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About West on Centre

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.

1732 Centre St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm Lounge open until 2 am.

Cross Street:
Belgrade Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 323-4199

Website:
http://www.westoncentreboston.com/

Public Transit:
MBTA bus routes 35, 36, 37, 38 all stop at our front door.

Executive Chef:
Gabriel Cheung

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weekend Brunch
Bring Your Own Wine Night
Half Price Pizza Wednesdays
Sunday Night Trivia at 8pm
Monthly beer and wine pairing dinners.

West on Centre Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

wish i could give this place zero stars...when we booked the reservation on open table everything was all set...once we got to the restaurant they claimed they didn't have it and made us sit in the BAR...for MOTHER'S DAY! i will NEVER recommend or go there again!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It was my birthday and the food was great! They did run out of the sirloin (We dined late-that showed me that the food was fresh). Overall great experience and I will be back. They have a killer brunch!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Waiter was absent minded, brought regular coffee after I ordered a latte. We were the only table in the room. Waiter had a flippant attitude. At the end of the meal, I ordered a regular coffee, he didn't bring it, said he was brewing a fresh pot. A different waiter brought the coffee. The pork loin my wife had was fatty and was a "patty" which wasn't what a pork loin is. The vegetarian burger my mother in law had was "terrrible". We spent over $70 which was over priced. I noticed that the wait staff prioritized the bar over the dining room. All in all, I won't be coming back.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Eaten brunch here in the bar several times, and enjoyed it. Came w friends and sat on restaurant side on Sunday. Latish side, 2:30. Water on one of the chairs when we were finally seated. The poached eggs were hardboiled and the over easy were also hard. Steak tips (usually great here) and a different/cheaper cut than usual? Overall a disappointment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

West on Centre is a local gem. Casual atmosphere with a surprisingly sophisticated menu

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

West on Centre is a great place that is kid friendly with a great adult menu. The food, service and environment is perfect for a night out or a family dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

another great night thanks to Chris!!! We will be back soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Food was good, I had one of the specials (haddock and potatoes), portion size was good, haddock was very well cooked. Husband had the burger which looked delicious but was more medium than rare which is how he ordered it. Service was unrushed , it was pretty slow on a Sunday at around 4:30 though I feel we waited a good amount which is similar to others experiences. Price was good, we would like to go back for their brunch. Overall experience was average. Certainly not bad but not spectacular either

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and service as usual chicken lollipops and salmon great would not get the haddock again

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

seated promptly. menu had some variety. specials daily. nice decor inside. only negative was that server was good, but kind of standoffish. parking a bit of a challenge, at least on day we were there. will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

West on center is a reliable choice for good food and service. Our get together was on st Patrick's day so I made a reservation for mid afternoon to have a meal with a couple of friends. When we arrived we were notified that we would be somewhat delayed in being seated because there was a funeral repast just finishing up. We understood because of course you should.
After waiting a good half hour after our reservation time and seeing multiple people seated before us, some of whom did not have reservations we were finally seated at what I assume they consider one of their best tables. We were approached by our waiter and made drink orders. As soon as our drinks came we ordered our food and appetizers were delivered quickly. One friend and I split the special app of potato spring rolls with a cabbage and kohlrabi slaw and horseradish sauce. Delish! Our orther friend ordered house made guacamole that is always reliable.
Dinner was delivered quickly and one friends fish and chips was perfect. A large portion of fried haddock and crispy French fries along with a portion of coleslaw. She had enough to enjoy and take home for another meal.
Our corned beef and cabbage was interesting to say the least. The corned beef was tasty but quite fatty. The cabbage was red and sweet, someone suggested it was braised with balsamic vinegar which seems likely. The potatoes were the best part of the meal being cooked to perfection. Carrots were sliced so thin as to be insubstantial and adorned the cabbage. We were bothe disappointed in our meal that we had looked forward too.
Suddenly our waiter delivered the check, never having inquired as to if we wanted tea coffee or dessert. We waited what felt like ten minutes before we caught his eye and told him we wanted additional drinks and dessert. The special dessert was a warm apple cake with vanilla ice cream, custard sauce and topped with a brandies cherry. It was the best part of the meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great dinner for a good price

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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We've been to West on Centre several times. Parking can be an issue but we had no trouble on this occasion. The dining room is separated from the bar area. Good thing because the bar was crowded and quite noisy. In the dining room most guests were seated at the far end - the furthest from the bar. This works fine - the noise from the bar is minimal. Service was very good. We were attended to within a minute or so of being seated. Salads at West on Centre are their forte. We shared a collard green salad that was excellent. Highly recommended. I ordered a Rachel which was a reuben but made with fried haddock instead of corned beef. It hit the spot. It was quite substantial so there was no room for dessert this time.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Wonderful night, Chris was phenomenal as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We were 6. Our waiter attentive. However, the food was mediocre at best. Our orders ranged from salmon (considered vg), to several halibut orders (nothing special) to veggie burger (ok), to a cheeseburger pizza (not good). We have been to West on Centre for brunch and it was vg. Dinner, meh.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service and food is amazing. We got our appetizers and entrees so fast and they were cooked perfectly. I've been here for dinner twice and brunch once and I absolutely love it! Keep up the great work!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My fiance and I come here all the time, it never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2017

