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12:00 AM
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Upper West

1516 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (34)
  • Fit for Foodies (28)
  • Fun (26)
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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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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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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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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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 1516 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjpk123456 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing. Delicious food, great waiter.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 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!!

vipJustinL (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our favorite restaurant, great food and drinks, friendly personnel

jimxxx (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

RonniM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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!

Elizabeth (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service along with exceptional food, again!!!