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
260 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (162)fit for foodies (157)special occasion (140)neighborhood gem (95)romantic (91)notable wine list (66)great for lunch (47)great for brunch (40)good for groups (29)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Worst meal at Harvest in 20 years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have been dining at Harvest for 20 years. The Sunday Brunch was horrible this week. The patio was glorious but the food - so disappointing and very expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reunion of friends
    Dutchtreat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was excellent. We were with a large group and they met our every request and wish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening at Harvest
    Branderson
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    After anticipating a visit to Harvest for a long time, I finally made a trip to celebrate my birthday with some friends. Loved the setting of the restaurant and the ambience even if it was ever so slightly difficult to find. After much debating the members of my party and I elected to try the tasting menu. Prior to the appetizer course of the tasting menu we shared tuna crudo their charcuterie board. Tuna wasn't very impressive, minimalist in presentation which is fine but could have been a little bit more giving for the cost. Enjoyed the charcuterie board thoroughly especially the pate. However I would just have preferred the jam not on top of the pate. Tasting menu was outstanding. The beet soup and tortellini dish were very savory!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so-so
    Paul2
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Although the service was excellent, the food quality has slipped here. Beans in fishtacos ? Fish so overcooked as to be hard to eat? Eggs Benedict with eggs barely warm. Crab toast was beautiful. They will always have a clientele because of location but their high Zagat rating for food needs to be revisited.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harvest still shines
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We rarely get to the Harvest so it was good to know when we recently went that the same high quality of food and service is there. Not to say the restaurant is stagnant. The food has definitely progressed with the times. We both had the fig and arugula salad and then duck and chicken for entrees. Both were superb. As a breadie, also the bread served was great - there was an olive bread that was just the right -- not to heavy and with a hint of salt (I am a salty as well.) We would have stayed for dessert but needed to make a show opening at A.R.T. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Harvard Square Restaurant
    mikberg
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Restaurant is right in Harvard Square. Nice menu, good service, delicious food well prepared. Not inexpensive, but 15% discount for A.R.T. patrons. If you are coming for A.R.T., a nice addition to the day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    GregVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I loved every aspect of my dining experience at Harvest. The Sunday brunch service was spectacular from start to finish - the service, the food quality, the atmosphere, the drinks - nothing could have made my birthday any better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B- experience
    Othyl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Gave this establishment yet another chance at changing my opinion regarding its cuisine. The restaurant is good meeting point for people with interest in staying around Harvard. It has excellent waiting staff and a notable wine list. This does not change that the food is Harvest is very disappointing. If you must go, stay away from the rotisserie.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wow
    sinanVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love restaurants like this. Great food, great service, great ambiance, it is impossible not to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WorldTraveler
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A perfect evening outside on the patio. The ambiance and service were great. We had the tasting menu and everything was delicious--though not sure we needed that last glass of wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice setting for brunch/lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate outside on a Saturday at lunch time. Beautiful setting, just OK service as we did not see our waiter often and it took a while to get the check. Food was pretty good. One diner got the chicken and another got fish tacos -- both enjoyed their meals. Two of us ordered medium-rare hamburgers which were both over cooked, though the fries were good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Gut5130
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent Wine List, and very great service. Food was also on par with the top tier restaraunts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Dining
    KathyG
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good food, though small portions, which is fine with me (light eater), but suggest they drop the price a tad. Service was very good - we were engaged in conversation and no one interrupted us to ask how are dinner was - thank you! Out door seating is a delight and since we were on the perimeter could hear each other. Thanks Harvest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice /
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Been there with 12 people that all loved the quality of the food and its neat presentations !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still amazing after all these years
    mackl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Harvest stays fresh and fabulous with informed caring professional service, enough room, a lovely patio for al fresco, and beautiful, locavorish presentations. The menu choices are balanced and varied, highly interesting, creative but always on key. Marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible and not worth the money!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had gone years ago and we could not have been more disappointed! It was loud, the service was horrible and the food portions were ridiculously small! The prices are do not warrant the experience. If I were you, I would pass on this one!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a disappointment
    hungryscholar
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very very slow service. Food expensive and of mediocre quality. Will not go again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall + experience
    mikioddy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    our waiter missed part of our order, but quickly recovered. The food was excellent, especially the Ceviche and the smoked ricotta ravioli. Every dish was beautifully presented and very interesting flavor combos. dining in the outdoor courtyard was perfectly charming, and the background noise level was reasonable. Desserts did not look interesting enough to try. I would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineDE1VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great restaurant in Cambridge! Did Sunday dining a the bar and got great service...but there is something to table side. Outdoor seating looks great while the weather cooperates! Had pan roasted halibut that was excellent! Will return next time in Boston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cambridge Classic
    FrannyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What could be better than dinner outside on a summer night in a Ben Thompson designed garden. Great raw bar and ceviche.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service not up to usual excellence
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always the food was outstanding. There were six of us ordering several different entree's and everyone was impressed with the inventiveness and quality of their choice. Unfortunately the service, while adequate, was not up to what we usually experience at Harvest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    kgeise
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was good - the burrata appetizer was plain mozzarella cheese, not buratta (and two VERY small slices of it at that) If I'm shelling out $16, I'd better get some buratta, or at least a healthy portion of mozzarella. Love the farm to table concept, but Harvest was way overpriced for what they offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tonyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    small portions and large prices, but the food is creative
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great neighbourhood find
    Canadian
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The night was stormy but inside was cozy. I chose multiple appetizers and they were creative and tasty. The deserts were wonderful. It was not noisy and that is becoming increasingly hard to find. Service was friendly and they paid attention to our need to be at the theater after dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shecky
    Shecky
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Classic, timeless restaurant. Had dinner there 9/5/14 - party of six. Food was delicious, service impeccable, atmosphere pleasant and quiet, even though the place was full. Wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch
    gracie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful way to start a Sunday in Cambridge. Lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    ArthurPendragon
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very hidden, but nice spot
    Anna14
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food and service were very good. Patio does not get much sunlight so can be cold even on a warm day. The grass fed burger is great and all parties enjoyed their meals. Feels like an elegant dining experience and the prices are affordable, especially for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Cambridge gem
    diner3
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This farm to table restaurant served us beautifully presented and delicious dinners (pork tenderloin and homemade pasta) during Boston's restaurant week. Great wine selection. Wonderful desserts. Fantastic service. Will have to return to try out the rest of the enticing regular menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.