My wife and I had our first dining experience at The Westside Local and it was a great experience. The wait staff was friendly and the service was exceptional. We had a cheese plate that our waitress picked for us, which was delicious. For our main course we had the steak that was perfectly cooked (medium rare to our liking) with risotto that was also delicious. We also tried the French fries with homemade ketchup. The other reviews about these being incredible did not lie. We will be back.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local! Local! Local!
Always delicious! Love the changing menu for the seasons, can never go wrong!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place
This is the 2nd time that I have had the pleasure of dining at Westside local. Both time I have been overwhelmed by the food. The first time I had the fish taco's and the kale salad. Both were outstanding. It is so obvious that this food is fresh, much of it grown in a local garden and freshly picked. The tacos were delish, and a little different than typical midwestern fish tacos. I can't get over the kale salad. I only wish that I could prepare it at home. The BLT that we shared the last time was likely the best BLT I have ever eaten. Not sure if it was the flavorful bacon, the fresh heirloom tomatoes or the nastustium aioli, but it was excellent. Completely worth paying a little more for fabulous food.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time at Westside Local
This was my 1st time dining at Westside Local. I loved it. I had their macaroni and cheese and pd the extra $2 to have tomatoes and basil pesto added to it, which I think made it excellent. I could only finish 1/2 of the bowl and took the rest to go. It was very rich and creamy. Prior to that our group of 4 shared a hummus platter which was very good as well. I loved the lemony hummus that we were served. Some of the best I've had. I look forward to dining here again soon!! One note of caution: if you have a party of greater than 2 people and are planning to go there on a weekend for dinner--you must make a reservation well in advance! I made our reservation 10 days out and still didn't get our 1st choice time.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience at Westside Local. The food was excellent with some new seasonal items and the service was great, as always!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for our Meeting
Really enjoyed the service and we received a great table.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
15 year anniversary
We celebrated our 15 year anniversary here and were very impressed. Our group was large with a variety of different tastes from kids to vegetarian to carnivore and everyone's needs were met. Our server had the appropriate amount of attention to our table - was always there when we needed him but never hovering. We will definitely go back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with a Friend
Went here on a Thursday evening for dinner with a friend. Great ambiance. Service was great! I had the cheese plate to start and the mussels for dinner. The mussels were absolutely amazing with a little kick to the sauce. Going back soon so I can try all the other great menu choices!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, drinks, and service. Never disappointed at Westside Local.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought a few toddlers for brunch. They have coloring pages available for kids while waiting for your food. I don't think there was a "kid" menu, but they have food that kids should like.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very nice place on the westside. Very freidnly wait staff and good food. We will be back!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for special lunch with daughter and fiancé last day off before my school starts. Wonderful waitress. Had yummy grilled cheese with tomato soup as a dipping sauce, also those delicious Parmesan fries. Drank a frosty fresh-squeezed limeade. Kids had a quinoa dish and salad. They were excited over the deviled eggs. Nice happy vibe in this place; enjoyed our experience thoroughly! Will be back!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent and Delicious
Never had a bad meal here. Always consistent and freshest food.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful use of local foods
We good to West Side Local more often this time of year because of the local produce used. But we go for lunch year round. This trip was for the BLTs which were, as always, terrific.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in KC for baseball. This was our bright spot outside the games. Wish we had this restaurant in our hometown.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't believe we have missed
I can't believe we have missed this neighborhood gem until now. What a great find - great menu with lots of flexibility in healthy (or not) choices -- love the local supplier support. Mac & Cheese AWESOME - as was the Trout! Don't miss this place!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was hosting a business dinner and wanted to take them somewhere to show KC's local food. They loved it!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little spot
Met a friend here for dinner on Saturday and was very happy. A diverse menu featuring local options for a reasonable price is always appreciated. I really liked the ability to either order a whole entree or mix and match small plates to serve as appetizers or a full meal. The bar service was fantastic, delivering me two very well put together Manhattans. The service was attentive, but not pushy, which was welcome. There was some waiting at the door for seating, which seemed strange as there were many open tables, but we were just getting there at the beginning of the dinner service, so that may have improved as the night went on. All in all, a great place for a relaxed, but classy, lunch or dinner.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had excellent service for a large group. The food was creative and consistent.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good but service
Food was very good but service was a bit slow. Wait staff was very nice. Great little neighborhood find.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed finding
We really enjoyed finding this restaurant. In a great area with delicious food and helpful, friendly staff.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oklahoma friends experience KC
Where do you take your bohemian friends from out of town? Westside Local. Here we can talk and savor great food. Taste fresh. Enjoy one of the best bloody Mary's in cowtown, and laugh. Witty waitress, crisp bacon, devolved eggs. What more can we ask for?
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal before a great Kauffman concert. Service was very good.
