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6902 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210-2712 (Fairview Road)
+1 704-556-7730
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

My husband & I arrived a bit early, before dining room service had begun and were seated in the bar area. We were given the option to move to the dining area when full service began, however, we chose to stay seated in the bar, which was lively, but not too loud, and enjoy our meal there. Very nice atmosphere!... More 

Thank DrCatherineDNM
Monroe, NC
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170 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Arrived for Thanksgiving Brunch. Seated (with reservation) promptly. Restaurant was bustling and a little loud for the darkened candlelit room. Brunch had a large selection of bread, cheese and dips, fresh salads, shellfish (oysters, mussels and shrimp), along with Sushi. Pretty basic vegetable dishes, creamed potatoes that would have been better with less seasoning and bacon; cornbread stuffing, yams, green... More 

Thank Noisettiana
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

We went out to dinner for a family get-together, since we were staying at the Hampton Inn, Upstream seemed like a good option. The waitress, who was really nice, recommended the sea bass, unfortunately, I didn't listen to her and ordered the scallops. By the time the scallops arrived (nearly 45 mins later), they were cold, not luke warm, but... More 

Thank roxita
Charlotte, North Carolina
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141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

My wife and I met another couple for an evening out, my first visit here. We met them in what I suppose was a bar section. It was very active and noisy. Not knowing there was another seating section, I was worried we'd be competing with all the noise. Luckily after our drinks, we were seated in a corner table... More 

Thank Jartmiller
Lexington, South Carolina
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited here for dinner after a day of shopping at Southpark. We were not really business casual but we figured we would be ok. We were. The service was absolutely superb. The food was average seafood with a hyped price. I could have easily gone across the street to Dean and Deluca. I may just do that next time....

Thank LBSnell
North Augusta, South Carolina
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

We always come to Upstream when we visit Charlotte, and we always love the food. This time I wasn't very happy with my entree, and the server practically insisted on getting a replacement. I agreed, and very shortly it arrived. I would like to thank him and the manager for being so kind and making it easy for me to... More 

Thank mvpj
Charlotte, NC
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The place has nice ambience. It's an Asian fusion restaurant, so don't expect the authentic experience. I had shrimp bento box that came with shrimp tempura (with no dipping sauce but yuzu aioli), grilled shrimp with Asian slaw, wok veggies, ceviche, and cucumber salad. It surprised me it didn't come with rice at all. When I ordered a side of... More 

Thank icandee
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you love seafood, a great atmosphere and excellent service this is the place. The kale and arugula salad with quail egg is an amazing salad, the calamari filet appetizer is a great dish to share (no crusty legs), and the Togarashi Dusted Tuna* is a must if you love rare Tuna. And don't forget to try the lobster roll... More 

Thank tllopis
Columbia, South Carolina
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129 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Always hard to make a decision for lunch spots when visiting Charlotte. Went to Upstream for first time in a good while as had always had good food. Entering heard two guests leaving say "good food, horrible service" and sadly that was my experience. Took too long for the server to appear as there were not many diners but he... More 

Thank Bill D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We love the white table clothes, food selection, service and atmosphere at Upstream. Many times we have brought guests and have never been disappointed.

Thank BonnJ

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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
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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