Upland-Miami Beach

4.7
684 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Sunday - Thursday 6:00PM to 11:00PM
Friday + Saturday 6:00PM to 12:00AM

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday 11:30AM to 3:00PM
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Phone number
(305) 602-9998
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Smillie
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Cross street
1st Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available in front of the restaurant for $15
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
684 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
80%
Very Good
14%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Espectacular

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Second time here, went for brunch. Wasn't impressed either time. It was just ok

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Best meal ever.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and great environment.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We ordered the lamb. We are the lamb. We ordered another lamb entree. It’s mind-blowing good. Our waiter (Irish) was spectacular. Everything about this restaurant says “we want you to come back often”.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food and service were outstanding! Overall, a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Every dish we had was special. Some of the best food in Miami. Giovanni the bartender made it an over the top experience. Looking forward to going back.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This is the second time that we ate at High-land. The restaurant has great ambience. It has a warm feeling. The food is very good and so is the service. My husband and I shared the Branzino for two and it was very fresh. I asked for the vinagrette that came with it on the side in case it was salty, but it wasn't. My brother had the Lobster pasta and he loved it too! It's hard to find good food in South Beach. High-land rises to the occasion.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The cacio e pepe was wonderful, the crab salad not so much. Way to spicy.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Superb spot with top food in a fun dining type set up. Try the lobster pasta. Spicy and fab

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great staff

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Bachelorette

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The only complaint is that the kitchen doesn’t debone the fish, which is our favorite dish there. Their brancino is the best dish in Miami in our opinion.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We dined here once before and found that standards haven't lessened at all! This time, we dined here to celebrate our anniversary and our annual visit to the area (from NYC).

We started with something light, and from the sea: Jumbo Lump Crab Salad and Wood Fired Florida Prawns, both of which we recommend highly. The prawns had their heads on, which may frighten some, but certainly add to the presentation (and flavor).

Next, we shared the Ricotta Gnudi, which will suit any cheese lover. The cheese presents as delicate shavings, but add an irresistible salt and nuttiness.

For our main, we shared the Coal Roasted Short Rib (for two), which presents as perfect #foodporn subject matter! We found that it could feed more than just two, but perhaps we owed that to our appetizer and pasta courses prior. For meat-lovers looking for an alternative to a steak will find this choice satisfying, but also impressive where a simple steak falls short.

We shared the Charred Broccoli as a side, which added some much needed 'green' to our dinner. I couldn't have enough!

We finished with the California Dreamsicle, which we found cleaned our palates well enough while adding some dignified sweetness every meal should end with.

With compliments, we also had the Carrot Cake, which presents as a sort of deconstructed take on the traditional dessert. This we'd order again...and again...

Amidst the trendy, touristy, celeb-chef establishments that advertise as if they're fit for foodies, this place really is! There's an unpretentious yet classy, well-executed ambiance about the place. The food we found beyond criticism; truly!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Amazing spot in south beach, I highly recommend it for food and ambiance. Service is very good as well

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Bucatini cacio e pepe is a simple dish to prepare. Imagine my surprise when our inattentive server brought out our pasta with absolutely no black pepper. Having never checked on us, we had to find the manager who was more concerned with pouring a bottle of rose for another table. After getting his attention, we got a proper bucatini about 15 minutes later.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Service was excellent. Only issue was over-cooked steak, but restaurant comped it.

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Bad, poor food quality, bad service and way too expensive

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was extremely salty and difficult to eat

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Yummy, yummy! What a fabulous restaurant. Our waiter explained the menu and answered all of our questions as it was our first time dining at Upland. Everything we ate was incredible. The flavors, uniqueness of the dishes and plating couldn’t have been better. I’m ready to go back for the pistachio pizza and short ribs. Of course the carrots and lobster pasta is a must. The manager came over to check on us and couldn’t have been nicer. Hats off to the entire team at Upland for a beautiful nite out. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great service, staff knowledgeable about wine and recommended some great bottles after taking the time
to walk us through the italian varietals, amazing pasta and love the decor!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Went to Upland for a dinner date with a guy from out of town who is thinking about moving to Miami. Let’s just say I think Upland helped him make up his mind once and for all. Best dinner I’ve had in a long time!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I like the food and service but the prices are way out of line with the level of the restaurant
16$ for a plate of two beets? Way too expensive

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful, brunch! Loved it. Their homemade bagels were to die for.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Amazing food!!!! We ordered at least 8 or 9 plates and everything was truly delicious!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This is our second time to dine at Upland - excellent! Exceeded our expectations by far. The ambience is casual yet elegant. The menu interesting and delicious. The sommelier is superb - he knows his wine cellar and is a great source to trying a new wine. The wait staff is exceptional- friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Can’t wait to go back - maybe this weekend!!!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Delicious Italian courses with a wonderful ambiance but a bit loud

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We went to Upland for my daughter's 16 birthday it was my husband, myself and my daughter. We ordered a variety of appetizers so we can experience different things - the Prawns, the Tuna tartar, and the duck's wings. The Tuna was excellent and delicate with strong citrus flavor and micro greens. The prawns were fresh and delicious. The duck wings were ok but more ordinary than the other dishes. For the main course, we shared the Branzino which is highly recommended and came out looking amazing and tasting great. The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because the fish was simply too rich. It was succulent and butter - but we all felt like we ate a whole stick of butter and we all felt a little off that night from eating a heavy meal. So I would have liked the fish to be a little more on the healthy side without overdoing the butter, otherwise, it was a great meal.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Very overpriced poor food. For $33 my salmon was tiny and tasted like it was from Costco. Horrible and too loud atmosphere. Definitely not going back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The night was very special at Upland, great food, fantastic ambiance, and lively crowd. It was really full, so maybe this is why service could have been a little better, but we loved the whole experience from the start.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Service very bad! This contributes to the overall although my fish was excelente and the dark chocolate mousse

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1.0Dined on May 29, 2018

They seated me in front of the host at the next table. So every time I looked up I felt I was at the wrong f table. And the restaurant was empty! If that’s not bad the som served the wrong vintage wine and attempted to justify it for a whooping $5. When I got home I looked up the prices and found that I was served a wine that is approx $10cheaper than the menu price. Unfair! Ridiculous! I will wait to see if u plan to do do something.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Wedding anniversary !

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The crudo dish we had was poorly prepared. The lobster pasta was excellent. Server was not the most attentive. Cool atmosphere despite being the slow season in Miami Beach. Overall enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Kathryn was wonderful. We stopped in for breakfast and she sold us on coming in for diner. Was not disappointed. On our list of top 5 Miami dining

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We’re from Montreal, Canada and it was our first time to Upland. We were celebrating my birthday with friends.

Dominique was our sever and she was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Still savoring every course in our minds. It was perfection!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

My sister and I came here to celebrate my graduation and fell absolutely in love! We loved the creative take on the veggies (falafel+avocado, the beets and the carrots are MUST orders!) We also tried the two fish courses on the menu and really enjoyed both, the salmon and cod. Most of all, we felt the food was both delicious and healthy. We loved it so much, we came back for dinner the next day! Justin Smillie, you're my new hero!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The service was great, decor is impeccable and food was delicious

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Best short rib wver

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