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For 2
7:00 PM
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The Westside Local

930 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Local Ingredients (42)
  • Neighborhood Gem (38)
  • Fit for Foodies (33)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Closed Mondays
Please note the brunch menu is only available on Sundays
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Phone number
(816) 997-9089
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Gordon
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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.
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Private party contact
Brandon Strick: (816) 997-9089
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Cross street
W 17th
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Parking details
Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.
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Public transit
The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.
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Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.
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Special events & promotions
Large party reservation fees may apply.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 930 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was good. Loved my salad! Tomato soup a little bland. Great atmosphere for friends.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

This spot has very tasty food but we did not appreciate the service. Everyone we encountered didn't seem interested in making our experience better. They were not friendly at all and our server barely interacted with us. Was a bit disappointed considering the food was so good.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was amazing!

Zmerry1 (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It took longer than expected for our drinks to arrive from the bar and longer than expected for our food to arrive. But the food was very good. I wish my dish had been served warmer than it was.

Danamaste (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I've been a fan of Westside Local for a long time. Well prepared, locally sourced (where possible) food. Always a good vibe, excellent cocktails and specials. As a vegan, they used to have more options on the menu for me - but they're still willing to adjust things if I ask. Would recommend for almost any occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful experience! Can’t wait to go back!

stella (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was a birthday occasion, and we traveled over an hour to dine here. We specifically made early reservations to hopefully receive fresh, good service. My husband ordered meat loaf and was brought a hamburger by mistake. Not good. The server placed that order again; however, it didn't arrive until everyone else was finished. Who wants to eat by himself? Not good!!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went with my girlfriend for an anniversary. We had a great time the food was wonderful and the ambiance was quite nice. There was no problem with the waitstaff but they did seem to be a bit understaffed and because of that our waitress took a while to get to us. Again the waitress was excellent.

JonB (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We very much enjoyed Brunch at Westside Local. Food was great, a beautiful place. Parking a challenge, but worth it.

NatalieH (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambiance and amazing food. Definitely returning when the weather warms up to take advantage of their cool patio. Really dug the vibe of the entire restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been to Westside Local 3 times recently and always enjoyed great food and service. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great lunch experience and the waiter was fantastic with my dairy allergy. I’m thankful that he suggested the veggie burger made vegan with deviled eggs as a side. I would order it again for sure.

Kristy (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I had hopes for this restaurant but was very much disappointed. The ratings were outstanding so we thought we would take a chance and celebrate our daughters 17th birthday here. Upon arrival they were getting our table ready, the hostess was pleasant everything was going well until we were seated. Our waitress for the evening never introduced herself to us and seemed to have an attitude. We shrugged it off as we all have our bad days and are allowed a "pass" but still hoped things would come around. They didn't. The service was the worst I have experienced, we ordered drinks (remember we were celebrating a birthday) and that was the only drink offered, we were NEVER asked again and flagging her down was impossible and they weren't that busy. We then ordered the artichoke appetizer that came with little chips and bread, not enough to finish the dip. One point for Miss Rude was she did offer more chips and bread, thank the Lord she is catching on. About 10 minutes later she returned with more chips, no bread and I kid you not she DUMPED the chips on the appetizer plate from the plate she carried them on and took off. That was a new one. We were served dinner by I think a bus boy and another waitress, the bus boy also had an attitude however the other waitress was pleasant. Overall, the food was good but service was horrible. Our tab came to $150 for 6 people which was extremely cheap for us, we were prepared to spend a lot more. We will not be coming back, you can thank the staff for that.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

This was my 4th visit. The first three times were great but this time both food and service were both off a bit. Hope this was an isolated experience.

Yarnur12 (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Since my daughter is vegan, we come here a fair amount. We like the area and the food is consistently good.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I had the striped bass served with corn/polenta cake...wonderful! Friendly helpful staff. Even appreciated the heavy curtains at the entrance to keep cold drafts off diners!

Olive (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

I always enjoy the food at Westside local! Two little criticisms would be that it’s a little loud and a little cold. But that certainly doesn’t keep me from coming back because the food is really exceptional!

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

This is my go-to for "I don't have a plan for dinner tonight."

Garionking (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Always a good experience!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

The food and service were great but it was a bit pricey for lunch.