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UPSTAIRS 2

4.6
1419 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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. We also offer a full bar and have specialty cocktails.
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!
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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 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tennessee & 405 Fwy.
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Parking details
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
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

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JOIN US FOR MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH MAY 13, 2018 11 AM - 3PM

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What 1419 People Are Saying
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent waiter and very good food and wine.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very friendly attention and service, great food and very nice ambiance.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

too noisy. billing is higher than quoted price for wine

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great and favorite place food was just a little off that night

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food, the drinks and of course the wine are all quite simply wonderful.
Marilyn your host and wine expert is warm and friendly.
Easy free parking
Great location
Special- only open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday
Great female chef.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Let’s start with the notable positives — a great wine list, very knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly staff will help you pick the perfect pour, and the food was very good. So you have to overlook the lack of atmosphere, and the absence of decor.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Meal and service were awesome. Have been many times before. Always good, often wonderful, but this was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Upstairs 2 is always a great experience. We’ve never been there when we did t have wonderful food, fantastic wines recommended by the awesome sommelier Marilyn, warm and careful service and a great value. For everyday or a special occasion, it’s our favorite go to restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Uncomfortable seating hard to find location without a descriptive parking place. If you enjoy tapas like plates great. A lot of mixture of very unusual food options cooked in unique recipes along with having to choose dinner selections from a very challenging menu. Hosting a lively bar crowd in the background along with tv and random falling barstools.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Meal good8/10. Dessert good 7/10. Scotch great 10/10. Parking easy. Table good service outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Perfect for a catch up with an old friend! Marilyn, as always, was a gem!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always enjoyable. Four of us had great food. And great drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Upstairs 2 is always reliable and fun. The food by Chef Maiki Li is amazing and always creative and seasonal. The drinks are great and the people are always fun. A good mix of newcomers and regulars at the bar for happy hour

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Upstairs2 is a real neighborhood gem. We’ve been dining there for almost 10 years and love it. The food is consistently delicious, the service attentive and friendly, and the wine list is extensive. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nice atmosphere, reasonably priced food. Lovely place.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Marilyn, hostess, was great . All in all a very pleasant experience with the food leading the way.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was great and the service even better.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The temperanillo was delicious. The squash salad was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely food and warm atmosphere with interesting menu

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was incredible

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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

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