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Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ)
Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ)

Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ) Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.harvestbistro.com
  • Phone: (201) 750-9966
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Provencal, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We feature 2 wide Screen TV's.
    Live Music on Thursday and Friday Nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ)
A warm and elegant setting features traditional French Bistro fare.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect food, perfect service, interesting salads and delight entries, convenient parking. It was worth to drive 16 miles to find attention and skill. Unforgettable experience!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We frequent Harvest and always have a great meal in a great atmosphere. The owners Russ and John always greet you and make sure you're enjoying yourself. The staff is friendly, the service is very good and the bartenders make amazing drinks. They have a great wine list that is not overpriced compared to other restaurants in the area. Their specials are always very good and when you're in the mood for a great burger in the bar, you can't go wrong with theirs. My husband loves the oysters, mussels and the red snapper. The price is very reasonable for the quality meal and in comparison to other similar restaurants. In the winter the indoor fireplace makes the ambiance great, in the spring and fall the outdoor fire does the same."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Harvest is a true gem in the small town of Closter. The food is on par with the top restaurants in Manhattan. The menu is varied, healthfully prepared, and presented immaculately. The service is young, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and kid friendly. Harvest is the quintessential example of a premium priced restaurant that does not feel it needs to have an attitude to justify its prices."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "In the notes on our OpenTable reservation I included that we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in the hopes that we would be tucked away in a more secluded corner. While that didn't happen, the staff were very sweet and made other accommodations, which we didn't expect. I follow a gluten-free diet, and found their gluten-free menu to be diverse and the staff knowledgeable. I definitely felt safe with my choices. The flavor of the food was fantastic (I stuck to the seafood and my husband enjoyed surf and turf), and our waiter provided taste sizes of Scotch and desert wines before I committed to my order. I appreciated this very much since it takes the risk out of trying new things. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We love Harvest and it never fails us. The food is always good as is the service!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had scallops and salmon and both were great, but they come with nothing else. Sides were extra and only vegetables. We split a salad and dessert. We were comfortable, but I did have a snack when I got home. The restaurant is very warm and friendly. We will go back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "But didn't love eating out doors. We were there too early for dinner. there was this cottony stuff flying through the air. NOT appealing with food. And there was a definite lack of ambience out there on the deck. In the future I will sit inside. And, next time I will try their signature dish Deep Fried Snapper. Loved Evan our server. Really into it, he was."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Why do wait staff put dirty menus on your silverware and bread and butter plate? Whatever happened to handing a menu to a customer? By the time I pick up a fork I feel like I am licking the knob of the bathroom door! Yech. And if you are having a private dining event in the main dining room, with customers forced to dine in the bar, how about an offer of a drink, a dessert, some accommodation? If I wanted the noise level of a New York restaurant, the traffic and the commotion, I would have dined in the city. I came out of the city to have a quiet intimate birthday dinner. And finally, if you use oversize plates, the wait staff should be attentive enough to remove an empty metal bread basket without being asked. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary thinking it would be romantic. It wasn't as we were surrounded by kids which isn't the restaurants fault since the menu is upscale, but not a great place if you want romance. The food was very good and we would certainly go again with friends."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Servers and bartenders have great personalities and are knowlegable about the menu. Service although attentive is a bit slow, but could just be personal preferance. Mentioned it was our anniversary in Open Table reservation and was served complimentary glass of champagne w/ dessert. Nice touch. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We recently dined in a 2-star Michelin restaurant in France. Except for the showmanship that restaurant had nothing over Harvest. The octopus appetizer is fabulous once I got over the idea of "octopus". The red snapper in ginger sauce was scrumptious as were the tender fall-off-the-bone short ribs. Save room for dessert! Though I rarely order dessert and usually indulge in only a bite or two of the best... I wanted to lick my plate after eating the entire Carmel pudding, which was actually a cake."