Best of Boston

2008 Best Romantic Restaurant

Upstairs on the Square

Amid pastel-colored walls (so charming!), fireplaces (so cozy!), and food like Wellfleet oysters on the half shell with yuzu ice (so flirtatious!), what makes this the Hub’s most romantic option is the space. Specifically, that there’s lots of it. Amorous ambiance is so often ruined by patrons who are positioned a little too close and talking a little too loudly. At UpStairs on the Square, it’s private enough to murmur juicy tidbits and sweet nothings with abandon.

91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617-864-1933,