Upland

4.7
2255 reviews
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Contemporary American
Built around a California-style culinary philosophy that takes heavy cues from the seasons, Upland balances a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach, all enhanced with a New Yorker’s eye for detail. The restaurant offers an artful array of starters, entrees and sides, each plate accented with chef Justin Smillie’s enticing and urbane touch. The wine program, overseen by beverage manager Chantelle Pabros, matches the excitement coming out of Upland’s open kitchen, with a worldly 500-bottle list and a clever by-the-glass selection that’s remarkably food-friendly.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
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BA
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great experience. The burger is always the best bet.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Salmon over cooked. But they didn’t charge us which is to their credit. Wine list excellent as was sommelier.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food yet highly overpriced.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love this place

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G
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great birthday dinner! They only had 1 bottle left of the white wine that we picked. A reasonable French White. The French red which was a bit more expensive was incredible. Domaine Bonnardot Santenay 2016. Bucatini and papardelle were prepared perfectly and all of the mains were delicious. The scallops were large, but 3 for a main seemed small. Overall a great place to go for a special occasion or if someone else is paying the tab!

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husbands birthday

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P
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed all of our food. Waiter was very nice and everything came out in a timely manner.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fan of Upland, always a great experience. Consistent food and service makes this a go-to!

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pizza selection is creative. Appetizers and pizzas are better than in my opinion; however, I will give it a more try on the entree’s. Definitely would go back for the pizza 🤗

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant time, excellent food, waiter really kind.
Only downside was the hostess: very rude, the table was ready and didn’t let my date to sit while waiting for me, wouldn’t look you in the eye, didn’t offer to collect our coats, practically threw them when giving them back. Probably not in a good day, but definitely wasn’t a nice way to start out night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Been here 10-12 times in the past, always a nice experience.

This experience was terrible. Service was disappointing, took 24 minutes to get a waiter. They were out of our normal foods, we ordered alternatives and they were terrible. Greasy, oily fried and not good at all.

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UC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fun and special - we want to return ASAP!!

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JN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Good ingredients but everything was over salted / overly sugary / too much vinegar so didn’t love it

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is always so perfect! Great food and great service.

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KK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch was a pretty much perfect experience -- we were 20 minutes late for our reservation, but they didn't give us any trouble, and our waitress was awesome. Loved the ambience, loved the food (especially the quiche and the little gem salad), and was pleased that the bill was actually similar to any old brunch in the city -- but much better quality than other places! Will be back.

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e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word....YUM!!! All around.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The space between tables was so small that because of the loudness of the conversations by both tables on either side of us, it was impossible to have a conversation of our own. Screaming, high pitched half drunken ladies ruined our night out.
The wine we ordered arrived half way through our first course but staff was friendly enough and the food is nice. The evening was ruined however and if this restaurant chooses to cramp in as many customers as possible, they will sacrifice the comfort of its customers and we will not be back nor recommend it.

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CF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Winelist of excellent breadth with availability across price points from $50 to $5000.

Interesting menu options. Some work, some don't... Cacio e pepe was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday Celebration

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KG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant. Inspired food. Prices a little high, but worth it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. The host is amazing. Great food and service every time

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, tasty food. Great location for a work lunch.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing beef tartare! Veal was excellent and so was the papardelle. Thank you for making my birthday even more special.

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything and everyone was terrific. And they didn’t push us out at all!

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

All brunch food served cold even though should have been hot. Cold eggs, cold bacon, cold burger.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

The food was no good this time. Really spicy vongele, which is ruining a good pasta dish. A so-called caesar salad without romano, but tonns of lemon. Really sour. Also had to Wait 45 minutes for reserved table.

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JP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Some very good dishes. Not the best or most friendly service. While it was enjoyable, it definitely isn't worth repeat visits.

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HE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great spot, large and roomy which is hard in NY. Food didn't blow us away but we would come back to explore the menu more. Great cocktails and fun bar. Awesome ambiance.

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NC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved the decor, but was disappointed by the food. We attended Saturday brunch. The Margherita pizza was a bit salty. The spaghettini was unexpectedly spicy but overall good. Mimosa was great. Price point could be lower for the quality of the food.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bloody Mary and friend chicken sandwich I've ever had. Reasonably priced

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite lunch spots in NYC. Its incredible.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was my second time et upland.The food was too spicy and heavy handed.Service was nice.
The noise level got better as people were leaving the place.
That will be my last tile there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb. Order the crispy mushroons as a starter.

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LL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything is flavorful and delicious !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, as was the atmosphere. Coming here for my next girls night for sure. I barely drink but the cocktails were wonderful and worth it! The whole menu is simply to die for.

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p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the moment we walked in was perfection. First impressions matter and the staff that greeted us were friendly, informative and accommodating. Bartender and cocktails on point. Server and food fantastic. Looking forward to our next visit. Here's to a no attitude establishment.

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St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food too salty and servers way too busy to give much attention

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Upland!

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