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About Upper West
*** Monday Night ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR/ Tuesday Night 50% off All Bottles of Wine/ Wednesday Night Build your own prix fixe meal for only $36****
A rising star in New American cuisine, Chef Nick Shipp has earned dozens of rave reviews for his market-driven seasonal specials and his solid menu of top hits. His ability to put an innovative twist on classic bistro dishes made Sophie Gayot admiringly term him, “The Mad Scientist.” At Upper West, Chef Nick’s food takes center stage in the TriBeCa-style loft that blends the sexy girl/boy bar style with a service-driven, popularly priced, contemporary restaurant, and a comfortable all-weather patio.
Upper West offers a full-service 27-foot bar, a sophisticated beer and wine collection, a long list of tantalizing specialty cocktails, and valet parking for your convenience.
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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
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.
Loved the food, the excellent service, the energy of this restaurant! Took my 25 year old son with a couple of his friends, and we enjoyed every dish we ordered. The wait staff was super attentive and friendly, and I/we enjoyed watching the baseball game out of the corner of our eye. Not quiet! but good food and lively. Recommend.
My cocktail was maybe half the size it should have been and watered down, The fish was a bit dry. The mac and cheese was ok but my mother's was easily twice as good and she fed the whole family for maybe $2 per serving. This was Kraft with various cheeses and bacon.
I usually love dining at Upper West, but his time I was very disappointed. The service was very extremely slow. In addition, I ordered the swordfish special and when I placed my order, I asked the waiter to make sure the fish would be cooked all the way through. He assured me that it would, but when it finally arrived, it was only half cooked. When I got the waiter's attention registered my complaint, he said that this was the way the chef wanted it prepared. If he had told me that at the outset, I would have ordered something else. As it was, I had to send the plate back, but then there was another inordinately long wait to get my meal. By then, I had filled up on the vegetable dish we had ordered for the table, and my dining companions had finished with their meal. This was awkward for all of us. We always go to the restaurant early before it gets too noisy, but this time the service was so slow that the noise level was deafening before we finished our meal. I love the menu and the food at Upper West, but I'm not sure if we'll go back.
This was my first time here and was surprised to learn that you have been open for seven years! What a fool I am for never knowing this!
Will definitely definitely be returning very shortly. My husband and I and our friends have put this in our rotation of restaurants
Had a great time with our family and kids! Drinks and food were incredible. It was super busy and the service was still delightful. Very accommodating for us and our small children which was great. Didn't make us feel like we were sticking out too much from the adult crowd :) DELISH and execution was superb!
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