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Upland-Miami Beach

4.7 based on 1077 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $31 to $50

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About Upland-Miami Beach

Celebrated chef Justin Smillie and renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr are excited to introduce Upland to Miami Beach this fall. The second outpost of the popular NYC restaurant will bring Smillie’s signature California inspired cuisine to Miami Beach’s chic South of Fifth Neighborhood in a charming setting designed by Roman and Williams.
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Cuisines American, Contemporary Italian
Dining Style Casual Dining
Phone Number +1 305 602 9998
Website www.uplandmiami.com
Dress Code Business Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Justin Smillie
Location 49 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139
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4.7
Excellent
Based on 1,077 reviews
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4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful and cool restaurant, great wine list, super professional and attentive staff and the food was the best I've had in Miami ever! The wahoo crudo was out of this world..steak a dream and the fish even better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had another magnificent meal at Upland. We love dining there, however, the noise level can be unbearable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu and good food. Cozy place inside, warm decor but much too loud! Can't have a conversation indoors, outside patio is the only way.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whatever you eat you must sit at the chefs table it gives the best experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The customer service is terrible, i made a reservation 2 times for outside we came on time but they was rude and never sit us outside, they dont know how to communicate with customers, bad managers, all the rest is good , great 👨‍🍳 delicious food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Order the large dishes to share\nDujac wines available 😎

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Upland was a very pleasant surprise. Out-of-towners we booked it for our visit. It is way down the end of Collins ( near Joe Stone Crab, which we think is awful!) so not in the more happening part of SB. But the place is great, our server Dominique delightful, professional and attentive. Upland is pretty new and everyone was keen to know if we were enjoying it... waiters, managers, etc.\nAnd we did... food was great, different, very interesting and different presentation that realky worked!\nWe dhall return , it is refreshing to find new and interesting on The Beach.\nPeter

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, service and ambiance are great. Portions are ridiculously small even for a gourmet place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch twice so far and both times we had a Wonderful experience. Food is delicious, service was great and the atmosphere is modern yet comfortable and inviting. An enjoyable experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

food was gr4at..got the rib eye and the brussel sprouts..they serve a great cabernet buy the glass as well (cant remember the name)...service was excellent considering its a fairly new spot...not cheap but knew that going in...be back as quickly as we can get back..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kitchen way too noise. Ok maybe that is part of the atmosphere and by plan. Hearing everyone's orders was not cool.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was here the second week the restaurant opened and was very happy with food and service. This visit was just okay and not out of this world. Service was ordinary and food (lamb chops) were good but ordinary in taste and presentation. Not sure I would go back a 3rd time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good experience eating outside - quieter. Attentive service and delicious food. We almost always eat outside since inside too noisy for conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really enjoyed Up Land. The burgers were extraordinary. I am not usually a fan of fries. However, these crunchy matchsticks were wonderful. We shared a sort of sherbet ice cream mix that fit very well after the burgers. My husband and I will go there for dinner soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, service, ambiance. The portions are large, so it is easy to over-order. The branzino for two was delicious, but large enough for four people. Salads were yummy. When the place is full, the noise level is very high, so some might consider a table outside. Parking on South Beach is always a problem, but on occasion a spot on the surrounding streets can be found. If not, the valet charges $15.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice interesting menu and the food did not disappoint. Will definitely go back to try other choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was great! Love the snapper app. Stay away from cucumber salad!!!! Pasta is exceptional!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

original cooking done well---best steak in Miami--arrogant attitude

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great new addition to the Miami dining scene. We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From start to finish Upland was perfection! Went for birthday dinner with several girls. We ordered the Margherita pizza, two gem and a cucumber with feta salads and the bucatini pasta to start. YUM! Next, we shared the Amish chicken and skirt steak, grilled carrots, grilled broccoli and roasted artichokes...all fantastic. Cocktails were amazing as well. Everything came out perfect timing. Dessert was an incredible praline pecan cheese cake that was to die for and the server surprised us with the lemon curd with pineapple pavlova on the house! Great evening! Can't wait to return!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I m going to Up Land very often, but this time it was not fantastic, the food was ok, the service bad, but i will come back , because i like this place and i want to give them another chance .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this newish neighborhood gem! The food is so interesting and always delicious. Very nice room and great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the place . Good food. \nTry the lamb chops.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Both food & ambiance were fantastic !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very quiet at lunch time. Dinner place. Food very good

