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Upper West

4.7
1492 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies (23)
  • Casual (20)
*** 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(310) 586-1111
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Cross street: 1 block west of Centinela
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What 1492 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Was our anniversary and I put that in the reservation, but the restaurant never acknowledged it. Service was ok.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Not much effort put into DineLA food executions. Menu looked great, but food was mediocre. Regular dining experience there is pretty good, but DineLA is clearly not a priority.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

We went to the Dine LA. and were surprised at the quality of the food as well as the gorgeous plates. (art)

Good venue

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SueK (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Four of us decided to try a "new " place. WE had a terrific dinner, good wine and excellent service . We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was fantastic. Nice cozy place.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately the chef (whom we love) cut his finger that night and I believe the food we ordered was cooked by someone else. It was not as good as the many times prior that we had had dining there.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food. Creative dishes. Great atmosphere. Great staff.

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vipDiningoutisfun (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Very good food. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service were very good. it was Xmas eve and the place was packed, but all was well. Thought it was a bit pricy, but it was a holiday.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Global, International
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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
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Cross street
1 block west of Centinela
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(310) 586-1111
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Entertainment
12 foot projector screen featuring movies, shows, and sports events.
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Catering
Prefixed or customized buffet and seated menus, with full bar service.
We can accommodate off site or personal home catering as well.
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Public transit
Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7
Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St
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Executive chef
Nick Shipp
Additional
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
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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.

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