Upland is originally a New York restaurant, and the Miami location is almost a carbon copy, down to the jars of lemons on the walls and green leather booths. And considering Upland is one of our top-ranked NYC restaurants, this is a good thing. The round green booths are a great choice for big groups with that one person who responds to every suggestion in the group text with a thumbs-down emoji. Even they will happily take a slice of one of the pizzas, which lands right in that sweet spot between thin and thick crust. There are more unconventional things on the menu too - like the carrots covered in a crunchy sunflower/coriander crust that are probably the coolest way we’ve ever seen anyone treat a carrot. The dining room is huge, the service is great, and it’s so much more reliable than any suggestion that’s going to come from your dreaded cousin Rachael, who once tried to order her mozzarella sticks “medium rare.”
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