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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (20)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
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Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Healthy (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
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Fun (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

Fist time dining with Upstream on queen feast week. So disappointed.
Our reservation was at 8:30 we got there around 8:20 and there were 4 hostess greeted us and told us they run behind so we will have to wait about 20 minutes. Ok. I can understand that happens sometime but please ask your hostess to treat every customer with curtious and respect. Then there was this one hostess saw her friend (customer) walked in greeted her friend with excitement and show her friend where the bar is and if there is open seat. I did not get that kind of treatment from her all we got was we run behind and there is open bar if you guys want to hang over there. I know the other customer is your friend but please be mindfull we are customer too, if you would treat your friend like that just dont overdo it.
Now move on to the server
Food is good. Our server (Andrew) needs more training, he does not refill our water, he did not clean our table before setting down desert , does not pick up my wife dirty dish and he gave her a Fork for her Cream Brulee.
Ladies bathroom is a mess, there were no toilet paper in two stall and there are bunch of toilet paper lying on the floor...
THIS IS SO FAR THE WORST UPSCALE RESTAURANT I HAVE BEEN TO
So disappointed!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, service, and night. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been twice in past 6 weeks. Very much enjoy the food, very tasty. Great service and great food. Highly recommend,

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love Upstream and usually sit at the bar when just two of us. Service can be slow in dining room. Ask for sushi menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waitress was excellent and so was the food

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent fish dishes that are both fresh and innovative. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great meal great service

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was referred to Upstream a few years ago and keep coming back, never been disappointed.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food,as always, delicious. Their calamari, kale salad and sea bass are the best in the city, in my opinion.

Tags: Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The soups were sub par but all the starters and entrees were great.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

fantastic food and service as we are used to when there

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Dining at Upstream was everything you could hope for. From the moment we walked in the door we experienced excellent service, fine food, and wonderful ambience. Our waiter could’ve been a sommelier and guided us towards a wonderful wine selection that was a great value. Definitely a go back place!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I enjoy sitting in the bar area more than the main restaurant. It is a very fun relaxed vibe.

I always order the sweet and sour calamari starter as my entree and add a salad. Tenderest, tastiest calamari anywhere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've passed the restaurant multiple times for the past four years in Charlotte and didn't even notice it. A friend recommended it and we came to celebrate a birthday. I loved the creative sushi menu and the method in how the restaurant operates. All seafood produce is bought fresh on a weekly basis. We went on a Sunday evening and certain fish products were sold out.
We started with raw oysters and new dug potatoes. The raw oysters were good, but not the best I've had in Charlotte. For dinner, I had the Sake Marinated Wild Sea Bass with lobster dumplings, bok choy, shiitake, shiso mirin broth for $39. The plate was very decorative, but the bass portion was very small. I expected a much larger portion for that price. The sea bass was wonderfully prepared however. Loved the mushrooms and the broth in the dish. The lobster dumplings were a tad undercooked. We've also ordered a side dish of bok choy, I wasn't impressed with the look/taste of it. I also had sushi - Bamboo Roll $12(tuna, salmon, cucumber, red pepper, wakame, avocado) and Seasmoke Roll $16 (seabass, smoked salmon, tempura tofu, bbq eel, wasabi caviar). The bamboo roll looked beautiful (covered with cucumber peel instead of seaweed) and tasty, the only thing I would change is not to include the hard peel portion so much, I almost chocked on one. The Seasmoke roll had a peculiar fish taste to it. I disliked it. The server offered free desert since I didn't like a dish. That was a nice surprise. We split the Espresso Panna Cotta with soft cream, chocolate covered espresso beans, dark chocolate cigars. It was a cold dessert, didn't know that from the name of the dessert, but it was a pleasant surprise too. Overall it was a good experience, now we know what we like/don't like and what to order next. We'll be back. Thank you for the experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We've been to Upstreams many times and it's always wonderful.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 on December 15, 2017

Best seafood we’ve had in 10 years!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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 on December 13, 2017

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 on December 13, 2017

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 10, 2017

Window booth was nice. Noise surprised me - more that I remembered. Service was fine though a little spotty. Food was good but not memorable. I would go again but there is so much competition in Charlotte it will not be very soon.

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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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