Upland

4.6
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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.
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overrated! Burger ok, pasta came cold... very poor service!!!

JK
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Shame they ran out of the hen of the woods mushrooms!

LS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Eh--underwhelming. Was super excited to dine here but the the menu was just OK. Not a lot of interesting options. We had also called ahead to make sure they had vegan offerings. They enthusiastically said yes. Their vegan option at brunch? Potatoes. Just potatoes. Many better brunch options in the city.

PZ
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant! The food is fantastic and the atmosphere very cozy and friendly. The staff are responsive and efficient and helpful. Their is a nice price range. I had the salmon entree and my husband had the pork -- both were delicious! Cocktails were perfect. Upland, to me, seems to have something for everyone.

P
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointing..... barely any lamb in the lamb dish, a ridiculous amount of lettuce basically covered the plate..... very little seafood in the ceviche.....

BL
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. We had a slight issue with the service - the salmon needed to be cooked through more, and the served acted like we were asking her to summit Mt. Everest - but it got fixed in the end. A good place for a business lunch (which is why we were there).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were there for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my daughters birthday. Upland had great ambiance and good service but all 4 meals (pasta, quiche, eggs) came out room temperature. Flavors were great but no excuse for food not coming to the table hot at this restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The couple next to us was extremely annoying and ruined the experience basically. It would have been just okay otherwise. I probably would not return. It was nothing special.

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful except the shrimp and rice dish. It seemed to consist mostly of shrimp shells (creepy) and not much shrimp meat at all.

F
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I visit New York around 4-6 times a year. I am always looking for new places to eat and saw Uplands on a list of brunch spots to try. This was my first visit to Uplands. It was in a great location and the restaurant itself is spacious and beautiful - not typical for many restaurants in the city. Food was very good - we went with the server's recommendations and were not disappointed. My husband had the fried chicken sandwich and I had the Egg and Tortilla. I asked for scrambled eggs instead of fried egg and it was no problem. We had mimosas and Bloody Marys and then finished with the Donuts. We wouldn't normally do that but the donuts were recommended. Enjoyed the experience from start to finish - we will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Food service and decor were all absolutely perfect.

MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went early with a friend. We ordered a few appetizers and some wine. Nice sized portions and very fresh food. Excellent service. Will definitely come back

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I have been coming to Upland since it first opened and it has been a consistently good experience in terms of both food and service. Unfortunately on my last visit our server was SO RUDE and put us on edge for the entire dinner because we were nervous of being barked at! She tried to take our appetisers away when we were half way though and when we said we weren’t finished yet, she decided she would change our plates for some unknown reason...then a minute later our mains arrived so we ended up not actually being able to enjoy the rest of our appetisers! It was quite embarrassing because I had a guest in from out of town and got them to cancel their reservation at L’Artusi to come to Upland instead! I really hope it was a one off be side I really do enjoy Upland, but next time I will think twice before returning since New York is full of great restaurants with great service.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Expensive. Noisy. Pizza was burnt. My friend asked for a slight modification in her meal (a vegetable instead of the rice) and the waiter didn't even try to accommodate. Highly overrated.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was truly terribly. Our server was very stuck up and almost acted like it was a burden to serve us. The food was also overly salty. My favourite thing was the caesar salad.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our server was grumpy and I was surprised because I have usually had really lovely service. It kind of bummed me out. I loved our meal despite him but it bothered me a lot, I have been in food service and I know when someone is over it, it shows. Otherwise Jennifer made it right by coming over to check on us!

MG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We agreed that this is our favorite NYC restaurant, hands-down. Impeccable food and service, both enjoyed in a beautiful and quiet room. We will keep returning.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch, great drinks and very professional staff.

DS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Upland for a celebratory engagement dinner with both sets of parents. This place is incredible. Every dish is well thought out and you don't need to spend an arm & a leg for a truly great meal like other places in NYC. Highly recommend the hen of the wood, tomato soup & caesar salad

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic meal with fantastic service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibe and great food. Loved that you could have a conversation

E
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is usually a fave but was quite disappointing. Our waitress tried to rush us and my main dish (salmon) had strange sides.

B
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizzas and salads are great. I had the feta spinach omelet, but it did not have much feta or spinach in it. The slice of bread given the side was truly hard as a rock, so could not break or bite. Otherwise it is a great place. Service, ambiance and staff are great. Will skip the omlette next time.

AC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The atmosphere is clean and crisp and appeases anyone's taste/style. The wait staff was incredibly kind and my server was specifically awesome. I took two friends and I would highly suggest this as a restaurant to take someone who is in town for the weekend. We shared an order of donuts at the beginning and the jelly donut was the best I have ever had - huge shout-out to the pastry chef :) All three of our meals were pretty stellar - my one and only hesitation is that it can get quite costly but with that being said, the portions are quite large and we all three had food to-go for later. Thank you!!!

S
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat. The food is inventive and great. And a fun vibe.

j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Two outstanding pastas. Beautiful space with a great vibe. Great meal always consistent

p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Would never go back because of noise level tho good excellent

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is unique and delicious... the cocktail drink menu was very good!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason Upland is always one of my favorite restaurants in the city - they always deliver great food and experience

SM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening here. Great food and service , and a really lively buzzy ambience. All you want from a restaurant !

DC
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Great location! Energetic noise level!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a casual meal. The service was great. I spilt my espresso martini and they made me a new one straight away

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Will visit again!

q
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Love the decor!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Staff was great but the burger was terrible.

f
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my second time here and both times, I really enjoyed it. I came for my birthday brunch and we were a party of 4. The first table we were seated at wasn't great, but they let us have a booth and it was much better. The hostesses were very kind and accommodating. Service was good - I always had water in my glass. The atmosphere is so lovely and comfortable! The food was excellent. The sausage and kale pizza is phenomenal. Usually I don't like thicker pizzas but this one managed to be thick without being too heavy or soggy. The crust was crispy and the flavor was out of this world. We also enjoyed the burger very much. The fried chicken sandwich was a bit on the small side but very tasty. Overall, great experience and would go back.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch at Upland this last weekend! Food and service was fantastic!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

p
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner --our usual favorites: the 'nduja pizza, the skirt steak, the little gem salad ... all fantastic. Also an amazing wine list. Fabulous.

C
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very pleased dining experience with imaginative food offered in an attractive ambiance.

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