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So-so RW meal at Upstairs on the Square

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The salad was the best part of the meal, by far. It was very good: asparagus, pea tendrils (tender, sweet and very pretty), potatoes, gribiche. My risotto was uninspiring—a subtle lemon flavor would have been nice, but the preserved lemons added too much lemon flavor and bitterness. I mean, it was all right, but I could have made it at home. My friend said the fish was good. The desserts were disappointing; the chocolate pound cake was pretty dry, and the rice pudding very rice-y and on the solid side. I love dessert, but found myself totally uninterested in these. The service was good, and I like the atmosphere in the club room. I enjoyed my glass of Chardonnay. Overall, I didn't think it was worth the $55. If I go again, it will be for the atmosphere, not the food.

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  1. Had a similar experience there last year...honestly, still looking for worthy RW dining in Harvard Square.