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West on Centre Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westoncentreboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 323-4199
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm Lounge open until 2 am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Cheung
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With capacity for up to 100 guests one of our 3 spaces are sure to be the perfect venue for any occasion worth celebrating.
  • Private Party Contact: Eleanor Greene (617) 323-4199
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sunday Brunch
    Meatless Mondays
    Taco Tuesdays and Bring Your Own Wine Night
    Thursday Night Brews & Bar Bites
    Half Price Pizza Wednesdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belgrade Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from West on Centre
West on Centre is an 80 seat restaurant and bar located on Centre Street in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood. West features a main dining room with open kitchen, classic mahogany bar, and relaxing lounge area. Their goal at West is to create a neighborhood meeting place that combines style, friendliness, great food and drinks that makes it the perfect night out with friends, neighbors, or just the two of you. Featuring a private dining area, chef's table, and open fireplace, West serves up casual American food, creative cocktails, and offers an affordable wine list.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I love their Bar-b-que steak tips.. they are amazing..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been going to West on Centre for several years. The service and food have been exceptional consistently."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Generous bartenders and great menu selection always make this a perfect place to go for groups who all like something different. The fish is always cooked perfectly. The tacos are a nice surprise. The meats are cooked the way you ask for them. And you can't go wrong with the good ol burger stand-by."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a party of three. Each of us enjoyed our dinner. The portions were generous and the food delicious. We were able to converse easily. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We continue to go back to West On Centre after not having been for about 4 or 5 years. The new chef has a created a very good menu. Again, the only complaint is the price of the vodka martinis- way too high for a neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We made a reservation for Father's Day Brunch - party of 7. The food and service was excellent. It can get a little bit loud but that was ok. Everyone enjoyed their food and drink. The only negative is that they don't have an outdoor patio . It was a beautiful day and we would have loved to be outdoors."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great drink/beer selection, nice bar area, great menu, and great service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Nice neighborhood gem with excellent service and great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place is great for families, but families with older kids who don't rely on grilled cheese and chicken fingers. It's lovely. There's an outdoor area. A great bar. And the food and service are always in top!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We are still happy with West On Centre after going back this past February, after not having been for quite a few years. The food has improved quite a bit,. The staff are very helpful. Main complaint still, though, the martinis are too expensive for a neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were seated in a corner next to a curtain dividing us from a large wedding celebration in response to a quiet spot. I asked my salmon be cooked medium, not overdone , yet it arrived dry and flavorless, drenched in teriyaki sauce which overpowered the entire dish. My huabsnd's bolognese was prepared with brisket and sausage, odd and un enjoyable ( our sever mistakenly told us it was made of ground beef and pork corrected her mistake as we were being served. A disappointing experience overall. Sadly, we will not be coming back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We arrived at 7:30PM on a Wednesday evening. The bar was jumping the fortunately the dining room was quite. Nice for those who want either ambience. Service was quick and very friendly. Guacamole was superb. Salads and main dishes were very good and priced appropriately. This was our second visit and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Short and sweet, server was a gem so apologetic.I got my meal, 10 minutes went by and still none for my partner. Was told tape ran out in kitchen, accepted apology and free drink. Food came out 10 minutes later, mine was cold and no offer to refire, and hers was meat even though ordered veggie burger. Another drink compted. Dessert and meat burger compted. Got bill, was happy to see all that was mishandled was off the bill but was double charged for hotdog trio special with beer flight then charged again for beer flight. Didn't want to deal anymore on a slow Sunday so paid, tipped 20% and left. They can try but I wouldn't expect them to ever get it right. We are moving soon so no need to bookmark this place."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for about a year. It's my go to spot when I am in the Boston the area. The food is always fantastic with one of the best service staff in the business. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Met here to catch up with an old friend. Good food. Good wine. Gracious server with a good sense of humor, who kept track of us over a long, leisurely dinner! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "West on Center takes reservations and honors them. Service was at a good pace so that we could try to chat with our friends. THe restaurant is very noisy, mostly coming from the bar I think. I felt like i had to yell for others to hear me. My short ribs were very slaty, but everyone else did not have that same issue with their meals. Our waitress made a fresh pot of decaf coffee for us to go with our yummy dessert. All in all, we would return."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was out fourth trip to West on Centre since moving to West Roxbury a few months ago, and once again, we had a great experience! The restaurant is beautiful with a large modern dining room, outdoor seating and a bar that offers large farmhouse tables perfect for families. The menu offers a creative take on many classics and doesn't disappoint! What I especially love is that West on Centre has created a dining experience that is perfect for all. Where young families dine with seniors, groups of girlfriends next to a multi-generational reunion. This truly is a neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We've been there twice and have ordered broadly from the menu. Almost everything was outstanding.. Portions are generous. The fried dough dessert is excellent. The only negative would be that the bananas in the bread pudding were not ripe enough so weren't well integrated into it."