What Insiders Are Saying
Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.
This is a trendy place to eat what is essentially overpriced bar food.
Except for being seated in the ‘tourist section’ near the door on a cold wintry day, lovely place to land after just arriving to NYC by train. Nice that we could easily check our small overnight bags with our coats. Great service, charming decor, delicious fresh straight forward menu, can’t wait to go back
Comfy but special. All dishes were simple and the flavors of each component came through
Waiter could not have been more rude. In addition, the manager barely made an apology for the waiter’s behavior. Not to mention the food, which was ok at best.
Great vibe, great venue. Energic staff, professional. Food supurb.
Great food, great service. Smoked duck was amazing, pasta done perfect, sauces outstanding.
We had a great experience. We were seated right away at a great table! We were there on late side of brunch but the menu incorporated both breakfast and lunch items. It was warm and cozy with the perfect amount of activity. The kale pizza was incredible.
I had a great experience at Upland. I found our waiter to be slightly pretentious (eg. when you ask for hashbrowns on the side, don't say "we don't have hashbrowns," instead say "did you mean the side of potatoes?" and i also would prefer they seat incomplete parties. we would have ordered drinks at our seats and given our waiter more $ instead of being uncomfortable at a crowded bar not ordering drinks on principle. Otherwise, DELICIOUS food. I'll be back.
We wanted to try a weekend brunch, the place was completely full, the people were professional and friendly enough and the food was very good. I loved the apple cinnamon desert
My husband and I went to Upland for a date night. Service was great, food was delicious. We ordered the Cesar, Tuna Crudo, Lamb and Scallops and loved all of it! So yummy. I would definitely recommend Upland for a date night!
Nice atmosphere, good service . I ordered the porchetta sandwich which was very tough and fatty. Others in my party really enjoyed their choices . Server was very efficient and courteous.
The food was tasty enough and our waitress was very nice. Sadly, the kitchen seems to struggle getting the food out on time. We ended up canceling our last dish as it took too long to arrive and I ate all the bread waiting for it. I don't think we will return.
Wonderful birthday dinner! We had a fabulous server and sommelier too. Every suggestion was terrific. Their signature ciappino was delicious and authentic We will definitely return.
Always great. We eat there often and are never disappointed. The Gem salad is one of our favorites.
I thought the salmon entree was noticeably small portion. Also the wine by the glass special was a noticeably small pour.
I am a repeat guest at upland. Perhaps this was an aberration.
This place is awesome. Don't miss out on the estrella pasta or the five lettuce caesar salad. Service was a little awkward at times but certainly didn't take away from a 5 star dining experience.
I took my husband for his birthday - it was excellent. The service was perfection.
Food was good and the salad was fresh.
The Margarita pizza was perfect and the salad had fresh basil. The bread was very tasty.
Rushed meal service, otherwise great.
1st server never noticed us, and it wasn't until we asked who was our server did she come to the table and greet us. The server that ended up finishing the service was much more attentive and customer service focused.
great ambience, food was fresh and delicious-
this place has a great vibe - there are many healthy food options
Birthday celebration with my family, and they brought us a dessert w a candle! Much appreciated
As a NY’er, I’m always on the hunt for innovative and delicious cuisine.
Upland achieves that winning combination with a fun and vibrant atmosphere as a backdrop.
Great experience - from the bar, to the table, to the staff, to the amazing food - loved it!
The food was very well prepared; the fish, pasta and ingredients were all fresh - and the presentation / serving size was spot-on!
Solid choice every time. Amazing food, and there's something for everyone - even picky eaters.
Been here a few times and it is always excellent
The chicken was under cooked and we got sick from it the next day. The servers rushed us through our meal and cleared our food and drinks that we were not even done with yet. Terrible experience !!!!
We stayed st the hotel giraffe right across the street. Ordered the branzino for 2. Delicious and memorable though salty as is to be expected. Little gem salad was delicious ( we shared). Would go again.
Great food and service!
Highly recommend for excellent food & cocktails. Just wish it was easier to get reservations!
The service at Upland is usually amazing but this time we got a server who was not interested in helping us decide what to order. I have been to Upland many times for dinner but never brunch. Our server seemed very annoyed with our questions and gave clipped answers to very run of the mill questions (what do you recommend? how is that dish prepared?).
I always love the food at Upland. I had a creative salmon/rice/brussels sprouts dish for brunch that was fantastic. The service is a bit hit or miss, however - the quality is high but they tend to be a bit cold which can be a turnoff. However sometimes the server has been just lovely!
This is just a great restaurant on all points. Not only is the space beautiful but service and food quality met my already high expectations based on reviews. Although I was a single diner arriving near closing time I was never made to feel rushed. I will definitely be back soon.
Beautiful environment and food. My friends and I had the best time!
We enjoyed our meal, but the restaurant needs to get its reservation system better under control. We arrived a couple minutes late for our 11:30 brunch reservation. The staff asked if we wanted to check out coats. We did. Then we were asked if we wanted to wait at the bar while our table was prepped. I would guess it was at least 20 minutes after that before our table was ready. As a consequence I felt a bit rushed through our meal by the wait staff. They kept trying to clear things I was still eating. Making up for lost time before the next reservation arrived?
The pastry basket was outstanding and our craft cocktails, too. The roasted porchetta sandwich was half porchetta, half cracklins-- not what the menu led me to expect and not what I wanted.
The shortcomings are not enough to keep me away, but I do hope that management addresses them.
Delicious food and great lightening. Lovely staff.
The food was below average.... was quite disappointed
We had a great meal at Upland. The food, service, and atmosphere were impeccable. Thanks especially to Jay!