West on Centre

4.2
767 Reviews
$30 and under
American
West on Centre is an 300 seat restaurant and bar located on Centre Street in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood. West features a main dining room with open kitchen, classic mahogany bar, and relaxing lounge area with fireplace. The goal at West is to create a neighborhood meeting place that combines style, friendliness, great food and drinks that makes it the perfect night out with friends, neighbors, or just the two of you. Featuring a private dining area, chef's table, and open fireplace, West serves up casual American food, creative cocktails, and offers an affordable wine list. West on Centre has a 50 person private event room with patio.
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vipBostonDeb
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Southwest Chipolte Chicken Salad. It was excellent!

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CarolineC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibe with excellent service. Excellent selection of food and beer. Will return.

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Didi
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious with options for all dietary needs. The waiter was outstanding - attentive without hovering. I’d surely go back again!

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vipwizzie
New England
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's always good and it's close to home. I recommend it.

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MaryB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great for lunch or drinks! This was my first time visiting this restaurant and it was on the recommendation of my son who used to live in “Rozzi”. It was close to where I needed to be. Our server, Emily C was fantastic and our Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches were delicious! I was not happy about being charged $3.00 for SODA WATER. It’s water with carbonation. We ate in the bar area which had a nice fire lit in the fireplace. Really nice as the day was cold and raw. The music level was definitely a bit loud for a moderate lunch crowd. I will definitely eat here again in three months when I’m back in the area for another appointment the nearby hospital which is only five minutes away.

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vipDebris
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentines Day dinner at West on Centre was wonderful! Our server Chris was attentive and efficient. The food was great. We shared the fried Artichoke hearts appetizer with the lemon and caper remoulade- fabulous! It should be a regular menu item. We want to have it again.- soon. We both had the Filet of Sole stuffed with crabmeat with the lobster sauce. Perfection, and it came with lobster pieces that were cooked perfectly. Such a treat. The Sole was delicious and full of crabmeat. The sauce was yummy. We can’t wait to go back. This wonderful neighborhood place just gets better and better!

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OlgaH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The four of us were squeezed into a small table right on the edge of a function, and the noise level was high (had requested a quiet table with the reservation). The host was somewhat sarcastic when I asked for a better table (didn't get it). Prices expensive for quality of the food and the drinks (for example, Bloody Mary was watered down and had no celery or olive).

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vipColleenP
New England
82 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed my breakfast here. What a delicious eggs benedict. I also love the blood orange mimosa that is available. Fast service and very good food is always a hit with me. can't wait to come back again!

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KimG
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Book it every chance I can - as my husband likes the menu variety.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been coming here for years, it’s a solid cornerstone in our brunch rotation. Service was spectacular, our waitress was hilarious and had such a great vibe. Drinks were great, and the food delicious! We missed the scallions that used to come with the home fries and my steak was definitely med-well rather than med-rare but was still very tender, juicy and flavorful so I didn’t mention it, same with my friends burger, but they would’ve been even better had it been cooked properly. A wonderful time none-the-less!

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MaryK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out to dinner with a friend. Dinner and salad was delicious. I got the scallops, she got the cod. We both really enjoyed. Waiter was great but forgot about us at end. We had to ask for more water. Food is always good here. Neither one of us had a cocktail. We split a salad and both got an entree. Bill was $74.00

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SusanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! Always have a nice experience here

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vipLayla
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite hang- out! Food is always reliably good, great service and friendly faces.

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MarianneM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch Fast service good waiter very attentive .Would definitely recommend to friends
an family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a nice brunch date with friends however we were hoping for a better brunch menu. It was a basic order breakfast or lunch off the menu. The service was very good.

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EmilyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with our family. The menu offers something for everyone. Everything we ordered was prepared very well.

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enaj
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent menu, service and food but the noise level was astonishing!

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JudithK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently reliable as to food and service. I had the salmon with roasted vegetables and it was good size, nicely seasoned. Would recommend.

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vipRarphantom
Miami
104 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice local feel and decent food. The buffalo chicken sandwich was good as was the fish sandwich. Good for our business lunch. Definitely worth trying if you haven’t been.

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RobertK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Very good food with ample portions at a fair price....at the kind of local spot that makes the Boston area such a great place to live!

