What Insiders Are Saying
Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.
Food was overall spicy and this was pretty much every dish! There was no indication on the menu that the dishes are all spiced... two out of five of us had to change our main course because it was too spicy...
WE were celebrating a Law School Graduation and had a GREAT time
Very efficient server but we were made to fee too rushed.
As we got there we wanted to order a flatbread with a cocktail, were told we could not, everything had to be ordered together.
A bit of a assembly line mentality, unlike the other Steven S restaurants
May be my favorite restaurant in NYC Excellent for special occasions, feels fancy but comfortable at the same time. The duck wings and the burger were to die for.
Great ambiance. Fabulous service and delicious food. Especially loved the mushroom appetizer and seafood soup.
Nice place and god food.
Loved everything about Upland with one exception....the hostesses at the front were quite rude and off putting. However, every other staff person was incredible!
Lovely restaurant. And amazing food. A bit inconsistent as we went two nights in a row and the Cacio was different each night but still wonderful !
Upland is such a special place. The hostess was very gracious (she recognized
me from before), the food is excellent, the service was very good and the ambiance
is so charming and fresh. A delight.
I love Steven Starr restaurants. I haven’t been to one that I haven’t enjoyed. 20 and counting.
Love Uoland all over US but was disappointed as favorite dish Short Ribs was not on the menu and ran out of cheeseburgers as well. Waiter brought salad and meal together and felt very rushed by support people. Miami always phenomenal but NY had tough experience.
Salad leaves had brown tips and there were only two small unripe avocado pieces. Estrella pasta was over cooked and falling apart, and the liver was over salted. Could not hear my lunch guest much of the meal. Service was neglectful.
The place is a NY standard. Food is very good. Many options and solid. Service outstanding
Great again, BUT please bring back the wise guy drink.
Food is always good. Hard to get dinner reservations, so try brunch as an alternative.
Nice space and delicious food. A little pricey for what it is but you’re paying for the design and architecture which is really pleasing.
Long-time fan of Stephen Starr spots. Upland is an attractive, comfortable spot. Lunch offered interesting, if not especially numerous options. Would have liked a prix fixe. Clam pizza with its spicy tomato sauce and minimal clams an unusual take on a difficult dish to get right. Chicken pita was tasty. Others enjoyed their food. Thought wine by the glass was pricey. Service was extremely pleasant and efficient. Minor caveats aside, will definitely return.
I’ve had at least five different dining experiences at Upland so it’s difficult to write this review. The food still delivers. There’s no question about that. But the service was adequate at best. From the start of this meal, it was apparent that service was going to be a challenge. Water choice was offered nearly immediately upon being seated. Over 15 minutes later, the server asked if we had made food selections. There was absolutely no discussion or check-in regarding drinks. After delivering our meal choices and defining clear course lining, we then had to request drinks. She was knowledge about the menu and beverage selections, but it had to be prompted. The meal flowed with proper timing, but always delivered by food runners with little explanation. Our server only checked in once. We had to request water refills and second drinks. This experience was not consistent with other meals at Upland and hardly justifies the $300+ check for three people. We’re moving on to another restaurant as part of our rotation.
Dinner with friends from out of town
Birthday was nice
Love, love, love the food here. Sausage and Kale Pizza for appetizer every time. Reservations are a must!
Took a friend here for dinner, it did not disappoint! Always great food and atmosphere!
Delicious food, inventive and classic at the same time. Service is spectacular. Order the branzino for 2. It is a show stopper. Hen of the woods mushroom was fun. Caccio e pepe memorable. Skip the tartare and order the sunflower and carrots. Little gem salad is perfect. The clam pizza is not evocative of New Haven’s finest, but it’s own delicious entity. Buon Appetito!
Friend in town
Nice ambiance. Amazing food. Good services. Other than having to book weeks in advance, I love this restaurant.
We had brunch there this morning! Huge portions...despite this get the pastry basket. It was amazing!!!
First time for brunch here - great menu and skirt steak w/egg was wonderful. Always great food & service
Great food and great service.
A bit disappointing- was expecting too much maybe? we enjoy fine dining and heard this place would fit the bill. We came to celebrate an anniversary which they knew and our table was not at all conducive to a romantic dining experience. we were seated in between two other parties at very close proximity- felt like they were with us- thankfully one of the couples was very nice. My wife’s fish was very good but my steak ordered medium rare came out mooing 😂 and I could only get maybe half way through it as it was tough as nails. The tuna appetizer and the strawberry ice cream sandwich dessert were good but still overall just not what we were hoping for based on reputation
Food is great, branzino for two is must.
Very happening place with a good vibe.
Try carrots as well. Never new carrots can taste that good
Duck wings were amazing
This was good quality food and excellent service. The waiter was kind enough to take a request to have an off menu version of a dish without complaint.
Everything was absolutely delicious, and the staff were very welcoming and attentive.
Excellent and knowledgeable staff except the host counter which was frazzled and took an extra 15 minutes to seat as tables sat vacant. The bar staff obliged with great service during the wait.
Starr Restaurants never disappoint! The branzino goes down as one of my top three dishes ever. Great food, service, and atmosphere!
Amaizng farm to table. Fresh ingredients and quality food.
Great drinks and food from apps to dessert. Service was perfect!
Great food and service. Table was in the back corner by the emergency exit door (possibly violating fire code); we felt a bit on the periphery of the restaurant but food still great and enjoyed the meal