Upstream - Charlotte
Well DoneGo here episodically for dinner and buisiness. Just went for Mothers Day Brunch.
My compliments to those that derived the plan and menu. An excellent brunch with quality food, great service, and excellent ambiance. Hate to tip everyone else on this gem of a place as it will be harder to get a reservation - but credit is due, and Upstream really shined last Sunday.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticHad a wonderful meal for Mother's Day, with excellent service. The sea bass and the tuna are incredible.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mothers Day BrunchWhile visiting Charlotte from out of state, I took a chance making a reservation for Upstream for Mothers Day Brunch. After finding out it was sold out and not changing reservations, I took it as a good sign. Indeed it was! The food was amazing and certainly the best brunch we have ever been to! The tapas options was a nice additional touch on top of the buffet options (which were quite impressive). I would definitely recommend Upstream to others and for anyone looking for a different place to celebrate a special occasion. As someone who is picky about quality, I was very pleased with it all!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service! My firstFantastic service! My first visit was for mother's day and my family was pleased with EVERYTHING! I will return to check out the brunch menu.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Choice for Birthday!!My girlfriend and I celebrate our birthdays together every year and she usually picks the restaurant. To her surprise I picked a Gem! She only eats seafood, so when she saw the menu online she said is was "seafood heaven". Our entire party for the evening enjoyed everything and we have all agreed to return very soon. Ironically we all ordered the Sea Bass which was outstanding!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFalling quality?I haven't been to Upstream for Sunday Brunch in almost a year. In the interim they have redesigned their layout and moved the buffet from a large room in the front to the restaurant to a small room in the back. It seemed like both the quality and selection of items on offer has dropped. Even the tapas selections that are prepared in the kitchen seemed to be lacking. Perhaps I was just there on an "off" day.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService by Alex was great.Service by Alex was great. Wine selected by Alex was great. The duck, shrimp and spinach and shrimp salad, sushimi, oysters, and desert were wonderful. Ken was a great host as usual. Great experience.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe hadn't been to UpstreamWe hadn't been to Upstream in a while and wondered why not. It was fantastic! They've stayed current even though been around for so many years. My hats off to Tom Sasser and his staff.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService (David), meal, andService (David), meal, and ambiance was exceptional.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very pleasant evening,We had a very pleasant evening, sharing some delightful dishes. The wine was perfect with our food choices and our service was impeccable. We were both wanting to have some good seafood and this was a perfect choice.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you have not been, you mustMy fourth time at Upstream for a business dinner - every time it has been perfect. The service is right on task, not to oppressive and yet always there when you want them. It is a very welcoming restaurant with a great dining room, and more importantly amazing food. I have always been amazed to get this quality of seafood in the middle of North Carolina. Highly recommend - I have only been to Upstream for business, but if I lived in Charlotte, it would be a special place to take the wife. Excellent Resturant4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMInitially service was slowInitially service was slow with long period of time between the waiter coming back to the table. We ordered appetizer and food early at the same time so we would not have to wait so long4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit and impressed!First visit and impressed! We will be back in the future!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood at its bestBest seafood restaurant in Charlotte - period. Everything from simple to sublime. Never a had a bad meal and service is consistently outstandin.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI just loved everything aboutI just loved everything about it. I love cooking and am a SVP for a two year college in SC. we have a culinary program. I find that I can judge good food and restuarants. I would go to your restaurant all the time if I lived in Charlotte.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent,as usual. LovelyExcellent,as usual. Lovely crab cake sandwich, with Asian side garnish, and frites. What more could you want?4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMUpstream is a special restaurantUpstream is a special restaurant with terrific food and great service. We go there as often as we can (which isn't enough)!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch the best in theGreat brunch the best in the city of Charlotte, but keep that a secret cause I consider that my special place. The waiter Chris on Easter Sunday was very attentive and kind. Appreciated the assortment of bite sized desserts.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Lunch Buffet was.....well,Easter Lunch Buffet was.....well, there are not enough adjectives to describe it, but it was truly outstanding!! Upstream is one of my most favorite restaurants - oh, okay, it's my most favorite! If you haven't dined here, you are really missing out!! It's fantastic...3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening and deliciousWonderful evening and delicious food. Will return for sure.