I tend to go for brunch the most. Love love love the Bloody Mary! Specials are always a hit. Cajun home fries are amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

A fantastic dinner and service for one of my favorite restaurants for when I am in the Boston area.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

West on Centre is a great asset to the neighborhood , the food is always well presented , good value and great menu.
The service and responsiveness of staff is great, barside is fun for a quick bite or drink and dining space has nice nooks to have larger groups .
A great asset in West Roxbury

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2017

West is a great neighborhood restaurant!!! The food is good and generous portions. Drinks are great. Very warm atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2017

We showed up an hour early for our reservation. (A lot I know). We would either have to wait or they could seat us in the lounge in under 10 min. We took the lounge. The food is delicious and although the lounge is nice I prefer the open dining area on the left when you enter. It's much brighter due to huge windows and the noise level is less although both rooms were packed. Either way great service, great food and definitely a repeat spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

There is a building across the street with very bright, glaring fluorescent lights which makes dining near the windows a bit unpleasant.


Some tables need more light to allow reading the menu, especially the tables in the center near the columns.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Brunch to celebrate an engagement. Perfect. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful. Thank you helping us make this special occasion for our dear friend so special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

another great night at our favorite local, all made even better thanks to Chris

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Waited over an hour for our entree (kitchen mess up). We understood that mistakes happen, but the service was underwhelming and there was poor communication. The manager offered a free dessert which was unwanted. Not what we expected for a night out.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We went for brunch yesterday and was placed directly under a vent blowing cold air. We asked for it to be shut-off and were told that it couldn't be shut off as it was the kitchen vent, which makes no sense to have it blow into the restaurant. We asked to be moved and then was told they were adjusting the temperature and could move "if that doesn't fix it." I'm not sure why they lied and told us it was the kitchen vent first off, instead of offering to adjust the temperature. I ordered the breakfast burrito without the pico de gallo and sour cream and instead received it with pico de gallo and without cheese.

The server seemed new and as we complained, we watched her go over to the manager on several occasions as we weren't happy and the manager just brushed her off and ignored her.

I would definitely not recommend this place and do not plan on going back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2017

I made a reservation for 1:45, but forgot to check in. Place was near empty, so we sat down easily. Wait staff seemed bothered by us. Food was good though. I also saw a mouse run around a banquet seat and along a wall. I won't go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food is great. I've dined for brunch and dinner. Brunch is wonderful, quiet even with lots of people dining, tastes delicious, and the natural light that floods into the room makes for a calm and enjoyable experiance.
Dinner is louder, still delicious, and lighting is decent.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I live just minutes away from this location and always wanted to try it. Went on a date there this past weekend and it was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We had a great time here.The food was great and the bar was very enjoable.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Asked for my fav table - disappointed that they couldn't accommodate

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Always a good experience. The restaurant is chic and comfortable. The food is delicious. The wait staff is professional and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Always a pleasure to do brunch a West on Centre. Great food and service.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Our dining experience on New Years Eve was great! Drinks and food were great as well. Would recommend to spend a night out. Fried chicken platter,steak tips,rib platter, all good sized portions and tasty!! Burger and the soup special chicken sausage and duck were also good

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I have written reviews over the past 30+ years for Zagat (NYC and London) and Harden's (London) mainly because I ate at many (200+) restaurants in those two cities over the same period of time. My "search" has been for good restaurants where I felt truly comfortable and well taken care of. Food matters but the overall package drives my ratings. So far my dining out experience in Boston over the past decade has been "mixed" at best with most being in the 3-4 star category no matter what the cost. West in Centre is about as good as they get. The package is definitely "5 star". Yes, the food could be more interesting especially the sauces but for the price, the service, the quality of seating and ambiance, this is fantastic. I commend the people who run the place: they know what they are doing, and they do it extremely well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We love West! The food is superb and it's awesome to watch the chefs prepare the food too if you get a seat in the main dining room. We brought our mum there for dinner, but we love it for meeting up with friends at the bar. We've also been downstairs for baby-showers and rehearsal dinners before. Love love love!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2016

West on Centre is a great place to meet and eat with friends and family.
The food is always good.
I recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to eat!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Disappointing. After having great meals and service the prior 3 times, I brought my family here for an early holiday dinner with my mother (who will be away). The service was slow, some things came out 10 minutes ahead of others, and when my pork chop finally came it was overcooked and the mashed potatoes were luke warm. Appetizer plates were never cleared until the end of the meal. There was also a freezing cold draft near our table in the back left as you walk in...too bad because this had been one of my go-tos. Don't know if they had a change in ownership?

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Most everyone at the table enjoyed their food. One of us had a steak and cheese sandwich special. The steak was tough and mostly gristle.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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