I went to UP for the 1st time this weekend, and I thought it was very good. I get to a high end restaurant about twice a year, due to the cost, so I don't have too many places to compare this to. That being said, the service was very good, with one tiny caveat. We went for the pre-theater prix fixe, which is $45 as opposed to the regular $68. The waiter rang it up incorrectly, however, when we brought it to his attention he immediately corrected it. I just feel uncomfortable whenever I have to bring things like that up - I'm quite
The amuse was fish - not really memorable. For appetizer I had the king crab/lamb dish which was pretty good but a little too sweet, and my friend had the bluefin tuna which was fantastic. The combination of flavors really worked. Not to sweet or sour, a good harmony.
Between the app and main they brought a taste of pumpkin soup, which was actually one of my favorite moments of the meal. simple, good, and salty enough (i need soup to be sufficiently salty).
for main, my friend had rabbit 3 ways. The rack of rabbit was really cute, but very difficult to eat. the rabbit sausage was not very exciting. However, there was a salad of sorts, with spinach, tomato, rabbit and other stuff (not sure what) and it was hands down our favorite dish of the night. I had the rack of lamb with fennel and turnips, and i really liked it. on the sweet side, but i like sweet, so it was good. the lamb was a perfect medium rare.
for dessert we had the chocolate hazelnut crunch cake (tasty, but nothing special) the chocolate panna cotta with caramel corn (yummy, but messy) and they also brought us molten chocolate cake (fairly standard, it was fabulous).
Particularly at the lower price I thought it was a really good meal at a reasonable cost. My friend thought it was one of the best meals he's had in NY.