Patios in Bloom in Harvard Square 2012

Over 40 Harvard Square restaurants boast patio seating; from the rooftop at Daedalus to the hidden garden at the Harvest, our patios are overflowing with beautiful flowers, sounds of the city, delicious aromas, and gracious staff. Each year, Harvard Square’s Patios in Bloom season officially kicks off when our beautiful Victorian Flower baskets are installed on lampposts throughout the Square.

The businesses listed below are open for business and ready to welcome you; we hope you will try them all!

Algiers Coffee House
Au Bon Pain
b good
Border Café
Café Pamplona
Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe
Charlie’s Kitchen
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Crema Café
Dado Tea
Eliot Street Café
Felipe’s Taqueria
Fire + ice
Flat Patties
Follow the Honey
Grafton Street
Grendel’s Den
Henrietta’s Table
Hidden Sweets
JP Licks
Legal Sea Foods
Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage
Om Restaurant
Otto Pizza
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
The Red House
Russell House Tavern
Shay’s Pub and Wine Bar
Temple Bar
Tory Row
UpStairs on the Square
Veggie Planet
Highlighted Patios in Bloom:
Boloco Harvard Square has a special promotion for the summer:

Sweet Caroline burrito
Green monster Shake
Boloco Jacks.

Follow the Honey is available for al fresco dining for those who would whimsically like to bring in their own catered party after hours for a concierge apis mellifera experience. Follow The Honey is a lovely venue for such an imaginaire.
Henrietta’s Table will have outdoor dining and will be featuring drink specials for the Patios in Bloom season:
Mixed Berry Mojito – $10
Privateer rum, mixed berries, mint, lime, raw sugar, soda water
Noir will have outdoor dining and will be featuring drink specials for the Patios in Bloom season:
Summer Skies – $10 on the rocks, $12 up
Square One Organic Cucumber Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice and Pineapple
The Red House, at 98 Winthrop Street will most be open for patio dining on May 25th and beyond. As a regular feature, we have 2 for $1 oysters from 3 to 6pm, and $1 oysters til close throughout the restaurant. Our new outdoor raw bar & patio are the perfect place for folks to stop in for lunch, cocktails & oysters in the afternoon, and dinner in the evening. We have a full bar & 16 beers on draught.

Rialto will be offering their a la carte menu and bar menu. Great for a bite and cocktails overlooking Charles Square.
Russell House Tavern will be offering $1 oysters after 11am everyday on their patio.
Tory Row offers great outdoor dining and the best people-watching in the square! Patio favorites include wine carafes for $16, red or white sangria pitchers for $15, and our new Snakebite (made with Cambridge-based Bantam Cider and Shipyard Ale) for $9.
The garden at UpStairs on the Square, overflowing with owner Deborah Hughes’ brightly-colored flowers and greenery, is perfect for al fresco dining on the pedestrian-only Parisian streetscape of Winthrop Street. UpStairs welcomes you at lunch, brunch and dinner with a full menu and the new small bites food bar menu on comfortable Parisian bistro chairs and French enamel tables. Check our Facebook page to hear about pop-up outdoor grill nights, featuring everything from street food like arepas and dogs to grilled half lobsters and ribeye steaks for dining en plein air.

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