Harvest

Harvest

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harvestcambridge.com/
  • Phone: 6178682255
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mary Dumont
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harvest offers the Fireplace Room for Private Events for 20 to 30 people. Our Semi-Private Alcove area is available for parties of 15 to 25. Our Back Dining Room accomadates parties of 40 to 60. Please contact Chelsea at cmuntz@harvestcambridge.com for more details.
  • Special Events: Every night we offer the $44 Brattle Street Menu; 3 Courses paired with wine that changes weekly. Our Business Lunch is offered Monday thru Saturday with 2 courses and $22 or 3 courses at $29. Each month join us for Harvest Reviews; A Special dinner of 4 Courses with Wine for $39. Please call Harvest for our special events reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On the walkway between Mt. Auburn and Brattle
  • Public Transit: Red Line, Harvard Square T Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet offered on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Partially validated parking at University Place Garage on University Avenue. Metered Street parking available.
A word from Harvest
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Harvest celebrates the modern American table. Harvest presents inspired American cuisine showcasing the region's freshest ingredients and seasonal product. Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch as well as our Bar Menu in the lounge. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor Garden Terrace (Terrace is seated on a first come, first serve basis). Harvest offers Private Dining from 15 to 60 people. Sit Down lunches, dinners and receptions are just some of the Private Functions Harvest can provide.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Harvest reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (149)special occasion (137)fit for foodies (133)romantic (86)neighborhood gem (78)notable wine list (63)great for lunch (45)great for brunch (43)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Harvest was not what I had expected. It is expensive and serves small unappetizing entrees.
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  • Consistently fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Well prepared food, a competent and attentive staff, a pleasant surroundings are a constant at Harvest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good if you're rich
    BostonDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    When I booked the reservation I had asked for a table outside, which we were not given. My date did not mind so I didn't say anything, but was already not impressed from the get go. A group of 4 sat down at the table next to is who were clearly well off, and got their food before us even though we had been there first and had ordered first. We were participating in restaurant week because we don't have $40 to blow just on the entree, and yet the wait for our main course was fairly long. That said, our waitress was spectacular and very considerate; this review is more a reflection on the place overall. The food was delicious and well proportioned, I just wish they would treat everyone the same.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Very good food slow service
    WinerDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is imaginative and delicious. We waited a very long time for entrees but nonetheless had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    BostonSean
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Right from the initial presentation of the three delicious types of bread, I knew I was in good hands. They even offered me a free dessert in honor of my recently passed birthday!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harvard Square Gem
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Harvest is always good and their specials during restaurant week are great to try new offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • business lunch
    barkley27
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had to hold an impromptu small business meeting / lunch - Harvest was perfect - they got us a table in a very quiet / secluded area of the restaurant - service was impeccable - food was great - it was as if it was an catered event
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Yet another endorsement
    Cantabrigian10
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I am glad to see the food at the Harvest remains uniformly good/excellent, is properly prepared and presented (I took a photo of it). My swordfish was outstanding; cooked just right (not easy to achieve). However, the waiter, while he did his job, was humorless and standoffish. The backup waitstaff who refill water are amazing, unobtrusive and smooth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food, and presentation is wonderful. although pricy, you will not feel ripped off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food Good Atmosphere
    Canuck
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Enjoyed the meal. It was well presented and tasty. I had the seared tuna, which was delicious. My desert was too chocolaty and didn't have enough depth of flavour for my liking, but overall the savory dishes were good (my boyfriend and I each had a starter and a main).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Night on the Terrace
    mellenVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The outside dining area turns an always good experience into a wonderful evening. We went pre-theater and enjoyed oysters, caesar salad, blue fish and striped bass. All were uniformly excellent. The waiter kept things moving so we could make it to the show without rushing. Great option for fine dining in Harvard Square
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Harvard Resto in Harvard Square
