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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
  • Email: harvestbistro@yahoo.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We had a very good experience. Excellent food and a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Went for date night with my fiancé and we started off with the octopus with black risotto that was amazing probably the best I have had. Dinner we both got specials I had the wild boar forgot what it was with but it had a nice little salad on top with some veggies and a jalapeño chocolate drizzle omy!! Delicious! My fiancé got the flamigion with blue cheese and some spinach, it was also very good. The service was very attentitive our Waitor was very knowledgeable of the menu and specials as well. We will deffently be going back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We love the food, the wine, and the ambiance. The fire place makes it really cozy for a winter dinner.r Cheese fondue for two was a nice way to start our anniversary dinner. I was happy to see the new outdoor fire place but it was too cold the evening we went to hang out outside. Great wine list and its nice that they support live musicians."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This is my 5th or 6th time at Harvest and it's always been excellent, particularly the food. While the service may be a bit TOO friendly (personal vs professional), I'll take that over stand-off-ish/impersonal any day of the week. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of hosting my best friend from high schools bridal shower brunch. The staff was nothing short of amazing from management to wait staff. The manager worked with me to create a menu and arranged special champagne splits so that each woman to toast the bride. Best of all I was able to bring a speciality cake with no issues. Everyone gave the meal rave reviews and im happy to recommend this place to anyone in earshot of my voice. Many Thanks to Harvest Bistro"
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "Fourth time in last 12 months. Great place. Unbelieve food. Great service. Have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Warmth, fireplace, great food. Perfect for a winter's night."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We celebrated a friends birthday here yesterday and it was just perfect! We were seated right by the fireplace which was wonderful because it was 7 degrees outside. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. We ordered omelettes and quiche and everything was creatively prepared and delicious! The service was very good too! I would highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "the grouper was just so-so which was disappointing since i usually love the specials. the appetizers were terrific. the octopus; the special shrimp dish and the chestnut soup. my brother in law loved the lamb; lukewarm on the bass. my son really enjoyed the angus steak and my daughter loved the duck. so overall pretty good. service could have been improved. waited for water several times and refill on bread."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We just had dinner at Harvest with another couple. We all devoured our food! I ordered the chestnut soup special (if you like chestnuts this was outstanding) and the flat iron steak (sliced and served with roasted Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes). My friend had the kale salad which I have had before. She LOVED it! Then she ordered the scallops on top of butternut squash risotto, another winner. My husband who hates carbs ordered the lobster on top of linguini which he said was amazing. My other favorite dishes here are the always excellent French onion soup, the grilled octopus and the spicy tuna tartar on top of a seaweed salad. They even have a Gluten Free Menu! Harvest should make it into your restaurant rotation!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Food was adequate, everyone’s dish was edible. I had reservations for 4 @ 7:45pm on Christmas Eve. At 8:30 I approached the hostess station where I recognized the owner from their web site I told him I had a 7:45 reservation and did he know how much longer it would be… I felt he was curt and so I pressed telling him I found it unacceptable to wait more than 30 minutes on a reservation and it’s his reply “and the poor service” that has me writing this review… he told me that he didn’t feel waiting 30 minutes on a reservation was a problem. 58 minutes after our reservation time we were seated. Once at the table the poor service continued with slow response and dishes left on the table while other courses arrived. Tired decor and poor service"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great local place! Classy and friendly! Love the wild game!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "As always - fantastically prepared food and terrific ambiance. We had a group of 12 and the service was prompt for such a large group. Owners are gracious and remember their frequent diners. Great bar atmosphere with live band after diner kept us there for another two hours!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A little off my beaten track, but when I go there, I am always very satisfied. The prix fixe lunch and dinner meals are a great deal, and the portions are rather large. WIll definitely be back again."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We had our Christmas luncheon there and were very pleased with the service and the food. Delicious"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Interesting specials, sometimes off beat menu items but always a selection for everyones taste."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Always enjoy the ambience and food. It's a happy place."
    Dined on 12/11/2013