Upland

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2522 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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Upland as Always. The manager, Tammy, is amazing and super helpful. Great place to bring your kids, the staff is so friendly and loves to interact with them.

T
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and fun brunch spot. Pastry basket is a must.

TV
Mobile
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the brunch we had at Upland. The pancakes were amazing!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We had heard about their mushroom appetizer as outstanding- ours was not so much. Over baked and lacking flavor for sure. Our main noodle dish was so salty it was inedible but I will say our waiter immediately had the kitchen make another without salt. It was much better. Another dish Also was much spicier than we expected. Our waiter was GREAT and made up for the disappointing food that was very overpriced.

AB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and ambience as well. Hostess unfortunately was quite rude... not warm and welcoming at all.

TH
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

An upscale place for lunch. Looks like a hip New York restaurant for New Yorkers. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Menu choices for lunch are limited. Salad and white wine are very good.

LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. One entree (chicken liver pate) was heavy & creamy. my friend specifically asked if it was and our server said there was a touch of cream and the dish was light. Other than that we loved the food. Desserts were too pricey but delish.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My niece's chicken dish was brought out charred. They replaced it when we pointed it out, but it took a long time and other entrees had been brought out, so we couldn't all eat at the same time. I had also indicated twice--via the online reservation and after checking in at the front desk--that it was my niece's birthday, and I asked that a candle be brought out in her dessert. They completely forgot about this. This place used to be great, but it has gone downhill very quickly.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cocktails were well done and delicious! I had a margarita and my wife had a Bloody Mary. My wife’s cacci e peppe was the best she’s had and my chicken wrap was good.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Love the atmosphere, good place to go with coworkers! Also the burger never disappoints!

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I have eaten dinner at Upland and thoroughly enjoyed it but their Sunday brunch leaves a lot to be desired. We had to ask the host for a waiter having sat for 5 or 10 minutes with no one even approaching the table (they were not busy.) We asked for two identical scrambled egg and bacon breakfasts and one came with fried eggs and had to be sent back. The California b.c.e. was bland and boring and though it said it came with "American" cheese, I was quite surprised at this upscale restaurant to see that meant a melted Kraft cheese slice.

JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and value were fantastic. Only drawback - difficult to make a reservation .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable food in a casually sophisticated ambience.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server forgot to put in half our order and didn't admit to it. It took 10 minutes to get salt and pepper. Pancakes came out undercooked. Not great

F
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fabulous. Crispy mushroom is incredible as well as pizza, lamb, branzino Drinks are definitely not generous. Straight 1oz pour which is extremely disappointing. You need to order a double to equal most restaurants.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, pretty space, very loud.

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My clients were very happy!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5th or 6th time here and still the best! Our go to since it is near the office.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great - duck wings, sausage kale pizza and bucatini are the go tos

WV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner here is always excellent. Food is full of flavor without being decadent and overbearing. Vibe inside is somehow sexy without being sceney and homey without being boring. Will be back soon!

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were celebrating a 30th birthday at brunch on Sunday. The service was very slow. The dishes we ordered were so-so. The chicken sandwich was comically small. The eggs in hell had to be sent back, the bacon was too hard and the pizza crust was too wet and soggy. The pancakes were ok and the syrup was very good. I had no problem with the price, just wish we had enjoyed our meal better. Thank you.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Upland could not have been more excellent. Celebrated an anniversary with a great brunch with prosecco, pastries, and a really great meal. 10/10 would dine again.

KK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of my favourite restaurants in nyc. Excellent service and such a pleasant ambience every time. Also my favourite burger in the city!

SS
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived a little late but the hostess greeted us with a huge smile and we were swept to our table. We were celebrating our 40 th wedding anniversary and we were given a corner table that allowed conversation and ease of sharing while enjoying the ambiance of the dining room. Africa, our wait-person, was attentive without being intrusive and led us through menu suggestions- all of which were deee-lish! What a wonderful evening!

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridal party lunch. Was fabulous! Waiter was amazing!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing waitress and cool setting

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. The food was excellent. The menu is great. My only complaint is that we felt very rushed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Loud restaurant. Food was okay. You do get a lot of food but the taste did not equal the cost. Drinks seemed watery.

H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, service and food. Our server was quick, efficient and gave good recommendation.

LL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a few times and every time I go I eat something wonderful that I've never had before. I would eat there more often if it were not so expensive. I know you get what you pay for... Completely enjoyed it.

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Ambience is fantastic. Service is great. Perhaps I just made the wrong choices but I wasn’t wowed by the food.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Dear Upland,
Please go back to the original receipt of your cheeseburger, this one is ok but before it was breathtaking

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Ceasar. Salad was way off - but they fixed this.

Sommelier was less than helpful.

RL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambience were excellent! I love this place. I wanted to come back the next day for brunch but my wife didn’t let me. This place is as good as advertised!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Based on the ratings, I was a little disappointed. The ambiance of the room was nice and they don't try to rush you. The food was very good but not extraordinary and the service was adequate but not very attentive or intuitive. The Margherita pizza was salty. The waiter's shift must have ended right after our order was placed and he didn't bother to let us know. All in all it was a good lunch but there are other places I would more enthusiastically recommend for lunch at that price point. Overall, I would rate Upland 3.5 stars.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great. Jake our waiter was fabulous.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

There a re a few bad tables there; we had the worst one. Service was competent but indifferent and a bit slow. The food was excellent.

DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and consistently amazing food! Not cheap, but what is these days?

BF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly staff! Great for a first timer.

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