Upland-Miami Beach

4.7
711 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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About

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
What 711 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I went for Miami spice and was upset to find out that they were out of one of the appetizers that was very disappointing. As far as service goes, my server seemed to be too busy for us, and took 15 minutes for us to receive our drinks. It has great decor, but definitely didn't feel like a Steven Starr experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved the food. Creative dishes beautifully prepared. Tuna Tatar was delicious. Cod crusted in flax seed is recommended also the short ribs. Creamsicle dessert was a winner. Definitely would go back. Beautiful decor and pleasant sound level. Tables nicely spaced

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The short ribs where made of 70% fat .

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Another hit from the Steven Starr Restaurant group! Excellent food, great ambiance, coolest decor.
Amazing dining experience, very flavorful dishes.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter brought over two glasses of champagne and made great food recommendations! Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wow! I can’t say enough good things about dinner at Upland. We were a party of 12 people and our table was ready for us before we arrived. The service was great and everything We tasted was delicious including the squash blossoms, mortadella fennel pizza, little gem salad, skirt steak and cod. The drinks were also yummy especially the Cat’s Pajamas with coconut foam. Thanks for a fantastic evening. I have visited for brunch also and that was delicious as well. I will definitely be back and my friends are now fans as well.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Upland is a wonderful place for get together with friends, family or that special someone. The food is excellent with some great twists on traditional fare. The staff is very friendly and helpful in trying to decide on what's best to eat. I highly recommend that if you visiting or living near South Beach to check this place out.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great food. Very good service. Perfect for guests visiting from out of town and for locals. True South Beach.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

They have an awesome menu, including the Miami spice options!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Amazing service, amazing food! I’m a chef and I hadn’t had a tartar this amazing since Michelin chefs in Europe! Amazing...

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great place to eat ... nice food and nice place to have fun with friends
Nice wine list , and a very pleasent maitre.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great service love the food and the place

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Went for Miami Spice, our first this year. We have black truffle tastes but pork butt budgets, so we save up all our fine dining for Miami Spice time. Dinner is $39 but with one cocktail, tip & tax, it ususally ends up being around $75 per person. And if it's downtown Miami or Miami Beach, parking can easily be another $15-$20 if you don't win the lottery and find steet parking. So it's always appreciated when the restaurant embraces the concept and puts their best foot forward. So it was with Upland, and we have already recommended it to a lot of our friends. Fallafel and avocado - who knew. Not me. Now I am always going to want to pair those two in my pita. Perfectly brinded,roasted and deboned chicken and a chocolate torte with what tasted like tiramisu ice cream. It was an generous, creative meal in a beautiful setting with laid back profesional and attentive service. Something to be aware of for mainlanders: road contruction where 5th meets Macarthur meaning all of South Beach coming down to 1 lane to exit. It was very bad on this past Thursday night after dinner. Last night we went to Azabu which is in the same neighborhood as Upland, and at 9pm, it took 1 hour to get from Collins to the Alton/Macarthur intersection. UGH! City posts say it's supposed to last until Sept. 2nd, but I would check to make sure if you are going to South Beach.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Love the food...love the esthetic...love the service. Always solid.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food continues to be excellent although our pastas were a bit lukewarm when they were brought to the table. We’ve been going here for years and keep going back for the food — although the environment leaves a lot to be desired. It’s simply too loud and simply too cold inside. Caused us to sit outside even though it was a hot, muggy evening with a thunderstorm threatening. They should really get all the ancillary details fixed — it’s been a while!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Absolutely a must when in South Beach. Food, service and ambiance was great. Will return again and again.

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Expensive and low quality

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Always Amazing. Great new dishes. Great service

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Party of 8, Bachelorette party. Our server Mike R. was AMAZING!! His service was impeccable and everything he recommended was delicious. The food was some of the best plates that my group of friends have every had! The ambiance was just right! Can't wait to go back again and try the other entrees we didn't get a chance to try :)

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Awesome dinner, great ambience and service.

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Very disappointed with the hostess working brunch time on Sunday; made me feel so unwelcome. Additionally, the server was completely absent. Unfortunately, I ended up leaving as a result.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

mediocrity in miami. Avocado falafel was acrid tasting and burnt, terrible textures throughout the dish. Squash blossoms were good. Pastas did not taste homemade, the truffles were from a can and maybe a few shavings of fresh truffle were scattered throughout. Dry aged strip steak was good, but could have been better. Went to Upland expecting an awesome dining experience, left feeling very unfulfilled. There are better choices in Miami.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Very impressive and beautifully styled restaurant, normally these kind of places the food can’t match how pretty the place is but this restaurant did it. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and seasoned.. the steaks were so delicious and we really loved the sides, potatoes and broccoli, and the little gem salad!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Upland is great for a date with friends or a special occasion. We love the food there. Some standout dishes include the little gem salad, pappardelle rage, roasted chicken (among the best anywhere), salmon (on farro with veggies is fantastic), charred broccoli, and crispy potatoes. This is a great menu for carnivores and even vegetarians.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Beautiful place !

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Demasiado caro para lo que es...
Yo pedí unos eggs Benedict y el pan estaba quemado. Me quejé y me sacaron otros.
Buen servicio

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Muy buen brunch. Comida de muy buen sabor y presentación. Interesantes combinaciones. Muy recomendable.
Lo visitaremos de noche la próxima vez

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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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