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My family and I went to Harvest to celebrate my mother's birthday. We had great wine and scotch and a delicious meal. The restaurant was understanding when I explained that we had to move our reservations later (2 different times) because my parents' flight was delayed. They were also able to accommodate my food sensitivities while still giving me a great meal."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Have been here before, and previously, service was excellent, attentive. This time, on Mother's Day, the restaurant was full, though not oppressively so. Nonetheless, the kitchen was completely incapable of keeping up. Long wait for our appetizers, and interminable wait for our main courses. So long that manager comp'd all of our meals (that was nice). Food is quite good, ambiance is nice indoors and out. Kitchen efficiency needs immediate attention."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nice place good food always and very kind staff. We have been there in diferents ocasions. New Year´s Eve, weekdays and weekends and it is good always."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a great experience here. The food was, overall, good. We tried a couple of specials for main courses: duck, and soft shell crabs. Both were tasty, but contained a few missteps. The outstanding dishes were appetizers - lobster salad (which a salad with lobster on it, but delicious nonetheless), and another special - the scallops. Sounded similar to the scallop dish found in the entree section, but with asparagus and cauliflower. Both were wonderful. Service was very good - attentive to our needs, and actually seemed interested in our thoughts on the specials. Would definitely go back for drinks and/or dinner on the patio - beautiful fire pit and ambiance outside (but raining when we went). "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A beautiful restaurant with a great creative menu. We frequented a lot and hadn't been in a while. It's a wonderful evening out. The dining room is beautiful, there is a great more casual bar and in the summer a nice outside patio. The dry aged sirloin was amazing. Can't wait to go back "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everyone was so friendly and accommodating to our needs. We did a birthday celebration, and the ambiance and staff made it extra special. Thank you so much"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our reservation to be told they were running about 10 minutes late which is fine. but it was much longer than that The specific table they had assigned us was not getting up. After a half hour we requested they be flexible and give us any table that became available. Also our waiter was new and had not tasted dishes on the regular menu so could not make recommendations. This is surprising for such a nice restaurant. All the food was delicious we wish there was more than four scallops in that entree."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been going here for years. The food is always delicious!!! There was a great band that we stayed for after dinner. There are not too many places you can get all that in one place. Love it !"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Beautiful open space room with a great roaring fire. Very attentive staff Loved the grilled octopus!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Could not leave enough positive comments about Harvest. Consistently outstanding. Terrific menu. Lots of delicious specials. My wife and I have been dining here for over 10 years and keep coming back for more."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "For a seafood lover who doesn't regularly order Whole Fish entrees, The Crispy Red Snapper was perhaps the best Whole Fish meal I've ever had. When the server confirmed it was easy to eat she was very accurate. The presentation was excellent with scored cut side and standing upright on its belly, it was reminiscent of a Classic Asian lithograph celebrating fish as an integral part of cultural cuisine. The watermelon and tuna appetizer was freshly delicious in each flavorful bite. My companions also enjoyed their meals which were preceded by well crafted cocktails prepared by the mixologists behind the bar. Great all around!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It's great that we can come to Harvest (about once every three to four weeks) and always get great food - and variety. Unlike some places where there may be (only) one or two dishes we order over and over again, items here vary with season and are always good. This time the appetizer of sake infused watermelon with tuna and the blackened swordfish dinner special were outstanding. There is always something different worth having. That's why we keep coming back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We eat here regularly and always thought the food was very good, but not great. That has all changed. Their new chef is outstanding (apparently he used to be their sous chef). So far, I have tried the whole fried snapper with spicy black bean sauce and gingered rice (amazing) and the diver scallops a few weeks ago - also fantastic. The ambience has always been nice and they have live music on Fridays and I think some Thursdays. Really inventive drinks - I love the Moscow mule - vodka, muddled cucumber and lime with a touch of ginger beer. Very refreshing."