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.View Private Dining Details
Amazing. Delicious food, great waiter.
Upper West is Orchestra Santa Monica's go-to place for our after-concert get togethers. We always have a great time. The Happy Hour menu is perfect for us. The staff is very patient with our large group!
This restaurant never disappoints. The chef himself comes out and discusses his food with guests which makes it very personable. The owner is always so accommodating and mindful of what his customers needs are. A real gem!!
Valentine's Day is a busy night but you cannot serve cold food, there's no excuse. We believe the establishment was understaffed that evening and it had a big impact on the experience.
Our favorite restaurant, great food and drinks, friendly personnel
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.
Great place for group dining. Buzzy but not too loud . Menu is varied and can suit most diets. Service was friendly and attentive
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.
Great service along with exceptional food, again!!!
Monday’s is a great deal because you can order off the happy hour menu until 10pm!
Had a business lunch at 12:45 on a weekday. Was a nice day so elected to sit out on patio which was great. Each of us ordered a salad and both were very good. Would return again as it was easy to have a conversation and conduct business.
Food was quite good and had lots of options to choose from. Loved the fish and the cauliflower appetizer was very good, though it may have had a bit too much tahini. Steak dishes looked fantastic and would probably get that next time. Will go back!
Excellent service, fantastic menu and great value. We will be back, must try everything on their menu!
POSITIVE, UPBEAT, DELICIOUS, PRESENTATION, SERVICE - all 5 stars!
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.
Loud crowd. Good food. Fun photos in the bathrooms.
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.
As always food wonderful and great service. My place to stop in before show at McCabe's.