Local Grille at the Dome

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Here at Local Grille, we strive to live up to our name every day. Our mission is to use all of the resources we can from our hometown of Buffalo, NY. We use locally sourced products from Johnny’s Meats on Hertel Avenue, Gondola Macaroni on Niagara Street, Rootie’s Blue Cheese, Deb’s Delight at the
Broadway Market and Sloan Super Market in Sloan, New York. By doing this we are able to make our dishes fresh in-house, so you’ll never have to worry about us using frozen, packaged goods. The same goes for our beers! Our beer selection is full of local beers crafted in breweries within a 30 mile radius.
We are proud to serve these delicious brews.
Located inside The Dome, which is newly renovated and is the perfect place for golfers and nongolfers alike to play, relax, and enjoy. Our owner bring 20 years of restaurant experience to ensure our guests have a fantastic experience. Bring your friends & family and experience what Buffalo has to offer. We hope you will enjoy t

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Buffet- Turkey, Pot Roast, Fresh Corn, Stuffing, Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole, Chef Salad, Rolls and Fresh Baked Pies & Cookies. Includes Soda and Coffee. Adults $24.95 Kids 12 and under $15.95 plus tax and gratuity. 12pm-6 pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 65 People Are Saying
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4.5
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CW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very average food which costs a little more than other restaurants in the area who have better food. Undercooked burger, fish fry was on the smaller side and bland, wings were good. Besides wings, a fish fry is something you just have to nail as a restaurant in this area especially when yours is $4-$5 more than the average. Upcharge for the black & blue wings is not worth it. Probably won't eat there again unless it's just for wings & a drink after hitting a bucket in the dome.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded 2 days ago

Hi William, This is very disappointing to read. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit with us. Were any of these issues brought to the servers attention so that they could be addressed the day of your visit? We do serve a 12 oz fish fry and they should all be the same size? I will follow up with a call to try and get a little more information about your visit with us on Friday October 11th.

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lots of televisions, customer oriented service, good selection of beer and spirits, daily specials, nice location, good atmossphere, patio, variety in menu. Give them a try!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excited for the new brunch Menu & it definitely did not disappoint! Portion sizes were perfect, variety was ample and most importantly, the taste was amazing. Very refreshing to be able to have a great Sunday brunch without the typical ‘pancakes & eggs’ choice (highly recommend the Borsa and their homemade tater tots & biscuits and gravy) Just an overall great brunch menu - will definitely be a frequent diner!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were great. However why, in a nearly empty dining room was a customer with a reservation sat in the corner at a small table? As someone who often DJ as out alone I expect to be treated as a valuable customer, not an afterthought

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Vicki, I am so sorry to hear that you felt this way. That is definitely not our intentions. Its our policy when seating our guests to ask them when we seat them if the table we are seating them at is okay. I apologize if that did not happen. I will speak to the staff to make sure they are asking the guest as we seat them. We are happy you enjoyed the food and service and do hope you will give us another try.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Wings and beef on weck egg rolls very good. Pasta bland and Cuban sandwich too thick and kinda dry.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for your honest review Patty, I am sorry you were not happy with the cuban and the pasta. Was this brought to the servers attention to make them aware that you were not satisfied with those two dishes so that they could correct them? We do hope you will give us another try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A nice quiet lunch!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you.

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DG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As wonderful as always! The Cosmos were delicious as was our food...pulled pork, beef & broccoli and stuffed peppers. This is a must try place...you will keep going back.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you Dan we are so happy you enjoyed everything.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service...patio was covered from the hot sun, appetizers bogo Tuesdays and wednesdays for the extra value...our favorite was the beef on weck eggrolls!!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you Shelby. We are so happy you enjoyed everything.

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MN
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We are regular customers, and love the food at the Local Grille - but Fathers Day dining missed the mark. Food was just this one time disappointing, except the service was excellent as usual. We attributed it to likely the regular chef being off for Fathers Day, so ......we will go back again soon.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you Mike for your honest feedback. Unfortunately, even though we staffed for a busier Sunday we couldn't plan for that may unexpected guests (with out reservations) it did put us in a position that we were not able to service our guest like we would normally like to. We appreciate your business and glad you will give us another opportunity and try us again. We took notes and will be sure to plan better for next year.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

45 minutes for a dinner salad that I had to remind her about. 50 minutes for entrees. Was disappointed. Seemed that there was only 1 server for entire dinning area.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on June 18, 2019

Hi Kerry, Thank you for your honest feed back about your visit on Fathers Day. We did have 3 servers on to service the dinning area, unfortunately with the amount of unexpected guest (with out reservations) coming in the at the same time plus in the dome area the kitchen was delayed. You were seated right at the time when we had a full house in the dinning room and the golf dome to service. I left you a voicemail with my contact # Thank you in advance for your time.

