American Harvest Restaurant
American Harvest Restaurant

American Harvest Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.schoolcraft.edu/americanharvest/
  • Phone: 7344624488x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:45am - 12:15pm; Dinner Buffet: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Master Chef Brian Beland and Executive Chef Shawn Loving
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7 Mile Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Well-lit parking located in the Schoolcraft College North parking lot, closest to the intersection of Haggerty and Seven Mile Road. The restaurant is located inside Schoolcraft College's VisTaTech Center.
A word from American Harvest Restaurant
Savor a gourmet lunch prepared and served in Schoolcraft College's student-operated restaurant. The menu, which changes daily, features freshly baked breads, soup, salad, a choice of entree, and a selection from the tempting dessert table. All items on the menu are a la carte. Students work under the direction of an award-winning Certified Master Chef.

For dinner, enjoy an extravagant buffet in a beautiful setting at a reasonable price. Please join second-year students in the International and American Cuisine class, under the direction of a Certified Executive Chef, as they prepare International favorites. Themes change weekly and include American, European, Latin & South American, Asian and Middle Eastern.

Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
American Harvest Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (34)great for lunch (28)special occasion (25)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (21)great for brunch (8)romantic (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Unusually today's food and services were below most other days' service and food. Potato's were half cooked and dish as a whole was just plain and amateurish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a great dining experience. The atmosphere was really nice. It was also nice to see all of the students and get to talk with them about the food that they prepared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heartfelt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Because this is a learning center for upcoming chefs, the students do an outstanding job to serve and prepare food for the patron! I would visit everyday if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RE: Food/Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Initially, the seating of customers was slow and unorganized. Also, the food was good but very small portions for the dollar amount. Rather expensive overall. I could have gone to a nice restaurant for the price. The waiter was absolutely wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Outstanding restaurant. The food was similar to a 5 star restaurant at considerably less cost. The student chiefs, working under Master Chiefs, are amazing. We cannot recommend this enough. We are looking forward to trying out their dinner, having had lunch twice. Service was slow sometimes but not intolerable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Taste of food was delicious, the only comment was the food was served luke warm for our entire table. Great price for the amount of food you get. The desserts were outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Fair Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've always enjoyed going to American Harvest. The food is outstanding and well presented. My only complaint is that the service is only fair. The culinary school needs to stress this as part of their teaching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best restaurant in Livonia
    livoniafoodie66
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went to the European theme dinner, there were many favorites, seafood bisque, lamb chops,sliced duck breast, coco van , over 12 types of salads , this was a buffet dinner, one of the salad items was a leaf of endive with marinated beets, 15 types of deserts, crème Brule,torts on and on. At$ 26.95 this is a great deal. Schoolcraft College has a hidden gem here! Wine and Beer are available. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food for a fair price
    Emma
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was a bit on the slow side, but don't go there if you don't have much time. The food is delicious and everyone is trying his best to make you satisfied. The dessert choice is amazing. I would not recommend bringing young children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good student eatings
    FoodExplorer1973
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went with a buddy. Enjoyable eats. Pricey for the buffet offering. Our server was good but can improve on the attentiveness. Definately a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    MonroeFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It's a treat to have a lovely dinner a American Harvest Restaurant. We went to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. We enjoy hearing the students discuss with pride the food they have made. It makes it taste better. Sometimes service is a little slow and even awkward. This restaurant is for people to learn their craft, so it is not bothersome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Am Harvest
    AnnTVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Bisque way too salty. Unfortunately there was too many choices for dessert 😔😋
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lovely experience!
    ElleMP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My mom and I both had the perch for lunch, and at around $11 each per entree, it was truly a wonderful value and absolutely delicious. They were perfectly presented and generously portioned. We really enjoyed perusing the dessert options, and it was very difficult to choose one since there were MANY options available, and perfectly presented along the bar area as you walk in. My only complaint was that the leafy greens (spinach maybe?) and the green beans on our entree were a bit undercooked, and I do like my veggies a little crunchy. Other than that they did a fantastic job with the quality of the food, the presentation, and also the hospitality of the hostess, making us feel VERY welcome and eager to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Treesme
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I was amazed by the food. I had chicken. Service was great except for dessert. The bananas Foster took a half an hour after we ordered for rent received it. and, our other two desserts to come until after that. Don't come if you're on a tight schedule
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60diner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent I want to support the students. The service was very slow this day but that's ok because we have to remember that these are students in training.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie Delight
    Tracey
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Who would think a reasonably priced, buffet style restaurant could accomplish five star food and not sound like a Coney Island? You have to try this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    MaryJudi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Mary & I, once again, really enjoyed our experiences of celebrating our Sept birthdays here. This was our second time here. The service is very good, the food is delicious. One suggestion is to offer a dessert sample plate for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    AriHarp
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The staff. The concept. The location. The food. All so so so superbly exquisite. A++++ for American Harvest. I'm in love
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice service. Too expensive for food quality. You can get better asain food at a cheapet asain buffet. Desserts were nice, but not spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Disappointed this visit. Sea Bass choice not available very early. Very loud. Hard to talk to others at table. Burger very mediocre. Limited menu choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not enough
    KSSFamily
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The options are limited and that I understand however when I was one of the first 10 patrons seated and when the waitress got to our table the primary specialty was already almost out. I had to place my order for it quickly in order to get it and the waitress told me that I received one of the last few available orders for that item.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a try once
    Mushroom
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    What a gem we have with Schoolcraft and American Harvest. While it's a teaching restaurant that is far outweighed by the quality and perfect meals that they are delivering. If you haven't tried it for lunch I highly recommend it when you want an upscale meal with friends or colleagues at a more than fair price. I'll be trying the dinner buffet next and look forward to that. Plan to be impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun birthday lunch
