.

Thank 408renatac

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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?