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would not recommend it. We were very excited to eat at this restaurant as we have been to the one in New York. it was 2pm on a weekday and maybe 5 tables occupied out of probably 100. It took forever to get to our table. I asked for bread with olive oil, sea salt and fresh pepper about 6 times to start with and also ordered 2 appetizers. The apps came before the bread and olive oil, for the 7th time then Danielle came to ask what we were waiting for, I told her bread comes before the meal. She got the bread, it was not toasted and then they brought another basket. Drinks came after our appetizer was finished. Anything asked for was forgotten, hot sauce, mayo for the fries, etc. All while we are watching 3 staff members close to the door just chit-chatting with each other, until I got up and walked over to them and said 'I am so sorry to bother you guys, if you have a few minutes to actually do your job, we would appreciate some service. Anyhow, another wonderful restaurant to be ruined by Miami's lack of customer service and self-entitled employees that are aloud to be on their cell phones during work hours. Never again. It is sad, this place will close down in 3 months, just like every other good restaurant to come to miami from New York. \nWe left after paying $116 for 2 cocktails and 2 appetizers. Danielle seemed to be the only person working in the restaurant, hopefully she can train the rest of the staff and explain to them how to do their jobs.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the second time that I have been at Upland, and I'm happy to say that their service has greatly improved. The first time, we enjoyed all the different dishes we ordered, but were put off by third rate service. This time, the food again was good, and the service was up to par with the food. It's good to see that they have worked it out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Upland 'Ups' the South Beach Dining Scene \n\nUpland brings a new level of dining quality to South Beach. This is uber-restaurateur Stephan Starr at his best: crafted atmosphere and ambience, creative yet comfortable menu, well executed dishes, friendly service, all adding up to a casual elegance that allows you to show up for date night, a group event or dinner for one at the bar.\nWe look forward to being 'regulars'.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

FOOD WAS NICE, BUT TO MUCH WAITING FOR TABLES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO SIT DOWN , QUITE BUSY VERY LOUD LIKE A BISTROS

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the food. Great new place for miami service this night was poor to start but got better as the evening went on.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The noise level was impossible. No matter how good the food is the environment is a turnoff. The value is not there. Skip it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved everything about Upland, the design is incredible as was the food. Wish it was a bit less pricey though; I'd go far more often, probably at least once a week.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good. Restaurant is very nice. One of the best branzino I've tasted however service was extremely poor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I adore this restaurant!! From the host at the door to the delicious food, the decor, the service, etc, etc! The gem salad (big enough for two) is the best salad ever!!!\nThe fish was just caught 2 min before I arrived and the lamb chops\nWere better than any dessert I've ever eaten (I'm a sugar junkie).\nAnd, the dessert choices were unusual without being weird, and delicious! They even had the calories removed!\nWent twice in one week. Can't wait to go back! Hope they have a discount for every nighters!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All bathrooms were not working, and they couldn't give you a explanation of what was happening. However, they will send you to Prime Fish to use the restroom there. Which I think it's a bit unacceptable, they never offer a dessert or a coffee as a gesture of client appreciation, since they make you walk almost two blocks to use the bathroom.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is pretty good but our waiter was terrible and messed up our order so we had to wait over an hour to eat which made the whole dining experience really awful. They apologized but never even sent a free desert. Im not sure Id bother going back its too loud and not worth the aggravation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Upscale restaurant with upscale prices and terrible service.We were a party of five. Our drinks did not come until we were well into our meal. Also the food did not come at the same time so some had to begin eating before others. One person had to send his burger back twice because they put avocado on the burger and he asked them not to. There was obviously some problems between the waitstaff and the waitress. She was very sweet but I think her back up people did not help and she did not come back to check. We had to ask for the drinks several times. It took almost 30 minutes to get ice teas, two bloody Mary's , and a mixed drink. It was acceptable . Not worth going back. No one apologized nor was anything comped.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated almost right away, got a very thoughtful and personable waiter, great drinks, fantastic food and delicious dessert. Would have given more stars if I could have. The only negative is the restaurant is very very loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I dine out often and am seldom wowed. First off it's a very good looking place a little out of the ordinary. Copper cocktail shakers for instance. The seating is comfortably separate from your neighbor and there are many booths which I always prefer. My friend and I ordered the bucatini cacheo Pepe to share as an appetizer it was soooo good we ordered a second one. As a main I had the big eye tuna it was flawless and my friend had the salmon fantastic. As we were going for total debauchery we shared the pecan pie cheesecake...worth every calorie. All I can say go

