Local, 2936 Elm Street

The Local is known to be a sleek restaurant in the Deep Ellum with its operations beginning in 2003. It is located in Deep Ellum in the historic Boyd Hotel, probably the oldest hotel in Dallas.

Chef Tracy Miller executes a menu to make you forget your home (local) and serves the contemporary American dishes. The dishes are more seasonal, and it is the main cause for making people visit the restaurant repeatedly to taste delicious and the best of the seasonal dishes in the town. The ingredients on the menu comprise high-quality proteins, and the recipe preparations are perfectly handled from scratch to make the dishes fine and the best ones to water your mouth.

  • Great food in a cozy ambience.
  • Stylish Ambience and classic cocktails.
  • Contemporary American dishes.
  • Wide range of popular recipes.
  • Great Pan-Seared Maine Lobster Cake.
  • Event space for business meetings.

The best thing about Local is the utilization of the small space. With this sleek area, they offer a wide range of popular recipes, including Pure Ahi Tuna Tartare, Herb Marinated Seared Scallops, Cornflake Panko Crusted Seabass, Pan Seared Maine Lobster Cake, and Grilled Grass Fed Tenderloin Filet.

The yummiest dishes to die for include Fried Green Beans, Pan-Seared Maine Lobster Cake, Frisee, and the Grilled Cheese Mini-Sandwich with Tomato Soup.

The highlighting factor at the Local is the list of main courses suggested by the Chef, called Chef’s tasting. Seven main courses, paired with best-complimenting wine, constitute the Chef’s tasting menu.

The list goes as:

  • Roasted Roma tomato soup with Pinot noir
  • Wild arugula, asparagus fried quail egg with Chenin blanc
  • Scallop maltise with Sauvignon blanc
  • Caramelized Berkshire pork tender with Shiraz
  • Intermezzio with Caracara balsamic glazed salmon
  • Chardonnay_viognier with Grilled heritage beef tenderloin
  • Carbernet sauvignon with Pineapple upside-down cake

The Local offers event space for you to conduct business meetings/ corporate events and as well enjoy private occasions, and parties. Wedding receptions are also hosted at the Local, making the occasion very jovial and memorable. There are places for both small and large crowds.

Open Hours

The restaurant is open between 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays and is shut on all Mondays and Sundays.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this gem, do yourself a favor and go. This sleek restaurant is located in Deep Ellum in the historic Boyd Hotel, landmarked as the oldest standing hotel in Dallas, circa 1908. I’ve visited Local on more than one occasion, and each time it gets better and better.

Aimes O. Dallas, TX | Yelp Review.