The Westside Local

4.7
1145 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and appropriate pricing for farm to table. Will definitely be back to try other dishes! They have a wide variety of craft beer, I noticed, as well as brands like Boulevard and Stella Artois. You can also order from a specialty cocktail menu and purchase wine by the bottle or glass. The menu is mostly beef, pork, fish, or vegetarian with a couple of vegan options. They pay special attention to gluten and nut allergies, with symbols beside each dish on the menu.
Overall I was very impressed. It's a great place for a date, with small tables, excellent food and alcohol, and large windows showcasing the sunset.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table before going in (just in case for the lunch rush and we were a party of 6) and they had the table assembled, with utensils, water glasses, and menus all set by the time we got there and were seated immediately! It was clean, comfortable, and warm but not stuffy - very welcoming.

Our server was wonderful! He kept us informed of the daily menu items and limitations, had drinks and food out promptly and was observant of our table needs. He also had a great sense of humor.

The food was amazing. Great quality, presentation, and flavor - everything was fresh and delicious. No one had a single complaint the entire time.

Thank you for the great, first-time experience!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I snuck out for lunch together. The Summit Burger was incredible. It will take time, but I plan on coming back enough times to try everything on the menu.

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A
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. From the Kale Salad to the grilled cheese, mac n cheese, and burgers, all meals were enjoyed. We were traveling to KC from out of town and were delayed and they were very accommodating in being able to push back our reservation. Yes, that would be because they had room, but they kept telling us they would find us a table when we called several times with several delays. They could have easily said, "thanks for calling, maybe another time."

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be back.

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RM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I get to KC I make it a point to dine with family / friends at Westside Local. Cannot wait to get back in warmer weather and sit outside in beer garden which is another good experience.

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MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to grab lunch while out and about on the weekends! They were very accommodating with our daughter and recommending side dishes to create a child-sized meal.

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JA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience with food and service that satisfies.

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m
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places, never disappoints. Love the food, love the staff, love the location. Looking forward to our next visit!

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a quaint little place. Food was amazing, ambiance was perfect and I will for sure be back

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Westside Local is and always will be a wonderful place to eat. I took my friend, who had never been, for his birthday and it was truly special. The atmosphere is subtle, the staff is very friendly and don't get me started on their grilled cheese and parmesan fries. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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JA
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 8, 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
46 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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
11 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 24, 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 19, 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
13 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 18, 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 8, 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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AH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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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A
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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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N
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Westside Locale.

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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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