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The Local

) #23 of 162 Restaurants in Newton $$ - $$$, American, Pub, Bar
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-340-2160
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We met with friends at the local early on a Saturday night before attending the PaintBar and our painting lessons. We ended up having garlic mussels and Fish and Chips, while our friends had crab cakes and street tacos. The mussels were fantastic, and the...More

1  Thank Walter C
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I'd wanted to try this place out for a while. There were hits and misses. The steak tips were very good and worth going back for. However, their take on an Old Fashioned was kind of over the top; it seemed like it was half...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had dinner here on a Sunday evening... I would rate this place as average. The menu is appetizing but everything was just a little off. The chips + onion dip weren't that flavorful and the dip seemed too watery. I had steak tips which had...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank oyyveyy
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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...More

Thank CaraM51
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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...More

Thank Irwin A
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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