Celebrate with family and close friends the day before the big day at Upper West Santa Monica. Our private dining rooms, menu options, and atmosphere can all be customized.
Day-After Wedding Brunch
After party all night. Host your post-wedding brunch at Upper West. Our private dining packages are affordable and tasteful.
Plan your bride-to-be’s perfect bridal shower at Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica. Let our private dining staff handle all the details from small bites to decorations and sweet treats.
Upper West is the perfect location to host your Wedding Reception. Dine and Dance the night away with a fully-stocked bar, unique entrees, and elegantly decorated restaurant. Our private dining staff will take care of every detail from the first Dance to the last toast.
Celebrate your engagement at Upper West Santa Monica in our private dining spaces.
Get the Party started with unique menus prepared by our executive Chef Nick Shipp, a fantastic selection of wines, craft beers, and cocktails.
What People Are Saying
I hope you’re doing well! I wanted to share our deep appreciation and gratitude for your help to make our wedding celebration on August so special and memorable. Our family and friends loved everything from the incredible service, delicious food/drinks, and beautiful private dining space. Thank you for making the night so special for us.
I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the lovely rehearsal dinner you helped us with last month! The food was wonderful and your wine pairings worked so well. The room was just the right size for an intimate evening and the conversations flowed! I cannot tell you how many people remarked on how good the food was and how great the service was! We were very pleased by the event.
Thank you and your staff so very much!
B R & J E
Friday night was truly perfect. Everyone loved the food. Your staff was very friendly and attentive. The room was set up beautifully. We’d love to host another event at Upper West in the future. Thanks for all your help. We really appreciate you and the whole team
I’m eternally grateful for the service you provided for my entire family and friends. The food was truly incredible, the service was immaculate, seriously such a strong team, and your leadership is genuine. I cannot thank you enough for the experience you created for us. I’ll never forget it. It was all perfect.
You guys were perfect. Your service is off the charts good! And the food was delicious.
Thanks for being a part of my wedding.
We want to thank you and your staff ever so much for our wedding experience at Upper West. It was the perfect venue for our amazing day! We were so happy with food, as always, and the attention of yourself and all the staff that day was just so on point. The feedback from our guests was fantastic. They raved about the food, thought the restaurant was just beautiful, and the service wonderful. It was truly a great day for us. Cheers to you!
MAR & LA
“Organized a post-engagement celebration for my sister and her fiancé. Worked with Fred via e-mail and he deserves 5-stars for his service along. Was such a breeze to work with even on somewhat short notice and for 13+ people!
Fred added in an extra touch for our dinner and printed our menus in color with pictures of the engaged couple at the top. Really was just a wonderful way to start off my first experience here. I arrived a bit earlier than the guests and was prepared to wait a bit as it was a busy Saturday night but NO , Fred and the team had everything set up and ready to go. The table was beautiful, with the menus looking amazing.
Each of our guests loved their meal- each app, main and dessert was loved. My sister even commented she’d come back just for dessert alone. Even with a large table, all servers were great about taking drink orders and handling them in context of a large restaurant that was busy with a few big groups.
ABSOLUTELY will recommend this place to any and all who will listen. Given what a great experience I had, I plan to use them for all future business meals and events we
The food was delicious, the service also very fast and attentive (for a large group of 25 guests).
Working with Fred, the manager, was also a highlight. From the outset he was extremely friendly, informative, and helpful in making this a personal event for us. We were able to run a slideshow in the private room in the front area, and he also printed customizable menus for us. The overall cost was also very affordable.
We will definitely be coming back to Upper West for years to come, and would also not hesitate to recommend as a venue for private party
I worked directly with Fred, who was incredibly accommodating and responsive. He helped me develop a custom dinner menu with all of my favorite Upper West dishes, including the crazy good lamb nachitos. Fred had a special menu printed, which featured a photo of me and fiance. My guests “ooh and ahh’ed” upon seeing the menu, and it was a sign they were in for an amazing evening.
We were seated in the smaller dining room up front which was slightly quieter and had a more intimate vibe. The service throughout the night was top notch and our waitress was very attentive (I wish I remembered her name!). My guests were seriously impressed with the food from start to finish. The appetizer trio was beautifully plated and everyone enjoyed their entree selection and dessert.
As the evening came to a close, the restaurant sent over a round of ginger cosmo shots to toast to our engagement. Very classy, indeed! One of my guests had been ordering non-alcoholic beverages. Our waitress remembered this detail and brought him a shot of cranberry juice along with the cosmo shots, so he could take part in the celebration. It’s the small touches like these, that elevate a dining experience from good to great.
Thank you to the entire Upper West team for helping us throw a memorable engagement dinner. It was a perfect evening
Also, the food was beyond reproach–truly exceptional. I highly recommend The Upper West for any private event. The next time I’m in LA, I can’t wait to return for dinner with my wife.
Anyway I could go on and on but suffice to say this place rocks, Fred is awesome, the staff are rockstars and all I can say is thanks again!!!!
We just had a private 65person event there. The servers were perfect and everyone loved the food! The manager was so nice, I can’t believe he did not charge us for the last minute no-shows. I have never seen a venue do that.
Thank you for your attention to detail to fit our needs.
Emma and Ron