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Localis

4.7
4.7
1054 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary French / American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 737-7699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Barnum-Dann

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    21st St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,054 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We understand something was going on this night. The service was not good. We don’t often go out and spend this kind of money so it was disappointing.
  2. GR

    GabiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came for our anniversary, everyone was very nice, we were seated right away and the food was AMAZING!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. This has to be one of the top restaurants in the US. We are so lucky to live in the same city!
  4. LE

    Lives2Eat

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! We sat at a high top and could watch everything going on in the kitchen. Great place to sit! The food was amazing, and the portions on the tasting menu were just right, enough to fill you up, but not so much that you feel stuffed. We will definitely be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. 7-course with wine pairing and cheese course. The presentation was 100% and the food was the same! Highly recommend this food experience!
  6. JR

    JenniferR

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed the food and fine.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fantastic. Welcoming and approachable. Amazing vision and execution.
  8. D

    Dlockhart

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was as slow as can be. My table of 4 all ordered from the a la cart menu and our dining experience took well over 2.5 hrs. Food was average. The lamb dish was super acidic, way too much lemon. I appreciate the vision of the dishes but they lacked execution.
  9. AW

    AntonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of 2020. Great service, friendly staff and the wine..!
  10. GT

    GinaT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite and consistently high quality, great service! Thank you
  11. K

    Kyle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were greeted with complimentary Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary and we ordered the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairing. The wine pairings were spot on and the food was good. The only negative was that the experience felt overpriced for what we got and the ambience felt like we were eating on backyard patio with stucco walls.
  12. K

    georgeK

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. Food quality was amazing. Presentation was flawless. Service was beyond my recent experience at another five star restaurant. Portions are big and satisfying! Bravo to the chef and his crew! -- George K.
  13. QD

    QueenD

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Localis on the first day of the Late Winter menu. High points: Bird's Nest (a work of art!) and Octopus (unexpectedly tender and tasty!).
  14. l

    lovefood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food and ambiance!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dinner. My brother said it was the best lamb he ever had in his life! Made my birthday very special. Thank you.
  17. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single course of our seven-course meal was on point, perfectly cooked. My wife couldn't eat a few of the ingredients so a few of her courses were made to accommodate, and her meal was exceptional as well. The service was excellent. We were sitting next to the open kitchen, and I was impressed how calm they all were! Not frantic, no yelling.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding everything! Experience is amazing. The food tastes better than the typical Michelin starred spot and is innovative and interesting. Pricy and worth every penny.
  19. S

    Stephie

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Fun and different dining experience. Great addition to the Sacrament food scene.
  20. D

    Dave

    Sacramento

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 7 course Chef menu was outstanding. Chris and his staff outdid themselves. We have always had amazing dinners at Localis, but last night was over the top. We brought a friend with us and as we were driving home he said he loved the dinner and sitting at the counter was an amazing experience. He's a widower and is somewhat uncomfortable going to fine dining restaurants by himself...but, not anymore.....at least at Localis.
  21. PB

    PapaBear

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Interesting and excellent dishes. Loved the grilled octopus, duck l’orange, and Wagyu steak with truffle sauce. Enjoyed the wine pairing too. Only disappointment was the puff pastry in the cauliflower first course. We would definitely go again.
  22. RM

    RobertM

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Pet peeve: especially at a high priced and elegant restaurant! The waiter continually interrupted deep conversation during the meal to see if we needed anything. This also included once while having food and the fork in my mouth. As though that was a check box that needed checking by the server. It is remarkable easy, in such a restaurant, to signal the waiter if something is needed. Waiters should be largely invisible and observant for such signals for assistance and never interrupt simply because a certain amount of time has passed between touches.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    It was an amazing dinner - the service was Slow - took about 30 mins to get our wine when we sat down. Food was amazing. The chef is a genius. But service could have been a lot better.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food on the Chef’s Tasting menu was absolutely amazing. Who knew that carrots could be so delicious! Service was great. The restaurant was a little cozy, but noise was never an issue. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion, a romantic date night, or just for a great meal.
  25. G