    crone2
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was my mother's birthday and we had a wonderful lunch with great gourmet food. They have beautiful decadent dessert items and they specially decorated her plate for her birthday. The chef even sent us complimentary Smoked Salmon with Mediterranean Vegetable Rolls. Service was good, food excellent, and the atmosphere is pleasant. We definitely plan on going again. Since it is a culinary arts school the tip even goes to the scholarship fund!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinning
    Nanc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed our lunch at the American Harvest. Everything was great. The server was very friendly and informative about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • American Harvest
    frankr
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The American Harvest is just outstanding in every way. The food is top-notch and the students serving you try so hard. Definitely worth the time and money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frogs4
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent food, Almost too attentive service, great desserts, good price line.friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    lovedit
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was my second time there and I, along with my 6 dining companions, loved the experience. We are already planning our next trip back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My review: by Judi
    MaryJudi
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My friend and I visited for the first time ever. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, from the hostess to the end. We loved the white linen napkins, the professionalism of the staff, and of course, the food. The dessert presentation before we were led to our table was very nice, as well, although it did make the choice for our desserts difficult, but in a good way! The cost of this dining experience was suitable, also, a chance to dine in style without the expense of a fancy restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 623 reviews are from the American Harvest Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Friday evening with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were warmly greeted when we arrived and seated right away. Server was very friendly and brought waters, bread basket, butter and asked if wanted to see the wine list. The entire evening was most enjoyable! Food was delicious and beautifully plated. The entire experience was wonderful and we'll continue to frequent this restaurant, especially since it is part of the culinary curriculum at Schoolcraft College. The students are the chefs, servers and proud beneficiaries of many accolades for their creativity and talents. Kudos to them!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite
    livoniafoodie66
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had dinner with friends we all remarked on the quality of food and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun & Tasty experience
    DiningDana
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The atmosphere was inviting and lively! Staff was knowledgeable and fun to talk to! The buffet was well rounded, food for all diets, likes and preferences!! Desserts OUTSTANDING!! This was my second time here, first was for full service lunch! Cannot wait to go back and take more friends with me!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • American Harvest Intl Dinner
    janebaby
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I really liked the variety. I especially liked the short ribs as last time the short ribs were tough. I went back for seconds which meant I didn't try all the varieties of meat. I liked the shrimp and lamb chops as well. I really enjoyed the salmon but there were about 7 bones in it which I thought unusual. The dessert selection was great as usual. I know there were a variety of salads but only the regular lettuce salad was to my taste (which was fine since I wanted to try more meats). All-in-all a great meal.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a food adventure!
    Ariel
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    It's always an adventure coming to American Harvest Restaurant for dinner, because it's all the food that students make for their tests. You would assume that these dishes are at the top of their game, since they are graded on it, but that also means they're not all A+s. Some dishes are delicious and some can be flops. The things that are always really good are the desserts. Having said that, for the price and the variety of dishes, this is a great place to go if you're feeling adventurous.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    Mittenchic
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Enthusiastic staff contributes to a great dining experience. Unusual entrees and good selection for even the fussiest of diners. Some rough edges, ie no labeling of desserts may lead to selection of something other than what one desires, but all in all a culinary treat!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aromas, Flavors, & Desserts
    LeoB
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    It's hard to believe that these people are just learning their trade! Everything about The American Harvest seems polished and professional. Our waiter was the best I've had in any restaurant since Michael Mina's in the Bellagio at Las Vegas. The food was perfect - tasty, attractive, and oh, the AROMA! And the desserts! All beautiful, all exotic, and all lined up for you to see and choose. I always buy one for the meal and one to go. If ever you get a chance to go to The American Harvest, don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special eating experience
    KSSFamily
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I took my Sister and Brother-in-law to lunch recently and I knew my previous experience at American Harvest was over the top. However, my 2 family members had never been there and were amazed with the service and the tasty food they ordered. My Sister is quite the cook and found the strange sounding fish chowder to be so good that she asked our waitress the ingredients and the waitress gave her a basic recipe that my Sister could add to and enjoy something similar at home. Bottom line is we will be back many many times when the restaurant opens up again later this year. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time for lunch
    Pixstix
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Over all the experience was very nice. The food was good, but portions were smaller than used to. Food was a bit blan, but the combinations were interesting. The deserts were very good. The service was very good, smiles and help-fullness everywhere. She got what we needed and answered all our questions, even though she was very busy. The Descriptions on the Menu could have been a bit more descriptive for us that are not very familiar with the dishes prepared. We will come again and we did enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch at American Harvest
    John39
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The four of us enjoyed a very fine lunch at American Harvest, even though they were already sold out of two of the dishes we wanted to order. But the meals we did order were delicious, well presented, and moderately priced. The desserts were spectacular from every point of view. Our waiter was very knowedgeable concerning the different dishes. We'll be back next year.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We enjoyed our experience from the very beginning...the salad bar was full of wonderful choices making it hard to take a little bit. The entrees were well presented and had signs identifying them. We did ask what items were and an explanation was forth coming. There was ample selections and we had a great time sampling. We absolutely loved the dessert selection and took almost one of everything and did share and told each other which we liked although it was hard. The service was very good - quiet and timely. The ambiance was very nice and added to the evening - noise level even though it was full was perfect we could chat without raising our voices. Would and already recommended American Harvest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was in a group of four and
    Yotts
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I was in a group of four and we ordered three different entrees. We agreed that the food was extremely well prepared and the sauces (on the venison steak and the sea scallops) were outstanding The plate presentations were done as well as those I have had in the past at 4-Star and 5-Star restaurants, including the Maisonette in Cincinnat or Scoma's in San Franciscoi, but at far greater prices. The bread pudding was less than hoped for, at least by the reviewer as I use to go to New Orleans on business and I know what it can taste like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.