The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham
Ample portions. Drinks were made as requested. Waiter was very accommodating.
Great experiebce amazing food
Was delivered the wrong food but it came out quickly and was delicious
Our server was awesome! We got to sit outside immediately when we got there. I think the manager/male host could use some better manners and work on his people skills. He was quite rude to me and my mother on the phone when we call.
We were so grateful that the manager was able to accomodate our group outside. The servers were friendly and attentive. Food & drinks were great. We will come back again!
It was early and the restaurant was nearly empty yet that sat us at the table closest to the bathroom. Not the best place to sit.
The service was ok and the food and drinks just ok. We’ve gone here several times. Wonder if staff turnover is the issue? Was ok overall. Not great but not bad. Jest MEH
Very expensive for what we ordered, which were fish tacos ($18) and a fried haddock sandwich ($19).
The menu had a crushed olive stuck to the inside of it, which raises the question regarding sanitary conditions as we deal with the lingering effects of Covid.
This is a great place for brunch! Great food at a great value!
Dinner on Saturday evening was good but expensive. The menu has nice selections and the service was very good.
Caeser salad with salmon was good. Nothing special. Would like to see more variety on your salad options. Maybe something more seasonal would be a good addition.
Ordered the chicken skewers, not much flavor and dry.
limited options but tasty food,would have preferred more variety of choice
As usual, I had a lovely dinner at the Waltham location. I met two friends and our server was phenomenal. This is the reason I return to The Local. It has become one of my favorite restaurants. I only have two and this is one of them!
The Local is reliably good all the time, which it why I frequent it. Unfortunately, this time my chair was probably not wiped off and I sat on a couple of chunks of previous diner's dessert. Chocolate smeared on white jeans.... I should probably have looked at my chair before seating. Diner BEWARE!
I have eaten at quite a few of the locations over the years. I think the food quality and innovation is bit what it used to be but adequate. After three terrible take out experiences between Waltham and Wellesley, I would NOT recommend it for take out between very over cooked food to irregular portion size (Ordered two of the exact same items and the portions were very different) to missing items such as a side of fish. This past experience they did get everything we requested just eight and our server, Jimmy was fantastic!
Fantastic service and amazing food! Loved the Crispy Brussels Sprouts and the short rib!
Loved the espresso martinis! Was my first visit where I had them and they were deliciously creamy. The Korean tacos are also amazing!
Good food. Fun place. Check it out for a small group or large party.
Great service, and interesting menu with varied options. Nice area to sit outside.
Great choices of food and a nice place for lunch, will definitely go back again.
Our server was great and the food was excellent. The front desk ignored my reservation request for an outside and lied about when a table would be ready. 40 minutes when the estimate was 10 to 15 minutes. Train your front desk.
disappointed to find only high tops outside on the more pleasant view. The meal was tasty, the salmon was a tad overcooked and the vegetables were barely warm but everything was pretty and and well prepared. The fish might have been my fault. I asked for medium. I would ask for medium rare next time. My friends dinner was nice the ahi tuna, but the bowl it was more like a mixing bowl and was unwieldy to get food out of it. All in all a pleasant evening with a nice meal. I would return.
Everything tasted delicious. The service was excellent and the timing between ordering and food arriving was ideal. The server checked on us the right amount, thanks for a lovely time!
Cool vibe and the food was good. Varied menu. Service was tough. I get that places are having trouble hiring people and I am taking that into account. I would rather wait to get a table than be seated and ignored.
Loved our waitress Jennifer. Not rushed and we were SLOW to order. Nice atmosphere.
All of staff really great. Location very good.
Great food. Didn’t get after us to leave. Very good dining experience.
It was a constant battle against flies! We spent way too much time in swatting
Good experience. Didn’t have to wait long for the table or the food.
Food was excellent. Great service as well. Would def go back.
My friend and I sat outside so we could see the sunset. It was a hot night, but the umbrella made our location comfortable. However, a street crew started jack-hammering the street, then a concrete saw got started. It wasn't the fault of Local, but it made the meal less pleasant. The manager even went to speak with the crew, but no luck. We had the roasted brussel sprouts for an app. They were a bit too firm for my liking, but my friend thought they were great. We both ordered the fish tacos. There were 2 in the order. The fish was fried VERY crispy. We both liked the prep, but if you like batter fried fish, you may not. The Spanish rice was moist and flavorful. Our server was lovely!
A bit to dark inside….hard to see
Baked Haddock & the ribs are outstanding! Try the fried hips and fried pickles
I had a change of plans and ended up eating alone--staff was positively wonderful to me. I ordered a well-done burger, so it took a bit to get to me because of the cooking time, but there was no delay besides that. I got a fruity cocktail in a cute cup and enjoyed a pleasant solo meal with great service.
This is a hidden gem in Waltham on 3rd Avenue. We ate inside because it was quite hot, but there is a nice porch for outdoor dining. While the menu isn't extensive, it does offer something for everyone. I had the Asian salad with chicken, and it was very good with honey mustard dressing. But $17 was expensive for a simple salad. Other items were comparably priced.
Pleasant, but average. Felt a bit rushed by the constant check ins and repeated asks to clear the table.
We lingered over a shared lunch. Never felt pressed to move on.
Everything was great. Food, service , and atmosphere.
Will definitely return.
Just passing through for the night and found this local spot that was very nice. The salmon was excellent. The pizza was just OK
Although there were not many people, the kitchen somehow got backed up (or so we were told) - so our food - which we ordered with out drinks - took over 30 minutes to come out.
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 701-8351.
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham is rated 4.4 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.