2936 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226-1596
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • $$$; $$$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
The name Local has nothing to do with local food. Chef Tracy Miller wants the best ingredients to create a restaurant that becomes your home away from home -- your local. To accomplish this, she provides diners with a menu of contemporary American dishes in a simple but elegant space. The restaurant, opened in 2003, is housed in the historic Boyd Hotel in Deep Ellum. Each meal is book-ended with a bantam bowl of warm, spiced nuts, an amuse-bouche soup and a cranberry thumbprint mignardise. It's difficult to nail specialties at Local because the offerings are driven by seasonality. However, it's Texas, so it's safe to say that the burger basket made from locally sourced Burgundy Pasture beef is a sure thing – and it's one of Dallas' best burgers.

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