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About 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.

208 Piermont Road
Closter, NJ 07624
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days Lunch & Dinner Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00-11:00pm, Sunday Lunch12:00pm -3:00 pm Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Ruckman Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 750-3233

Website:
http://www.locale208closter.com/

Catering:
Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
3 elegant dining rooms available for private events,special occasions, and corporate parties up to 250 people.

Locale Cafe & Bar - Closter Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As a first time diner here, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and service.
We had Veal Piccata, Mushroom Risotto, and a Clam dish. All were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Definitely worth the trip. Excellent food and service

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very enjoyable

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Must have been off night, but the overall experiance was medoccurre. We brought them a large party, and the synergy wasn't there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

on a nice nite the outdoor patio is gr-8.

food was good quality,and well presented.server was attentive.fair pricing

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food is consistently good. Baked clams are above average. Great service. Outdoor seating is a plus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been eating here for the last 7 years. It is always consistent--high quality food, great service, the best outdoor dining in the area. Vinny, the owner, is a personable guy who always says hello, and makes sure his diners are happy. Also love Renato--we always request him as our waiter especially since he makes sure my gluten and dairy allergies are managed.

For a guaranteed excellent meal, in a beautiful restaurant, look no further. Cannot say enough positive things about Locale.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall we enjoyed the restaurant and service!! All four of our meals were fantastic! We will definitely be back!
Prices were a tad on the high side as were the bar prices!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Came here for my friends birthday! Sat out in the gardens! Great ambiance, delicious food and wonderful service! Oh, and I loved the vanilla apple martini!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Delicious dinner with perfect portion sizes. Can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was terrible. We waited an hiurnand a half for our food. When we asked they said it was coming. We waited another 15 mins with no food. We asked for the manager. We were told he is busy. The restaurant was not busy that night. We ultimately left without eating.

We had been there for lunch and enjoyed it. Food was good. Very nice restaurant. We will give it another try. Anyone can have an off night. But the service and attitudes was not nice. No one even apologized for the delays.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always have a good time at Locale! Great place fir all occasions dinner, lunch or brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had the good fortune to be able to sit outside on their patio. The evening was great the food was very good and the service too is very good. Be prepared though, this place is a bit on the pricier side.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Best Cosmos
Try one you will love it
Will be returning to this restaurant fir their excellent service delicious food and drink

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Second time there. The Grilled octopus appetizer was really good. We weren't thrilled with our server. Very rushed for a restaurant that was 3/4 empty. Would probably go again and make sure someone else waited on our table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a great time! It was my dads bday and it was a great experience from start to finish.Food was great and dessert slection awesome! I have to say the server ( I forgot his name unfortunately) was the best! Will def go back!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Brought a group of ladies to celebrate a birthday. We ate outside. Lovely setting and requested table honored.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great place. Very good service and ambiance.
Short Ribs the best I ever had
I will be back soon. Thank you

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This was our first visit, will NOT be last. Everything, ambiance, wait service food was above expectations. We eat out often and Locale will now be on nour favorite list.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

One of my favorite places. Food is always perfect, great service and friendly staff. On this occasion, had reserved a table on the patio, but an unexpected rain storm shutdown the patio. Staff quickly made adjustments and we didn't have to scrap our plans. Excellent!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We had a fabulous meal on the patio Friday night. Black linguini with seafood, zuppa de pesch, seared tuna, oysters , wonderful salads and don't forget the tartuffo!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The service started out slow . No plate for bread . Had to ask for butter several times . This should not be for this type of restaurant .

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very poor service - took an hour to serve appetizers. Took another 30 min to clean our table and nobody was to be found to take our drink order. Finally got a bottle of red wine that was way too warm.
Food was ok but not good enough to overcome the bad service.
It was obvious to the waiter that we weren't happy but he made no attempt to apologize. The owner came by several times to talk to his friends at the table next to us but kept ignoring our questions. Too many options in the area to put up with this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

One of the best restaurants to dine outside on a beautiful evening. Service is excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Lovely ambiance, delicious food, and attentive service. Perfect restaurant for special occasions. Substantial wine list.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food is good here but not very large portions for the price..The service is just ok. Its nice because it has a good outdoor patio weather permitting. All in all, I think I wont be back for awhile because it is very expensive for what you get, we dined with a party of 6 and all of us felt the same way.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food is ok, nothing special. Overpriced in my opinion, definitely better Italian restaurants in Bergen County. Outdoor patio is beautiful and service excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was good - not a memorable meal but nothing to complain about. The service was just ok - I needed to ask for water repeatedly. The portions are small and pricey. My 18-yr old son went to Appleebees after - enough said???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Ate here numerous times before and food usually prepared correctly but this time we sent back prime rib twice because it was cooked incorrectly, very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food was only okay - most items were very salty. Not a very varied menu. Don't think I'll be going back

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

My friend and I were unexpectedly able to have dinner outside on the patio. We had wonderful dinner- the salmon & trout was delightful. We shared the mushroom risotto & shortribs. The short ribs were so tender. Sitting on the patio was so relaxing. We were not rushed at all, we able to enjoy the food and atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Everything...the food, the atmosphere (we sat outdoors) was perfect, except for the service. Our waiter was less than amicable, never smiled, and got my order wrong. It's too bad because I would gladly return to this restaurant many times, but I won't because I might get the same less than stellar waiter. There are many good restaurants in this area and if service is not up to par, the food & ambience alone will not guarantee returning customers because there are so many other fine restaurants from which to choose.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good and service is we're both excellent. Great neighborhood find, will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food were average, temperature of the food just warm,
our service staff was so slow, and busy talking to his frequent customers,
we've to ask the water refill, we finished our plates and wait for ten minutes to come to took the plates away, and not even asking do we want desserts. Definitely no return for me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Second time we've eaten here. Great food, excellent service, a little pricey. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Four of us went to Locale for a Friday evening dinner. We were seated promptly at 8:00 at a lovely table for four in the corner. Servers were fluent in the dinner menu & specials assisting us with our choices. We were attentively served without feeling intrusive. Bread served with two spreads - kalamata & hummus. Very yummy. We had lots of hors doeuvres at the house prior to arriving at the restaurant so we skipped appetizers. I just wish restaurants would serve a small house salad at least before the meal. For so little expense, I think it makes a difference in the dining experience & makes my meal seem complete. Unfortunately, no salad is included at Locale. That aside, two of us enjoyed the beautiful branzino special. Each dish had two perfectly prepared filets over fresh julienned veggies with a delicate caper sauce. Our two guests ordered the chicken scarpiello and raved about the dish. Deliscioso! Well done Locale.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We arrived at the venue on time and were seated in an almost empty area. We waited about 15 minutes for anyone to come then my husband went and asked for a waiter who never came. Then my friend went up again and still no one came. So we walked out without any service terrible won't ever go back again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Not my first visit, one of my favorite places in Bergen County. Food is great, service is best in class!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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