December 2013 Openings and Closings
- MC Slim JB Oct 18, 2013 02:27 PM
It pains me to start this thread with this news: UpStairs on the Square closing on New Year's Eve, 2013. Building being sold. A series of farewell events is planned.
Lots of memories here, dating to its UpStairs at the Pudding days.
It's too bad as the restaurant has been around in one form or another for quite some time. However, our last two visits (1 brunch & 1 dinner) were really poor in both food and service. Upstairs on the Square never came close to Upstairs at the Pudding in food, service or physical space (now that was a loss I still lament).
Ack! All the cozy older places are going! Locke-Ober, the Oak Bar and now this. Granted, the food at Upstairs has been disappointing for years... Still sad.
Building being sold? Isn't Grendel's Den also in the same building? What's happening to that?
I haven't been there in many years, but I went to the Pudding location a fair bit. Would eat there and then head to the black and white room downstairs to party with the golden youth. Memorable events were people falling off the second floor windows, and the police raiding the black and white room regularly trying to shut out of control parties.
I liked it there. Steve Brand is over at Barcelona in Brookline now, so you can still get some of his food although it's decidedly different than it was at Upstairs.