Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://harvestseasonalgrill.com/
  • Phone: 2156621100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Anthony DiPascale
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: N/A

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a large parking garage directly across the street as well as street metered parking.
A word from Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar features a local, farm fresh, seasonal menu with many items that are below 500 calories in an upscale casual atmosphere. Harvest also offers several organic wines, beers and specialty cocktails.
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Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (39)fit for foodies (34)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (26)special occasion (25)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (18)romantic (15)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (8)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Great farm to table
    YummyMama
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Gluten free menu is not just a bland stripped down version of the main menu. The lemon thyme chicken and swordfish were flavorful and fresh. There were enough menu choices to satisfy a picky teen, gluten-free mom & meat and potatoes dad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night!
    EJW7859
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Harvest for a family dinner. Service was good...food was good. Worried that it would not be enough for our 3 almost men (boys). We ordered 3 appetizers along with dinners. Maybe on the expensive side, but good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    Dana
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went to the Harvest Grill for dining days. It was OK, but that's about it. The grilled salmon entrée was tasty and moist, and the udon salad was pretty good. The chicken skewers with peanut sauce appetizer was awful however. The chicken was dry and the peanut sauce must have come out of a jar. The sauce was tasteless and had an odd consistency. The dessert, billed as banana cream pie, came in a cup and had little flavor. One of my dining companions remarked that she hated wasting calories on it. But the ambience is very nice and the place has good outside seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food but small portions!
    amorosalatte
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We came here for University City dining days and enjoyed the food very much! We chose to sit outside, but didn't feel like we weren't being waited on. We received just the right amount of attention. The food was delicious (scallops were seared BEAUTIFULLY) but the portions were on the small side. Every person in our party of 4 was still hungry by the end of our 3 course meal. Not sure if this is due to dining days or if their portions are always that small. However, I would definitely go back because the food was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of the things that stands out about the menu at Harvest is that everything (with the exception of a few) is 500 calories or less. You can have a tasty meal with little worry about your caloric intake. With regard to the food itself, things are hit or miss. Our appetizer was super delicious while dinner was just okay. My pork chop lacked seasoning (or something). Our server was very well versed and able to make good reccomendations. All in all, I would go back to give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    FoodieGirlB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took a friend from out of town here because I'd heard great things about the seasonal menu. We started with appetizers that were ok, but nothing exciting. We ordered a bottle if wine which was good, but we neede to remind our waitress that we hadn't received it after ordering it 15 minutes earlier. Our entrees arrived just after the appetizer dishes were cleared. I ordered the fish tacos at the recommendation of our server. The fish was dry and overcooked, but the tacos were tasty. My friend was thrilled with her salmon dish and raved about the flavor. The best part of the experience was the ambiance. We dined outdoors on the patio and enjoyed the summer weather.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harvest usually great, but...
    PG13VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We are Harvest loyalists, having first eaten in Glen Mills, then moving to the West Philly version when we moved into the city. However, our last experience in West Philly was not up to Harvest's high standard. The staff seemed distracted and not well-trained. This resulted in poor sequencing of courses, so that my gazpacho arrived with my entree, which was already cool and got colder while I ate. Also, although the hostess found our Open Table reservation, it was later cancelled even though we ate at the restaurant! When I called to have this corrected I was put on hold then shunted to voice mail. Because of our past wonderful experiences we will return, but we sincerely hope for a better experience next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner on outside patio
    LeahVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Four old friends got together for a long overdue dinner and we decided to go to Harvest in West Philadelphia. It was a beautiful evening and we had a very nice meal if shared appetizers in the outside patio. The service was excellent--very attentive without being annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Their shrimp and "crab" appetizer had no crab, or if there was any I couldn't find it. A rip off item.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RosinaVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    First time here, looking forwRd to local fresh food. We did the lunch buffet. It was AWFUL.we are 2 old gals with developed palates. Maybe this food is for hungry college kids who have not refined Taste buds.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly impressive
    jessicajade
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The entire experience exceeded my already high expectations. There were maybe only two other tables dining in the whole restaurant, so it made it very enjoyable. The food was outstanding. I've never said "wow" so much while eating in my life. Definitely worth the price. Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot but hit or miss food
    jwjwVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My daughter and I dined at Harvest Grille a few days ago and enjoyed ourselves. The venue is lovely (we dined outside under an umbrella amid beautiful floral arrangements) and the drinks were delicious. The food itself, however, was hit or miss. The short rib flatbread and the dumplings were nice. The shrimp and crab cocktail, however, was essentially flavorless, and the fish tacos were simply horrible -- they had a strange flavor that tasted like mold. The tacos were so bad that I ate only one and left the other one for the garbage.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Dining in West Philly
    Suzen
