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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712 (Fairview Road)
(704) 556-7730
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Oriental, North Carolina
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the evening - great service. Sea bass + crispy duck. Both excellent! Friendly staff great selection

Thank Frank R
Roslyn, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here last week and the fish we ordered was very fresh and tasty. Two weeks prior, they had a Dover Sole special on a Thursday night and that was special, i would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner any time.

Thank norman50
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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568 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch on our wedding anniversary and everything was top notch from start to finish. We started out with a nice selection of east coast oysters along with a Sea Smoke Roll and a Nigiri with roe. My wife had coconut soup and we both had the sea bass as an entrée. Brian was a great server... More 

Thank Piseu
South Carolina
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated 16th birthday of my daughter. The service was impeccable and the food is out of this world. She felt like a queen. Don't miss the sake-marinated sea bass and the crispy shrimp lettuce wraps.

Thank FairyGodmother2000
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A rare weekend without the kids. Called to make sure we could dress casual. Lady who answered said of course. Seated immediately upon arrival. Waiter greeted us with enthusiasm and explained the buffet and the tapas menu. The raw bar included oysters, shrimp, mussels, and sushi. We both had sweet tea and it was perfect. In fact a young lady... More 

Thank Pete C
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our anniversary and looking for a special place to celebrate. Charlotte has so many good restaurants so it's not difficult to pick a good. And Upstream was a very good one. We started by sharing a variety of oysters which were excellent. I picked the sea bass and my wife chose the Black Grouper also excellent.Followed by a... More 

1 Thank David L
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Because I was dining a solo, I opted to dine in the bar/lounge area. I tried the sushi and crab dip which were both quite tasty. My sushi roll consisted of sea bass, smoked salmon, and eel. An interesting combo which I liked a lot. I cannot wait to return and have the full dining experience with my husband!

Thank Jennifer G
Concord, North Carolina
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111 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Hard to find good fresh seafood this far inland. Upstream was a fresh as you can get it being hours from the coast. They claim the fish caught and flown in daily. Both our dishes were seemed fresh and creatively prepared. This place is miles above from most of the other "seafood" restaurants in Charlotte. Service was great and they... More 

Thank fred b
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte (top 3) and had been consistent year-over-year. We recently had an impromptu dinner out and found a table promptly, on a busy Friday night, without reservations. We ordered the prix fixe dinner with a special request - hold the cilantro on one order. When we received the main course, both had... More 

1 Thank Doug K
Roanoke, Virginia
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed Upstream. The restaurant was within walking distance of my hotel, offered an amazing seafood selection, and had top-notch service.

Thank HotSpotJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712
    (Fairview Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (704) 556-7730
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?