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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

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (14)
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Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service is very good here each time. The food is almost always excellent even if it's fairly traditional items. Beer selection is great. Prices are a tad high but about average for a Boston bar/restaurant. Worth the $$. Highly recommend

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I’ve been to West a few times and always was happy with everything, but this time I was very disappointed.
I made reservations for New Year’s Eve.
We were a group of 4 with seating at 8:30.
We were seated right away and I loved how beautiful and festive it looked.
Our waitress seemed distracted, but took our drink order and left.
The menu had some specials that we thought looked good so when our waitress came back we ordered 2 shrimp and lobster tail specials and 2 sirloin specials.
She said Oh, we are out of the shrimp/lobster you’ll have to order something else.
So one of us said I’ll have the sirloin and the other ordered something else.
A minute later she’s back, we only have one sirloin special left. You’ll have to order something else!
Really!!
How do you run out of specials at 8:30!
Who does the ordering there?
Also, no apologies or visit from a manager.
The food was fine, but all in all, it was a very disappointing evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

West on Centre is always fantastic. Quality food, nice setting, great value

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great brunch!!! Nice local place to go for
Brunch that serves great food.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The West on Center continues to be a great neighborhood gem! Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Salmon entree. Attentive service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

West on Centre is always a reliable, consistently good restaurant with a warm ambience. It's always got a good crowd, but the acoustics are great, in that you can still hear and converse fairly easily. Wait staff is friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always pleasant with good food and drink! Especially cheerful on Christmas Eve

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food, service, and value!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant looks lovely for Christmas!
The food is always fresh and nicely prepared. We enjoyed very fresh haddock with broccoli and amazing potatoes, fish sandwich, flavorful pulled pork. Service was attentive and friendly. We’ll be back!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was great, our server was the best. We were old friends meeting up after 15 years. The problem with this restaurant is no parking. Normally space is available across the street at the church, but there was meeting going on there and lot was full. And the noise level is very loud--I had two calls while I was there--I had to go outside to talk on the phone, and the second call I missed because I didn't hear the phone ring.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I had the lamb shank special and it was SO GOOD!!! It's been years since I've had lamb and it was even better the next night!! My husband had the fish and chips was was in ecstasy. He said the fish was so good and fresh, the batter was delicious. We had pumpkin cheesecake for dessert which was totally amazing. He started with a house salad which was enormous! Extraordinary service too.
I cam here some months ago for lunch with a group of friends and it was amazing them too. We'll be back!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was excellent. I arrived for brunch 15 minutes early for my reservation. They made me feel very comfortable with coffee and a basket of muffins. My friends did join me in time to meet our reservation.

Nice atmosphere. A nice variety of options on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Spicy, Bar Seating, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great. Have eaten here several times and we always have a positive experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Raw baked potatoes and just warm food, food was put on cold plates

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great dinner at West on Centre. The food was delicious and we ordered a bottle of nice wine.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the best places I've been to in a while. I do keep going back when I'm in Boston. I've never had a bad meal or beverage there! :)

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The West is never a miss. There meals are good and so are the drinks. It is a great place to sit down or go to the bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very disappointed. My husband and daughter ordered the scallop dinner. Quite honestly, $27.00 for 6 dry, flavorless scallops on a bed of mashed potato with minimum trim is probably a 1,000 per cent profit.

My Agave salmon was dry and crusty. We spent $110.00 and feel it was a complete waste of money.

The server was efficient, we did not mention to him our disappointment.
Sincerely, Beatrice

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food is upscale comfort food. They serve veggie burgers, which is great.

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

It was okay. I got the baked haddock and it was very dry ( over cooked ). Believe it or not the waitress said baked fish comes that way. Somebody told my husband its a good place to go for burgers and pizza. I don't think we will be returning there for dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Enjoyed my first visit to West on Centre very much and will definitely go back again. Awesome buffalo chicken wings and cocktails. Server was awesome!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic neighborhood spot with great food and reasonable prices. Love this place!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great job Larry. The braised short rib pizza was back, at least for that night. Awesome!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Whenever I'm in the area. ... had the brunch menu for the first time. Everything was great!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Consistently enjoy my time here- often bring friends from out of town. Have also enjoyed an anniversary and graduation party here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food tasty, service excellent. Nice evening. We enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good menu, interesting specials. Service was great. Noise level makes conversation a little difficult.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always enjoy going to West on Centre. Great food, nice staff and service. We love the bar area as well. Lively , great drinks and super staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great spot to have a decent meal and talk - food is good but desserts need work

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I was very disappointed in the food. I ordered something very simple, a margarita pizza, and it was not good. It was loaded with sun-dried tomatoes which made it very bitter. I wouldn't recommend it, which is disappointing because it is so close to where I live.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Restaurant is a fine neighborhood place BUT a noisy and loud male diner, along with a loud voiced chatty waitress, made for an period of loud dining. When he left, it was much better.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food, service, and atmosphere were all to a high standard. I love coming here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Came here with friends for quiet conversation in a nice atmosphere. Wasn't disappointed, had a nice meal. Seems like menu has changed from last time I ate here. Food was more like "pub grub" where before it had more complex entrees.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Been here several times. Always consistent. Good food. Great specials.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent as always. Best in West Roxbury. Service was a little slow but we didn't mind.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great salads! Our favorite was the Southwestern. Our only complaint was that the portions were too generous! (Doggy bag!)

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great place to grab brunch and they serve Gluten free! The home fries were amazing and so was the blood orange mimosa.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Water glasses went empty for a while. I asked for a glass of wine when we ordered food. I had to remind the waiter halfway through my meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I hadn't been to West On Centre in a few years. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We started with an appetizer of calamari. Delicious sweet sauce and not heavily fried. Surprise was a few pieces of pineapple mixed in.
I had the pulled pork sandwich - seeded bun and a delicious slaw encompassed the pulled pork. Sweet potato fries and sweet pickles were the sides. Pulled pork was very moist topped by a delicious barbecue sauce.
No room for dessert.
Will be back much sooner than before!

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