The Westside Local

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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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Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised with everything from the service to the food. The server was amazing and made sure we had everything we needed. We tried the tator tot appetizer which was superb, several entrees and all was wonderful, especially the mac and cheese, and lastly the chocolate raspberry dessert was excellent. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone.

IG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food with interesting local flourish, lots of good options for vegetarians and non red-meat eaters, reasonable prices, friendly servers, wonderful ambiance. We would 100% come back here.

AK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is fantastic and service is great! We have never had a bad experience here and it’s our go to!

G
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for a birthday celebration. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs!

ST
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a burger and fries and it was really good!
Enjoyed our time !

BG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My husband and I were on a much needed date night and decided to pick what was one of our tried and true places. I have an allium allergy (nothing deadly, but I don't feel well if I have it, so I do my best to avoid it), so I tried to do my homework before coming to figure out what menu items would give me the best odds for avoiding garlic and onion. Our waitress asked to take our order and I kindly explained that I try to avoid garlic and onion and that I had narrowed in my dinner choices to 2 items: grilled cheese with tomato soup OR the BLT. I asked her if when she grabbed our drinks, that she could find out if the soup had garlic or onion. She just told me "It probably does" and left. When she came back, she asked us what we wanted to order. I asked if she found out for me if the soup indeed had added alliums. She said "no, but I told you it probably does"...um, okay. So I moved on to the BLT. Everything about that seemed safe except I noticed a spread that went on the sandwich. So, I asked if she knew if the spread had garlic or onion or if she could just find out for me real quick. She did not offer to find out and just said, "we better just leave it off...garlic and onion is the base of everything on our menu...the bread wasn't made here, so it could have it too". I didn't even know what to say. First of all, most breads are completely safe for me. It would have been an easy thing to find out. She never offered to help or ask the chef or anything like that, but acted very annoyed by me. I was a server for 8 years, so I get it. I'm also a very kind and respectful person and tried to make my allergy as least annoying as I could by trying to narrow in my options rather than asking about everything on the menu. I know I'm not the only one who comes in with dietary restrictions ...gluten intolerance, vegans, etc...most restaurants (especially a farm to table type restaurant) caters to them. I know my allergy is not as common, but I could have been treated better.

BB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Cute, quaint, easy parking. Clean restrooms, great service. Amazing food.

c
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, service, food, and ambiance was wonderful.

PM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect night for the patio!

BC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Second time I have dined here at lunch that service was bad.

t
Kansas City
298 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westside Local is always great. The wait staff is cool, the food is delicious, and their fries are amazing!

CS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Went with a larger party so got to sample lots of things. Not sure what the hype of this place is. Each dish was not good, especially for the price. My food came out cold. They did remake it but didn't help it taste better ha. Would not go back.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tried something new and different and it was great. Excellent kale salad.

BE
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Celebrating my birthday with brunch with friends, there was no acknowledgement even though it was marked in the initial reservation. The food was amazing. However, service was very slow. It took 25 minutes just to get a craft bottle of mimosa. Food was extremely long wait. Another table along side of us got up and left because of the long wait.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family met at Westside Local for a birthday dinner on the patio. The server was friendly, the table was ready, and the food was delicious. Looking forward to going to back.

a
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this place. Go at least every other week for brunch. Always friendly staff and food is great. Tried several things and have never been disappointed.

PR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is great with good food and drink. Good for a fun, relaxed evening or a special event. Staff is friendly, helpful and attentive.

OT
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and I liked the ambiance a lot. I appreciated that they had good vegetarian options for me and meat options for my husband.

KG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good portions Sunday brunch items were excellent. Be sure to get the pitcher of mimosas.

AD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and great service!

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband I had a very restricted diet this week, yet we were able to eat amazing salads with salmon. Thank you Chef.
They were so tasty and the waitstaff was more than accommodating. We love Westside Local and try to visit at least once a month. We often suggest this restaurant when we are making plans with couples that have never been here.
Thanks for another awesome date night.

JH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Manhattan cocktail I’ve ever had. Food was great and service was perfect!

C
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the vibe, diverse menu choices, interesting and tasty drink selections, and convenient location of Westside Local. Its definitely one of my go-to choices when I'm heading downtown. I've never been disappointed.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, our server was great!! food and drinks were a little pricey....but we will definitely go back. I definitely recommend this place

RO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a lot of pretty things to see!! Food outstanding. love the burgers

MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Westside Local. The greeter, food, and service were exceptional. We would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, attentive service, relaxing, delicious food.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, staff was very accommodating.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I thought the food was good but I wasn't overly amazed. It was very hot inside too. The air conditioning either doesn't exist or can't keep up with the building. I wouldn't go back.

DM
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been to Westside Local many times over the last few years but never in the middle of summer when the outside temperature is almost 100 degrees. It was so hot inside that our dinner was ruined. The excuse was given that it is an old building and that they can not turn up the ceiling fans because they wobble.

It was so hot that I was covered in sweat and I was wearing shorts and a light shirt. Our guests we brought were not impressed.

The food was okay this time but it has been better in the past.

I will probably come back but never when it is hot outside.

JM
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant! The white bean hummus was delicious, and the salmon kale salad special the day I was there was outstanding! I can’t wait for my next trip to KC so I can stop in again!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great lunch with friends. The spinach dip was amazing!

JC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was delicious. Service was great

T
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants for its consistent quality and service! Extraordinary ingredients are combined in a palate pleasing manner. Absolutely the best fries I have EVER experienced!! The salads are amazing and the burgers...wait the grilled cheese is out of this world!! I really can't just recommend one category of food...they have ALL been SUPER!! The quinoa! Yum!! And a great wine selection :)

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Funky kind of place. Good food. Probably some of the best fries anywhere. Our group had burgers & grilled cheese ( very rich - great tasting) with tomato soup. Great!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The only complaint I have is that they were unable to split our checks for some reason. It was so slow when we went (had a party of 10), and they would not allow us to have separate checks! It was pretty ridiculous and will definitely affect my decisions for places to eat in the future.

A
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at a high top in the bar seating area which was less crowded and not as noisy. Our server wasthe bar tender. She was excellent. Our bar drinks were top flight. We shared a cheese board which was very tasty and satisfying. My wife had the 'salmon/lox Nicoise' which she loved. My 'mozzarella burger' was incredibly tasty. Overall we will definitely return!! Highly recommended too!!

BR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! We sat out on their patio late night on a summer evening and it was so much fun! Great food, people and ambiance!

DJ
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was amazing and our waitress was top notch. We will be back.

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

We had an excellent time at Westside Local. We were a party of eight, and the service was great. The food was wonderful.

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