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“Living up to the steaks ”
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #6 of 1,323 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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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.
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Went there for a romantic dinner. The food was excellent. Service was superb. Good value and lovely atmosphere. Loved the fact that you could choose the origin of the meet, free range or grain fed. Highly recommend going there for dinner. Will be a regular from now on. Beats Wombles by miles when it comes to value.

Thank Mia K
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Wow, these guys know about meat. I learnt a few things on the fridge tour and selection. The fillet on the bone was excellent and the side dishes were good. Service was good but, a bit slow to get our wine to the table after we had ordered it - when your food arrives the wine should be there and not arrive half way through the meal. All in all really enjoyed it.

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1  Thank Mpho M
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

They are in a class of their own when it comes to the meat quality, variety, knowledge and service. It is really a pity though to drink a R700 bottle of luke warm wine that is not served at the correct temperature and is kept behind the bar or in a 'cellar' that is not cooled. It should have been excellent....

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2  Thank Stef M
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I first ate here somewhat tentatively given the stellar reviews, but was so impressed by my first visit, I must have gone back over a half dozen times during my three week stay in Johannesburg. With the minor exception of one over-cook steamed vegetable dish, the food was always prepared exceptionally well and to order and served by a very friendly staff, overseen by a very involved management team looking after their customers interests.

And, unlike most dark and cavernous South African steakhouses with their terribly outmoded pseudo English hunting-club decor, you can actually see what you're eating in this well lit and modestly decorated modern space with its well spaced tables. And the fine steaks - these guys take their meat very seriously: you get choice primal cuts from three distinctive cattle breeds - come to the table refreshingly un-basted showing off their primal meat cuts' quality au naturel. All around, a real winner!

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Thank carygee
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We went to the Local Grill for my boyfriends birthday and were seated in the vine cellar/ room- what a wonderful area! The service was great and the food really really good! It is quite expensive but would definitely visit again!

Thank Catherine M
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