The Harvard Square Business Association is celebrating our al fresco dining season. Over 30 Harvard Square restaurants boast patio seating; from the rooftop at Felipe’s Taqueria to the hidden garden at the Harvest Restaurant, 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 restaurants below have beautiful and distinctive patios ready to welcome and serve you; we hope you enjoy them all!
Amorino Gelato (Open windows to Brattle Street. Not a real patio, but beautiful “outside” in seating) Chutney’s (Outside seating on Mt. Auburn St.) Le’s (Outside seating on Mt. Auburn St.)
The courtyard patio is now open for the season. Lunch and dinner are served outside, beginning at 11am – until the last outdoor seating at 9pm, serving the full menu outside. Some of the patio is covered and are able to seat even in light rain.
Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge is located in heart of Harvard Square offering Modern American, seasonally inspired, and ingredient-driven cuisine in a contemporary and relaxed setting. Led by the new Executive Chef Jeffrey Salazar, the menu reflects his approachable and outgoing personality and pairs some of his favorite ingredients together with his Asian heritage. The restaurant is housed in an iconic building reinvigorated with modern aesthetics and views overlooking Winthrop Park.
Sample dinner dishes include
Duck & Chicken Liver Pate;
Scallop & Citrus Crudo;
Moosabec Mussels with charred fennel, homemade longanisa sausage, roasted tomato broth and rouille;
White asparagus risotto with morels and truffle oil;
Crispy confit duck leg with dirty rice and kumquat;
Pan seared halibut with fava beans, fingerling potatoes, Meyer lemons & savory creme fraiche
Subway (Outside seating on Mt. Auburn St.) Spicies (Open windows to Brattle Street. Not a real patio, but beautiful “outside” in seating) Toscano (Open windows to Brattle Street. Not a real patio, but beautiful “outside” in seating)
More information coming soon!