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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 556-7730
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Ranked #59 of 1,956 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went to Upstream on a recommendation as we enjoy the Harpers locations we have dined at, and this is also in their group. Everything from the dining atmosphere, to the menu and service seemed off. For an upscale price, it did not leave me wanting to go back.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Upstream seemed so good, lovely place, nice staff. The menu is excellent and the wine list is also very good. It is an attractive and lively restaurant in a good location in Charlotte. However, it is a seafood place, and the seafood is not that good. The salmon could have been fresher and was overcooked, the shrimp were below average,... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I used to go to this restaurant when we lived in Charlotte, we simply loved it!!! Plenty of items for brunch, but not only that, seafood (including oysters, steamed shrimps) , chargrilled meats, salads and desserts! You may want to skip a meal before coming here, because you always end up eating more than you need. We... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love seafood and to me I have yet to find a better seafood restaurant in the charlotte area better than Upstream.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Perhaps our expectations were too high for this upscale seafood house. Some of the food was very good, and some was strickly average. The shrimp lettuce wraps were plentiful and very good. and the crab cake appetizer was also good but small. Both the Wild Sea Bass and the whole fish special were OK, but the cream brulee was excellent.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Casual business dinner with good oysters and scallops. Food was excellent as was the wine. Waiter was overdone but probably meant week. Best dinner in Charlotte for Many years

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went to Upstream last sunday as part of the restaurant week at Charlotte.It was a lovely experience.For starters had the lettuce wrapped shrimps and crab cakes. The shrimps had a light mustard seed coating and were good.The crab cakes were fresh and delicious.For main course we had the cashew nut crusted trout and prawns with NC Grouper. The trout... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Upstream is an upscale dining experience, but their take on restaurant week was not so good. They offered a salad, main course and desert for $30. The caviet was that only four main course items were offered at that price. Their kicker was that you could "upgrade" to an appetizer from salad for $4 more, and you could upgrade to... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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