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If you are visiting Santa Monica…you MUST treat yourself to a meal at the Upper West. My husband and I have have never been disappointed.

Ahi Tuna Tacos, the Upper West

Here some quick tasty suggestions…For appetizers,  one of my favorites…Ahi Tuna Crispy Tacos (plantain shell / rice cracker / citrus-chipotle vinaigrette / jicama-cucumber salsa).

If you are truly hungry, a great option to share is the Hope Ranch Mussels (garlic-saffron broth / chorizo sarta / cilantro / grilled ciabatta / preserved lemon). If you are a fan of burrata, another favorite is the Burrata (green apple / blackberry / baby tomato / black chai salt /thai basil / dill / organic flour baguette)

For dinner try the Chicken Tawook (tomato & yogurt marinated pittman farms chicken / chickpeas & spinach / dried apricot / labneh)….so tasty. If you love meat (like my husband) Chef Nick Shipp will serve you up some unbelievable Braised Short Ribs (6 hour braised rib / whipped potato puree / tarragon pesto / fresno)…..see main photo of this article. Be sure to check out the specials which are also fantastic, such as the delicious Pork Shank.

Pork Shank, The Upper West

The Marinated Flat Iron Steak (McDaniel smoked bacon & gorgonzola slaw) is also out of the world delicious. Be sure to indulge in the amazing desserts as well.

The Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405. For more information about Upper West Restaurant, see their website at http://www.theupperwest.com/.

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