Localis

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Trust us to feed you well! That is the mantra at Localis, a small, warm and inviting Michelin Plate restaurant located in Midtown Sacramento. Chef Christopher Barnum-Dann's constantly changing, inspired and unique food highlights the region's best ingredients. A thoughtful wine list, attentive and knowledgeable service and passionate culinary team will make your dining experience one to remember. Localis offers seating at our Chef's Counter or in the dining room. If you have a preference, please note in the Special Request box. Vegan/vegetarian substitutions and dishes are always available. Modifications to the chef's tasting menu are always accepted if requested at least 24 hours prior to the reservation.
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AK
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great experience. Excellent food and service.

LD
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu & wine pairings...Superb! Especially the fish course!!

MB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Chef even came by to thank us for being repeat customers.

t
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A little pricey for what you get. The food was interesting, and well-presented. However the servers seemed a little too "into themselves." Overall, a different dining experience if you have a lot of extra money.

e
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough about the tasting menu, exceptional every time.

P
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and presentation of the food were very good. We had ravioli and lamb. But The portions were small and overpriced. We have had better meals at other downtown restaurants for 1/3 less than the charge at Localis.

JO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented and tasted like a lot of love went into the preparation.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Love sitting at the counter and watching the flawless communication and energy “behind the scenes”. Chefs tasting menu was perfection.

OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly chef and staff! Delicious, clean, refreshing menu! Perfect portions so you feel sated, yet with just enough room to try an exciting new dessert! One of my favorite spots.

D
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our date night out - incredible start to finish in every detail! Service is perfect for savoring each delicious course. It’s meant for amazing food in a very non-rushed dinner so allow time. It’s not a place to go for dinner in under an hour and out the door. Take your time, savor and enjoy the evening with your special love. Definitely one of the most incredible dinners I’ve had in my life.

JD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the wine pairings and they were one of the two most spot-on wine pairings I've ever had in my life. But the wine pairings almost doubled the cost of a meal. We sat at the chef station and it turns out that's right in front of the door. Since it was a bit chilly out it was an optimal and people came in . We're looking forward to the new location . The food ranged from absolutely spectacular to very good. it was a lovely evening and I would definitely go back again.

TT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Very enjoyable conversation with Christopher the Chef during our dining conversation at the counter.

BM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Localis, had the chef's tasting menu based on the staff's childhood food memories. Not only was it imaginative, the food was fantastic! The wine pairing was spot on. A great food experience! I will be back when I am in town next!

SV
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have ordered the seven course tasting menu along with wine pairings for the second visit in a row. Loved everything! The food is so imaginative, fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Then we sat at the high bar which was fun because the chefs talked with us and we could see the food preparation going on.

DK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did expect excellent food from a Michelin rated restaurant, but we have eaten at several in the past that had great food...but the atmosphere was just too stuffy. You sit down have an excellent meal and you leave.
Localis changed our perspective on that. From the moment you enter and are welcomed, you become a part of your own experience. The four of us sat at the counter with the owner Chef Chris on the other side along with his sous Chef and crew preparing each dish. The amount of artistry, creativity and explanation of each course being served made the flavor even more remarkable. We opted for the five course tasting menu with wine pairing, added the grilled octopus and the pan seared Opa fish offering. The food, well all the four of us could say is...Wow! We traveled from the Bay Area to try Localis and will definitely return. Well done Chef Chris and your tremendous Staff...You made the evening memorable! 5 Stars

GB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food is very contrived and struggling to find purpose.

CL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved every minute of our time at Localis. The service was impeccable - with wonderful wine recommendations and guidance on the food. The food was incredible! We were beyond impressed and cannot wait to return!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food

MD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular diner at Localis, and always have a great experience! The food is amazing, and in my experience is better than other restaurants in the area that charge similar prices.

B
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fabulous dinner. The food was prepared beautifully and everything was delicious. We had the 7-course tasting menu with the wine pairings and the pairings were inspired.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. The food was wonderful. It was fun to sit at the counter and watch the chefs prepare everything. The wine list was great. The caramel apple bread pudding was out of this world. We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time

DL
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third visit to this awesome restaurant. We always select the chef's menu with the wine pairings and we have never been disappointed. If you are looking for a dining experience this is the place to go!

D
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The worst thing about Localis is that I can't eat everything on the menu that I want to-the food is luscious, diverse and creative.

LR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal this group put together. Counter seating was a great experience, staff was social and engaging... Without it being too much. Food was crazy good and the wine pairings were spot on. Very highly recommended! Good job Chef and staff.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service.

C
Sacramento
85 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter-in-law had told us we would not be disappointed. She was absolutely correct. The food was delicious and over the top and the service was impeccable.

H
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!

LD
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu & wine pairing!!!!!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, the green curry ceviche was outstanding while the fungi with gnocchi and octopus, which I heard was really good, was just ok. Ops was good and dessert was awesome.

The drink lady was my favorite. I can’t remember her name, tall light brown hair, she was adorable. Super sweet. Our waiter was pleasant to and was very accommodating.

CC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, inventive food. Attentive staff. Ambiance is on point. We love this place.

LD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food was more expensive than it was good, or special or interesting

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food I've had at a restaurant in Sacramento. One of the best old fashioned cocktails ever. Slow clap single tear for Localis and team!

M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Too trying to do chi chi upscale cuisine - reserved early as possible for quiet dinner but table at other end of restaurant was noisy and the decor while lovely is an echo chamber - my husband had fried chicken which was fine but I had what waitress described as a house specialty, burnt octopus = it was an octopus tentacle which I couldn’t eat - bread was good -

G
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give a 10+ I would all the way around!
Thanks!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service. Not so impressed with the food though. I ordered their 7 course Chef’s tasting menu.

MB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our most recent visit was after a show at the B Street theater. We had the 7 course tasting menu. Every course was delicious! We sat at the chefs counter for the first time and got to witness the chefs hustle and bustle. The counter is a little too high to see the details of the prep in front of us. We were able to chat a little but did not want to impair their ability to get their work done.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Good food and service.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here on Friday night and was absolutely blown away! I had the 7 course tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was one of the best pairings I have ever had. Not all chefs can pair wine with food so expertly. The food alone was so thoughtfully and beautifully presented. The grilled cheese course was life changing. Also it was a lot of food for the price. It was by far one of the most magical birthdays I have ever had and hope to spend many more at Localis!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting menu and was highly impressed

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