Always greatMy husband and I and another couple meet for dinner at Upstairs2 at least once a month and have never had a bad meal here, at very reasonable prices, with lovely ambience, and a knowledgable wait-staff who are prepared to answer all wine or food questions. If you are on their mailing list for e-mail updates, you can get notices of upcoming special prices on fixed-price dinners - great bargains, featuring distinctively interesting and tasty dishes. Once inside the restaurant, peace and quiet reign, and the ambience is lovely, although this is hard to imagine as you stand in the parking lot, on top of a wine store where you will be looking right at the 405 freeway. Never fear. Once you step through the door, you will be a happy diner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn exceptional placeEven the computerized reservation software was good; and the food, five small plates, was uniformly tasty and creative. Also, the dessert was up to that high standard. The server and the busboys were very competent, and the server was engaging and gave knowledgable suggestions.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwine vs foodSuperb venison and polenta was the highlight of many delicious dishes. the advantage of their mini-plate (almost tapas style) portions is that you get to sample multiple dishes, or to choose to not over eat. Everything we tried was delicious, and the wines were excellent as well.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMShh!!! Don't Tell Anyone ElseOne of the best places in LA to get small plates with a great selection of wines that pair with them by the taste, glass, carafe or bottle. An evening there is a special treat. You will eat and drink well no matter what your taste or what you order and if unsure about wine or food, trust your server. If it gets any more popular, you'll have to know someone to get in, so keep this between us!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyableSupergreat wine steward and dependable kitchen make it a local favorite!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNever judge a book by its' cover ..Or you just might miss this hidden gem. The restaurant is tucked away on the top floor of what appears to be a general nondescript office building. The surrounding neighborhood is also less than to be desired shall we say. However, when you drive up the ramp to park and enter the space, you are magically transported to a trendy upscale dining experience. The food is outstanding and if it is your first visit, definitely go with the tasting menu. It is both reasonably priced and provides a great overall sample of all the dishes and wine parings. It is definitely a different dining experience at Upstairs 2, but highly recommended. You cannot go wrong here.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemOn the second floor of a liquor warehouse, this gem is only open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday. When the word gets out, that should change.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMService a bit slow. ShortService a bit slow. Short staffed? But otherwise good4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I each had theMy wife and I each had the 3-course fixed price dinner for $47, in which each course was paired with a different half-glass of wine. Truffle-themed salad, pasta, and meat dishes. A great concept at a fairly reasonable price.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, wellThe food was very good, well presented and quite reasonably priced. But what really sold me was the vast selection of wines in 2.5 oz. pours. This allowed me to have the right wine with each course. The menu is cleverly written in a way that makes choosing the right wine easy. We will definitely return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it here! Medium sizedLove it here! Medium sized plates. Finally a place to go and not leave feeling so stuffed you have to be rolled out :). Great place for a date! Lots of wine too--you can try lots of different wines with the 2.5oz pouring option.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful service...food iswonderful service...food is consistently delicious!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMa total hidden secret I'da total hidden secret I'd been meaning to try for years and finally the stars aligned and so glad they did. the crab cucumber roll is a total standout dish but then again so were the flautas. The waitress made an excellent wine recommendation. one of the best I've ever had.
and free parking to boot.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out.During this first visit back to US2, the execution of the food, which had been uninspired during a prior visit, emerged this time as polished from start to finish. If memory serves, the menu itself also showed greater innovation. Don't miss the duck cassoulet or the blood orange salad.
The only negative worth mentioning was the ambient noise, although even this reflected tight seating and a capacity crowd which might appeal to some.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at this restaurant,First time at this restaurant, and it was wonderful in every way.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the place. This restaurantWe love the place. This restaurant serves fine wines at reasonable prices. The small plates are excellent and reasonably priced. This must be the best value in town.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMchefs Whim rules!These folks really know wine and how to highlight what makes wine spectacular. Accommodating of special needs and trully want you to enjoy your night out!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLeisurely deliciousRemarkable restaurant. Upstairs 2 has a great and varied menu. One of our dishes was grilled elk, another grilled artichoke . Something for everyone!
Service outstanding including management on site . So delicious, and somemjoyablentonorder dishes as you go along. Corkage fee is also remarkable- ONLY TEN ($10) DOLLARS.1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant and wine barThis restaurant and wine bar is one of our favorites. The wine selection is extensive and reasonably priced. Many wine are available in two sizes of glasses, by 12 oz. carafe, or by bottle. The food served in small plates is quite good. The service is excellent. The total bill is shockingly small. This place continues to be one of the best values in town for those who demand fine wines.
Of course we shall return ,,, many times we think.12/14/2012 12:00:00 AM