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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712 (Fairview Road)
+1 704-556-7730
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Concord, North Carolina
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120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 above from most of the other "seafood" restaurants in Charlotte. Service was great and they... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 - hold the cilantro on one order. When we received the main course, both had... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank HotSpotJ
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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

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Thank WeekendTreker
Charlotte
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 great choice.

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Thank Nancy C
Charleston, West Virginia
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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.

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Thank WelltraveledWV
Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We tried for Charlotte Feast Week! We love seafood and thought Upstream was a good choice! The menu for restaurant week is better than the average participating restaurants; many choices for everyone. We ordered some from menu but also supplemented. For appetizers we had octopus with tomatoes and The sushi avocado with scallops on top. Both were delicious but I... More 

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Thank macdo
Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good food and good service on a busy Friday night. Pleasant surroundings, cool, accomadating. Fifth visit over several years and will go again.

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Thank CCJ1711
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Like the atmosphere, staff are sort of friendly but way more interested in talking to each other than customers (I sat at the bar). Oysters tasted great, sushi was at best mediocre, sloppy and fell apart when picking up. The sushi should be better - not that hard but this was small portion, over priced and nothing to write home... More 

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Thank Mark D
Dallas
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Service was excellent and the food was very good. We had a very important business dinner here and the atmosphere was perfect for such an event. Service was unobtrusive and very much in the background but always there. I would keep this place as the first place i would consider the next time clients are in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?