Localis

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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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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Localis never disappoints! Hands down my favorite

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Photos never do this food justice, it’s so much more beautiful in person! You’ll just have to make a reservation and see it with your own eyes. The latest tasting menu (1/20/20) is the best one yet, you really don’t want to miss it. The flavors are bold while still nuanced and as always, expertly balanced. The aromas from each course are seductive. Each plate has a variety of texture which add to the interest and delight of the experience. And of course the overall experience is one of decadent relaxation. Warm welcoming and knowledgeable front of house team set you at ease with their joy and passion for the food and beverages they serve. From the second you walk in the door you will feel the happy, passionate and positive vibes. Good vibes. Good food. Good services is the Localis mantra and they are delivering these at their highest level execution yet.

M
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Sacramento if not the Bay Area. Outstanding food creations, friendly, knowledgeable staff. We cherish our meals at this restaurant gem.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in a long time - must have the gin and tonic - delightful

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed by my experience. Had gotten a phone call the day before to discuss dietary restrictions of one member of our party. Enjoyed a nice phone conversation with a very knowledgeable person. Surprised to find that the host and wait staff knew what we had discussed including who I was meeting and the occasion. We tried many of the recommendations and everyone was very satisfied with the food. Portions were very generous and shareable. Clearly an upmarket experience but very friendly at the same time. We are all looking forward to our next visit!

EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service It's a bit pricey but their food is worth it. They have tasting menu that changes every month inspired by head chef. I highly recommend sitting at the bar open kitchen to see the magician chefs at work.

AN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food experience. Congratulations to the chief and his staff!!

FF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? Perfection. The meal was delicious and I can't wait to go back.

J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lamb was simply Superb as was the octopus appetizer. my fish was just OK. It was perfectly cooked but it had very little flavor over the quinoa. Fantastic “ into the green” mezcal cocktail and excellent French Croze- Hermitage. Marvelous service

N
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. The food was incredible and very thought out.

DR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waitress was nice but left us hanging for a while for drinks. One of the meals was overly salted, and I say this as someone who generally who loves salt. Ambiance was good and was romantic.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The citrus menu missed the mark.

c
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Some of the pairings were not very good. Food was OK not outstanding same with service

v
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Based on previous experiences at Localis, I would give 5 stars. I wasn't as impressed with the food this time.
Flavors were a little lacking although innovation and technique still great.
Plan to return soon for the chef's tasting menu. We ordered a la carte this time. Looking forward to a better experience next time.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible tasting menu. Highly recommend going here.

m
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I wouldn't say it was the best restaurant we tried in Sacramento but it was good. Highly priced and staff seemed a little stressed the night we dined. Service was a little slow for us but we enjoyed ourselves.

c
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great as always...and packed! Pretty noisy but to be expected with the holidays. Service was a little slow also forgivable as they were so busy. Our food was terrific.

s
Sacramento
58 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was all high quality for a high cost. While the restaurant wasn't too crowded it took over 3 hours to get through the 7 course tasting menu. The portion sizes were much larger off of the ala carte menu and the value for the money was also much better off of the regular menu than the tasting menu.

JL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and wine pairing, the dishes were creative, beautifully presented, and most importantly -- delicious! Looking forward to my next visit

CW
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion Localis is one of, if not the best restaurant in Sacramento. Love sitting at the bar and watching Christopher and his team at work, it's incredible. Every meal I've had here is fantastic.

S
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and slight slip on service but they make it up with wine.

MF
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Localis! An evening at the chefs counter has been the highlight of my frequent trips to Sacramento. All the best to Chef Chris Barnum and his amazing staff! #chefchrisbarnum #localis #michelin

D
Sacramento
95 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always...I consider myself a person who loves to eat out...find new restaurants...etc. etc..my wife and I have had the opportunity to have eaten a many restaurants around the world and Sacramento...Localis is our favorite...in our opinion the best in Sacramento. The creative preperation that Chris creates is amazing....

AA
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about Localis. I booked it almost blindly based on seeing the website and it turned out to be an amazing experience on all levels. I brought a very serious foodie friend that I was sure I’d never impress and it blew his mind.

The tasting menu was inspired by Chef’s recent Europe trip. I have recently visited not only a lot of the countries and cities he visited, but a lot of the restaurants. He NAILED it. He had a dish inspired by Brussels that took me straight to Belgium. His Amsterdam dishes took me straight to Amsterdam... but they had their own local, very Sacramento twists.

The ambiance is amazing and casual, while still maintaining the formalities in service you’d expect at a Michelin starred establishment that requires sport coats. The noise level was active and fun, but you can hear yourself and your guests talk.

Localis truly just blew my mind and I cannot wait to return.

Oh... and sit at the counter. It’s an absolute blast interacting with the amazing staff.

BB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Sacramento restaurant. Inspired chef!

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SJ
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a first (and wonderfully romantic) date, and the staff noticed; slipping in two glasses of Prosecco halfway through the meal. Elegant yet casual. Sophisticated yet fun. Delicious and adventuresome with flavors, preparation and plating. We'll be back.

AK
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LD
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
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.

J
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to experience this restaurant! We sat the counter and were able to watch the chef prepare and present each dish. It was so much fun! Every course was gorgeous, had a story, and was delicious. We look forward to returning to Sacramento so we can eat at Localis again.

t
San Francisco
47 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.

AC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the wonderful tasting menu at the chef’s counter to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was everything I hoped for and more. The chef and the whole staff were attentive and full of stories about the dishes and wines chosen. It was easily the best meal we have had since moving to the area from New York 7 years ago, a feast for all five senses. And we were able to share one wine pairing and one 5-course and one 7-course tasting, so it was exactly the right amount of food and alcohol without missing out on anything. Can’t wait to go back again and try a totally different seasonal menu. Not to be missed.

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