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Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
+1 310-586-1111
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

My first time at Upper West, was there for diner with friends that suggested this place , nice restaurant with an area where they were showing an old movie on the wall. Friendly and efficient staff, pricey i will think for what you get.The acoustic...More

Thank JBaron51
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Upper West is consistently good. Tasty and somewhat innovative foods allow you to experience the familiar foods that your business lunch guests are looking for with innovative and delicious twists and attentive service. Perhaps one of the best burgers available globally in my opinion, and...More

Thank LAentguy
upperwest10, Public Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review.. We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you! Jennifer

Reviewed February 11, 2016

My work friend and I went here for dinner one evening based off of TA and Yelp reviews. We were not disappointed, but maybe the $ rating is skewed a little differently in Santa Monica vs. Boston. I got a iceberg wedge salad for my...More

Thank kukrusher
upperwest10, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Thank you for your kind review! So glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again. We offer a killer happy hour with happy hour only food and $5 glasses of wine everyday from 5-7. All night on Monday. Hope you'll join us again...More

Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with Upper West. Fun lively atmosphere-packed even on a Tuesday night! My first choice plate was sold out so I opted for the short ribs. Finished with a yummy desert-see photo!

Thank 3Guapas
upperwest10, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2016

Glad you enjoyed everything! Sorry to hear we were out of your first pick, but the short ribs are really good as well! Hope to see you again soon at Upper West Jennifer

Reviewed February 5, 2016

We arrived at our hotel on Pico Blvd frazzled after a long flight from Auckland. We saw Upper West, which has a very plain exterior and went in more out of desperation for something to eat. We were surprised by the range of the menu...More

Thank Anthony D
upperwest10, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2016

Thank you so much for your great review. So glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for dining with us twice. Hope to see you again at Upper West on your next trip to LA

Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant. Enjoyed it very much. They had a nice selection of menu items and drinks. A bit noisy but overall a fun vibe. The salmon was excellent.

Thank CalifAtty
Jennnifer W, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2016

Thanks for giving us a try!! We are so glad you enjoyed everything.. We hope to see you again soon! We have happy hour all night on Mondays! ;-)

Reviewed January 13, 2016

I've been to Upper West a few times. I was there for a friend's birthday dinner. There was about 8 people in our party. We sat in the "front room". Hightly recommend the "front room if you have a large group. Our servicer was friendly...More

Thank CinTravels
Jennnifer W, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2016

Thank you so much for your review, so glad you enjoyed everything. The front room is a great space for a private party. See you next time! Thank You, Jennifer

Reviewed January 1, 2016

Pretty space, friendly staff, strong drinks, and delicious food. Our party shared a couple of small plates: thai peanut noodles, crunchy chicken, and mushroom ravioli. Loved all but the ravioli, which just didn't hit the spot with us. Entrees were perfection! I had the coffee...More

Thank Plumeria D
Jennnifer W, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2016

Thank you so much for you review, sounds like you all picked some of our best dishes. We are so happy you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you all again soon. Thanks! Jennifer

Reviewed December 16, 2015

This place looks little from the outside, in a kind of non-descript area of SM, but once you step inside, it's a new world! I was there for a business lunch and when I walked in, the bar was already packed and hopping. Upscale atmosphere,...More

Thank JBicrs
Jennnifer W, Guest Relations Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed lunch! You'll have to find your way back to Happy Hour soon! Thanks again! Jennifer

Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food at Upper West wasn't perfect, but it was very good. The atmosphere was upscale and energetic, if a bit loud. Specialty drinks were fantastic and the desserts were out of this world. I'd say this is a solid choice for a fun evening...More

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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.
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Mitzi201
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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