UPSTAIRS 2

4.5
1541 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

Upstairs 2 has come to a close with its daily restaurant service. We will continue to provide our guests with any and all catering needs, as well as exciting "pop-up" dinners and special events featuring our comprehensive wines by the glass list and full bar. We are developing our new concept and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming special events, if we don’t see you first at The Wine House!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Wednesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 231-0316
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Maiki Le
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Catering
UPSTAIRS 2 has been providing catering services for groups from 4 to 1,000. Service can be provided to your home or other locations. The menus are customized to your taste. Few caterers talk about their ability to provide the correct pairing of wine and food so that your wedding, anniversary, birthday or special event is the hit that you expected. UPSTAIRS 2 also has a program for corporate lunches.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tennessee & 405 Fwy.
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Parking details
Free Parking is available on the roof where the restaurant is located. Street parking is generally available.
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Public transit
Upstairs 2 is a 5-10 minute walk from the new Expo/Sepulveda station. Be kind to the environment and be safe! Use the Metro Expo Line to attend our classes, fests, or when dining at Upstairs 2 Wine Bar & Restaurant. The Wine House is a 36 min Metro ride from Downtown LA or 10 min Metro ride from Downtown Santa Monica.
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Special events & promotions
Start planning your Graduation Party, Summer BBQ, Bar Mitzvah, birthday celebration, wedding, rehearsal dinner, or special event with Upstairs 2.
Our restaurant and special event room can be used for parties, off site meetings,luncheons and more. We are a full service caterer
and can come to your home or business.
email us at staff@upstairs2.com or call us at 310-231-0316
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1541 People Are Saying
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4.4
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place great food, comfortable and a place I would come back to all the time.
I enjoyed the entire evening from appetizer to dessert. The taste and textures were perfect. I’m fussy so this was a very good place and it was hard to choose from the menu because everything was interesting. Everyone at the table picked different items and each one was tasty.
The French fries the best anywhere.
The turkey tetrazzini yum.
Well done. Many thanks to the chef.

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Z
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

We love upstairs 2 however were extremely disappointed with the dinner. The choices weren’t great, the food mediocre. The vegan option was plated terrible and tasteless. We usually don’t do dinela due to the mediocrity and this was no difference

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A
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upstairs 2 is wonderful. We went for the dine L.A. event. The portions were plentiful. The price was reasonable. The food and service was great. I will look forward to future events.

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A
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. You can have a normal conversation. Wonderful service. Looking forward to them opening up back for business as regular place. We went for Dine LA evebtvv

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s
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not much to tell - we arrived on time for our reservation, were seated right away, had a nice waiter, ordered, food came, and my wife was happier with her meal than was I. Surprisingly, there weren’t any really full bodied reds available on the evening’s wine list so we ordered the Napa cab which was adequate at best. All in all, we had a nice experience, and I was particularly fond of the room or should I say the lighting which was soft and forgiving of the cafeteria like furniture. I will probably give it another try and hope to have a more fulfilling experience.

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I had heard this restaurant has gone downhill since the new chef? owner? but didn't want to believe it.
Unfortunately, it has. We had the Dine LA menu -beet and burrata said, filet of beef and pommel frites, pane cotta. Salad was overdressed with wilted greens. Beef was incredibly tough, fries underdone. The people next to us had the salmon which was a microscopic portion, looked very dry. Pane cotta OK. Presentation of all three dishes very amateur. I know that Dine LA menus often do not represent the best that a restaurant has to offer but there should be something about them that entice people to come back.
Apparently they are closing for 3 months for remodeling and expanding the bar. Unless there is a change in the kitchen I won't be back.

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U
Los Angeles
293 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The salmon was very good. The lobster or squash soup was good but the lobster was puréed into it so that we’re not chunks of lobster in the soup.

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RB
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An out of the way charmer. Large open room, but noise level is med to quiet. And lighting is dim, but not dark.
Food exceptional! Portions reasonable--actually just right!
We had dinner there during LA Food Week, thus ate from a pre-fixe menu. But it was absolutely delicious.
Plenty of parking...a real plus these days!

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Have been here before many times, and this time value was even better.
Service good!
Wine list good.
Very good experience.

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NB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been awhile since dining here. Had drink at the bar and bartender was friendly and made a great martini. Dinner was equally good.
Will definitely come back after the remodel and know I will enjoy

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LF
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Other than the host being a dork, it was a beautiful experience the food was good and we were able to interface with the owners who are absolutely lovely people. Great wine values and terrific selection.

