Come Celebrate Thanksgiving in Harvard Square


Boloco is reintroducing some fall favorites: Pumpkin Shake – skim milk, non-fat frozen yogurt, fresh pumpkin, and harvest blend (cinnamon, brown sugar, & nutmeg) and Late November Burrito – home-roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, green beans, and tangy mango chutney.

Boloco, 71 Mount Auburn Street, (617) 354-5838,

Champions Cambridge at Boston Cambridge Marriott

This menu will be served along with their regular menu in their dining room and bar from 11:00am to midnight.

Pumpkin Margarita
Hard Cider Sangria
Hot Apple Pie

To Start
Creamy Garlic Soup
Butternut Ravioli
Amaretti Crumb

Mixed Baby Greens, sliced pear, dry cranberries, walnuts, local blue cheese, sherry vinaigrette

Maple Glazed ‘Misty Knoll’ natural roasted turkey vegetable herb stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes with candied pecans, braised greens and pearl onions, roasted acorn squash, fresh cranberry sauce.

Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding, cinnamon crème anglaise
Brown sugar whipped cream

Champions Cambridge, 50 Broadway, (617) 252-4444,, (617) 252-4444

Charles Hotel

Is your house overbooked this Thanksgiving? Don’t worry, we have room at the Charles! And in the spirit of the season, we’ll donate $5 from every night booked with this promotion to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts to benefit our friends and neighbors affected by the storm. Make your reservation for any night between Sunday, November 18 – Monday, November 26, 2012 and receive a special promotional of $199/night or $219/night with parking. *valid only for new reservations, standard deluxe guestroom, does not include taxes and fees, cannot be combined with other promotions. Call (800) 882-1818 to make your reservation.

Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, (617) 864-1200,

Grafton Street

Join us for Thanksgiving this year and let Executive Chef Eric Gregory prepare a locally inspired $38 three-course menu for you and your family. We will also be offering an optional wine or beer paring with each course for an additional $18. We accept reservations, which are recommended, from 11AM-9PM. Call us directly at 617-497-0400 to make a reservation. We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you and your loved ones!

First Course
Butternut Squash Bisque
Spiced Creme, Pickled Cranberries, Fried Sage
Paired With:
Block Nine Pinot Noir / Jack’s Abby Jabby Brau

Baby Spinach Salad
Crisp Apple, Great Hill Blue Cheese, Black Pepper Candied Walnuts, Cider Vinaigrette
Paired With:
Anna de Codorniu Cava Roset / Crispin Brownslane Cider

Warm Goat Cheese Cornbread
Vermont Goat Cheese, Roasted Pumpkin Butter, Maple
Paired With:
Thomas Labaille Sancerre / Blanche de Bruxelles Witbier

Spiced Pork Belly
Spicy Brussel Sprouts, Soy Sauce, Roasted Peanuts
Paired With:
Quattro Mani Montepulciano / Allagash White Ale

Main Course
Roast Turkey
Cornbread Stuffing, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Relish, Giblet Gravy
Paired With:
Acrobat Pinot Noir / Angry Orchard Apple Ginger Cider

Sweet Potato Ravioli
Roasted Celeric, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, Brown Butter, Sage, Parmesan
Paired With:
Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner / Berkshire Brewing River Ale

Smoked Pork Chop
Cheddar Polenta, Roasted Cipolinni Onions, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Apple Cider
Paired With:
Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon / Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

New England Cod Au Gratin
Georges Bank Cod, Potato Gnocchi, Herbed Ritz Cracker Crust
Paired With:
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc / High & Mighty Beer of the Gods

Pumpkin Pie Tartlet
Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Paired With:
Still River Apple Ice Wine / Southern Tier Pumking

Pecan Tart
Bourbon Syrup, Spiced Creme Fraiche
Paired With:
Six Grapes Ruby Port / Pretty Things Baby Tree Quad Ale

Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake
Salted Caramel Sauce
Paired With:
Chateau Les Tuileries Sauternes / Rogue Mocha Porter

Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 497-0400,


Three Courses Prix Frixe $68
Choice of Appetizer Entrée and Dessert
Additional Wine Pairing:
$15 for Half Glass Pairing, $25 for Full Glass Pairing