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot- great food! I've been there four times in two weeks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Obviously Mr. Starr is an expert with great imagination. Love his NY and Miami restaurants. Upland just is an extension of his excellence. Can't wait to go back. Food and service were exceptional. His manager Mary is first class. Certainly recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun atmosphere and food was delicious \nService was ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very attractive restaurant and attentive service. Very friendly. Food generally is excellent. Salads and pizza were an excellent choice for starters. Menu very interesting. Next time will request sauces on the side. Good vibes here. A good addition to the South Beach area and not ridiculously expensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience. Food, service, drinks were all in point! We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New favorite restaurant on the beach. Have now been for dinner and brunch. Very good both times. Food is top notch for the value

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to Upland to see what all the fuss was about. They seated us quickly and the service was very attentive and excellent. Went for Sun lunch. The menu was simple. Nothing overdone or complicated, but every dish was executed to perfection. This is truly the sign of an amazing restaurant, a place that uses delicious simple ingredients to elevate every dish. The pancakes were the best I've had. The quiche was creamy and freshly made. Very impressed and will definitely be back for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's beautifully decorated with a perfect lighting level, but it's a bit loud. The service and food are terrific. And salads are pretty shareable - the Little Gem salad is certainly big enough for two. The food is creative without being idiosyncratic. Pizzas are delicious as well. It's got a great wine list.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was ok. It took exactly 70 minutes to get the entree. We were about to cancel. They forgot the bread and brought wrong order of coffee and tea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful new restaurant on Miami Beach. Delicious menu with something for everyone. Warm and beautiful decore. The little gen salad, crispy carrots and artichokes were delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A bit overpriced for the quality. Fun atmosphere with good wind list. Pizza not good, sauce very sour. Pasta with bottarga very dry, had to add a lot of olive oil and not enough of the fish roe. Will give it one more try before I eliminate it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

everything was amazing but the fish is a bit over priced\n\n70$ for branzino...even if top quality fish...ouch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my second time at Upland and it did not disappoint! The ambiance/decor is great, the staff were all friendly and attentive, and most importantly the food is awesome. The skirt steak is insanely good, as are the side veggies. Pistachio and broccoli pizzas both very good. The creamsicle dessert is a party in your mouth, I highly recommend. Can't wait to go back many more times!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very bad server and too fast for dinning

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Though the overall rating posted is low, the service was exceptional. From Antonio our waiter, who was attentive and entertaining, all the way up the manager and/or owner. \n\nOur food could have been much better. This could have made our evening, and special occasion, a disaster. Instead the way the team at Upland behaved made for a very enjoyable evening. \n\nThere were seven people in our party, three really enjoyed their dishes, and all seven would give the food another chance. \n\nThe place is lively and the decor is very attractive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We stumbled into Upland on Saturday for lunch, liked it so much we returned Monday night for dinner. Cool and comfortable look, more NYC than Miami Beach but still fits. Terrific service, our waiter Phil plus many others frequently checked on us. The food is worth returning for, fresh to table, good choices, and good drinks including an outstanding Caiprinia and good wine list. We will return, a lot of choices on the menu we'd like to try!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was amazing; food, drinks, ambiance and service were top notch. A much needed establishment in South Beach. I will be back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was amazing. Our server could describe every detail of every dish. Also was very attentive. Outrageous wine list. Sommelier was very helpful. Food was great. Octopus is to die for. Duck is great. Would definitely recommend.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lousy service, small portions, nothing special about the food, and to top it off, the bar lacked multiple drinks. Don't believe the hype.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Spectacular! Service was wonderful. The somm selected some great wines that paired fantastically well with out meal. And the food was amazing -- delicious and inventive!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant was fantastic. Found listing on Zagat's which recommended sitting at chef's counter which we did. Service, food, presentation were all wonderful. Drunken Snapper was delicious. Would definitely go back on next trip to Miami!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was beyond great and the server she was super sweet, attentive and nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tony is great. Best server in Miami

