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“proper food not American fast food”
Review of Upper West

Upper West
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Ranked #55 of 688 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 1 block west of Centinela
Transit: Santa Monica Blue Bus line #7 Bus Stop Pico & 33rd St
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.
york england
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“proper food not American fast food”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The food here is very good I ate here twice in a 3 night stay and as a single diner was treated very well with staff taking time to help me in my choice of food and drink with no one rushing me (this is often the case in some restaurants) the food served was excellent on both occasions.

Visited May 2013
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upperwest10, Owner at Upper West, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it means everything to us that your experience was excellent!

We hope to see you again on your next visit!!

Thank you!
Elad
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“stylish ambience”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

very pleasant atmosphere. good reasonably priced food, excellent wine and friendly attentive service.

Visited June 2013
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Inverell
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Looks good but.”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

My wife had the fillet mignon which looked great but was tough and a little dry,I had the short ribs ,braised to perfection,a wonderful dish.Service was good & the Syrah wine yummy.Was crowded for a Tuesday night so bookings a must

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambience”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great food and service. Great drinks and atmosphere. The grilled cheese and the soup and the mushroom side Are amazing!!! Must try!

  • Visited April 2013
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upperwest10, Manager at Upper West, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon at Upper West!
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Fantastic food with great atmosphere”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Upper West was a great find. The atmosphere was excellent and the food was fantastic. Can highly recommend the tuna tacos or the beef carpaccio to start. The flatiron steak or the seared scallops are great main courses. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend eating here.

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