Best of Boston

2010 Best Newton Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Local

Juicy burgers, killer mac ‘n’ cheese, a smart bar menu (with a ginger margarita), and the kind of atmosphere that inspires strangers to share parenting tips and French fries just moments after meeting—the Local has all that, plus a diverse menu and a 1 a.m. closing time.

1391 Washington St., West Newton, 617-340-2160,