    FoodProf
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant is a real find (both because it is tucked off the beaten path a bit and because the food/service were great). Service is exemplary - on a busy night things moved quickly. The wine list was great and the servers knew the dishes and wines well. The outdoor fireplace added great ambiance and the supplementary heaters helped with the crisp night air. Our party of 4 loved the experience and it will be a must do the next time we are at Harvard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Harvest is one of the most consistently excellent restaurants in the area. As always, food was interesting and delicious (Big Yellow Taxi Tomato Soup with grilled cheese/lobster sandwich, striped bass, seered with wonderful flavorings and vegetables), service was great, wine recommendation was perfect, and dining in the courtyard is always lovely. Waitstaff was also very conscious of our need to be out for a show, yet we never felt rushed.....a lovely evening...as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening on the town
    BenSahn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Terrific food and wine, spot-on service, and dining on the outdoor patio made for a wonderful late August evening out. We appreciate that there were vegetarian choices too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Always great
    Craig
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Yet again a great meal, wonderful service, lovely space, and an all round fun night out. A standby that continues to stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a grown-up option in Harvard square
    pbill
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Out of sight but not out of the way. Sheer romance of surroundings. Dedicated, ptofessional waitstaff and creative and thoughtful work from the chef and sous chefs. Low volume music is pleasant. Lighting and acoustics easy on the eyes and ears. Classy and friendly. Fresh local produce. Great wine cellar. There's nothing not to like about this place. Pricey but with good reason, and worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    PamR
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    To fine at The Harvest. Dinner was very nice. We were there early before the theatre and were the only ones on the patio. By the time we left , after yummy ceviche , tenderloin and lobster Mac n cheese, the patio was full! A lovely way to spend a late summer evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • murphy
    murphyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have had good experience whenever "Dining out" is upon us. The lunch at Harvest was great with the food being the reason. We each chose one of the two offerings for first course and entree. The presentation was perfect as was the quantity. MY tuna was the best I have had, and I order it out quite often. Been to Harvest before and it has always been a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great again
    Hieronymus
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food and service were excellent, as is usually the case at Harvest. The outdoor patio is a special place to have a fine meal. If I had one complaint, it would be that the beautifully appointed and tasty dishes were somewhat minimalist, i.e., skimpy, considering the price. Nonetheless, if the three courses did not make us feel stuffed, they did not leave us hungry either. All in all, Harvest consistently delivers a satisfying dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • adventurousdinersVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Harvest is lovely. We were particularly impressed by the warm welcome at the hostess stand. The same nice people wished us a warm goodbye. We had great drinks at the bar while our table was being set up. Our food was served beautifully and it was tasty. The halibut was especially nice. Our server was nice, but a little hurried. We would definitely return. The courtyard alone is worth it. Very pleasant and calming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It is a great restaurant. It deserves very high marks on food, and atmosphere. I have always enjoyed food and so have my guests
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • urielmeshoulamVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Usually the food is superb. This time, it was just "good." Will not deter me from returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Fruit Flies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My overall experience was extremely positive. However, the only negative comment I have is the number of fruit flies buzzing around our table the entire night. We were indoors and the waitress offered to move us but the tables around us were also plagued. I will probably go back, but only sit outside.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • A Memorable 50th Birthday!
    Grimaces50thBDay
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In celebration of my husbands 50th birthday I purchased tickets to Finding Neverland at the A.R.T. I was pleased to see on their website the recommendation to several restaurants in the area. I viewed the menu for Harvest on-line then called to be sure there would be gluten free options for him. Dinner was excellent and his allergy was not a problem! Even served a special dessert (on the house) with "Happy Birthday", written in chocolate, on the plate. Very impressive! Only negative comment I have was I found the service to be a little slow. Worried we would be late. Wait staff was very attentive and loved the open concept where the food was being prepared. Overall, a wonderful dining experience for a very special occasion!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad
    Eric
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Nice place, decent food, though for this price I would have expected more...
