Upper West

4.7
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1987 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Upper West's ever-changing menu draws inspiration from around the world while maintaining eclectic flavors of our very own. Our bar offers a nightly happy hour from 5-7pm as well an all-night happy hour every Monday that serves refreshing craft cocktails, handcrafted beer, and a unique array of small bites that can only be enjoyed during this time frame. Some of the local favorites happy small bites are braised pork belly lettuce wraps, sausage and goat cheese and quesadilla
Our lunch & dinner menu is always evolving & 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 reservations 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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4.6
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JaimeC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous. We had the duck and the short ribs, highly recommend it.

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gramiko
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely recommend Upper West. We had a super meal--everything was delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The fresh corn dishes were particularly good, as were the mussels.
We will definitely be back.

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vipdinearound1
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! Service was great.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was probably the best meal of my life! The wait staff was super friendly and the food was just off the charts. Thank you, Upper West! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Upper West. It is our go to. Wonderful people, wonderful food, wonderful neighborhood feel

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vipfuntoeatout
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was amazing. we celebrated a group birthday and had a great night.
everyone loved the food and the dessert was compliments of the house and yummy.
It was a bit too noisy to talk, however.

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vipwaldo
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway a great dining experience.... Chef Nick is amazing!

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vipDebraB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and festive environment! Enjoy eating here and bringing family, friends and business associates.

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vipholidaydoll
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place & good grub.

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vipDJDG45
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the consistently best restaurants on the Westside. Service, food, drinks are all top quality. Love Upper West!

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ChadZ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Food is reasonably priced, creative dishes, and helpful staff. I'll be back!

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MaruP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service by Israel. food was great i wish for more vegetarian dishes
Love it !

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MarlaM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all areas! And there are very few places that are fantastic, with great food AND you can make a reservation for 11 people the day before online.

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CristenP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really great food- recommend the salmon chips and the cauliflower, and the chocolate crunch cake! service was a little slow but still a great experience

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NickA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Short Rib pasta special was probably the best of the items we had. Also, the salmon crunchy rice and grilled octopus were both great. Service was also very good.

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vipJdsearcher
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Actually the food was unique and very well presented. The seating was kind of divided into two areas and luckily we were seated in a quieter area where we could hear each other while we watched a classy film projected on the wall. All in all a fun evening with great food and good service.

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vipJoeV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Met my lady here 10 years ago, and we went back to celebrate Valentines.

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ipierce
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was very good. We definitely plan on going back.

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Gmez
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. The service was great, just a little too rushed.

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FrankS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and romantic atmosphere. We were seated immediately upon arrival and we’re delighted with the food and seating.

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jang
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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auburnfan
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I love this dining room - high ceilings, high windows that let in lots of light. Unfortunately, it is VERY noisy. My friend and I had trouble hearing ourselves and the waiter. We chose simple soup and salad -- the sweet corn soup was delicious, but the sandwich did not appeal to either of us. We felt disappointed. Clearly a popular place. Might try it again at a quiet time of day.

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vipVictoriaT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Oscars watching party. They screwed up our food order and my dad had to wait for his entree for a long time while we were done with our entrees. Table was so so, a little far from the screen.

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vipMelP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Points were not issued by Upper West for this reservation. I would greatly appreciate points being honored for this reservation that was fulfilled. Many thanks, M.M. Pillar

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DeniseS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Wanted to love this as much as Border Grill, but it just doesn’t compare. The food was good- but not worth the $$

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vipalto
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

interesting menu... varied and appealing. service very attentive

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vipLilnus
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The food was delicious, My Sea Bass was very good and the mushroom appetizer. The Cioppino my husband ordered lacked more tomato broth, but the flavor was good. The decor was very tight seating. It was our first time there and we were celebrating our 20th anniversary (no dessert was offer or included, but I guess I should've checked before I checked that box and booked on Open Table.).
The flight of Tequila and Beer $10 was good for us because my husband like the Tequila and I liked the Pale Ale French Beer. My Petite Syrah wine was definitely a short pour as I saw other wines delivered with significantly more in their glasses.
We got in at 7pm and finally left at 9 because the service was soooo slow..if we go again or if we recommend people to go..i would go after 8pm..
Also, if you don't valet park (my husband doesn't like valet parking in general), then you have to find very limited street parking or park at the Trader Joes parking at your own TOWING risk.

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vipSurferStyx
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great cocktails, appetizers, mains—not a single complaint. Could be as casual for everyday or as nice as a special birthday. Great all-around restaurant.

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ConstanceY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The people are welcoming, the food and drink are very good, but it's a very loud room.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every plate is tasty & well-composed. Everyone at Upper West is friendly and wants to help you choose the best food/wine/whiskey experience. I've been weeknights, weekends, and DineLA and have always left thinking I need to go back.

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vipnancya
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and we will definitely go back. My hamburger was perfectly prepared and so tasty. Service was attentive and personable. We went at 6:15 so not many diners at first but restaurant was full and buzzing by 7:00.

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vipccinla
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite haunts. Every time I bring someone new, she loves it. Great food. Good variety. Thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Rotating art by local artists. Super friendly staff. What's not to love?

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Curry
Los Angeles
1 review