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About Upper West
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.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am to 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
1 block west of Centinela
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
12 foot projector screen featuring movies, shows, and sports events.
Prefixed or customized buffet and seated menus, with full bar service.
We can accommodate off site or personal home catering as well.
Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7
Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private room accommodating up to 50 people, the main dining room can accommodate up to 100 people, and the entire restaurant can hold up to 170 including the bar.
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The festive dining experience at Upper West is now available for private parties, celebrations, and business meetings. Upper West is the perfect Santa Monica private party venue to host any of your corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners and more.
Upper West Ratings and Reviews
Went for Valentine's day special 4 course dinner. The crab cake appetizer and main course fish were outstanding, as was the dessert. The soup was very good; our least favorite was the duck for the main course. Great service. Considering the restaurant was full, the noise level was acceptable. A most enjoyable dinner experience.
I have been Dining at Upper West since it first opened for both business lunches and get together dinners- whether large or small groups the service and food is always excellent, and they treat you like they are truly happy to see you and appreciate your being there- Aldo is the best!
Their service was unbelievable, especially for a big party. They also confirmed with me by phone twice before the date which I really appreciated. They were organized and ready once the generous majority of my party were available. Food was excellent, moderately priced. Great date night, not necessarily intimate or romantic. Good for nice date.
Never disappointed at Upper West. Vibrant atmosphere in a comfortable, casual setting. Hostess, manager, server chef are all extremely friendly and professional. Cocktails are made well. Food is outstanding. Last nights menu items: salmon on crispy rice, ahi tacos, short rib, pork tenderloin. we would order all of these again.
Give this place a try.
Everything was just fantastic! My friend and I each ordered from the Dine LA menu, then we shared. We were not disappointed! Our favorites were the salmon tartare on sticky rice, the coffee - crusted pork tenderloin and a tie between the chocolate mouse crunch cake (with peanut butter ice cream and roasted marshmallow) and the carrot cake ice cream sandwich. Not to mention the happy hour priced blood orange mojito (with watermelon juice too) -- yummy! Plus, really wonderful service!
Excellent food and outstanding service. You have more options if you're omnivores as we are, but there are a few options for vegetarians. Liked the music, upbeat but not distracting. We arrived early and enjoyed the quiet, but were relieved to find that as the place got crowded we could still hear each other talk. We'll definitely go back, and have already recommended it to friends.
Well, we didn't realize it was the tail end of happy hour so it was very crowded and loud. The service was efficient, but we could tell the server was stressed and we felt rushed and didn't want to ask her for too much. The Mac and cheese was the best I have ever had. The grilled cheese, which sounded amazing, was mediocre at best. Thought about sending it back but didn't want to trouble the server. They do have a great happy hour menu so I could see why it was packed.
The menu had many unusual spices and ingredients and when we questioned the waiter he was not well informed about the food preparation. After notifying him of our food allergies he correctly told us when we ordered was fine and then after dinner was prepared and delivered he informed my husband he could not eat his dish. He left two meals on the table and returned two to the kitchen to prepare different meals. We had to ask to send everything back to keep it hot and they again brought back 2 out of 4 meals, when all were not prepared. We spoke to the manager who was less then charming, barely apologized and when the bill came they took just 10% off the total and never said another thing . We thought the food was excellent but would not return because of the attitude and how they handled things poorly. Serving food you are allergic to and serving meals at different times is not Ok when you charge these prices!
First time visiting, great little happy hour bites. Happy hour goes til 10pm on Mondays, and til 7pm every other day, including weekends! Wife is very critical of food and even she was impressed. Chicken Tawook had excellent Lebanese flavors. We went during off-peak hours, don't know how this place holds up when it gets busy
Had a going away party for a co-worker and the space and food was top notch. Very attentive server on a busy night. Was a wonderful evening. The food is very good.Ive eaten here before with another friend and from large groups to small, Upper West doesn’t disappoint.
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