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UpStairs on the Square
American Restaurant$$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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91 Winthrop St Cambridge, MA 02138
91 Winthrop StreetUSMassachusettsCambridge02138
$$$American Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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New American dishes are served in the upstairs dining room & animal-print-appointed space below.- Google
"Pro Tip: Try the weekday three-course prix fixe lunch menu for $20."
"Brunch is also not to miss- best eggs benedict in Harvard Sq, hands down."
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shih min Hsu
2 years ago
Very good location for food. Foods, of course, are always delicious. I've been there during the day, the night, you can see beautiful street view, activities at the window seats. They usually have special holiday menus, go check it out!
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Thomas Tuttle
3 years ago
I've only been to Upstairs once, and I get the sense that to truly appreciate it, one must try their different menus. The food was excellent (as it should be, given the price), the atmosphere was lovely, portions were neither skimpy nor painfully large (there is something satisfying about being served a delicious meal and being able to finish it without feeling overfull), and they happily accommodated my vegan friend by altering a dish on the menu. Service was a little sluggish at times -- one of our drink orders took something like 20 minutes to finally arrive -- but good on the whole.
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Jennifer DiMase
3 years ago
Such a fun little place to go for drinks or a light meal (I've never been for a full dinner, but I bet that's great, too). From most important to least important about checking out this place... DECOR: The bar floor is fun and funky, with a chandelier that has lightbulbs with wings and a mirror above the bar that says "Go Red Sox" in red paint. All kinds of funky greens and pinks in the decor. Also, they have a fire going in the fireplace in the winter, which is SO nice for escaping those chilly nights. FOOD: I've always been impressed with the food. Love the appetizer dates, and their pizza is thin and flavorful, and their ravioli fresh and delicious. Nothing special about the bread they bring out, but they serve it with a pesto olive oil dip, which is nice. Good full wine list. SERVICE: Very friendly and attentive.
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Tina Ramme
2 years ago
I love the fun atmosphere at Upstairs. Food is outstanding, service is excellent. A Cambridge classic.
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Russ Dexter
2 years ago
Very good food. The fish couldn't be fresher and interesting grains often served with it. The decor is wild, yet well done and the service is very good. The weak spots, like many Boston restaurants, are the noise and small cramped tables, if you eat downstairs.
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Stacey Furtado
3 years ago
The atmosphere here is really too cute. Great for grabbing a glass of wine at the bar or sitting down for a meal. Prices are pretty high for a normal dinner spot, but definitely worth the splurge for a bigger occasion. Be ready to get a color hug when you walk in. If purple isn't your thing, you'll be shocked. If it is -- get ready to smile.
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Annett McDavid
2 years ago
Went to Upstairs to have a nice dinner with a friend. I was greatly disappointed as the veggies and fish I had ordered was all burned. When I told the waitress she didn't even offer anything nor apologized. My friend got her dinner after I had already finished mine. When she asked when her dinner was finally coming the waitress almost felt annoyed. Have to admit that for this price point and location I would expect much more - service and food quality are below standard.
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Joshua Berk
3 years ago
First Floor: casual, wood paneling-and-fireplace Monday Club Bar. Second Floor: swanky Soiree Dining Room, which overlooks a cozy park (frequented by street musicians). People (mostly women on dates) tend to like the cutesy décor w/Zebras & pink/gold/turquoise, but I nearly couldn't stand it (eye-sore). Vegetarian/vegan menus are available. The food and friendly/attentive/knowledgeable service (especially the sommelier) was superb. Pro Tip: Try the weekday three-course prix fixe lunch menu for $20. Highlights: Bacon-wrapped Dates, Tasting Menus w/Wine Pairings (Optional).
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