Our plane landed early, and, based on the many Trip Advisor excellent reviews we quickly headed to Upstream for an early dinner. We arrived at 4 pm, however, the dining room was not scheduled to open until 5 pm. No problem, the maitre d' suggested their lounge and said you can order anything off the dinner menu. We first ordered a sampler of various sourced raw oysters to find which source that tasted best to us and then ordered those for the next half-dozen. - - the oysters are FRESH FRESH FRESH !!! Next we ordered the Mussels - - with a different but excellent sauce made with smoked tomatoes, garlic, and “15 different herbs and spices”. A good start, but since our drinks were made well (and, generous), we went forward and ordered a second round plus we ordered the “Steamed Shrimp Potstickers” and “Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes” - - mmmm good !!!! Our bartender/waiter was helpful navigating us through the menu all while he was prepping for the 5:00 dinner service. The Sushi station is also in the lounge, however, we had our fill. If you are like us and just passing through Charlotte, or, if you are lucky enough to live nearby - - Upstream is a must place to go !
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