Why Come Here? Fantastic, roatating selection of microbrews and oysters, casual setting
Upstate is an example of a simple concept executed perfectly. The focus, as the name implies, is on a rotating selection of craft beers and oysters. In fact, they don’t even have a freezer which means the oysters selection often changes daily. The beers also change frequently among unusual varieties of brews that will give even the most seasoned connessieurs something new to try each time. Throw in the casual setting and friendly service and I could easily come here once or twice a week.
House Cured Salmon
However, it would be a shame to miss out on the full menu which also varies depending what’s fresh from the sea. While I found everything to be enjoyable, if the house cured salmon is on the menu it’s an absolute must order (review below). My non-oyster picks are below and I’ll add any new dishes I try to my DishEnvy page.
House Cured Salmon This is the best cured salmon I’ve had outside of Norway – it literally melts in your mouth and doesn’t let the smoke and salt overpower the fish. Get it!
Calamari Salad This dish has a strong char flavor even though the calamari don’t look like they’ve been grilled. The kale also holds up nicely to the squid.
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