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Upstairs on the Square - CLOSED

91 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
+1 617-864-1933
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
4 Mar 2014
“This restaurant is closed.”
11 Feb 2014
“A Neighborhood gem”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, International
91 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2014

Disinterested wait staff. just so-so food. The restaurant closed around Christmas of 2013. Not much more to say.

1  Thank Julifermom
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I'm sad this place closed. It was where my now fiance took me on one of our first dates. The food was great, the drinks were great, and the staff was great.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The location of this restaurant is really great, and if seated in the right room, one can have a wonderful view of Harvard square; it is magical in a snowy winter night. There is a beautiful fireplace in the main floor that warms one up...More

Thank Explore_Beach
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This is a noisy student hangout with a garish, colorful decor, uncomfortable seating (especially the cushioned benches) and food quality that does not match the promise of the menu. There is a famous tomato soup on the menu (how many restaurants can claim that?) but...More

1  Thank spencerusa
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We recently had dinner here, a group of 8 for a birthday party. We had not been at this "new" location, but had eaten at UpStairs at the Pudding years ago. It is very sad that the owners are going to be closing up shop...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stopped in for a light lunch. Sat outside on the corner. Had their Tomato soup and a salad. Both were delicious. Service was excellent and the pricing fair. Menu for lunch is small but adequate.

Thank Nick I
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Upstairs on the Square bills itself as casual dining. It was much nicer than expected. 50% of the men wore jackets but at least one man wore a t-shirt. Service was quite well done. The food was very good but also very expensive. $300 for...More

Thank BusinessTraveler967
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My husband and I went there last evening to celebrate our anniversary in the Soiree Room. While service and ambience were lovely, the food was way overpriced for what was served. There is a limited menu and portions are very small. I ordered the endive...More

Thank Dellano
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I would NEVER recommend this place. Not much selection. Food could kill you if you have hypertension. Service was slow

Thank Bobdog01
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Food was great, loved the beer, ambience really nice and nice location. Not too expensive. THey have two different restaurants one more high and elegant another more casual. I ate in the latter. I would return.

Thank DLGItaly
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
    (JFK Street)
  • Public Transportation: Harvard MBTA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-1933
  • E-mail
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