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Jul 20, 2007 03:46 PM

Amazing meal at Upstairs on the Square

I recently had the tasting menu in the soiree room and had an incredible experience. The courses began with an amuse bouche of a summer melon shooter with duck prosciutto. The following courses, such as the raviolis and scallops, built and layered upon the next with increasingly complex flavors. Overall the food was artfully prepared and well thought out. The wine pairings were also excellent, highlighting and complementing each course. The bartender was superb, crafting a delicious and witty cocktail (I recommend the “Venus in Furs”.) And the service was exceptional, striking the right balance between being attentive and allowing you to enjoy your meal. I have also had wonderful experiences for lunch (the tomato soup and brioche grilled cheese is great) and brunch (the eggs benedict and the French toast are completely decadent and worth it) in the newly renovated monday club bar downstairs. In short, this place is not to be missed.

Upstairs On the Square
91 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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  1. Thank you, SM, for letting us know - being a big fan of VU, I will be happy to check out the "Venus in Furs!!" Good to hear the positive review as we are scheduled to go next week!!!

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    1. re: Small Plates

      Wow, that's quite a review. I certainly look forward to Small Plates' comments after heading there next week. I've never had any interest in going back to U on the Sq after a "much less than amazing" visit when they were at their old location.

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