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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Ahi Tuna Tacos
Sweet & Spicy Spare Ribs
sambal-honey glaze / pickled mango / cilantro
Roasted Veggie Burger
housemade veggie patty / grilled pineapple relish / piquillo pepper / charred tomato aioli / toasted brioche bun
Well, the Templar Knight waiter was a bit … under-utilized. But, other than that, everything was Perfect!! The food, as always, was excellent. The service was outstanding. And the manager was able to rearrange our table location after a polite request. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Laura & Helen
Place was romantic, dim, well decorated and classy and the food was really good and reasonably priced
We will definitely go back again. Great service and very fresh delicious food.
Have eaten there several times.
Patio seating provides a really nice ambiance .
The octopus , lamb and fennel flatbread , tuna tartar , chicken curry salad appetizers are all fantastic.
The flat iron steak is exceptional !
At very reasonable prices it’s a great value and great community restaurant .
Amazing meal, favor rich dishes. I highly recommend.
Excellent food. Short staffed but great people working the restaurant.
Shared Steak tacos with my gf, perfect amount of food and delicious. Menu is a bit pricey but the atmosphere is nice and the service is great.
Service was slow however, once our food was served, we were rushed out of the restaurant. Would not recommend.
Great food!!! Great atmosphere
The food and drinks were very good but the traffic and street noise was terrible.
I came here to celebrate my birthday. My first priority was to find a restaurant to accommodate a party of nine. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Upper West. The place is beautiful. The menu choices are great and the food and drinks really delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Definitely hope to go back soon. Thanks.
Every time we dine here is a culinary delight! The service is outstanding, and Fred is always making sure the diners are satisfied. The menu has offerings for every palate, and they are all so delicious! It can get a bit noisy, so we usually go before 7:00.
We highly recommend eating here!
I loved the tasty food. I would definitely go back!
Amazing food and vibe
Excellent all around. This was first time at this restaurant and will definitely make it a regular stop!
The owner greeted us at the door and was so happy to have us as customers. The food was outstanding as was the service!
Very good food and ambiance!
Delicious. So much flavor. Try the el diablo margarita. Highly recommend.
Always fun and always great flavors. One of our favorite spots.
The tuna small plate is a swirl on anything I have ever tasted. It falls into the "must try" category and is worth the trip alone. Parking is a little rough and there is some road noise. But the service, food and decor is a welcome surprise for this corner of LA.
We requested outdoor seating, but it was a little noisy with traffic, but not bad. Super cool open air place with all windows open. Very lovely. Next time, I am going to request indoor. Happy hour prices were great! Cocktails were 8$ with a wonderful selection. I ordered the chicken sandwich from a friends recommendation and it was spicy and delicious!! A friend ordered the cheeseburger and said she had never tasted a better burger. Another friend ordered the steak tacos. They were a huge hit!! Wish I knew the marinade for that steak. Soooo delicious!!! This place is a must go to when in LA/Santa Monica.
This restaurant is fantastic. Period!!!
Gracious owner. Beautiful space. Everything is tasty.
The food is always delicious.
My husband and I were on Vacation and one of the cities we planned to visit was Santa Monica. When we got to our hotel we began to think about dinner. We pulled up places and randomly choose Upper West. We made a reservation, which was also a bonus. We had the most lovely dinner. The place was full of laughter, everyone seemed to having the best time. We vacationed from San Diego to San Francisco and ate at lovely places every night, but this was one of our very favorites.
The veggie burgers are delicious as was the charred avocado. Thai noodles, tasty, but we would have liked more peanuts. A very pleasant evening overall!
I really missed going to Upper West during the pandemic and was thrilled to be back. I brought 4 people who had never been there and they loved the place and the food as much as I do.
It has a great atmosphere and a relaxed feeling. No one rushed us and the wait staff was friendly and helpful.
The host/manager was very attentive from helping with the reservation to checking to make sure everything was good while we were there.
Off the bat:
1. Greeting was authentic, courteous, and inviting
2. The server was patient, attentive (but at some point another server came to our table, but no introduction was made)
3. I took my daughter but options for vegetarian kiddos were slim, and you have to really look at the main menu to see what options can be considered for kiddos at premium prices.
4. The appetizers were very good, the charred avocado was understated but full of flavor
5. The main entree steak was full of flavor but missed the mark on medium, tough, and on the end of the dry spectrum but the seasoning and sauce made up for it.
6. They did not recommend dessert, in fact, it took me to ask about it before it was an option to be considered at all.
Full bar and great ambiance, great for hosting larger groups.
It was great to dine at Upper West, would consider going again in the future.
Great date spot! Drinks are speedy but definitely worth it.
Great service and amazing food. With the service you never wait long all the servers will stop and ask if you need anything and the owner is really nice comes by and greets everyone.
Great for drinks and shareable bites with friends!
I’ve been dining at Upper West for a decade. The food, service, friendliness, are consistently fantastic. My favorite place to dine, I’ve introduced everyone I know to Upper West. Go!
Always excellent cuisine, the best service you could ask for, and the feeling of an NYC establishment. Now that lockdown is behind us, if you feel ready for peeps, energy, close proximity, and yes…some noise, you’ll love it here. We’ve probably tried half the menu by now and nothing has disappointed. You may want to have the entree sauce on the side, as they sometimes go a bit heavy.
Table was ready when we arrived. Service was attentive. Food was unique in the best way.
Great food, great ambiance, great service! The Ahi tuna appetizer and key lime tart were the best things we ate. Chill vibe and good for a crowd.
One of our favorite places. The dishes are varied and always excellently prepared.
Came here for Father’s Day. We were a party of 9 and the service was impeccable! Everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food and drink were delicious. I’ve passed by this place countless times and never came in. I’m so glad we came here. We all have a great time.
Excellent service and delicious food
Terrific food, service, and value... per usual! Had a large party and the server handled us like a champ, even when some of us (me?) were a little difficult.
Loved it! Great service and great food. Will definitely be back.
Everyone's entree was delicious. Pan roasted chicken, blackened salmon and flatiron steak. The flavor combinations are unique and very tasty. We also had Thai peanut noodles and spicy ahi crunchy rice. Both were a great start to the meal. Service is friendly, attentive and efficient. Very good cocktails as well.
You can order delivery directly from Upper West using the Order Online button. Upper West also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 586-1111.
Upper West is rated 4.8 stars by 2174 OpenTable diners.
Upper West does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1552/the-upper-west.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.