Upland-Miami Beach

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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l
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the restaurant is well decorated and our waiter Sam was fantastic. Top notch, this spot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!!!!! Loved.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we'll be back- everything was great! the atmosphere, the food quality, and the service- all polished and professional.

t
Miami
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Upland has been one of our favorite spots, we had been away for 2 months & where excited to be enjoying Sunday brunch here again. First impassion : the entrance area was littered with cigarette butts & other debris. A transparent red plastic cup was on top of a post by the front door 1/2 full of some liquid & more cigarettes , as an impromtu ashtray, all very disgusting. By request we where seated on the out door patio. Everything was filthy, we tested & switched chairs trying to find 2 that where not falling apart, only 1 in the 6 available was stable. Food was below par, service was fine. Recap: an all new staff save 1 server was a surprise, food quality which has been rock solid hmmmm? the lack maintenance of the entire facility was a shock. Will we go back? Reluctantly yes, It would be hard to keep recommending Upland as we have in the past. Hope they can come back to the quality levels we have become accustom to & loved.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place has really fallen off a cliff. This was probably my fifth or sixth visit, and the others have been great, but this was awful. Three dishes had to be sent back, including uncooked pasta and an awful clam pizza. The wine list has gone from very interesting to overpriced and uninteresting. Hopefully it’s just a blip and this place regains it’s form, but last night was really bad.

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular flavors served with a unique flair. Always a treat to dine here.

B
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived early and had Happy Hour drinks. When we sat down for our meal, the waitress, a medical student, was very helpful. The little gem salad was wonderful and large enough for 2 to share. The 1/2 chicken was enormous. The trout was excellent and the pasta al dente. Can’t wait to go back.

JR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious meal. We loved every bite of the broccoli, salmon (great farro salad) and pasta. Just wonder why the kitchen ordering staffer needs to be so loud. She was screaming out orders to the cooks during our entire meal! It was terrible.

I
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Todo buenisimo! El lugar con mucha onda y la comida riquisima! El postre de peras increibleee!!!

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J
Cleveland
88 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time at Upland and nothing disappointed us. Food and service were great. We had a very good waitress who was very informative with her suggestions. All was great. Thanks!

CG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the turkey dinner on thanksgiving. It was the best meal of my entire life. The atmosphere, the cocktails, the food, and the company. 10/10

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, enjoy both the amazing staff, and wonderful food! Our waitress for Thanksgiving was exceptional!

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went on Thanksgiving day so the menu was limited to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, a Branzino for 2, and another roast for 2 (I can't recall what that was right now). We chose the Branzino, a salad, and a stuffed squash appetizer. The salad and squash were nothing spectacular....the Branzino was good, but I've had the same at other Miami restaurants for half the price. We asked the waiter for a small cornbread basket from the Thanksgiving menu, and he made it seem like a problem to get a couple pieces of bread (by all means, charge me for them....but please dont make it seem like a problem!!) The atmosphere was casual and inviting....dogs are welcome outside ( a plus for me). I would give Upland a second chance on a regular non-holiday day. Overall it was OK.

CE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We were going to be in Miami for Thanksgiving week, and wanted at least a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. A little bit of Yelp research brought us to the right place! We came in early, 2 pm, but the folks at Upland were already rolling. The food was fantastic, with everything cooked to perfection: turkey two ways --baked and fried--, with all the fixings (special mention here to the mushroom bisque & superb stuffing!), and outstanding service, too. Keeping Upland in my phone book for any future visits to Miami Beach.

JV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very dissatisfied with the place, service was terrible. They brought out 1 appetizer only
Bad experience

DO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience gorgeous
Menu exciting
Staff friendly and knowledgeable
Food delicious !!!!

Just sorry that it took me 3 years to find !!!

Thank you for a great evening

Ulrich

O
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is solid at this restaurant, everything from the quality of the food to the attentive service.

BG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we just had happy hour but it was an exceptional happy hour. service and staff is out of control good, and the food and flavors were seriously outstanding. love this place.

e
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and service was great. Would definitely go back.

N
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the decor and the atmosphere of this restaurant. We definitely would return to try more dishes. The pizza was amazing and the pasta dish was cooked to perfection. The Bronzino was one of the best we ever had. The skirt steak was cooked exactly the way we like it and it was so juicy and tender. Everyone loved the desert, it was big enough to share among 4 of us. We paired the meal with a Malbec, very affordable and good value. Our server was very friendly. I highly recommend it and I will go to Upland in NYC.

OT
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Carrots sound boring...but order some with your meal...yum! Had a great time tonight.

j
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sausage and kale pizza was outstanding, a buzzy vibe and open kitchen giving a warm glow within the restaurant

JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a must/go-to dinner spot in Miami...not to be missed. Vibe was energetic and fun. The food and service are both top notch...a true foodies paradise!

We went two nights in a row....the first evening was just for happy hour and light menu from the bar. Best burger around and the bartenders are real pros/super creative. Don't miss having a specialty cocktail with them.

We have been to Upland in NYC and Miami...love them both. Chef Justin Smille is a culinary genius.

CH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like the spot in NYC - great food, great vibe, service was excellent.

DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to the the New York Upland I was looking forward to the meal and they exceeded my expectations. The branzino for two is a must.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience

EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Miami once or twice a year and always come to Upland for dinner. This time we met friends who live in Miami. They had never been there. And enjoyed it as much as we did.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the best drinks- very unique. Great service

Q
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent but small bites from the Happy Hour Menu at the bar then on reco from the bartenders an absolutely stunning Pistachio Pizza... just perfection crust blistered crust to high end crispy rich cheese and savory crunch from the Pistachios. Friendly, skilled bartenders and management.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was really bad. The pasta was undercooked and had way too much pepper. The pizza base was fine but the marinara didn’t taste very nice and there wasn’t enough mozzarella on it.

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and very mediocre.

L
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The drink I ordered was great but the bride to be did not enjoy her drink! She ordered a bloody mary and she was not happy with the way it came out! We ordered a frittata and it turned out very salty! There are very limited vegetarian options and they do not allow substitutions from meat to veggies. This was very disappointing as they did not accommodate for dietary restrictions.

T
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place. Incredible food...authentic. service on point. Go!

B
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent. The pistachio pizza is amazing as is the Branzino which is a must-have.

L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was the worst, and the restaurant was pretty empty on a Sunday night! Our server had the personality of a rag. He was also pretty much like a ghost and only come back when it was tine for the check. Food was underwhelming

JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fit out of this restaurant is impeccable, nice lighting, huge yellow flower pots, thousands of lemons in large jars with light flowing though giving the whole restaurant a very unique and homey style.
The food is also amazing - especially the carrots!
Service very good too - laid back and fun.

m
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had the nova bagel. The waiter was nice and told me the bagels were made at upland. Bagel were not good soft on outside and nova salmon was fishy tasty and too salty to eat. And the capers tasted like vinegar.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Food was great!

MR
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely good service waiter explained the menu and every dish food quality was good.

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