Brandied Applecrest Apple & Butternut Squash Soup
Brandy Poached Apples & Vermont Cheddar Crisp
Rafael Palacios, Sabrego, Godello, Valdeorras, Spain 2010
Sage & Sweet Potato Risotto
Scallions, Crème Fraiche, Cranberries & Sage Brown Butter
Zellina, Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy 2010
Roasted Butter Pear Salad
Tender Greens, Pomegranate & Raisin Thyme Vinaigrette
Domaine de Chatenoy, Sauvignon Blanc, Menetou-Salon, Loire Valley, France 2011
Crispy Maine Crab Cake
House Made Pickled Vegetables, Lemon Aioli & Baby Celery
Les Vins de Vienne, Les Laurelles, Viognier Blend, Côtes du Rhône, France 2010
Warm Wild Mushroom Ragout
Heirloom Polenta, Shaved Pecorino & Black Pepper Gastrique
La Follette, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2010
Classic Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
Horseradish, Citrus & Cocktail Sauce
Cave de Pomerols, Picpoul de Pinet, Coteaux du Languedoc, France 2009

Roasted Misty Knolls Farm Turkey
Yukon Gold Potato Purée, Sage & Marjoram Stuffing, Butternut Squash & Cranberry Relish
Block 9, Caiden’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, California 2011
Seared Scituate Scallops
Fennel & Wild Mushroom Hash, Sweet Potato Puree & Amontillado Sherry Reduction
Villa des Anges, Old Vines, Rosé of Cinsault, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France 2011
Broken Arrow Ranch Axis Venison
Braised Tuscan Kale, Kabocha Squash, Red Wine Poached Pears & Red Wine Cocoa Jus
Rock & Vine, Three Ranches, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California 2009
Brandt Farm Braised Shortribs
Horseradish Potato Purée, Baby Carrots, Celery Root & Sauce Perigord
Evodia, Grenache, Catalayud, Spain 2010
Roasted Chestnut and Mascarpone Ravioli
Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Butternut Squash, Heirloom Cranberries & Amaretto Brown Butter
Palagetto, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy 2010
New England Lazy Boy Lobster Pie
Parsnip, Carrots, Tarragon Veloute & Cornbread Crust with Warm Housemade Popovers
Le Noble, Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France 2010

Apple & Pear Crisp
Vanilla Ice Cream
La Face Cachée de la Pomme, Neige, Apple Ice Wine, Québec, Canada 2007
Honey Ricotta Tart
Almonds, Lemon Zest & Lemon Cream
Château Bel Air, Semillion, Sainte-Croix-Du-Mont, Bordeaux, France 2009
Brown Sugar Cake
Pumpkin Ice Cream & Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Lustau, Manzanilla, Sherry, Jerez, Spain, NV
Taza Chocolate Mud Pie
Pecans, Coffee Anglaise & Caramel Cremeux
Warre’s, Otima, Tawny Port, Portugal 10 Year
Housemade Spiced Cranberry Sorbet
Sesame Almond Tuile
Saracco, Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy 2010

Harvest, 44 Brattle Street (on the walkway just across the intersection of Church Street and Brattle Street), (617) 868-2255,

JP Licks

JP Licks will be offering pumpkin ice cream pies that can be ordered at or in store. JP Licks will be closed on Thanksgiving. Pies must be picked up on Wednesday, November 21st at their store.

JP Licks Harvard Square, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 492-1001,


Once again this year, Nubar is doing our huge Thanksgiving Day Buffet, from 11:30AM-4PM, for the same low price of $39 for adults, and $20 for kids 12 and under – which includes soda, juice, tea, and coffee. We will feature a carving station, salad bar, dessert station, and lots of savory traditional and creative Thanksgiving items. We will be serving dinner after the buffet, and will offer a traditional turkey plate with all the fixings. We still have some space available, but we are filling up fast.
Posted on July 15, 2012 by Nubar

Nubar, 16 Garden Street, (617) 234-1365,


The Donkey Show celebrates Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 and 10:30pm. Work off all that turkey by dancing the night away under the disco ball! Enter promotional code TURKEYDONKEY for $5 off any ticket! Tickets start at $25 to $55 and can be purchased online at, by phone at (617) 547-8300 or in person at the A.R.T. box office at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.

OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, (617) 495-2668,


Panera is offering breads and desserts for your holiday gathering. Come in to get holiday bread (Sweet egg dough mixed with honey, golden raisins, whole cranberries and chocolate chips, filled with chunky apple filling and cinnamon sugar, then baked with crumb topping and drizzled with icing.), soft dinner rolls, red velvet crinkle cookies, chocolate pecan babka, pastry ring, pumpkin cookies, pecan braids and more!

Panera, 1288 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 868-0651,

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

On Saturday, November 17, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Harvard Square, will host its annual Thanksgiving Open House, an all-day seasonal celebration. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a host/ess gift or Thanksgiving treat. We’ll be sampling our coffees, teas, and seasonal treats throughout the day, and shoppers will receive 20% off Holiday coffees, teas, and Peet’s Sweets to enjoy at home.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 100 Mount Auburn Street, (617) 492-1844,


Join us at Rialto on Thanksgiving Day for a special three-course menu that features traditional favorites with an Italian twist, made from the best in local ingredients. See details below.
Thursday, November 22; 1pm – 7pm
Three-Course fixed price menu $75/adults; $35/Children
Reservations can be made at 617.661.5050 or reserve online:

Black Bass Crudo… squash seed oil, sea salt, Aleppo pepper
Roasted Pear and Apple Salad… field cress, Gorgonzola picante, walnuts, quince balsamic
Antipasto… Burrata, beets, herb salad, quince compote
Celery Root and Mushroom Soup… truffle salt, tiny croutons
Lobster Ravioli… whole grain pasta, blood oranges, red and green tomato sauce

Ricotta and Parmesan gnocchi… black truffles, red kuri squash, Brussel sprouts, walnuts
Pancetta wrapped cobia… roasted sunchokes, black trumpet mushrooms, butter sauce
Traditional New England Turkey… herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and almonds, cranberry chutney
Colorado Lamb Two Ways… chestnut crusted chop, apricot and rosemary stuffed leg, chanterelle mushrooms
Espresso Braised Short Rib… celery root puree, pickled apple salad

Chestnut-Cream Puff… bittersweet chocolate, caramelized pears, cocoa-almond sorbet, cocoa nib, salted almond crunch
Pumpkin Bavarian… orange marmalade, cinnamon panna cotta, pumpkin-carrot cake croutons, candied pepitas
Walnut-Apple Bread Pudding… roasted Lady Apple, dried fruit compote, vanilla ice cream, caramel disc
Poached Quince-Fig Crostata… cornmeal crust, quince sorbet, whipped cream, anise seed, Vincotto reduction

Rialto, One Bennett Street, (617) 661-5050,

Russell House Tavern

Join our family for Thanksgiving this year! Executive Chef Michael Scelfo prepares a locally-inspired $45 Three-Course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Menu, along with an optional $18 Beer and/or Wine Pairing from Bar Manager Sam Gabrielli. We will also be offering an expanded version of our Tavern Menu. We accept reservations, which are recommended, from 11AM until 8:30PM. We will also be accepting a limited number of walk-ins for our Upstairs Tavern. Feel free to make an online reservation or call us directly at (617) 500-3055. We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you!

First Course
Potato, Leek and Garlic Cream Soup
Stuffing Style Corn Bread Croutons, Fried Sage
Roasted Harvard Beets
Clove Crème Fraiche, Fennel Frawn, Burnt Orange Syrup
Classic Brambly Pork Pie Terrine
Thyme Honey, Spicy English Mustard, Pickled Fennel
Smoked King Salmon Cake
Sweet Corn & Esplette Pepper Puree, Compressed Green Apple

Main Course
16 Hour Hickory Smoked Beef Shortribs
Parsnip & Apple Latkes, Spicy Apricot Mostarda, Ale Reduction
Turkey Duo…
Classic Apple Stuffing, Mushroom & Blue Cheese Dressing, Pan Gravy, Sweet Potato Puree, Cranberry Relish
Pan Seared Arctic Char
Brussels Sprout & Pear Slaw, Candied & Spiced Pecans, Celery Root Puree
Roasted Lookout Farm Pumpkin Cannelloni
Reggiano Crema, Grilled Scallion & Walnut Pesto

Chocolate Cake
Fig & Honey Mousse
Roasted Pumpkin Tart
Gingerbread Crust, Ginger Molasses Ice Cream, Caramel Drizzle
The New England Cheese Board
Three Local Cheeses, Traditional Accompaniments +$9

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Golden Potato Puree, Creamed Spinach, Cranberry Sauce

Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street, (617) 500-3055.