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I've been to Harvest many times for dinner but this was my first brunch there. The $25 Prix Fix is the deal of the century, giving you a cocktail, appetizer, entree and two yummy profiteroles for dessert. For the app I have a bowl of mussels in a lovley light safrron cream suace that, quite frankly, could have been enough for my entire meal. Entree was the salmon which was grilled to a perfect medium-rare -- the other diners were delighted with their soup apps, pancakes, chix paillard .... we stayed THREE hours! Just enjoying the fire, great company & beautiful surrondings. This is my new favorite brunch spot and what a deal for the $$$"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I always enjoy trying new restaurants. Harvest did not disappoint us. Service and overall hospitality was outstanding, a d the meal was excellent. If we lived closer, we'd certainly visit several times a year."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Ambiance, food & service all excellent. I have to remember to enjoy their pre-fixe Brunch & Dinner menu more often. Service was terrific and staff was very friendly. My food was served hot and was delicious. Resonable pricing on bottles of wine which is always a plus."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed quality food and service at this very pleasant bistro. Service was exceptional and we felt special all through the meal. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and me visited Harvest last Friday. Food was absolutely outstanding. Everything from appetizers, main course and desserts was delicious. I really enjoyed short ribs in Jack Daniels sauce and my wife loved the scallops. We also ordered drinks and they were very good as well ( a bit price though). The only thing that we were little disappointed was service. I usually don't pay too much attention to that but our waitress was so so and her effort was at minimum ( I don't remember her mentioning any special for instance nor offering any suggestions or even her name). But that did not overshadowed the great time we had at Harvest that night. I definitely recommend this place to all food lovers. We will visit soon."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Beautiful Napa-ish style restaurant. Have been there quite a few times, and it never disappoints. Food delicious and generous portions. Only disappointment is that there is no bartender at lunch time, so couldn't sit in that area. Also not a fan of forced valet parking in the evening."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was the second time my wife and I were there. It was great. The food is delicious, we had a gift certificate to use that night and we took full advantage. But even if we didn't, we would still have had a great time. We will be back again. Thank You Harvest for a great night out."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The dining room is beautiful with the large fireplace as the focal point. The night we visited was quite chilly which informed our choice of hearty food. The short ribs were wonderful, as well our starter, the octopus salad."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Couldn't imagine the food we ordered to be better prepared. Friendly and timely service. One of the better places in north Jersey."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Usually don't go out on holidays, but trusted Harvest to do a good job. And they did. Another very good meal here. Good drinks, food and service. Perfect for Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They have the best oysters you will get in the area. The food is exceptionally well prepared and properly seasoned. The drinks were very good and the service is what you would expect."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Disappointed we were not seated by fireplace as requested in reservation. I had to ask and there was some hesitation but we got to enjoy our dinner by the warmth of the fire. The atmosphere is the reason we have returned to Harvest. Our fish special was excellent. Dad's filet mingon was not as tender as other area restaurants. The chocolate fondue with fruit, cake, etc was amazing. The cocktail menu looks enticing but the drinks did not meet my expectations."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Sometimes the food is very good, and then sometimes (like our most recent visit) it's outstanding. Service is excellent and friendly even on a busy night. Specials keep the menu fresh. One of the better places to go in the area. The tall space and fireplace make the dining area welcoming on a winter's night."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Went on a weeknight in early dinner hours with a friend and practically had the place to ourselves. Service was excellent, ambiance was cozy with a beautiful fireplace. Menu was fit for food lovers. Overall, good experience. Try the profiteroles, yumm!!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We Ordered the Wasabi Tuna, which did not come with any wasabi rather a cold sushi-like practically raw tuna, with cold and bland gooey stuff on the side. The Fondue was watery, the table bread was frozen. Kale salad was the only order that was acceptable!! It was a packed Saturday night and the owner's of this restaurant clearly could not handle the crowd. I could hear other patrons complaining while we were waiting to be seated, which was a bad sign. This was a complete waste of money and Harvest should be ashamed of the food that was served on Feb. 1, 2014. I have had better culinary experiences for lunch or on a slow night at this restaurant. The owner's need to get their act together!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Haven't been to Harvest in a while. Still has the bar scene, and that's about it. We sat in the main dining room, and the bench style seat facing the fireplace is worn and in need of repair. Went for the app special, and it was okay. The waiter talked us into a steak special, and it was horrible. Neither of us could eat it. The banana desert was delicious. Overall, a poor experience. Never going back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014