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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Harvest never lets you down! We started with oysters (2 different kinds). Refreshing and delicious. My husband ordered the lamb, and I had the duck. Both were tender, flavorful, and beautifully prepared. Service was polite and efficient. Couldn't ask for more!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my husband to Harvest for his birthday. The service was perfect and the food and drink were exquisite. We chose Harvest because my husband loves raw oysters. He maintains that the oysters he had there were the very best he has ever had. I had a lavender and strawberry salad that was fresh and balanced. Our entrees were unbelievable - I had the filet and he had the halibut. The meal was quite honestly flawless. We sat outside and it is a beautiful space although outside feels slightly less formal than inside. This is certainly not budget dining but our meal was worth every penny. We cannot wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything outstanding. This gem of a restaurant continues to excel. If the weather allows request a table on the patio."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food quality was average. Presentation was very good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I heard Harvest was a great place and was excited to experience it for myself. Coming in with high expectations, they were met and I was impressed. The drinks were tasty and the blend of ingredients was exceptional; the tuna was cooked perfectly and served over a delicious bed of quinoa (I think it was quinoa, but it was delicious.) that had bits of smoked bacon in it. I would take out of town guests here to show off Cambridge."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a very fine, well presented cuisine, incredible convination of favors, very elegant plate presentation. The service is discrete but very evective. The place is beautiful."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful except the seating arrangements. They have two types of seating, square tables placed too close together that seat 4 and the long bench seating against the walls with small rectangular tables (about 2 x 3 feet) with chairs on the other side. The tables are moveable so they can be combined for more seating flexibility. We sat along the wall. Our table was separated from the adjacent groups by about 10 inches, so close that we were privy to their conversations, and they ours. I always feel uncomfortable in these situations as I feel like I'm eavesdropping. We had to slide our table aside so the man next to my husband on the bench seat could get out. Otherwise, food was delectable, and the ambiance was romantic."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I live in SF and twice a year come to Cambridge on business. Always eat at least once at Harvest."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We tried the tasting menu which was good but small portions. The wine parings were excellent. Our waiter was efficient & friendly. Although we were going to theater we felt a little rushed. The only negative was that we sat at a table where the spotlight shown on the wall our table sat against. It was really filthy with dried on food & lots of dust & grime. Yuck. This restaurant should be spotless! I would hope the restaurant reads this review as it is a lovely place to dine in Cambridge."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Good food, but portions were small so it is not obvious if the value is there. Glad I was getting 15% off."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our meal was excellent, but it was extremely hard to track down our server, and it seemed like she inconvenienced by our questions (we had two!) Definitely not the level of service I would expect for the quality of food and most certainly, for the price. This was my first visit to Harvest, and though the food was exceptional, I have to say the service was lackluster."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was lovely as always. I always appreciate light appetizers. And, Harvest was easily able to shift from two to three for lunch when an extra person came along. However , service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Love the patio in the nice weather. Service and food just uninspired for high price with so many better quality Boston options. Menu is outright boring and no specials. When there are restaurants like Erbaluce in town which always surprise you both in terms of little extras being brought to your table and unique preparation, you feel disappointed with the very high prices but plain jane food at Harvest. Service was equally utilitarian, with little explanation of preparation and not the love of food and wine you see in better restaurants. My halibut was cooked perfectly and it is a difficult fish to cook well. Fine for plain cooking kind of people who are not looking for value or excitement in their dining. However bar is always nice."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "excellent, cant wait to go back. soooooooooooooooo good!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "There should be 10 stars for a place like Harvest, taken for granted by many because it's been around so long. Maison Robert was this good, but not as warm. Our waitress exuded class, quiet, professional. An amazing place for family and friends, any special occasion, or just to drop in. Quiet, out of the way, and it's really all about the food and what some great restaurants used to be."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I was traveling to Boston for a meeting and happened upon Harvest. It was exquisite. The seared tuna was perfectly seasoned and prepared. The desserts were works of art. The service was impeccable. This was one of the most delightful meals I have ever had!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Honestly one of the best dinners in a while. Easy to make reservations, the front door hostess and manager were gracious. We were offered patio or indoor seating. We opted for patio by the fireplace! Our server was present but in a pleasant way. Knowledgable , kind and charming. My only complaint is I couldn't have all the desserts!! Go there !"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our family really enjoys dining at Harvest before attending a performance at the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.). On Tues. we saw "The Tempest," which we would also recommend. Two from our family chose the tasting menu, which featured an escargot toast starter and a succulent pork entrée. The decision was a tough one, opposite the escargot tortellini. Others ordered à la carte and were delighted with the tea marinated duck breast. The banana crème brulée was good, but not outstanding. The service is always superb, which can be difficult to find these days. We chose not to be seated on the patio this time do to a family member who gets cold easily, but it looked beautiful out there with the gas fire burning on a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Harvest is a classic in Harvard Square, and continues to please with updating itself. The room is one of our favorites, subdued and relaxed, all the more enjoyable in the warm months when the outdoor patio opens. The spring menu this year heavy on complementing traditional dishes (halibut, seared yellow fin, lamb, beef tenderloin), with generous integrations of seasonal vegetables, fruits, and (yum!) bacon cous cous. Wonderful to have a touchstone like Harvest so close. Not to be missed in Harvard Square."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been to harvest several times for lunch and this was our first trip for dinner. The food was fabulous and together with very attentive service this made it a great occasion. Cant recommend harvest highly enough. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Over the years, we have been to the Harvest on many occasions. It is a wonderful, reliable part of the fabric of Harvard Square. The food is fabulous, but the portions were so tiny that we left feeling somewhat taken advantage of....service was good at first and then we waited 45 minutes for our entrees, and the restaurant was about half full. Server forgot our side dish until halfway through the meal. Best to sit and order off the bar menu. Though the food was delicious, there are too many other options nearby."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Harvest is the perfect birthday celebration spot!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a romantic evening and found exactly that. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable about the wine and menu, and the ambiance was perfect. We were very impressed with the freshness and quality of the food and the beer and wine selection. The only negative in our experience was the lack of lighting outside as we walked to the street."
    Dined on 5/24/2014