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About Permanently Closed - Up Restaurant

This restaurant is permanently closed. Up Restaurant's contemporary, sleek space is enveloped with a walnut paneled ceiling and warm cream, flowing sheers that create both a warm and inviting presence. For those who prefer the outdoors, Up also has a gorgeous patio that overlooks the picturesque palm tree lined Highland Village shopping center.

Up restaurant focuses on classic American dishes by incorporating seasonal and premium ingredients from Texas to all over the world by using a classic timeless European technique. The diverse New American menu is inspired by Asian and parts from all over the Mediterranean to satisfy the varied taste buds of Houstonians.

3995 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner Service

Monday - Wednesday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday Buffet Brunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Sat 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
(Happy Hour available at the bar area only)

Cross Street:
Drexel

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 640-5416

Website:
http://www.uprestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet is available in front of Up.

Private Party Facilities:
Up Restaurant has unique private and semi private dining areas that will meet every need.

Private Party Contact:
Lindsay Drane: (713) 640-5416

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private and semi-private dining available for special events.

Up Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (984)
Hot Spot (799)
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Great for Lunch (546)
Vibrant Bar Scene (539)
Neighborhood Gem (531)
Notable Wine List (505)
Great for Outdoor Dining (421)
Great for Brunch (258)
Late-night Find (158)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (London)·Dined on February 21, 2017

UP is permanently closed and should be removed from Open Table! Did not know this until I showed up.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Up is closed and no one from the restaurant let me know ahead of time.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This meal cost $450 for 2 on new years eve. The filet was tough, the rissotto was good, the desserts just average. The wine average and the service was miserably bad. I wont go back

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years. They made the evening feel rushed. Appetizers made it to the table before the drinks. Waiter requested the order as soon as appetizers came. It was hard to have a conversation without someone popping back in. With high end restaurants, a dessert bar is never acceptable. I have enjoyed this Restaurant on many other non occasion nights. On this New Years, they were not crowded, I feel they should have not been so quick to rush you through. A table that sits and drinks, pays the bills.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great service. Good prix fix menu for new years eve. Great dessert buffet to finish off the meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Second visit to Up and we had another very good dining experience. We'll go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2016

The restaurant was not busy when we were there earlier this week, yet it took an hour for my friend to get her food, and I still did not have my food 30 minutes later. We asked and asked and were reassured the food was coming, but had to really push to get my food--and my friend was done with hers before I ever received any of mine. And I only ordered 2 appetizers! I will not be visiting UP again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Horrible experience:
1) Bread was very dry and stale. It crumbled apart as I ate it.
2) Waiter did not know the menu and could not speak to the dishes. He stated, there were only 2 seafood dishes on the menu...well over 10.
3) Had to wait 40 minutes for food. We got up to leave and then they ran the food to the table. No apologies. No effort to make it up. We had the bouillabaisse (soup) and French Quarter Shrimp. These dishes are 90% assembly; not fancy dishes.
4) Small portions and overpriced. There is nothing special about their dishes/flavors/presentation.
5) I visited Up years ago and it was okay. I thought they would have improved but they got worse. I don't know how this place is still open.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2016

The food was amazing. Service was a bit slow but that was only a problem because we needed to get to the theatre, otherwise it was absolutely perfect. I had the lobster bisque and tableside truffled pasta, and both were fabulous. My partner had the tortilla soup and lobster ravioli, and he enjoyed both, though he found the ravioli rather salty. We also shared the cream corn brulée and that was also lovely. The macaron sampler for dessert was a lot of fun -- we got it to-go and had them as snacks the next day. The macarons were huge!

The restaurant itself has a lovely atmosphere, full of warm-coloured light wood and bright sparkly lights. We had a table right by the window so we got to look out at Highland Village all decorated up for Christmas!

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Went for a late lunch during the holidays, and we were one of 3 tables, all sharing the same waiter. Considering how few tables there were, the service could have been a little more attentive, however it was by no means negligent. Food was fantastic, and I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Delicious! Love the atmosphere. The service was wonderful. My friend from Baltimore insists on going to UP every time she and her husband are in town. They actually went to UP the next evening before they left town.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The food was very good but the service seemed juvenile. We felt rushed to order, appetizers arrived quickly and then there was a long wait for the entree. Filet had to be sent back because it was cold in the middle. Lobster Ravioli and New Orleans Shrimp were fantastic.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Food was very good. Very nice decor. Although our service was rather slow, the waiter was very nice.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Would have preferred the salmon to have been cooked to my preference...it was undercooked.

