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About Upstream - Charlotte

Craving fresh, day boat seafood and sushi? Upstream, located in the heart of the bustling South park area at Phillips Place, offers guests an innovative menu created by Executive Chef, Scott Wallen. With a list of awards, including the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, The Dirona Award, Zagat and being named one of the “best new restaurants in the country” by Esquire’s John Mariani, Upstream is the place to have a spectacular dining experience whenever dining in Charlotte.

6902 Phillips Place Court
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Fairview Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 556-7730

Website:
http://www.upstreamseafood.com/

Catering:
For information on Upstream catering, please contact Lauran Thorndyke at lthorndyke@harpersgroup.com or phone: 704-556-7730

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is available directly outside the restaurant, at the front door. Complimentary self-parking is available throughout Phillips Place.

Executive Chef:
Scott Wallen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Upstream also offers monthly cooking classes on Saturday starting at 10am. Visit the website for additional information.

Private Dining

Our private dining rooms offer the ultimate Upstream experience. Our two private rooms can accommodate any occasion, large or small. Work hand in hand with our expert Private Dining Managers for the perfect event tailored to your budget and personal tastes.

Upstream - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

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4.2

Noise

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (17)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
Healthy (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Tapas (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Still one of my favorite restaurants. Excellent drinks. Nice wine selection. Food was excellent. Service was a little slow. Server was unaware that our entrees took about 25-30 minutes to arrive. We were enjoying the evening so the wait was inconsequential. However, it is not what I expect from Upstream. Overall, still high on my list

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 2 days ago

Best seafood we’ve had in 10 years!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent. The oysters are amazing. They were very accommodating to us with our 9 month old baby. Our waiter Mark was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgeable.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. Ubfortunately, they ran out of specials the same for the wine list that needs to be updated and made more compatible with the menu.
Definitely will go back esp. when craving seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Starters and Main courses divine.Deserts not so good will have coffee next time

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

The sushi roll was awesome and the service was excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I was somewhat disappointed in Upstream. It took over 15 minutes for us to get our drinks. Our waiter was not very attentive. There are so many very good restaurants in Douth Charlotte that I really don’t think I would go back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Stopped into Upstream on a late Saturday night. Was hoping for some shellfish and thought this would be a great place to check out. Our experience was very good. Cocktails and wine were great. Had a mussels appetizer that was excellent. The food overall was really good. We had a Sea Bass in a Miso broth and Ahi Tuna encrusted in wasabi. Both were excellent. The real downfall here is that we really wanted cooked shellfish... Obviously, we had the Mussels as an appetizer, but there was nothing else on the menu that was cooked shellfish. They did have extensive raw shellfish selection, but it was 30 degrees outside and we wanted something warm. My only complaint is the limited menu. However, everything we had was really good. I do anticipate that we will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

If the Sea Bass at Upstream isn't the best dish is all of Charlotte then I want to know what is... my wife and I love good food and we've been fortunate to visit most of the well respected restaurants in Charlotte and nothing has topped Upstream's Sea Bass. Well done once again Upstream.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 7, 2017

As always, Upstream’s kitchen and staff delivered a great dining experience. The food was innovative and perfectly prepared, and the ambiance was quiet and enjoyable. The staff, in particular, was very attuned to the business nature of our dinner. We will certainly continue to frequent Upstream.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was our first visit to Upstream and it was outstanding! I had the sea bass and my husband had the filet - both meals were amazing. The service was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great cold water oysters. Sushi was excellent. Sea bass was very good but a small portion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I took my husband for his 60th birthday because it's one of our favorite places for special events. We LOVE oysters so who can choose between oysters on the half shell and the oyster salad? Problem solved, we ordered both! Also love the calamari! The service was impeccable as always. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As always, food was spectacular and the service outstanding! A fabulous place to frequent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great dinner at one of favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent as always! However, we had indicated this was our anniversary but there was no special recommendation of this event.
We celebrate several special events through out the year at Upstream but this year there was no recognition!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The oysters are always good and the sea bass is excellent. The staff is always professional and courteous.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We go to Upstream every year for Thanksgiving. They put out a varied and delicious spread of traditional and modern Thanksgiving delights that would please any palate. Because Upstream is a seafood restaurant, there is also shrimp, oysters and sushi! I highly recommend it.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ate there Thanksgiving day for Buffet - awesome, good service and excellent food. good salad choice and hot dishes with main course (turkey and or roast beef)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lovely lunch. Delicious food. Only downside was a very long wait in a virtually empty restaurant with no explanation

