The Westside Local

4.7
1133 reviews
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$30 and under
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The restaurant you'll wish was in your neighborhood, in the neighborhood you'll wish was your own. The Westside Local offers seasonal comfort food with class, sourced as locally as possible. Enjoy it all with extensive beer and wine lists in our historic wood-beam and brick dining room, grapevine covered beer garden, or dashing little bar. Or just order some Carry out for that quiet evening at home.
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JA
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing - definitely will be visiting again the next time we are in KC!

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JH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love to take my friends to Westside Local. The rotating food menus and amazing drinks bring me back time and time again. This visit I got the open faced sandwich and the drink was an absence cocktail with pistachio orchata. So amazing.

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ML
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has yet to disappoint me. I’ve had it for brunch and dinner, different meals every time and I always walk away 100% satisfied. Worth the (usually) necessary reservation because it’s just that good.

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BM
Cancun
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. One of our favorites. Great ham and cheese. And special for Valentine’s Day. Short rib with kale and grits. Never disappoints.

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SK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Westside Local on Valentines Day, and overall a great experience. We were seated on time for our reservation, and although it was a cold day, the restaurant team did all they could to keep the room comfortable given the cold air from ingress and egress.
Service was great, lots of attention but not intrusive.
The food was delicious, the flavors popped and were highly distinctive. Temperatures were perfect, our dinners were served at the optimum time following prep.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our waitress seemed to have nearly all the tables in the front room, negatively affecting service. Took 15 mins to order and another 20 to get our two dishes. None of this was her fault, management should plan accordingly. After all, it was Saturday morning brunch.

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S
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, nice place. We had the grilled cheese and pork belly. Would eat again.

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AM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food quality was fantastic. Some quirky folks work here, but they are Okay folks.
While the quality is high, so are the prices. You get what you pay for, I guess....

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KM
Kansas City
45 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant food and service. Great selection of food and drinks.

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CG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The “pint of fries” is a must! I do not eat fries, but these are the best.

I like the selection of fresh, locally obtained food on the menu.

I came with a friend who had not been before - he enjoyed it, too.

Westside Local is one of my favorite restaurants!

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DJ
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jalapeño jam burger + cider beer. Would highly recommend!

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BW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the feel of the restaurant with the exposed brick. The burgers and fries are especially good. Generous drinks. Their creme brûlée was excellent.

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CV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go here it is a pleasant experience. Love the atmosphere and decor and the food is excellent. The service is always attentive while also allowing you to enjoy eating and conversing with those you are eating with.

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j
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food (pork sandwich) was exquisite. The selection of food was exactly the amount that I feel offers enough of a choice but also limits me to not going crazy. The service was excellent with both friendliness and offering to make things right despite not having any issues. The only complaint was the noise, which the layout probably contributes to. However this would not be any reason for me to not return or recommend. Highly recommend for food, ambiance, service and area.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courtwarming

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food and drinks were wonderful! GreatHapoy Hour!

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k
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

party of 8 60+ adults. good food and great service. Too noisy, however, but they were busy (Noon Sunday on busy day in KC - football!) will return, especially when the terrace is open for outdoor service. not available yesterday - 15 degrees F.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food!
We had a reservation but were given a bar table next to the window. It was rather cold we both had to cover our legs with our jackets. We ordered the chefs plate, salads and entries. All of the food was delivered within 10min if each other. The waiter did offer to take back the main course and have them remake it but we just went with it and ate the main first and then snacked on the rest after. The food was so good it was hard to get upset.

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BM
Cancun
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Amazing food. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to eat dinner at. Never disappoints. Prices are a little high but for local farm food seems to be the norm prices for KC

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent the Westside Local because the atmosphere and the employees are great. The food is delicious and you get a lot for your money, that I always need a to go box. Also, don't forget their desserts!

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NT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westside Local is always a great choice. Professional staff, great and different cocktails (Four different absinthe cocktails each with different brand of absinthe this time!). Yummy comfort food. My grilled cheese with tomato soup is always a hit with my wife. I always find something good to eat as well.

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N
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Westside Locale.

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A
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The host was a bit rude and abrupt. We had a reservation and ask for a different table then he took us too and he said no they were booked. I pointed that there was several open tables and a smaller table by the window. He just repeated “no we are all booked”
He came back a few minutes after we were seated and got our drinks and ask if we then wanted to move to that smaller table. We declined. I’ve been here several times, it’s one of my very favorite, but it will probably be a while before I go back.

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AH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. The food is always perfect and the staff is great. On this visit we brought some friends that had never been to the restaurant. They LOVED it and can't wait to go back again!

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SC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food, great service! my go to place for lunch!

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N
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Dalton was awesome! Very good food and options for wife who is vegan. We will be back.

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SR
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, worth the drive for something different in Overland Park. Recommend especially if going to an event downtown KC in the evening.

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E
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, incredible food, quality options...if you're not eating here, you're missing out!!!

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SB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so good! The service was outstanding. An informal atmosphere and good value. Can't wait to go back. Perfect place to eat before performances at the Kaufman.

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L
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The tacos were excellent. I felt silly pairing cocktails with street food but it was fun and tasty.

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CK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in a good restaurant town. Always excellent and consistent.

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W
Kansas City
60 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a friend there for first time ,blew him away great food! Service VERY GOOD, not a empty seat for lunch service! Strawberry Chocolate cake💥💥💥💥💥💥

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DB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had tickets to the Kauffman and the restaurant was close by. We were happy with the very reasonable prices for our family. This was our first visit and we'll be back. The kale salad was delish and so were the burgers and the chorizo and sweet potato tacos. Great food put together with thought. We will go back soon.

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CD
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Perfect for brunch before heading to the symphony! ❤️

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nothing short of amazing. Great ambiance and experience!!

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Made a reservation and was seated promptly upon arrival. Sat for 20 minutes with no acknowledgement from staff. Got up and left - I don't think anyone even noticed. Not sure we'll be back.

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