Upland

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2486 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great. Jake our waiter was fabulous.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal at Upland. Split multiple dishes including the bronzino for 2, skirt steak, wings, pasta, and salads and dessert. All were very good. Cocktails were delicious. Service was incredibly patient before ordering, and incredibly attentive during our meal. Upland has Incredible acoustics; Even thought the the restaurant noise volume was more than energetic, sitting at our booth the four of us were able to converse like we were in a private room. The only downside was the restaurant being a little pricey, more than $80/person, splitting a salad, one round of cocktails, an appetizer, a pasta, 3 entrees, and 1 dessert among 4 people.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brunch with my sister - good food, EXCELLENT waiter :).

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

First time there for brunch. Loved the ambiance and decor, but the food was disappointing. The toast was burnt on the edges and the sausage was overcooked. The spinach in the omelette was overcooked beyond recognition. Not sure if I'll go back.

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

Our brunch was amazing, and the staff was fantastic and attentive. We will definitely be back in the near future!

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

Need more vegan options. But wonderful.

JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for brunch and the pastry basket was absolutely delicious! The portions were very hearty and the food was quite good! The drinks and food were a little pricey, but the atmosphere was amazing— perfect for a friend’s birthday brunch. The service was good too. I would come back again.

ES
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible brunch -- though they bloody mary was less than thrilling, the eggs made up for it.
Melt in your mouth skirt steak with just the right amount of char. Coffee was rich, smooth and chocolatey. I have to say I was surprised by their lackluster Bloody Mary - standard brunch staple and yet completely boring and underwhelming. oh - and DO NOT SKIP the The DONUTS -- wow -- best donut I've ever eaten in my life!

The front desk service was exceptional - the server equally so.
Will be back again - next time the Souffle!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place both in food and service - excellent atmosphere

S
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the fun, young ambience; friendly and polite service: and delicious, innovative food.

WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food but not overwhelming. The burger tasted like a big mac. Thats not a bad thing, I love big macs. But for $20 I expected to be amazed. Same with the duck wings. If I'm paying $6.66 for one wing (they are 3 for $20) I expect to be blown away.

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Upland, but certainly not my last! The food was amazing as was the service - I can recommend Upland without any hesitation at all!

y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, totally get the hype. The whole mushroom and bucatini was every bit as good as everyone says they are. However the food took a while to get out between courses. So slow that we rushed out and got dessert somewhere else as it took so long.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for sunday brunch. Delicious pancakes, amazing bacon, interesting greek omelet.

R
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Extremely over rated. Not sure why anyone dines here unless being seen is the your motivation.
Mushroom appetizer was over cooked and obviously had been cooked long before it was served. Remaining dishes were fair at best. We were charged a corkage for a bottle we didn’t bring with us. Will not return.

b
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner. Large portions and tasty food. The one thing i did not enjoy was the order of chicken came with the claw. Not very appetizing to say the least.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent, and the service is absolutely stellar. We got many things, including the spinach souffle, which was a little divisive. :) But everything else was an absolute win.

NG
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pastry basket is a must! Order one to share or all to yourself! :-)

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

It was my birthday, receptionist very unwelcoming and unfriendly, waiter seemed clueless.

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

Love everything about Upland!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was not appealing, from the appetizer to the main was a lack of balance , salmon was over cook , dry and the green were uneatable( they were the green parts of carrots ). The serving was poor at least, sommelier was arrogant and looks like she was disappointed we pick a bottle of only 82 dollar.
We would never come back.

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Unique offerings in a cozy atmosphere.

HA
Edinburgh
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After dining in Miami upland a few times was keen to try New York Upland . Was just as good duck wings to die for !

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always excellent at Upland!

r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and sommelier. Outstanding food.

BA
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious. We bring all of our guests for the branzino for two!

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Not sure what happened, but the food was actually pretty inedible. Definitely striking it off the list! Pretty space, but food was terrible and actually made us feel sick for the next day too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food tasted horrible

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to Upland for a “celebrate success” lunch for my team. We all ordered the burger, and it was the best I’ve ever had! One of my colleagues is having a birthday this weekend, and the staff remembered my advance request to put a candle in the piece of chocolate cake we ordered. The service was lovely - helpful and attentive, but not intrusive. Can’t wait to return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Huge fan of Upland: May be my favorite restaurant in the city. Was disappointed with the service, and the food. Waitress was not very responsive and it felt like whenever we needed something we constantly had to wait. Crispy mushroom and Cacio el Pepe were great as always. The Caesar salad was a little bitter, do not remember that normally being the case.

The clam pizza was bad ended up throwing it out when I was home (took it to go because other participant in the meal had to leave).

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

exceptional quality and taste of food at mid level prices

MC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting based on a recommendation from friends. Now we will recommend to all our friends. It was our 30th anniversary and we could not have picked a better place to celebrate. This is definitely on our regular restaurant list when in New York.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out waiter was fabulous. Several people at the table had food allergies and he handled it exceptionally well.

T
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Nice place. A little overpriced, but worth it. Big space.

CG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Had dinner there last night. Room in gorgeous. Daughter ordered the duck. It was good. I had the lamb and sad to say the worst dishl I have ever had. I actually spit out a piece of meat. It was charred and bitter. The server had come by a few seconds after serving our meal asking how everything is. At that point I had only had a bit of the vegetables so said great but man oh man my daughter couldn't even swallow the bite I asked her to try. The bread is delicious. We shared the duck. The bus person came by. Asked if we were done. I said yes that was terrible nodding to my full plate. She just gathered up the dishes and left. The server came by asked about dessert. Pfffft no thanks. Brought our bill. Never asked again how everything was so we just got the hell outta there with a very bad taste in my mouth. Pizza looked good at the table next to us. We won't be back.

SR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were superb! I'm still thinking about the sausage kale pizza and the creme fraiche icecream! OMG!!!! We will definitely be going back.

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