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“A Great Place for a Top Steak”
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #10 of 1 211 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Great Place for a Top Steak”
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Local Grill is in Parktown North at the busy intersection of 3rd and 7th Avenues. I would certainly advise booking as the place was packed when we visited at 8pm on a Thursday evening. We were grateful we had booked and our table was ready and waiting. Service was brisk and friendly and despite the excellent wine list they were happy to accommodate us with the two bottles we had brought with us. There are options on the menu other than steak but meat is the reason for coming and they offer some of the best available, both grain fed and grass fed beef according to your preferences. The steaks arrived after not too long a wait despite the restaurant being so busy and the other three were delighted with their choices. Regrettably, although I had asked for my rump to be cooked medium rare arrived medium to well. One of the managers was at my table in an instant, confirmed that my steak had been overcooked, apologised profusely and whisked it away promising a perfect steak within 4 minutes. It duly arrived, perfectly cooked, 4 minutes later.

At the end of our meal we were invited by one of the managers to visit the kitchen and to step inside the cold room for a chat about where their meat comes from, the ageing process and storage. Very interesting. A great steak house and one I shall be visiting regularly.

  • Visited March 2017
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful Shiraz ”
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The Local Grill located on the corner of two streets has a lovely open feel about it. We shared starters and order a platter of grilled steak and chicken which was excellent. My host chose a Shiraz which I thought might be a bit overpowering but served slightly chilled it was beautiful!

Visited March 2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent meat, excellent service ”
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful Friday night dinner here. Hadn't been in a while, and was reminded that I need to go back more often. We had the grassfed sirloin, prepared to perfection. Not many steakhouses in Joburg can get "medium rare" right. Great wine list and excellent service makes for a great dining experience.

Visited February 2017
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Best Steak House in South Africa”
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This review is long overdue. I have been coming to Steve's Local Grill for years. I have never had a bad meal. The service is excellent and the waiters are very well trained in all areas. A visit to the cold room is a must in order to understand what ageing conditions are required to produce the perfect end product.

  • Visited February 2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of Jozi's better steakhouses”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Have been there a few times recently, they show decent consistency in food and atmosphere. It's name says it's a steakhouse and that's what you get. Steak (medium rare) can occasionally be a bit short of succulent, think of this when contemplating a sauce.

Visited February 2017
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