The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland

4.4
159 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bistro style; The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland serves both lunch and dinner. Having a contemporary menu, it offers small plates for sharing or lighter appetites. On the weekends, a special brunch menu is served at The Local . Some dishes served during the brunch hour include eggs benedict, a skillet hash and fried chicken with waffles.

Gluten-free and vegetarian diets can also be accommodated at The Local; its designated gluten-free menu includes a pasta, burgers, and truffle fries. Featuring a full-service bar with large screen televisions, an array of drinks can be enjoyed with or after dinner, including cocktails, wines and both draft and bottled beers.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just another great lunch at the Local!

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Sunny
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside which was lovely. Steak tips were tough.

AO
vipAndrewOfNewton
New England
61 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As always the food here is delicious, served with a professional flair as to lay-out and design. My wife's gluten-free plates are always brought out by a manager so she knows she's safe from a coeliac attack. We like the outside patio where it's safe in Covid times, but places inside are well separated, and the staff are always masked and we can see tables being wiped down. Today's lunch wasn't the greatest service...a table seated well after us was waited on first, e.g., as our waiter was nowhere to be seen, and although the manager checked with us to see how the meal was going, the waiter never did, and my iced tea was not refilled until well after I had finished my entire meal and a long time after I asked for it. They weren't that busy so not sure what was going on with our waiter, but this is a big exception to the usual service.

BM
vipBetsyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Waitperson was lovely. Food was not good at all. Sad to try a local spot and be so disappointed..

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Mason
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Historically, we have had several good meals here but this time was a disappointment. The menu was narrower than usual. The Caesar salad very disappointing. Will avoid for a while and hope it recovers ...

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ScottS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love their outdoor patio, food is always good, service was also on point.

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vipgrandma
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food and drinks just average

SM
SusanM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We asked for an outdoor table. They gave away the only 5 table outside just before we arrived even though we were ahead of time.

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Jessi
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Good drinks, good food and they really pay attention to customers with celiac needs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Devon was lovely!

MA
MicheleA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selection. Everything very fresh and promptly served.

SF
SuburbanFoodie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We usually love the Local but tonight the food was a B- across the board. A new manager at check-in didn't seem to have the usual level of customer focus eihter. It's hard to be critical of restaurants during this time as there are many challenges due to COVID and re-opening and we will continue to support all our local favorites. Just a note to mgt. and the kitchen to keep the eye on the ball during transition to full re-opening.

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EliP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

There were three of us. My guests were happy with their food. I was not. I ordered chicken parm and it was bland bordering on tastelesss.

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vipTina
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went on a Saturday night around 7pm. Restaurant was not very busy.

Upon ordering drinks, we were a bit taken aback when our server told us we could not have water as there was a water ban....but we could order bottled water. But we could order iced tea? No biggie, these things happen. (We were assuming they boiled the water for the iced tea.)

Food was yummy and served very quickly (meals came out less than 5 minutes after the appetizer - our favorite chips and dip - were served).

All was fine until we gave the waiter our credit card to pay. He initially went to the register just to the left of our table but then took our card and hurried off to the back of the restaurant. My assumption was that that register wasn't working. 15 minutes later he comes back and starts using the register to our left again, prints out a receipt and puts it on our table and just walks away...no apologies for the delay or explanations at all. As we are leaving we hear our server speaking to someone (we assumed it was the manager) about how he totally messed up the checks for two tables and charged one table to the other table's credit card.

We don't know if that is specifically what happened in the time we waited to pay, but the restaurant was not very busy so we were pretty sure that we were the ones charged for the wrong table. We completely understand mistakes happen but if they did mis-charge our card for someone else's meal, we would have at least expected someone to tell us that and apologize.

The whole thing kind of bummed us out because our experience had been largely positive prior to that and, as mentioned before, the food was very good.