Ladies room....the cleaning supplies were obviously stored under the sink area and not completely stored. Easy to get this right...yet....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Every year a small group of my college friends get together for a holiday dinner. We always try a new spot & this was a great selection! We sat at the bar a bit even though our table was ready. They didn't care! The bartender & the staff were so nice & loved hearing the story of our annual get together. They sat us at our table when we were ready. Service was wonderful! Everyone loved their meals. We would all go back again & we all would recommend this restaurant to others

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2016

This is really a lovely place ... located on third floor ... easy valet parking. Has a great feel to it.
Food, cocktails, wine, service are superior... do yourself a favor!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Great thanksgiving experience. Food ambiance was great

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

After numerous off the menu occasions I looked forward to a buffet to answer just about all palates .. NOPE .. I expected a carvery turkey not a presliced over cooked bird. Desserts were dry .. mashed potatoes not traditional .. vegetables had sat in steam table way to long. A meat ball at Thanksgiving? ? While tasty not a wished for surprise!
Next year ... pass.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We went for Thanksgiving Brunch and pretty much everything was wonderful. The service was exceptional -- attentive, yet quiet and unobtrusive. The food was excellent all around . . . a few 'high's and a couple of 'lows', but overall the food experience was what you'd want from a high-end celebration buffet. It was comforting, yet a little challenging. And, the ambiance can't be beat. It is a gorgeous restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Great ambiance, food was excellent. A little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2016

First timers to this restaurant, as a family.
It was a beautiful experience! Thank you so much for making our Thanksgiving dinner a memorable one.🍁

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Went here for the first time with a friend for a girls night and happened to have an opentable gift card. Our waiter was excellent, very attentive and made awesome suggestions - our dinner was delicious! Everything wasdelightful until it came time to pay. The waiter didn't know how to use the gift card (totally understandable, I'd never used one either) so the manager came over and our wine/dinner was well under the total of the gift card but I was told I couldn't keep the remaining balance it just had to be discarded. Then the manager had the audacity to tell us if we intended on leaving a tip we would have to purchase something else so he could add gratuity. Outrageous, it really spurs the evening and I'll never return to Up.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2016

We took my wife to Up for a birthday dinner. Highland Village is decorated for the holidays so the views were beautiful as is the décor of the restaurant. Service was very good. Food was solid but not outstanding. The exception was the Paella - which was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Beautiful place for a date impression, the food was plated nicely and the short rib was fork tender. I will go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Great menu - lots of variety and very good for gluten free dining!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 9, 2016

We had a lovely dinner. The food was superior. We were disappointed to see so few patrons there. We certainly hope that this restaurant will survive!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The Sunday Brunch was an awesome experience. My guests were totally speechless of the beautiful view, the unbelievable service and wonderful food choices. Another outstanding dining experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Overall it was a nice experience. The food was good but nothing extraordinary. The service was exceptional. We would go back because the staff was so amazing that they elevated the experience.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The service, ambiance and food is superb!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2016

I really enjoyed celebrating my birthday here! The service was wonderful and my waiter was amazing, oh and the ambiance! Absolutely beautiful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

less than stellar, the food was nothing special at all, would not go back

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Lovely Sunday brunch. As usual. A definite go to.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The host was friendly. Kept checking on us.

The food was not bad. We had the Hongkong style red fish and Paella, but they are not great either. Just not too bad. My wife like the Paella. I thought authentic Paella should be a little more wet. The fish had good sauce, but was somewhat disrupted by the taste of the charcoal taste. The chocolate desert was great.

The ambient was nice. We liked the decors. Had a good view looking down on Weatheimer. It was nice and quiet for a while, until they seated a young group if 6 on the adjacent table, and they talked loud. I do not like the complimentary valet, as I generally prefer to park my own car. When we left the restaurant, the valet attendant almost backed my car into another. My wife had to run out on the parking to signal him to stop. Nothing against the valet attendant though. He seemed nice and I thouht that was not the way he always drives.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Ask for Alexa he is awesome'

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Complimentary Valet
Friendly server
Great service
Clean/awesome interior
Food was delicious (ordered lobster bisque, prime steak salad and shrimp pasta. Pasta was a bit salty but other two were awesome)
Their bread is very good. It's the softest bread i've ever tasted and goes well with the lobster bisque :)
Great experience for my birthday!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2016

We've dined here several times, and it always feels special. The service is so professional and attentive and the food is reliably amazing. Great for a special occasion, or to make any day feel special. Classic dining at it's best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Had a nice lunch.
Place was well decorated with a smooth elevator which takes you up to the lobby.

The woman who greeted us was friendly and efficient.

We were given water, humus and flat bread/cracker promptly.

It took awhile before we were approached to order, but when taken it was done seamlessly.

Burger was excellent
Slow cooked Beef Short ribs were not as hot as I would have liked, which makes me feel like they were not cooking for more than 18 hours...or whatever is advertised. Anyway they tasted good enough.

Fries were just okay, not bad, not special.

Service was great!

would go back again, and sample different items.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food was average. Brussel sprouts were good. Tuna sashimi ok. Snapper ok. Short ribs ok.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was very good but the service was horrible!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2016

High-end ratings across each category, from location to ambience, food quality to customer service. Hostess was welcoming, our server, Pedro, was amiable and attentitive. Great experience, will return!

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