Upland-Miami Beach

4.7
1086 reviews
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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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Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had reservations at 11am for brunch. The restaurant we basically empty and they made us wait 15 minutes while they got our table ready at the very back of the restaurant at a table that sat 4 with a chair in the aisle to sit 5 people. We had to tell them to sit us at the front where they had big tables that could fit 5 people comfortably!

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LH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent. We both loved the skirt steak and bucatini. The service was mediocre.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and cocktails! Highly recommend

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PS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great drinks. Really high end look to the restaurant. Service was top notch as well.

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B
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is outstanding. The service , however, reminded me of rascal house except there you went for the food and not the experience. The server was impersonal , never checked or cared about our experience. I had been there before and he isn’t the norm as most are excellent. He is the tallest server there

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

After eating here we were surprised at all the good reviews. I will say the meatballs and parpedelle were delicious, but everything else we had was mediocre at best. And we ordered a lot ($300!worth) including a chocolate dessert we took one bite of and then stipped. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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GM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Extraordinarily loud! Nice waiter but because he was so busy he did not come to table as he might have otherwise.

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RJ
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively atmosphere! Great food! Our server Adrian was amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delightful at this restaurant. I’ve eaten here many times now and consider it one of my favorite restaurants in Miami Beach.

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PS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upland atmosphere, you feel the warmth in a beautiful and casual setting. The food off the chain. Try the carrots Yes the Carrots. In a balsamic reduction with sunflower seeds - absolutely delicious.

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SK
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dishes overall. Pasta is freshly made. Fairly loud dining room. Attentive service.

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LV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Regular food
Regular attention
TOO NOISY
Ambiance very nice

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anyone visiting Miami, this is a must go to! Such good atmosphere and food was unbelievable x

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b
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Upland is a very good restaurant, especially in an area where there aren’t many restaurants for foodies... Love the food, service and the ambiance at the restaurant. The Branzino for two/three people I delicious!

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant recommended by a friend a year ago. Had a nice experience the first time and we came back this year for another nice experience. The menu has a nice variety of choices from fish to meat. The wine list is quite extensive .

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a
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go either with family or friends. Great food, great service, Great menu selection.

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EH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak I have ever had. Expensive but worth it

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

This restaurant is beautiful, but that’s about all that’s positive about this place. Our waiter was arrogant right from the start—not friendly or inviting at all. We ordered drinks, entrees, and pizzas and when our food arrived 7 out of 8 girls in my group were disappointed. The waiters descriptions of some pizzas (which we naturally based our orders on) were wildly inaccurate. Four of seven pizzas were completely burnt on the bottom. Even the ones that weren’t burnt were nothing special. I had high hopes because this was a highly recommended spot, and while it’s pretty inside,the food and service at this place misses the mark. Wouldn’t return.

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D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite restaurant! The food this time was better than ever! The branzino is exceptional! The service was excellent! Our go to place when guests are in town.

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JB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Main waiter was excelente and delightful. Food portions were big, salty and bit over cooked. When while fish was served it was dropped on the table and no one asked if we wanted served had to flag down waiter to ask for it to be filleted. Once brought back to the table none where all over the fish.

One expect at those price points the restaurant would know how to properly serve a whole fish.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Should include the same burger as the ny location

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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JC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Great waiters, great staff, great chefs.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

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W
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Upland because the food, service and atmosphere is always perfect. I've dined at the NY location as well and the Miami Beach location is just as outstanding. I would highly recommend Upland to locals as well as tourists visiting Miami and Miami Beach.

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AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Highly recommend this place

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1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing !
Start to finish !

The food is by far the best in south beach !

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Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went on a Sunday at 830. It was our last night in South Beach and we were excited to try Upland. When we arrived, there was barely anyone in the restaurant and for south beach we were so surprised. We sat at the chef counter table, which would have been fun if it was busy.

We started with the Prawns, which were four for $27. When they arrived the top two were large and the bottom two were small. Nothing like Prawns. They had great flavor, but we were disappointed by the size.

Next we ordered the branzino for two and potatoes. The staff complimentary gave us broccoli which was very nice. The fish was yummy, but nothing to go back and get.

If it would have been busy and lively we would maybe had a better dinner, but with no one there and even the kitchen doing inventory during our dinner we were disappointed.

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F
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant, plus the food, service, ambiance, EVERYTHING was superb....we will be back!!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is good, Slow service, noisy place - outside terrace is quit nice and not noisy

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FF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our go to place in Miami Beach-food-service are wonderful

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Get the branzino and make sure they fillet it for you! Yumm! Will be back soon

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Jackson Hole
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and best place

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k
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good, we went for the happy hour and the bartenders were very knowledgable and made great cocktails, always a fun place!

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JP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was very typical South Beach Service. They sat us at a dirty table and then instead of taking us to another, clean table, had us sit down and cleaned the table while we were seated. I had to ask our server what her name was. The food was good. The wine was very pricey.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was mostly a miss for us. We only had items from the happy hour menu, but they just didn't really live up to what we expected. We ordered squash blossoms (no squash, just cheese, we couldn't figure it out), but it was tasted and not eaten. The burger was my favorite, but again, it just wasn't exceptional. Really nice ambiance and liked the server. The happy hour drinks were solid. Maybe the food on the regular menu is better or our expectations were too high?

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t
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistent top quality across the board, staff, food quality both in ingredients & prep room is cool hard to beat in south beach

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had great customer service and great food. It was a good price for the food that we got. All of us left full and very happy. I would highly recommend trying this place for brunch.

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