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Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
+1 310-586-1111
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great service and the food was fabulous! We have our Christmas Eve dinner during our vacation in LA.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ligia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upper West is a great place for delicious food and great service. Even on a busy night like New Year's Eve, the service is friendly and well paced. You don't feel like you are being rushed but you also are not waiting forever for service....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marteaga979
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Our group of seven tried a whole bunch of the small plates and everything was delicious! The squash a big hit, as were the thai noodles, soup and ahi tacos. Wine was good and nice cocktail choices. It wasn't on a main drag so we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen T
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Trendy, a bit loud, but the food is DEVINE!!! Wait staff super attentive even on a busy Monday nite! The mussels were to die for...with toasted sour dough bread...the dipping sauce was delicious! The steak was as good as it gets. I'm dreaming of a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank catkins444
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Upper West is a jewel of a spot, tucked into Santa Monica on Pico. It's a couple of blocks from the famous McCabe's Guitar Shop, which hosts great concerts, so we've been to Upper West a few times before a show. Make a reservation -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Went last night with a group of collaborators on a work project. Had an excellent flatiron steak and great wine. The wait staff were super kind, friendly, efficient. Handy valet parking.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StephanieWood
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Aldo was our server tonight and he was so lovely! We asked for advice about dishes and portions and he was spot on. The grilled shrimp was so tasty! Definitely tasted the grilled flavor. The short ribs are as everyone else has reported: fall off...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terry O
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

First time visit to this restaurant and the food is absolutely great. There is a very big bar and if you go there try to be seated in the front of the restaurant where it is a bit quieter. We were a group of six...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mcegap
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This may seem a touch harsh but $210 for 3 people, 2 courses each plus drinks is premium pricing. So we expect premium food. It was good, but not great.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MikeDimelow
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, host and food. Booked right before closing online and they called immediately to advise that kitchen would be closing and to arrive on time. Food did not disappoint all tasted amazing.

Date of visit: August 2018
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ofir y
March 24, 2017|
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Response from sodawater | Reviewed this property |
not so much. not anywhere to run around or get up and move a bit. also bar scene there. under 5 not so good unless well behaved or sit in high chair.
March 4, 2015|
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Response from lasocialkarma | Property representative |
Causal is fine. See you soon! Upper West
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
    (1 block west of Centinela)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7 Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-586-1111
  • E-mail
Upper West is Santa Monica’s newest dining destination, serving modern American cuisine that’s as familiar and comforting as it is original and inventive.Featuring an open complete kitchen, a full-service 27-foot bar, a sophisticated wine collection and a long list of tantalizing specialty cocktails - it evokes the feel of a TriBeCa loft with 28-foot ceilings and an urban yet rustic décor. In addition to the chicly lit extended bar with high-tops, couches and dining room, it offers regular seating in an 800-sqaure-foot patio.We offer valet parking for your convenience.
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