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Locale Restaurant & Bar - Closter, Closter, NJ

Locale Restaurant & Bar - Closter

4.8
4.8
586 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 750-3233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Vinnie: (201) 750-3233

  • Neighborhood

    Closter

  • Cross street

    Ruckman Road

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 586 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful meal and everyone was super nice.
  2. A

    Authentic

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is top notch. Friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. The food is very well prepared. The room is lovely overall a wonderful dining experience.
  3. S

    Steve

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the first bite to the last, from the shrimp avocado salad to the homemade black linguini to the homemade pumpkin pie -- Heavenly! I absolutely recommend this restaurant and will be back to celebrate many more special occasions!
  5. JM

    JoyM

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is now an updated menu, and all four of our meals were excellent. The service was very friendly, prompt and professional. The outdoor dining space is one of the top three, if not number 1 in the area. They still have outdoor heaters and both an open and a tented patio which many restaurants have abandoned. The wine list very good and fairly priced.
  6. CH

    CHICK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We rated the noise as 0 because we ate outside! The food & service were excellent ! The patio were we ate had table with linens which made dining outside a little more of an “inside” feel but the weather was perfect ! Put this on your “ to go” list for dinning out while the weather stays like this.
  7. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good came out quickly. The ravioli special was tasty but overdone with the sauce on top. The Keylime pie dessert was very good as was the coffee and the service was very attentive. I would Recommend this restaurant I was just not that fond of the ravioli dish
  8. 8

    88ds

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement celebration with friends
  9. WB

    WayneB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there, first was Mother's Day. Both times the food and service were outstanding.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food just ok. Prices don’t equal To quality of the food. Fried calamari under cooked. It was like rubber. My husband ordered bolognese sauce and meat was spoiled. So he couldn’t eat his dinner. Dessert came missing half of what the menu said it came with. Went to this restaurant about a year ago we were happy. But this trip not so much. Won’t go back.
  11. t

    teaneckfoodie

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love coming to Locale. They always welcome us so warmly. The owner Vinny is so hands on greets us with his lovely smile. And oh yes… the food is great!
  12. l

    lovetravel

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have had several meals at Locale, and it’s always been a good time. We sat outside on a warm evening. The sun was low and the patio was shady and cool with no mosquitos. The service was excellent throughout except at the end we waited a long time for the check. This food here is good although not exactly gourmet, with a well-balanced menu. The salads are quite small but good, and the fried calamari had been frozen and was rubbery. The penne gluten-free pasta was overcooked, but the Bolognese was good. We had a lovely evening overall.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Picked Locale for a special birthday dinner. The food was disappointing, very average and very over priced. Our server was very good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Beautiful outdoor setting. Excellent food
  15. EA

    EstelleA

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was not great. Very dry. Server was friendly but not on top of his game. Did not see to our needs. No bread plates. Forgot to bring us things we ask d for
  16. JG

    JoeG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service. Sat outside. Very relaxing Never have had a bad experience. Great place.
  17. B

    Bren

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated an early Father’s Day with our family. The service was good and everyone was happy with their choices. Our dinners were served promptly. We were disappointed we were not able to eat outside as it was extremely windy! We will be back.
  18. JC

    JmdC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was another awesome meal. Wonderful staff, food and drinks. Inside and outside!!! You must go to eat here.
  19. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was quite good. We ate outside and it was great - chairs need to be a bit more comfortable, though. The only real drawback was the service. Took too long to be acknowledged by our server, water took a bit to get to us (had to ask for refills) and our waiter, while pleasant, seemed to be a bit harried. I know staffing is a problem everywhere, and patrons are always asked to be patient - well employees as well. But again, the food was yummy.
  20. N

    Nyacker

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, excellent service and setting, good drinks. What’s not to like?!
  21. MT

    MaryT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    First off, we were rather neglected. It took a while for anyone to notice our presence. Our waiter was very nice, but seemed inexperienced. Appetizers ( Caesar salad, clams oreganato) were acceptable.Burato contained one small slice of prosciutto, thoroughly disappointing. Linguini with red clam sauce was pretty much ok. Short rib entree was terribly small. Rigatoni bolognese, nearly inedible. Desserts were ok . We won't be returning to Locale Restaurant.
  22. MB

    MariaB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations for outside. When we arrived, they said they had to set up a table. They wanted to put us in the back where they had dirty tables from what looked like a luncheon party. The chairs were filthy, and the area was full of bugs. They said they had no other options although I saw serval open tables at the upper patio. We asked to be seated inside and waited over 20 minutes for a waiter which at that point we were so disgusted that we decided to leave. Please also note that there not one management person in sight. We ended up having a great meal at Sear House just down the street.
  23. PC

    PatriciaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Our first time there and wasn’t impressed with service. Felt as if we were a bother being there
  24. l

    luvcapemay

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food, service and ambience was perfect! Will be back again soon.
  25. F

    Fg77

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good service. Ate outside. Very enjoyable
  26. EC

    EdwardC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and ambiance. A great time with family. Would recommend.
  27. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly environment, most pleasant Servers, good drinks and good food.. and quite reasonable. Even the Valet guys were smiling. One of our favorite places to dine.
  28. L

    Loud

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect every time
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    They never disappoint! The grilled octopus was made to perfection. It’s the best around. The Yellow Fin Tuna was professionally prepared and creatively presented.
  30. N

    Nyacker

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Locale is a gem in our local market. The food is terrific, the setting (we were outdoors) is lovely, and the service is competent. We have eaten there a number of times, and always had a good meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Great time, Thank you! Please consider adding a few breakfast items to your usual menu. We would love to come spring summer for brunch as well, and sit outside. You’d do well with it!
  32. EA

    EstelleA

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. Delicious food. Nice ambiance
  33. CH

    CatherineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Locale is great. We love the patio. The service is excellent.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm lovely dining experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always perfectly prepared meals at Locale.
  36. EK

    EdwardK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated two birthdays here on a Sunday night. Overall fantastic. The octopus and calamari were outstanding. Entrees were great as well, we had filet mignon, duck breast and bronzino. Service was great as well.
  37. D

    Deepeekay

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was great, but the room was very noisy.
  38. N

    Nira

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent!! The only reason that I gave 4 stars over all was because it was so loud to the point that it was hard to make conversation. After a while we realized that they were also playing loud music, we asked them to lower it and that helped with the overall noise. some customers still continued to scream not realizing that now they don't need to. We will defiantly come back but I maybe I'll try to skip Saturday night.
  39. L

    Loud

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistent, service is perfect and it is amazing how many times I have gone there the food is always excellent.
  40. MK

    MargaretK

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was very slow. When we arrived we sat at the table for quite some time before anyone come over to even offer us water. Service continued to be slow for the entire meal. My husbands meal was awful and had to be sent back. My meal was ok. I won’t be in a rush to go back anytime soon.

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 4.8 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Locale Restaurant & Bar - Closter

208 Piermont Road, Closter, NJ 07624

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ruckman Road

  • Neighborhood

    Closter

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (201) 750-3233

  • Catering

    Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Vinnie: (201) 750-3233

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