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The staff was amazing and the food, like always, was incredible.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The Sunday Brunch is something which we should make into a frequent habit - it has a good choice of dishes, also of Tapas, and with a glass (....or two) of wine followed up by an expresso - it's all our hearts' desire.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was Brunch with another couple and it was excellent. Our server also had responsibility for a huge family table, so he was stretched a bit thin, but otherwise all was suberb.
Upstream continues to be my favorite seafood restaurant in Charlotte and their menu items and daily specials are fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food, diversified selection. Fine service. The wine list was grossly overpriced.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always excellent service and food from the fine people of Upstream

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I hosted a business dinner for 4. we were seated on time. service was excellent. wine list was great. food was excellent. 2 of us had the Tuna and 2 had the Sea bass. no complains on the food. My coworker and I both mentioned(after dinner) that we were starved..LOL. Portions were very small. Felt like I had an appetizer for diner. I actually hit McD's on the way home.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Matt was a great server and was always there to keep our drinks filled and answer any questions. Food was excellent!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love how the Upstream brunch is not the same ol same ol each time we visit. The Upstream crew is consistently switching up the brunch menu to stay interesting.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great location, decent food. Honestly everything was good however when I'm paying this much for a meal I typically expect to be amazed with the food. Unfortunately upstream didn't wow either my date or myself. Food was fresh and service was great.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A perfect place to celebrate two 50th birthdays. The craft cocktails were excellent but we all agreed that the MM Vanilla Old Fashioned was the best. Nice wine list. Beer tap selections were local and suited to the seafood. For appetizers we split three. Half the table loved the mussels and we all loved the calamari. Tuna poke was a bit light for 4 people to share but good. The Sea Bass is always an excellent entee choice but the Wasabi Tuna may be a new favorite. Dessert paired with port flights finished the evening perfectly.
Our server was a perfect balance of unobtrusive and attentive with a charming personality and excellent knowledge of the menu.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food and the service were exceptional. It was a business meeting and the noise level was appropriate to hear the conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good as always! Would like to see some more selection on the menu especially on a Saturday night.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Upstream is a great place for delicious healthy food and a relaxed evening. We had 4 of us in a booth on a Friday night and the restaurant was quiet enough to where we could talk without yelling or straining to hear the person across the table. We ordered the sea bass and grouper and both were absolutely delicious although the portion sizes are a bit small considering these entrees were close to $40 each.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I Would recommend the restaurant for it's "seafood"

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Upstream Charlotte was recommended by our lunch waitress at an uptown establishment. She did not disappoint. I had the Grouper and my wife had the Fresh Alaskan King Crab. Wow what a meal. Only downside was the price of the drinks, a little heffty, but not enough to stop us from going back next Charlotte trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food. Loved the king crab leg appetizer and the Carolina grouper. Will definitely go back to this place.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great good, service and wine list

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

we were celebrating a birthday . Our waiter was great, and the food was very good. As with a lot of restaurants it was somewhat noisy . Would have liked a table away from that . Overall we enjoyed the evening .

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

These folks don't miss a beat. Top notch all around.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first time at ‘Upstream’ and the food, which is the only thing I consider when choosing a restaurant, was just ok. So for $250+ tab for 3 people I expect a little more than ok.
The wait staff was very attentive, no complaints there, but all 3 of us felt the food was lacking in substance and flavor. The atmosphere is very pretentious and will definitely not go back.

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