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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.
Closter, NJ 07624
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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