Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge, located in the heart of Harvard Square, offers globally-inspired, ingredient-driven cuisine in a contemporary and relaxed setting. Opened in the winter of 2015, the elegant, two-story restaurant serves new American fare with influences from countries in Europe and along the Silk Road.
The intimate bar overlooks the main dining room and features approachable wines from New and Old Worlds and classic cocktails specializing in the martini.
The restaurant is housed in an iconic building reinvigorated with modern aesthetics and views overlooking Winthrop Park. Its stylish and contemporary elegance reflects owner Dr. Gerald Chan’s personal vision. Guests are welcomed to the high-ceilinged and spacious dining room, tastefully decorated in a minimalistic style. The neutral color palette of grays with teak wood detailing is offset by pops of burnt orange and brushed brass. The tables were custom fabricated from old growth forest trees, all sustainably sourced (the same wood for renowned Danish restaurant NOMA), and the chairs from Cassina in Meda, Italy. Flooring is made from white American oak and the white marble stonework at the bar and along the side tables was sourced from South Africa. An elegant fireplace sets the ambiance in the exquisite restaurant during the winter months.
Parsnip can easily accommodate a variety of functions from small intimate groups to large celebrations, business meetings, and social parties in each of its spaces. Events can be held in the restaurant’s main dining room or in the versatile private area overlooking Winthrop Park. Alternatively, the dedicated event space located on the 2nd floor offers a stylish and casual atmosphere with two fireplaces, eye-catching vintage furniture, brown and burnt orange colors adorning the walls, ambient lighting, a dedicated kitchen and a full custom bar.
91 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138