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The Local

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American, Pub, Bar
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1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-340-2160
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Orange, California
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272 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good variety of food, cross sections of meat and fish. Yummy appetizers and side dishes. Really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts.

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Thank oyyveyy
Needham, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for our company holiday lunch - there was 14 of us. The wait staff was friendly and very efficient. It seemed to take longer than usual to get our food, but the food was very good, especially the flat breads. Everyone received their meals at the same time and there wasn't one complaint.

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Thank CaraM51
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited The Local occasionally over the last few years and with the exception of adding too much salt we have found the food good.Our last visit showed a new menu that was much improved and we had the Chicken Cacciatore and Crispy Crab Cakes both were very good. The service has always been very good. I had Root Beer... More 

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Thank Irwin A
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have only been to this place a 5 times when I bring my daughter back to college. I have always been greeted when I walk in the door, seated immediately, and served water or something.. But on November 27 2016, I was greeted by a nice host and seated and there we sat for 15 mins ..nothing...I walked down... More 

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Thank Cyndi A
Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a wonderful neighborhood spot that was teeming with people stopping in for a brew, cocktail or dinner. I am so glad I found it! We met friends before a movie and we all enjoyed our meals very much...were surprised by the large portions and the reasonable prices. Our server was informed, efficient and friendly. The menu has good... More 

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Thank good2go195
Newton, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

They do have the best steak tips!!! Their food is good overall. We came here a few times already and we are always satisfied with it. The parking is annoying though, though there is a big lot across the place. This place is highly recommended.

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Thank triptonowhere_11
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner pre rush and was disappointed. Took five minutes before someone acknowledged our table. It is a small open room so hard to miss a table of three. Our waitress redeemed the experience. The chips and French onion dip were great. Cooked perfect and the dip was a basic onion dip (not over flavored). The meals we... More 

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Thank Rhonda G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lively setting with a varied and well executed menu. Had the Sole milense which was very tasty. Others has the salmon. Excellent beer selection also

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Thank WorcesterMa
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We love The Local. It's a great spot in Newton to grab lunch or dinner. It's great with or without kids - they usually seat kids on one side and non kids on the other! Great beer menu and good cocktails. Local food done well. Fried pickles are excellent. The pizza from the kids menu is amazing (I usually steal... More 

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Thank LV23
Salzburg, Austria
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Our waiter was friendly and quick! We were a group of 6 and were early. We had the place to ourselves at 5:30 when we came and it was packed on leaving at 7! Our meals were all great ! There beef was fantastic! The fried Brussel sprouts were so good! The flatbread pizza was also good. Parking " allowed"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Pub, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-340-2160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?