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Upper West, Santa Monica, CA
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Upper West

4.8
4.8
2385 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**Contact us today to schedule your next event! We can accommodate parties of 10 to 150 guests**

Upper West's ever-changing menu draws inspiration from around the world while maintaining eclectic flavors unique to them. The bar offers Happy Hour Wednesday-Sunday from 4:30-7:00pm serving refreshing craft cocktails, handcrafted beer. The dinner menu is always evolving and includes ingredients sourced locally from the Santa Monica Farmers Market as well as local farmers such as Weiser Farms and Niman Ranch. Upper West is the perfect place to book large events for 20 or more guests and is an excellent private party venue for hosting corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday festivities, rehearsal dinners, and more.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 586-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Shipp

  • Catering

    Prefixed or customized buffet and seated menus, with full bar service.<br />We can accommodate off site or personal home catering as well.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    1 block west of Centinela

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7<br />Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St

  • Entertainment

    12 foot projector screen featuring movies, shows, and sports events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    American

  • Westside

    Best Overall

  • Westside

    Best Value

  • Westside

    American

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  1. B

    Beverlyhillsdoc

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always excellent here. Interesting choices and always delicious
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was super attentive and the ower/manager was FABULOUS!!!! The food and service are ALWAYS fantastic!
  4. N

    Nini

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this cozy neighborhood restaurant. The food is always interesting and delicious! The staff is super friendly and attentive.
  5. H

    Hawke

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a small birthday dinner here. Thought it would just be some drinks and dinner--what we could get at any other restaurant in LA. But not only was the food incredible, but the *service* was the real star here. Which is saying something as the food was no slouch. Walking in, the whole staff was both warm and welcoming, and that continued throughout the night until we left hours later. The manager in particular went out of their way to call me multiple times, to welcome us by name when we arrived, to check in frequently (but not too much) all evening... just perfect service and a perfect dinner.
  6. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and service. Plan on going again very soon.
  7. A

    Allie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites! The food and service is always amazing! They truly go above and beyond!
  8. F

    Frenchrunner

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot. The chef is quite talented and has several very interesting dishes on the menu.
  9. J

    Jensen

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the evening and they provided a great service and ambience. Fantastic food and wine.
  10. G

    George

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upper West was fantastic as a first time user. Owner, Alain, made us so comfortable. Our server knew wines and was top drawer. Food was outstanding! Really great spot!
  11. MM

    MartinM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot. Love owner. Clearly wanting to build a neighborhood hangout. Chef is amazing. Good drinks reasonably priced.
  12. B

    emmaB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great - they didn't rush us - service was perfect. Its a pretty restaurant and service was great~
  13. d

    dynamite

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was terrific as always, good portions, great wine list, and an excellent server
  14. JB

    JoanneB

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here a few times and it never disappoints. This time I met the owner, a great guy with passion and love for his restaurant and patrons. I went to celebrate a birthday this time... and felt I made a great choice.
  15. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite place! Can't wait to try more on the menu.
  16. TC

    TeresaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was super friendly and provided great recommendations on food and wine. We were not disappointed and wish we could have this type of experience everywhere.
  17. JP

    JaneP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upper West has been one of my faves since it opened. The food is consistently excellent, and the service and ambience are wonderful. The owner is always there at the front desk to greet people & he checks in with diners to make sure they’re happy, which is a really nice personal touch. Highly recommend.
  18. SA

    SabrinaA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic as usual! Fantastic food and service!
  19. CK

    CathleenK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good and loved our waiter this time. That’s it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food.
  21. R

    Richard

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Upper West is superb. Wonderful friendly and attentive staff and unique and tasty food. Never disappointed
  22. MM

    MeighanM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative and delicious food! Lovely environment. Not crowded on a Sunday.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a birthday dinner for my GF and it was amazing. Service and food was great. Would definitely recommend it. Coming back to this place for sure
  24. DP

    DebbieP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a little gem of a restaurant! The food was amazing and so was the service. I would definitely go back.
  25. PM

    PuckiesMom

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Having requested the outdoor seating offered on Open Table, we were amazed to find that what they considered outdoor seating was a fully enclosed, roofed patio. We were about to leave when the very accommodating manager offered to set up a truly outdoor table on the sidewalk. Kind of of odd but our party of three accepted. The menu is small but eclectic, the food was imaginative, fresh, and flavorful, and served quite promptly. Our waiter was impatient and not so gracious. All in all, though good food, good value, pleasant ambience (as long as you want to sit indoors).
  26. E

    Eldo76

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service attentive. Got there early 5:15, so noise level was acceptable, does get loud as crowd fills in.
  27. HS

    HowardS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and service. Owner is involved making sure customers are pleased. Great interesting food choices for all diets.
  28. e

    eriks

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great wine list and fantastic menu. Always proves to be a delicious dining experience.
  29. C

    Cathy

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here, great selections and terrific cocktails at the bar! Really nice neighborhood find:-)
  30. WW

    WWgirl

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was asked by an out of town friend to pick a place with an LA vibe, not too ethnic, not too formal, and not too expensive— my easy choice was Upper West!! Great food, energy, and service! A true neighborhood gem!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food & great service!
  32. SB

    SteveBeth

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With a group of 7 everyone was very pleased with their orders. There was lots of tasting off each other's plates!
  33. D

    Dkny

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and excellent service made for a great experience.
  34. B

    Brooknox

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upper West is able to maintain a local LA vibe with upscale dining. It’s one of the few restaurants that I go to where I feel at home. The food is always amazing. Always!!
  35. BL

    BettyL

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! The shareables were ample for two people. The staff was very attentive and the owner came to check on us. Highly recommend the restaurant.
  36. t

    taryn

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Will definitely come back. Food was phenomenal.
  37. LK

    LaurieK

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Unfortunately the food was a miss. Very little flavor, ribs were extremely fatty and overall just disappointing
  38. MM

    MartinM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot. Fabulous chef. Good reasonably priced drinks
  39. BB

    BruceB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did small plates and shared, food was awesome, sat in the outside part, inside part seemed noisy, staff and owner very attentive and welcoming. Would definitely go back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Drinks were great. Server was helpful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Upper West using the Order Online button. Upper West also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Upper West also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 586-1111.

Upper West is rated 4.8 stars by 2385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1 block west of Centinela

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Shipp

  • Entertainment

    12 foot projector screen featuring movies, shows, and sports events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 586-1111

  • Catering

    Prefixed or customized buffet and seated menus, with full bar service.<br />We can accommodate off site or personal home catering as well.

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