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Locale Cafe & Bar - Closter

4.3
422 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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

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Phone number
(201) 750-3233
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Vinnie: (201) 750-3233
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Catering
Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ruckman Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday
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Special events & promotions
3 elegant dining rooms available for private events,special occasions, and corporate parties up to 250 people.
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
What 422 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our favorite family dinner place. Great staff, food, and drinks!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I will preface this review by saying I have been to this restaurant before, but my last visit was at least 3 years ago. This past visit was one of the WORST dining experiences I ever had. The other couple arrived prior to us and I mentioned to the server I had a reservation for four and provided details but she seemed not to hear me. Well, that inattentive, casual appointment continued throughout our stay. We arrived at 7:30 and ordered a few minutes later, but our food did NIT arrive until 9:10 PN, a full hundred minutes after we arrived. We called for the waitress now attending others but the noise level was sky high. Soon, she vanished and did not re appear until
I physically got up to search the restaurant to inquire about the delay. “ it’s a slow night in the kitchen,” she replied flatly and then returned with a plate of olives and cheese to placate us. When the entrees arrived at last, the duck, which we asked to prepare extra crispy, was not prepared as a whole duck at all but sliced. I am not sure why she didn’t tell the two of us ordering it it was not prepared in this manner and it may be best to select another entree. We soon discovered it was ice cold. I tried to flag her down. One frustrated guest ate his cold. When she arrived, she took it back while I waited yet another 10 minutes for her to return with it. My husband’s striped bass smothered in sauce and tasting bland. The real horror is when he discovered an olive pit from eaten olive. He was horrified. We tried to find the manager. I flagged down a gentleman at the front since the waitress was missing in action and non responsive. I told him if this vile food experience. Since he seemed almost comatose, I asked again to speak to the manager who he clarified was the owner. He replied he was busy in the back and not unavailable. We have defined it as our worst dining experience in years, and were horrified we subjected our friends to this experience. DON’T G9!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We love this restaurant and eat here often. The food is great and they will do anything to accomodate special requests that are often difficult since my husband has a garlic allergy. The service is always good and they have a wonderful outside patio for the good weather.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is a reliable, upscale restaurant with a very nice interior and enjoyable outdoor dining in pleasant weather . The food is excellent, as is the service. It's my go-to place for a Sunday lunch or a celebratory occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Renalto is great a Waiter and everyone is very nice

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

For the most part we had a good experience, but my scallops only came with a giant scoop of steamed greens and white beans. No side of pasta and I had to ask for some bread. Otherwise it would've been a mostly mushy textured meal.

Our server seemed to be knowledgeable and liked joking with my wife, but was all business with me...

Prices were definitely high for what we got, so not so great on the value ladder. Was the food good? Yes, it was good but I believe they could do better.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This is my favorite place to go. Food always amazing! And Vinnie, the owner, is always aiming to please. 5 stars!!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Very good food overall. Service was excellent. My pasta special, spinach papardelle with muscles and a large prawn in a saffron sauce didn't quite come together, and at $34 it was expensive. However, the other 3 pasta dishes served to my family were delicious. Good wine list. Would definately return.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

food was fresh and delish

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, great service. Would definitely recommend

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

i was disappointed there was no brunch menu, so we had a rather delicious lunch. food was really really good. service was excellent until it was time for the check. then we had to track someone down to give it to us, and to take our money.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

love this restaurant in my town. The food and service are great! Love seating outside in the nice weather.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

As usual, both the service and food were incredible. Perfect for a cold winter’s night.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food and attentive service! Nothing suffered due to the restaurant being crowded for New Year’s Eve. Full menu and specials offered. Great experience.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Unfortunately, there was a party going on, so we were, not in the room that I prefer, but everything else was good

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3.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was pretty good, but the service was very bad. The waiters, especially the one who hosted us was very unprofessional. He brought a dish and almost threw it on the table, not asking who's dish it was.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome as usual

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4.0Dined on November 11, 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.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Definitely worth the trip. Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Very enjoyable

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on August 26, 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.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on July 22, 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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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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