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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 556-7730
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Ranked #25 of 1,922 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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87% Recommend
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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225 reviews 225 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

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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173 reviews 173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Flawless experience. I had the Miso soup, Sushi, and the shrimp lettuce wraps. Great selection of wine and local beers as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Service was great, food was sub 4 star. Price was more reflective of the service rather than the food. And Phillips Place, no matter how you cut it, parking is just plain obscene.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This restaurant had the best fresh seafood I have had in a long time. The menu offers great salads, excellent meals, or sushi. All fresh and delicious. This place was a refreshing break from the normal chain restaurants in the area. Upstream makes a great place for a business meal - or a date. Great wine selection also!

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Chicago, IL
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our plane landed early, and, based on the many Trip Advisor excellent reviews we quickly headed to Upstream for an early dinner. We arrived at 4 pm, however, the dining room was not scheduled to open until 5 pm. No problem, the maitre d' suggested their lounge and said you can order anything off the dinner menu. We first ordered... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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229 reviews 229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Upstream is a nice change of pace for seafood restaurants in the area. There are a lot of Asian flavors & choices, as well as non-Asian style dishes. There is also a full sushi menu. We tried the oyster appetizer, which featured some fresh, tasty Canadian oysters. The spicy rock shrimp lettuce wraps were also very good, but not terribly... More

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Concord, NC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a Friday night dinner here during Queen's Feast Week. We were shown to our table immediately upon arrival. It was difficult making a choice among all the appetizers and entrees. The crab cake appetizer is very good as is the line caught flounder entree. The fish was perfectly cooked and stayed hot until I finished it. Our waiter,... More

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Cary, NC
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience during restaurant week. The wait staff was prompt, professional and attentive. The entire menu was available for this special week. Options were well explained to us "first timers". The seafood we enjoyed was well prepared and seasoned. The atmosphere was upbeat and energetic.

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