A lovely roof deck brims with flowering plants atop Harvard`s venerable Hasty Pudding Club. Chef/co-owner Deborah Hughes` kitchen turns out eclectic Californian/Italian dishes like lemon-scented risotto, chilled Crenshaw melon soup with lime and nasturtium and, for brunch, grilled chicken sausages with home fries, and grapefruit-and-rosemary salad.
Concentrating on new American, Italian and French fare, this is a fine dining restaurant. Expect the average entrée to cost between $20 and $30, and people generally dress up -- on the nicer side.
Atmosphere: The restaurant has an elegant décor. The fireplace adds to the atmosphere and mood here. The restaurant has a contemporary atmosphere -- frequented by professionals and couples. Table talk is no problem here - noise level is unobtrusive.
More Reasons to Go: There is background music while you dine. Upstair`s Pudding is appropriate (if not ideal) for entertaining clients, anniversaries and other romantic evenings. When weather permits, enjoy outdoor seating.
Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch and dinner. The menu here at Upstair`s Pudding stays interesting and creative with daily changes that maintain style, variety and freshness based on availability and the time of year.
A full selection of alcoholic beverages are served. You`ll find that there a seated bar inside.
Notable Mention: One of Cambridge`s better restaurants.
Details to Note: Reservations are suggested. Smoking is not permitted. Entrances and walkways are wheelchair friendly.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express
Hours of Operation: Sundays thru Thu 11:30a thru 2:30p; 6p thru 9:30p, Fridays & Saturdays 11:30a thru 2:30p; 6p thru 10p