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About UPSTAIRS 2

Upstairs 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Los Angeles, is pleased to announce that we've won a 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for Top 100 Wine List. Determined by more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year, the Top Wine List honorees each bested more than 15,000 restaurants.
"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."says Sommelier Marilyn Snee
Thanks to all the diners who have helped Upstairs 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar earn this accolade in the U.S. and in Los Angeles. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting!

2311 Cotner Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Tennessee & 405 Fwy.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 231-0316

Website:
http://www.upstairs2.com/

Catering:
UPSTAIRS 2 has been providing catering services for groups from 4 to 1000. 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.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the roof where the restaurant is located. Street parking is generally available.

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.

Executive Chef:
Maiki Le

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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Details
Sun - Tue 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Fri 8:30PM - 11:30PM

Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

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Private Dining

In a chic space above the famous Wine House, we offer diners a unique perspective rarely experienced at other restaurants – one in which the selection of wine and its marriage to food comes first and foremost. We welcome you to join us in our delicious culinary and viti-cultural mission!

UPSTAIRS 2 Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (28)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Good for a Date (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Cozy (12)
Romantic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tapas (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything we ordered was delicious. The gnocchi was absolutely fantastic and the sticky toffee dessert is to die for. Definitely recommend if looking for new place to try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing amazing amazing! Can’t say enough about this place! Marilyn, the sommelier, is incredibly knowledgeable. The food is delicious with perfect pairings for every course. Sean, our server, provided exceptional service! We will be back!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Hostess was not very welcoming....server was fine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s day - food was amazing - service warm and they handled the holiday rush with grace. Wine pairing was spectacular.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Cozy spot. Friendly and relaxing. Good parking. We had delicious food and nicely paired wine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious dinner as always, but it is a tight night and one feels that energy while dining.
Service, dining , wine pairing was superb

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went here for a friend's birthday. First off, the manager was amazing. Friendly, knowledgable. Our actual server? Not so much. This place is located above The Wine House and the restaurant is centered around wine. When we asked the server how different glasses of wine were, his answer was, "I think it's supposed to be good." When I asked what one of the meats under the charcuterie list was, his answer was, "Cured meat." Other than this, the food was solid, came out at a nice pace, and we enjoyed ourselves overall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful dishes and excellent wine selection. Comfortable room for date night out before a show. The chef was most generous with her advice (and even a recipe) wow what a great place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a really nice place and the prices are quite reasonable for what you get. The wine listing is outstanding. The food is good. It is overall a 4.5 by OpenTable standards but I cannot give it a rating of 4.5 in the OpenTable system.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My wife and I love this place. Great food reasonably priced. Excellent wine choices.
However, one thing we would like to recommend, is for them to replace their ugly carpet with
hardwood or tile floors. It would make a world of difference for the ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Group of 4 to celebrate. Portions were very small, but not priced accordingly.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

In a word, inconsistent. One of us had duck breast, dish was quite good and the accompaniments excellent. The other asked for medium rare salmon; it was delivered well-done and dry. After our complaint, the chef (apparently a humorist) delivered a piece of literally raw salmon. (It was warm, so at least it had not been delivered straight from the cooler.)
They attempted to charge us for the salmon; after an objection to the manager, it was removed from the bill without any apologies.
Between the difficulty of accessing the restaurant at dinner hour (it is next to an entrance to the 405 which backs up for blocks), the inconsistent food, and the management attitude, perhaps it would be best to find another venue. We certainly will.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely food and warm atmosphere with interesting menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We were there for DineLA and the menu was excellent. Very good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was incredible

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We did the dineLA. Totally worth it! We had the cauliflower soup, gnocchi appetizer and short ribs main course and Porkchop main course. Didn't care for the bread pudding but I'm not a bread pudding person. Great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

good food, great wine pairings, good price...a great, relaxing place for husband/wife getaway from the stress of kids at home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great place if you love wine! I differently will come back and do the wine paring.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This restaurant is always great - so great that we brave the traffic jam that sometimes occurs due to location. There is ample parking once you get there and inside is serene (especially after the traffic). Recommend going early and allow a little extra travel time.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Upstairs2 never disappoints. The food was delicious, wine exceptional and the service spot on. Thanks for another wonderful evening !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and wine choices with super service and expert Somellier Marlyn- location next to 405 not ideal but if you can look beyond that. If this restaurant was near beach or in BH, it would be so famous but then might loose its great value- so it’s a hidden gem

