The Final Holiday Season
UpStairs on the Square


This December will be our last one in this merriest of holiday restaurants, so we invite you to come have a final glass of good cheer, sit with us by the fireplace, and drink in the atmosphere of dancing zebras, bad girl plaid, and gold and silver leaf champagne bubbles in the Jewel Box bar.
We�re hosting our usual panoply of holiday events to share with you and your family. So come be a part of this wonderful last holiday at UpStairs!


Open Christmas Eve

We light up our blazing hearths for one of the loveliest nights of the year! Christmas Eve Dinner from 5 pm
($85 prix fixe; half-price for children under 12)
Menu will be posted on line shortly.


Private Holiday Celebrations at UpStairs

Whether for lunch or dinner, formal soir�e or casual bash, we're experts at hosting your personal or business holiday celebrations. The sunny Zebra Room is perfect for small lunches, or dinners of up to 44. The Jewel Box, with its fireplace and turquoise champagne bar, seats up to 40 In short, private spaces with customized care for hosting parties from 10 � 250.
We love opening up the Soir�e Dining Room with special menus for holiday luncheons � a great and value oriented way to have your holiday party in style.

Call Caroline or Mary-Catherine at 617-864-1933 or events@upstairsonthesquare.com

Afternoon Tea During the Holidays
For December:

Saturdays and Sundays
(children's teas available in December )
2 to 4 pm

Our silver-tiered tea trays will include artisanal savories, tea sandwiches, our special Christmas cookies, and bite-sized Christmas sweets. A visit is not complete without a taste of hot cocoa with homemade marshmallow. We offer a special children's tea on request in December.

Children's tea: $15     Adult tea: $30

Show-Your-Stripes Children's Zebra Tea
Saturdays and Sundays in December; 2:00-4 pm

teddybearMake it a family tradition to bring your little ones to our special holiday children's tea, with its marzipan chocolate mice, Nutella/ banana treats and PB&J tea sandwiches (crusts off, of course), hot cocoa with homemade marshmallow, and lots of Maria's special gingerbread Zebras and holiday cookies.

Bring a new stuffed Zebra or other stuffed animal toy, all of whom will live happily under our dazzling tree until Christmas, when they will be donated to Children's Hospital Boston.

Children's Tea: $15; Adult Zebra Tea: $30.

Make a reservation

Come Hang at Our Bar this Holiday


Our food bar is the perfect place for a little (or big) treat before, after, or during your holiday shopping. You�ll find an irresistible host of delicious small plates to go with Lino�s holiday cocktails. Come for a restorative holiday pick-me-up Lobster Pizza, or extend your evening by the fire with one of our great winter warmers.


Back by Popular Demand:

Three Evenings of Christmas Caroling with Traditional Roast Goose & Chestnut Menu

Monday Club Bar & Soirèe Room
Tuesday, December 17 through Thursday, December 19
Special 3-course menus in both dining rooms: $58
(Soiree Room only on December 19)

To put us squarely in the holiday mood, we can't wait to offer a special holiday menu on both floors, featuring irresistible traditional Christmas dishes. Best of all, carolers will be here to serenade us with Christmas carols in the middle of each evening. We may even sing along!

Christmas Revels
Pre-Theater Dining

As we do every year, we are offering delicious prix fixe menus exclusively to Revels ticket holders for a great fireside pre-curtain (or post-matinee) dinner in either dining room.

Tickets available at www.Revels.org.
Guests can park with our valet for all-night parking.
Click here for menus.

Make a reservation


Vegan Holiday Dinner

Wednesday, December 11
Soir�e Dining Room
6:30 or by reservation throughout the evening
$50 / $75 with wine pairings

The holidays present lots of treats for the vegan� nuts and squashes and cranberries and beautiful New England winter dishes that our vegan-interested chefs love to cook.


Holiday Giving
Turtles and T-shirts!

We have more gift ideas than ever this year. What better to put in the stocking than an UpStairs t-shirt ($18) or tote ($28) -all with our popular Zebra logos and signature jewel colors?

And as always we offer our decorative box full of our famous Milk Chocolate Praline Turtles.
Large (8 for $20) or small ( 4 for $12) boxes available.
The most famous and popular product ever to come out of UpStairs...and the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

The Grand Finale!
Our Last New Year's Eve F�te

It's long been a Harvard Square tradition to celebrate the ushering in of the New Year at UpStairs on the Square.

Here's your chance to be a part of history as we ring in 2014 and great new adventures for us all, we'll be saying a big and heartfelt goodbye to 31 years at UpStairs, and we'll do it in style, with early and late seatings on each of our two levels of dining. There will be fabulous music from 9 pm on. Every year it�s dancing in the aisles-New Year�s Eve hilarity at its best. We will be all as one--old and young--as we sing and dance our collective heart out to the wild strains of rock and roll and blues classics with spinning by Randy Barth.

Early seating: 5 pm to 6:30 pm;

Monday Club Bar and Zebra Room
3-course menu for $85 (half- price for children under 12)
Soirèe Room
4-course menu for $125 per person


Late Seating � throughout the restaurant
beginning at 8:30 pm - seating through 11:00
$250 per person
tasting menu, champagne toast at midnight
and dancing into the night

For reservations and information, call 617-864-1933 or visit the UpStairs website: www.upstairsonthesquare.com .

Valet parking is available daily at the corner beginning at 5 pm
and for brunch at noon.
Discounted parking at three nearby lots.

Mary-Catherine Deibel and Deborah Hughes, Proprietors