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Locale Cafe & Bar - Closter
Locale Cafe & Bar - Closter

Locale Cafe & Bar - Closter Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.locale208closter.com
  • Phone: (201) 750-3233
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days Lunch & Dinner Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00-11:00pm, Sunday Lunch12:00 -3:00 Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00

    3 Course Prix fix menu $35 per person Sunday -Thursday 4:00-700pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.
  • Private Party Facilities: Your table is waiting at Locale, our upscale-casual eclectic modern Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, our charming dining rooms with exposed brick fire places and a great bar area, are perfect for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Vinnie (201) 750-3233
  • Special Events & Promotions: 3 elegant dining rooms available for private events,special occasions, and corporate parties up to 250 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ruckman Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday
A word from Locale Cafe & Bar - Closter
What is Locale? It is the feeling of casual elegance, a relaxed, sophisticated, cool and classic ambiance. Locale is timeless; from the warm atmosphere to the welcoming staff, the eclectic food that is perfectly prepared, its that feeling of anticipation when the cork is pulled from the bottle.
At Locale, we feature prime steaks and chops as well as fresh seafood, pasta, and an extensive wine list served by the glass or our special selection by the bottle, which is sure to impress even the most discriminating oenophile.
Locale's gracious staff and smartly appointed dining rooms help create a truly memorable experience for lunch, dinner, special occasions, or private parties in any of our three dining rooms or beautiful outdoor patio.
Join us today and indulge in all that life has to offer. Because Locale is not just a restaurant, its a state of mind.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "food and service is the best explained the menu to us and made us want to try everything"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The tuna tartare is to die for. The zuppa de pesce was outstanding. The service was amazing. All this in a lovely setting. Everyone should try Locale. It's the best restaurant in the northern valley region."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food keeps getting better! We loved the beet salad, lamb chops, soft shell crabs, and the gelato tartuffo"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We came for my daughter's birthday. Both of us ordered the hand made mushroom ravioli with truffle cream sauce. It was awesome. I wish it was a permanent item on the menu. It was the best I ever had. Prices are a bit high."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Pasta, drinks and service were wonderful . Location nice. Music playing was awful!!! I felt like I was at a massage parlor. Please pick another pandora station, it could be enough to drive your diners away. Yummy Food for sure!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As always the food was excellent and so was the service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "overall we enjoyed this restaurant for dinner on a weekend evening. we made last minute reservations but unfortunately they could not accommodate us on the patio. i think we would have enjoyed eating al fresco much more, but the interior of the restaurant was fine: spacious and warm. there is nothing bad to say about this experience, except for some annoying flies that wouldn't leave us alone. not sure if we will return but would recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is amazing!! Melt in your mouth amazing. The service is horrible. We have been to Locale more than once and we always need to call someone over. Terrible service."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I've been a fan for years! This was the first time I was able to dine outside; something I've been wanting to do for months! Terrific as usual, and by that I mean the service is gracious, the food is terrific, and the ambiance is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We choose to sit inside and there was not adequate service. Many people were being served outside. It took a long time before we had the attention of a waiter. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I came to our favorite spot Locale on a beautiful Sunday with 4 close friends and our children for an outdoor brunch. From the moment we walked in, until the moment we left we had a wonderful experience. We sat outdoors and the patio was breathtaking. We felt like we were away on vacation. The food was delicious. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, you MUST try the zuccini flowers(which by the way come straight from their garden!!), and the baratta, to name a few. All of our entrees were delicious. The white sangria was so refreshing. We topped off the lunch with iced cappuccinos and their dessert platter. All foodies must give this local gem a try!! you will NOT be disappointed. Service was impeccable..."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great for outdoor dining. Go on a beautiful nite with great friends. Food is delicious, service is terrible. Be prepared for a long meal. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "After reading the reviews of Mother's Day weekend, I wasn't sure what to expect as far as service goes. It was not as bad as I had feared. But not as good as I had hoped. The service was "there", but not proactive. We had to ask for the menus. We had to ask for ice water. We had to ask for our ice water glasses to be refilled. We had to re-pour our wine glasses (the horror!). We had to ask to have our orders taken. The server only offered grated cheese when we were halfway done with our entrée -- and never asked how the meal was. Food was very good. We did not have a long wait time (start to finish, dinner lasted about 90 minutes). This place is on the verge of greatness -- if they could only get the wait staff better trained."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were a party of eight and every appetizer and every dinner was very well prepared and delicious. The wine list has a very good selection of wines and our melbec was very good and complimented our dinner. The deserts and special coffees were a fine end to a great meal. The service was attentive and efficient. It was a great night for Grandma. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is a great place. The food is terrific. Particularly lovely patio."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It was a very rainy night but had it not, the outside dining looked very inviting. The food was very good, service as well. It made for a very pleasant night out to dinner. I do recommend Locale Cafe & Bar"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "You can always depend on Locale for a delicious meal. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The good was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. BUT every time I go there's an issue w/ the waiter!!! Once the waiter asked our group for a bigger tip! This time the waiter was soooooo slow & screwed up several things in our order (easy things like 'can the kids have pasta w/butter? Not spaghetti-some sort of noodle?' He replies 'how about penne?' We say 'sure!' Yet he brings all of the kids bowls of spaghetti soaked in butter grease, so when they lift the spaghetti the butter drips all over their nice clothes! That's annoying!