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K01776
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Kinda weird night. My friend and I wanted chocolate martinis. Waitress didn’t know and said she’d ask the bartender. She came back and said no. Then 5 minutes later a lady next to us got a beautiful chocolate martini. 🤪🤪 The manager recovered and gave us our espresso martinis for free! Overall our waiter was less than attentive. She threw away some of my leftover but replaced it. Food very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We have eaten at the local for years but hadn’t been in over a year because of Covid. We went Friday night for a night out with the kids. We waited 35 minutes just to get drinks. When we did my drink was awful I asked for it to be fixed and it came back the same- I just kept it. The poor waitress was clearly over worked. While I understand that many restaurants are hurting for help they need to limit the capacity to what they can accommodate. This was not a good experience for us or the waitress. The food was also terrible. My husband and so ordered steak tips and they were so tough they couldn’t even cut the meat with a steak knife. My other son ordered pasta with Alfredo sauce and was give. Mac and cheese ( even the waitress said it was Mac and cheese). Overall this was not a positive experience and we I’ll likely not be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our server seemed bothered the whole time. Forgot about us and our food. When the food arrived it was just warm because she took so long to get it to us.

TM
vipTonyM
New England
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great.... dumplings, salmon and steak tips.... wine as well were all great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day for outdoor dining! Thank you Chloe our waitress so sweet and fun !

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Amiller65
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great protein salad and glass of wine outdoors. Service was great but wished the seats were socially distant - I sat within afoot to someone at a nearby table.

MH
MicheleH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent and our server was lovely!

KK
KarinaK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visited on March 4th at lunch time. Our waitress Zoye was awesome! Thank you! Karina

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent service and great food!

DI
vipDiningInBos
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Met some coworkers for lunch and a catch up!

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PamelaD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the roasted Brussels sprouts for starters. They were fabulous and plenty for 4 people. All of our meals were delicious. We had a roomy booth in a corner. Service was fantastic.

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vipMomof4
New England
114 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy a meal here. Great, creative menu. They are following all Covid protocols and it’s a big enough space to separate dining parties and also high ceilings so it feels safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Devon our waiter and as always a warm welcome from Jose!

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vipAnnaswe
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Saturday lunch at the local with a small group. The food, service and ambience were great and the Wayland Local is doing a fabulous job of keeping up with the covid restrictions. Keep it up!

VS
VictorS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, food was good. Need to use 15 more characters for the minimum

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with my daughter! Terrific friendly Ashley was our waitress. Great see Liz who wasn’t our waitress but did stop by our table to say hello!

JW
vipJeffW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Portions were large - service was good - my 9 year old son loved the menu as it had lots of his favorites on it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live having lunch here often... and the awesome staff... Josh, Ashley and Liz just to name a few!! Always welcome if and I feel right at home!!! Great food and atmosphere!

AM
vipAMSAMS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Average experience with substandard service but decent food. I got the chicken bowl and very little chicken.....really stingy for the extra cost for the added chicken. Overall, ok experience but I have been to other locals that are much better ambiance and food quality.

PG
PaulG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day. Food was very good. Nice eclectic menu. Interesting cocktails and good craft beer selection. Bar wasn’t available due to COVID but looks like it could be fun place to meet friends or watch a game. Very good experience. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice space. Appropriately socially distanced. Food was very good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Horrible service and mediocre food. I wish servers would just write stuff down. I’m not impressed when you try to memorize and get several things wrong or just forget all together. There’s no excuse for bad service. Won’t be back.

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vipPeteyb
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We dine here regularly. By far, this disaster of a visit was our worst ever. Appetizer arrived cold and over cooked. Multiple requests for things like Tabasco were ignored. Food arrived out of order. Waiter could not be bothered to notice the water glasses were empty. Had this been our first or even second visit, then it would have been our last.

AF
AshF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Website stated lots of gluten free, or able to accommodate GF.... this is true, but I think it should be more specific... (example - gluten free was next to the bone in/boneless wings) the boneless are not GF....

Food was overall good, and I would try again... but portions for the price you pay are not that great....

Chicken bowl came out in this huge white bowl, and maybe filled 1/4 way.

LS
LizS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at the Local. Everything was very clean. Our server was great. Great music playing with dim ambiance.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere and great food!

FAQs

The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 276-8263.

The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wayland is rated 4.4 stars by 159 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.