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Totally awesome. Couldn't be happier. Had the wahoo crudo and the chicken. What a meal. Will be back often.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was looking forward to dinner at Upland. I've heard nothing but good things about it. The food was definitely up to my expectations. The wahoo crudo was spiced perfectly. The charred octopus was crispy on the outside and tender inside. The prawns had wonderful flavor. The salads were fine. We had two pizzas, both delicious. For a main I had spaghettini that was cooked al dente , and it had a very generous portion of bottarga. So five stars on the food. Unfortunately, service was abysmal. We ordered two glasses of wine and one spritzer. After at least ten minutes, I had to call over someone who turned out to be the manager. She found our drinks, and told us they were on the house. Our appetizers came after another wait. But they were all so tasty, that I almost forgot about the delays. The table was cleared but no one wiped. All of a sudden, our mains appeared, and of course a dirty table, and no cutlery. The manager came over again, and we were brought our knives and forks. So one star for the service! We were told that because Upland is only a month and a half old, they are still training staff. My suggestion is that they should spend more time at it. It's a fun, lively restaurant with very enjoyable food. Hopefully, they will address their problem with the service. We plan to go back after a few weeks to give it another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great New Restaurant in SoFi. Been for lunch, drinks and dinner and have had great food, service and drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I found the food very disappointing. We had a pistachio pizza that tasted as if it was cooked earlier and just left sitting around.\nOf the other items while it was good nothing was memorable and there was nothing that would make me go back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Still new. Seem to be working hard to get it right. Sat at chef counter to see the 'show'\nDuck wings were awesome if a tad salty.\nChicken liver pasta was good but needed more spice. Short ribs were pretty good but not worth the hefty price tag.\nGreat bottle of wine. \nDefinitely go back to see how they do. \nManager Max was approachable and fun

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good but not outstanding.\nThe place is beautiful.\nWe had pasta, which was just good, and a delicious rib!\nFor dessert, we tried the carrot cake and the pecan cheesecake. Both were average.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The decor is fresh and inviting. Every single food item was divine! Wonderful waitstaff. Experience was exceptional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friendly staff, nice setting, good food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lot of noise

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the moment you walk into Upland, you can feel the vibrant pulse of this new, South Beach restaurant. The ambiance is casually chic, with a large open dining room and pristine kitchen. Noisy, bustling...but it all works beautifully in creating a relaxed and fun dining experience. The menu is varied and terrific, the food freshly, creatively and very well prepared. Our server (Antonio) was charming, attentive and just a delight. The celebrity-spotting was an extra 'bonus'...but certainly not essential to enjoying this WONDERFUL restaurant!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What's more to say. Since they opened I have been here twice a week. Excellent service, amazing food, great wine list and close to my house. I am biased. One of my favorites in South Beach. \n\nAlso, trendy but with no attitude!!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ordinary food, wildly noisy.....sorry to say but we were all underwhelmed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice setting in a nice neighborhood!\nDelish food!!\nDenise G

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fried mushrooms were amazing!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The appetizers were really great, especially the crispy mushrooms. The branzino, for two, was absolutely fabulous. We can't wait to have it again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Warm atmosphere in a large space featuring an open kitchen with an emphasis on wood grilled food. Wildly eclectic cooking styles and seasonings made it hard to compose a balanced meal. Or one in which the flavors were complementary. Delicious but choose wisely.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant decor reminds a brasserie so you don't need to get al dressed up and if you fancy a casual and relaxed environment this is the place. The service is attentive and friendly and food is good for sharing and very tasty.\nI recomment the chicken and the beef ribs. \nThe main courses portions are big so maybe you can first try with one to share and then if you are hungry order something else.\nVegetable dishes are very interesting too, try the crispy mushroom and the roasted carrots ( dont know if they were carrots or beets though) with yogurt.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our table asked for still water and we were poured flat sparkling. They were out of 3 entrees out of 6 on the menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance is very nice , food and service good . I will continue to recommend this restaurant for sure

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great experience we had at upland. Has to be one of the top miami area restaurants. Every dish was exceptional . The chef has no problem providing big flavors in his cooking . Phenomenal duck wings, pistachio pizza and entrees We had a wonderful pecan pie cheesecake for dessert. And the service is top rate as well

