UPSTAIRS 2

4.7
1509 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
"Our passion at Upstairs 2 is to provide our guests the best dining experience possible. We are always changing our food and wine pairings to keep the restaurant exciting to both new and repeat guests. We offer 40 wines by the glass on our ever- evolving wine list."We also offer a full bar and have specialty cocktails.
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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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Sun - Tue 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1509 People Are Saying
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DM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thanksgiving feast! Maiki did a great job.

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y
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 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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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 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 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Very out of date decor.

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JO
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went once before and the food was amazing. Not so much this time. Pasta Lobster dish was over-cooked with,soggy pasta. My dater had over-cooked pork chop Wasn't crowded so don't know why so ordinary this time.

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RB
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and a delightful, varied selection. Warm attention to detail. A find in West LA!

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MB
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As we so often do, we came with good friends who had never been to Upstairs 2 before. Apparently the roof leaked after the recent rain and some ceiling tiles fell down and they were forced to close the dining room just before we arrived. However, they were able to accommodate us in their private party room, so potential embarrassment turned to immediate success as far as we were concerned. We started by sharing a bottle of Italian bubbly rose with a tarte flambé, heirloom tomato salad and peach salad. Off to a perfect start. For entrees we opted for pork chops (my favorite), steak frites and duck breast. Everyone was very happy with their food and the wines we selected by the glass were delicious and perfect matches with each dish. Another great and slightly different experience this time. We will always be back, and I think our friends will, too.

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GI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal, delicious food, beautiful presentation and great service

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MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, will definitely be back.

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G
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection as always. Sean was, as usual, impeccable as a server.

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DZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and an exceptional wine list

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l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved that we were personally taken care of by the owners after a mix up on reservations. The food was very fresh and the chef came out to thanked us s. Very good spot , good conversation, great food, very mellow

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was super energetic and service was great all the way through the meal. Their menu is very diverse with unique wine pairings, and a very chill atmosphere/ambiance. We got the bacon wrapped dates, venison meatballs, vegan Bolognese, fried chicken boa, braised goat flatbread, and the berry/coconut panna cotta ~ all of it was REALLY good - would definitely go back!

P.S. We were staying at a hotel down the street someone literally would have to know beforehand like we did (I recognized the poorly lit sign to the left of the wine place after a second glance and told him to do a turnaround in what correctly guessed was a ramp to the parking deck). I’m guessing the very small amount of opportunities to sporadically find the place is the main reason why the place isn’t more popular! Definitely worth the slight confusion at first though!

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JO
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyes the food and ambience. Great place for celebration.

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CJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away atop a rather inconspicuous office building, Upstairs Two surpassed all of our expectations. Sean the bartender/server did a great job and Marilyn (Somm) helped us find a great, well priced, old world cab. We had the ahi tuna, chicken bao, bread with butter, a beet sauce, and garlic olive oil, the tomato salad, and the NY strip. We were not disappointed. Highly recommend.

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LR
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All great. Food good parking easy dessert great. Service outstanding

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c
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and caring service. Will be back soon.

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CM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome dishes with fabulous flavors. Excellent wine pairings. Not inexpensive, but a wonderful dining experience.

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DZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendliest restaurant, fabulous wine list and great food

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LA
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have great dining experiences at Upstairs 2. The menu is spectacular and the service is superb.
The sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must!!!

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K
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Upstairs 2 while visiting our daughter and really loved it. The food was great and the wine was amazing! The owner picked out a red and a white wine for us based on what we like to drink and she was spot on. We will definitely go back on another trip to LA.

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LE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great services and great wine. This restaurant is our go to for a family dinner out.

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D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Great food, amazing wine options and friendly and efficient staff.

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T
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was quite tasty and the service, as usual, was excellent. The low score on value is due to $42 for a lobster tail dish in which the tail had to come from a lobster well under a pound. It was more like a langoustine tail than a lobster tail. Same problem with the lobster gnudi alternative, which again was very tasty but had almost no lobster. That dish was $29, so not as bad on value as the lobster tail dish. Since this is one of our goto restaurants, this experience won't stop us from coming back, but we'll question portion size for specials more carefully in the future.

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L
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. The wines and food are paired perfectly.

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I was most disappointed in the special lobster tail that had been widely touted by the restaurant. The lobster tail was rubbery, overcooked, and did not appear fresh. After I tasted it the waiter came to ask me how it was, and I said it was not good. He graciously took it back and brought me another entrée of my choosing which was good (lamb chops) but not great.
For $42 the lobster entrée nor the lamb chops were not what I would expect from a restaurant that is otherwise known for its quality of food.

The parking lot was under repair and parking was difficult even with an attendant directing traffic. I would not return to this restaurant.

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f
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to the restaurant specifically to enjoy soft shell crabs as they were about to go out of season. We were not disappointed in the least. We began by sharing a light crab spring roll, Vietnamese style. We were each then served two good sized crabs with a tangy jicama slaw on the side of the lightly friend crabs. Great flavor in the crabs and just the right amount of breading, which is important since this dish is about the crab not the breadcrumbs! The wine list borders on the overwhelming, as one would expect from a restaurant associated with one of the finest wine shops on the West Coast, but surprisingly the selection by the glass was merely adequate but not deep. A light peach creme brulee finished the meal very nicely. Overall, a delicious meal.

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D
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely environment with easy freeway access. Delicious with many choices. Terrific service and wonderful wine pairings. Always enjoyable.

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r
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were charged for the soft shell crab when we thought it was on the dine LA special.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service, interesting wine pairings.

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NH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the food was well prepared, tasty and delicious. The wine pairing added a great touch.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, comfort ambiance, a little inconvenient to park

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I had heard good things about Upstairs 2. Was disappointed.

The appetizer was puny - $7 for a tiny piece of blue cheese and another $7 for 5 paper-thin slices of salami.

Food tasted fine - ordered the NY steak. Small serving came with French fries. I ordered medicum rare; friend ordered medium well -- oddly, they looked about the same. Also, the menu says "no substitutions." Would have rather had some healthier options.

Staff was very friendly. But will not be going back. Better value elsewhere.

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MZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!! Definitely would recommend this place for any type of occasion! Thank you for your hospitality!

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DO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the tasting menu - please let us know when you have more of them!!
Gracious dining, wonderful food!

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cozy place to meet with a few friends or date night.

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