SPECIAL EVENTS

An Elegant Santa Monica private party venue, Upper West is the ideal location for your, anniversary, birthday, baby shower, and Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. We offer personalized event planning, customizable menus, professional servers,  audio/visual equipment and dedicated private dining managers.

Anniversary Party

Celebrate your wedding anniversary at Upper West, from your 1st anniversary to your 70th year together, don’t let this special day pass with out a celebration.

Birthday Party

Celebrate your Birthday Party with friends and family at Upper West, full bar, craft cocktail, and chef-inspired menu. 

Baby Shower

Gather your friends and celebrate the mom-to-be at Upper West Santa Monica. Our team will take care of all the details, from decorations to small bites plus a full bar with wines and craft cocktails and beers.

Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Mazel Tov! No matter the size of your bar or bat mitzvah celebration, Upper West Santa Monica can take of every detail, from specialty menus to decoration.

What People Are Saying

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. I made reservations for my bday for a large group. Having never been here, I was a little concerned. I was wrong to be concerned. Not only did they accommodate a large group without a set menu, every single person loved their dish. The service was phenomenal and the ambiance was nice. Would highly recommend!

Mal H

I planned a surprise party for my partner bday and this place was totally amazing and super professional. They provided me a private room and even if it was super busy the server paid a lot of attention to us. They have parking valet for 7$. Food is amazing, I recommend to try the tacos tuna. Portion are a little small but the quality is high.  This place is perfect for a private party or business party.

Michael M

Ok so this is the deal! I had a birthday party for my daughter who turned 13. Her and her friends are total foodies; even one is a Chef so I knew Pizza wasn’t going to do. I chose Upper West because of the great “food” reviews and when I visited the ambiance was beautiful. Worked with Fred to make all the arrangements. It turned out to be a party of 17 with adults and it was absolutely fantastic! The food, the ambiance, the service! Even the chef Nikk Shipp stopped by our table to wish my daughter a Happy Birthday and had a chat with our wizard chef! It was so cool. I would give them more stars if I could. Excellent food, Fred was great and the service too!!!!!

I had my daughter’s graduation party at The Upper West and honestly, it could not have been  better. Fred was my first impression of the restaurant and he is wonderful. I called and emailed with questions and always received a prompt and courteous response.  The food was so delicious that each and every person made it a point to tell me that they loved the food and restaurant and were all planning to come back to try everything else.  The service was fabulous throughout the celebration. Everyone that worked there had a smile and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were taken care of. Everything that we ordered was cooked to perfection with amazing flavor.

Michael M

This place has the best customer service I have ever experienced. We came here for a friend’s birthday dinner and the owner was so accommodating to our large party.

My sister and I had shared the Blackened Salmon and it was amazing! It had tons of flavor and it was perfectly cooked. They were so kind to have split the dish for us before having it bought to the table. We had also tried the roasted sweet corn as well and that was delicious. The corn had the perfect balance of sweetness and savory taste.

As we came near to the end of our dinner, the owner came over with a giant plate of dessert for the Birthday boy! Enough for the whole party to share! We were so pleased with the food and service. I will definitely be back with my family soon to try all the other delicious item their men

 

Megan L

I had my daughter’s graduation party at The Upper West and honestly, it could not have been  better. Fred was my first impression of the restaurant and he is wonderful. I called and emailed with questions and always received a prompt and courteous response.  The food was so delicious that each and every person made it a point to tell me that they loved the food and restaurant and were all planning to come back to try everything else.  The service was fabulous throughout the celebration. Everyone that worked there had a smile and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were taken care of. Everything that we ordered was cooked to perfection with amazing flavor.

Michael M

Last night we celebrated my very active mother’s 90th birthday. We were 20 family and friends,  and we are so glad that we chose the Upper West as our venue!

Everything was amazing! When we walked in, The staff was right there for us, so we ordered drinks, which were delicious. I especially enjoyed my vesper martini, with its touch of orange!

Our coordinator, Fred Eli, had already made sure that the beautiful front room was done to perfection, with lovely personal touches on the menus at each place, the lovely linens and candles on the table, and the fun addition of “Singin’ In The Rain” on the wall (silently) as we enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Of course, we added our own touches with flowers, which just added to the upscale, welcoming ambiance.  The incredible attention to detail and service by the staff, in particular the fabulous and indefatigable Maria, saw to every need promptly, and with great smiles.

And then the food…Wow! Every guest was blown away by the flavors and expertise in our meals.The appetizers were beautifully passed by the staff, and included a flatbread, crab cakes, and small ahi tuna tacos stacks. After sitting down, our entree choices were Blackened Salmon, Flat-Iron Steak, or a chicken dish called Tawook, which seemed to include an Eastern Indian flair. All were perfectly prepared with lovely sides, and tasted amazing.

All-in-all it was a perfect party, and the Upper West made me, my sister-in-law, and my brother look like the best hostesses and host ever!

Thank you Fred, and your great team.

Vickie H

 My boyfriend had a wonderful birthday at Upper West. Thank you so much for helping me coordinate it. I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Jaclyn