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Upper West

Upper West

American Restaurant$$$$
Santa Monica
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    suna
    "Blue cheese chips, blackened salmon and chicken tawwouk 👌🏻"(3 Tips)
    Love C.
    "Burrata + burger + lychee martini = perfect dinner!"(6 Tips)
    Joey A.
    "the drinks have all been good but the watermelon mojito is amazing."(4 Tips)
    Elle C.
    "Love the corn soup, mussels are amazing, short rib is too notch!"(6 Tips)
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  • Ed K.heart icon on user image
    Ed KaminskyAugust 6, 2017
    We ate with our friends Scott and Amy and ordering apps was a great start , 3 was the right amount - Thai Peanut Noodles served cold, Ahi Tacos - had a little kick, and the buratta - amazingly fresh.
  • Tara D.heart icon on user image
    Tara DîanaNovember 9, 2015
    The drinks here are stellar. The watermelon mojito - I would drink that daily, if it was a healthy life choice. My friend ordered the ginger Cosmo and loved it! The crispy chicken and burrata were 👍
  • John A.
    John AntonyFebruary 27, 2014
    Really impressed with this place. Get yourself a Macallan Snake Bite. Almost all their food on the menu are amazing. Chicken Tawook was delicious. Enjoy the good time.
  • Elad B.
    Elad BenistiAugust 26, 2011
    Santa Monica Restaurants provides a welcome change to those in Santa Monica, Venice or West LA looking for something approachable but still creative, romantic and fun. Happy Hour too and lunch! Read more
  • Fabian A.
    Fabian AlsultanyNovember 3, 2013
    Roasted corn soup with falafel, simply rich and incredible. The crab cake sandwich is probably the best I have had since moving to LA. Had the chips their famous chips and blue cheese. Amazing.
  • Elle C.
    Elle CameronNovember 5, 2013
    The picante margarita is delicious but super spicy! You can ask for less spice and an extra splash of agave, sooo good! Love the corn soup, mussels are amazing, short rib is too notch!
  • Orlando C.heart icon on user image
    Orlando CarafaSeptember 2, 2015
    Very good dinner the octopus salad I could not distinguish the flavors cheese cracker on top wrong combination service was ok to our surprise check was brought to the table without asking for desserts
  • Dory B.
    Dory BenamiDecember 6, 2012
    Bread pudding yummy. Lamb Crepe double yum. A bit noisy cause of terrible acoustics so plan on shouting a bit if the restaurant is full so you can hear whoever you are seated next to.
  • Elle C.
    Elle CameronOctober 14, 2013
    Ahi taco appetizer, duck meatballs, & Giselle crab cake are yummy! Also the watermelon mojito is delish if you like sweeter tropical drinks.
  • Joey A.
    Joey AnthonyOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    by far the best mac n cheese in la. omg. wow. blt also maybe the best one ever made. the drinks have all been good but the watermelon mojito is amazing. i also say the bread pudding if u do dessert
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneFebruary 21, 2014
    Eggs and dairy are laced throughout the patty, toppings and bun making this a non-vegan friendly veggie burger
  • Naz F. G.heart icon on user image
    Naz F. GérdabiJune 7, 2013
    Love the staff, so knowledgable of all wines. This is the place i always end up discovering a new fav bottle of red :)
  • Garrett P.heart icon on user image
    Garrett PendergraftJuly 20, 2016
    The blue cheese chips are good, but super heavy. The wild mushrooms and roasted sweet corn are also good, but maybe a little too rich.
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason H.May 13, 2016
    Great small bites. Nice place to hang and have a drink. Ahi tacos were a winner.
  • Jessica L.
    Short rib sandwich, BLT and veggie burger was sooo good! Wouldnt order the ahi tuna tacos again though. Portions were too small but was tasty.
  • Colin R.
    Colin RDecember 11, 2011
    2 appetizers. 6 entrees. 3 desserts. All awesome. Can't go wrong with anything here... That is if you like good Contemporary American food.
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkJune 3, 2011
    A delicious American bistro tucked away on the Westside. Bacon and blue cheese shoestring fries – need we say more? -Kacy & Cori, The Real L Word
  • Derrick A.
    Derrick AmeyOctober 4, 2011
    The salmon dish was good with Israeli couscous, but again I want more food for $22.00. Trendy atmosphere & a great screen for the football game.
