Renee Kelly's Harvest
Renee Kelly's Harvest

Renee Kelly's Harvest

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://reneekellysharvest.com/
  • Phone: 9136314100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday- Friday 11:00am-2:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Renee Kelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Renee Kelly's Harvest
Renee Kelly's Harvest is a farm to table restaurant aiming to change the food system, one plate at a time. We use local farmers and growers whenever possible. Every dish Chef Renée creates is prepared according to strict code of culinary conduct. "I use only locally grown, farm-fresh foods, organic if possible," she says. "The earth provides us with anything we need at any given part of time for optimum health, nutrition and flavor." Each ingredient is purchased for immediate use.
Renee Kelly's Harvest at Caenen Castle is the only real, restored castle, right here in Kansas City, where you can enjoy fresh cuisine. Like most castles, this one comes complete with a classically trained chef; a wine cellar fit for a king; and a staff ready to fulfill your grandest plans. Not only does Harvest specialize in local, farm to table dining, we also work with corporate retreats, weddings, rehearsal dinners, cooking classes and more special occasions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Renee Kelly's Harvest reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (31)special occasion (29)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (16)good for groups (12)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (7)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very good, but very odd location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is 4-5 star french cuisine; however the restaurant was nearly empty at 7:45pm. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, but it was hard to get over where it is located. You would have no problem paying these prices it was located in a nicer location, where there are other expensive restaurants. It would be a fantastic place for wedding reception or party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grade: A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If you're into local eating and a chef who supports local farmers and farmers' market, this is place to go! Each plate we ordered was creative with a beautiful presentation. The depth of flavor and care given to each ingredient made each bite memorable. Chef Renee Kelley put a lot of thought into the seasonal menu. The name is perfect for the ambiance and even the little details throughout the meal, such as the cork board menu. KC is lucky to have such a great restaurant and chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing farm-to-table foodie find
    Oskatine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We are new to KC and were simply driving by and noticed this beautiful, stately house with an open sign. So we looked it up online and when we saw the menu we were hooked. We took my parents who were in town and in there late 60s. We would consider ourselves as foodies and my parents have a mildly adventurous palate. The menu was divine and had something for all of us. We started with rabbit on risotto, charcuterie, and fish 'tacos'. The mains were a filet wrapped in prosciutto, chicken with a chamomile sauce, pork chop, and pasta. Everything was delicious and we finished it off with homemade smores with homemade marshmallows. It was amazing and needless to say we will be frequenting this wonderful find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Discovery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wow! The building is very unique. And the food was fantastic. Favorites were the rabbit loin appetizer, the filet and the bass. Food presentation was excellent. I can't believe the place was less than half full on a Friday night. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic as always
    kilmari
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our second time coming here. We brought her mother with us this time and she just raved about it. Thanks for another excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scotty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic food and drinks with exceptional service. Great Bartender, staff, receptionist, wait staff. A truly enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in KC!
    Afaye1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Hidden gem in KC. Totally unique facility and great food. With an abundance of chains in KC, this is a refreshing and needed deviation.
    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.
  • jannie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was cold. We ordered biscuits and gravy, we didn't get very much gravy. Not worth what it cost. Worried about this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always!
    maryken
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Renee Kelly's has become our new go-to special occasion restaurant. There are always interesting food combinations from local purveyors presented in a stylish way. The taste and quality of the food is superb! They offer a nice wine list and we are always able to find a match with the dishes we are trying. We would recommend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went for our Anniversary. Fantastic. Wonderful setting. Great food. Terrific service. Ate outside in a beautiful setting, although we plan to go back to enjoy the inside next time, which looks wonderful. We could not have enjoyed our experience more. Go try this place yourself. You'll be glad you did.
    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.