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is wonderful and the menu is always changing which is a bonus. Bartenders are very talented and make an excellent bevearge. The biggest issue in this restaurant is that it is extremely noisy. They seemed to have forgotten to install sound proofing materials. So diner beware... not a place to go if your looking for intimate atmosphere or to have good conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time visit at lunch. Beautiful space. Excellent service. Food was very tasty. Our group had several sandwiches, a fantastic pizza and the salmon salad. Portions were great. Beer list was small but very interesting options. Looking forward to returning soon to see the dinner menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Massive disappointment. I have been to the NYC outpost and it was significantly better. Our server ws beyond bad. He kept trying to upsell our drink orders and influence our dinner order like we were in high school and dining out for the 1st time w/out our parents. The food was overwhelmingly mediocre: Pizza very dry. Pastas anemic. Fish not cooked properly and Cioppino embarassingly small portioned, over-salted and featuring the mealiest prawn i've seen in quite a while. I will go back based on the shear strength of Starr and the Eexc Chef - but we will wait several months.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience overall, great food and service, just the smell of the kitchen that's everywhere and pretty strong requires some time to get used to...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Excellent dining exercise. Great vegetarian options

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food very good.. service so and so

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second visit to Upland. Our waiter Antonio was as terrific as Edward was during our first visit. The food was delicious especially the Amish chicken and Pistachio Pizza. The portion of the lobster fusilli was a bit small. Overall, We loved every minute of it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From start to finish, Upland is the best new restaurant in a long, long time. The place is buzzing but not so loud you have to scream to be heard. The staff are all knowledgable, helpful and present but not in your face. The busser never stopped cleaning tables, wiping up the floor floor and filling water glasses, and your table is truly clean and not just wiped up. And the food...well, the food is just delicious...wonderful prawns, duck wings, pizza, tuna, lamb and pasta, carrots and brocolli. All of it was worth exclaiming over, especially the prawns and lamb which is from Colorado. It's so wonderful to have a great new restaurant! We will be back for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All the food was excellent, especially the smoke roasted while branzino. At the moment this is best restaurant in Miami Beach.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very unsatisfied. Noise level was at a 'damaging to the human ear' level. This is entirely unsatisfactory. Loud can be good in a restaurant. But over the top din at very high decimal levels requires patrons to literally shout across the table to each other to be heard. Not fun, really!! And my ears were sore at the nights' end. Also, the food was generally unappealing. Pizza dough too sour (I know it is sour-dough that they use as a crust - but who wants sour pizza dough?). My fish was salty and vinegary. Neither were pleasant tastes. I couldn't eat it. Snapper appetizer was tough and tasteless because the marinade was unaccessable - as they served the dish on a flat plate with a fork (instead of a bowl with a spoon). $25 octopus appetizer literally had 4 small pieces of octopus. A rip -off at half the price. They better fix this - as this restaurant is very broken. Management was, however, extremely nice and caring and tried very hard. But restaurants have to have good management AND good food! Otherwise, what is the point??

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

REALLY REALLY GOOD FOOD, QUICK ATTENTIVE SERVICE... NICE FEELING ROOM.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Meal, fun ambience, best meal yet on Miami Beach

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful space. Great food. Wait service was great but they brought the entrees before we had a chance to finish our apps. That's a kitchen glitch they need to work out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm a resident of the South of Fifth area of Miami Beach and as such always on the look out for a great neighborhood place. Upland is my current favorite. Service was impeccable. Dishes were 'California' light but with enough spice to make it interesting. Setting is upscale casual with limited outdoor seating. Great inside lighting and while I always prefer softer music, unlike most restaurants that think loud thumping music is good, Upland was acceptable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had several dishes and all were solid to very good, though some just weren't worth it. The mushroom small plate was beautiful but only a tiny part of it was edible.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at Upland was great fun, particularly the short-ribs and the crispy mushroom appetizer. The room is beautiful, but the acoustics are terrible! 'Energetic' noise level is one thing, but if you actually want to hear each other talk, it looks like outdoor seating is your only option.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our second time dining at Upland Miami. The food is very good;however, the service leaves much to be desired. We had to numerously request that our wine be poured. The staff is not properly trained.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The meal was absolutely fantastic!! We are huge Start fans who live in Philadelphia. The service and the ambiance were fabulous. Upland will be at the top of our list when we return to Miami. We have been recommending it to everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been a fan of NYC location since it opened. Like it's counterpart the Miami version has a great combo of delicious Cal/ital food, lively ambience and excellent service. Kale and sausage pizza, octopus in a crazy good green sauce. spicy cioppino chock full\nof fresh seafood were standouts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu was refreshing and service was impeccable. I had a wonderful lunch. I appreciate the way Upland seems to be raising the bar for all other restaurants in Miami.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner. Was noisy though