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BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Great food! Will be returning in the near future.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you Becky

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is such an awesome place, the food is incredible. It has a beautiful patio, the vibe is great. Great bar with a ton of selections. Try the Chirizo Stuffed Peppers. You won't be disappointed !

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you Jami

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Terrible food burn Chicken Parmigiana sandwich not worth it! I would not recommend to anyone. Server was very polite. They should have comp the dinner.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on May 30, 2019

Antoinette, We appreciate your honest feed back and apologize you were not satisfied with your sandwich. We do work very hard and strive for customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, we were not notified prior to the completion of the entire sandwich to take further steps to offer a solution to correct the sandwich. We did provide a 50% discount after the meal was completed when we were told the sandwich was burnt. We do hope you will take this into consideration and give us another try.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

came before a storm on saturday.... If we hadn't gotten up to pull down the plastic awning ourselves, we would have blown away. Eggplant tower was not good.... I believe everyone deserves another chance:-)..

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on May 30, 2019

Jim, Thank you for your honest review. The storm did come quick and it did take a team effort to get the sides down on the awning with the wind. We appreciated the help from the guests. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy he eggplant special, although I am glad to hear you will give us another chance. We hope to see you back soon.

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DG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We were disappointed in the overall food presentation... Cinnamon French toast was hard, beef was MORE than rare... no pancakes, no waffles no bagels etc... would not recommend or return...

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to speak with me today about your overall experience with us. I am happy you will try us out again. Please make sure to say hello when you come back.

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NB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tried it at the last minute and we were so impressed with the service and the food. Had wings, airline chicken, soup and peppers. All were excellent. Atmosphere is very casual. Tyler was our server and was very attentive and accommodating with a few special orders. Highly recommend the restaurant and Tyler. Other servers also pitched in and helped with drinks and serving

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing this. We will be sure to share it with the staff. We hope to see you back soon.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Fixed price for Easter brunch was not worth the price. No fresh fruit, pastries looked and tasted store bought prepackaged, along with sausage and bacon. Originally booked at Local Grill at another location and was told this was their sister restaurant so figured the menu was similar. Was told there was waitress service but that only meant for beverages. Wouldn’t have minded buffet style for an Easter Brunch however the food was poor and I’m being kind especially for $25 per person.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for taking my call today and giving me the opportunity to chat with you a little but more about your experience. We truly appreciate your honest feedback and always use it to try and improve for future event. Again I am truly sorry you did not enjoy your experience with our buffet and do hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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VV
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We arrived a little before our 8:00 reservation. It took about 10 minutes for a server to come over after we were seated - when she did (she wasn’t our actual server), she told us we might want to order more than one appetizer since the kitchen was backed up. The restaurant was less than half full so we were surprised at that. Then when we went to order our entrees we were told they had no fish left - on a Friday in Buffalo during lent at 8pm!!! The server recommended the salmon which was mediocre at best. Our server was the only one who kept this review from being a zero or 1. Will probably never return here unless just for a drink while using the driving range.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on April 22, 2019

Hi Veronica, I left you a voicemail with my contact information. I am hoping to hear back from you to get some more information on your visit with us. I hope to hear back from you soon

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Local Grille is our new go-to choice for dinner/lunch or just cocktails! We love The bartender, Paul and also the servers Joelle and her Mom, Sheri. The food is outstanding and everyone makes us feel like we are family. We tell everyone about the Local Grille!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your review.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress was exceptional. Interactive, funny and wished me Happy birthday with a birthday surprise. I was touched! Well be back!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your amazing review.

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WB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Took advantage of the Friday fish fry. Both the fried and broiled fish were excellent. The cole slaw had too much vinegar for my taste and was cut in larger pieces that I am used to. The macaroni salad was good. Overall, we would return especially because the service was very good. Cocktail prices are reasonably high (in the $16 range).

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for your honest review.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place looks great. The food and drinks were reasonably priced and delicious! Our server Joelle was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for your awesome review.

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JM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

What a terrible place! Unpleasant smell inside, sticky tables, dirty wine glasses, inedible hummus... wanted to run away

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Family valentines weekend

c
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were greeted quickly and politely and seated immediately. Our server was very accommodating and efficient. The food was very good and portions were perfect. I’m not crazy about the set up in the dining room but it’s nothing that would keep me away. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good meal at a reasonable price with above average service.