SEE Eyewear

Save $200. Take a break from noshing on leftovers and still keep a little jingle in your wallet! (plus sneak in on Wednesday and beat the rush!) Buy one pair, save $200 on a second pair! Save $200 on a second pair purchase of SEE prescription glasses or sunglasses. Minimum purchase of $250 per pair required. Cannot be used on prior or in process orders, or combined with any other offers. Expires 11/25/12.

SEE Inc., 1276 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 868-1500,

Summer Shack

Let our chefs help out for the holidays! Deep fried turkey and oven roasted turkey. All homemade! Feeds 8 – 10 people.

Meal with all the fixins! $125
14 to 16 lb. turkey
1 qt. pan gravy
1 qt. butternut squash
2 qts. mashed potatoes
1 pt. cranberry sauce
2 qts. cornbread stuffing

Turkey Only $85
14 to 16 lb. turkey & 1 qt. pan gravy

Homemade pies $15
Apple, pecan, pumpkin

Sides $8

Orders must be received by November 19 before noon. Must be prepaid by credit card. Pick up turkey on Wednesday, November 21 between 12pm – 6pm.

Summer Shack Cambridge, 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, (617) 520-9500,

Temple Bar

This year let the Chefs of Temple Bar prepare Thanksgiving Dinner. Be sure to make your reservations as there is limited availability.

1st Course ~Select One~
Slow Roasted Pumpkin Bisque
Spiced Cider Crème Fraiche, Chanterelle Mushrooms
Country Rabbit Terrine
Candied Fennel, Whole Grain Mustard, Sour Cherry Jam, Crostini
Duck Confit and Roasted Beet Salad
Tender Greens, Blue Cheese, Spiced Hazelnuts, Sherry-Citrus Vinaigrette
Smokey Ham Hock Croquettes
Spicy Pineapple-Apricot Marmalade, Micro Celery

2nd Course ~ Select One~
Traditional Turkey Dinner
Slow Roasted All-Natural Amish Turkey, Sausage-Apple Stuffing, Cranberry Orange Relish, Candied Yams, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy
Fennel and Herb Stuffed Porchetta
Broccoli Rabe, Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, Sunchoke Puree Smoked Sweet and Sour Apple Cider Jus
Pan Seared Steel-Head Trout
Oven Toasted Quinoa, Baby Bok-Choy, Miso-Lemon Glaze
Butternut Squash Risotto
Braised Kale, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Roasted Sunchokes, Cranberry-Port Glaze

3rd Course ~ Select One~
Pumpkin Spiced Profiteroles
Vermont Maple Caramel
Cranberry Curd Bar
Walnut Shortbread, Candied Orange Peel

Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 547-5055

Upstairs on the Square

Thanksgiving Dinner: An UpStairs Tradition

Thursday, November 22
noon to 8 pm
$68 prix fixe menu; ½ price for children under 12

The sparkling holiday season at UpStairs begins with our annual traditional Thanksgiving dinner, served in both the Soirée Dining Room and the Monday Club Dining Room all afternoon and evening. The restaurant can accommodate groups of any size, and large groups can make arrangements to be served dinner in one of the restaurant’s beautiful private spaces.
(And remember that we also offer a full vegan Thanksgiving menu as well, both on Tuesday, November 20, and Thanksgiving.)

