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American Harvest Restaurant
American Harvest Restaurant

American Harvest Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.schoolcraft.edu/americanharvest/
  • Phone: (734) 462-4488
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had dinner with friends we all remarked on the quality of food and the ambiance."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "It was a pleasant experience. I took my mom here for lunch for her birthday and it was a treat. Little on the pricey side. Service was excellent, very friendly. Food was ok. However, I would try it again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was my first visit to American Harvest. The food was good and the plating was pleasing to the eye. There was an entire counter filled with an array of desserts. You didn't know where to start. There were only three drawbacks for me. One, it took some time before a waiter came to my table. After that; however, the service was pretty attentive. Two, the website references lunch for $6.95. (see below) I didn't see anything for $6.95, but that was ok. Lastly, I was expecting more entree offerings. "If you live in the metro Detroit area and have not yet enjoyed the experience we offer, put us on your radar. Where else can you have a $6.95 lunch served with Italian truffles?" Overall, it was a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "was very good! Our waiter, Mark, was very attentive . . . . food was very, very good. Prices were amazingly low for the items served . . . . just wish it was located closer to our home."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We've eaten at American Harvest many times and always been thrilled. But not this time. Must have been an off day. We are still great fans and will definitely go back. The soup was excellent, as were the desserts."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I'm more of a meat and potato's guy and so this eatery was a little too high brow for me. I ordered the Salmon and expected a Salmon steak and got six thinly sliced pieces of smoked raw Salmon with what I would call a garnish; that's it. They were tasty, but more of an appetizer to me than a meal. The soup was a beet beef mixture and I'm not a really a beet guy but with no other choice I went for it. it was okay.To sum up, my wife and I went through three bread baskets to get to a point where we felt like we had a meal. Sorry, this venue was so built up by friends and co-workers I expected more..."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "As always, this was a totally enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "American Harvest is a special place to be with special friends. It was an elegant dining experience with well-timed, thoughtful service and affordable prices. Chicken Blanquette that day, very, very delicious, a transporting experience. Our compliments."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My only negative comment is about fellow diners which I know is out of your control to a certain extent. My husband took me out for my Birthday and we especially enjoyed the lamb chops. Best we have ever had. There was a table of 8 sitting near us with 4 adults and 4 children. They all went over to the desserts and basically took one of everything. The parents heaped desserts on their plates and they allowed their children to do the same. We walked up after them and there were a couple mutilated items left. One more plate of dessert was brought out and we each took one. When the kids saw they had brought out something new they raced over to get it. We noticed other diners looking at what was left with a look of disappointment."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great timing and did not feel rushed. Very polite."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The entire experience was great. I took my staff there for lunch and all had a great time. The food was exceptional!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "American Harvest has a more limited menu than your average restaurant but makes up for that with a nice balance of choices and flavorful dishes that are often out of the ordinary. At lunch last week the shrimp with lobster sauce was DIVINE! Intense flavor. And we had at least a dozen desert selections. This program is supervised by Master Chefs. What a dining jewel for the Detroit Metropolitan area. Go to Schoolcraft Community College in Livonia. You're unlikely to be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had the short ribs and they were outstanding. Asked for additional dressing for my salad. Dessert selection outstanding. Server was attentive."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great place to try 15+ different exquisite meals made by rising stars!!! WELL WORTH IT"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "What a great way to expand your experience with food. Regular restaurants seem to specialize in one style of cooking. American Harvest can expose you to many different regions. Our third trip was a TBD and we did not regret our choice. Everyone in our party found many dishes to enjoy. Half of our group doesn't like seafood and the other half does. Each group was very happy with the selections. The Tonkatsu (a dish I had never heard of) was so good I went on-line to find a recipe and prepared it last night. Theirs was better than mine but I will try again. The desserts are just fantastic, so leave some room for them."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It is a pleasure to enjoy a meal at American Harvest. Enjoying delicious food where the people who prepare it are clearly proud of their work and happy to see others enjoy it makes it taste that much better. Asking questions about the food and culture from where it originates educates me. The care with which food is presented, the wonderful variety of food available, and the attitude of the student-staff adds to the great experience. I am always happy to introduce American Harvest to friends and family."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Don't arrive too late. We had a reservation at 6:45 pm not knowing the place closed at 8 pm. Checked out the selections prior to getting soup and salad. By the time we were ready for the entrees, the lamb chops were gone (sorry there are no more to replenish the serving tray) and some picked out all the shrimp from another dish. The atmosphere was pleasant and so was the music. Our server went missing for a bit and I would rate her service average at best. Would definitely return with a big appetite and a 6 pm or earlier reservation."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This is the second time dining at the American Harvest, but it is always pleasant & satisfying. Would like to come again!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I wanted to treat my son to a special lunch, because he was on Spring break. Going to the American Harvest restaurant is different than going to just another fine restaurant. You feel good about helping the students out, and you get a delicious, gourmet lunch in return. It is totally a win-win. I've been here about 3 times for lunch and once for dinner. I have always been wowed by the service and the food. You have to try it !"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our first visit. Excellent food but the room was very uncomfortable - austere, cold and the acoustics were so bad it was difficult to have a discussion at our own table. In spite of this the quality of the food was so good that we will be returning."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I loved the large windows, attentive service, & variety of dishes on the asian buffet. Great presentation. Not able to taste everything but what we did was well prepared. Looking forward to returning to try another cuisine. Desert Bar was out of this world. Very imaginative & creative taste combinations & the presentations were outstanding. Recommended for couples, small groups, but not young children."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went on Asian night and had a fabulous time. The food was great, service great and the desserts were excellent."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Hi, We enjoyed the buffet and the many varieties of dishes. Good to try something different. Some were of great qualities others the meat a bit chewy. Good selection of vege's/salads, main dishes and desserts. Only 1 soup item which I did enjoy. Would definitely go again and recommend to others."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Hubby and I don't treat ourselves to a formal dinning experience often. When we do, we prefer American Harvest. Amazing food and the students are very pleasant. We tip very well as we know the students work very hard. We actually plan to have dinner a couple more times before the semester ends. Thanks - April"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The quality of food was excellent. Fancy and yummy food that I would normally not find on a lunch menu. Staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food, service and ambiance are wonderful. I love to come to American Harvest with friends and everyone is always happy with their meal. It's also a great place for a business luncheon; the entire staff is experienced at providing professional service while delivering a great meal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was good and imaginative ,for those who like buffets. Reasonably priced. If you drink wine, bring your own. A bit to Kid-friendly for my taste. Kids running around "fingering" the desert table. Take yours from the back side of the desert bar. Service, a bit inexperienced, but they are students,"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a great lunch cooked and served by current Schoolcraft College culinary arts students. Absolutely wonderful dessert selection also. Our server was very interesting and friendly. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Visited this resturant due to my son being interested in attending Schoolcraft in the Fall. Menu, though small, had a good variety with something for everyone (not really fit for small children). Service was very good, refills were supplied without asking, our waitress checked on us frequently. Food was superb. Elegant and very tasty. Huge amount of dessert choices, all hand made and yummy looking. Was a little sad only had room for one:) Highly recommend this for Fine dining at a very reasonable price."
    Dined on 3/4/2014