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About The Westside Local
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.
Kansas City, MO 64108
American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Please note the brunch menu is only available on Sundays
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.
Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.
The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining for up to 30 available any time. If you would like to rent the beer garden or the restaurant we can make it happen.
Private Party Contact:
Brandon Strick: (816) 997-9089
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Large party reservation fees may apply.
The Westside Local Ratings and Reviews
This is one of my favorite spots in KC. I had the tenderloin, medium rare. Cooked to perfection. One of my favorite sandwiches is the Veggie Burger (I order this even though I love meat!). There Grilled Cheese with Tomato Lentil Soup is stellar. And their Brunch is top notch!
We had a great night with friends who had not been here before. Most of our group had a burger variation and enjoyed them immensely. I had the seasonal quinoa with salmon and a kale salad, all wonderful. I also enjoyed the red wine blend!
So good and one of my favorites!
We discovered this neighborhood gem about a year ago. While we don't live close by, it has been a "go-to" whenever we have something going on downtown. It's perfect for dinner when friends are staying downtown, you have a work dinner that you don't want to "feel like a work dinner," or you have something special going on at the Kauffman. The food is always wonderful and the staff is warm and friendly, just like the atmosphere. From the exposed brick to the reclaimed wood tables and bar, this place makes you feel like you're "with friends."
Second visit, first time for a Sunday blunch. Love the atmosphere and vibe of this local restaurant, and their interesting menu choices. I had the omelet that had sausage, mushroom and roasted poblanos. My palate runs towards the spicy, and I would say this was much milder than I was hoping for (but very flavorful). Fruit instead of potatoes is my preference, and, unlike most fruit substitutions that are melon-heavy, this had a really nice assortment of berries. My wife got a burger. She was very complimentary of the quality of the beef, and loved the bun (she’s not a fan of too much bun v meat). Her only comment was that it needed to be seasoned (she asked for salt, not something she normally does). My son and his girlfriend have done the blunch here before, and split the lemon curd French toast and the eggs/bacon/potato breakfast. My wife and I both tasted the French toast and have to say were definitely wowed by the lightness and flavor. Lastly, a pet peeve of mine - it doesn’t dawn on me to specify no ice when I order OJ; that’s the way it should come. So, when my small OJ comes and the glass is filled with ice, it seems as if it’s a cost-saving measure. Please eliminate this practice or have the wait staff ask ice or no ice.
This place was recommended by a friend as a great place for a “haven’t met in person yet first date”. I wanted wine, a moderately priced menu, casual but groovy, hip vibe...and this covered all the bases. The staff was great, fun and personable. The food was awesome. (Hummus and a sirloin burger on brioche). It’s a bit loud in there but we made it work. Highly recommend.
Went for a business lunch with three guests. The food was fantastic. This time I had the BLT and it was the best BLT I have ever had. Previously I have had the grilled cheese and it was outstanding. It is not super quite, but, not terribly noisy either. Small place so consider a reservation. The server was efficient and did a good job, just not friendly. Overall it is one of my favorite places to eat in KC.
Sunday Brunch. Nice mix of breakfast and more standard fare. As usual, well prepared and presented. Service is consistently friendly but not to a point of interfering with table conversation. A "go to" spot for a nice relaxed meal with enough options to please everyone in your party.
It's a very welcoming place that's refreshingly off beat from the norm. The patio is great if the weather is nice, yet we discovered the inside of the restaurant has a much more interesting decor and environment. So choose inside seating over outside unless the weather is awesome:) Overall delicious unique dishes and good service in a great atmosphere!
My wife and I love the Westside Local; we go as often as we can. I took a group of coworkers there (my wife was jealous). Two enjoyed it so much they asked me to take them there for lunch the next day. My only complaint is I feel they need to screen the kitchen just a bit. too much bright light & noise coming out of the kitchen spoiling the fun atmosphere.
Went with my father to celebrate my birthday. He's a meat eater, I am not. Both of us were able to find menu items to satisfy us. Our server seemed a little distracted, but could've just been having an off day. We had to ask for drink refills, and after several minutes we flagged down another staff member for a box and our check. The food was delicious and the staff was accommodating, but seemingly distracted.
Foodie friends were in from Chicago so I wanted an authentic KC spot that I knew would not disappoint. We arrived an hour early and were able to be seated and the rest of the evening was flawless. Everyone was so happy with their choice of entree and my gf risotto dish was amazing!
Excellent food. What an incredible value for farm to table. Our server was great. Food did take a little long but there were some large parties ahead of us. It was most definitely worth the wait. I happen to care about how my food is attained and the quality of the food, so this was a perfect choice.
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