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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712 (Fairview Road)
+1 704-556-7730
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11:30 - 23:00
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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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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A rare weekend without the kids. Called to make sure we could dress casual. Lady who answered said of course. Seated immediately upon arrival. Waiter greeted us with enthusiasm and explained the buffet and the tapas menu. The raw bar included oysters, shrimp, mussels, and sushi. We both had sweet tea and it was perfect. In fact a young lady... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was our anniversary and looking for a special place to celebrate. Charlotte has so many good restaurants so it's not difficult to pick a good. And Upstream was a very good one. We started by sharing a variety of oysters which were excellent. I picked the sea bass and my wife chose the Black Grouper also excellent.Followed by a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Because I was dining a solo, I opted to dine in the bar/lounge area. I tried the sushi and crab dip which were both quite tasty. My sushi roll consisted of sea bass, smoked salmon, and eel. An interesting combo which I liked a lot. I cannot wait to return and have the full dining experience with my husband!

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Concord, North Carolina
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Hard to find good fresh seafood this far inland. Upstream was a fresh as you can get it being hours from the coast. They claim the fish caught and flown in daily. Both our dishes were seemed fresh and creatively prepared. This place is miles above from most of the other "seafood" restaurants in Charlotte. Service was great and they... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte (top 3) and had been consistent year-over-year. We recently had an impromptu dinner out and found a table promptly, on a busy Friday night, without reservations. We ordered the prix fixe dinner with a special request - hold the cilantro on one order. When we received the main course, both had... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed Upstream. The restaurant was within walking distance of my hotel, offered an amazing seafood selection, and had top-notch service.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Business Dinner after hours ordered coconut soup and a beef filet food was tasty and the server was excellent. Great food with small portions

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Charlotte
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Upstream flows with elegance, decor, food, attentive wait staff. Their special offerings, targeted seafoods, Queen's Feast, etc., always are above marketing ploys and send you home vowing to return as soon as possible. Innovative food preparation, good wine, various seating possiblities make this restaurant a great choice.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

we met friends and enjoyed restaurant week menus. Good overall with the specials a great deal. Calamari and salads excellent, entrees a bit unusual. Salmon was good but the special sea bass had an acetone taste, supposedly the saki but just left a weird aftertaste.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We tried for Charlotte Feast Week! We love seafood and thought Upstream was a good choice! The menu for restaurant week is better than the average participating restaurants; many choices for everyone. We ordered some from menu but also supplemented. For appetizers we had octopus with tomatoes and The sushi avocado with scallops on top. Both were delicious but I... More 

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?