  • Neiki U.heart icon on user image
    Neiki UllahJanuary 19, 2016
    V yummy. Had octopus carpaccio, eggplant steaks, lamb crepes, and pork chop.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 8, 2014
    Absolutely adore the atmosphere here- always reminded me of nyc. Veggie burger is killer.
  • Jordan V.
    Jordan VadnaisMay 9, 2010
    The burrata is amazing and unique. Apples, berries, and croutons give it amazing flavor and texture. Get that, the Tawook, and a Honey Rye cocktail or 2 and call it a meal.
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    FrostyAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The veggie burger is damn good, also the bun is stellar.
  • Christopher H.heart icon on user image
    Christopher HMay 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for appetizers, happy hour or a business lunch or dinner.
  • Gayle H G.heart icon on user image
    Gayle H GreenbergJanuary 18, 2015
    Best Happy Hour... Anything you order that Chef Nick makes is outstanding!!!
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    sunaSeptember 22, 2015
    Blue cheese chips, blackened salmon and chicken tawwouk 👌🏻
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    JTJuly 10, 2016
    Staff was really friendly! The tuna taco, sweet potato and mussels were great.
  • Mark G.heart icon on user image
    Mark GilliamAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the blue cheese chips for an appetizer. You won't regret it!
  • Chip L.
    Chip LumanNovember 8, 2012
    Mizo glazed duck & apple meatballs paired with Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout is amazing
  • Winnie K.heart icon on user image
    Winnie KhooOctober 2, 2018
    Fave: corn fritters, mojitos, mac & cheese; Skip: nachos, brisket tacos
  • La T.
    La TanningDecember 16, 2010
    Parking is GREAT, never once a problem. Park at the meters on pico at the 10 underpass!!! Or valet, i mean its worth it!!!
  • Naz H.heart icon on user image
    Naz HashOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Carpaccio, burrata, ahi tuna tacos, filet mignon, grilled cheese...wow!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneFebruary 21, 2014
    The grilled pineapple relish make this veggie burger a winner!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeweyOctober 3, 2012
    Grilled Cheese rocked my world and Tuesdays are half off wine bottle days!
  • Geoffrey G.
    Geoffrey GauchetAugust 23, 2014
    The coffee rub pork tenderloin is what happens when heaven fucks a pig on a caffeine binge
  • BJ F.
    BJ F.August 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The BLT is the bomb diggity and the crisp factor in the fries is righteous
  • Karen W.
    Karen WMarch 12, 2013
    Fun vibe! Happy hour all night on Mondays.
  • Melanie
    MelanieOctober 28, 2012
    The burger is good along with blue cheese fries. The food is average, but I liked the ambiance.
  • aaron s.
    aaron steinApril 6, 2012
    flatiron steak = excellent. esp the slaw that comes with it.
  • Kathleen B.
    Kathleen BoganMay 6, 2012
    Loved the bartenders, cucumber and the ginger Cosmo was yummy.
  • Sum W.heart icon on user image
    Sum WongFebruary 26, 2016
    Smoky chihuahua cocktail is awesome!
  • The Artificial
    The ArtificialNovember 27, 2017
    Upper West is a great place for a nice dinner and cocktail that doesn't break the bank.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BoatmanJanuary 26, 2012
    Wednesday is Prix Fixe night with a $32 run of menu Prixe Fixe
  • Nichole K.heart icon on user image
    Nichole KimFebruary 1, 2015
    I love burrata, but this one is overhyped
  • Christopher J.heart icon on user image
    Christopher JonesJune 26, 2015
    Lamb nachos and the happy hour Manhattan
  • Mad P.
    Mad PatFebruary 11, 2012
    Get the ahi tacos appetizer then the pork chops. Yummmy.
  • tallie p.
    tallie pazDecember 14, 2012
    Way too loud at night... but get the blue cheese fries!!! So good
  • Diana B.
    Diana BernalJuly 23, 2011
    If the place is full, the bar is quicker and provides the same atmosphere
  • Kelsey M.heart icon on user image
    Kelsey MoserNovember 25, 2019
    A little pricey, but great fish dishes.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GustafsonJune 10, 2010
    Get yourself a PBR on tap for $3 during happy hour before 7. Beware though they cut off HH RIGHT at 7. No exceptions.
  • Nick Cope @ WET Republic M.heart icon on user image
    Flatiron Steak is the way to go!
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