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    Summer Restaurant Week

    Restaurant Week in Harvard Square!
    August 5th – 10th & 12th – 17th
    Check Back Soon for Menus and other Details!!!

    (almost...Aug 5 – 31)

    Chef Steven Brand’s High Summer Cuisine
    Reflected in Two Menus for Two Dining Rooms
    Specially-Priced Champagne, Cocktails
    & Wine Pairings
    Nantucket’s Triple 8 Vodka Drinks Offered at $2 off!

    UpStairs on the Square will present Restaurant Week menus in both of its dining rooms, with a Soirée Dining Room menu ($43.07) and a Monday Club Bar Dining Room lunch menu ($20.07) and dinner menu ($33.07) by chef Steven Brand. The lunch and both dinner menus will be three-course menus with choice in each course and options for vegetarian diners.

    UpStairs on the Square will present these menus from August 5 to 31 rather than the currently publicized two weeks. These lunch and dinner menus will be available on Saturdays and Sundays as well, including Sunday Brunch. (The Soirée Dining Room is routinely closed on Sunday and Monday nights, but will be open for Soirée RW diners on Monday, August 6.)

    The long-standing partnership with Westport Rivers Winery will continue, allowing us to offer their Westport Rivers 2002 Brut Cuvée RJR Sparkling for $7per glass, and $35.07 per bottle. We have picked several of our favorite summer wines and priced them to sell: Hofer’s popular Austrian white wine, ’06 Gruner Veltliner ($28.07 bottle/$7 glass) and Cooper’s Creek ‘05 “Glamour Puss” Pinot Noir from New Zealand, a steel at $20.07 per bottle and $6 per glass.

    In addition, our we are featuring Triple 888 Vodka in our martinis and mixed drinks for Restaurant Week, and offering straight or flavored martinis at $2 under their usual price. Triple 8 Vodka is an acclaimed micro-distilled vodka produced locally in Nantucket by Cisco Brewers. We have been impressed by its clean crisp taste and its marvelous mixability. We will also be offering our special pink drink, the Lolita (champagne, house-made strawberry liqueur and a strawberry) for $10 (usually $12).
    Our Restaurant Week menus:
    Monday Club Bar Dining Room
    Lunch ($20.07) and Dinner ($33.07)

    First Course
    Chilled Zucchini Soup
    Mozzarella Beignet

    Watercress Salad
    Pancetta Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pickled Onions & Farm Cherry Tomatoes

    Main Course
    Grilled Atlantic Swordfish
    Warm Marinated White Bean Salad, Olive & Red Pepper Tapenade
    (dinner only)

    Herb-Rubbed Grilled Skirt Steak
    Crispy Yukon Gold Potatoes, Summer Corn, Braised Bacon & Tomatoes

    Sweet Ricotta Gnocchi
    Charred Tomato Sauce, Broccoli & Cilantro

    Lemon Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries
    Sweet Summer Herb Syrup & Crème Fraiche Ice Cream

    Chocolate Panna Cotta
    Crispy Chocolate Tuile Cookies

    Soirée Dining Room ($43.07)

    First Course
    Salad of Summer Melon, Jamon Serrano & Salsa Verde

    White Gazpacho
    Red Grapes, Tarragon & Smoked Paprika Oil

    Main Course
    Marinated Hangar Steak
    Heirloom Farm Tomatoes, Sweet Corn Flan & Basil Vinaigrette

    Slow-Baked Atlantic Salmon
    Crispy Fingerlings, Summer Beet Compote & Horseradish Emulsion

    Hand-Rolled Pappardelle with Summer Squash Ribbons
    Tomato Confit &Sweet Ricotta

    Chocolate Panna Cotta Trio with Three Special Cookies

    Summer Fruit Crisp with Cream Cheese Ice Cream

    Valet parking is available every evening from 5 pm to closing. We validate in three nearby parking lots for a $2 discount.
    For reservations and information, call 617-864-1933, or email us through the website

    Mary-Catherine Deibel and Deborah Hughes, Proprietors
    Steven A. Brand, Chef
    UpStairs on the Square
    91 Winthrop Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138