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LP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went for DineLA. Upstairs2 had a wonderful menu. Our server was very attentive but knew when we needed space. We ordered a bottle of Cava for the table. When it was time to refill our glasses, there was only enough left for 3 of the 4 of us. He went to the bar and got more from a bottle there so that we all could have the second glass.
Upstairs2 is one of my favorite restaurants.

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j
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Can’t wait for it to reopen on full schedule.

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NG
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy going to Upstairs Two. They did not disappoint. I’m just sorry to hear that the restaurant will be closing.

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c
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I've been a fan of Upstairs 2 for years. Dine LA was a terrific value. I had steak frites. Steak cooked perfectly rare & flavorful. Starter was the baby beet & burrata salad was delish as was the creme fraiche panna cotta. Wine was a Calif. Chardonnay which I really liked and I had a french red but don't remember the producer. Liked it a lot.

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GB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu do to future remodeling. 👀

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PA
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Cocktails high priced

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j
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was very good, but for the first time we had very slow service. We have been there many times before and never had that problem. The server did apologize at the end.

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b
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for dineLA dinner and the food was outstanding. Would definitely go again with the regular menu.
Although there are carpeted floor, curtains, uphostered banquets and sound deadening ceiling tiles, when full the restaurant is very noisy. They were very busy and the service was a little distracted, although friendly and competant.

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DJ
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Dine LA Experience. We have been to U2 several times and have always had a superb dining experience. The Dine LA menu this time is great with many excellent choices. Service was first rate and the food divine. Diners are at fairly close quarters in the room.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Incredible food AND wine. Such a hidden gem. Located on the top floor of the Wine House. I’ve been coming here for the past few years and was sad to hear they were closing down. Surprise! They decided to have a DineLA pop up. I can’t wait to see the renovation and new concept. We enjoyed the ‘16 hermitage.

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VH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Casual, but has upscale feeling. We’ll be going back

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VP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable late dinner at Upstairs 2, where there is currently a pop-up restaurant for Dine LA helmed by chef Maiki Le. The 3 course menu that I chose included the ricotta gnudi, which was creamy and rich, and could almost be a meal in itself. For my main course, I ordered the salmon per the recommendation of our very attentive server. Generally, I am wary of ordering salmon because it tends to be overcooked. However, that was not the case with Chef Le's version, which remained slightly translucent on the inside and moist throughout. Lastly, I ordered the Panna Cotta for dessert. The texture was silky, and was complimented well with the tang of the peach preserves and the texture of the crumbles. I had a taste of the sticky toffee pudding, which was sweeter and quite decadent. If you are trying to decide on a Dine LA option, I would hesitate to recommend Upstairs 2.

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c
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a delicious meal, and our waiter was really nice.

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DO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was excellent and creative, except that the pears in the mixed salad were hard and under-ripe so disappointing. The servicee was very slow (maybe because this wwas mid-evening on a Friday so crowded - - but our server was courteous and apologetic about the delays). Our main objectin: the noise level was so high we, as a group of 4, could hardly hear one another across the small table. Really annoying!!

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NY
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Much missed as a regular restaurant. LA week menu
was excellent.

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so sad Upstairs 2 doesn't regularly function as a restaurant at the moment, but really enjoyed our delicious goose diiner-a very special event!

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y
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and the folks that own it and work there.

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DM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Maiki cooks great dishes and the service is friendly and perfect.

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BS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The goose and the elk were phenomenal. Our friend thought the lamb was very weird and didn't love it, but the profiteroles made up for that!

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DE
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dining experience at Upstairs 2. We went for the annual goose dinner and were not disappointed. The food was terrific, and the wine was excellent and fairly priced.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love it. Innovative and very interesting menu. And so very tasty. Really delicious.

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DM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thanksgiving feast! Maiki did a great job.

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y
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Thanksgiving dinner - we were so happy! We love this restaurant

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KP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic and a fabulous wine selection. Nice surprise and open on Thanksgiving

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z
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pairing of the wines for Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. The zinfandel blend with the main entree was superb. This place is always top notch.

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p
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made the reservations a few weeks in advance. Got to the restaurant and it was closed. No notification and no phone call that would have saved us from driving there. I will NEVER go to that restaurant

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AC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has always been our favorite restaurant in all of Los Angeles but it is now closed. We have been told it may re-open next March with a different concept entirely. To repeat:
THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!! We had a reservation Saturday night and we reconfirmed it via Open Table Saturday morning, but the restaurant was already closed and no one called us to tell us.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Very out of date decor.

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