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Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
+1 310-586-1111
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent food! My husband ordered the pork shoulder and I asked for the Sea bass. I cannot tell you which one was better. They were equally delicious :) We also had the fish taco and the lamb crepes appetizers :) YUM YUM :)

Thank Niloofar K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took wife, daughter and muminlaw for dinner and the food was 5 star dekish. Service was ok, nothing wring but the waiter seemed uninterested. Never rude, but not attentive. The place was loud, filled with a mish mosh of regular folk like us, beautiful people,...More

Thank Rey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to take my daughter to a nice, trendy place for her birthday and Upper West was a great choice. We were there during happy hour and took advantage of the drink and appetizer specials. We ordered the white sangria which was served...More

Thank RedRaders
Reviewed 31 July 2017

What a fun local place to eat with friends! Excellent service. I have a secret vice, which is Mac and Cheese, and Upper West does not disappoint. It is a lively place with great braised short ribs over polenta. Delicious! My husband is a vegetarian,...More

Thank MichellePage
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Upper West is one of those jewels not in the heart of Santa Monica by the ocean, but nor too far. It is known by all the locals but is much more than a neighborhood joint. It has in fact a first class kitchen --...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place except the noise. Like to do reservation that helps. Also go early 6pm or 8pm for less busy and less noise. Bar area is noisy request to sit far away from bar or closed patio area. We rec comment the duck soup...More

Thank sodawater
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Decent place with better than average food and nice atmosphere. Would happily go back but not sure I'd make a point of it. Service was efficient and helpful so no issues at all. Just slightly lacking in quality.

Thank qualidad
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been to upper west several times recently and have been impressed by the menu and quality of the food. Recent dishes tasted include pork loin, hangar steak and salmon. All perfectly cooked and delicious. The happy hour menu is broad and there is...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Everyone else used the restaurant week menu but I ordered a la carte. Good menu with light items and entrees.

Thank mrh16
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visited upper west 3 times during our honeymoon in California. The food was great ( the vegan options are amazing) , a fine selection of beers and whiskey , and above all, the service , the people and the vibe were just perfect. You...More

Thank Elad J
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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ofir y
24 March 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.
5 March 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
US$25 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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