Favorite go to place before a show.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
will come back every time
Love the food and staff. Always feel welcomed and relaxed. Perfect atmosphere to unwind and enjoy an amazing unforgettable meal!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent local dining
Had kale salad -- delicious. Just the right amount of everything. Dining companion had summer quinoa, which was fresh and well seasoned and very tasty. Best lunch place in town! Service with Adele was also excellent.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the cheese plate to the sandwiches, everything was better than expected. I had the grilled cheese with tomato-fennel soup. The homemade sourdough bread made the traditional grilled cheese better than I had ever tasted. The tomato-fennel soup was a perfect compliment with chunky tomatoes, perfect for dipping. We also had the chocolate dipped figs, which were perfect! Not too sweet and the perfect ending to an already delicious meal. Friendly staff and perfect volume of the music made for a wonderful lunch with friends.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The First Date
I have eaten at this restaurant before so I knew how the night was going to go. It was great. I'm going to school to become a chef so I normally come into a place with a skeptical eye but, just like the first time, I loved every minute of it. Being a quite, relaxing place I felt comfortable and even though we knew there were other guests it was very easy to lost like we were the only ones there. The date that I brought is not used to trying food outside of the box so this was the perfect way to start her out on that. Great, traditional food, classed up and treated with respect. I had a wonderful time as well did she and we will be coming back soon.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love it here, always wonderful food & ambiance is perfect. Looks to be a fun hang out for young/hipsters too=) The Westside Local never disappoints!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Everything tasted delicious and fresh. Loved the small plates. We ordered several and shared.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Dining Experience
Enjoyed the Westside local for the farm to table dining experience. I enjoyed the grilled cheese with tomato soup, very fresh ingredients. My boyfriend ordered the fritatta, which we didn't like as much as the tomato soup but enjoyed knowing that it was a healthy option. Overall we loved the brunch and will be going back to try more!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat great local food
Never disappoints. Food is always fresh and good. They do have a small menu, that's been in place for a couple of years now, so would be nice if they switched it up a little more then just the nightly specials. But doesn't stop us from going.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful night for dining
Beautiful night for dining in the beer garden. Food was fantastic.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was outstanding. We were allowed to hang out, have a few apps and a few drinks and then a nice perfectly sized dinner. We had quinoa, fish, chicken and steak for dinner and everyone was happy except my wife decided she didn't like the goat cheese on the quinoa (because she doesn't like goat cheese). My steak medallions we perfectly medium rare and the beef appeared to be aged to perfection (no blood). The service was friendly and our waiter always seemed to show up at the right time and we were never rushed. Get the roasted garlic and try some cheese and sausages before your dinner - dinner portions are perfectly sized to enjoy a few bites before the main course. I think the Gruyere was our favorite cheese.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/FANTASTIC service
Our server was Erin, and we could not have asked for more in the way of great service. She knew had tickets to the theater and made sure our courses came out in a timely fashion.
The food was not only interesting but very, very, very good.
Keep up the good work!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood gem with good free street parking. Short menu but great creative entrees.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood gem
This is a neighborhood gem. Makes you feel like you are in a cool artsy restaurant in Chicago or Boston. A MUST eat place.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything on the menu looked
Everything on the menu looked tasty and it was all reasonably priced. We went here before a show at the Performing Arts Center and it was a quick walk there.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, fun place in downtown KC.
Food is very good and we like that it is fresh and local! The service was wonderful!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Westside Local Shines!
Eating at the Westside Local is fantastic. The food quality and preparation are very high. Huge wine list and lots of other options. Really fresh food with friendly staff. Sitting in front of the door on a chilly evening is a bit annoying with the cold air blasts but they have a curtain to try to curtail it. Maybe in winter that first table should just be put away. Nice bar area great for waiting. I will go back and would recommend highly. Pretty small space so reservations are important.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well worth the wait!
Though it takes some time for you order to get to you its well worth the wait! It gives you time to relax and enjoy the cozy cute little spot. The service makes you feel super comfortable and well attended to. All the food is local which is great! This is a must dinning place to check out!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch spot on the Westside
We came here for brunch ('blunch' at Westside Local) last Sunday and had a wonderful experience. My table had a variety of taste preferences, so I was pleased when everybody left full and satisfied. The special of the day was chicken and waffles. It was fantastic! The service as friendly and prompt. Such a great spot in a lovely KC neighborhood!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little off the beaten path adds to the charm of this little restaurant. Great food, friendly staff, makes this a place to return to. Besides, i have much more of the menu left to try!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location…food was delightful
We enjoyed a family brunch last weekend. Everyone had something different and the food was well prepared. Portions are generous…can't wait to go back.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night!
My boyfriend and I decided to give this place a try after several friends recommended it. The atmosphere was great for date night! The food was delicious and even my budget aware man said he would put this on the list of placese to revisit. We had a full meal of starter, entree and dessert and the taste of each was spot on. The only downside was being seated right by the front door. It made for some chilly drafts throughout dinner.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We brought an out of town guest to dinner at West Side Local! Everything was fantastic!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time to Westside Local. Set our expectations based on friendly recommendations. Refined expectations upward based on prices. Underwhelmed by minimal range of flavors and experience in dishes, especially the tenderloin. Love the beer recommendations, perhaps the experience would have been better if those recommendations had been followed. This experience wasn't a deal-breaker, however - we'll be back to try more of the menu!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't have been more impressed
Waitress was a perfect compliment to the rest of the lunch experience, she was attentive and answered all of our questions. The FOOD was really, really excellent. Such an eclectic menu, with lots to choose from, no matter what you are in the mood for. I had the special soup of the day, beet, which was the best soup I've tasted since I was in a street café in Europe. The grilled cheese was gourmet. My husband had the grass fed burger which he raved about. Their curry and garlic aioli sauces are fabulous. WE will recommend this place to all of our foodie friends, and we will be back, as there were many menu items that we are excited to try.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm the only one who didn't know...
What a lovely little neighborhood spot! I really enjoyed my Kale salad which they somehow figured out how to make the kale tender yet still fresh tasting. I was so impressed that on my way home, I called several friends to tell them about it. They already knew about this little gem of a restaurant. I was the only one who didn't know. But now I do and I have a new favorite!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was spectacular. The ambience made the evening special. This place caters to both vegans and omnivores. Everything was perfect. The service was great, we never wanted for anything. I will definitely go back, and especially want to take my family.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and the staff tended to our gluten free needs. Cannot wait to go back!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM