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Upper West, Santa Monica, CA
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Upper West

4.8
4.8
2355 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

10:00 PM


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Other options

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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 2,355 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    American

  • Westside

    Best Overall

  • Westside

    Best Food

  • Westside

    Best Value

  • Westside

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Westside

    American

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  1. SB

    SteveBeth

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Dkny

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Brooknox

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!!
  4. BL

    BettyL

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  5. t

    taryn

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    LaurieK

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

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

    MartinM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot. Fabulous chef. Good reasonably priced drinks
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We chose to do a combination of 4 shareable plates rather than have larger entrees. Added on a shared bread pudding with ice cream. All the dishes were good. The spicy ribs and dessert were the high points. Look forward to going again since it's only six blocks from me. Seemed a bit pricey - $130.00 for two with tip. My companion enjoyed the suggested pinot noir a lot.
  11. W

    Whitney1

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir and our waiter brought a bottle of Chardonnay. We told him we ordered the Pinot Noir and he went and brought back another bottle and opened it and poured and then placed the bottle on our table. It was not the one we ordered. We asked why we did not get the requested bottle and he said they were out of the wine we ordered. He should have checked with us before opening and pouring a different wine!!!! Not cool!!! Otherwise the food and service was good.
  12. FL

    FoodieLA

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, vibe, quality. You get it all!
  13. l

    love2dine

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food drinks service and atmosphere we love this place
  14. CR

    CRM1

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated promptly and drinks served in short order. This restaurant has a great menu and everything we have tried is excellent. Love the blue cheese natchos ! Despite having two birthday parties in house our service was quick and efficient. Would recommend this place highly
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came here randomly, looking for food in the area, and was so pleasantly surprised. Everyone ordered a variety of entrees, and we all had delicious dinners. It was busy, but not obnoxious, and the atmosphere was nice, but not bougie. This place is a solid choice, and would definitely come back when we’re on the west side
  16. DV

    DaveV

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant as tops in service, ambiance, absolutely delicious food and great drinks.!The steak tacos for two are quite special as is the ahi tuna on crispy rice, the chicken dish, and the mac and cheese. I look forward to many more dinners at this beautiful restaurant!
  17. c

    carolc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Great food. Interesting wine choices. Great service
  18. R

    Richard

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently perfect! Amazing service and staff. Food is fantastic and so different to most places. Great wine.
  19. HE

    HealthyEater

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Upper West is such a great restaurant to visit. Although food prices have gone up everywhere and so have restaurant prices, this restaurant is still a good value for the great service they have, and the quality of the yummy dishes that you can order. On the lighter side, a chopped salad with blackened chicken is delicious and very filling. The octopus appetizer is wonderful. And the artichoke dish is delicious as well. The ribs are so tasty and the serving size is a lot more than just an appetizer. The burgers are good ,thick and filling. And the Seabass dish was delicious. Wish we had room for dessert, but maybe next time. One of the things that we really like is that the service is very detailed and the servers frequently come to the tables to ask if everything is OK, plus the food comes out quickly.
  20. DF

    DavidF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is outstanding, as ususal. The host is warm and charming. Restaurant was really packed last night, which is a good thing for ownership. Noise level as a result was extreme, but understandable.
  21. P

    Picky

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and svc. Very noisy. Mixed age crowd
  22. GS

    GregS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, service, food and drink. Can’t wait to go back!!
  23. JB

    JenB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Food is exceptional, ambiance and service are great.
  24. A

    Angus

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, very attentive service. I love this place!
  25. PS

    PouyaS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality of food, Farhad the owner is very personable and welcoming and all the servers are great and helpful. This is our second time and will be back many more times. Food quality and variety is fantastic.
  26. MS

    MicheleS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were delicious! Highly recommend the braised short ribs, steak, Mac and cheese and the grilled octopus. The wait staff and owner/manager were very kind - we had a large party that was tough to get organized, but they were patient and checked in on us often, and any special requests were accommodated.
  27. c

    carolc

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming. Warm. And excellent food. Love the chopped salad.
  28. L

    Lucky

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with the great service and great food. As always Fred is a wonderful host.
  29. R

    Rammer

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly coursed & timed dinner! 10/10
  30. MH

    MohsenH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great local place to dine or have a cocktails with friends! Thank you. Cheers
  31. NM

    NiranjanM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing flavorful meal with great host! wonderful menu options
  32. S

    Sandie

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fred and his team are awesome! The customer service is impeccable.
  33. SV

    StephenV

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience - as always. Terrific menu (options for all - including two great vegan options), warm friendly service, and the prices are incredibly fair for cuisine quality and freshness, especially fair in a post COVID economy where many restaurants have stayed with their inflated prices. Very nice wine & beer offerings and a great bar if you're just looking to hang. Fred the manager does a great job making sure everything is going well.
  34. b

    briank

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always perfectly prepared. Service is alway friendly. Fun with a nice bar. Best value in the city. 5 Stars!
  35. DK

    DayleK

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always. We’ve never been disappointed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Service! I love this rest!
  37. K

    Kirk

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner pays personal attention to the customers, the food is unbelievably delicious, great ambience, one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles!
  38. DL

    DLP5

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a quality spot!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made a birthday dinner extremely lovely. We ordered the buratta, short ribs, and the steak! 10/10. thank you Upper West!
  40. GC

    GiselleC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time we’ve been to Upper West and it’s always been great. The food is delicious and the service is awesome.

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 2355 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


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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