Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Square restaurateurs Deborah Hughes and Mary-Catherine Deibel continue their twenty-year fine dining tradition with UpStairs on the Square. Featuring two dining rooms, the multi-floored restaurant offers a choice between the large, wood-paneled Monday Club Bar, where guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Square, or the more formal Soiree Room, which is reminiscent of a glowing, colorful jewel-box-like supper club.
Striving for the same high standards Deibel and Hughes upheld in years past, this spot celebrates the bounty of New England ingredients and the handcrafted techniques that have always made their menus popular.
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After a Maine girlhood where she grew up thinking about cooking, pastry chef Maria Santos made for the West Coast to pursue an education at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena.
Bouncing between the East and West Coasts, Santos interned with Kristen Murray of No. 9 Park in Boston, worked under Aaron Lindgren (formerly of Charlie Trotter's) and then moved on to a very satisfying stint in the pastry department of Lucques, the James Beard Award-winning Los Angeles restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin.
In joining the team at UpStairs on the Square, she continues along the culinary path that she began at Lucques. Her think-locally-cook-globally philosophy is always front of mind as she develops creative desserts for UpStairs' many menus-wine dinners, vegan dinners, vegetarian tasting menus, etc. She is always looking to develop farmers' market-driven menus (and of course, great taste and more than a hint of dessert decadence).