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“Refreshing new local in Wellesley”
Review of The Local

The Local
Ranked #11 of 71 Restaurants in Wellesley
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 15, 2014

It is nice to have a new restaurant in Wellesley which is family friendly and also caters to a younger crowd.
The Local is using the space occupied by China Sky. The first surprise is the complete change in the ambience. The decor and layout are very appealing. They use the space quite well. The servers are very friendly and helpful. We usually go to high end restaurants. Let me say The Local's food is typical pub fare. However, it is well prepared and with a nice presentation.
We ordered Ceasar Salad, Spicy Hong Kong Noodles and Lobster Roll. We also ordered Dirty Martinis. We were content with our order because the crowd and the place have a wonderful atmosphere. We will go back for sure. We wish they will add more menu options.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Love the decor! It is casual but chic. The food is typical pub fare which has been ratcheted up a notch. The wait staff are superb. This was my second visit and will definitely return. If there is a down side, it is the parents who allow their children to scream and run wild while waiting to be seated.....not sure how that can be solved.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Local is a restaurant that we really needed in Wellesley. It is casual but the vibe is cool. Food is very similar if not exactly like the restaurant in Newton.

Like I said, it is a very solid choice for beers and burgers or slightly more upscale fare.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, fun atmosphere, family friendly... It is very busy on weekend nights, so plan ahead if you have small children. Great addition to Wellesley!

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We did some research before driving from Southborough to Wellesley on a Friday night. Near our family in Dover, gluten free menu, pretty good reviews. They don't take reservations, and large snow banks made parking a bit tricky....but we were in the place by 5:35pm; a group of 8 adults and three children. They very nicely set up a large table for us at the back of the house. It worked perfectly.
The menu was creative, and everyone enjoyed their dishes. The gluten free stuff was excellent. Fries and fried pickles on the table to hold us over till our orders were up....wonderfully unique and tasty. There was a good beer selection. Enough ambient noise so that our children's voices and cries weren't really an issue. Good wait staff. Things moved along at a reasonable pace. We weren't rushed, but were served in a timely fashion. The atmosphere is nice...clean, lots of dark wood, families and non-families. I'd most certainly go back.
BTW, I had the burger...a good judge of the quality of food others would be having. It was excellent....no frozen angus...real good, well cooked and juicy. Someone who had the lobster roll raved about it. Enough said.

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