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The Local

££ - £££American, ,
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-340-2160
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried pickles” (13 reviews)
“steak tips” (12 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the The Local twice, first time 3 years ago and more recently in March. It was very pleasant, with good service and reasonable food options. Not our “go to” place, but no complaints. The menu is between a bar menu and...More

Thank sej60
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

I visited this place for a peer to peer luncheon. The food was great! I got the steak tips. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Loved the menu variety, wait staff personality and service were super, food quantity/quality were excellent. Laid back local family place, no pretenses.

Thank ebbjunior
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My first time in The Local in Newton. It’s part of a chain but you’d never know it. Really good food and service!

Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We hosted dinner for 30+ people on short notice at The Local in West Newton following a wake in Waltham. The food and wine were excellent and the service was outstanding. Everyone loved it. Among the crowd favorites were the Street Tacos, the Fig and...More

Thank BrooklynMD
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and what a nice, fun place to have a late lunch. Our server Diana W., was great. The selections were perfect and delicious. Enjoy!!

Thank diddy66
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Although I couldn't eat anything (I keep kosher), the drinks were great and the staff was super friendly. My cousin who does not keep kosher had the truffle fries and the grilled brussel sprouts. They looked and smelled great.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I've eaten at the local in Wayland several times, the food is solid and consistent, the service is always good. The Local is a great family restaurant bringing a slightly different twist to standard American fare. There is something here for everyone, and each dish...More

Thank Wriglee
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Service was slow even though it was early on a Friday night and a lot of seats were empty. Don't believe that they ran out of iceberg lettuce at 6 PM and did ask what type of salad dressing we wanted after substituting romaine.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to the local many times in the past years visiting Boston for work. Unfortunately this visit was quite a disappointment. We are pretty low key looking for the basics... the order was wrong which is honestly fine but anytime we asked our...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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