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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210 (Fairview Road)
(704) 556-7730
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Craving fresh, day boat seafood and sushi? Upstream, located in the heart...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
On a scale of 1 - 5, I'd give Upstream a 10!!!

This was one of, if not the, best meals and dining experiences we've had in the Charlotte area. We started with the crabcake appetizer, then my wife had the trout and I had the signature sea bass. Both were outstanding in every way. Our server, Mark, and his assistant, Max, were both great. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Frank B
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was one of, if not the, best meals and dining experiences we've had in the Charlotte area. We started with the crabcake appetizer, then my wife had the trout and I had the signature sea bass. Both were outstanding in every way. Our server, Mark, and his assistant, Max, were both great. We were in no way rushed and... More 

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147 reviews 147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

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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Franklin, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Charlotte
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
    (Fairview Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (704) 556-7730

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?