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“Second visit”
Review of The Local Grill

The Local Grill
Ranked #10 of 1,229 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 10 December 2013

Meat quality still very good and meat coocked to perfection . First course of smoked salmon with polenta very nice but very small . French frys much to greasy even if french frys should be but there is a level of grease i am willing to accept . Service was realy poor last night but retaurant was packed and we got lucky to reeive a table without reservation . Entertaining evening in a restaurant serving very good meat and also knows how to grill the meat . Even if this pace is not comfortable or romantic and i would want them to improve service i think this place deserves to be in my favouryte restaurant list .

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Thank Charles W
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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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