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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712
+1 704-556-7730
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“sea bass” (41 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
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10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

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
Reviewed 2 October 2016 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...More

Thank petec695
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 24 August 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....More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 23 August 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...More

1  Thank frederick b
Reviewed 22 August 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...More

1  Thank Doug K
Reviewed 13 August 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
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Business Dinner after hours ordered coconut soup and a beef filet food was tasty and the server was excellent. Great food with small portions

Thank WeekendTreker
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Upstream flows with elegance, decor, food, attentive wait staff. Their special offerings, targeted seafoods, Queen's Feast, etc., always are above marketing ploys and send you home vowing to return as soon as possible. Innovative food preparation, good wine, various seating possiblities make this restaurant a...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

we met friends and enjoyed restaurant week menus. Good overall with the specials a great deal. Calamari and salads excellent, entrees a bit unusual. Salmon was good but the special sea bass had an acetone taste, supposedly the saki but just left a weird aftertaste.

Thank WelltraveledWV
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712
    (Fairview Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-556-7730
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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