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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
7:30 PM
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Upper West

4.7
1514 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
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.
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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Shipp
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1 block west of Centinela
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Public transit
Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7
Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St
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Entertainment
12 foot projector screen featuring movies, shows, and sports events.
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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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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

Private Dining

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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What 1514 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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!!

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JustinL 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant, great food and drinks, friendly personnel

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jimxxx (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place for group dining. Buzzy but not too loud . Menu is varied and can suit most diets. Service was friendly and attentive

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RonniM 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

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Elizabeth 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service along with exceptional food, again!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Monday’s is a great deal because you can order off the happy hour menu until 10pm!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

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vipConservativeTastes (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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MariaH (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service, fantastic menu and great value. We will be back, must try everything on their menu!

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vipJDub (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

POSITIVE, UPBEAT, DELICIOUS, PRESENTATION, SERVICE - all 5 stars!

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vipRaptordash (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Loud crowd. Good food. Fun photos in the bathrooms.

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beachlady (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

As always food wonderful and great service. My place to stop in before show at McCabe's.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great. A little noisy. Great wait staff.

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vipTPTR (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Upper West was a customer recommendation for a lunch meeting. Great call. the food is very good, service is prompt. No unnecessary fluff, which I appreciate.

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