  • Warm and welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Server was very experienced and Renee was very gracious--came by our table and said how appreciative she was that we were there. This is a well-kept secret----spread the word that it's reasonably priced and the food is good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    kilmari
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had no idea when we found it that it would be so good. Farm fresh food and castle atmosphere what more could you want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise
    SmokenG
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Over the years have driven by the castle and thought what a cool place. When looking for my 'date night with my wife' place I remembered the Harvest. Wow. I was really surprised and pleased at what we found. This is truly a nice place and the food was really good. My wife afterwards said we need to come back and even if it was just for desert or for drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    HardtoPlease
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great Service, Great Food and Great Atmosphere!! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sophisticated yet unpretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our experience here was a pleasant surprise. The building had been beautifully renovated with amazingly high quality details. Yet flanking the fireplace on either side of the mantle were chalkboards with the local farms' names and what's being sourced from. That's what you'll find, upscale yet approachable farm-to-table dining. They also invited us to feel free to look around, how welcoming was that! The back courtyard dining was lovely and large compared to what we expected. Nice wines, great daily specials (wine lovers, go on Wed for $6 glasses and 50% off select bottles, cocktail lovers be there Thursdays, did we mention the weekend brunch?). We went as a special occasion but we'll be back just for the food and to help support this gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Outdoor Space
    Jeneja
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This may be one of the nicest outdoor areas in the metro, surrounding by trees and gardens. The service is friendly, though a bit unpolished. I enjoy the farm to table food, but my duck was a little tough with not enough sauce, but the rest of the meal was outstanding. Even better, it was 1/2 off wine night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the time or money
    Merlot
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our waitress was very polite and attentive, but it's too bad she had to serve food that was not prepared well. My scotch filet that I ordered medium rare was charred on the outside and colder than room temperature on the inside. I told our waitress and she returned it to the kitchen and when it came back 10 minutes later it was not worth eating. Terrible experience and would not recommend going here to eat anything!
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  • Can't wait to go back!
    Wichitadiners
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I took our 13 and 16-year-old granddaughters there for a special evening and it turned out to be that and more. All four of us loved every bite of our dinners starting with the salad. Sadly we were too full for dessert, but are looking forward to many trips back. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I think brunch on the patio would be wonderful so next time we're in Kansas City, we'll give that a try. I was happy there wasn't loud music playing. The evening was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renee Kelly's Harvest
    Dickg
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Wait Staff young and inexperienced. Beef dishes good . Fish dish skimpy and poorly cooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch at rene kellys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was very good, the service was lacking. The server was very nice, hoever, we ate on the patio and we felt like we were forgotten. She did not bring extra bread plates for our bread, no silverware, no ice in our water(it was a warm day). Maybe this was her first day there? Anyway, we will try it again, the ambience was really nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live up to expectations
    lmg522
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were really looking forward to coming here for brunch, as I had heard great things about it. I actually thought my meal (aptly named "Pretty Darn Good Breakfast") was delicious, but my husband ordered the Country Fried Steak meal and, although we were only the second customers to walk in the door that morning, they were out of the steak. So, he ordered an omelet because he did not want to pay $11.00 for biscuits and gravy, which is what his second choice would have been. The service was good, but not great. It seemed like our server might have been new. So, all-in-all it was tasty, but I'm not sure we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Check the portions
    thepicky3VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    So our family found this treasure of am establishment...it's an incredible building, however it is one large room where sound carries. My wife had this amazing alcohol ginger drink and I had the darkest beer if the house, buffalo sweat, not for the meager if heart. It was a really nice meal but it just seemed like the portions were sized differently. They are unique in how the serve with a lot of citrus on the trout, pepper on the beef, and chicken that was unknown. We did not raise a fuss but the wait staff was really concerned, offered us free dessert. But we kindly declined, we will try it again, we just didn't feel like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner
    scollins799
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to dinner for our anniversary. It was a very rainy evening. The food was delicious!!!! Our server was very pleasant and had wonderful recommendations. It was such a wonderful and enjoyable evening. The charm of the restaurant was so nice and romantic!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Outing
    carol
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A terrific restaurant for either liunch or dinner. Nice variety, great staff and relaxing environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Character + Local Food = Unique Gem
    BlondeKDubSVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Amazingly prepared, in season, locally sourced food in a restored castle. Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • June 26th
    OverlandParkNomad
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It was our first time visiting, but we dined with another couple who had been before. Overall we we very impressed with the setting and atmosphere. The menu was very exciting, but the service and execution of the dishes, we felt, did not quite live up to the expectations set by the menu and what we had heard about the restaurant. Our dining companions agreed and indicated that the service especially had been better during previous visits. We do plan on dining again and will continue to expect good and hopefully great things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    tswaz
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My daughter had eaten brunch at Renée Kelly's and thought it was quite good so I suggested it to my son and fiancé for dinner. They frequent farm to table restaurants - Farmhouse and Westside Local being two of their favorites. What an embarrassment and waste of money! We should have been forewarned when we saw how empty the parking lot and restaurant were. The French onion soup was so salty it was barely edible. Out of three fish dishes (two trout and one striped bass), two were over-cooked and one was VERY undercooked. The brown rice was also extremely salty. The lack of flavor on the trout balanced it. It was half-priced wine night, but when our bill came, only three of the five glasses were discounted. We will not return.