choice of:
Citrus & Avocado Salad
Butter Lettuce, Pistachios & Grapefruit
Traditional Clam Chowder with Housemade Chive Crackers
Smoked Salmon on Buttered Brown Bread Toast Points
Pumpkin Ravioli
Sage Brown Butter & Peptias
Thanksgiving Autumn Salad
Local Apples, Farmhouse Cheddar & Cider Vinaigrette
choice of:
Cornbread Stuffed Lancaster Turkey
Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts,
Bourbon Flamed Apple & Cranberry Relish
Wood-Grilled Heritage Pork
Sweet Potato Gratin & Baldwin Apple Slaw
Rosemary Charred Ribeye Steak
Classic “Green Bean Casserole” & Bordelaise
Sautéed Scottish Salmon
Denvonshire Cream Whipped Celery Root,
Onion Pearls & Parsnip Chips
Trumpet Mushroom Risotto
Golden Garlic & Pecorino
choice of:
Trio of Pies: Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan
Chantilly Whipped Cream
Mocha Pots de Crème
Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Clusters & Chantilly Cream
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
Walnut Crust & Orange Caramel
Creamsickle Sundae with Clementine Sorbet, Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Tuesday, November 20

Soiree Dining Room, by reservation

$48/$70 with wine pairings

Join us for an annual tradition: our vegan feast. Dine with others at a communal table with Matt Reiser’s biodynamic wine pairings, or make a reservation for your own table any time during the evening.


Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Fried Sage & Toasted Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Butter Lettuce Salad
Suprêmes of Orange & Grapefruit with Avocado
Pomegranate Pink Champagne Vinaigrette
Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash
Traditional Pecan, Apple, Chestnut Stuffing
Turnips, Cippolini Onions,
Brussels Sprouts, Vegan Mashed Fingerlings
Apple Bourbon Cranberry Relish
Roasted Apple
Walnut Crumble & Dried Fruit Compote
Call 617-864-1933 for reservations

UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop Street, (617) 864-1933,

Sandrine’s Bistro

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu

Choose from select
éselect appetizers,
éselect entrees
éselect desserts
46 per person


éButternut Squash Veloute 7
Laced with maple syrup

éOnion Soupe Gratinee 8

éSimple Green Salade 9
Mesclun greens, black truffle vinaigrette

éGrape & Gorgonzola Salade 12
Mesclun greens, spicy almonds, Port wine vinaigrette

Traditional Baked Alsatian Escargots
é1/2 dozen 10 ¨ 1 dozen 16

Alsacian Onion & Bacon Tartelette 13
served with mesclun greens, Dijon vinaigrette

Foie Gras Farandole 20
Terrine de Foie Gras, Foie Gras brulee, pate Perigourdine with truffles

Terrine de Foie Gras Maison Mi-cuit, sur Brioche 18
Hudson Valley foie gras, seasonally inspired by Chef Ost


é Roasted Half Peking Duck 29
Brown & wild rice pilaf with fall vegetables, wild flower honey glaze

éPoisson du Jour Market Price

éRoasted Acorn Squash 20
Sauteed fall vegetables, marinated tofu, sesame soy glaze

éMaple Roasted Turkey 26
Chestnut & sausage stuffing, haricot verts,Yukon gold mashed potatoes, giblet gravy & fresh cranberry relish

Pan Seared Diver Scallops 30
Butternut squash puree, champagne reduction

Braised Pork Shank 27
Navy bean Provensal

Entrecote Au Poivre Vert 30
Sauce moutard et cognac
Grilled 10oz angus sirloin topped with green peppercorns, crushed Yukon gold potatoes, buttered haricots verts, mustard cognac sauce

*add two pan seared sea scallops 7

Roasted Herbes de Provence Rack of Lamb 38
Sauteed haricots verts, roasted fingerling potatoes, au jus

Lobster Risotto 32
Vegetable macedione, sauce Americaine


Bleu Bloody Mary
Dragon Bleu penja pepper vodka, house made bloody mary mix

Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne & orange juice

18% gratuity will be added to all tables today

Due to the holiday we are not accepting groupon, rue lala or any other discounts today.

Warning: Consumption of undercooked meat, poultry, eggs, or seafood may increase the risk of food borne illnesses.

Before placing your order, please inform your server if any person in your party has a food allergy

Sandrine’s Bistro, 8 Holyoke Street, 617-497-5300,

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

Jose Mateo presents The Nutcracker from December 1 – 16 at The Sanctuary Theatre. To receive $5 off tickets, use code CAVALIER1 online at

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, (617) 354-7467,