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Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
+1 310-586-1111
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 30 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
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I went here for a friend's birthday and was pleasantly surprised. The food was good and the staff was nice and friendly.

Thank tiges88
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went here with friends, for a Saturday night dinner. All of the food we ordered were amazing! Shared two starters, Ahi Tuna Crispy Tacos (This serving were three tacos and there were four of us, but they just added an extra taco to the existing...More

Thank Anders K
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to upper West 4 times in the last month. It has become such a favorite neighborhood spot. The staff are always comfortable and welcoming, recommending the right wines and food. Love it

Thank Z2148NSlindaf
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
25 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
USD 25 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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