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Upstairs 2 is one of our favorite restaurants and never disappoints. This time we went for DineLA. My wife and I agree the cauliflower soup was delicious and smooth as silk. My wife enjoyed her salmon, I the pork chop. Highly recommend the wine pairing. That is the strength of this restaurant. Maiki makes amazing food with seasonal ingredients and Marilyn knows how to pair wine to please your taste and perfectly compliment what you are eating. It works both ways; pick what you want to drink and there is food to match, or pick what you want to eat and there are excellent wines by the half glass, glass, carafe or bottle to enhance the food. They were packed last Saturday for DineLA, but quality and service were as good as ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great Dine LA menu. All the options were delicious

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My friend who was visiting from Seattle was particularly happy I chose Upstairs for our pre-Theater meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Went here for Restaurant week and had a great meal! The staff was excellent, from the host, server and bussers. The Food was amazing - I wish I could have ordered more food because I wanted to try a little bit of everything! The wine selection was good as well. But Beware of the $38 glass of Barbera!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Upstairs 2 is located above the Winehouse, one of the best wine stores in all of California so this was a wine and dine evening. The restaurant participated in Dine LA and we ordered from a special Dine LA menu. Three courses for $39, accompanied by the wine pairing at $25 for 3 healthy pours. We had cauliflower soup, salmon, short ribs, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert and all were prepared to perfection. Every seat in the restaurant was filled, but service was excellent throughout the evening and we never felt rushed or "moved along." We've ordered from the regular menu but it was a nice treat to have an excellent meal at a bargain price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been to Upstairs 2 on many occasions. The food is innovative and very good. The service is excellent.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service. Saturday night get together with another couple. They loved the goose special. I had the steak and Parmesan fries - outstanding. My husband and daughter had the salmon. Huge portion and cooked to perfection but only so-so taste. We all shared the creme brûlée and chocolate bread pudding. Both delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the new chef! And as always Marilyn makes the wine experience so special here! Love turning friends on to Upstairs 2 ! What a gem!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Frequent guest for the past 8 years. Seasonal menu and excellent prix fixe speacials all paired with a recommended wine. Menu is sorted by wine first then recommended dish; awesome for the casual wine drinker and great for the more experienced palate. The staff has worked together for a long time and service is a well oiled machine. Free parking in the rooftop. Fantastic!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We came here specifically for the Goose dinner and it didn't disappoint. It was divine and
my husband had the flatbread and was very happy with his choice. It 's a bit of a drive for
us but it was well worth it. We will come back again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service and great food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Upstairs 2 is a first rate restaurant that is not nearly as well known as it deserves. I've been there three times in the last two months and each time the experience has been memorable. One of the way I judge restaurants is by how many things on the menu I consider ordering, and I've still got a way to go. Excellent wine list (Affiliated with the wine store downstairs).
Definitely worth the try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The atmosphere and menu were very good, the service was acceptable, attentive and friendly.

The food was well prepared, the lamb chops were well prepared and the spinach-chestnut accompaniment was out of this world good,

The portion sizes and price were not comparable with good value. I get it that tapas is small portions, but the prices ($7.00 for a baguette) were a bit high,

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As you can see by other reviews, this truly is a neighborhood gem. It's located on top of the Wine House, so the wine list is superb. As you can see by the menu, they recommend foods and wines to go with them. You can drink by a small amount, a full glass or bottle. (I liked that I could try a number of dishes with different wines.) The food is outstanding - mostly small amounts that allow you to try a number of dishes. I had, for example, the Warren Pear & Butternut Squash Salad that I enjoyed with a delicious chardonnay. We also had the Fried Chicken Bao - spicy, but unbelievably good. The inside is quiet, small and lovely, so it's a great spot for a small gathering (i.e. two to four people). Highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and quiet enough to hear my dinner mates. Looking forward to going back

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very friendly staff. Feels like a “comfortable “ neighborhood restaurant. Great food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Salmon was delicious and so was the seasonal salad. Slipped in before a movie and had a very nice dinner. We will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The fall menu is delicious! Plus Shawn and Marilyn always take the best care of everyone. Service is spectacular.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It’s Tucked away near the highway which set the bar low, but it WILDY exceeded expectations.

THe sommelier was from Boston and she helped us pick the perfect wine. Also, all of their foods come with a suggested wine pairing which is great.

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