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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 556-7730
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Ranked #67 of 1,985 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Fairview Road
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Wow From service and ambiance to excellent food this place amazes me !! Try the Chilli Margarita -;) You will love the Tower Appetizer which has the best oysters and calamari you could ever dream of -;) Chowder soup was good too like our waiter Matthew F -:) who was phenomenal which can still be an understatement -:) this soup... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited during restaurant week on a very crowded Monday night. Had not dined there in several years but left impressed and will return soon. Only a brief wait for the table which, given the crowd, was admirable. Great table service and the food was beautiful and tasty. The calamari, a signature dish, is incredible.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best customer service il ever seen.These people go above and beyond to make sure all is done well.I was there with a group on a Monday night and was relatively so but the manage constantly checked to see if everything was okay .By the way the food was outstanding.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I recently went to brunch here on a Sunday, normally I have had lunch or dinner. Not only do they have the best seafood in Charlotte, but they also,have the best brunch. The grilled salmon was fantastic, as well as the variety of pastries and salads, not to mention the tapas selections--the brioche french toast was amazing. The service was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went for New Year's dinner at Upstream, our family of three. On a very busy day their service did not miss a beat. Service was courteous, prompt without rushing you and very attentive to your every need. The food was excellent, since it is a seafood place (with other servings to accommodate non seafood eaters) we all ordered seafood... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Just an incredible dining experience. Service...unique dishes prepared with flavor and distinction. Cool atmosphere. I will be back. Great wine list.

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was only in town for one night and lucked into Upstream. I had the grouper entree. Perfect fish over a carrot purée with mustard greens tucked under too. One of the top ten fish entrees ever and I live in a big city with plenty of great restaurants. Well done!

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I dined at this restaurant right after it opened, a few years ago and thought it was nice, but the food was a little off mark. So, I went back recently. I had Sea Bass with Teriyaki, the problem was that the fish was drowning in the sauce that was very salty. I didn't care for it at all. We... More 

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Hilton Head Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Upstream has been consistently excellent. The atmosphere is casual yet refined, service excellent, the menu enticing, and the food superb. Calamari is exceptional. During this recent visit the tuba was special and salmon most tasteful.

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small group of family and friends went to Upstream on Thanksgiving for their buffet. So good! Oysters on the half shell, peel and eat HUGE shrimp, turkey, ham, prime rib, salmon, shrimp and grits ------ on and on and on!!!! We stopped in the bar for a drink prior to our reserved seating. Wonderful staff and great drinks! All... More 

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Additional Information about Upstream

Address: 6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone Number: (704) 556-7730
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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