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Dinner
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Sunday – Thursday 5:30 – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Three Course Prix Fixe: $55 per person
Five Course Tasting: $75 per person



Dessert
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Wine/Cocktails
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Tuesday Night Wine Series
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4 courses, 4 wines: $65 per person
Every Tuesday, join Self Portrait in a menu that travels through the wine regions of the world.

6/27 Provence »
7/11 Jura »
7/18 Roussillon »
7/25 Alsace »
8/1 Bubbles »
8/22 Corsica »
8/29 Beaujolais »
9/5 Upper Loire Valley »
9/12 Lower Loire Valley »

World Music Brunch
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Sunday Brunch 10:30 am – 2 pm

Three Course Prix Fixe: $35 per person


Join members of Boston’s most exciting bands as they expand the notion of your average jazz brunch into an event that blends world musical influence with exciting food to match. From Bossa to Afro-jazz to Gypsy Swing, Dean Johnston of Club D’Elf organizes duos and trios that will make any Sunday special.

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Catering

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Whether you are planning your next company meeting or special event, Self Portrait can help! You can individually select the items from our catering menu or we would happily make the decisions for you. Self Portrait will pack everything and deliver it right to your door.

Please call our store at 617.864.0170 between 10 am – 6 pm and ask to speak with Stephanie for all catering inquiries. You may also email stephanie@playska.com with your inquiry.

  • Any cancellations made within 24 hours or less of your delivery will result in a 50% charge
  • Since all of our breads, pastries and sausages are made fresh daily, we require 72 hour notice for all catering orders
  • Don’t forget paper products! Compostable plates, napkins, forks, knives, beverage cups: $1.50 per person
  • Prices and product availability are subject to change
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Events

Special Events
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We offer thematic dinners based on artistic ideas, often from beyond the food itself. The menus reflect influences from cultural phenomena and more.

Thursday, September 14: Celebration of the Tomato »
Savor New England’s favorite summer treat, the Tomato, at the peak of the season! Heirloom varietals in all shapes, sizes and colors will be featured in our 5 Course Menu. No cans here, just farm fresh Santa Clause, Sweet Cherry, Sweet 100, Yellow Pear and Green Zebra, to name a few. $75 per person. Optional wine pairings $45. Vegetarian Menu available. Regular menu unavailable.

Thursday, October 19: Wild Mushroom Dinner »
Explore the world of the forest floor, with beautifully foraged fall mushrooms. Maitake, matsutake, king trumpet, porcini and more. This event is an annual fall favorite! 5 Course Menu, $75 per person. Optional wine pairings $45. Vegetarian Menu available. Regular menu unavailable.

Thursday, December 14: Whiskey and Wild Game Dinner »
For the 7th Wild Game dinner, we will also be pairing Whiskey! Look for grouse, boar, venison and partridge. 5 Course Menu, $85 per person. Optional whiskey pairings for $55. Vegetarian tasting menu is available upon advance request. Regular menu unavailable.

Holiday Events
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Thanksgiving & Christmas: Closed

Sunday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve »
Join us for a 5 Course Tasting Menu to make your New Year’s Eve a unique and intimate celebration! Black truffles, king crab, wagyu beef, oysters and lots of sparkling wine! We are offering two seatings at 6:30 pm and later in the evening at 9:30 pm which will carry us into the New Year! 5 Course, $95 per person. Optional wine pairings for $55. Vegetarian menu is available. Regular menu unavailable.

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About Self Portrait

About Self Portrait

Welcome to Self Portrait, Chef Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann’s sequel to their long-standing, fine-dining classic: T.W.Food. The restaurant is a contemporary French Bistro embodying luxurious simplicity in an intimate dining room, just a few steps from Harvard Square. The new neighborhood bistro emphasizes creativity around the cornerstones of French cookery, colored with influences from Chef Tim’s background of working in Paris and travelling the world. It combines the tastes of small rustic villages with the sensibilities of a fine-dining kitchen. An updated beverage program showcases an all-French wine list and an exciting new cocktail menu. It’s a Self-Portrait of a Chef and his food, a Self-Portrait of Tim and Bronwyn’s vision of a restaurant as a modern French bistro.

About Chef Tim

Born to German parents in the coastal town of Marblehead, MA, Tim Wiechmann spent much of his youth living and traveling throughout Germany, Switzerland, and France, as well as greater Europe and Asia. He holds a culinary degree in Cuisine Supérieure from L’Académie Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and trained in Paris with some of France’s top chefs at world-renowned restaurants like L’Arpege, Taillevent, and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

In 2007, Chef Wiechmann and his wife Bronwyn opened T.W. Food. The restaurant instantly became a neighborhood fine-dining institution and received numerous accolades, including Boston Magazine’s “50 Best Restaurants,” a 27/28 rating by Zagat for food and service, and recipes published in Wine Spectator, The New York Times. T.W. Food earned five Best of Boston awards, including “Best Outstanding Chef” in 2015. Chef Wiechmann also created the Über-German and Eastern European restaurant: BRONWYN. BRONWYN was listed on Eater National as “#1 most-anticipated restaurant of 2013” and John Mariani named it as one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” for Esquire magazine. Chef Tim’s Schnitzel “Beat Bobby Flay” on Season 2 on Food Network.

Self Portrait, the French Bistro, opened in 2017.

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