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Parsnip Opens in Harvard Square Today

Experience casual fine dining downstairs and a cozy lounge upstairs.

Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

Almost two years after the project was first announced, today is the official debut of Parsnip, located in the historic multi-story space at Cambridge's 91 Winthrop St., formerly home to UpStairs on the Square. Get a preview of the mid-century modern decor here.

The "globally inspired and ingredients-led" menu by executive chef Peter Quinion, chef de cuisine Ryan Marcoux (Boston Chops alum), and team could fall under the "modern European" label in some cases, Quinion previously said, noting the seasonal similarities between New England and his native UK. Seafood is a bit more prevalent here, though, and according to a sample menu shared by Boston Magazine earlier this week, it will definitely make some appearances.

"At its heart, Parsnip is really offering the elements of hospitality and fine dining, the core beliefs of what service is about — good quality food and wine being the important part of the restaurant, but also the service side of it — everything that's in fine dining but relaxed and casual," Quinion said previously. "It all boils down to one thing, and that's the hospitality side of it.

Parsnip's dining room is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The upstairs lounge is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Saturday.

Look Inside Parsnip, Opening in Harvard Square Tomorrow


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