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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.
Charlotte, NC 28210
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For information on Upstream catering, please contact Lauran Thorndyke at email@example.com or phone: 704-556-7730
Complimentary valet parking is available directly outside the restaurant, at the front door. Complimentary self-parking is available throughout Phillips Place.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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