High end in the east end
Bringing a sense of the Entertainment District to Greektown, The Local Company aims for the high end in the east end. Sort of divided into three areas (curtains throughout act as pseudo walls), the 3,100 square foot bi-level space is dappled with artful sconces and hanging bulbs, exposed red brick mingled with white walls, and projections of classic films to create a moving mural. The front area comprises the dining room, replete with a long bar, semi-circular booths, and raised tables. Further along, a more lounge-like space with black and white seating is easily swept aside to make way for a dance floor. The upper level is reserved for VIP and bottle service, and overlooks the entire space.
The bill of fare at The Local is decidedly Mediterranean, yet the ingredients therein are locally-sourced. A short-list of a menu, the items are mostly tapas. Marinated olives with grilled bread and rosemary-chilli almonds, sweet potato fries with smoked chilli aioli, and crispy filos filled with goat cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes are some of the smaller plates on board. Other sliders include char-grilled spiced lamb spare ribs glazed with honey balsamic, spicy Italian sausages with roasted peppers, onions, and provolone, and mussels with cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic and pesto. As for entrees, The Local serves dill-battered halibut, wild mushroom risotto, and grilled Black Angus steak in red wine jus.
So you can dance
Weekly events at The Local span Society Thursdays for fashionistas on the “Upper East Side”, Fashion & The Arts Fridays with DJs spinning mash-ups, R&B, rock, and house, while Saturdays are host to house, hip hop, and your requests.