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Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ)
252 Schraalenbergh Rd
Closter, NJ 07624
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Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ) Details
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
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
French, Provencal, American
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
We feature 2 wide Screen TV's.
Live Music on Thursday and Friday Nights.
A word from Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ)
A warm and elegant setting features traditional French Bistro fare.
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Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ) -
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Food was good. Servers are not
trained and annoying. Our waiter asked us to order too fast. Servers did not know who ordered which dishes. Waiter did not know price of specials. This is an expensive restaurant and very pretty. However, the experience was ruined by untrained staff. I will not go back."
Dined on 8/16/2014
Always a great meal and great
service. the food and service are..Always consistent with an attention to culinary detail"
Dined on 8/2/2014
Maybe it was the weather? Easting
outside at Harvest was the highlights of the week! No, it was more than the weather. The seared whole red snapper was amazing - incredible presentation, and delicious. Great wine suggestions and service from Russell, and a great atmosphere. The cappuccino came out really fast! Great all around - a "can't miss" spot."
Dined on 7/19/2014
The food is consistently delicious
and thoughtfully prepared. Service is attentive and friendly, never rushed. Came with friends and had a beautiful evening. Leave room for dessert!"
Dined on 7/19/2014
It is a beautiful restaurant. The
wait staff is attentive without being intrusive A nice special occasion place"
Dined on 7/17/2014
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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