Lovin’ the Square Valentine’s Events in Harvard Square

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Thursday, February 14, 2019 all-day

This year’s Valentine’s events will 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.  

 

Amorino Gelato
From Amorino with Love
1 cone or cup (all sizes, flavors of your choice) + 1 gelato macaron (flavor of your choice) + 1 white chocolate lips
 
 
 
Amorino Gelato, 50 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/amorino-gelato
 
Beat Brew Hall
Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/beat-brew-hall, (617) 499-0001
 
Benedetto
Thursday, February 14th
Beautiful 4-course prixe fixe menu to celebrate life, love and fresh pasta. Reserve your table today. 
Benedetto, 1 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/benedetto, (617) 661-5050
 
Brattle Theatre
CASABLANCA
Wed 2/13 at 4:00, 7:00
Thu 2/14 at 4:00, 7:00
Two world-weary old flames are reunited in occupied French Morocco during WWII, and the sparks fly again – but will duty and patriotism win out over true love?
 
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Wed 2/13 at 10:00
Thu 2/14 at 10:00
In this amazingly entertaining comedic fantasy, we follow the farmboy Westley (Elwes) and his beautiful beloved Buttercup (Wright) as they face the many obstacles to their union – including (but not limited to) dread pirates, evil princes, expert swordsmen, brutish giants, rodents (of unusual size), expert torturers, and political intrigue.
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/brattle-theatre, (617) 876-6837
 
Cabot's Candy
Champagne Truffles! Chocolate Pretzel Love Knots! Heart Shaped Assorted Chocolate Boxes!
Cabot's Candy. 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/cabots-candy, (617) 497-7500
 
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Valentine's Day themed classes - perfect as a gift or as a date idea! Gift Certificates are also available for purchase online or in person,  and make the perfect gift.
Valentine's Day Couples' Wine and Appetizer | Friday | Feb. 8 | 6 - 9 pm | $90 | Register
Beer Tasting for Romantics | Saturday | Feb. 9 | 2 - 4 pm | $85 | Register
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour | Saturday | Feb. 9 | 2 - 3:30 pm | $35 | Register
Additional Valentine's Day Classes available here
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/cambridge-center-adult-education, (617) 547-6789
 
The Charles Hotel 
Make it a staycation in Harvard Square this Valentine’s Day with a Suiteheart Romance Package at The Charles Hotel. This romance package includes accommodations in one of our 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! https://www.charleshotel.com/specials
The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/charles-hotel, (617) 864-1200
 
Eliot St. Cafe/Dunkin Donuts 
Heart shape donuts and bling sprinkle donuts. Try the new Brownie Batter & Cookie Dough Double Filled Square Donut for the remainder of February.  
Eliot St. Cafe/Dunkin Donuts, 69 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/eliot-st-cafedunkin-donuts, (617) 354-5096
 
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
V-day specials will be offered (in addition to regular dinner menu)
View Valentine's menu here. 
Grafton Street, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/grafton-street-pub-grill, (617) 497-0400
 
Getaround
This valentines day, take your partner out in something a little more special. Get 25$ off your first rental in one of our many luxury and performance vehicles.
 
Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar
"Odds Bodkin Worlds Apart: Tales for Lovers" 
Date: Sun, Feb 10, 5:00 PM
Join us at Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar for the second of our "Bards & Booze" events with Odds Bodkin. Master Storyteller and Musician
Heading into Valentine's Day, master storyteller and musician Odds Bodkin tells two long love tales, The Crane Wife from ancient Japan, performed with pentatonic ally prepared Celtic harp, and The Dame Ragnell, an utterly hilarious version of Chretien de Troyes' 14th century feminist tale, performed with character voices and a full score on 12-string guitar.
Tickets are for seating at community tables or the bar. Seating begins at 5 pm for performance that begins at 5:30 PM. Themed food and drink menu will be offered for purchase, as well as Grendel's Den's regular offerings. The program lasts approximately 90 minutes with intermissions. Please do not plan to arrive after the performance has begun, as this is a live storytelling event that will be disrupted by late arrivals! 
Venue will make an effort to seat parties together when possible. If you do not purchase all the tickets for your party together, please email sayhi@grendelsden and inform us of all the names in the group that wish to sit together.
Grendel's Den, 89 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/grendels-den-restaurant-bar, (617) 491-1160


 
The Harvard COOP
 
The Harvard COOP, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/shops/harvard-cooperative-society-coop, (617) 499-2000
 
The Hourly Oyster House
V-day specials will be offered (in addition to the regular dinner menu)
View Valentine's menu here.
The Hourly is also launching their Twin Lobster deal on 2/1!
Inspired by the popular Friends "she's your lobster” episode, The Hourly has partnered with their Harvard Square neighbor, Mike’s Pastry for this Lobster Roll and Lobster Tail combo ($32/person).
Guests order the "Twin Lobster" off the menu at The Hourly, where they will receive a coupon to redeem their Lobster Tail next door at Mike's Pastry.
The Hourly Oyster House, 15 Dunster Street, harvardsquare.com/hourly-oyster-house, (617) 765-2342
 
J.P. Licks
J.P. Licks offers a perfect Valentine’s Day gift: A Cookies 'n' Cream ice cream with a fudge center layer, covered in rich chocolate ganache and decorated with a loving red fondant heart…perfect for sharing! 
If you are looking for a reason to stay in and cuddle up, our hot chocolate cone for two makes a wonderful gift and the perfect excuse.
February brings us the Black Cherry Fudge Sundae, a combination of our February flavor Cherry Vanilla Chip ice cream with our homemade fudge, bing cherries, and whipped cream! Another way to share you care.
J.P. Licks, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/jp-licks, (617) 492-1001
 
