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The Local Grill

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7th 3rd Avenue, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
Today
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food with generous portions. My wife and I shared the grass fed filet and the ostrich. This was the best steak I ever had and the mashed potato and onion ring sides were great additions. The ostrich was really good, too! Our server, Filippe, was very knowledgeable and helped us make a few choices that we really appreciated. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner for the second time at the local grill in early December. It was awesome. We booked the wine room as we were a Party of 10 People. Overall, this was exceptional. Service, Food and of course the tour of the kitchen all very nice. My favourite filet on the bone:-) Can't wait for my next visit.

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant, but not sure it gets close to the best steak in town. There are other better options for the ultimate steak. Having said that, it was a good evening out with an exceptionally good Babylonstoren Shiraz. They got the steaks wrong; great quality meat, just not cooked as requested. They handled it very well. All credit for doing... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here before heading to the airport after hearing great reviews of it. The reviews lived up to the experience I had eating here. The options of steaks is vast and on the wall each of the cuts age is given so you can select from that also. I opted for a grass fed rib eye steak cooked medium and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Cozy atmosphere, with an extensive and excellent selection of wines. The kitchen tour was very enjoyable and added something special to the evenings experience. I would recommend going in smaller groups, as the kitchen is small. We were in a large group and some members of our party (very large group) had steaks that were not done to order. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you love beef, there is no better place for you to go in Johannesburg. The selection of meats and cuts, the preparation and the service are simply second to none. First class from beginning to end! The toughest moment is when you finish your meal and have leave, knowing you'll have to wait until the next time... Thank you... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. We enjoyed the tour of the meat locker, explanation of grain versus grass fed animals, and tasting. The food and service were excellent. The lamb ribs were awesome.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I come here often for their ostrich medallions which are the best I've ever tasted and I love the generous portion of their cranberry sauce. You can choose between grain fed or grass fed beef and you're invited into the kitchen for a tutorial on their cooking methods and their beef's provenance probably although I've never taken them up their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The local grill is a gem located on 7th Street, Parktown North it is a local favorite. The waiting staff are all Male (not sure why that is) our specific waiter needed just a little bit of polishing but was ok. Because we didn't have a reservation we had to wait a while at the bar but that was not... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I had sirloin on the bone here last night with beer battered onion ring as a side. My wife had the wasabi salmon. My wife's salmon was good, but my sirloin was disappointing, a large but thin piece of steak. I expected a thicker, smaller cut. It was also quite bland. The service was excellent - but they should really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?