The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley

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43 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

The Local is the perfect place to come with a group of friends or family for a brunch on Saturday, Sunday or holiday Mondays. Enjoy the chicken and waffles, crabby benny or the avocado toast served on multigrain bread with a slab of bacon, pickled onion and fried egg. The friendly atmosphere makes The Local a prime lunch spot for friends or a group of coworkers. Enjoy a flatbread sandwich such as the fig and prosciutto or a Reuben. Stay healthy with a light salad lunch like the Power Lunch Salad consisting of baby spinach and kale. Add chicken, steak, salmon or shrimp to any salad.

The Local has something for everyone on the menu. Try the stuffed local squash, TW's steak tips made with USDA sirloin tips or the IPA-battered fish and chips served with house tartar and slaw. The main menu features several gluten-free items.

What 43 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. THEY ARE HOWEVER OPERATING WITH A VERY LIMITED MENU.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was spectacular. Waiter could’ve been friendlier, however.

LK
LynK
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were early so the place was empty but our server could not have been nicer. great snacks and drinks. the sangria is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Will definitely go back!

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FrancesG
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the stuffed acorn squash portion size was excellent food was very delicious!

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lynnm
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

One long table for 9 people is uncomfortable, and the noise level around us was really unacceptable. We couldn’t talk with anyone not sitting directly to one side. I wouldn’t dine with you again, with a group larger than 4. Sorry!
Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average value. Very noisy.

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vipbaygirl21
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great burgers

SG
ScottG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night

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CrystalH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a wonderful lunch/brunch fresh, delicious and great service!

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vipmd7716
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the vibe here. The food is solid and we really dig the variety of small plates and entrees. They also always have a great drink list. The service was a little off this last visit. We'll chalk it up to our server having an off night. Still highly recommend.

DJ
DJC13
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Poke bowl was just OK, server was perfectly nice but average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!! Favorites are the burrata and the homemade chips and dip. Menu has something on it for everyone no matter your taste or dietary restrictions

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good location, was pretty loud, but service was good and food was decent. I’m not from the area, so don’t know how it compares to other places there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The drinks and food were just ok...not impressive. The calamari was good. The fish tacos were salty and the rice was bland. The server did a good job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waiter was very nice. The host staff is a bit rude and dismissive. Not friendly or welcoming. They sat 3 of us in a table for 2. We had to ask to be moved as we were clearly in the way of waiters and customers walking by.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experiences! The waitress was really nice too :)! Really enjoyed my time there. One of my favorite places in Wellesley

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ChrisW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited The Local for Sunday brunch. Great atmosphere for dining with friends. Brunch menu is diverse and has plenty of choices. Though not on the brunch menu I had the Energy Bowl with chicken. Very good bowl with farrow, cauliflower and squash. I have eaten here not only for brunch but dinner and lunch in the past. Great wait staff and food, I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The music was loud and hard to talk. Otherwise very nice.

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vipwestonmom
New England
100 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for lunch with a 94 and 85-year-old. Sunny, bright and easy to talk.

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vipMayme
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great We had one mistake from the kitchen so we had to wait for the correct one but that happens
Waiter was busy and hard to find to order our meal
He always seemed rushed

RS
vipsuburbRS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I ordered the dumplings to start they came fried!(in Newton they are steamed. ) When I asked the waitress she said we can do hem steamed, well why didn't she ask me that to begin with. The ribs were just OK. The quality of meat seemed poor.
I frequent the West Newton Local and the food is better. I would not recommend this Wellesley restaurant. The restaurant was not busy but the waitress was not attentive and it took her awhile to check on us and take our order......

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TobinK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always consistently good food and high quality service staff. Have had a few occasions where drinks were delayed coming from the bar through no fault of the server.

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vipCHM1
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with The Local. Great food, great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a holiday lunch there. Excellent staff and great food. Parking lot is a bit tight, but once in the restaurant all was great.

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vipPeterW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice meal. Tuna bowl. Fried pickles are a fun and tasty treat. Our server was excellent. As were the drinks. Will be back. Fun evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The local could be a great spot, but the food is “just ok” and it’s been that way since opening. Wait staff was very nice.

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vipMichaelR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great in general, though grilled chicken breast (chicken bowl dish) was much dry than should be..

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Boston
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server very sweet

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vipSteve
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always have a good experience with the food and especially the service...

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vipSunny
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was not hot. The eggs were not cooked as asked. Had to wait to get 2nd’s on coffee. The service was not great either. Last two times before this was good, but sorry to say , not pleased at all this time and we brought new people who were also not impressed.

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NS23
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hadn't been there in a while and the food and service were wonderful. We tried to find a quiet table and the waitress did her best to take care of us. The food was great -- will be back.

LG
LisaG
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, inventive cocktails and great music over the speakers. Loud but in a fun way, and packed to the gills on a Friday night. Make a reservation. Will go again!

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Cardinal
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Limited dinner menu. Soooo dark, we needed flashlights to easily see the menu. Chicken parm was uninspired - plop of way too much noodles with too huge amount of chicken thrown on top. It was a "lazy" no frills entree for the kitchen. My friend's salad with beef was also hunks of unappealing looking beef on top of a plain greens salad. Plusses: waiter was attentive and friendly.

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vipJs88
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food and service were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
85 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good brunch menu, like that it includes an adult beverage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The order came in completely wrong , waiter was clueless .
Food was terrible

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vipRichT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

When I arrived they did not have the reservation, they said it was an issue with OpenTable.

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Happycustomer
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and service!

FAQs

The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 694-1210.

The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Wellesley is rated 4.4 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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