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Harvest
  • Address:
    44 Brattle Street (on the walkway)
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Neighborhood:
    Cambridge
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Harvest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harvestcambridge.com
  • Phone: (617) 868-2255
  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Usually the food is superb. This time, it was just "good." Will not deter me from returning!"
    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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nice place, decent food, though for this price I would have expected more..."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We can always count on Harvest for a wonderful experience. Delicious food and great outdoor dining!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Ambiance is lovely (outside dining is spectacular), Service is exceptional and the Food is amazingly fresh, innovative and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was terrific. Service was ridiculously slow."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Harvest, as usual, complements fine food at reasonable prices with excellent service and comfortable ambiance, whether dining inside or on the outdoor patio."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I went for brunch and the food was excellent. Wait staff very knowledgable regarding the menu and made excellent recommendations. I had the Jonah crab toast which was very good, the scottish salmon which was excellent and well balanced with the couscous and capers. Desert was heavenly_ bacon bread pudding. I will go back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a GREAT time at harvest last weekend. The food was wonderful, the staff was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, yet not intrusive. We sat outside on a lovely evening. We could hear each other speak but did not feel like we could be overheard. Well done."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great meal with all that goes along with it - the outdoor dining area is fantastic on a summer evening. It can be a little shocking when the bill comes - downtown Boston prices in Cambridge."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had not been to Harvest for nearly six years and was surprised how poor the food and service had become. My wife's starter ravioli was so salty that she could not eat it. My halibut entree and side of fries was again so salty that they were nearly inedible. Finally, the filet mignon more resembled a steak tip than a filet mignon and was not medium rare. The service was slow; it tool almost 20 minutes for us to get our wine, and the restaurant was only half full. It was disappointing to see an old favorite restaurant so declined."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Harvest has it all-elegance, tradition, inventive cuisine, excellent service. On a beautiful summer night, al fresco dining under the stars is a romantic escape. After many years as customers, still truly memorable!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here. We were celebrating a friend's birthday. I was surprised that the restaurant was kind of empty except for the outdoor dining area. This could have been because they were supposed to be closed for renovations but opened early. Food was amazing! I started with oysters and then had the halibut. The only problem was our waiter took forever to get our food order and get the food to us. Part of that could have been the kitchen's fault. These dinners normally take 2 hours and for a pretty empty restaurant we were there for over 3 hours!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service was good and the food was delicious. But the kitchen took a long while to prepare the food even the dinning room was not packed. It was a very hot day, so we sat inside by the window overlooking the outdoor dinning patio. It was quite nice, except for lots of black/green flies buzzing all over our table. It was annoying for us trying to drive the flies away from the food constantly. Overall, we enjoyed the brunch and hoped the management could take care of the flies soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The menu is interesting, the food is very good and aesthetically presented, our service was rather slow, and it's expensive but well worh it for a celebration."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Tenderloin was awesome, portions were on small side. Staff was terrific."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "only gave a Good for the food since when you factor in the teeny weeny portions and the price, the food just does not taste as good as if should. Don't put two ravioli's on a huge saucer like plate...like eating Pluto among the entire atmosphere...very silly and the plate itself also took up most of the table."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Looking at the website one would expect much more in terms of service and food. When I called to reserve and to inform them that one person in the party is vegan, they said that it is fine. When they called back to confirm and I asked for a vegan tasting, they said "just tell your server and it will be fine". I asked if advance notice would be needed and the person on the phone said that it would not be necessary because they have the ingredients and prepare everything from scratch. When I arrived at the restaurant, the reality was different. The server said that the tasting request was not communicated to them and they could not do anything. There was only one dinner option. Everything was OK, service was good, but not great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "From the first drinks at the bar to the final bite of dessert, service was excellent and food and flavors showed attention and care. Drinks are pricey but they are carefully crafted. 5 high school girlfriends meeting up for the first time in years and Harvest was the perfect choice. Meals were well seasoned and beautifully presented. Gouda lobster mac - wow. Tuna - generous portion and perfectly seared. Service was attentive but not invasive and very friendly. Would recommend for a client dinner, date, or any special meal."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was the first time we had eaten lunch at Harvest. The open faced egg salad sandwich was fresh and delicious and the garden a delight."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We decided to go for brunch for an anniversary meal because there were a few more vegetarian options than on the regular menu. The patio was lovely, plenty of shade and all, and the staff was attentive and professional without being overbearing. Asparagus soup, goat cheese fritters (more the form factor of a crab rangoon than a fritter, in my opinion, but that's not important) and tagliatelle were great, soup and pasta especially. The soup was so creamy and the mint garnish added necessary complexity, while the pasta had some kind of smoky carrot puree/sauce that was fantastic. The frittata was nothing special but the fresh produce helped. Dessert was fun, too-- yogurt mousse and pineapple cake for us-- if oddly "high-brow" for brunch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The patio at Harvest is beautiful. Food was delicious,attentive service and well prepared cocktails. I will go back! Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service, tasteful ambience. Reviews we read we're right on the money. We tried their halibut, seared ahi tuna & duck. Wonderful! We will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014