Living Harmony, LLC
Add a bit of that loving, homey, warm, inviting feeling to any space in your life by getting it organized with Living Harmony.
20% off your first organizing package if you contact us on Valentine’s Day and whisper the word “amorous.”
Living Harmony, 24 Harvey Street, harvardsquare.com/services/living-harmony-llc, (617) 945-0704
 
Moleskine
Free personalization for Valentine’s Day from February 8 – 14
Moleskine, 35 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/moleskine, (617) 714-4332
 
Night Market
Pu Pu Platters to Share at Night Market
Date: February 4 -19 
Time: Dinner daily
Cost: $30/ platter (perfect for sharing on Valentine's Day)
Pu Pu Platter menu:
Crab Rangoons
Pork Pot Stickers
Beef Teriyaki "sticks"
Egg Rolls
Pork Spare Ribs
Chicken Wings
Vegetable Lo Mein
Night Market, 48 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/night-market, (857) 285-6948
 
Nubar
Valentine’s Day Package Deal
$67/pp you get: a long stem rose, a glass of bubbles, amuse bouche, 4-course dinner, chocolate truffles
Nubar, 16 Garden Street, harvardsquare.com/nubar, (617) 234-1365
 
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours 
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour - Valentine's Day at 7-8:30 pm
Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!
Join us for a delectable adventure through historic Harvard Square. You'll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about chocolate, and sample the best and most interesting chocolaty treats around. Located right outside of Boston in Cambridge on the Red Line MBTA Train Stop, Harvard Square is home to Harvard University and also has a flourishing food scene with some of the best and most unique food in the city. Each tour is a fun 90 minutes and includes 4 stops with plenty of treats and less than a mile of walking. We can't wait to take you on a unique, chocolate adventure!
This tour is suitable for all ages. $35/pp. Guests must purchase tickets in advance at www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com
 
PARK Restaurant & Bar
V-day specials will be offered (in addition to regular dinner menus)
View Valentine's menu here. 
PARK, 59 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/park-restaurant-bar, (617) 491-9851
 
Parsnip
Valentine’s Day at Parsnip
Thursday, February 14, 5 pm to 9 pm
$65 per person
MENU
Appetizer (choice of):
Tuna Crudo
Persimmon, Persian cucumber, Finger lime
 -or-
Burrata Salad
Roasted beets, Candied walnuts, Ricotta Salata
Optional mid-course ($15 supplement)
Raviolo con ovo
Ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Black truffle
Main course (choice of):
Roasted Sirloin
Eggplant, Cippolini, Balsamic
 -or-
Swordfish
Piperade, White bean, Chorizo
Dessert (choice of):
Chocolate Gateau
Red velvet, White chocolate, Pomegranate
-or-
Passion Fruit Mousse
Caramel, Coconut, Winter citrus
Parsnip Restaurant, 91 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/parsnip, (617) 714-3206
 
Pressed Juicery
Pressed Juicery Valentine’s Day Juice Gram: Send some love with a FREE Valentine’s Day gram to show your BFF or loved one they’re beautiful inside & out. Plus, treat yourself to a FREE gift from Pressed Juicery or Kiehl’s! Send your Juice Gram here! Offer valid while supplies last at all Pressed Juicery locations from February 1 – February 14th, 2019.
Pressed Juicery, 1380 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/pressed-juicery, (617) 354-0906
 
Regattabar Jazz Club
There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up with your sweetie in a dimly lit jazz club. Catch one of our upcoming shows while seats are still available!
NOMAD DREAMS | Feb 13 7:30 pm $25
VERONICA SWIFT | Feb 14 7:30 pm $30
STEPHANE WREMBEL BAND | Feb 15 7:30 pm $30
Regattabar Jazz Club, 1 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/regattabar, (617) 395-7757
 
Russell House Tavern
V-day specials will be offered (in addition to the regular dinner menu)
View Valentine's menu here. 
Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/russell-house-tavern, (617) 500-3055
 
Salt & Olive
When Life Really is a Box of Chocolates.
Say 'Olive You' this Valentine's Day with handmade chocolates from two of our very favorite chocolate artists:
Ducao Chocolates (Andover, MA)
Somerville Chocolate (Somerville, MA)
Led by master chocolatier Rosa Familia, Ducao Chocolates is named for Dulce Cacao.... "sweet chocolate" in Spanish. Handcrafted and made in micro-batches, these bold ganache combinations look like edible works of art.
Using cacao beans mainly from South America, bean-to-bar Somerville Chocolate offers unique flavor infusions, including hops-infused dark chocolate and smoked Dominican dark chocolate.
Drop in this weekend for a taste!
Salt & Olive, 1160 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/salt-olive, (617) 242-4118
 
Temple Bar
V-day specials will be offered (in addition to the regular dinner menu)
View Valentine's menu here. 
Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/temple-bar-american-bistro, (617) 547-5055
 
Wellbridge Athletic Club
 
Wellbridge Athletic Club, 5 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/services/wellbridge-athletic-club, (617) 441-0800
 
World's Only Curious George Store
Join the team at the World's Only Curious George Store on Friday, February 8 for our weekly story time! The theme for this week is "Love is in the Air," and we hope you can join us. The reading will start at 10:30 and will be followed by a make your own Valentine activity. All ages are welcome to attend. If you cannot make it for our regular story time, we will be having a special morning of stories and activities on Valentine's Day, also starting at 10:30!
World's Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/worlds-only-curious-george-store, (617) 547-4500
 
Zinnia Jewelry
Sterling Silver Heart Lockets! Beautiful and affordable semi-precious stone rings and freshwater pearls! A free Lindt truffle with every purchase! 
Zinna Jewelry, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/zinnia-jewelry, (617) 354-1800
 
 
Phone:
617-491-3434
Location:
Harvard Square Business Association
Brattle Plaza
18 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138