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vipVince
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service.

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JaneO
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great
Taken in time food delish!
Thank you!

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Summer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice local restaurant. Food, drinks and atmosphere is good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the seasonal specials and service was outstanding. My son has a food allergy and the staff not only went to great lengths to ensure the food was safe but when they confirmed he could eat the delicious complimentary fresh mini muffins the manager gave him a whole box to go so he could enjoy them for breakfast before school! So thoughtful and definitely made our day!

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viptndk
New England
161 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at West. There's no other place we would want to go on our anniversary. Thank you Chris as always and a very special thank you to Eleanor!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’ve been to West many times before and really enjoyed it, this trip was not the best. I hope it was just an off night. I ordered the chopped southwest salad, which comes with guacamole on it, I got maybe a tablespoon worth of brown colored guacamole. Previous trips there’s been a decent size portion of guacamole on the salad. Another person at the table ordered the Chicken Milanese which looked a bit burnt. After digging in she found the chicken to be pretty dry/overcooked. I forgot they do trivia on Sunday, which makes the already loud restaurant even worse, so it’s a bit hard to hear each other and have conversations. The waitress was very nice and attentive.

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KimG
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

West on Centre is quickly becoming my favorite go-to. I gave 4 stars for ambience only because there were a lot of young children (some crying) a the time we ate - early 5:45pm (which is great for families). I never plan far enough ahead to get a prime time! But I will from now on, and at those times, it's past bedtime.

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KMac
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, food was good and the prices were fair and reasonable. Nice atmosphere

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mystery
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We (a party of four) went for brunch, and the breakfast burritos, ahi tuna and poached eggs were excellent. My salmon burger was not as good as others I've had- a bit bland and the salmon was (I think) farm-raised and not really fresh-tasting. The drinks were fine if a bit overpriced for the amount given. Service was fairly good although we had to wait a while to order (it wasn't busy) and our water glasses were not always refilled. However we had a nice table near a window and the parking was easy.

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raypfeiffer
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant environment, nice menu, including both gluten-free and vegetarian options, and the food was delicious.

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viptndk
New England
161 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at West. The buffalo chicken pasta was the choice tonight from the specials menu.

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RobinK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a favorite place to take friends! Cozy and fun atmosphere, delicious food and great selection!

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MaryK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us. We all got something different,
Haddock, ravioli, steak tips and a salad with chicken. We all loved our meals! Delicious! Did not have room for dessert. Steve our waiter was very friendly and prompt. Water person was also very attentive.
We will definitely be back!
Everything was fabulous!

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vipMrGoodbar
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

There are so many fine restaurants in the greater Boston area. So don't waste your time and money: don't put this anywhere near the top of 4/5 your list. The service was terrible. In fact, this place committed the cardinal sin and left me, sitting, as I had all night, waiting for someone -- ANYONE -- to take my money. I had to walk it up to the hostess, which for an establishment like WOC, is unconscionable. How was the food? I can't even be sure, given how slow and inconsistent the service was. When I am not politely and attentively served, it takes away from the dining experience. Ugh.

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RonC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food! We come here often and are never disappointed.

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XavierM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good prices. I enjoyed the setting as well.

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DoloresC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at WEST several times so I was not surprised to have a delicious meal for my husband's birthday. Our waiter was lovely and food was delicious!

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robskaren
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been here for brunch several times. They have an interesting breakfast menu. Great for kids, as they give each child a "kid's kit" with a coloring page, crayons and WikiSticks--keeps 'em busy for long enough for the grown-ups to get through a meal. Parking sometimes difficult, as there's not a dedicated lot.

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vipAnnG
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were very disappointed with our main course special Cod was very disappointed it was not freshly cooked I only eat fish so I know our server was very nice no complaints can’t say the same for second Manager how ever we made our complaint and left

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vipChris
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Went on Saturday night and could not get in until after 8. When we arrived the restaurant was 1/2 full so a little concerned about the management of reservations. On a positive note, the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food unfortunately did not match up with the service. We both experienced stomach upsets the next day probably a result of the fried pickle appetizer. Both mahi-mahi and bolognese were mediocre at best. We were hoping to find a neighborhood gem but will have to keep looking.

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West on Centre offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 323-4199.

West on Centre is rated 4.2 stars by 767 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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