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Local, a hip, modern restaurant in Deep Ellum’s historic Boyd Hotel, opened its doors in 2003 and has been serving chef/owner Tracy Miller’s New American cuisine ever since. Besides offering a nightly chef’s tasting menu with dishes like pan-seared lobster cake or herb-rubbed lamb, the dinner menu highlights local, seasonal ingredients in the likes of fried green beans or panko and cornflake-crusted bass with parmesan risotto. The minimalist design of soft lighting and wood accents provides a soothing backdrop as guests sip selections off the Californian- and French-dominated wine list.

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  • Dallas Best Burger 2014 - Dallas Observer
  • Best Restaurants in Dallas 2014 - Food & Wine Magazine
  • Dallas Top 9 Chef's Tasting Menus 2014 - Eater Dallas
  • Essential 38 2014 - Eater Dallas
  • 100 Best Restaurants 2013 - D Magazine

Menu for Local

Dinner Menu

Short Order

  • This Evening's Soup
  • Local's Fried Green Beans creamy thyme, garlic infused dipping sauce
  • Simple Salad of Endive, Frisee radicchio, baby rocket haricot vert, gorganzola, meyer lemon v chardonnay talbott
  • Hearts of Butter Lettuce baby spring onion rings creamy rogue blue cheese dressing, crumbled pancetta chablis michel, fils
  • Dino Kale, Charred Treviso roasted yellow teardrops, parmesan shaved, toasted crumbs, white anchovy dressing medoc chateau greysac
  • Roasted Candy Striped Beets ,wild baby arugula paula's chevre', beet jus syrup, balsamic vinaigrette pinot noir hook, ladder
  • Scratch 3 Cheese Ravioli teardrop tomato pan jus, sweet basil pesto flash fried spinach, snowing parm malbec tucamen
  • Seared Scallops Maltaise blood orange hollandaise, sections, endive, frisee, shaved fennel pinot gris schlumberger
  • Pure Ahi Tuna Tartare english cucumber radish slaw, handmade sesame seed cracker chablis louis michel, fils
  • Pan Seared Maine Lobster Cake crispy baby beet, carrot, frisee slaw, meyer lemon dill cream sauvignon blanc groth
  • Cheese, Crackers local's evolving cheese collection, endive savoy cabbage slaw, fruit conserve, crostini, warm baguette


  • Burgundy Pasture Burger Basket gruyere spiked, caramelized sweet onions, yellow tomato, horseradish secret sauce, panko tator tots, warm house made ketchup ice cold beer foster's
  • Cara Cara Balsamic Glazed Salmon fava bean whip, sugar snap, spring pea saute, mint oil, daikon radish slaw pinot gris schlumberger
  • Herb Marinated Seared Scallops yukon gold potato risotto, mini arugula, simple citrus butter glaze sauvignon blanc groth
  • Cornflake Panko Crusted Seabass creamy parmesan reggiano risotto, herb beurre blanc, haricot vert [seabass=marine stewardship counsel certified] chardonnay talbott
  • Slow Braised Pork Osso Buco white cheddar grits, bruised tomatoes. roasted garlic, texas greens , tomato pan jus malbec tucamen
  • Caramelized Berkshire Pork Tender stone ground polenta, pure maple glaze, baby spinach pancetta toss pinot noir hook, ladder
  • Herb Rubbed Colorado Lamb Loin fingerling potato pearl onion roast, madeira spiked lamb jus, grilled asparagus medoc chateau greysac
  • Grilled Grass Fed Tenderloin Filet panko crusted tator tots, baby arugula toss, tawny port balsamic finish cabernet sauvignon donalti

Side Order

  • Mascarpone Mac, Cheese
  • Sauteed Red, Green Kale
  • Broccoli Rabe Charred
  • Roasted Baby Striped Beets Balsamic, Chevré
  • Panko Crusted Tator Tots, House Ketchup
  • Creamy Parmesan Risotto
  • White Cheddar Grits

Dessert Menu

Dessert Order

  • Warm Tx Honey Tea Cake brown sugar plum saute, whipped cream, madeira syrup
  • Meyers Lemon Flavors curd cream almond cake, ice cream parfait, zest, poppy seed shortbread crumbs
  • Soda Fountain Plate bittersweet chocolate pudding, tiny ice cream sandwiches, malted milk vanilla milk shake
  • Community Donut Holes cardamom spiced cake donut holes - by the dozen or 1/2 dozen
  • Dessert Cheeses mini selection of this evening's cheeses, sweet conserve
  • Chocolate Composed mini chocolate souffle, ovaltine spiked chocolate shake
  • House Scoops of Ice Cream vanilla fudge swirl, vanilla bean mint chocolate chip, maple walnut , chocolate espresso
  • House Scoops of Sorbet grapefruit rosemary, sake pear, plum, apple ginger, ask about the mini hot fudge sundae

After Dinner Drinks

  • Sauternes chateau cantegril 05
  • Moscato D'asti marenco scrapona
  • Sherry don pedro ximenez 82 reserva
  • Madeira miles
  • White Port warre's
  • Port warre's tawny
  • Coffee local blend coffee
  • Coffee espresso, cappuccino

Bar Menu


  • Champagne Drink grapefruit rosemary sorbet, rotari
  • Prosecco Mojitofresh Mint, Limes fresh mint, limes
  • Bartlett Pear Bellini pear nectar, fresh pear puree
  • Local Sangria housemade sangria ice, soft candied citrus peel
  • Sake Pear Martini asian pear sorbet
  • Spicy Sake Bloody Mary house bloody mary mix
  • Michelada spicy chili mix, lime, icy tecate

2936 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (214) 752-7500
  • Private Dining Room: No