Upland-Miami Beach

4.7
1006 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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KV
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing place! A perfect balance of classic/basic and sophisticated dishes. The service was outstanding! The location is great too, not on a busy street, yet there is always something to see when you’re sitting outside.
Truffle tagliatelle and lobster pasta were exceptional!

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CC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It took a bit of time for the server to greet us but then things improved. The fettuccine and meatballs were amazing. Pass on the zucchini fritters. It was too doughy and it gets soggy quickly when it soaks up the miso sauce.

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PF
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Very vibrant bar scene with great Happy Hour. The service was excellent and the servers fully explained how the menu worked and offered suggestions for pairings. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Started with Happy Hour at the bar and then moved to a table for the meatball appetizer, pasta and the half chicken. The flavors were delicious and we shared all three courses and were more than satisfied. Will be back!!!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le service était impeccable et la nourriture delicieuse

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d
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. From the salmon to the duck, steak and roasted chicken all beautifully prepared, delicious. Ambience is upscale New York City feel with open kitchen.

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CC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite spots, amazing food and atmosphere. Only thing that needs improvement: hostess at the entrance. We were directed to the table then asked to go back at the entrance and wait because the silverware was not on the table! Very weird. Other than that, amazing restaurant

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EP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one my favorite places in miami. Go here 2x/ month!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service !!

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F
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Upland is my go-to restaurant for celebrations and conversation matched by excellent food and service.
The branzino for two is my favorite, followed by the trout, and the pasta dishes. Your bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable. Upland is comfortable, lively, and elegant. I love the corner banquet seats.

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t
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently outstanding we highly recommend upland for dinner, happy hour or brunch never disappoints

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Good service though they can relax a bit - a meal is something to enjoy, not race through the courses and dash out. Interiors of the restaurant is beautiful and spacious. Food super delicious. Bit too expensive for the small portions - if it is a sharing style (and it is) $26 for a half full bowl of pasta is a bit much. But overall was very pleased and left very happy & would definitely come back!

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AS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMBIANCE AND DELICIOUS DELICIOUS, UNIQUE FOOD! WE LIVE AROUND THE CORNER AND ARE SO THRILLED TO HAVE THIS IN OUR BACKYARD. A TRUE STELLAR DINING EXPERIENCE. AND THE INTERIOR LIGHTING IS INSANELY BEAUTIFUL. WELL DONE.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Too expensive for what it is. And my pasta was extremely salty. Service was good and the place is nice.

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b
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Upland. Had early dinner (7:00) so noise level was comfortable. Great menu and food. Something for everyone and we had trouble choosing! Loved avocado falafel salad and drunken hamachi. Friends raved about the skirt steak. My trout was delightful. Service attentive but not hovering. Varied international wine list with many moderate options. Empty plates were cleared timely; drink glasses refilled without asking. Can’t wait to return and try more dishes.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service , but smokers on patio were annoying and was unpleasant while eating !!

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Was there for a late night group dinner to celebrate my birthday. Our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and made sure we had an excellent evening. The food was delicious and the drinks were divine.

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

The food is incredible! So innovative and delicious!! The ambiance reminds me of a cool Nyc bistro! Definitely going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

🔥🔥. Get the beets and quiche. Trust me

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our waitress who knew her stuff

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter! Loved him - was very candid and honest about items we inquired about. Gave us great suggestions for dinner and spots for after dinner. Food was great! Ordered the drunken hamachi, which was delicious, but my favorite was the big eye red tuna. My boyfriend ordered the paparradelle ragú and loved it.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adrian was terrific !!

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Loved our meal. Our server was mediocre. He was not chatty and seemed annoyed with our basic questions about the menu. Was not willing to ask kitchen for small adjustments. But the restaurant is beautiful and the food was excellent

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, but some will find the menu peculiar. Unusual variety of selections. Nice wine list (but expensive collection). Great dining room. Try the orange thing for dessert!

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MB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ate a basic spaguetti al sugo, but it was too spicy. Told the waiter and the manager sent to us a lemon pie, as complimentary. It was nice. I'll remember to order "no spice food" next time.

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DM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Upland in search of a good cocktail on South Beach and found so much more. My server Adrian, was fantastic in his recommendations, knowledge of the menu and the food industry. All the Happy Hour cocktails were great but the Upland old fashioned takes the cake for me: it was complex with distinct waves of flavors but still very drinkable. The duck wings, pizza and avocado/falafel were all amazing. Don’t skip the pineapple sundae, it’s so worth it. The next time I’m in Miami, I will definitely be back!

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PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, great value. The pastas are a must.

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GR
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I had the duck, my husband had the steak. We shared the gnudi, the beets and the prawns and the green beens. Wow! Such beautiful food. And the staff was nice and knowledgeable... and dessert was, without a doubt, great!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was underwhelming. Awful compared to New York

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d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

First, I love Upland. Alot. They are consistently excellent in NYC and Miami. On this occasion, a Sunday at 9pm, there were a group of 4 people at the bar who were *extremely noisy and disruptive (read: drunk). The woman was screaming loudly in conversation and yelling into her phone while on FaceTime. This went on for about 45 minutes - half the meal - before management intervened. Unacceptable on the part of the management. Ruined our night, and not the barest hint of apology. Uncool for any establishment. I hope upper management in Miami gets this note...

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t
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasia tic experience

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CG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional! Adrian was such a pleasure, thank you for a very pleasant dinning experience!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We dined here and really enjoyed the food. Service is a bit better at the NY location, but food was consistent. The duck wings and parpadelle are both solid choices, and the skirt steak is also so delicious.

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MH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food so fresh and tasting and unique. Service was fantastic in every way.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The skirt steak was perfection. Same with the shrimp and squash blossoms!

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j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This place is on step from being great. The service was attentive and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, I think they have an identity problem when it comes to the menu. It’s all over the place and it shows in the food, everything is fair to good, but nothing was excellent. I didn’t leave thinking I can’t wait to come back.
Normally, I am a big fan of Stephen Starr Restaurants but this one doesn’t hit the mark.

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H
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as last time we ate here. Energetic vibe. Attentive, professional staff.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was stellar. We had the little gem salad, the trout, skirt steak, potatoes with peppers, green beans, chocolate olive oil cake and California dreamsicle. The standouts were the skirt steak and desserts. The flavors were unbelievable.

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B
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really spectacular and I don't throw that word around that easily. Try the green zebra pizza for a flavor you have almost assuredly never had. Margheretta Pizza was very nice but a bit spicy. We liked it but others who are spice averse may not. The truffle pasta and the bucatinni pasta were beyond excellent. Noodles done to perfection and the flavor of each sauce explodes. Main course we had the steak paired with a delicious salsa and the salmon with ferro was also very flavorful. We had a toddler who wanted ice cream so they recommended their vanilla and blood orange flavors. tried them, the blood orange was amazing. like eating an orange. Would never have tried it but so glad we did. Fun place for a group because you can share. Loud but a nice city vibe to the place.

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f
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

For food lovers this is a very good restaurant. However, the service was not the best. Our main courses arrived cold and when remarking about this the reaction was not very polite.

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NA
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding as usual everyone in our party had the best time. We had all the desserts that were offered to end a fabulous meal.
Thank you

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