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Upstream

6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 556-7730
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Ranked #42 of 1,944 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to this restaurant for Charlotte's restaurant week.The hostess was very pleasant and helpful. She reserved a space for us, even though the website said they were full. We mentioned that it was our anniversary and she congratulated us and gave us a little souvenir. The waiter seemed like he had to be there and did not "want" to... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lights and floating leaves above your head in this restaurant...because you are 'under the water.' We started with calamari and scallops, then I had the mountain trout. Nice French red wine that wasn't too expensive. Dessert was berry cobbler with ice-cream. Great service, delicious food. Would recommend this place for a special occasion for a couple, or for a few... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took my wife and parents to Upstream Saturday night after getting some recommendations from friends here in Charlotte. Man where they right. Absolutely hands down one of the best dining experiencing I have had in Charlotte. 1. It was raining out when we arrived but the valet guys appeared quickly and with umbrellas and got everyone in safe and dry... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were here as a group of six. The service was very good. The menu is dominated by seafood and the choices are plentiful. The Sea bass is the specialty and it is outstanding. The wine selection has a broad range of price choices. The atmosphere is easy to have a conversation.

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Cornelius, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Having eaten at Upstream before and having been generally satisfied, the Father's Day Brunch (2014) was a bit of a disappointment. The buffet had a reasonable variety, but certainly far from an impressive one. The "tapas:" that came with it, on order, were fair: a crab cake eggs benedict took forever to come. When questioned the waited said "the chef... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The atmosphere and service was excellent, however, I was not impressed with the quality of food that was served. First of all, Upstream is a very expensive restaurant because they claim to have the freshest fish in North Carolina. I am from New England and absolutely love seafood, so I was excited to hear this. Although the food was presented... More

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Fort Mill
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Upstream used to have the most amazing brunch in Charlotte. For $24.95 you could choose from an array of salads that included hummus, grilled vegetables, Caesar salad, other salad, and fruit plate. Then you could go on to the omelette station and choose what ever Items you would like and have your omelette made on the spot. There is also... More

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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265 reviews 265 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Every time we have visited this place is so enjoyable. Our waiter Josh was so welcoming to my mom, sister, niece and myself. He accommodated our every whim. The seafood is outstanding. Three of us had the pecan encrusted trout on mayo puree- with haricot certs- outstanding. We'll be back....

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has everything that a great restaurant should have. Except it does not deliver all that it has. Food is way above average, wait staff is usually great, but price points here are difficult to deal with. Lots to choose from in South Park and surrounding communities. Hopefully everything will come together and this restaurant will find it's way... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The shrimp, oysters and clams were great! The rest of the brunch was just average......soft hash browns, dry bread pudding and so so eggs. The best part was 1/2 price glasses of wine!!!!

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