    Got2flo

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Most exciting foodie Valentine’s Date in 10yrs together was so worth the splurge! I did the wine pairings & was very impressed with how perfect they were paired Smh how they enhanced each other especially with the rabbit & dessert dishes. We skipped getting xtra caviar on the 1st course but we both got fresh truffle shavings on our beef dish and got our first fix. Neither of us would get truffle shavings again unless the chef or reviews overwhelmingly say that it enhanced the dish. Dessert-the dessert wine pairing was the bomb. The dried orange was too bitter but otherwise beautiful dessert. VIP YOU MUST CONFIRM RESERVATION THE DAY BEFORE OR YOU WILL BE CANCELLED!!!! I almost lost mine because I didn’t! I’d go back for only very special occasions as it is pricy!! But so worth the experience. It was fun to sit at Chef’s counter but very noisy. Staff very friendly! Not a snooty vibe at all!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always interesting food that tastes great. A unique setup in a small place but it makes for a lively dining experience.
  27. Y

    Youngprofdiner

    Sacramento

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    WOW. This place lived up to the hype. Absolutely delicious food. Everything we had was incredible, from the grilled bread to the perfectly flavored crunchy Thai salad to the duck breast. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching all of the magic happen in the open kitchen. Service was a bit discombobulated—twice the chef himself had to remind our server to give us appropriate silverware, and they brought over the wrong wine. Nonetheless a fabulous meal and we’ll be sure to return.
  28. SD

    SusanD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had so much fun at Localis. The vibe was upbeat and playful. Staff and guests were friendly. We enjoyed the seven-course paired chef's menu immensely. We didn't feel rushed at all and thoroughly enjoyed every bite and sip. Can't wait to go back.
  29. RL

    RLii

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This review was long overdue. We were there before COVID-19 to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Everything was absolutely fantastic! The talented chef was down to earth. His passion for cooking and creativity shone through all of the dishes we had in the tasting menu! We went back for takeout a couple of times last summer. Can’t wait for the restaurant to open for dine in!
  30. BB

    BonniB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    True Farm to Fork. Excellent preparation, beautifully presented Chef’s tasting menu!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried came in for our 3 year anniversary, by this time it’s been our 5th visit, and have had only the best service, food, and drinks we could find in Sacramento! We’re always blown away by Chef Chris’ wine recommendations, the octopus, tapas, and of course (our favorite thing) the 7 course tasting (DO THE WINE PAIRING!!). Will always be one of our favorite spots!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. The wine pairing was perfect. They accommodated 2 vegetarians for the chefs tasting menu (with advance notice) in addition to 4 with no dietary restrictions. The entire party had a great time. I will definitely be back.
  33. JS

    JosephS

    Salt Lake City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience that anyone who is looking for a true farm to fork dinner should try once at least. Everything was tasty and beautiful. The wine pairings were spot-on. The staff was attentive and very pleasant. Could not have been better. Highly recommended!
  34. LR

    LorraineR

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my son for his birthday and he said it was his best birthday dinner yet. My son, his girlfriend and I enjoyed everything about the experience and my son especially enjoyed the 7 course tasking menu. The food was amazing, balanced, great sauces, texture combinations, etc., and so beautiful to look at. The octopus appetizer was so good that we ordered two. Anyway, Karly, our server, was a delight and made our evening even more special. Karly was super knowledgeable, professional and charming. Again, we had the best experience. We cannot wait to come back again.
  35. RT

    RachelT

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic restaurant! The top notch service is only matched by the amazing meals!
  36. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful atmosphere with wonderful service. The 5 course chef sampler was creative. His ability to combine eloquent textures, colors and flavors was a treat for the eyes and taste pallet. The wagu beef was one of the best pieces of meat I’ve ever enjoyed. The restaurant emphasises their wine pairings as part of the dining experience. As the waitress presented the food, couldn’t tell us about the food without having to tell us how the wine is part of the taste experience. We don’t drink alcohol. My only complaint is, this food should be presented as a stand alone for its own quality.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is exceptional. Most creative, inspired, and delicious menu and zero pretension. A rare gem.
  38. NA

    NApp

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oddly, Chef wasn’t in, and the restaurant was still in full swing with excellent food and service. Brought in a first timer and they truly enjoyed it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I love this place. It’s one of my favorites in Sacramento. Tonight’s meal wasn’t up to their usual level. I may have chosen wrong. I got the tapas (fair), crabmeat pasta (again fair). I will say the octopus is amazing. I’m guessing the scallops are as well. Next time
  40. IW

    IvaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another amazing dining experience at Localis. We enjoyed and experienced some of the most amazing food we have ever had. Worth every $ with a visible staff of 10 preparing each dish. Chef Christopher has brought a whole new level of pairing food with wine, not the usual wine paired with food. Mind officially blown!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Localis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 737-7699.

Localis is rated 4.7 stars by 1054 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    21st St

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary French / American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Barnum-Dann

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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