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Upper West
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Ranked #49 of 712 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.
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Service was pleasant and efficient. Great cocktail and delicious salmon with perfect seasoning/garnish.

Thank bobo7367
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upperwest10, Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed you salmon and cocktails. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Service was a tad indifferent but adequate.I liked the casual chic vibe.I ordered the brusselsprouts which were seasoned sublimely and the mussels were fresh and done in a delicate light broth. I would go back again.

1  Thank CommeSicommeSa
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upperwest10, Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your brussels sprouts and mussels. As for service ,if you have any specific suggestions, please let us know and we will be sure take them under consideration. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

I'm not sure what took us so long to try Upper West. I've seen them on OpenTable, Yelp and Foursquare quite some time but always stuck to the "usual" places we frequent.

But continuing our recent trend of trying new places, we gave them a try last Saturday. If you show up relatively early on a weekend, there's lots of street parking available. If not, there's $6 valet. I opted for the valet because I didn't want our X5 parked on the street. Little did I know, the valet ended up parking it on the street anyway. Oh well, now we know.

Upon entering, we were warmly greeted by the GM and matire'd. They seated us promptly and our server was at our table within seconds to ask if we wanted still or sparkling. I could go into greater detail about service, but no complaints whatsoever. I give service 5/5.

Drink wise, great selection of beer and wine - reasonable markups too.

Food was excellent. My wife ordered the scallops - cooked perfectly. Seasoned perfectly. I ordered the chicken kabob and a side of the curried brussel sprouts. Portion sizes were very generous, swiss chard and fennel mash paired perfectly with the rest of the dish.

Best dish of the night were the grilled shrimp prawns - $26 MP, so it might be 3 or 4 prawns dependent on the weight. The garlic, olive oil, perfectly blackened from the grill and fennel puree went together magically.

We'll definitely be a regular here.

1  Thank kiwifoto
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upperwest10, Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Hi,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our service and your food. The scallops and prawns are some of our favorites as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Trendy spot for Westsiders if you're in the Santa Monica / Pico area. Grab a mixed drink and wait for traffic on the 10 to clear up!

Thank Moonlight G
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upperwest10, Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Thank you so much taking the time to write this review. Taking a break with us instead of sitting in traffic is a great suggestion! We are glad you enjoy our drinks and our vibe, and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Upper West was a staple for us in our neighborhood. All of their food is great but the veggie burger is amazing. In addition they have one of the best happy hours on the west side.

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upperwest10, Manager at Upper West, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Upper West. We hope to see you again soon.

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