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "West on Centre is our "go to" restaurant for great meal without the commute into Boston. Foodies won't be disappointed. The bread is inspired."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a lovely Easter Dinner and Birthday celebration. The Staff was friendly and the service was great. The meals and appetizers were delicisious"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "People talked about this place, blech. More boston substandard food."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I've always had a good experience at West! The food is fantastic--tasty, well-presented, etc. We had a gluten-free vegetarian in our party and she had a great meal."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Server didn't know they were provondong bread and oil for the table, after waiting for about 30 minutes. Food was tasteless. For a Sunday brunch? The place had so many vacant tables; I guess the word is out that the foods not as fine as the place looks."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good food, healthy portions, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and moderate prices. Who could ask for more? This was a perfect choice for dinner with a friend who was visiting from out of town. A vegetarian, she had several menu options, we were well taken care of by the staff and enjoyed our meal and catching up with each other! A lovely evening."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "for our 6:30pm Saturday reservation, we arrived right on time and were seated immediately. our waiter was great, but we felt rushed the entire time! our appetizer came in minutes, our food came out before we had even finished the app. the waiter tried to clear my plate before i was done eating, and he brought the check before we finished our wine. it was very odd, and we noticed other tables being served very quickly, as well. considering the price of the meal, and the nice tip we left, i would have expected more ambiance and courtesy. we probably will spend our hard-earned money elsewhere when we want to splurge next."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was solid, much better than the last time we were there, though this was several years ago. Relaxed, cozy atmosphere. Generous portions, excellent quality and flavor of ingredients, nice range of offerings on the menu . Service was attentive (and patient, we had a chatty group)."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a group of six who arrived at different times. All were accommodated in a timely and friendly fashion and the food was fantastic. Fun lunch for a group. Great shared desserts!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "West-on-Centre has good ,friendly, warm atmosphere. Nice fireplace on wintry days/nights and terrific food. The burgers are the best around . And they make excellent cocktails- try the pear martini: yum! Also- appetizers are varied and good as well as salmon entrees.this winter the home style pot roast was so good we went back 3 times to order it! Their chef is most accommodating and has made vegan entrees for our vegan family member and she loves it: mushroom terrine! This is a special place and the locals know , so make a reservation so you're sure to get a table. Sunday brunch is delicious , too! Remember this spot, it worth the visit."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Worked well for a casual neighborhood restaurant to gather with friends and stay in the area. Nice and easy, food and service were very good."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I am sorry that we only found this restaurant now. Great food great service and reasonable prices. We had meat, vegetarian and fish dishes and all were terrific. Soda refills without asking. A new favorite local place and better than many in Boston"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food, service, presentation were all great. But very difficult to hear our guests over the noise of children squealing and folks yelling across tables."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had not been to the restaurant for a few years. We have been back now about 3 times since then. The food is quite good. The atmosphere was always nice. I still will complain, though, that their vodka martinis are way too expensive for a neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I ordered the baked haddock, it came with green beans and mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious and the serving was very generous. My husband ordered banana bread pudding for dessert and it fed three well. Excellent service also. Would definetly return and recommend to others"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Bad winter's night, parking a problem, but, got a space on street, short walk, OK, table with guests just fine, service excellent, food, 3 out of our had haddock, very well cooked, very enjoyable experience overall, fish plate, really good, not overcooked, kudu's to chef, and servers, busy night, but well done by all employee's, recommended..thanks."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had not been to West On Centre for quite a few years. We decided to try it again. The food was good, the atmosphere enjoyable. My husband enjoys a vodka martini so our only complaint is the vodka martinis were quite expensive for a neighborhood restaurant, which we did write about on their suggestion cards. . We most likely will go back, but not order the expensive vodka martinis!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I would definitely return to try other dishes though the ribs were fantastic and deserve another go. Excellent service and large portions made this a great choice for dinner. The noise level was a bit distracting at times and the lack of parking makes me think we'll try a weekday instead of a Saturday night. It would have also been helpful if there was a name visible on the building--difficult to find as first timers."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We held a meeting on Saturday at lunch time. The table was perfect…fit all 6 of us comfortably, we could hear each other, the food and service were great and just right for this occasion. I will rebook for the next 2 meetings coming up. We loved the variety and quality of salads, apps, soups, and sandwiches. Thanks."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food. Super flexible and wonderful with our kids."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Met friends at the convenient location. Food hit the spot and the FF were great!!!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I have been to West twice for lunch and enjoyed both times. The food is tasty. I like the interior very much. They have 2 halls. One is with the fireplace, bar and dim lights. Another one is bright with big windows. The service was very good. The prices are reasonable. I will come back."
    Dined on 1/28/2014