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About
Us

Contemporary California Cuisine with a focus on seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients. The menus are both serious and imaginative, with familiar dishes re-imagined. The modern restaurant design features 3 distinct areas: an open kitchen concept that overlooks the main dining room, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area, as well as an enclosed patio area that provides a bit more privacy and mountain views. Guests can watch the action of the casino, have an intimate dinner, and everything in between. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites, to feasts prepared for the whole table.

Our Hours

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Dinner • 5pm–10pm

Wednesday
Closed

Friday & Saturday
Lunch • 11am–3pm
Dinner • 5pm–11pm

Sunday
Lunch • 11am–3pm
Dinner • 5pm–10pm

San Diego's Best

Only four months after opening its doors, Locale Kitchen & Lounge was awarded OpenTable Diners’ Choice for 2019. Recognized as an outstanding restaurant by thousands of actual local diners—come taste for yourself and see what everyone is talking about!

Locally Sourced Ingredients

Dishes range from shared plates and small bites, to feasts prepared for the whole table. Skillfully created meals that will light up your senses. Come experience it for yourself.

Regionally sourced California inspired cuisine

Create a dining experience to remember. Custom crafted meals in a luxurious setting with an adjoining bar area offering crafted cocktails. Locale Kitchen & Lounge is not just a restaurant, it’s an experience!

Lunch Menu

11am–3pm Friday–Sunday

Starters

  • Prosciutto & Burrata $13

    Grilled Grapes, Toasted Sourdough, Aged Balsamic

  • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp $15

    Meyer Lemon, Dill, Cocktail Sauce

  • Oysters on the Half Shell* $15

    Tangerine Granita or Traditional

  • Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings $11

    Fried Garlic, Jalapeño, Lime

  • “Crab Louie” Toast $14

    Dungeness Crab, Charred Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes

Soups and Salads

  • Caesar Salad $10

    Grilled Romaine, Butter Parmesan Croutons, Shaved Parmesan

  • Locale Chopped Salad $12

    Apple, Pomegranate, Brown Butter–Maple Dressing

  • Salmon Salad Lyonnaise $15

    Smoked Bacon, Poached Egg, Herbed Croutons

  • Pasta Fagioli $8

    Tomato Herb Broth, Cannellini Beans, Garlic Bread

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup $8

    Mary’s Chicken, Avocado, Cheddar

  • Soup and Salad Combo $12

    Includes a cup of soup and your choice of Caesar or Wedge Salad

Breakfast Selections

  • Blueberry Pancakes $10

    Pudwill Farm Blueberries, Vanilla Maple Syrup

  • Steak and Eggs* $21

    Brandt Beef Skirt Steak, Chimichurri, Sunny Side Up Eggs

  • Eggs Benedict* $13

    Prosciutto di Parma, Arugula, Hollandaise, Poached Eggs

  • Breakfast Sandwich $11

    Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, Jalapeño, Scrambled Eggs

  • Cheesy Eggs $12

    Scrambled Eggs, Fontina, Avocado Toast

  • Country Fried New York Steak $22

    House Country Gravy, Sage, Sunny–Side Eggs

  • Braised Short Rib Loco Moco $16

    Over–Easy Eggs, Beef Gravy, Scallion

  • Locale 3 Egg Breakfast $12

    3 Eggs Your Way, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Sourdough Toast

Sandwiches

  • Maine Lobster Roll $18

    Yuzu, Tarragon, Old Bay, Potato Chips

  • Locale Burger* $14

    Bacon Spread, Arugula, Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onions, Fries

  • Chicken BLT Club $14

    Mary’s Chicken, Cheddar, Avocado, Potato Chips

  • Crispy Fish and Chip Sandwich $15

    Beer–Battered Halibut, Malt Vinegar Fries, Tartar Sauce

  • “Animal Style” Grilled Cheese $11

    American Cheese, Caramelized Onions, House Fries, Locale Sauce

Sweets

  • Butterscotch Budino Parfait $7

    Salted Pretzel, Butterscotch Pudding

  • Ice Cream Trio $5

    Seasonal Selection

  • Sticky Bun $8

    Toasted Pecans, Sea Salt

Dinner Menu

Sunday–Tuesday & Thursday 5pm–10pm • Friday–Saturday 5pm–11pm

Starters

  • Yellowtail Sashimi* $15

    Ponzu, Avocado, Puffed Rice

  • “Crab Louie” Toast $15

    Dungeness Crab, Charred Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes

  • Chef’s Meat & Cheese Board $18

    Assortment of Meats & Cheeses with Accompaniments

  • Grilled Meatballs $12

    Creamy Polenta, Heirloom Tomato Pomodoro, Pecorino

  • Thai Style Brussels Sprouts $10

    Crispy Beef Fat, Peanuts, Thai Chili, Crying Tiger Sauce

  • Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings $12

    Fried Garlic, Jalapeño, Lime

  • Elote & Crab Dip $14

    Charred Corn, Poblano, Cotija Cheese, Tortilla Chips

Soups and Salads

Add: Chicken $5 | Shrimp $7

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup $8

    Mary’s Chicken, Avocado, Cheddar

  • Pasta Fagioli $8

    Tomato Herb Broth, Cannellini Beans, Garlic Bread

  • Locale Chopped Salad $12

    Apple, Pomegranate, Brown-Butter Maple Dressing, Goat Cheese

  • Caesar Salad $10

    Grilled Romaine, Butter Parmesan Croutons, Shaved Parmesan

Shellfish & Seafood

  • Raw Oysters on the Half Shell* $15

    Tangerine Granita or Traditional

  • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp $15

    Meyer Lemon, Dill, Cocktail Sauce

  • Deluxe Shellfish Platter (Serves 1–2 pp)* $35

    Oysters on the Half Shell, Jumbo Shrimp, King Crab Legs

Sandwiches

All served with french fries

  • Locale Burger* $15

    Bacon Spread, Arugula, Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onions

  • Maine Lobster Roll $18

    Yuzu, Tarragon, Old Bay

Pizza

  • Carne $17

    Fennel Sausage, Calabrese, Meatball, Piquillo Peppers

  • Margherita $15

    San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil

  • Four Cheese Flatbread $16

    Buffalo Mozzarella, Fontina Fontal, DiStefano Ricotta, Parmesan

  • Pepperoni $16

    Calabrese, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella

Steaks From The Grill

We proudly serve local Brandt Ranch beef from Brawley, California
Each steak is served with Smoked Mashed Potatoes, Aged Balsamic, and Rosemary

  • 8oz. Skirt Steak* $34
  • 14oz. New York Strip* $40
  • 8oz. Filet Mignon* $42
  • 18oz. “Cowboy” Bone–in Ribeye* $50

Entrées

Accompaniments listed with each dish

  • Fish & Chips $16

    Beer Battered Halibut, Tartar Sauce, Malt Vinegar Fries

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken $21

    Vermont Maple Syrup, Butter Braised Onions, Sweet Potato

  • Striped Bass $30

    Vegetable Ratatouille, Roasted Sunchokes, Vine–riped Tomatoes, Herb Oil

  • Roasted Salmon* $27

    Orzo, Calabrian Chili, Dill

  • Seared Diver Scallops* $28

    Celery Root Pureé, Wild Mushroom, Crispy Speck

  • Whole Roasted Chicken for Two $40

    Peruvian Spiced Mary’s Chicken, Hand-cut Fries, Aji Verde
    *Please allow approximately 30 minutes

Sides

  • Sautéed Green Beans $6

    Garlic, Herbs

  • Smoked Mashed Potatoes $7

    Yukon Gold Potatoes

  • Tuscan Potatoes $7

    Weiser Farm Fingerling Potatoes, Rosemary, Parmesan

  • White Cheddar Mac and Cheese $7

    Broccoli, Parmesan, Garlic Bread Crumbs

  • Hand-Cut Fries $5

    Kennebec Potatoes, Fry Sauce

Sweets

  • Churro Bread Pudding $7

    Dulce de Leche, Horchata Ice Cream

  • Butterscotch Budino Parfait $7

    Salted Pretzel, Butterscotch Pudding

  • Apple and Pear Cobbler $6

    Cinnamon Ice Cream

  • Ice Cream Trio $5

    Seasonal Selection

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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  • 5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901
  • 619.445.5400

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests under 21 years of age are permitted in The Buffet, The Cafe, Ginger Noodle Bar, Locale Kitchen & Lounge or Daily Roast only, but must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to enter Viejas Bingo & Slot Parlor. Families are welcome at the Viejas Outlets and the Viejas Hotel.

Please play responsibly. For help with problem gambling, call 800.426.2537

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