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“Lovin’ the Square”: Valentine’s Day in Harvard Square

February 4, 2020 - February 15, 2020


February 4, 2020
February 15, 2020


Harvard Square Business Association


Cambridge, MA 02138 United States + Google Map

Lovin’ the Square
Valentine’s Day in Harvard Square
Friday, February 7th – Sunday, February 16th

Join us for romantic dinners, intoxicating cocktails, decadent desserts, intimate concerts, one of a kind gifts and so much more!

There’s love in Harvard Square!  Our businesses are offering you sweet and heartfelt gifts and experiences for all of your favorite people. This year’s Valentine’s events feature fabulous food and drinks from Harvard Square’s restaurants, romantic and fun deals from our retailers and a variety of intimate, cozy and entertaining things to do from our cultural icons.

Whatever your heart desires, you’ll find it on our historic streets!


Alden & Harlow

It’s never too early to reserve your table! We will be serving our regular menu and a few specials listed below!

Stuffed Quail – Mushroom & Freekeh, Smoked Polenta, Satsuma Vinaigrette
Grilled Lobster Tail – Glazed Vegetables, Caviar Beurre Blanc, Frisee & Almond Dressing
Beet Tartare – Whipped Cheese,  Pistachio Dukkah, Salt and Vinegar Beet Chips

Mascarpone Cheesecake – Swiss Meringue, Pomegranate Coulis, Sea Salt Caramel
Sweet Box – Assorted Petit Fours

“Moulin Rouge” -Bourbon, Blood Orange & Cherry Cordial, Angostura Bitters
“Kumquat May” – Citrus Vodka, Kumquat Mint Syrup, Sparkling Wine

Click Here to make reservations, or give us a call at 617-864-2100.
Alden & Harlow, 40 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/alden-harlow/, (617) 864-2100

Amorino Gelato
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Amorino Gelato
Come with your loved one to share the traditional Valentine’s cone at Amorino!

Amorino Gelato, 50 John F. Kennedy Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/amorino-gelato/, (617) 714-4975

Chef-owner Michael Pagliarini will be pulling together some of his most romantic dishes on a special, four-course Valentine’s Day menu. Don’t miss a bite; book a table at Benedetto to celebrate your beloved over flawlessly executed regional Italian fare!

Prix Fixe Menu – Availability: 5:00-11:00pm Price: $85 per person
Benedetto, 1 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/benedetto/, (617) 661-5050

Rose Flavored frozen yogurt with homemade Rose flavored mochi
Berryline, 3 Arrow Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/berryline/, (617) 868-3500

Boston iPhone Repair
Love is in the air! Take 5% off your next purchase by using the code “107 528”.
The reward expires on February 29, 2020. No cash value. Not transferable. In-store only. May be canceled at any time.
Boston iPhone Repair, 1208 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/boston-iphone-repair-llc/, (617) 512-2258

Cabot’s Candy
From February 7th-February 14th we will be offering a make-your-own chocolate truffle box, buy 5 and receive the 6th truffle for free. Truffles are from a local chocolate company, Chocolate Therapy, based in Framingham, Massachusetts.
We also have a wide variety of chocolates and chocolate boxes for your sweetie from Chocolate Moonshine Company, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Chocolate Hollow, Taza and many more.

Cabot’s Candy, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/cabots-candy/, (617) 497-7500

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one at CCAE! Our classes make the perfect date night, Valentine’s Day gift, or Galentine’s outing in Harvard Square.

Cooking with Rosé | Saturday | Feb. 8 | 6 – 9 pm | $90 | Register

Valentine’s Day: Wine and Appetizer | Friday | Feb. 14 | 6 – 8:30 pm | $180 per pair | Register

Una serata italiana con formaggio e vino | Friday | Feb. 14 | 6 – 8 pm | $85 | Register

A Taste of Southern Spain | Saturday | Feb. 15 | 5 – 8 pm | $85 | Register

Italian Cooking for Romantics | Sunday | Feb. 16 | 11 am – 2 pm | $85 | Register

Delicious and Divine: Chocolate and Wine Pairing | Friday | Feb. 21 | 7 – 8:30 pm | $65 | Register

Cheese and Wine Pairing | Saturday | Feb. 22 | 5 – 7 pm | $85 | Register

Around the World of Red Wine | Thursday | Feb. 27 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | $85 | Register
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/cambridge-center-for-adult-education/, (617) 547-6789

Capital One 360 Café
Love Event 02/13 & 02/14

02/13 Capital One will be serving lunch from 11:30 to 1:00. In addition, they will have planned activities throughout the day, including swag giveaway.

02/14 Capital One will be serving breakfast and giving away individual flower stems, swag while supplies last. In addition, there will be planned activities through the morning.

