The Local - West Newton
We celebrate all that is good in our community while reaching beyond our borders for inspiration. Whether sharing a favorite snack, diving into our award winning burgers or sampling the daily specials our menu is steeped in local favorites with a creative twist.
What could make this even better -- join us in raising a glass. From hand crafted cocktails to New England and beyond beers on tap to a full roster of complimenting wines. Come join us at The Local.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Service started fine - then the waiter completely avoided us for about 45 minutes. There were plenty of staff and not many people in the restaurant. Witnessed most of the staff eating and chatting for 20 minutes at a time in the kitchen. Not impressed. Also, prices a little steep for the portions.
Overall not a great local. Wayland local way nicer. There was a smell coming from the bathroom of air fresher that we could smell at our table not exactly appetizing.
Very good food; great, attentive service. Lots of space between the tables. We were able to delay our reservation at the last minute when we were running late. My husband said the steak tips were the best he’s had at any restaurant in awhile. No complaints!! We will be back!!
Missed the French Onion soup and the Smokey BBQ pizza, as well as Sydney. Thank you to Diego, great service. The honey chicken sandwich rocks!!
typical New England pub menu. Tasty, but not very exciting.
There are so many options in the Newton area that The Local sometimes is not on our radar. Our recent visit might change all that. The service was friendly and prompt and the food was good. We were in and out quickly.
Great night at The Local, spectacular food and drinks. Unbelievable service by the fabulous Sydney. We'll be back soon!!
We started with Buffalo chicken wings. Pretty good but then it all went south. Soggy, limp, tasteless fries and a cold dried out haddock fish sandwich, tasteless too. My wife’s piece of salmon was ok and the kitchen forget her green beans. Did I mention the fries? No better than mine. Our wonderful server deserves kudos.
It’s really dark inside hard to even see the menu. There was a large party going on in open space on one side of the restaurant which was very distracting. It didn’t stop our waiter from stopping frequently to watch the Red Sox game. Food was reasonable but our waiter wanted nothing to do with waiting on our table. No offer for more drinks until our food came out… way too late. It wasn’t even busy when we got there. Plenty of people standing around. There was no excuse for such bad service.
Beautiful place. Excellent selection of comfort food w flair.
Took forever to get my burger but it was yummy. Bartender v nice
Quiet for a saturday night - but Newton can be weird in the Summer, with a lot of folks out of town.
Still - great food, drinks and a good vibe!
The big disappointment was that the Open Table menu said they have lobster rolls, but they do not! After I was told I couldn’t have what I wanted, I checked their site - and they did have the menu correct. It was just wrong on the Open Table app.
The food was amazing! We had the prosciutto and fig pizza and the steak tips. Absolutely delicious! Unfortunately the service was horrible. Food took forever and the waitress even commented on it. She delivered our food snd we never saw her again. No drink refills or check in on how the food was prepared. We flagged a waiter down for the check snd asked for to-go containers. He brought a pizza box and left it in the ledge near the table but my husband had to get up to reach it. He had to put his steak in the pizza box because that was all the guy brought. Everything about the meal after our food was delivered was kind of shocking. I’d read good things!
Steak tips very chewy ..
The salmon and pizza entrees were wonderful and enjoyed by two of our party but I had the fish and chips---blackened, oily, greasy chips were no fun at all..clearly the fryer temp was not monitored well or chips drained. The fish was good, though, with a good color and crispness. Wonderful waitress...we enjoyed the good service.
Great food and even better service tonight, thank you Sydney. We'll be back soon.
The Local in West Newton is an excellent place for a family dining experience. The menu offers broad appeal and the specials always are interesting
We met friend and had a lovely dinner
Food was a bit oily
On a quiet Sunday afternoon the staff were all very pleasant, the food was great, and we left feeling better than when we walked in! They also gave my mom a rose for mothers day! I will
Be back #hiddengem
The Local - West Newton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 340-2160.
The Local - West Newton is rated 4.1 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.