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I love going to Harvest. Their menu changes seasonally, they have a great selection of wines that you can drink by the glass or create your own tasting flight, and their outdoor seating is very pleasant. Not too much street traffic and enjoyable ambiance. The food is always yummy. I personally recommend the short rib flat bread, cheese plate, and ratatouille grinder...all delish!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but not terribly special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We enjoyed our food, but weren't blown away by anything. Everything we had was solid, but nothing really stood out. I did appreciate their diverse menu which included a plethora of vegetarian and healthy meat/fish options. So it's a great place to bring a group of diverse eaters. We would go back, especially with family in town. The little dessert cups were pretty adorable actually.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but not-so-good service
    Bobayla
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I come to Harvest a lot because there are a number of dishes we love. The prices are also good. The service is usually okay but last night we waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged by a hostess and about 20 minutes to get a waiter to bring us water. Perhaps they were short staffed. In any event it was sort of embarrassing to bring our first-time guest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night!
    Sheldonsmama
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    That was a perfect date night for me and my husband. Amazing food, gorgeous restaurant, and a nice part of the city. The parking was easy, too! That's rare in Philly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a very pleasant experience dining at this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    EMS1
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were here to celebrate a graduation. The food was wonderful, really enjoyed everything we had. Many of us were on 'diets' of one kind of another so the choices and calorie max options were great. Our waitress was lovely but very inexperienced (by her own admission). That was about the only shortcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • >23 year vegan RN
    veganRN
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The reservations were made and confirmed efficiently using a well-designed website. The service was thorough and the food was delicious. Five out of 6 in our party were vegans and pleased with the menu options. The ambiance (high ceilings, good decor & colors) was very nice when we were there in the afternoon and I can easily imagine it full of people in the evening. If I ever return to Philly, I will definitely at least have a drink at Harvest.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • InfinitoZ
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I came with a group of three on a late Tuesday night. Harvest had a good selection of half-off wine bottles that night. The food was delicious (the pesto flatbread), but entree sizes could have been larger for their price. The dessert was great, and the server even let us try the Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake for free to give them feedback about it as they were still working out the recipe. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farm to table-Aok
    Judyr
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were a party of 5 the other night at Harvest-one of whom is a vegetarian and one who is a carnivore who likes things stripped down to their simplest form-the other 3 are easier to please-we all found something that we enjoyed-we shared 3 appetizers, 2 flatbreads and some hummus-My husband had the bison burger-stripped down to its basic form, omitting the aoli mayonnaise and the cheese -our vegetarian enjoyed his mac an cheese and ratatouille grinder- my daughter and I shared the short ribs and the 5 spice duck and enjoyed both-and our other diner said that her pork chop was excellent- The desserts were served in small glasses and we are still talking about which one was the best- We were able to linger over dessert
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch buffet
    Diner67
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was really impressed with the buffet selection and the price wasn't bad either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous food
    meateater
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I went into this experience with high expectations and left with even higher ones....This restaurant satisfies you in a healthy and filling way. everything from the farmfresh fruits that made up the cheese plate to the fresh berries
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    sicstringed
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The atmosphere is great here! And so close to UPenn's campus. The food wasn't anything amazingly flavorful in my opinion, but its all fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    datenightluv
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It was my birthday and I had a great time. Jess was fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but expensive
    Foodie28
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant was pretty nice, the food tasted deliciously fresh...dessert was alright. I had the grilled shrimp, which was perfectly done and accompanied by a delicious coconut jasmine rice and steamed bok choy. My boyfriend had the bison burger, which he described as fresh and very filling (which says a lot for a 6'5, 290lb guy). The mac and cheese was creamy (not baked) and it wasn't great. Best thing about the restaurant was the quiet, clean environment making it an anomaly in this part of town. Worst part about it was probably the price but it wasn't too unreasonable. Waitress was okay, nothing special (she only came back one time after we'd received the food) but overall it was a positive experience and I'd consider going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy mothers day
    anthonyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had reservations at 3:30pm. they called me at 2:30pm asking if we were there for mothers day and if so, interested in mother's day brunch which ended at 3:00pm. the fact that they were willing to serve us brunch past their brunch hours was very courteous of them. My family loved everything that we ordered (edamame three ways, traditional flatbread, salmon flatbread, filet mignon, short rib, bison burger, tuna, key lime pie, raspberry white chocolate, salted caramel) and the service was impeccable. thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mothers Day brunch
    tbro
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a great time and a great brunch. Our server Anissa was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Mother's Day brunch. The service for outdoor seating was horrible. It took us two hours to get through the meal. The server never checked on us and then ended up throwing away our leftovers 'by accident'. The only reason I gave two stars is because the manager was very apologetic and ended up covering the bill after serval complaints throughout the meal. The food was fresh but not as tasty as I remember at their glen mills location. They have a lot of work to do at this location.
