Locale Restaurant & Bar - Closter

4.7
559 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.
What 559 people are saying
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4.7
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really pleasant evening—- spectacular food, great waiter. Place was very loud though and it made it hard to hear my SO

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LauraO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on New Year’s Eve and it was just lovely! Both the food and service were excellent, will definitely be back.

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cindyb
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch on New Year’s Eve the service was fantastic and the food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fresh swordfish special tasted like it was a frozen Patty from the supermarket, and toppings had far too much garlic. Atmosphere homey and service was prompt (food came too fast for a fresh seafood special prep - we ordered both last night).

JL
vipJoeL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Loud music playing AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne wasn’t exactly what I expected for my Saturday night romantic dinner .. My complaint was met with sympathy but justified because a ‘client’ requested that type music .. i wonder if I have asked them to play Nirvana …

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we have dinner at Locale, the food is fantastic and the service is excellent. The dining room has a warm atmosphere. The only thing that could be improved is the noise level, it can get very loud.

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JosephS
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time we went here we couldn’t wait to come back! This second time did not disappoint! Lovely ambience and the food is wonderful! The salad comes on ice cold plates, and the appetizers and entrées are Visually pleasing as well as delicious.
The menu is pricey but in these trying times what isn’t?! We can’t wait to return and we highly recommend it!

CK
vipCaroleK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Helpful and attentive wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter and staff are very helpful and fun

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AliceS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

People were very nice but the food was not great. Salad was doused w vinegar and the fish and greens were drowned in butter. Expensive for what was offered. The key lime pie was delicious.

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jeff
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the owner and staff are gracious and helpful/accomodating to a fault.

the food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Will be back (with friends)

Entrees came out right off the pan. Hot and flavorful.

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jeff
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a lovely restaurant, with a well balanced menu. there are also some very
interesting special dishes , and whether one leans to fish, meet, or vegetarian, there
seems to always be something to suit one's taste.

the owner and staff also make an effort to know you and to make you feel welcome.

i would recommend locale highly.

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SusanB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious entrees served hot
The way we like it

JM
JoyceM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Looking forward to returning soon.

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randolphwiseguy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was almost perfect. Our water glasses were never below 1/3rd full. We had 6 in our party. Two folks ordered salads to share, and they both came in split plates. There were more veggies in my vegetable soup than came with the dinners! Main courses from beef to pasta to seafood to chicken were superb, including the gluten free pasta. The only minor criticism was that they added a 25% service charge to the bill because we were a large party. That should have been made clear at the time of reservation or seating, at least. But the service was excellent so we paid without protest. All staff were warm and welcoming.

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paullags
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am glad that I had dinner here. It was further away than I normally travel but it was worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoor Great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Beautiful outdoor surroundings. Delicious food and wonderful service.

DD
vipDumontDiners
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and beautiful presentation. Thanks to Chef Carlos, Owner Vinny, and Server/bartender Norman!

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vipALLANS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

First and foremost, the food was very good- the escargot was great as well as the tuna tartare appetizers. The veal chop and the pork chop were also good and properly prepared. The chocolate lava cake was excellent.
Now, the service. There were two parties going on at the restaurant besides the outdoor patio tables. To say that they were understaffed is an understatement. Our waiter was really very nice but they had him waiting about dozen and a half tables at the same time. I would not complain because I understand the difficulties that this and every other restaurant are facing now, getting help and trying to recover from the lost revenues during the pandemic. It was difficult to get the table cleared after courses were done and desert came long after the coffees were finished. Fortunately we were in no rush so there was no real problem with the nearly nonexistent service.
I will definitely return but probably on a weekday, not a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and outdoors

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TomH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipLoud
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food always consistent and service is always there when you need them. Family type restaurant

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vipRenee
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good excellent, service wonderful and ambiance exceptional. The alcohol is pricy though.

JK
JoanK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food each time I've eaten there. Everyone at ur table was quite satisfied. I recommend the Key Lie Pie

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KaitlynS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot with fantastic food. Loved the stuffed and fried zucchini flowers, salads and the special (lobster ravioli). Desserts were excellent, too!

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NY1907
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food , good service , reasonably priced.
Casual atmosphere at the outdoor terrace.

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vipstowe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended.. Beautiful outdoor dining area.

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RobertaG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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Jazz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic…. Cocktail was too sweet and (i felt it the next morning.)

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PeterB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We like the interior design but noise from the bar was very oppresive, also noise from other diners in the space. I suggest you install a sound absorbing hung ceiling and wall treatment to reduce reflected noice.
Food and service were good and worth the effort to improve the ambience.

CB
vipCatherineB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food and service!

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Junegarden
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the patio. My friend had never been there and was utterly delighted.

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vipTrutrudy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could tell you what our servers name was because he was so nice and so accommodating.
We all had the Chilean sea bass for lunch it was excellent. the outdoor area was full of guests and we were the last ones to leave three hours later.
I have been to locale many times and I’ve never been disappointed.

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vipGoodman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for girl night out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good time. good food .

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Joglady
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a delicious meal. We ate outdoors and the setting was very nice. They did a good job in expanding their outdoor seating. People were dressed in shorts or dressy attire. Anything goes.

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LBK14
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, but took too long to get the check

FAQs

Locale Restaurant & Bar - Closter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 750-3233.

Locale Restaurant & Bar - Closter is rated 4.7 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.