Upland

4.6
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Contemporary American
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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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There's a reason Upland is always one of my favorite restaurants in the city - they always deliver great food and experience

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience! Will visit again!

q
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food! Love the decor!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Staff was great but the burger was terrible.

f
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was my second time here and both times, I really enjoyed it. I came for my birthday brunch and we were a party of 4. The first table we were seated at wasn't great, but they let us have a booth and it was much better. The hostesses were very kind and accommodating. Service was good - I always had water in my glass. The atmosphere is so lovely and comfortable! The food was excellent. The sausage and kale pizza is phenomenal. Usually I don't like thicker pizzas but this one managed to be thick without being too heavy or soggy. The crust was crispy and the flavor was out of this world. We also enjoyed the burger very much. The fried chicken sandwich was a bit on the small side but very tasty. Overall, great experience and would go back.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed brunch at Upland this last weekend! Food and service was fantastic!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best!

p
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great dinner --our usual favorites: the 'nduja pizza, the skirt steak, the little gem salad ... all fantastic. Also an amazing wine list. Fabulous.

C
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very pleased dining experience with imaginative food offered in an attractive ambiance.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the decor. Food was great. One of the best!

g
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Surprisingly noisy even when we arrived 5:45 pm and deafening by 7:30 pm. My husband and I split a margherita pizza, which was good. The mushroom appetizer/side dish was cooked so most of it was a crisp and had lost most of its flavor and juiciness.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for my brothers birthday. The food was amazing and the waitstaff was super attentive. They even came out with a candle on a scoop of ice cream to end the experience! Thank you for a wonderful dinning experience Upland! A wonderful birthday dinner!

AH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Both of us unfortunately ordered the smoked monkfish. The vinegar ( which was unexpected) totally overpowered the dish thus ruining the fish.

PK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. We will return.

MM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Hosts were rude on the phone and then again in person. But been coming here for years. Our server was great and good is fantastic.

e
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it - I always do!!

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I would recommend it for drinks, or for a quick bite, but with no expectations from the food

K
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Upland. Great vibe.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time at Upland as Always. The manager, Tammy, is amazing and super helpful. Great place to bring your kids, the staff is so friendly and loves to interact with them.

e
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue. With a reservation had to
wait for entire party to show up (I get this, however annoying that protocol is) but we were placed at the very back of restaurant by the stairs when there were seemingly better, and more importantly, vacated tables and booths to seat us at to enjoy the great ambience. Plus it was a gorgeous day out ...why the back?! Service was great however, and although I had sent back my (ok) salad due to wellness request gone awry on my protein addition (no big deal, waiter was sweet and so gracious). But, alas, the 2nd tranche of ‘cooked’ fish on my salad served was a nugget — or bite...literally. Not certain if it was grilled again — or maybe a new ‘minute’ version replaced it? Anyways, to wait for that? Moreover, heard great things about the Restaurant and was disappointed personally. Fellow diners seemed to enjoy their dishes, for what it’s worth. Next time, please put me in the daylight! And I’ll try another dish entirely! There are some great options.

T
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious and fun brunch spot. Pastry basket is a must.

J
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every meal I've ever had at Upland has been perfection.

TV
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the brunch we had at Upland. The pancakes were amazing!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We had heard about their mushroom appetizer as outstanding- ours was not so much. Over baked and lacking flavor for sure. Our main noodle dish was so salty it was inedible but I will say our waiter immediately had the kitchen make another without salt. It was much better. Another dish Also was much spicier than we expected. Our waiter was GREAT and made up for the disappointing food that was very overpriced.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great and ambience as well. Hostess unfortunately was quite rude... not warm and welcoming at all.

TH
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

An upscale place for lunch. Looks like a hip New York restaurant for New Yorkers. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Menu choices for lunch are limited. Salad and white wine are very good.

LF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was delicious. One entree (chicken liver pate) was heavy & creamy. my friend specifically asked if it was and our server said there was a touch of cream and the dish was light. Other than that we loved the food. Desserts were too pricey but delish.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

My niece's chicken dish was brought out charred. They replaced it when we pointed it out, but it took a long time and other entrees had been brought out, so we couldn't all eat at the same time. I had also indicated twice--via the online reservation and after checking in at the front desk--that it was my niece's birthday, and I asked that a candle be brought out in her dessert. They completely forgot about this. This place used to be great, but it has gone downhill very quickly.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Cocktails were well done and delicious! I had a margarita and my wife had a Bloody Mary. My wife’s cacci e peppe was the best she’s had and my chicken wrap was good.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Love the atmosphere, good place to go with coworkers! Also the burger never disappoints!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We planned for an early dinner and we were rushed through our meal. They obviously wanted to turnover our table. This made it difficult to enjoy the dining experience. That said, the food was very good.

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I have eaten dinner at Upland and thoroughly enjoyed it but their Sunday brunch leaves a lot to be desired. We had to ask the host for a waiter having sat for 5 or 10 minutes with no one even approaching the table (they were not busy.) We asked for two identical scrambled egg and bacon breakfasts and one came with fried eggs and had to be sent back. The California b.c.e. was bland and boring and though it said it came with "American" cheese, I was quite surprised at this upscale restaurant to see that meant a melted Kraft cheese slice.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was the morning after our anniversary. The food was great, but overpriced and smaller than expected portions. Service was just okay.

JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and value were fantastic. Only drawback - difficult to make a reservation .

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

Remarkable food in a casually sophisticated ambience.

MS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Our server forgot to put in half our order and didn't admit to it. It took 10 minutes to get salt and pepper. Pancakes came out undercooked. Not great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Sent the steak back TWICE because it was essentially raw.

F
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is fabulous. Crispy mushroom is incredible as well as pizza, lamb, branzino Drinks are definitely not generous. Straight 1oz pour which is extremely disappointing. You need to order a double to equal most restaurants.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, pretty space, very loud.

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My clients were very happy!

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