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Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
+1 310-586-1111
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2115
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place has several significant problems. For one, it's as noisy as could be imagined. Our table of five people had us literally shouting at each other to be heard. I'm not a sound engineer, but part of the reason has to do with the...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The variety of food is really good , they have a great cucumber martini and the staff is really friendly ( unlike many places in santa monica) Highly Recommended

Thank Oren D
Reviewed 6 January 2018

In a strange spot just near the 10 freeway, is an amazing place I love to go. The food is fresh and has a great twist. The owner is friendly and the atmosphere buzzing with energy. My favorite things are the menu are sweet potato...More

Thank sondravaz
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Once in a while everything is amazing, as was our experience at Upper West this evening. Our first visit. Great energy and vibe. We felt like guests. Robert is a host and tour guide. Thank you for the taste of AO ll. UW is at...More

Thank jaymkatz50
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Great spot and great ambiance... friendly staff and really tasty food! Happy hour is perfect if you're looking to keep costs low too :) will definitely be back! Ps make sure to have the peanut butter ice cream! Out of this world!

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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 4 September 2017 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 30 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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