Want a fun Santa Monica private party venue? The festive dining experience at Upper West is now available for private parties, celebrations and business meetings. Upper West is the perfect Santa Monica private party venue to host any of your corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners and more.
We offer three different options for private parties depending on the number of people attending.
1. The front room accommodates 42 people seated and 50 people buffet/ cocktail style.
2. The main dining room accommodates 90 people seated and 120 people buffet/ cocktail style.
3. The entire restaurant accommodates 140 people seated and 170 people buffet/ cocktail style.
Pre-fix menus are available in addition to customized menus to fit your needs and budget.
Our professional staff looks forward to catering to your every need to ensure your upcoming private party event is a complete success. We will happily provide accommodations for tailored services and items, including flower arrangements and audio-visual equipment. Please call or visit our Santa Monica restaurant for more details.
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We just had a private 65 person 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.
We had a great experience at The Upper West. Fred and the rest of his staff did a great job working with my wife and me to create a beautiful intimate wedding experience in the private room. They have great attention to detail and immaculate service. Fred was gracious enough to meet with us in person to plan, as well as exchange emails and phone calls. He made it very easy. 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.
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 menu.
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.
They have parking valet for 7$.
Food is amazing, I recommend to try the tacos tuna. Portion are a little small but quality is high.
This place is perfect for private party or business party.
The private room was great–We had about 25 people and it was very spacious. We also had our own private waiter who was very attentive and brought us all cocktail refills in a speedy manner (which at an office party is key) My favorite cocktail was a blackberry mojito. I think their mojito selection changes per the season, but this was delicious, perfectly mixed, and not too sweet.
For food we had asparagus, mac and cheese, a salmon dish, and a chicken dish. Is it wrong to say that the mac and cheese was my favorite? This is gourmet mac and cheese at its finest… the kind where you eat it all and there’s a pile of grease at the bottom, but combined with multiple fine cheeses, it’s probably one of the best things you’ve ever eaten. I would highly recommend it
If you’re looking for a place that has a private room, I would highly recommend Upper West. I would love to come back try out more of the menu in a normal dining setting as well.