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Upstream

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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712 (Fairview Road)
+1 704-556-7730
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been here several times -- one of my go-to's when I'm traveling to Charlotte (I'm from out of town). There's nothing that I've had that disappointed, but I've been crazing their sushi, which was among the freshest that I've had! Really good! Service is great, and just the sort of place for special occasions or business dinners. With the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Placed has changed since my last visit there I believe more than 5 yrs ago. In the last month I went there twice and found a nice atmosphere , good service and great food .Avery pleasant surprise

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Temecula, California
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We highly recommend Upstream. Don't necessarily love the name but you will love the food. Also, recommend you ask for Cristopher as your waiter and take his wine recommendations. The Sea Bass is outstanding. Our business group was seven people. Everybody enjoyed their meals. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank davidwladue
Stallings, North Carolina
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Love Upstream! There staff is always on point and the food is outstanding. Yes it is a little pricey! Definitely one of those special occasions restaurants.

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Owego, New York
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Upstream is very pricey but has delicious food. a nice place to go to celebrate a special occasion with friends.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had a great dinner at Upstream. A modern place that sounds out as different from the many rustic places in Charlotte, the meal was enjoyable and we would go back. But it screams for a bit more and then it would be astonishing. The crudo was nice, although the cucumber overpowered the amazing hamachi. We took the cukes off and... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the evening - great service. Sea bass + crispy duck. Both excellent! Friendly staff great selection

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Thank Frank R
Roslyn, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here last week and the fish we ordered was very fresh and tasty. Two weeks prior, they had a Dover Sole special on a Thursday night and that was special, i would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner any time.

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Thank norman50
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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586 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went here for lunch on our wedding anniversary and everything was top notch from start to finish. We started out with a nice selection of east coast oysters along with a Sea Smoke Roll and a Nigiri with roe. My wife had coconut soup and we both had the sea bass as an entrée. Brian was a great server... More 

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South Carolina
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Celebrated 16th birthday of my daughter. The service was impeccable and the food is out of this world. She felt like a queen. Don't miss the sake-marinated sea bass and the crispy shrimp lettuce wraps.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712
    (Fairview Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-556-7730
Description
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, Tom Dyrness. 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.

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