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About The Local Table
Newbury Park, CA 91320
The Local Table is a popular restaurant and bar in beautiful Newbury Park. Specializing in authentic Italian cuisine, The Local Table offers guests a wide selection of entrées, including braised boneless short rib brisket, pan seared Idaho filet of trout, grilled Scottish salmon, beef lasagna and penne with chicken sausage. The menu continues to list additional options including paninis, pizzas and a notable kid's menu.
The dining room of The Local Table is spacious and charming. The walls are lined with large wine racks, trendy artwork, large windows and a fireplace. And the room is filled with a combination of booth and table seating, an impressive bar and a combination of lighting features. The ceilings are vaulted, making the dining room feel spacious. The space has a laid-back and inviting feel to it.
Hours of Operation:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Bakery open 2:00 to close of restaurant 7 days a week.
$30 and under
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bad Acoustics and Poor Service
Owner and staff looked frazzled and stressed. Service was poor. Requested 3 drinks, but received 2. Took over 10 minutes before I went to the order station and requested the third drink from our waitress. Received it 5 minutes later. Mashed potatoes didn't have gravy so we had to settle on butter (not our first choice). Dinner was good. They didn't have a dessert menu so we had to leave the table and look at the display case. Since they had a large party on the patio (as if they didn't know that well in advance - approximately 50 people) the dessert selection was minimal. The two we got felt and tasted like it was in the case for days. Prices were good, but given the other disappointments I probably won't be back.
Went there in the evening, 4 of us. We each ordered something different and none of us was particularly impressed with our meal. The wait staff was on the spot, almost to the point of feeling rushed. All were friendly and courteous, very obliging to our needs and wants. My friends who live close to the restaurant said they might come back one more time. It was lovely sitting on the patio.
I read about the restaurant in "805" and was anxious to give it a try. Dusappointed; found it to be expensive for ordinary food.
Need to work out the kinks
The garlic fries were subpar to what they serve at Red Robin. The smashed potato was half raw. The burger was really great. The linguini and meatballs came with 3 little tough balls and a smallish plate of overdone noodles - not as bad as Presto Pasta, but not anything to Yelp about. The Mahi Mahi came with the Chardonnay sauce was also not amazing. we loved the sweet potato mash, but we didn't love that it was $6. The appetizer ribs were tender and came right off the bone were ok.
Sat. eve 6:30 pm: several very large parties, full family affairs, kids. This impaired the ambience for those who prefer a calm dining experience. Every seat filled. What about safety / mass exits in an emergency? Wait staff and bussers stressed. Clearly a locals restaurant (we live in TO but not in that part of the 'hood). I commend our female wait person, she was very friendly and gracious in spite of the chaos. Food? Their special bread came way late, tasted like pizza dough. The garden salads w/nice crunchy veggies, too much dressing, soupy. The mezzacorona chicken was just ok, soupy. The short rib itself was pretty good, again a soupy dish. We may come back on a weeknight, it was a cute room over all, just way to crowded.
I live in Dos Vientos and really want this resto to succeed. The first two didn't make it for various reasons, but I think this one has the potential to endure its "opening pains". The food and wine list by the glass are quite good. Prices are reasonable.The manager and the staff are quite accommodating and friendly. They need to add several baffles (soundproofing devices) throughout the resto as the noise level is quite high. Even the girl at reception said they can't hear people on the phone and need to go under the counter to try to hear. I find people seem to have a need to shout when "talking" and laugh very loud, which is annoying, hurts the ears and can ruin a nice dining experience. Soundproofing could help dampen the loud crowd.
Great food and service!
Wonderful restaurant! Food is delicious and comporably priced. Kitchen accidentally mixed up my order but server and manager were very apologetic and made up for the inconvenience. We will definitely be going back. I really hope they make it in this shopping center, Dos vientos really needs it!
Had fun / bring kids
Wife and I go out every Friday night. Decided to try The Local Table with friends. Good quality food with very good desserts. Really a place more for the whole family than for date night. Casual and moderately priced. Will definitely come back, but next time with the little ones.
Food was good, nice presentation
Food was good, nice presentation & tasty. Everything we ordered we would order again. We felt the prices were reasonable.
Service was inexperienced, slow & she couldn't pronounce the names of a few dishes. She was nice enough but couldn't recommend anything or answer questions like the size of the appetizers, etc.
The restaurant has a cool, local vibe & friendly hostess. Lots of yummy desserts greet you when you walk in.
We would go back & hopefully the service will improve!
Food was just OK. Ribs and
Food was just OK.
Ribs and mac-n-cheese - Sauce was too sweet on the ribs, and not enough meat. The meat was very tender. Mac-n-cheese should be made with macaroni, hence the name. Not sure what kind of noodles they were, but the consistency was not very good for a mac-n-cheese dish.
Salmon - The salmon was cooked well. Nice firmness on the outside and moist and flaky on the inside. The quinoa was terrible.
No liquor license yet. Tried to order a sandwich only to be told they weren't "available" yet. Our waitress seemed very confused about ordering options and just overall very new. The place has been open over a month. Probably the worst was the lengthy conversation by the owner/manager with the table beside us where I feel he shared way too much information.
Positives? Husband had the Mac and cheese and ribs. He loved both (still wondering why no vegetable on the plate though.). Red velvet cake was delicious! Small for $8 but still great. The young water boy was attentive; best service of the night.
Love This Restaurant
As a nearby resident, I was hoping that The Local Table would be a success. After dining, I can't see how it wouldn't. Started sharing the scallops appetizer and they were awesome. I ordered the BBQ ribs which comes with mac & cheese. The ribs were as good as I've ever had. You could not eat them with your hands because if you tried to pick up a rib, the meat would just fall completely off. The meat was plentiful, not a lot of fat, but still very moist and sauce perfect. The mac and cheese was also excellent. My wife had the short ribs which comes with risotto. She loved them and the generous portions allowed me to try them the next day reheated for lunch, again as good as I've ever tasted even at the high end LA restaurants.
The Local Table Review
Went there for Valentine's day dinner. They had only been open for 1 week. The only disappointment was that on their web/facebook site they say full bar & wine. When we got there, we were informed they could serve no alcohol whatsoever. The still did not have their liquor license. Wish they would have noted that online. For the reaction of most of the patrons, I saw their discouragement as well. Food was excellent though. Would definitely go back.
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