Local Traveler

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278 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Casablanca meets Star Wars. Eat. Drink. Relax. Easy going vibe. Comfortable. Classy. Eclectic. Approachable. Refined casual. Your place.

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JohnW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very receptive hosts!

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viptjs6677
Thailand
95 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place for groups and those with small children. Our server was super awesome. Food was mostly good with some very minor misses (hamburger overcooked). Multiple flavors of mimosas was fun and appreciated the extra beer that comes with the micheladas. We would go back.

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cherylZ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the patio and live music is a plus!

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ambience, food & cocktails @Local Traveler. You can have a conversation while enjoying your meal. Service is attentive and informative.

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PinjaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and absolutely loved the patio/ outdoor space!

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JDEllumite
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place. Friendly and attentive service both at the bar and from the waitstaff. The food was delicious, with creative options and beautiful presentation. The space has a nice feel, casually sophisticated without being pretentious. The huge photo of Hemingway is a plus, at least for me. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipgaryt
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and very good food at a solid price

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vipBrentJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

You can not substitute on your salad and burgers are only pink or no pink. They did not have an option for medium, well done, etc

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vipabnrgrfoodie
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and laid back with a good crowd. Good and wine selection is excellent. Great for a date night.

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vipJustDelectable
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot with a cool vibe that is amazing to have a bite and spend time with those you adore

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rather than writing a story about the multiple things that almost ruined Valentine’s Day for me, I will try to be as brief as possible. Showed up 10 mins before reservation, sat an hour after my reservation (they sat people behind us first despite saying there were only 3 groups ahead of us when we checked in). Waiter came to us a total of 3 times over the hour and half we sat there. He didn’t ask how we wanted our steak cooked and lied to us on timing for food. He brought the check saying “I was told the desert was right before me”. We sat there for 20 minutes and didn’t get the desert. I generally don’t like to write negative reviews but my experience here was probably the worst that I can ever remember. Not as much due to the food, but due to the horrible service.

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DebrahN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food took way too long--and wasn't noteworthy when we got it---just ok. For a non meat eater, selections were limited

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DougW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our third time to visit and still loving it.
Each time the service has been excellent. Good cocktails and an imaginative menu selection, from starters to entrees. Have always sat inside in the booths, but look forward to warm weather season to try outside.

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vipHurpa
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The other people in my party liked their food. My chicken wasn’t great. Had a bad experience here before and was giving it one more try. Service isn’t great. The back patio with live music was good.

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good vibe. Only disappointment was that it was a warm enough night to sit out on the patio overlooking a wooded area...but the solo musician was cranked up too loud to allow for easy conversation with our dinner companions, so we settled for indoors. From a musician's perspective, I know it's a thankless job playing for diners who are talking over you - but during the dinner hour people are there to enjoy a meal and conversation with companions, not listen attentively to a performance. Better to offer instrumental music, or at least music intended as background, and played at a volume level which enhances rather than detracts from the experience.

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HealthyEater
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the decor and our server was excellent! Food was not as good. Salmon was disappointing as were the veggies that came with it.

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vipGizmette
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was less than inspired; could have been the selection

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vipgaryt
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal and good service. Missed the Tempura Portabella mushrooms which are no longer on the menu.

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MarieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Appetize ok but entrees were terrible. Steak frites not cooked to order, and mushrooms with NY strip way too rich. This is the third time where it was not good won't return.

Local Traveler
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Marie, We are extremely disappointed to hear about your subpar food experience on your recent visits. It seems we were unable to immediately rectify any mistakes as they occurred, and for that we are truly sorry. We most certainly cook our steaks and even our fries to order. However, clearly that dedication to freshness didn't make it onto your plate, and I will follow up with the relevant people to identify the issues to prevent them from reoccurring. Kind regards, The LT Management Team

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vipIHeartGoodFood
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

1. There were at least 10 dogs on the patio where we ate. It was kind of gross.
2. Food was not good at all. We really wanted it to be because this restaurant is so close and has such a cool atmosphere (minus the dogs). Pancakes were raw, over easy eggs were over firm, pasta dish was bland, bacon was over cooked. So sad :(
3. Service was decent. Super nice waitress but food came out in waves so none of us ate together.

Local Traveler
Responded on 19 November 2019

Hello IHGF, We apologize for your experience last Sunday. We hosted a dog rescue group that day, and while our patio is dog friendly, we are happy to reseat you to an area away from any pets if you prefer. We also regret the issues with the kitchen you experienced. Our new brunch rollout was that day, and unfortunately didn't go smoothly. I hope a manager addressed the issues while you were there. If not, please email us and we will make things right. Warm regards, The LT Management Team.

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CarolW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite! Plan to return often. Loved everything about it.

Local Traveler
Responded on 13 November 2019

Hi Carol! We are so glad you enjoyed your last visit, and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Warmest regards, The LT Management Team

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Francis
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The best part about this restaurant -- the valet guy; he always has a great attitude. Dinner was mediocre: service was great; food was meh. The saving grace was the upbeat and friendly attitude of Mr. Valet as he greeted us on our way out.

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ErikS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waitstaff were great! We really like it here!

Local Traveler
Responded on 6 November 2019

Thank you for your visit, Erik! We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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Becky214
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Beautiful place, great view by the trail. Not kid friendly. Food was nothing great and very pricey.

Local Traveler
Responded on 27 October 2019

Hi Becky, We are sorry you didn't seem to enjoy your last experience with us, and would love for you to share with us in which ways our service and food fell short in particular, as you rated us only 1 and 2 out of 5, respectively. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them with us directly! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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aa8514
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on their awesome patio. The food was great (kids loved the pancakes). We had a great time and a reasonable brunch tab too! $4 mimosas were great!

