Upland-Miami Beach

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Celebrated chef Justin Smillie and renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr are excited to introduce Upland to Miami Beach this fall. The second outpost of the popular NYC restaurant will bring Smillie’s signature California inspired cuisine to Miami Beach’s chic South of Fifth Neighborhood in a charming setting designed by Roman and Williams.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing. We went for brunch on a Sunday and had a few things. I was able to try the hamachi crudo, chilaquiles, avocado omelette, avocado toast, side of bacon, pancakes, and bottomless rose. Everything was perfect from the kitchen. The chefs know what they’re doing. We spent about $80 per person which is normal if you’re trying different things and partaking in bottomless drinks for brunch. I was super disappointed with the service and ambiance. There was no background music or experience at all. The valet service was slow. The drink service was slow. The server was not up to par with the standards you would expect in a restaurant where you would pay $80 for an appetizer, a plate, and bottomless drinks. The host as well as the manager on duty were very accommodating but they can’t do the server’s job. Servers should bring plates for appetizers, check up on guests, make sure all the food arrives, and ensure a good experience. This is a basic requirement even in the cheapest of places. The food was a 10/10!!!!!!

j
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service started out a bit slow at first, getting wine and wait staff to take order. The pizza, gem salad, flat iron steak and duck wings were all very good. But the potatoes and nudi that waiter had encouraged us to order, weren’t as good and we wouldn’t order again.

SF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ordered three pizzas. They were all burned. Very overpriced.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upland is a must go to when in South Beach! The food is delicious!

HC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious! However; all our food came out at the same time. We ordered a gem salad and meatball appetizer . Would of liked to eat them first then have the fish come a little later. The salad had too much dressing on it as I have had it before and loved it .
The cucumber cocktail was also delicious.

GD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meet and greet was very warm and welcoming. The service was good. The food was amazing!!! When we to decide to go back to South beach. Upland will be on are list of restaurants to go back too!!!!

HH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bar staff were awful to a friend who was there waiting for us. Very abrupt and dismissive. It was a Wednesday so not crazy busy. No excuse. Otherwise we loved it.

JE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another star from Starr! Innovative, well executed food in a trendy but not snotty location.

H
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good and service was a struggle. Empty restaurant and plenty of staff - did not ever get the servers name. Bottomless came out to 2 cocktails as the service was so slow.

TK
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was super however service was very slow (bar and kitchen). Overall enjoyable evening.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Cuisine trop rapide oblige de commander en deux fois pour ne pas avoir tout les entrée ;plats en même temps . Certaines personnes qui aident les serveurs à la limite de l’impolitesse. Le service était mieux les deux années précédentes.

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s
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

we were a group of 4.
the server kept mixing our orders (mainly the pizza) to the point where we didn't know which one was which especially since they looked very similar.
he did the same with the desert orders but since they were quite easy to distinguish, we managed to fix the situations and make sure everyone ate what they ordered :)
this was the only issue but other than that everything was great.

J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (great Green Zebra pizza) and drinks were excellent. Friendly, lively atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. One of my top spots in Miami

m
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Lais, was very kind and nice!!!
Great dinner!

LS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! My new favorite restaurant in South Beach!

R
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
Love the vegetables & Branzino

j
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed

KL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is my third time coming here. I sat at the bar but the tables are also nice depending on the occasion and also time. The dessert and wine were great but i wasn't wowed about my last experience. The atmosphere is very nice. I would recommend this place is your close to the area.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Muy bien la experiencia en mesas afuera. Adentro mucho ruido.

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m
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere,great food and interesting cocktails! Listen to your server, the recommendations we were given were AMAZING. Staff is very accommodating. For our first dining experience it was great. Looking forward to dining there again.

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good esp

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We notified the Server of a Dairy allergy, luckily we were able to see the kitchen and cooks.
They completed the plate of Pasta and then put cheese on them, once the kitchen noticed it was a mistake, they proceeded to pick the cheese out by hand, then place the pasta back in a pan, add water and try to wash/melt whatever cheese was left.

Then they brought it over to the table.

If dining here with an Allergy, just be careful.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience for our anniversary! They made it extra special by sending dessert and champagne to our table. Upland may be our new favorite restaurant! ♥️

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was disappointed by several things that happened that evening. I was steered towards a spirit in my drink that made my drink more than twice what it would have normally cost without being told that it would be significantly more. A little extra is fine but when it gets to be double, it makes me feel like I am being taken advantage of and I don’t like feeling that way.

When I presented my OpenTable dining certificate, my waitress became very short with me and her friendly demeanor disappeared, she grabbed my phone from me to get the certificate number, brusquely gave me my check without even looking at me, souring my experience even more. The quality of the food did not make up for this either.

I was excited to try Upland, it had always been on my radar. Being a Starr restaurant, I was also expecting great service and I was really disappointed on all counts.

KP
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Italian spot in South Beach. We shared the Branzino for two and it was the best fish I have had in years. Bucatini pasta and broccoli were also tasty. Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Service was attentive with great recommendations. We’ll be back.

J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. We felt well-guided in the hands of our young server - wonderful recommendations and a deft handle on service.

SO
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Well, I hope the place improves its brunch... the food is very limited and not tasty at all. Tried the tuna bowl, the tartufo pizza and the fritata... I would not return for any of them. The only thing that was good was the drinks. Very noisy place. The service was good. I believe the dinner menu is better.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pancakes ever!!

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food 🍽
Good Service 🧍🏼‍♀️
Trendy Vibes ✨
Good Drinks 🍹
Good Location 📍

Until Now my best experience in Miami celebrating 🥳 my husband birthday with friends.

Definitely I will recommend Upland to Celebrate special occasions.

👏

BI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing restaurant!! The food and service was spectacular!!!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience1

Service very too fast .( service trop rapide)

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every bite

J
Toronto
146 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Normally we like it here, but this visit wasn’t great. The beets are supposed to be roasted, not charred and burned to the point where they have a hard black crust. The tuna quality was not as good as before, and the portion was very small. My glass of Cabernet tasted like that bottle had been open a looong time. Service was unchanged (fine), and the restaurant is beautiful, but the quality needs to improve drastically to justify spending $200 on a salad, 3 appetizers and 2 glasses of wine.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was phenomenal. Server had only been there 3 weeks and did amazing. Great spot. Loved the energy of the room with conversations from various tables. Not too noisy but created a buzz.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, best restaurant in Miami! Outstanding service! Great food!

SN
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Our server was excellent.
A little pricey and noisy.
I would go back.

j
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place was chaotic. Service rough around the edges. Signature short rib was diasappointing very fatty and gritty.

FL
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite of my previous comments we wanted to go back and we were quite pleased with both food and service

Great come back thanks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restrooms needed attention. Server was good but a tiny bit moody. I had to work to keep him on my side. Food amazing. Dining room beautiful

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