Lastly, both days will have an all-day Happy Hour. Free coffee/chocolate beverages for Capital One Debit/Credit Card holders, and 50% off for non-customers.
Capital One 360 Café, 24 John F. Kennedy Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/capital-one-360-cafe/, (617) 299-2669

The Charles Hotel
Celebrate a romantic getaway with that special someone in one of our spacious suites! This romance package includes accommodations in one of our spacious suites, complimentary overnight parking, breakfast for two at Henrietta’s Table or through In-Room dining, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. Sit back and relax in luxury in the heart of Harvard Square! Click here for more details.

The Charles Hotel, Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/the-charles-hotel/, (617) 864-1200

Flour Bakery
February 3 – 14

-naughty and nice sweetheart cookies (veg, w/o nuts) $3
sugar cookie, royal icing frosting

-raspberry meringue bars (veg, w/o nuts) $5
shortbread crust, raspberry lemon curd, smooth meringue topping

-chocolate kouign amann (veg, w/o nuts) $4
unsweetened chocolate studded butter breton cake, ganache

-peppermint meringue clouds (gf, veg, w/o nuts) $2.50
peppermint swirled meringue cloud

-raspberry cheesecake (veg, w/o nuts) $20 whole, $5/slice
creamy cheesecake studded with raspberry coulis hearts

-chocolate heart cupcake (veg, w/o nuts) $3.50
chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting, chocolate covered strawberry, oreo cookie heart

-raspberry linzer heart cookies (veg) $2.50
pecan sandwich cookie, raspberry jam, powdered sugar

-mint oreo hearts (veg, w/o nuts) $2.50
heart shaped oreo cookie, pink peppermint colored filling

-mini cupcakes with colored frosting (veg, w/o nuts) $2
chocolate cupcake, pink or purple vanilla frosting

-raspberry white chocolate tarts (veg, w/o nuts) $6
individual tart with raspberry jam, white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries

-double chocolate cherry cake for two (veg, w/o nuts) $25
devil’s food cake with cherries and vanilla buttercream

-passion fruit and strawberry roulade (veg, w/o nuts) $6
lemon sponge cake rolled with passion fruit cream filling and fresh strawberries

-boston cream pie (veg, w/o nuts) $6/slice
coffee soaked sponge cake, cream filling, chocolate ganache topping with white chocolate hearts

-sweetheart fruit tart (veg) $15
5” fruit tart with white chocolate heart on top

-strawberry dipped croissant (veg, w/o nuts) $ 4.50
buttery croissant dipped in strawberry glaze

-valentines gift box $40
sweetheart cookies, spicy pecans, cookies + cream bark, homemade toffee

Flour Bakery, 114 Mt. Auburn Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/flour-bakery-cafe/, (617) 714-3205

Forty Winks Lingerie
Forty Winks will be hosting a Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 13th from 4p-8p. 20% discount for all attendees!
We’ll also be offering a 20% online discount all day on the 13th with code Vday20.

Forty Winks, 56 John F. Kennedy Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/forty-winks-lingerie/, (617) 492-9100

Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Friday, Feb 14 – Sunday, Feb 16

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Grafton Street this year! Executive Chef Joe Henderek will be preparing some fantastic Valentine’s Day Specials to supplement our full Dinner Menu and make this weekend extra special. Call us to reserve your spot. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/grafton-street-pub-grill/, (617) 497-0400

Grendel’s Den
Two drink specials for Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re a fan of the day or part of the broken hearts club, we are here for you with Cheese Fondue for Two (or more)!
Cupid’s Trick: Saint Archer Gold light beer and a shot of Fernet Branca
Kiss Them For Me: Martell VS Cognac, Creme de Menthe, Milk & Honey Cream Liqueur
Grendel’s Den, 89 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/grendels-den-restaurant-bar/, (617) 491-1160

Harvard Art Museums
Valentine’s Themed Gallery Talks

Tuesday, February 11
You’re So Vain – In honor of Valentine’s Day, four curatorial fellows will offer a special, one-hour talk exploring depictions of vanity in art.

Wednesday, February 12
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours -In honor of Valentine’s Day, four of our fellows will offer a special, one-hour talk about works with special signatures or dedications.

Thursday, February 13
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – In honor of Valentine’s Day, four of our fellows will offer a special, one-hour talk exploring objects (and relationships) that are broken

Friday, February 14
Friday I’m in Love – This Valentine’s Day, four of our fellows will celebrate with a special, one-hour talk about love in works of art.

Thursday, February 13
Opening Celebration: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection
Free to the general public

On Thursday, February 13, join us to celebrate the opening of its largest ever exhibition, Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection, on view from February 14 through July 26, 2020.
The opening celebration is free to everyone and all galleries are open for guests to explore. Complimentary parking is available for the opening celebration in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge. All galleries are open from 5-9pm. A festive reception will take place in the courtyard. A lecture event with Timon Screech, professor of the history of art at SOAS University of London, will also take place at the museums. The lecture is free but tickets are required. Click here for more details.