Local Traveler
Responded on 23 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back for brunch or dinner soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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vipThewanderlusty
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From start to finish the experience we had here was horrible. From waiters who didn’t know the menu to the food being bland to our salads coming out after our entrees and being inedible. They ran out of duck egg rolls for 6pm... which is a shame. The whole experience was a complete letdown especially since it was my wife’s birthday, the least they could’ve done was made an effort to acknowledge it.

Local Traveler
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hello Thewanderlusty, We are disappointed to hear of your subpar experience. It is completely out of sync with the majority of our guest experiences recently. Would you mind sharing a bit more information about what went wrong? I will reach out to you directly to follow up. With apologies, The LT Management Team

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SusanA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner With friends. Service was on target and the daily specials were excellent. Will definitely visit again. The patio has a wonderful ambience not easily matched in Dallas!

Local Traveler
Responded on 13 October 2019

Hello Susan! Thank you for your visit! If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, please feel free to share them with us! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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vipJamesM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu was somewhat limited and did not seem as creative as previous visits

Local Traveler
Responded on 8 October 2019

Hello James, Thank you for your feedback. We are about to roll out some menu changes for the fall season, so you can expect to see some new items very shortly! We hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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vipMoeFarmer
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time Diners. Enjoyed my Old Fashioned and Salmon. Meal was good. Service very good.

Local Traveler
Responded on 8 October 2019

Hello Moe, Thank you for your recent visit! We are thrilled you enjoyed the service in particular, as its one area that we have worked hard to improve. If you have any other feedback, we always welcome it! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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DaveB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the most enjoyable time and meals I had while in Dallas. The food was really good and so was the service. We sat on the back covered patio which was quiet and quite nice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a great meal and time.

Local Traveler
Responded on 8 October 2019

Hello Dave, Thank you for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambience, drinks and food - and wonderful live music. Loved it!

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vipDaleR
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I’ve been to LT many times but it’s been several months since my last visit. In the past, my experience at LT was a good one. On our visit on 9/28/19, things had changed. The menu had been reworked and the prices had been increased. As a long time resident of Lakewood, I’ve seen multiple nice restaurants close after short periods of time because I’d suspect, since Lakewood is a family community, that prices got too steep for family outings. Our visit on a Saturday night showed quite a few tables which were not occupied. That was surprising to me as compared to my last visit earlier in the year. I will say that the food, however on the expensive side, was delicious. The service we received was off-putting...our male server seemed pushy and we felt rushed through our meal. Retraining might be advised for some of the employees here. An astute manager would possibly have seen that there might be a problem with our service, but a manger was nowhere to be found. As for noise level, it was moderate. To end on a positive note, the restaurant is beautifully appointed. The patio is great and there’s live music on the weekends. I hope that the prices come down a bit and the service improves so that this restaurant will have a long run.

Local Traveler
Responded on 30 September 2019

Hi Dale, We are disappointed to hear your last visit was not up to your expectations. Chef has actively worked to lower prices and make our menu more affordable. We have actually dropped prices approximately 10-15% over the last 6 months on average. Regarding service, your feedback is noted. We will talk to the server directly to understand how to avoid this situation in the future. If you have any other specific feedback, please feel free to share it directly. Best, The LT Management Team

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SusanL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant in the metroplex. I have dined here three times in as many months. It is always delicious, and the service is outstanding. Our waiter, Evan, helped make our evening a wonderful experience. At his suggestion, we tried the squid steak appetizer off the special menu from their last chef tasting dinner event. It was truly superlative. Of the four, one also tried one of the evening's specials, striped bass with risotto, and the other three ordered off the regular menu. All were great. I am definitely going to take part in The Local Traveler's next chef dinner event in October.

Local Traveler
Responded on 6 October 2019

Hi Susan, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experiences here, and that you enjoyed Evan's service. Feel free to request him directly next time, with the hostesses while walking in or when making your reservations. We hope to see you back again soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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vipuniqueindallas
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was unusually off the mark considering past experiences and the fact it wasn't that busy. Meat and cheese tray is wonderful. Staff is very pleasant.

Local Traveler
Responded on 22 September 2019

Hello uniqueindallas, We appreciate the honest feedback, and have already identified some of the issues that you faced originally and will ensure that they do not happen again. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Please feel free to ask for Michael or Joseph on your next visit, and we will make sure you are well taken care of. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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vipChrisC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy, great service and the peach cobbler fresh.

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vipEleanorG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff. Good food. Main courses were a little expensive.

Local Traveler
Responded on 14 September 2019

Hello Eleanor, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience overall. We are always open to changing our menu to add more value to the guest experience. If you have any specific feedback or suggestions, please feel free to share it with us directly! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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RareSteakFan
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and expectations were high. Our server was chill and informative. The food was heavenly. Cocktails were perfect. Service was just wonderful. Thanks for a great experience.

Local Traveler
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hello RareSteakFan! We are so thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your last experience with us. We hope to welcome you again back very soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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BillyM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always good

Local Traveler
Responded on 4 September 2019

Hi Billy! We are glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. If you have any feedback for how we can improve, please feel free to share it with us! We'd love to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, The LT Management Team

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vipTNT57
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There were a couple of glitches but Evan was a great server and the food was delicious. I tried a craft cocktail that wasn’t very good though 😝.

Local Traveler
Responded on 4 September 2019

Hi TNT57, We are glad you had an overall pleasant experience! We would appreciate it if you had some time to share some more detailed feedback about your experience with us. Regardless, we hope to welcome you back to LT soon! Best regards, The LT Management Team

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TenaC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice memory

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