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Harvest - Wisconsin
Harvest - Wisconsin

Harvest - Wisconsin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harvest-restaurant.com/
  • Email: tami@harvest-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (608) 255-6075
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Derek Rowe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Harvest offers a special event one Sunday of each month. Please check our website for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Mifflin Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited parking is available in front of the restaurant as well as around the square. There are public parking ramps located at adjacent corners of the square.
A word from Harvest - Wisconsin
Our evolving menu takes advantage of the great variety of local and organic ingredients raised by this region's farmers. Named by Organic Style magazine as one of the top 20 restaurants in America, and most recently named one of America's top Farm-to-Table restaurants by Gourmet Magazine. Harvest takes seriously its obligation to our customers of providing the best each season has to offer.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was incredible - don't skip desert! All dishes were excellent in presentation and taste. The restaurant is very loud. The tables are close together. The second dining room was unused and the first was very full and very loud."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Harvest is a lovely restaurant on the Capital square. The menu is limited but everything on it you know will be prepared exquisitely. Pricey for the area, but worth it for the top notch food and service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our salads and entrees (chicken and snapper) were very good, though the snapper had to be returned to be heated as it wasn't very warm. Service very good. Our bill was quite high, and would recommend for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have dined here many times and will definitely be back again. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was a dining disaster from start to finish, which came as a great surprise. I'd never had a bad experience at Harvest, which is why I brought 6 friends and family to treat them to dinner. The amuse bouche was a concoction that tasted like plum-flavored baby food. It was so bad we all laughed with disbelief and pity. The fried pork belly arrived lukewarm (yuck), which is really awful for a food high in fat. Harvest had run out of chicken (!!!) so I ordered the gnocchi, which were an absolute disgrace: They were hard, dry deep-fried balls (whoever heard of fried gnocchi?) and neither the menu nor the server mentioned the fact that they were deep fried to begin with. I had to apologize to my friends and family, and will NEVER return."
    Dined on 3/19/2013
  • "The flavors of our meal were among the finest we have eaten, although the meal fell flat in terms of the amount of food provided for the price. The main offender was the Red Snapper entree, which provided an extremely (and I mean extremely) small piece atop a thin seafood bisque. The snapper was no-doubt-about-it tasty, but with no carbohydrate to accompany the fish, I would consider this less than the size of an appetizer. First course items were similarly small for the price. On the other hand, the Berkshire Farms pork chop entree was thick and full-sized. Also, the best pork chop any of us had ever eaten. The two of us who ordered snapper were so hungry after finishing our entree we had to fight for the pork chop bone. No lie."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Excellent Salmon -- the never over cook it! Sauted mushrooms also outstanding."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "As usual the meal and service were very good. The two people that ordered the duck confit both mentioned the skimpy amount of duck which was served in a broth. We had a bit of confusion with credit card which somehow got mixed up and needed to be processed three times before it was settled correctly."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Harvest is a classic in Madison but there are a significant number of places that have opened recently that are at the same level but offering a bit more "modern" menu, equivalent service and decoration. Harvest is a great place that I love and, as usual, l really enjoyed it during last visit on Friday. Having said that it is not as exclusive as it used to be. I love the location but only if you get one of the two tables with a view of the Capitol (which I did). If not it is as good as many other places in Madison. Even around the square there are now a number of places now which do not have nothing to envy to Harvest. In summary: I highly recommended it, but don't be taken away of other places."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We were going to a show at 7:30 at the Overture Center so we made 6:00 dinner reservations for 6 of us thinking this would give us plenty of time. We ordered drinks and a cheese tray right when we sat. The cheese tray took 45 minutes to get to our table. We also were still waiting for our food at 7:10 and couldn't get the attention of any server. Three of us got the duck with apples and squash which coast well over $20 and could barely find any duck in the meal at all. We literally counted about 4 cubes of duck in the meal. We were still starving after our meal that was over $400 and we were very upset. And believe me when I say, this is a nice review for how we really felt about our experience."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Memorable meal. Pork tenderloin was perfectly prepared, tender and full of flavor. Duck confit was savory and elegantly presented. Parsnip soup was a great seasonal starter. The market apple salad was a perfect blend of sweet and salty notes. Service was just right...attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I have no complaints on the food. It was inventive and delicious. Our table was by the door, and it was drafty and busy there, which might bother some people. Even though the room was not full, I did not feel like I could linger over coffee, maybe that table placement was why. Service was competent but not warm. For a table of 4, I was surprised that an 18% tip was added to the bill. I usually tip more, but was not going to add to what they wanted."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We've eaten here 3 times in the last 3 years as we visit our son at UWisc, and it has been a reliable pleasure."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Always an imaginative menu, excellent wait staff, and in a great location and setting."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Harvest is a wonderful spot to enjoy a great meal overlooking the capital. Reservations are suggested - especially on football weekends. The food is prepared very well - the tenderloin was excellent. It can be at times a little crowed in the restaurant as tables are closely situated in a small space. Enjoy this great spot."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I read a lot about where to eat in Madison before I visited, and this was a must. I was very excited, and maybe that it why it did not live up to my expectations. I had eaten at L'Etoile the night before, so maybe I expected too much. The food was good (we shared an appetizer, my husband had an entree, and I tried several small plates), but nothing special. To be fair, the people next to us told their waiter it was the best meal they ever had, so maybe we just picked the wrong things. Our service wasn't great, but it was busy."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Exciting menu with lots of local produce. Fantastic cocktails. Service was poor for such a nice place with prices to match."
    Dined on 8/31/2013