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  • Hidden Gem
    Valentines
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Not many people know about Renee Kelly's and it is their loss! The food is fabulous, the service is outstanding and the place is very unique. I will take friends and family from out of town to this restaurant anytime!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Love this place for Sunday brunch!!! Posh, romantic dining with excellent food!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Find
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Dined here for Father's Day (brunch) The food was amazing, the service perfect. Have been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time.The setting is beautiful. Can't wait to try the patio on a Thur. evening. a great place for a special evening...Kir Royal to die for
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Brunch
    Anniversary
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with brunch at Renee Kelly's. What a way to feel like a king and queen! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was romantic. It was a perfect way to start our anniversary! We enjoyed every minute of the time and every bite of our meal! Definitely a place we need to visit again and bring friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the Renee Kelly's Harvest reviews archive.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I went to Renee Kelly's for our anniversary. The overall experience was fantastic. The grounds were well kept and inviting from the moment we pulled into the parking lot. The castle has been tastefully restored. They have done a great job of blending the modern while keeping the integrity of the old. Our server was very helpful. You could tell she enjoyed her job. The presentation of the food was creative and the taste was very good! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected treasure
    marathon0025
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    You would not expect to find a 107 year old castle in the heart of Johnson County and you would not expect that castle to have such amazing food and ambiance. This place is a true gem in Johnson County. I had the signature filet and my wife had the daily special of short ribs. Both of our dishes we expertly displayed and the quality and taste of the food rivaled more notable steak houses in Kansas City. The bar provided excellent drink pairings with top quality cocktails. There is an amazing patio out back that would make a great evening happy hour or dinner spot. In short, skip the drive to downtown, you have amazing, high-quality, farm to table food right in the middle of Johnson County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely ambience
    Loves2eatout
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a delicious dinner with friends, great service, in a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renee Kellys
    girlsdayout
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Service was slow. There was only 2 other groups while we we there and the people came at different times. My chicken salad sandwich was 90% bun. 5% chicken with 2 pieces gristle. The rest was runny cream sauce. One of my friends got the duck sandwich. She said was good but once again the bun was most of meal. Another got quich with soggy crust. The trout was okay but a little on the dry side. We all shared the strawberry dessert. The strawberrys where wonderful the cream and chocolate sauce was good. We waited on the dessert a good 45 minutes. The server said they were waiting on the cream. I guess they had to go milk the cow. All in all I am glad we did not have to leave quickly and manly came there for girls luncheon.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the Greatest
    Sorry
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a gift certificate and it all sounded good. Local sourced food which we support. Reservations for eight got there 15 minutes early. No one at the door so we migrated to adjacent bar area. I have been ignored before but this was not even being seen and they didn't care. Fifteen minutes go buy still no one at door. One patron kept going to the bar ordering drinks and bringing back to his table. I asked him what it took to get a drink and he replied that you have to be very aggressive. He also said that if you can't get any food you might as well drink. At that point we were about to leave when the door person showed up to check our reservations.
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  • The Wait
    Jhawk1976BD
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was great, presentation was fantastic the wait was almost intolerable. Sat us down 25 minutes late -we where on time- early as a matter of fact. The appatizer took 30 minutes to get, everything just took so long to get. That being said the food was excellent. The only way I would go back is if I have an extra four hours of my life to eat dinner again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst experience ever at restaurant
    Dinnerlover47
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was a terrible restaurant. Our server was an amateur who did not know the ingredients or what was in stock. We ordered the ribs to find out they were sold out ( at 6:15 at night). Our soup was so cold we had to send it back to be warmed up; when it was returned the garnish was missing and we were told the kitchen had run out of garnish. My chicken was so dry it tasted like sandpaper. I sent it back and my replacement dish was never served. The server cleared our table and NEVER brought me my entree. She did not even know she missed it until I spoke to the manager. He was flat and barely apologized. I was completely embarrassed having brought a group of six to Renee Kelly from Canada. They could not believe this was fine dining
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  • novice chef?
    HomeCook
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Each of our dishes were unevenly cooked, and unevenly seasoned. We went once and will not be back. Menu said an item was to be included and was not, even when requested.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Limestone Gem
    Farkwar
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Harvest would be worth a visit just to see the building but do yourself a favor and stay for dinner. The selection of entrees is unusual, varied and well-thought-out and sourced from mainly small, local growers and producers. Portions are ample and the flavors blend nicely for a great dining experience. And don't leave out dessert! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet