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.
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.
Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar
95 First Avenue (5th & 6th Sts)
New York, NY