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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.

1663 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

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

Cross Street:
W 17th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 997-9089

Website:
http://www.thewestsidelocal.com/

Entertainment:
Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.

Parking Details:
Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.

Public Transit:
The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.

Executive Chef:
Tony Gordon

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

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (50)
Local Ingredients (49)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
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Casual (46)
Good for a Date (42)
Great for Lunch (36)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Authentic (29)
Healthy (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Comfort Food (23)
Organic (20)
Cozy (20)
Fun (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Seasonal (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Romantic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Vegan (11)
Great Beer (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Came for Brunch, had a great time! Food was great!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Went with family after event at the Music Hall. Artsy decor, reclaimed old building. Fun mature atmosphere. Menu had many items that sounded good and different so we all had hard time choosing. Apps: pint of fries was very good even if you don’t normally like fries, and green dirt crostini trio sounded good but was just ok, wouldn’t get it again but there are many others to choose from. Dinner: summit burger very good, west side Mac and cheese very good, chicken saltimbocca very good, and I had the seasonal quinoa which was just ok. My wife tried it though and she thought it was very good so I maybe trust her more than me. All portions were moderate to large and we had no room for dessert so I cannot tell you if those are good or not.

Family, and I, liked the place and plan to return again for dinner. I recommend making reservations as it is popular place. Also parking is on the street or in a small lot across from the restaurant. They have outside seating as well that was covered and had space heaters, looked nice but we were seated inside.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Westside Local offers an array of healthy dishes and gluten free choices. Always a good pick for dining out.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food is always fresh and so tasty. It is always busy, but it never feels cramped and the service is top notch. Three of us had the Kale salad and all raved about it. A great date place and a great place for small groups.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Chosen for Saturday lunch with the wife.

Starters:
Deviled eggs weren't anything we couldn't make at home with minimal effort.
Crostini Trio was very good with a nice combination of flavors. One of them had prosciutto that was a little thick and quite chewy. Prefer thinner and melty...
Sandwiches:
Jalapeno and Jam Burger was above average and cooked right (medium) but honestly it was just another burger. I almost hate to say it like that because it wasn't "bad" but the description sure makes you think you're getting a doozy of a combination.
The Hatfield Dunkel Brisket sandwich was good, moist, flavorful and all at the same time a little pedestrian. It needs a little seasoning or more bite somewhere in it. The pretzel bun is good but overwhelms the brisket flavor in my opinion.

Service was pretty good and unobtrusive, which I appreciate. Never had an empty drink without a replacement already on the table. Our waitress was training and we couldn't hear her very well because of the crowd noise but overall good marks.

Bottom line: I think we expected to really be "wow'd" and in the end it was just an expensive lunch. Menu had good variety and love the farm to table approach. It seems like when we spend $60 on a 2 sandwich + appetizers lunch we should've walked away with complete satisfaction, but we both said it was "good but not great".

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the farm to table concept. Very good menu and food was fantastic! I like going to a place and not have the waiter/waitress bugging you every few minutes....this was nice!

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great restaurant in the Westside with a cozy atmosphere. Food is amazing and they focus on locally sourced ingredients.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great great food!! Fresh art. Had to flag down other servers so get attention from our server (who’s mental acuity left much to be desired). All the servers dressed like they either just came from a dungeon or from little house on the prairie. Other than the service- wonderful food, cozy spot!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Super cozy and cute.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

No matter how early reservations are made, we always get tables right by the entrance. This past visit was the worst. We had a table where cold draft hits every time the door gets open (which was quite often). We had to beg a staff to close the curtains but it didn’t help much. Our waitress went missing after bringing our food, never came back to ask for the 2nd drink. (We had to catch her to ask for the check long after we were done eating). My husband ordered Mac&cheese with brisket and Brussel sprouts, but we found no sprouts in his dish. I love this place, but based on the service we received, I feel very discouraged to return anytime soon.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Opted for salads plus chicken. Was excellent and left room for AMAZING dessert. Had the lemon cake with blueberry jam. Heavenly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great spot to go dine before going to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center! Cozy and delicious! Grilled cheese sandwich & tomato soup is th best!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good food, good service

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always enjoy the creativity in blending flavors & textures! We’ve introduced the experience to friends & family. Each one has enjoyed and said they would return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food excellent service. Would highly recommend this place for a date night

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. We had the Westside local for drinks and the charcuterie board which was amazing. Always good food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous food! Excellent service! Paul was charming and took great care of us as we celebrated our mother finishing her treatments for breast cancer. Memories made at the Westside Local ❤️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I’ve been here several times and each time it doesn’t disappoint. I highly recommend the burger and fries!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistently great food! They're adding new items and crafted cocktails.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food. Second time we had been to Westside Local. Excellent both times!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food close to all the downtown attractions and prime location for a First Fridays dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As usual, their charcuterie board and mac&cheese were excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely love this place!!! Great food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was amazing. Thanks for helping us have a great a d memorable first date.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Brought my foodie cousin and wife here while visiting KC for his birthday. Yummy cheese plate, burgers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Perfect for lunch and dinner for Food lovers and great drinks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant has become the family favorite in the downtown area. Always the first place I stop at when picking up someone from the airport. Great introduction to KC.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had tonite's special (meatloaf), pork chop and grilled cheese & soup. All were excellent.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed dinner with friends. Drinks and food were very good. We will definitely go back soon to try another item on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was outstanding. I can't say enough good things about this restraunt.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always awesome, great food, good drinks, one of our favorite places

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food, many options for all restrictions. Many drink choices.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I went in on a Friday night with my son. We waited for 10 minutes to even be acknowledged by a waitperson. When he did come around for drink and dinner orders he had a very bad attitude. I won't be going back

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is a wonderful place for familiar foods with a twist. My meals always have wonderful flavor and the staff is helpful and polite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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