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second visit. Pizza was great. Cucumber salad unique and excellent. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, only problem is parking, but they have valet, so that was good \nFood great & service excellent \nOverall we had a great experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent all the way! Much better than one in NYC!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I dined solo and was treated like a queen. Good for them and Antonio. The food was outstanding, creative and I'm anxious to return. The ambiance is casual but classy. Go there now.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very slow to get us seated while there were plenty of open seating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been wanting to go in NYC was wonderful to have a chance to enjoy Upland in Miami -delicious !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Upland has amazing food with great service and great ambiance. Definitely the place to be at.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere was nice. A little noisy but didn't bother me too much. Service was fair that's more what is bothersome. Poor attitude when walking in and being greeted. Reservation time not honored which was even more annoying in a restaurant this size. Stop overbooking! Food was good. We had a variety of things. Cucumber salad was least fave. Pizza was great. Ribeye tasty and sides we had all were good. Fried polenta was a favorite. Had to ask for water every time I needed it which not sure why since had so much staff working. Overall we liked it however there are def a few things that need to be worked on. Oh and VALET NIGHTMARE. they have their own garage and it still took 20 minutes. And the valet --RUDE!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food offset by spotty service and intolerable noise level. Upland is an attractive, ambitious restaurant with room for improvement. Creative wahoo crudo and rarely on the Miami menu striped bass were standouts as was the pink grapefruit dessert. Unfortunately, our server did not know the menu, suggesting items not available, and service was rushed, perhaps because staff seemed to outnumber diners. Worst was the intolerable noise level. Despite being seated side by side in a comfortable banquet, we could barely converse. I did not realize that background music was playing until I entered the quiet restroom. Upland needs work.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious- we had mushroom appetizer, pizzas and the short rib and recommend all! Staff was gracious, knowledgeable, and not over-bearing. Room is warm and inviting. A great new addition to South of Fifth!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was taking a pre-Christmas vacation with my teenagers from Philadelphia. One of us is a food snob. We were not disappointed! The food and service were AMAZING! Would highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good hosts and our server was good at explaining the menu. Food was excellent. Small problem with my husband's chicken dish was dealt with swiftly and with highest standards of professionalism. Sign of excellent management.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service and server. Dishes were served in very reasonable timing. Our choices were excellent and used local ingredients. We had Pistacio pizza with Fontina cheese and grilled onions. Pasta Caci y Pepe, Main course grilled skirt steak ( done to perfection ) with Rome so sauce and bunching onions. Dessert was Chocolate mousse with fennel pollen.\nAll in all a great evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great new restaurant in Miami! My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on Saturday night. We sat outside and it was really nice!! We had the 'branzino for two' and it was outstanding! I would definitely return to this restaurant. I also heard they have brunch which would be fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot. Starr has done it again. Awesome food which was great to share or enjoy on your own. Wine list rocks and very reasonable for the selection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful new restaurant in our neighborhood. Great room. Great food. Will be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were celebrating a Birthday. Food was fantastic. Fresh, interesting and delicious. We ordered the Wahoo appetizer , duck and the amazing grilled mushroom. Everything was so good. The Tuna dinner and short ribs were also so tasty. We will definitely be back .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This new eatery was on its game! The staff was stellar from wait staff to ancillary helpers to management who were all on the floor. Salmon was excellent. Good healthy choices for veggie lovers, too. Drinks are artisan and creative. Large amaro selection for after dinner digestives. Fun place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Upland was fantastic! The restaurant is very beautiful with great lighting and decor. \nThe service was great and the food excellent! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A fantastic meal. Excellent service and atmosphere. Must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impressive restaurant in decor, food, and service. We tried quite a few things, but some of our favorites were the mushroom appetizer and the Bistecca.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chef Smillie & the team from Starr Restaurants put another star on the map in South Beach. Like its sister in NYC, the food is brilliant and every dish that we ate was original (especially those items from the grill). We're definitely going back with friends & family

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic spot. Atmosphere is incredible and the food was superb with a great price point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous ! Great service! Papparellle amazing!!!

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