Hot Spot: Five Things to Try at Upland (Flatiron District)

UPLANDUpland

Where: 345 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010 (Flatiron)

Why: This California inspired restaurant by the chef, Justin Smillie, goes back to the roots of California cuisine, blending Italian fares with creative American bites, along with an extensive, worldly wine list (500+), upland is surely worth a visit.

Named one of Jetsetter’s Hottest Tables in NYC and one of the New York Times’ top restaurants of 2015, Upland happens to be one of my favorite NYC restaurants and is still one of the hardest reservations to snag in NYC. (During my last visit it took me three weeks). Everything on the menu is simply delicious and in my opinion worth a try. Even ordering what may seem like “ordinary” chicken transforms into something succulent at Upland. Seriously, I’m not playing, even the complimentary Bread is delicious.

Here are MY TOP FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS AT UPLAND

ESTRELLA

Estrella (chicken liver, sherry, rosemary + sage)
Estrella (chicken liver, sherry, rosemary + sage)

DUCK WINGS

Crispy duck wings lemon, olive oil + yuzu kosho
Crispy duck wings (with lemon, olive oil + yuzu kosho)

PIZZA

Smoked salmon pizza cloumage, sunflower sprouts + caper berries or the sausage + kale pizza young pecorino, stracciatella + parmigiano
Smoked salmon pizza cloumage, sunflower sprouts + caper berries or the sausage + kale pizza young pecorino, stracciatella + parmigiano Photo via Facebook

CHEESEBURGER

Upland cheeseburger grass fed beef, american cheese, peppadew peppers + avocado
Upland cheeseburger grass fed beef, american cheese, peppadew peppers + avocado Photo via Facebook

Last but not least, don’t forget your

VEGETABLES

Try the Broccoli Rabe ‘nduja, crispy parmigiano + breadcrumbs (not pictured) or the
Blistered Shishito Peppers (pictured below)

blistered shishito peppers
blistered shishito peppers
Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is an NYC Real Estate/Business Lawyer, Consultant, and Blogger. A New York transplant for the last 10 years, Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurants, fashion, and the black professional social scene. Ash was born and raised in Chicago.

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