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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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
"Baby" Baby Back Ribs
lemongrass bbq sauce / pickled peppers / cilantro / grilled pineapple
Ahi Tuna Tacos
Obviously had to eat outdoors, but there was an excellent portable heater. Everything was excellent from start to finish.
Great to return to this gem after so long away! Always brilliant!
Always Innovative Dishes and a fun atmosphere with great service!
Unique flavors and GF menu items available. Seating outside and inside open patio very safe.
Best food... so many gold standards and unique creative dishes too... sooo hard to choose! Fun to pick a few plates and share. Cocktails shaken to perfection and wonderful wine list. Best of all, everyone that works at Upper West is kind, generous, and makes every customer feel special. Beautiful evening out!
Good food, good wine!
From service, to food, to drinks, Everett was great. The flatiron steak and roasted chicken were both delicious, and my el Diablo drink - I could have had 5 of them!
Outstanding as usual. Covid friendly seating both inside (windows are so huge it is like you are outside) and outside. Feels like you are in a city, very vibrant.
A wonderful valentines meal. Service and food was perfect! Relaxed and incredible quality. Love love this place.
In LA for Valentine's Day weekend, somehow managed to beat the rush and get a table here as soon as they opened for dinner. Wow what a pleasant surprise.
The food: quality ingredients, beautiful plating.
The service: amazing and intuitive, great staff.
The location: street side, not too many cars that go by.
The pro tip: order ALL the appetizers. Thank me later.
Definitely coming back here next time I'm in LA
It was a fantastic time been there the last 2 weekends! The food is outstanding try the short ribs!
Owner was rude. Said he would be with us and then he walked away and made a personal phone call
Terrific hospitality and food. So glad they are back open!
We love coming here! The staff is always great and Elad and Fred are always so hospitable.
Always one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Great food, and always outstanding and friendly service.
It was my first time at the upper west, and my date and I loved everything about it. The food and the service was amazing.
Fantastic food, service and experience!!
The sweet and spicy ribs are amazing. For dinner the short rib is definitely the way to go.
Great food, friendly staff. Have been going there for years for the veggie burger but everything is delicious!
As always the food and service were spectacular!! What an absolute gem. Awesome chef
I could eat there every day, and maybe get the same thing. This is my absolute go-to when I have friends in town.
So pleased the restrictions did not limit the same outstanding experience! Thanks.
Elad was great and the avocado and sticky rice apps were delicious and more filling than we expected!
We are regular visitors to Upper West. Since COVID, we have been ordering take out. Our first dine in. Good experience. Eat outside, always hard as you share the sidewalk with people walking by but the service and the amazing food out shined any cars passing by on the street. The pork tenderloin is a star here as well as the butternut curry! However, you can't go wrong with anything you order!!
Such a cute restaurant, great staff and great atmosphere. They had old black and white films playing on the wall (on mute) which we thought was so cool. Drinks were awesome (our fav was the Paloma) and we ordered a wide array of dishes which all did not disappoint! 10/10 will be returning. Went for a friends birthday and they provided desserts on the house which was very nice (and delicious).
This place is our new favorite in LA. We are living in SD. We loved the food , they are doing their best at this difficult time. Highly recommend
Great Food and Ambience, would definitely recommend!
Very nice people. Trying to do the best they can with their outdoor space. We will go back
Excellent food as usual. Sitting on the street outside is a little loud as expected but safety first. A truly lovely evening out.
Great food! Amazing drinks! Fantastic service! Great ambiance!
Had the squid ink Cioppino preceded by flatbread.Wife had Bronzino. all was excellent. Large beer menu. Outdoor and patio seating was pleasant.
Service and food was superb
Chef Nick knocked it out of the park again. The charred avocado salad (a newer item on the menu) was delicious-our tweens said they could just eat that and cancel their dinner, until their short ribs came-which they also loved! My flank steak was perfectly cooked and the gorgonzola slaw provided a savory contrast to the carmelized glaze on the meat. The mixologist made a fantastic spin on a manhattan and the diablo margarita was aromatic and just spicy enough. Overll, an exceptional experience, and one we have come to expect as they always deliver! Can't wait to go back!
The service at this location was excellent. Everyone was so friendly from the time we arrived there until we left. The food was unique and amazing. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. The key lime pie was amazing as well. I definitely recommend it.
Wonderful restaurant. I’ve always enjoyed it. There is a small dining area with windows that open all the way. So you feel like you’re sitting in a dining room. Can’t wait to be able to dine inside once again. There is a lovely dining area and an even vibeier bar.
A fun time with great unique food and a nice atmosphere. We go there often and were it not for COVID and the slightly reduced number of menu choices, would probably go more.
consistent delicious food. The charred avocado and chopped salad are fantastic!
Upper West normally has great food, great service, and a great vibe. On this visit they missed the mark on service and ambiance. The server did his best to make it right and that is appreciated. Will go back and expect the usual great all round experience that Upper West provides.
This was the second time I’ve been to Upper West (during the pandemic), it’s my cup of tea! The staff is attentive and food selection is broad. Drinks are varied and delicious! The small disadvantages are street parking only and it can be a little loud during normal business hours for outdoor dining. After 6-630pm however, you’re in the clear!
The food was absolutely amazing. Chef Nick fried avocados and sweet potatoes are my all time favorite. Trust the recommends of the staff. You can’t go wrong!
You can order delivery directly from Upper West using the Order Online button. 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 2065 OpenTable diners.
Upper West does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1552/the-upper-west.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.