About UPSTAIRS 2
Upstairs 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Los Angeles, is pleased to announce that we've won a 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for Top 100 Wine List. Determined by more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year, the Top Wine List honorees each bested more than 15,000 restaurants.
"Our passion at Upstairs 2 is to provide our guests the best dining experience possible. We are always changing our food and wine pairings to keep the restaurant exciting to both new and repeat guests. We offer 40 wines by the glass on our ever- evolving wine list."says Sommelier Marilyn Snee
Thanks to all the diners who have helped Upstairs 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar earn this accolade in the U.S. and in Los Angeles. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting!
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday & Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Tennessee & 405 Fwy.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
UPSTAIRS 2 has been providing catering services for groups from 4 to 1000. Service can be provided to your home or other locations. The menus are customized to your taste. Few caterers talk about their ability to provide the correct pairing of wine and food so that your wedding, anniversary, birthday or special event is the hit that you expected. UPSTAIRS 2 also has a program for corporate lunches.
Parking is available on the roof where the restaurant is located. Street parking is generally available.
Upstairs 2 is a 5-10 minute walk from the new Expo/Sepulveda station. Be kind to the environment and be safe! Use the Metro Expo Line to attend our classes, fests, or when dining at Upstairs 2 Wine Bar & Restaurant. The Wine House is a 36 min Metro ride from Downtown LA or 10 min Metro ride from Downtown Santa Monica.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Start planning your Graduation Party, Summer BBQ, Bar Mitzvah, birthday celebration, wedding, rehearsal dinner, or special event with Upstairs 2.
Our restaurant and special event room can be used for parties, off site meetings,luncheons and more. We are a full service caterer
and can come to your home or business.
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In a chic space above the famous Wine House, we offer diners a unique perspective rarely experienced at other restaurants – one in which the selection of wine and its marriage to food comes first and foremost. We welcome you to join us in our delicious culinary and viti-cultural mission!
UPSTAIRS 2 Ratings and Reviews
We were frequent diners when the previou ...
We were frequent diners when the previous chef was there. Upstairs 2 was one of our favorite places to take friends who like to share delicious, high quality small plates and drink interesting wine at reasonable prices. It also has a full bar and a comfortable, relatively quiet atmosphere which is great for conversation with your friends. Marilyn, the sommelier, knows her wine pairings and if you want, you can just leave it to her and you'll be very happy. So when the former chef left and the menu was ever so slightly re-tooled, we were afraid we'd lost our favorite place to hang and didn't visit for a while. Finally tried the new chef and are we happy we did. Another great meal with friends, slightly different, but just as good. Started with sparkling wine and dates, which were so good we ordered more. The ahi tuna crudo was enough to share, but so good we all wished we'd ordered our own. Our guests were enthralled with the tarte flambé. Then we shared fried chicken baos, ny steak and a tomato mozzarella flatbread, each thing tasting even better than it appeared on the menu. This chef definitely knows how to combine quality ingredients. Brava! We finished with the best ice cream I can remember tasting anywhere. Can't wait to try other items next time back, which will be soon, I promise. Upstairs 2 is still #1!
Even with recent changes in menu and che ...
Even with recent changes in menu and chef (to which apparently some people have had a problem dealing with), this restaurant continues to be one of our favorites. The Thanksgiving meal was superb in every way, and the service, as usual, was top notch.
We've been here 3 other times and this t ...
We've been here 3 other times and this time there was a difference in the food taste. Menu changed a bit, but some of the items that weren't changed and we had them, not as good. My understanding is the Chef changed. Not too anxious to go back.
Love Upstairs 2. Eclectic menu and out ...
Love Upstairs 2. Eclectic menu and outstanding wine selections, which of course, one would expect from the restaurant upstairs from the Wine Store. It's hard to find a place these days where you can feel "away." At Upstairs 2, I feel like I have escaped somewhere.
Food and waitperson service excellent bu ...
Food and waitperson service excellent but the kitchen continues to be EXTREMELY slow in getting courses out! This has been the case for our last two visits! In the future if and when we come to this eatery..it will be early in evening; hopefully kitchen staff will not be as ovewhelmed!