Image: Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/harvard-art-museums/, (617) 495-9400

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 pm
What Makes Chocolate “Good”?
Free Public Lecture and Special Event
Carla D. Martin, Founder and Executive Director, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute; Lecturer, Harvard University
The social and environmental values underlying artisanal chocolate production have become increasingly important in its marketing. Good taste is paramount, of course, but how does one measure “social goodness,” and what additional value does it add for the consumer? Chocolate makers’ interests often diverge from those of cacao producers, and industry stakeholders have not clearly addressed these concerns. Carla Martin will examine the cacao-chocolate industry and highlight the often- conflicting goals that can create gaps in social and environmental responsibility. The program includes a chocolate tasting. Chocolate samples will also be available for sale.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with gâté comme des filles and Taza Chocolate. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge.  Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. Advance registration required. This program is recommended for guests over 18 years of age. Visit hmsc.harvard.edu for event details. Related exhibition: Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes.

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, 26 Oxford Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/harvard-museum-of-natural-history/, (617) 495-3045

Celebrate with your valentine at Harvest. Enjoy our three-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings. Give us a call at (617) 868-2255 or visit us online to book your reservation today!

Harvest, 44 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/harvest/, (617) 868-2255

Henrietta’s Table
Pastry Chef Danny Angelopolus will be offering the following exclusive dessert on Valentine’s Day:
$12 Valentines dessert plate for two featuring a Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Heart Cookies, Vanilla Bean Whip Cream & Fresh Raspberry Compote

Henrietta’s Table, 1 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/henriettas-table/, (617) 661-5005

The Hourly Oyster House
Thursday, Feb 13 – Sunday, Feb 16

Treat your loved one to dinner at The Hourly Oyster House this Valentine’s day. Starting on Thursday, February 13 and through the weekend, we will be offering our full Dinner Menu, as well as our Valentine’s Day Specials. Executive Chef Jason Cheek and Bar Manager Beth Hoselton have put together some featured items we know you will love.
The Hourly Oyster House, 15 Dunster Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/the-hourly-oyster-house-2/, (617) 765-2342

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
José Mateo Ballet Theatre will be offering a Valentine’s Day promotion for $15 off a 10-class card to our Open Class Program (regularly $125), and also $20 off an Introduction to Ballet Course (regularly $150), which is a 5 week, 10 class course. The next session of Introduction to Ballet courses begin the week of February 10 and run through March 12. Our Open Class Program is ongoing on runs on a drop in basis.

To take advantage of these offers, we ask that people please register in person or over the phone (discounts will not be available online) and mention the Valentine’s Day Promotion. To register or purchase a class card, please visit us at 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA, or call 617-354-7467. More information (including class schedules) for both our Open Class Program and our Introduction to Ballet Courses can be found here. This offer is valid for new students only.
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/jose-mateos-ballet-theatre/, (617) 354-7467

J.P. Licks
J.P. Licks has a Valentine’s Day cake available for online ordering (and in-store pick up) until February 10th. Cookies ’n’ Cream ice cream with a fudge center layer, covered in rich chocolate ganache and dark chocolate shavings: it’s the perfect way to say I love you.

J.P. Licks, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/j-p-licks/, (617) 492-1001

Kaplan International
Unlock a world of possibilities! Improve your English and save now up to 25% off on your English course! If you are not sure, come and visit us for fun! You can schedule for one free English lesson and see if you like us! Call us now at 1-888-744-3046 or visit our website at kaplaninternational.com. This offer ends soon!
Duration: 27 Jan – 24 Feb

Kaplan, 39 John F. Kennedy Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/kaplan-international/, (617) 245-3956

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc, 71 Cherry Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/margaret-fuller-house/

Mix-It Restaurant
Couples can order party boat small or large, and get one free appetizer (max $7.95) and a gift certificate of 10% of total bill ( food only) so they can use next time (dine in only)
Singles can order one main dish and any appetizer, and get free soda or hot tea or one scoop of ice cream.
Mix-It Restaurant, 1678 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/mix-it-sushi-noodle-grill/, (617) 547-0212

Moleskine will be offering free in-store personalization on select notebooks for Valentine’s Day, 2/13 – 2/16.
Moleskine, 35a Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/moleskine/, (617) 714-4332

Nubar will be serving their full dinner menu on Valentine’s Day – along with a special Valentine’s Day package deal – for $67/pp you get:
1)            Long Stem Rose
2)            Glass of Prosecco
3)            Amuse Bouche
4)            4 Course Meal
5)            Chocolate Truffle

Nubar, 16 Garden Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/nubar/, (617) 234-1365

Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
Harvard Square – Special Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tour!
Friday, February 14th
Tour times: 12pm, 7pm
90 minute-tour
Book via our website in advance at Offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com.
Cost: $40 includes all chocolate and fun, use code HARVARDSQUARE for 10% off your booking!
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours, harvardsquare.com/venue/off-the-beaten-path-food-tours-and-experiences/,

PARK Restaurant & Bar
Thursday, Feb 13 – Saturday, Feb 15
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at PARK in Harvard Square! We will be offering our full menu with several delicious Valentine’s Day Specials crafted by Executive Chef Victor Valdivieso and Bar Manager Aidan Lee!
PARK Restaurant & Bar, 59 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/park-restaurant-bar-2/, (617) 491-9851

Friday, February 14 – 5pm to 9pm
Cost – $75 per person

Oysters – Pomegranate Pearls
To start (choice of):
Salad of Baby Beets with Confit Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Radicchio
Red Wine Braised Octopus with Blood Orange Glaze, Smoked Bacon, and Shishito Peppers
Pasta course:
Ravioli with Sheep’s Milk Ricotta & Herb Brown Butter
Main course (choice of):
Halibut with Mustard Seeds, Curry Leaves, and Tomatoes
Skirt Steak with Steamed Pandan Leaf Rice and Kimchi
Pappardelle with Smoke Tomato Short Rib Ragu, Herb Ricotta, and Lemon Zest
Impossible Meat Loaf with Mashed Parsnips & Roasted Asparagus
Dessert (choice of):
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Beet Pana Cotta with Winter Citrus Fruits
Bitter Chocolate and Espresso Cake
Parsnip Restaurant, 91 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/parsnip/. (617) 714-3206

Passim is offering 15% off their live music brunch on Sunday, Feb 16th for HSBA listers. They will be featuring “Lemon Cream Cheese-stuffed French Toast” as a Valentine’s Day special!

Passim, 47 Palmer Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/passim/,(617) 492-7679


Ray-Ban, 19 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/ray-ban/, (617) 876-0109

Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks, 17 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/rebekah-brooks-jewelry/, (617) 864-1639

Revels at Club Passim
Revels FRINGE at Club Passim Concert Series – four eclectic concerts by young voices at the forefront of today’s music scene exploring the unpredictable edge of the folk process.
First up:
Sophie et Adam, Friday, February 14 at 7:00pm
The beloved Cambridge-based folk music duo Sophie Michaux and Adam Jacob Simon share folk tunes from England, Romania, Argentina, and the US, as well as Yiddish songs and originals by Adam Simon. This special Valentine’s Day concert will feature French chansons, including songs made famous by the renowned Edith Piaf. Founder of the world music vocal ensemble Culomba, Sophie received critical acclaim as a featured performer in 2017’s Venetian Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre.

Revels, harvardsquare.com/venue/revels/, (617) 972-8300

Regattabar Jazz Club
Regattabar presents Lauren Henderson Valentine’s Weekend Celebration! Let Lauren complete your perfect Valentine’s Day weekend as she beautifully paints you a story with her vocal talents.
Show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $25. Purchase tickets here!
Regattabar Jazz Club, 1 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/regattabar-2/, (617) 661-5000

Russell House Tavern
Thursday, Feb 13 – Sunday, Feb 16
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Russell House Tavern! Bring your special someone to Harvard Square and enjoy some lovely dinner specials from Executive Chef Dave Schneller in addition to our full Dinner Menu. To enhance the romance, Bar Manager Adam Pirro has selected love-worthy wine pairings.
Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/russell-house-tavern/, (617) 500-3055

Senné Residential
As a Senné Associate, I’m pleased to offer you a free one-hour consult and Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on the value of your property in Cambridge or the Greater Boston area. Or, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, receive my handy “First-Time Homebuyer Checklist” and tailored advice on the mortgage & financial considerations of purchasing a home.

Please contact Acacia Clark (aclark@sennere.com) and mention the “Lovin’ the Square” promotion.
Senne Residential, 33 Church Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/senne-residential/, (617) 314-9400

Be Our Valentine And Save!
Couples can order 2 main dishes and 2 appetizers, they will get two free drinks of soda or two scoops of ice cream and gift certificate of 10% of total bill
Singles can order one main dish and any appetizer, and get free soda or hot tea or one scoop of ice crea
Make a Reservation Online or Call us today!
Spicies, 24 Holyoke Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/spicies/, (617) 868-9560

Temple Bar
Thursday, Feb 13 – Sunday, Feb 16
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Temple Bar! Bring your special someone and enjoy our full Dinner Menu along with some lovely Valentine’s Day Specials featuring seasonal fare from Executive Chef Bryce Hall along with Cocktail Specials from Bar Manager Jenn Harvey.
Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/temple-bar-american-bistro/, (617) 547-5055