The Westside Local

4.8
1405 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1405 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

French toast fruit and toppings were great but toast a little over done. Difficult to find sign/entrance, since sign was faded. Great service and ambience, perfect to lounge and have drinks.

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CarlK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite of my wife’s and mine for several years. Went fairly regularly pre-COVID, this was our first visit post. As good as I remembered. Best Grilled Cheese in town. And the brown sugar bacon was a fantastic add. Will be coming back regularly.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westside local is one of my favorites! Rachel took care of us and she was the perfect balance of attentive & let us have our alone time to catch up. She’s a goddess & a cocktail queen. I love sitting at the bar or in the bar area or outside on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails, and service are exceptional! Quality ingredients, well-designed menu offerings for both cocktails and food, and masterful preparations of both contributed to the wonderful dining experience.

JS
JacobS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, always a great time! I love bringing colleagues here for work lunches.

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vipsweetpea
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ...always good

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot in KC. Best food in the city!

JW
vipJonathanW
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a consistently good meal, and great service.

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vipSusan
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Our experience was a disappointment compared to previous times. I made a reservation online for my husband and me and requested standard seating. When we arrived, we were seated outside which was quite hot and humid. The fan that was blowing our way barely put out any air and it was coated in dirt. I ordered the tacos and they were very good. However, my husband had the Moroccan Chicken Skewers which were bland and lacking seasoning. Next time I will call ahead and make sure we are going to be seated in the area I request online.

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kimm
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant!! Everything we ordered was amazing and we will be back!!

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patrickb
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food! great service. was hotter than a hog farm in Alabama tho. really enjoyed our time there, cant wait to go back. got the pitcher of strawberry fun juice which was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so nice to be back at Westside Local!!!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed this place so much! The food is so fresh, cocktails are delicious, and they have the friendliest servers and bartenders!

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OlatheJoan
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food but it was difficult to carry on a conversation outside on the patio. It was very noisy.

SH
vipSuelynnH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor, fairly quiet ambiance. Chef was able to adapt the chicken skewers to accommodate my gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free needs. Nice selection of alcoholic spirits though a little light on the “pour”. Service was a little slow in the beginning but picked up. Overall, great dining and free street parking.

JC
JimC
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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vipTmhl
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is very rich and flavorful. Portions are plentiful. We will be back!

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Grandmacarol
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love the food and general ambience and so glad we were able to go back finally. Waiter was ok but didn’t smile much and not nearly as personable as we have had on the past - preCovid

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AmberG
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place - the patio has such a great vibe and food / drinks were delicious!

JF
JeanneF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a diamond in the rough! Loved the food, our waiter, the ambiance, and
the neighborhood. We are so excited to try the other restaurants that you have suggested. Made us realize there
are so many intriguing eating establishments.

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Katie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a great time at Westside Local! Service was a bit slow, which is understandable for Sunday "blunch" after a long-anticipated reopening.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual!

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SarahC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had reservations for dinner and it took over an hour for a cheese board and 2 veggie burgers to come out. We had to track down the hostess because our waiter was never available. One veggie burger had bacon on it, one cheese was warm and sweating, an old fashioned that was ordered was missing the stone/large ice cube and cherry. We arrived at 830, didn’t have any food until about 945. People around us came and went. We have been here so many times and it’s never been this bad.

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sierraB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to spend our anniversary dinner! The tarot tots were amazing as was the kale salad and blt. The hist/ servers were amazing, and made sure we were well taken care of. The grapefruit mock tale was perfection!

AK
AlanK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Everything was good other than the service was really slow... and since we ate outside... We had a bit of a fly problem but an overall good experience... As far as the service goes... We completely understand that right now for restaurants that finding enough staff is a problem... We are confident they did the best they could being short staffed...

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vipAmandaR
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Sat on Patio and it was perfect. Our server was also great, limeade and mac n cheese were amazing!

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chrisdb69
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This this is amazing! An A++!! Everything is just perfect from food to staff, space, wait time, couldn't be better! Go!

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EricB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

All good with food quality
Roof work during dining sat outside and stuff was falling in drinks

They moved us to a new table.

Looks like same as everywhere all short on help

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CarlN
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced our daughter and her husband to The Westside Local last night and they thought it was as great as we told them. The Chefs Cheese Board was as good as it always is and they love theirs as we did. The women also had a side salad that they eat all of. Our server was super and we loved her red hair.......We all will be back soon........C. Nothnagel

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Pugpug
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a fun place to brunch! Reservations were easy, seating was great, food was amazing.

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Sjnemeth
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety on the menu and always great food. You can’t go wrong here

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CarrieB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food on a beautiful patio with excellent service! Definitely will keep going back.

JB
JoanB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful organic restaurant that had multiple options for my vegan friend and my own eclectic tastes. We love the westside neighborhood, with its shops, restaurants and mix of restored and new homes. The patio is a carefully organized outdoor space that is private (no thrown-together street-side tables). We had a leisurely lunch with good food and plenty of ambience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was somewhere between inattentive and apathetic. But they didn’t mind putting a 22% tip on our bill for a party of six. I realized it’s hard to hire people when the government is paying people to stay home. I hope this cool eatery doesn’t collapse because of Covid policies.
We’ve eaten here several times in the past. The food seems to have slipped a bit but still very good.

CS
vipCorkSanAntonio
Kansas City
117 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a quaint local farm to table restaurant. They have unique cocktails. One of our favorite things is to go for a cocktail or a glass of wine and have their charcuterie tray. The rib-eye is amazing, and don't forget to try their Parmesan garlic fries!

MK
vipMikeandKris
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Welcome back

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service.

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Drinks were great. Wish they did brunch on Saturday too. Waited a long time for my bloody Mary but other than that it was really good

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Jacob
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being out on that patio right now! Such a great atmosphere. Made some new friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

This is literally my favorite restaurant in the city. Super disappointed in my server yesterday but other than that, another amazing dining experience.

FAQs

The Westside Local does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Westside Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 997-9089.

The Westside Local is rated 4.8 stars by 1405 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.

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