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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
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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North Carolina
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244 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top of the line for getting seafood in Charlotte (very difficult to get really well prepared "Boston" seafood in Charlotte). The atmosphere is sophisticated and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Appetizer of crab cakes was very good. It was their own recipe. The trout was prepared very well and great presentation; the same for the dover... More 

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Seaside, California
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a foodie, a cook and difficult to please. There is something good and something missing here. On arrival, we were immediately shown into the overflow room, the banquet room, the substandard room with the charm bypass décor. NO. I asked to be seated in the main dinning room and was shown to the table closest to the kitchen.... More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friend and I ate at Upstream during the Queen's Feast this year. It gives those of us who don't normally try new places the opportunity to try some of the upscale restaurants at some not-so-quite prices. For an appetizer, I got a bowl of oyster stew. Can't say it was the best I have ever had. The oysters were... More 

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Thank Autumn H
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Upstream has been a favorite since our first visit several years ago, both during Charlotte's Restaurant Week and on numerous occasions throughout the year. It quite simply never fails us regardless of what we order. Upstream is the high end restaurant of the Harper restaurant triad consisting of Harper's, Mimosa Grill, and Upstream. All do an excellent job, but Upstream... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant has been in business for years and does not disappoint. Last visit was doing restaurant week so it was very busy, but the service was very good. The salmon was cooked to a very nice medium and the accompanying sauce and vegetables were delicious,

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Thank John T
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here the other night with some friends. I am a southern girl, used to eating southern foods. The food in front of me was intimidating. I thought for sure I wasn't going to like it.....but I cleaned my plate! We took pictures but the food just looks gross in them so I won't share. Plan... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Stallings, North Carolina
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94 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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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
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?