Upland

4.7
1963 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Built around a California-style culinary philosophy that takes heavy cues from the seasons, Upland balances a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach, all enhanced with a New Yorker’s eye for detail. The restaurant offers an artful array of starters, entrees and sides, each plate accented with chef Justin Smillie’s enticing and urbane touch. The wine program, overseen by beverage manager Chantelle Pabros, matches the excitement coming out of Upland’s open kitchen, with a worldly 500-bottle list and a clever by-the-glass selection that’s remarkably food-friendly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Sunday: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM to 11:00PM

LUNCH
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM to 3:00PM

BRUNCH
Saturday + Sunday: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
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Phone number
(212) 686-1006
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Smillie
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Cross street
On 26th Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 1963 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

La comida no nos gustó a ninguno de los 5 comensales!!!! Y muy pequeñas las porciones, el lugar es muy muy lindo!!!

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was seated immediately and the staff was extremely friendly. Great ambiance and certainly well worth it. I was sold on the place after learning Barack Obama has been there several times. I ordered the avocado cheeseburger like POTUS and it was out of this world good. Definitely will be coming back. I saw other patrons and their tables where loaded down with the best food and options. If you have a chance go.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch menu - love the ambiance

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Inflexible menu options. All the veggies are fried. Service was mediocre but I think it had more to do with disorganized management than with quality of service staff. Really overrated and could have been so much better had they tried. We arrived at 5:15 and restaurant was pretty empty. They had the opportunity to provide us with attentive service and provide us a good experience but they failed miserably. Maybe our expectations were too high.

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B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, as always! Service, Food and Ambience!

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very rushed service not especially attentive and served by multiple people none of whom checked in with us or offered dessert or coffee.

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food prepared with an attention to detail and served similarly UNTIL the owner sat down next to us. Then the fawning over him and his party meant the end of attentive service to us. Have been many times before and many wonderful meals and hope for many more to come.

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r
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and excellent restaurant. Our food was, however, much too salty (not true of prior visits). OUr server was WONDERFUL and I'm sorry I don't have her name.

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TS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have wanted to go here for awhile. Well worth it. Not pretentious but excellent food, friendly service...lovely venue. Go.

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Front of house member Viviana was particularly gracious and hospitable. The food is always delicious.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointing. Food was bland and uninventive. No real complex flavors. Not worth the money.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was very good to great. Very good value as well. The restaurant itself is also stunning and the lighting makes it feel like a movie set. Highly recommend.

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunches I've had in a long time. Everything we had was great. The pastry basket with the grapefruit pound cake was amazing. All of the flavors we're balanced and subtle rather than overbearing, it left you wanting to eat more. The omelet was perfect and even the salads we had were great. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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NY
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful quiche lorraine, it is very hard to find good quiche in NYC, Upland has an excellent one!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible. Made a 2:30 reservation and called at
2:33 when it obvious traffic was an issue. Hostess told me kitchen closes at 2:44 and I had to get there by then. Once arrived, waiter was very cold and not accommodating of my group’s dietary restrictions.

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B
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

TOO NOISY food was good, but had trouble hearing my companions

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

difficult to recommend because NOISE level makes it impossible to carry on a conversation. I would classify noise level as intrusive. Food is excellent. But the noise cancels out what otherwise would have been a wonderful experience.

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RH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at the desk were superb
We arrived late and they were able to seat us anyway

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E
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Concert and date

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GB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my “go to” restaurant. I can always count on the staff to welcome my guests. The food is suburb and light. It never disappoints. Susan is the manager and I hope everybody appreciates her as much as I do.

5 stars from me!

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is my second time in the restaurant but I felt it has lost some of its vibe we came in late afternoon food was good but lacked good presentation however taste was ok but would not consider a repeat I compare this establishment to hillstone but find that it is still far behind
They need some improvement in their food presentation and design of plates i ordered a pasta which came in too much cooked and in a hollow bowl with no real good presentation

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GB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This team with Susan at the head is truly special.
I highly recommend this restaurant. It never disappoints!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is sooo good. Such a solid go-to place for any occasion. The large mushroom appetizer, salads and salmon are outstanding.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Definitely will return

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+++ Great spot. Great food. Great staff.

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MP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buena relacion Precio Calidad/ bien asesorados por la sommelier ,tomamos un buen vino tinto a buenprecio/ Comimos pato muy bueno /lindo lugar/buena atencion/hay que reservar

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

Excellent food and excellent service. We will be back often!

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VV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great.Ambience of the restaurant was enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. The mushroom appetizer was very unappealing. Tasted like burnt oil. The other food was very good. Enjoyed the pasta and lamb shoulder. Excellent service. Would definitely go back.

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DH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upland was superb. All staff were friendly, prompt, not pretentious. Food was presented efficiently but in an appropriately relaxed fashion (next dish didn't arrive until previous dish was cleared) and the presentation - and more important the delish taste - of the food was memorable. Ambiance is fanstastic with warm lighting, an open yet cozy layout, and comfortable seating. Loved this place.

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SE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch at Uplands. The menu choices were good and there was a lovely atmosphere. The beef tartare was amazing. We would definitely recommend it and visit again next time we’re in New York.

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PL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

No more. I keep trying this place every 3 months or so bc it’s co convenient to work. But it’s always disappointing. The front staff a complete joke - full of misplaced arrogance and aloofness. And the service is sloppy. And then you get the bill which is 2x what it should be. Never again.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

frequent customer and it was again WONDERFUL! Fan of the fresh food and service (Africa) was efficient and great all around.
Cant wait to go back!

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D
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, fresh creative cuisine. Brunch was awesome. Service was friendly and attentive.

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The waiter Michael was as rude as I’ve ever met. 20 minutes for coffee with attitude no thanks.

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m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good innovative but we ordered cocktails to come first and then wine with dinner and the dinner was served before we got our drinks. It was very noisy and busy but I felt the staff was rushing us. Once we told the waiter to slow down it improved.

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W
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time! The staff were so friendly and kind and made us feel welcomed. Definitely a great night. Food is excellent, wine is awesome and great cocktails. Fyi it is a bit loud but it’s fun!

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I have been here many times. The last 2 times the service has not been good. We waited 15 min for mustard and asked 3 times. Out waiter hardly acknowledged us the entire 2’hours.
I will take a little break now from Upland.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hen of the woods mushrooms are a must have!

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