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Upstream

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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great Food/Nice Place

Fantastic food with a great staff. Chef if very skilled and even friendly. Clean area with plenty of seating. Located in an area with a theater, along with other restaurants and places of interest. Make no mistake, this is a typical "yuppy" upper-end suburban restaurant. Will be filled with some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Curtez151
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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441 reviews 441 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fantastic food with a great staff. Chef if very skilled and even friendly. Clean area with plenty of seating. Located in an area with a theater, along with other restaurants and places of interest. Make no mistake, this is a typical "yuppy" upper-end suburban restaurant. Will be filled with some families and couples. Some would find it an "intimidating" place... More 

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Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went for queen's fest. Somehow we didn't recognize the time but we went before the dinner rush and before the time. I'm so thankful they served us anyway. I wanted the lobster. The lobster was tender, garlic asparagus was cooked perfectly and there was a salad mix with mango was heavenly. Our dinner was fabulous and the appetizer and dessert... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Upstream for 11 years. I don't mess around when it comes to sushi and Upstream's menu is over the top!! I found this restaurant when I was shopping at Phillips Place. Need I say more? There's not a single restaurant in Phillips Place that's not good. Upstream has great ambiance and the service is always impeccable.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited this restaurant while visiting Charlotte. After getting past the hostesses chastising looks that we got coming in with two children, we were seated in the bar although the dining room was 3/4 empty (reservations, you know). The food was very good - too bad it took prompting our waiter 3 times to get it. And one person's meal came... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This past weekend my husband & decided to give Upstream a try. We were not disappointed. We arrived early because we were unsure of parking and anticipated possible traffic issues. Traveling there led to an unanticipated road detour but we still arrived early. Parking was no issue. This was a new location for us and it was very nice, clean... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was with a group of 6 colleagues. We eat here on almost every visit to Charlotte as our president is a creature of habit - also indicates that he's found something he likes and doesn't want to deviate from it. Great service, nice atmosphere and good food/wine. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. We asked for some changes... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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50 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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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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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?