Upland-Miami Beach

4.7
961 reviews
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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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Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding as usual everyone in our party had the best time. We had all the desserts that were offered to end a fabulous meal.
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CF
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely evening. Upland, whether Miami or NYC, never disappoints. Great food, service, and ambience.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A necessary addition to the Miami scene but food and service well below par for Stephen Starr

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GG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was terrible. Ruined our dining experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and consistent. The best branzino in south beach!!!

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Miami
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. I will be back!!

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!

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b
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space great food. If you want a more quiet experience ask for a tale outside

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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Creative presentation. Outstanding flavors !!!

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JH
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a GREAT meal. Whenever friends come to SoBe to visit me I bring them to Upland-Miami Beach.

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TS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to celebrate mine and my friends’ birthday, with our mothers. We sat at a nice table by the kitchen; it was half both half chairs. Our waitress, Maryuri was very kind with us. We ordered a bottle of wine and another hostess came to serve it to us. Unfortunately that wine was a bit too vinegary for us, but she went above and beyond to provide us with the wine that was exactly what we described and wanted. In the end, it was perfect!
The food was fantastic! We shared all the plates like tapas and the portions were perfect for sharing and very filling. I have to say, my favorite thing was the bone-in New York strip. It’s a must-have!
For dessert, we ordered the Keylime pie tart and shared it between us, but again our waitress went above and beyond and brought my friend and I two little ice cream cups with candles on them to sing happy birthday. It was a great detail and we greatly appreciated it.
Maryuri again, surprised us with her great attention to detail in her attending us. We asked her to take a picture of us in the table and after she did, she offered to take a photo of us by the entrance since we would get a nicer background. She was right! We loved the photos and the extra time she took to take it for us. Maryuri definitely made our experience here very enjoyable. I’d love to come back and try other items on the menu.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The branzino was incredible.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience!

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AL
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Upland many times and I had never got disappointed with the food and the service. I really recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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C
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Amazing brunch spot in a quiet area. I always keep coming back and the service is amazing.

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Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent

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ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food didn’t do the drinks but I will next time

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is ok, extremely expensive for what it is. Drinks are way overpriced and small.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fantastic skirt steak, romantic and fun vibe.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best branzino in town! Place is nice and cozy, sometimes slightly loud.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very limited beer selection and also somewhat limited menu. Food excellent.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Delish pizza, everything else was meh

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CN
Brazil
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service and food. The place is casual but elegant. It's my second time there. We will certainly come back

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very flavorful food and cocktails. A highly recommended "escape" from the busy tourist areas!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall, loved the experience and food. The place had such a great vibe! Would totally come back again and recommend to friends and family. But the service, there’s room for improvement.

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CC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall. Food had excellent flavor. Service was very good. Creative dishes. Felt it was a little overpriced.

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L
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An interesting venue with lots of character. The people watching from the sidewalk tables was a kick. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. He helped us make some good selections. A great place for date night or meeting friends.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My cousin had just turned 90. We were planning to go to her club for a celebratory lunch and someone told me about Upland and how wonderful it was and I suggested that we go there. When I made the reservation, I let it be known that we were coming for her 90th birthday celebration. When we got there I told the staff at the front desk which by the way, were very very nice, that it was a 90th birthday celebration. I even mentioned it to the other hostess as she was seating us that was a 90th birthday celebration. So basically, everybody knew what we were there for. The food, was wonderful. The service, was a little disappointing as the brunch went on I felt that we were forgotten. And finally when we did order dessert, and the dessert finally came out, there was no candle no singing happy birthday there was nothing. I was incredibly disappointed and when I mentioned this to the management as I now was anxiously waiting for the bill so we could leave, I mentioned that we never got any type of celebratory anything. Which they said or we can bring a candle out now and do something at that point I said there really is no point because we’re done. Dessert was over, and we were trying to leave. Would I recommend Upland? For food, yes I would. As for the rest of it, at this point in time, I’m not sure.

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F
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess to the wait staff, this restaurant is a well run experience. The hostess was very accommodating to us knowing that part of our party was stuck in traffic. It was a Saturday night, and the dining area was quickly filling up. Once the entire party arrived, she quickly seated us in the area of our choice. We really appreciated her working with us. Second, our waiter was very knowledgeable and suggested several plates for sharing. All were delicious and well received. The whole experience was enjoyable and we will definitely return and suggest others to dine here.

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DB
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not a bad experience but what had been an exceptional, beautiful place has become an okay, beautiful place.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is ok, good. The service was perfect until I pay the bill. The total was around US$ 93 and I gave US$ 105. The server come back to the table and said to me that I needed to pay 15% of gratuity. Absurd situation. The gratuity is a choice of the customer and not a obligation. I wont never come back to this restaurant. Never!

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MJ
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Justin is AMAZING! Service EXCEPTIONAL! Ambiance OUTSTANDING! Ask for Mike, he is very personable and friendly! From the bean dip, prawns, skirt steak, short ribs AND the Roasted Pineapple Sundae it was ALL SUPERB! Will definitely be back. Can't get enough!

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d
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating works for us!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! The food was delicious!

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JY
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. The usual annoyance of arriving on time for the reservation and then being forced to loiter around the crowded bar for 20 mins waiting for the table to be ready.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, exquisite service

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this restaurant! Cool vibe. Great fresh food. Awesome service. Do it! You’ll love it!

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been to Upland in quite awhile and decided to visit on this past trip to Miami Beach. It did not disappoint. Food was very good (although the portions are unnecessarily large). We love the good vibes and the decor. But the highlight was the excellent service provided by Alba. She was not only efficient and professional, but we had great time conversing with her about food and wine and travel. She was very helpful in recommending some of the most popular dishes and her suggestions were spot on. Will return on our next trip and will be sure to ask for Alba.

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