Upstairs 2 is my home away from home. T ...
Upstairs 2 is my home away from home. The staff is warm, welcoming and professional with great eye to detail.
What I love most about the place is that it is a wine-centric restaurant. On the menu wines are divided by characteristics, "soft and aromatic reds", for example, and the menu items are matched to them, making it easy to pair wines with dinner.
If you're still stuck, sommelier, Marilyn Snee, is one of the most knowledgeable around, and can guide you to the right choice.
New chef, new menu. Not as many choices ...
New chef, new menu. Not as many choices as before, menu not as interesting, and some of our favorites missing. All in all, we were disappointed. Just not as good as before. Probably won't be returning for a while.
I've enjoyed dining here on two previous ...
I've enjoyed dining here on two previous occasions but this time was disappointing. The menu had change significantly and the options were more limited and most contained unbalanced flavors. Will need to check menu prior to if/when I decide to return. Very disappointing. Must have a new inexperienced chef.
Great wine selections by the glass. You ...
Great wine selections by the glass. You can do a 2.5 ounce or a 6. The way they have the menu it pairs with the wine - so really wine focused. The food is really great. The Fried Chicken Bao is great. The lamb chop - great! Spaetzle - yes spaetzle - really great. So many great dishes. Really nice folks.
The food is clean, good, fresh well pres ...
The food is clean, good, fresh well presented and high quality. The prices for the level of elegance of the atmosphere, the high level of service, the high quality of the food and the spectacular, reasonably priced wines are more than fair. This is one our family go to places to celebrate an occasion with a special meal together. We are particularly grateful for the fair pricing for such an elegant experience that does not make us gasp for air when we get the bill. We especially love that we can talk quietly with each other for the atmosphere is subdued yet deeply alive. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy an elegant quiet meal, with a great wine selection with people they want to enjoy.
We have been fans of Upstairs 2 for year ...
We have been fans of Upstairs 2 for years and came for the Lobster Special and were once again charmed by the intimate setting of the dining room, the stellar wines to chose from and were awed by the new chef's talents on the menu. Loved hearing that much of the food was sourced a the SM Farmer's market. We look forward to coming back again soon to try another of the Chef's whim dinners.
We were a group of four and thoroughly e ...
We were a group of four and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We shared a few appetizers and had an entree each. Stand outs were the roast duck breast and the polenta. Great service and impressive wine list. I also liked the unique way their menu easily pairs food and wines for the diner.
They recently changed chefs, and therefo ...
They recently changed chefs, and therefore menus. The previous chef and menu were excellent. The new chef/menu are hit & miss. The scallops are terrific, and my friends liked the steak. But the crab appetizer can't compare to the one they had before. And the panna cotta was disappointing. Plus they removed some of my favorites from their menu, like the meatloaf & the lamb meatballs. I used to love this place but now I'm not sure if I'll come back...
We have been going to this restaurant fo ...
We have been going to this restaurant for a number of years without disappointment, ever. After the son of the owner appeared a few months ago, everything has changed, but not for the better. The staff are as great as ever, except for the chef who has changed. And she has changed the menu radically. The dishes are not bad, but not as innovative and cost effective as they were before.
The ambience has also changed from pleasant to extremely noisy the last time we were there.
Please bring back some of the old dishes or at least some new ones that are tasty.
Super disappointed! Absolutely loved th ...
Super disappointed! Absolutely loved the old Mediterranean style menu. New chef with a completely different menu with absolutely nothing saved from the old menu. Most restaurants change a few things with a new chef--but NOTHING from old menu remains and I struggled finding something I really wanted to eat. Won't be returning!
We wanted to spend the last evening with ...
We wanted to spend the last evening with good friends before leaving SoCal for our move to Mexico so we decided on our go-to Upstairs2. Marilyn recommended first a Chianti to go with our various selections including the peach salad, Branzino, Flat bread, Scallops, and more, then the Châteauneur-du-Pape for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Such a special evening with special friends - unforgettable!
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