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  • Great Food, Poor Service
    VTFoodLover
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We visited on Sunday night with a party of 5. We were seated in a lovely outdoor courtyard well protected from the hustle and bustle of the city. The food was incredible. We love long, leisurely dinners where we share everything so we ate at least half the dishes on the menu. The wine list was also excellent. Unfortunately the service did not begin to meet expectations of that level of restaurant. The wine steward was very knowledgeable but it took forever to actually get bottles of wine after we ordered them. We linger over courses for a long time but there were still long waits in between. The waiter had very little familiarity with the menu and we got creme fraiche on dishes despite requests of no cream/milk for lactose intolerance.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • SwellVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We can always count on Harvest for a wonderful experience. Delicious food and great outdoor dining!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    boathouseVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ambiance is lovely (outside dining is spectacular), Service is exceptional and the Food is amazingly fresh, innovative and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al fresco par excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great dinner with champagne, seafood platter, fresh inventive, but reliable, salads and persuasive entrees capped by fun desserts. What could be better? Worth a drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 GNOCCHI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food and it looked great. 4 single pieces of gnocchi in a $16 appetizer?? What is gnocchi? Potato, flour and egg, Chef, you can afford to put a few more gnocchi in this dish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Edwayland
    Edwayland
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent dinner for 5 of us. Reservations on time, great table, good paced service, well prepared and tasty food. Waiter mumbled so we had a hard time understanding him but overall top rated.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Connect with the customer
    PTCNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I gave Harvest 4 stars on the food but took one back on the service. Our waitress was technically good but seemed to lack any personality. At this price point I expect a more engaged staff eager to please. I didn't feel that here. I also felt the tables were way too close together.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night at Harvest
    Dimitri
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Until our recent visit for dinner. Harvest had been our first choice in Cambridge. On this occasion, the service was abysmal. We had to flag a waiter in order to have a drink; we did the same to find out why our main course was taking so long. Consdidering that the restaurant was almost empty, our bad experience was mystifying. The wine steward listened to our complaints and made a generous adjustment to our bill.
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    great for brunch
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  • diningout
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was terrific. Service was ridiculously slow.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Happy Birthday
    WaitOnMe
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went to Harvest with dear friends to celebrate my 65th birthday, and the waitstaff did everything to ensure that it was a perfect evening. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with Happy Birthday to the arrival of my dessert, compete with candle and Happy Birthday in chocolate script around my dessert plate, I felt like I was truly enjoying a special evening. Harvest has always been a favorite. I love the tasting menu. And I truly appreciated the way they went out of their way to ensure that my evening was delightful.
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  • Delicious brunch
    Happy1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    If you are a tourist and intend to visit Harvard on a Sunday you definitely have to have lunch at Harvest. I had the Eggs Benedict. The Hollandaise sauce was made in-house (you don't find that very often) and delicious. Boston is a pretty expensive city but this brunch menu is worth every penny.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place to dine
    ConcorDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Harvest, as usual, complements fine food at reasonable prices with excellent service and comfortable ambiance, whether dining inside or on the outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding
    Goodeats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a lovely restaurant to have dinner before going to the theater. I can think of a greater way to have kicked off our summer vacation. Dining in the courtyard was divine, as were the food and the service. The food was fresh and inventive and stood out for balanced and interesting combinations of flavors, none overshadowing the others. Each element of each course complemented the others.Perfection!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Harvest High Point
    kathyb
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been patrons of the Harvest since it opened...and that is a VERY long time. It has had its high points and its mid-points, never really hit any low points (excepting a truly awful condescending bartender who should have been fired way before his two or three years was up). After three recent meals (a weekend brunch, a weekday lunch, and an evening meal on the terrace), I can report that the Harvest has really a high point and appears to be sustaining it. Consistently inventive, well-presented food. The service is attentive, professional, and friendly without being cloyingly so. Better for brunch than one of those pile-your-plate buffets. The back dining room for lunch is quiet and discreet. The terrace on a summer night? Swoon.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Experience was very good. We were the last ones to leave the restaurant and we were not rushed to leave, as happens in some restaurants. Service was excellent and food was predictably good. We did not sit outside, as no tables were available, but it was hot anyway, and my guest didn't complain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate