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Upstairs at The Grill

70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
01244 344883
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Ranked #4 of 376 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Tue 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Upstairs at the Grill is a split-level Manhattan-style steakhouse and intimate cocktail bar located in Chester City Centre. Open Monday to Thursday from 5pm and from 12pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we offer our guests the opportunity to explore our selection of locally sourced dry aged beef and extensive wine list. We look forward to welcoming you to Upstairs at the Grill.Upstairs At The Grill is available for a range of private parties, birthday parties, working lunches, business meetings or wedding receptions. Whether an intimate table of 2, party of 8 or an all-out celebration for 80, we’re here to help.
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92% Recommend
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful as always. Champagne as appetiser, fillet steak Tartare to start perfect steaks and salted caramel ice cream to finish oh and of course a bottle of very nice wine and an espresso. Can't wait for the next visit

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Second visit to upstairs at the grill. Can't say enough about the place. Service is excellent, food is cooked to perfection. Not the cheapest place but great value for money in my opinion, which coming from a Yorkshire man is high praise indeed :-) Keep it up guys and we'll be back for sure

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

steaks were fantastic and the experience of having a drink upstairs with the beverage waiter discussing drinks with you then the food waiter discussing your steak options and bringing out a plate of steaks to discuss cuts...all added to the evenings experience. well worth the price and a great night out!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not the cheapest place by a long shot. But the service is amazing. Second time we have been there and been impressed with the service and quality of the food both times. Would go there every time we visit chester

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We too were in the restaurant on the 23rd July and it too was hit and miss. Why they call it Upstairs at the Grill is beyond me as the restaurant is downstairs ! Our red wine was too warm. The waitress was always topping up glasses and a little too attentive really. Tables are close . Conversations are easily... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We chose this restaurant because it was rated so highly by other Trip Advisors. It is on the ground floor. Our table was right by the kitchen door so there was lots of tooing and froing by the staff. We were were given the wrong wine and then there was a delay before we received the other bottle ordered at... More

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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We recently had Sunday lunch here. The food was lovely and portions generous. The service was very good, although we did have to wait for our wine. However, the biggest bugbear was having to sit so close to the couples at the next tables. Whoever was sitting on the banquette side of the table had to squeeze through a small... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for Sunday lunch on the 13th of July. We hadn't booked, but due to our early arrival we managed to get a table. I am so glad we did, the food was amazing, the best Sunday lunch I have had in a while. We had only traveled to Chester for the day from the Midlands, but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant on Sunday July the 13th as we were visiting Chester for a few days. My girlfriend booked the table for a birthday treat. Upon arrival we opted to go upstairs for cocktails and drinks, my glass of Bellini was £9 pound, which I thought was expensive. We then proceeded to order a bottle of white. When... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Quite simply, this is the best restaurant in Chester. But ring ahead and book, this place is popular!

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