What Insiders Are Saying
Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.
Air conditioning wasn’t working. Food was extremely salty.
Always an amazing meal. Service is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
Very popular place and they seated us quickly even though we were early for our reservation.
Great spot, very good food, wine list on the pricey side, overall recommendable...
The only disappointment was the ac was not working great and it was a very hot and humid night .
Hot. The AC was broken!
The restaurant had no air conditioning on a midsummer night. It was brutally hot and management made no accommodation whatsoever for its diners. The food was average, but the conditions were brutal.
I visited due to “lunch with FT” article. I arrived early. My fault. The bar area was too crowded. Nowhere to put ones drink. Table was fine with ample room, which is often not the case. I would have liked a light starter - a freshening salad, but the waitress thankfully warned me that they were huge. I opted for shoulder of lamb. It was well cooked a very tasty. However, the plate was very ‘busy’ and the minty sauce too overwhelming. I enjoyed Uplands. Service very good. Maybe the chef is trying a little too hard. I would return.
HOWEVER, the deafening conversation noise level during our 1-2 hour dinner negatively impacted our otherwise a very enjoyable evening. I'm particularly concern about the OSHA workplace health requirement for the staff working in such a high decibel work environment. For everyone's hearing concern, management should monitor the noise level to mitigate future potential workman's compensation or customer complaint.
Our server was great. Food was good. She suggested we share so we picked three courses and dessert. It was perfect. Pizza is really good—we had the mushroom. I would definitely go again. It is noisy, however.
Overall our first visit to Upland is great. We like the space and much of what we ordered was delicious (especially the pastas). Format was ideal for sharing, which we like, and we appreciated that the server recommended that we upsize the crispy duck wing appetizer to four pieces so that each of our party could try one. Some glitches brought the experience down to a "pretty good" four from an ecstatic five - in particular our two rounds of drinks were both poorly timed, the second arriving after we were basically done eating. A side of shishito peppers was not blistered the way one would expect and it just wasn't pleasant to eat. Weird! But we still had a lot of fun and would eagerly come back.
Everything was amazing I will be coming back! The food was amazing and the service was amazing
We were 6 people for lunch. Food was good overall, except for the salads. Waiter was pretty bad - had a real attitude. That spoiled the experience. Would not go back.
Amazing all around
Food is exceptional
the caccio e peppe never disappoints
Great food and great service
The waiter was excellent but the manager is rude. The cacio pepe is usually great but has been very peppery lately!
Great food and fantastic service.
The space is warm and beautiful, with curves and wood and beautiful flowers!!!
Our Sommelier, Nicolas was charming, extremely knowledgeable and helpful in pairing wines with our food choices- The Steak Tartare being a standout for me, and the crispy mushroom and Branzino were also very delicious! Our waiter, Jake, was also wonderful! Wonderful staff, great service and food!
Checked in late but they were accommodating to get us seated in a timely manner.
I liked the restaurant and it had a great buzz. It is not for a quiet dinner. I was disappointed that my artichoke was too hard to eat. I was also not pleased to receive my main course before I finished my starter.
I was given a pudding as a compensation for the hard artichoke. It was lovely but I could have done without eating it as I had already had enough food and did not want a pudding.
Consistently delicious! Service was just OK this time, but we were there on the later side...
All three of us loved the cacio e pepe and the crispy duck wings! I will definitely come back for more. Thank you for the great food and service.
I used to love this restaurant, but my recent experience was very disappointing. Ceasar salad was extremely bitter, and the chicken wrap tasted like something I could make at home with little effort. Mostly just lettuce and shredded chicken- nothing special at all. It almost felt like cheap fast food :( The bucatini was delicious though. We also had the sundae which was also meh. So underwhelming and unimpressive for a restaurant at this price point which used to be so much better.
Our party of three had a great meal and an enjoyable evening on the Saturday night of a Holiday weekend. Friendly unpretentious setting and delicious food. Can't wait to return. I can specifically recommend the pappardelle, monkfish, and kale pizza. Would pass on the carrots but so much more we want to try. Minor quibble was that it was an extremely hot and humid evening and the ac in the restaurant couldn't keep up - it was very warm in there. Most guests and definitely the waitstaff were sweating. We might have stayed for after dinner drinks/coffee/dessert but we were just too hot.
i usually love upland but the dish that i ordered was not up to par. i USUALLY get the bucatini or the caesar first and then share the bronzino for 2 -- all of which are delicious and generously portioned. this time, i ordered the salmon which was TINY and the side salad had very strange flavors that did not mesh well with fish
We have been here before and it is always good service, but this time something went wrong. It was a table of 3 for brunch and the order was an egg tortilla, eggs benedict and the quiche. For some strange reason the egg tortilla came out first and we figure the next 2 item will follow behind. After about 2 minutes we get our waiter and ask her to take back the tortilla till everything is ready. For a 3 top, it took awhile for out whole order to come. We're surprise for a restaurant of this caliber that this happened.
Perfectly charming restaurant with fabulous food and attentive service!
I have absolutely loved having brunch here, however, my dinner was not the best. The ambiance is incredible, the cocktails are good, and the staff is lovely. The menu is very seasonal, so I recommend looking in advance to see if the offerings suit our taste for that time of year.
I’ve been to Upland several times- only this time was with family and kids. The ambiance and decor is stunningly beautiful. It has a mid-century /mod industrial chic design which is very cool. The bar experience is fabulous and the mixologists are no joke. They do make the experience of having a drink quite lovely. Eating experience is just as lovely. From the home made bread - (yum) to the pastas, pizzas, steak or salmon it’s a home run! Caesar salad is not your traditional salad- no creamy dressing- definitely different. Dessert was lovely as well and the sommelier was quite helpful. Love love love this place for its consistency and overall unique experience.
The attitude was really bad, they try to gave us a table very bad , and they were no nice service, except for the two Mexican guys, but everyone looks in a bad mood. Maybe is the relationship between all of them. Cacio e pepe was good, but don’t deserve to go there to have it, when you have a lot of places in nyc that they make it.
We are not going back.
Food was amazing
Food and ambience were very good. However, the lack of air conditioning on an 80° plus evening truly took away from the experience.
Steak was too salty. Almost inedible. Waitress was aggressive and judgmental of our order.
Awesome Italian influenced cuisine. Staff were friendly, efficient and fun. Food was absolutely amazing.
Love it, consistently very good food ambiance and service. Nice and spacious and elegant without being stuffy.
Fabulous as I remembered. The food was so good. Next time, I will have double orders of the duck wings as my main course. So delicious.
Little attitude at the front of the house and grilled bread entree was never grilled. Clearly a mistake and handled promptly and properly. Have dined her a lot and will continue to do so.
Food was wonderful! Service was warm and friendly.
The cheeseburger is a must. One of the best cheeseburgers I have ever had. Baby gem salad was also exceptional.