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Upper West, Santa Monica, CA
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Upper West

4.9
4.9
2329 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

8:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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 2,329 people are saying

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    American

  • Westside

    Best Overall

  • Westside

    Best Value

  • Westside

    American

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  1. MH

    MohsenH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    NiranjanM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Sandie

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    StephenV

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  5. DK

    DayleK

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always. We’ve never been disappointed.
  6. b

    briank

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Service! I love this rest!
  8. 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!
  9. DL

    DLP5

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a quality spot!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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!
  11. 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.
  12. JC

    JCCLACA

    Los Angeles

    233 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to Upper West a few times and always enjoy it. We brought friends who are very picky about restaurants and they loved it. Blue Cheese Smoked Chips are amazing! We also had the Crispy Rice Ahi, Flatbread and Cauliflower apps. All delicious. The Flatiron Steak, Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin and Striped Bass were so tasty and well prepared. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We all split the Bread Pudding for dessert. A great way to finish a delicious meal. Service was very personable and efficient. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and answered all our questions. I would def recommend. Looking forward to the next time.
  13. J

    Jbmediaman

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent the moment we walked in//table was exactly what we asked for, and waitstaff was on it with menus, drink orders, etc. Only (minor) complaint we had was that the food actually came too fast, before we had finished the appetizer or had time to relax a bit between courses. Otherwise—food was hot, fresh, well-prepared, ample portions. And we eventually did have a relaxed meal, no rush to clear the table for the next diners. Not cheap, but priced very fairly.
  14. CT

    ChrisT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my brother and Niece. Food was very good. Service was decent. Parking is on the street and somewhat limited. I would recommend this place.
  15. SB

    StevenB

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food every time I go and I have been going for years. The pork tenderloin, sea bass, blackened salmon and the very original flatbread pizza are all top notch. They also make a variety of great cocktails. One of the west side's best.
  16. RS

    RobertS

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. We had a family dinner for 12 people. The food was excellent, atmosphere stylish and the service was outstanding. I had the hanger steak and it was very good! We will definitely be back.
  17. j

    jlangaccount

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my birthday dinner here. The place is set up well to handle larger sized parties. Nice ambience. The food was good. The happy hour drinks were a great deal. I had the Mac n cheese and also the corn side dish. Both were excellent. They had great service and recognized my birthday (I listed that my birthday was the occasion on the reservation) and even brought out a birthday dessert and sang without any prompt from me and my friends.
  18. D

    Diana11111

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the city. a true hidden gem
  19. JD

    JD45

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upper West continues to be a wonderful restaurant with creative food, excellent service and people who appreciate your business.
  20. J

    Jenji805

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! Drinks were tasty. Very attentive servers. Highly recommend
  21. A

    Angus

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was relaxed, just the right attention, excellent food!
  22. KC

    KevinC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was top-notch. The food was delicious. The environment is great. what more could you want.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did a nice job with my engagement party
  24. LB

    LydiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place that has very attentive service. We were a group of 10 and everyone raved about the food. Would absolutely dine there again.
  25. SL

    SamL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb and fennel sausage flatbread was one of the best I've had. Great ambiance in the restaurant and friendly staff and service.
  26. GE

    Got2Eat

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upper West is our favorite restaurant. They do it all right.
  27. S

    Slypenna

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food and beautiful ambiance. Love the patio!!! And the #burger
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, service & attention to detail
  29. JW

    JoeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Definitely overall a great experience. There were 2 times where we got drink orders lost because of different people coming by the table but both were corrected and quickly brought out when re-ordered. You are definitely getting great food, and prices reflect that. Our reservation was ready right away and they even seated us before our entire party had arrived. Glad we decided to come back here!
  30. C

    Cathy

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch in food and service and ambience! A local gem hotspot.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service fantastic food and super friendly staff. We always have an amazing experience
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and Appetizers were great and many of the entrees were acceptable, but for the price point on some of the plates, I expected better preparation and overall flavor balance. There were a number of plates that were heavily salted.
  33. S

    Sky0214

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son wanted a somewhat formal dinner while we visited LA and Upper West was recommended. The food was fantastic and the service was top notch. We ordered the octopus, crispy rice and burrata to start and they were all delicious. Our entrees were tasty as well. This was a great dining experience.
  34. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Server was helpful and attentive. Food came out in a timely manner and tasted great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fantastic experience all around! The consistency of the restaurant and Fred & his team is great! Thank you for bringing this to our neighborhood over the years.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Santa Monica. Hands down ❣️
  37. h

    hungry

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but a little overpriced for the portion you get. Service and atmosphere was good but a little noisy. Happy hour lasted till 7pm which was a plus.
  38. AS

    ASAFIRIS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  39. LM

    LMfromOC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is so good! Service is attentive and friendly. Upper West is our go-to spot for dinner before taking in a concert at McCabe’s just down the street.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and food was incredible! Will definitely be returning.

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 4.9 stars by 2329 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 4 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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