In October 1996, Patrick Lee, alongside his brother Peter and two business partners, Sean Kennedy and Gerry Sheerin, opened Grafton Street Pub & Grill offering Harvard Square something that it needed at the time - a hangout that combines a traditional neighborhood pub's warmth and coziness with a contemporary full-service restaurant.
Almost 20 years later,
Grafton Street is still thriving
in its Harvard Square home
alongside 3 additional properties:
Temple Bar (1998),
Russell House Tavern (2010),
PARK Restaurant & Bar (2012).
Seamlessly tapped in to the ever-evolving pockets within Harvard Square, the Grafton Group has grown alongside its fellow businesses, institutions, residents, students and visitors. From the cuisine to the cocktails, and even the design of each restaurant, the thoughtful attention paid to the neighborhood's wants and needs is evident.
Earning numerous "Best of Neighborhood" awards throughout the years from publications including The Improper Bostonian, digBoston and Boston magazine, the Grafton Group's dedication to quality ingredients and consistent hospitality has played a key role in the growth of the neighborhood they call home.