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great evening...foodReally great evening...food and service get better and better at Upstream! Thanks3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday brunch is amazing.Sunday brunch is amazing. Everything was fresh and outstanding. Lots of wonderful options like shrimp and grits, fresh salmon, mussels, shrimp, oysters, omelette station. Plus a great assortment of cheeses and desserts. This was the best meal of a weekend trip to Charlotte for my friends and family - adults and children all loved it.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Brunch...far more thanSuperb Brunch...far more than we had anticipated...great buffet, excellent seafood, never short on food; salads, meats, and other selections excellent. A special treat was "tapa" size portions of eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Banana Pancakes etc. Our waiter, James, was friendly and helpful while artfully staying outside of our "bubble"..the entire staff equally friendly, upbeat and clearly there to do all they could to ensure a good brunch experience. In addition, at 24.95 and half price drinks and wine, this is good deal.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good. crab cake app wasvery good. crab cake app was good, not great, but tuna entree was excellent.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was wonderful!Our experience was wonderful! The appetizer tier that was not on the menu was excellent. The chef sent us a complimentary appetizer also. Alex Fu was our waiter and her was atentive, but left us time and space yo visit between ordering, courses etc. A 5 star for sure!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSophisticated Food and WineOne of Charlotte's gems.Only a handful of restaurants in Charlotte feature unique preparations for each dish.The fresh seafood menu is as wide ranging as you will find anywhere with flown in selections available each time I've been there.I like the Blue Point oysters served on a bed of ice with the Meunière for dipping.
The service is great. They are knowledgible, professional and attentive.Try the staff selections for wine and you will never be disapointed wiht your wine choice.The renovated bar area is fantastic for causual dining with comfortable seating ,bar bites [as well as regular menu] and wide screen tv's above the bar.
One of the few places in Southpark for sophisticated food and wine dining.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom appetizers to dessertFrom appetizers to dessert everything was excellent. The cocktails were spot-on!! Our server was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant!! We will definitely return!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice evening outThe staff was very helpful, from the hostess to the guy who kept topping off our water glasses. Our waitress was top notch and answered every question we threw at her, everything from what was in Chinese 5 spice to a brief history of St. Germaine liquor.
Food was first rate, I do wish the menu was a bit more descriptive though. It would tell you what was in a dish but not how the dish was prepared.
Great drinks but pricey.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMUpstream never fails to haveUpstream never fails to have outstanding food, great service from knowledgable servers, and a most pleasant atmosphere, indoors or out, bar or main diningroom.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have beenMy husband and I have been several times for brunch and enjoy it so much that we bring friends and family when they are in town. We've been to other brunches and they do not compare....great job.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was incredible!!!!The food was incredible!!!! Our server was very pleasant and helpful but I had to ask about my martini order. It obviously arrived late whether she forgot to place the order or the bartender was slow in making the drink. Instead of slowing down the food order to allow for the cocktail to be consumed, we actually received our appetizer prior to the drink which was fine, but before we had finishe the appetizer and the martini our food order came which was a bit much to have on the table at one time. Again, the food was out of this world and we will return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitress was amazing. SheWaitress was amazing. She knew we were on a first date and deep in conversation, left us alone but still very attentative to our needs without interrupting. I don't recall her name, she is a master of her trade.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday night dinner. RestaurantFriday night dinner. Restaurant was crowded, but bar was closed for an event. We walked in and were seated immediately at a table marked "Reserved". Great atmosphere, our waiter was very good - good suggestions, let us go at our pace. Food was good; interesting dishes. Wife did not like one of the quinoa sides. Otherwise all very good. We would go back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visitThis was my first time to Upstream so I was hoping for the best. The Charlotte area has many great restaurants and Upstream did on disappoint! I love the indea with its stylish decor, the services was just right and the food excellent. There was four of us, we had four different meals and each was wonderful.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food, service was averageGreat food. The gulf oysters were very good, the west coast, not so much. The service was just okay. The waiter didn't have a can-do attitude.
Also, my receipt had a tax and another surcharge that they couldn't explain. This REALLY turned me off. How can you assess an inexplicable charge.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM