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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%
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“fried pickles” (13 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (10 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
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American, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

If you're looking for a place to have a nice romantic dinner, this isn't the place. The food is fine, but there's no way you can have a nice, quiet dinner with your partner. You're going to have to speak very loudly so that you...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had eaten here in Dec 2011, Apr 2015 and recently. with son & family - 2 children & 4 adults , as in the past. The plan this time was to eat elsewhere - but that place was full so we went to The Local...More

1  Thank scscientist
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Enjoyed another relaxing dinner at The Local. A real neighborhood place. Food is good. Typical American food. Service friendly. Will continue going here for a spontaneous, relaxing evening out.

Thank MassTraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We tried the fried pickles for an app- they really hit the spot, especially with the beer. Personally I had the grilled cheese and tomato soup. I know what you're thinking-- super boring, and can't you make that at home? But it was what I...More

Thank leneyB
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Went to The Local to meet up with a colleague and had a great lunch. The place was fairly empty and the music a little loud but then food was excellent. My colleague had the tuna bowl which consisted of brown rice, a grilled avocado...More

Thank pickyeater15
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We had about 20 people and the wait staff did very well...good was timely and very good. I'm planning on going back!

Thank CaraM51
Reviewed 10 May 2017

7 people showing up for dinner at 9:15 PM after a movie was no problem. We asked for some small changes from the menu and there was no problem. Squash dish got raves from our vegetarian. I loved the chicken bowl! The flat bread was...More

Thank Timothy5
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The ambience here is great and so is the service. The bar is fun and a great place to have a beer or other drink. The problem is the food, which is just ordinary depending on what your choice is. While the flatbreads are fairly...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Went to the West Newton location of The Local so as to compare it to the Woburn location. We arrived early, about 4:30, and found plenty of open tables. Did not appreciate feeding quarters into a parking meter but better than a ticket. The place...More

Thank RCutty15
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Local attracts lots of folks from its West Newton neighborhood, but has a solid reputation that brings people from all parts of the western suburbs of Boston. That reputation is built on creative dishes that use many locally sourced ingredients, and an excellent bar...More

Thank DKay51
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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