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  • Excellant!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was my first time. The menu selection, food and service was excellent. I will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My go-to Salad Stop!
    PhillyDiner
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I can't say enough good things about the Strawberry Patch Chicken Salad. It's delicious every time (although I substitute salmon for the chicken). It's the perfect combination of dressing, cheese, strawberries and spinach leaves. And for $14 ($16 w/ salmon instead), you can't beat the quality you get. Highly recommended you stop by for brunch and have a glass of red Sangria w/ it! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great food. lots of vegetarian AND gluten free options. Surprisingly not busy for a Friday night. Noisier downstairs, we were sat upstairs. Nice wine choices, a 2oz flight (u pick 3) is a bargain at $10!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a favorable experience
    Willow55
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    My family and I dined here in January and had a very favorable experience so we decided to return for a birthday dinner. It was our server's first day on the job and he knew very little. When we arrived, I mentioned our reservation and the guy at desk said they didn't have it. We got seated right away but our drinks took a long time in coming and they weren't even busy, maybe 5 tables taken. When drinks came, they were wrong. Then we got charged for the incorrect drinks on our bill! We inquired about bread for the table since we had it our last visit. Server said "we don't have bread anymore." What kind of place would have no bread? Portions were extremely sparse and overpriced. Coffee was bitter and awful tasting. Would never return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for organically
    Hrtmomma
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Overall the experience was good... If you are interested in eating all locally grown foods it's superb... A little noisier than we expected but not too overwhelming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were very disappointed
    momgal
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were very disappointed with our experience at Harvest. The main issue was the very poor service we received. After being overly solicitous when we first arrived, the waitress was MIA. My husband wanted another beer to go with his meal and we had to ask the maitre d to go find her. He asked for bread and she brought 3 pieces of pita bread. When we asked if we could have more bread for the table she said we could order it from the menu. ( I understand that may be your policy but aren't you called Harvest). The main dishes were brought before we had a chance to finish our appetizers and then our coats were brought to us when we were still having our dessert. The food was ok, but nothing special. All in all, we will not be returning.
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  • Fabulous
    Almondcity
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The experience is always wonderful at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection and seasonal menu
    hungry
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    New Spring seasonal menu was very tasty and the waiter brought us an additional short rib flatbread after hearing us rave about it (thanks!). Good selections for vegans too. Nice meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seasonal, Healthy Menu
    SarahE
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Had a really nice dinner at Harvest. I was impressed by the variety of the menu items. The hummus sampler appetizer was delicious, and my cedar plank salmon was also awesome. Love that the dishes are seasonal and reasonably healthy (mostly under 500 calories per dish). when I left, I felt satisfied but not stuffed--perfect! I had a wine flight, and it was so-so...I would have liked a bit more guidance on which wines would go together well, which came highly recommended, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great west philly addition
    Beams
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Harvest Seasonal Grille is informal w/ high quality food (salads, flatbreads, entrees, and sandwiches) -- it's a great addition to west Philadelphia. The desert tray is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Allie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Although Harvest has been in the neighborhood for a while how, this was our first visit. As health-conscious vegetarians, we were thrilled that the fare is from local producers (all listed on the menu) and that the dishes are all under 500 calories unless noted. The service was excellent and the food fantastic! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet