Locale Cafe, Closter NJ
Will be in the area for a birthday dinner. any thoughts about this place. Worth the $$?
Respectfully disagree. Service was unbelievably bad the 2 times I ate there. Lots of people running around with little food getting to the table. Ordered specials and were told 15 minutes later that they were unavailable. Flagged down waiter to get drink order. It really was a mess. Note that we ate outside on the patio in nicer weather. Doesn't have to be expensive if you order carefully, but I'm not sure that's doable with a large group. Head further up piermont road into nyack and go to Velo. There's also some nice options in Tappan NY.
Not familiar with Locale. Have heard some good things about Dimora from friends who are local have gone there (numerous time). Now, Velo I am familiar with. Recently went there twice and liked it very much. I have many friends who like it and enjoy each visit.