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Upper West

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3321 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90405 310-586-1111
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Note to owners: Please stop referring to New York in your restaurant names. You’re here now—get over it. With that off our chests, we welcome Upper West, an unfussy Santa Monica tavern. There’s not enough emphasis on drinks to call this place a gastropub, but it’s close. Dishes hold a little bit of everything, from mussels in a saffron broth to ahi “tacos” served in plantain shells to grilled steaks and burgers, the latter served with a giant knife stabbing the center. (We’re not sure what ours did to deserve the punishment.) Prices are sane, which helps to excuse the food’s overall clunkiness. More than a dozen wines by the glass and the honey rye cocktail—made with Old Overholt, honey liqueur, and orange bitters—don’t hurt either.
Rating
Price
Categories
American
Hours
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm; Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-10pm
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol
Full Bar
Standard of Attire
Casual
Delivery Service
No
Group-Friendly
Yes
Kid-Friendly
No
Good for
Dinner, Late Night
Outdoor Seating
Not Sure
Carry-out
No
Reservations
Not Sure
Waiter Service
Yes