The Westside Local

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is good, but pretty par for the course for a hipster-sort of place. Nothing super special.

JW
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for dinner and drinks!

KG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West Side Local is an excellent choice for brunch, lunch or dinner. The service is outstanding. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is friendly and warm. I go as often. It's my favorite place to it in Kansas City. Go there - you will love it !

TH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice portions, and good price! Nice ambiance and the location is perfect if you’re attending the Kauffman Center for an event.

MH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service with a server who was very knowledgeable about the food. I had a hard time deciding what to order because so many things sounded good! All three people in my party liked the food very much and we will definitely be back.

TW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and excellent service. One of my favorite places to go.

l
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food! Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but will be back for the food!

KH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friend for her birthday. Server was attentive and suggested a delicious lunch. Wonderful experience will definitely be back.

SS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried it out for a date night. Really loved our food and cocktails, our server was friendly and had good recommendations for what to try, will definitely be back.

AR
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was alright, I had the French toast and it really didn’t taste like too much but the bacon and fries were very good.

OT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. Loud but great on all levels! Excellent server! Good food.

BM
Cancun
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Try one of their seasonal sodas mixed into a cocktail.

R
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, and the meatloaf special was fantastic

KM
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night when we dine at Westside Local. The food is awesome and service is excellent. Love trying the Bread & Butter plate for a new treat each time and doesn't matter what else we order it is always good.

EG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed venue with tasty food and drinks. What really sets The Westside Local apart, though, is the service. Everyone is very welcoming and attentive. It feels good to be in a place where the staff seems to enjoy their job and feel appreciated. Would definitely recommend this place.

SA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a refreshing place away from the chain restaurants.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! I wasn’t sure what to put for noise level, but it was perfect as well. Great service and food will deff be back again!

s
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my third time eating at the Westside Local. It has remained consistently good, from the first time I ate here about 5 years ago to the present. The menu has a nice variety of choices, from salads to burgers to pasta dishes. There are vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian options and an assortment of appetizers. We managed to get in at the tail-end of happy hour, so each person in our party was able to get a glass of wine or a beer for $3. The service was excellent, and the ambiance is very chill. The Westside Local is a neighborhood gem!

K
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farm to table foods are amazing. One of the best secrets in KC.

JR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantatsic local food and great service.

CK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive but not overly so. The food was very fresh. We both had the grilled cheese and tomato soup. What can I say. It’s winter and sounded good and tasted even better. The size of the restaurant was perfect. I’ll be back to try other things.

w
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the grilled cheese and tomato soup, delicious! Best of both ever!

JH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good but everything took a long time to come out.

NN
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best intimate place for wonderful food and great drinks!!

s
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance! Traveling for work and could sit and read a book. Great burger.

S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed The Westside Local. The atmosphere is so nice and welcoming inside. We ordered the lox board, which was so beautifully plated, the elote tater tot (a bit spicy!), and a few entrees. The trout was so buttery and delicious, and I loved the seasonal quinoa salad. If you like meat, you'll love the short rib torta -- it was filled with lots of short rib! We got the apple fritters for dessert, which we gobbled up.

Our server was attentive and super nice. I love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful brunch with son and husband

KJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent food (the best grilled cheese on earth), but pretty poor service. I’ve been other times and had great service, so maybe this was a fluke.

L
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. We’ll definitely return.

s
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our party of four ordered different items and they were ALL delicious. Everything tastes very fresh and homemade. Creative side options make it so you can personalize your meal. We will definitely be returning soon!

T
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance as always. Westside Local continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came downtown to see the Symphony’s Christmas Extravaganza and this was a perfect place to eat before the show close to Kaufman Center. The cheese tray was outstanding and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We will be back!

C
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Westside Local is one of my favorite locally owned restaurants in Kansas City.
I do not frequent often enough, but I highly recommend reservations, especially Friday nights and the weekend. Having a reservation guarantees a spot and a lovely experience.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience!

s
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. I cant give a 5 star review because the service was a little slow. I will say though it is the holiday and everyone is meeting for lunch so I will come back off season. I highly recommend the grilled cheese and tomato soup!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was slow, but the mac and cheese is the best in town!

C
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had forgotten how much we enjoyed Westside Local. It was the perfect place to meet friends for lunch! The food (burgers, grilled cheese & salad) was yummy! Service was great too. The only drawback was the noise level... Not overpowering but a bit too loud for our old ears. Try the brownie or apple fritters for dessert: outstanding!!

CS
Kansas City
106 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to hit this restaurant before a show at Kansas City Music Hall or the Kauffman. We also like it for date night. Cool vibe, great food and excellent service.

BJ
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and value!

AS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers are overpriced. Otherwise, my favorite place in KC!

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