LJ
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Our second visit to Local in Williamsville. The service was outstanding--we were seated quickly, and both the hostess and the waitress were very responsive. It is located inside a golf dome, with the restaurant adjacent to the bar in an open room without much character or ambiance. The food was OK; my wife had the risotto, which was pretty bland. I had the almond salmon, which was overcooked.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

THE GIRL THAT WAITED ON US WAS GREAT AT FIRST, THEN THE LONGER WE STAYED THE LESS FRIENDLY AND HER MOOD CHANGED, AND MADE US TO FEEL RUSHED AND SHE BECAUSE UNATTENTIVE. I WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED THAT WHEN I ORDERED A FISH FRY AND SAID NO FRIES, ONLY MACARONI SALAD AND COLESLAW, THE DISHES WERE BARELY FILLED. THEN WHEN I SAW A TABLE NEXT TO US RECEIVING THEIR FISH FRY AND SAW THAT THEIR SIDE DISHES OVERFLOWING, IT WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING. ONE OF THE LADIES WITH US ORDERED NO COLESLAW, AND GOT IT WHEN SHE DIDNT WANT IT. THE OTHER LADY WITH US ORDERED A CUP OF SOUP AND GOT A BOWL AND WHEN ASKED IF SHE WANTED FRIES, THE WAITRESS DIDNT TELL HER IT WAS AN UPCHARGE. WE FOUND OUT WHEN WE GOT THE BILL.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great waitress and food. Will definitely return. Parking lot is very crowded from people using golf dome.

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food Drinks and Service outstanding

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had dinner here after reading positive reviews on line. The bartender Paul was very personable and we enjoyed chatting with him while having a drink. Also talked with Kim the owner who was also very friendly and even made some menu suggestions for us. I had the pistachio salmon which was delicious and my husband enjoy the short ribs. Great food in a casual atmosphere, would definitely eat here again.

KD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Interesting menu. Food was good but pricey. Lacks any ambiance in the dining room.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great experience at Brunch with Santa! The food was great, Santa was adorable and the atmosphere was alot of fun for the kids! Hope you continue the tradition - loved it!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on December 4, 2018

Thank you very much. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything.

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LD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Great for Happy Hour drink specials with friendly bartenders or have a few drinks or beer after golf. We were so disappointed in the food having eaten at Local Grille in downtown Buffalo. Website menu is drastically different from the Open Table version. We were looking forward to their "Famous" hot Italian peppers, the BBQ pork potato skins & veggie burger. Only thing left on the transitional menu was a tasteless, stick to the roof of your mouth veggie bean burger. My husband's chicken wings were cold & the roast beef on weck (which Joelle promised they would not dunk in au jus) was overdone. Salads looked OK and fish fry (a bit overpriced at $18) seemed enjoyed by friend. Typical bar food at best but so many better choices in the immediate area. I am so sorry to have to write this review because the staff was terrific!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on December 4, 2018

Thank you for taking time to speak with me today and share more about your experience. We really appreciate your honest feed back. This will help us as we continue to grow. We look forward to having you back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank your for your review. We are happy you enjoyed everything.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great casual dining option. Friendly staff and delicious food. Friday we enjoyed a fantastic huge fish fry and the best pumpkin cheesecake cake for dessert. We’ve been many times and appreciate the variety of food. Salmon with arugula and goat cheese special was one of my favorites.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank you for sharing we are very happy you enjoyed everything. That salmon dish has been very popular. Infact its gonna go on our menu. You can have it anytime even if its not not he menu :)

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KO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great pub food with an imaginative menu. The braised short ribs over sour cream and chive pierogi (Cheektowaga Polka) was fantastic. The mac and cheese of the week (BBQ pulled pork) was also great. The food could have been hotter (temp wise). The wait staff is attentive and charming. We’ll be back again when we go to the driving range!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank you for you Honest feed back. I am happy our enjoyed everything and will be back to visit. I will be sure to address the temp of the food with the kitchen staff so they are aware, thank you for letting us know so we can correct it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food and service. The BBQ Chicken was amazing!!! They have many options on the menu for everyone to be happy!! Will Defiantly be back.

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing. We hope to see you back soon.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was great. Very surprise !! Quality of food was great and service was awesome!!

Local Grille at the Dome
Responded on November 4, 2018

Thank you for sharing. We are so happy you enjoyed everything and hope to see you back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing !!! My whole family loved our experience at Local! Food was amazing (beef on week rolls were out of this world!) Atmosphere was great, and our server was fantastic! We will definitely be back soon!!

SG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, service & hospitality! The hostes was very personable and even gave me coupons to pass out at my job! Looking forward to the next visit!!!

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