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Upstairs at The Grill

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70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
01244 344883
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Upstairs at the Grill is a split-level Manhattan-style steakhouse and...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ate here with my girlfriend on saturday 18th April. We arrived slightly early and were shown upstairs to the bar area. A young waitress explained the cuts of meat to us but at one point she forgot what cut the rump was. She was also quite softly spoken and with the noise of the other people in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Stan1995
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Ate here with my girlfriend on saturday 18th April. We arrived slightly early and were shown upstairs to the bar area. A young waitress explained the cuts of meat to us but at one point she forgot what cut the rump was. She was also quite softly spoken and with the noise of the other people in the area at... More 

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Chester
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37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Less a meal, more an experience. The evening begins with a walk through the cocktails menu, then on to the food; along with a full description of the steak menu, if required. The delivery, superb. Staff are professional, friendly and attentive. Food is excellent. Ambience oozes quality. Deserves its high ranking in Chester

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gwespyr
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18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Groupon offer to encourage custom didn't work, very poor quality and small portions, we were put in an area that felt like a school canteen, other diners were also complaining as we were waiting for our food to arrive

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed pre dinner cocktails in the bar. We were shown all the cuts of meat available and the information was very interesting, however, when we asked a specific question about the American cut the waiter was unable to answer, sadly clearly a script they run through, but hey ho we were there to taste the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous place for grills and a Sunday roast. It is very popular and making a booking is essential. We had the roast Rib-eye and they actually asked how we wanted in cooked. The plate was served to perfection with the right amount of meat (around 4 large slices) and the ideal amount of potatoes and vegetables. Nothing... More 

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Wales, UK
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant got a mention in a Sunday paper for its lunch time special, so as part of my birthday celebration, we decided to visit for a weekday lunch. We had the special of salad, then rump steak and chips. The food was superb and extremely good value. Tasty salad, melt in mouth steak cooked as requested, lots of chips.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Chester on a short break and I booked a table at Upstairs at the Grill based purely on the good reviews on here. How right they all were, we were greeted by the warm and friendly staff and shown to the bar where we ordered two sublime cocktails. The staff were very attentive but at... More 

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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service and quality of the food and drinks is second to none. I can recommend one of the specialist gin and tonics and the chateaubriand is especially delicious. That said, I'd have been perfectly happy with a big bowl of the dauphinois potatoes - yum!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing steak, amazing deal - Friday and Saturday 12-3pm salad starter, steak and chips for £11. Great service and atmosphere. Really like this place and recommend to friends and family. Keep doing what you do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Booked for a birthday treat for my partner...we were not dissapointed...really excellent service, food amazing, best steak we have ever had & drinks great too...slightly expensive, but worth every penny for a special occasion all staff were very attentive & we both will be going back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 344883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?