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Here is exactly what took place, on our mother's day eve dinner! You decide for yourselves! We have been here at least 4 times previous. Reservation was 7:30..mushroom barely soup came cold...returned, NUKED and unedible. Main course arrived 11/2 hours after we did...I received the wrong dish! When I complained to owner, his answer was, an hour and a half is not too bad, and we've run out of pappardalle, so what do you want? No heads up? I replied...his answer...STUFF HAPPENS, what do you want? My reply...the check NEVER AGAIN will I return, and will write to as many people I know about this 'wonderful" mother's day weekend dinner. Btw...my daughters filet mignon arrived without a steak knife...which she had to wait for."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "After 2 previous wonderful experiences, this time left us quite disappointed. The food was good, but the service from beginning to end was fair at best, which we found to be very annoying."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took my family (party of five) out Saturday night for a pre Mother's Day dinner. The waiter gave us our menu's, served the wine and took the orders perfectly but unfornutetly that was the last we saw of him for the rest of the night. The food took a long time to come but being Saturday night that's understandable but no one came back to check up on the table. Took forever (20 minutes plus) to clear the table after we finished eating. Waited another half hour plus then we had to ask two different people to get someone to take our desert order. AFter another half hour waiting for the desert to come out we gave up and asked for our check and skipped desert and left. The food was great but the service was terrible."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food. Specials were wonderful. Nice size portions. A little pricey, but worth it!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Hands down amazing place, beautiful outdoor patio, great menu selection, food was excellent,well trained staff, can't wait to go back "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The noise level was too high for us to be able to hear our friends across the table. The purpose of going out this night was social so this detracted from our experience. I would not suggest coming for a Saturday night dinner since they book many large parties making it very difficult to hear. The food is good and prices are above average. Our waiter was excellent. I am not sure if I will return if my intention is to speak to the people who I go out with."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The staff is friendly, helpful and willing to please. The atmosphere is quiet, clean, lovely making this a great restaurant to sit for a long time with good friends and enjoy the evening without being rushed. The food is fresh, hot and well prepared."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Food was amazing, as was the service. Would recommend for dinner."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "What a fun and relaxing atmosphere in which to dine after a long week of work. food is excellent and the menu is very varied. should you have any special requests, they are most accommodating. when the weather gets nicer, the patio should be a great place to meet friends for a drink or dinner. I would not hesitate to bring my children there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "we can't say enough about how everyone here is friendly and efficient. the food is always yummy."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "WE ate at bar. Very nice and courteous staff. Food delicious"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everything about the dining experience was top notch,starting from the beautiful entrance to the pleasant dining room with the fire place.The food was incredible, the service was amazing, great wine list,we loved every single thing about it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We came here for Valentine's Day and we're very disappointed with our experience. The food was just not worth the price we paid. I couldn't believe the poor quality of the dishes. We've had better food at pubs! We started with the calamari which was terribly battered and very chewy to eat. The goat cheese gnocchi was way too overpowering and not enjoyable. Even the lobster ravioli had a strange texture. Truthfully the best dish of the night was the kids' plain buttered pasta. Our cappuccinos even tasted bitter. For the money we paid it was NOT worth it and we wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a very good meal to take a client group out. Service was impeccable! Food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food was amazing from apps to coffee! Service was excellent. We will done there again very soon. Give it a try you won't be disappointed !"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had been here with friends during the summer when dining outside was available. We recently were at a nearby movie with the same friends and decided to try it again. We were not disappointed. Service is excellent as is the food. Pleasant piano music was playing in the background adding to the ambience (not live). We were early but for a dark, rainy winter Tuesday evening, the restaurant filled quickly. As I said, great experience but not cheap ($234 + tip)."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "It's the second time I have diner here and it's just great the service is outstanding and the food to die for overall if you want to have a great time this is the place to go to."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This plaice it is simply the best plaice in bergen county in my opinion, I come to Locale with my family and I bring all my clients for lunch here and i never been disappointed, they have great menu,plenty of choices,clean well presented food and just right portion for what you pay,keep up a good work Locale"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Locale is a pleasant surprise as a local restaurant. The menu is varied with good choices. There is a full service bar which is unusual for Bergen County restaurants. Try it you will like it."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My first time there. Recommended by one of the friends I went there with. Food presented beautifully and tasted just as well as it looked. Wait staff was pleasant and patient. Look forward to going again."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "The food is amazing and the service is just as amazing. It is pricey but worth it, you will never be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "...Saturday night and this was the first time and oh my god was it bad. We waited for 20 minutes before someone even came to give us menu's and didn't even ask for our drink order. I finally had to tell the hostess in order to get help! It was way too loud because there is nothing to lessen the noise level. Considering how much we eat out, I really can't believe how bad this place was and no one seemed to care!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013