Upland-Miami Beach

4.7
1069 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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Celebrated chef Justin Smillie and renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr are excited to introduce Upland to Miami Beach this fall. The second outpost of the popular NYC restaurant will bring Smillie’s signature California inspired cuisine to Miami Beach’s chic South of Fifth Neighborhood in a charming setting designed by Roman and Williams.
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best steak I have ever had. Expensive but worth it

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D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My favorite restaurant! The food this time was better than ever! The branzino is exceptional! The service was excellent! Our go to place when guests are in town.

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JB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Main waiter was excelente and delightful. Food portions were big, salty and bit over cooked. When while fish was served it was dropped on the table and no one asked if we wanted served had to flag down waiter to ask for it to be filleted. Once brought back to the table none where all over the fish.

One expect at those price points the restaurant would know how to properly serve a whole fish.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Should include the same burger as the ny location

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good

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JC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Great waiters, great staff, great chefs.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

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W
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy Upland because the food, service and atmosphere is always perfect. I've dined at the NY location as well and the Miami Beach location is just as outstanding. I would highly recommend Upland to locals as well as tourists visiting Miami and Miami Beach.

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AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good place

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Highly recommend this place

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing !
Start to finish !

The food is by far the best in south beach !

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Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Went on a Sunday at 830. It was our last night in South Beach and we were excited to try Upland. When we arrived, there was barely anyone in the restaurant and for south beach we were so surprised. We sat at the chef counter table, which would have been fun if it was busy.

We started with the Prawns, which were four for $27. When they arrived the top two were large and the bottom two were small. Nothing like Prawns. They had great flavor, but we were disappointed by the size.

Next we ordered the branzino for two and potatoes. The staff complimentary gave us broccoli which was very nice. The fish was yummy, but nothing to go back and get.

If it would have been busy and lively we would maybe had a better dinner, but with no one there and even the kitchen doing inventory during our dinner we were disappointed.

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F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant, plus the food, service, ambiance, EVERYTHING was superb....we will be back!!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food is good, Slow service, noisy place - outside terrace is quit nice and not noisy

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FF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

our go to place in Miami Beach-food-service are wonderful

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Get the branzino and make sure they fillet it for you! Yumm! Will be back soon

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Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner and best place

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k
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always good, we went for the happy hour and the bartenders were very knowledgable and made great cocktails, always a fun place!

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JP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The service was very typical South Beach Service. They sat us at a dirty table and then instead of taking us to another, clean table, had us sit down and cleaned the table while we were seated. I had to ask our server what her name was. The food was good. The wine was very pricey.

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D
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

This was mostly a miss for us. We only had items from the happy hour menu, but they just didn't really live up to what we expected. We ordered squash blossoms (no squash, just cheese, we couldn't figure it out), but it was tasted and not eaten. The burger was my favorite, but again, it just wasn't exceptional. Really nice ambiance and liked the server. The happy hour drinks were solid. Maybe the food on the regular menu is better or our expectations were too high?

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t
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

consistent top quality across the board, staff, food quality both in ingredients & prep room is cool hard to beat in south beach

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BM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place had great customer service and great food. It was a good price for the food that we got. All of us left full and very happy. I would highly recommend trying this place for brunch.

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

There was no atmosphere. Our booking on memorial Monday was for 9 pm. We didn’t know they were closing at 10. It felt very rushed and if we had known in advance we would not have booked. At 10 there were only 2 other people in the restaurant which made for a really quiet atmosphere and not what we were expecting

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NB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolute delight from all standpoints. Highly recommended

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t
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been away for a month couldn’t wait to have Sunday brunch & going there for dinner tonight consistently excellent.

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Had to send back Salmon and burnt broccoli

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night!

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M
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a gem! First time here & throughly enjoyed our dinning experience. Food was clean, fresh,healthy& delicious. Had the pizza for starters, pomadero gf pasta,roasted chicken, duck, beet salad. Feed 4 & all were satisfied. Atmosphere was warm & staff super awesome. ❤️

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f
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were here from Los Angeles for a few nights. Upland was recommended by a few friends. By far the best place in south beach. Pistachio pizza. The bomb! This place is very LA. Would be back

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Todo perfecto

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional.

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TY
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was Great !!!!!!! A Must stop In Miami Beach area !!!! mike the waiter was outstanding!!!!! Bronzino for two the best !!!!!!! All staff outstanding

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the decor. Loved the food- recommend the squash blossom, cacao E pepe and the roasted carrots encrusted with sunflower and coriander seeds.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fabulous the waiter was the same.great service

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GG
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

You do not get what you pay for at Upland. Expectation was top-notch service, exciting food, and prime location. All you get here is location. To our waiter's credit, it was not her fault that we could not hear her speak over the volume of the music. Wine bottle service was a bummer - at this price point, a sommelier should approach the table and help make a suggestion. The only outstanding item we tried was the side of carrots. Hamachi had flavor, but lacked in portion size. Duck wings and steak entree were mediocre. Salmon entree was beautiful in presentation but lackluster in flavor. We dipped everything in the sauce that came with the carrot side dish since it was the most flavorful item on the table. We will not return, and we will not recommend. For a $300 dinner in the city, there are several better options.

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and feels miles away from the busy restaurants on ocean drive

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F
Miami
160 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner last week. The gem salad and salmon were outstanding and the guys loved the pizza and pasta. We had a wonderful server named Margie, she was outstanding. We cant wait to return.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional Service especially for a table of 8

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Prawns are not worth the price! Branzino is excellent. Generally good restaurant.

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