I dined with a party of four
I dined with a party of four on a Saturday night at 6:00. The atmosphere was comfortable; full but not overly noisy. I had the salmon with saffron rice and broccoli, not a crumb left on the plate. Other meals consumed were a cheeseburger, buffalo wings, Caesar salad, and twin filet medallions, and everyone enjoyed their meals. Our service was a little on the slow side, but each appetizer and entree came out exactly right. I will return.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional hamburgers and
Exceptional hamburgers and top notch pulled pork sandwich.
Sides of french fries and cole slaw were tiny. Fries were bland and uninspiring. Appreciated the immediate glass of water brought to the table. Good but not great dining experience. Room for improvement.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Large portions, inviting staff,
Large portions, inviting staff, and attentive service. Brews are above average. Great place for appetizers and drinks after work.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We did find a bit noisy even
We did find a bit noisy even though I requested a table away from the bar. We were with friends that we hadn't seen in years and the conversation was difficult d/t the noise level. The food was fine and the service was good.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The kettle chips appetizer:
The kettle chips appetizer: delicious and very generous! We split a plate of steak and gorgonzola pasta: wonderful! Our server, Derek, heard it was my birthday,put candles into my Apple Crisp, and they took it off of the check! The whole experience was excellent.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love their beer. If you
I love their beer. If you don't know which beer you like, try beer sampler first. Food is also very good at reasonable prices.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservations were a snap.
Reservations were a snap. Food was great and the waiter was warm and friendly without being over bearing. We did not feel rushed even though we knew some people were waiting. A nice visit. Will go again.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
We had a very enjoyable dinner at John Harvards. The blueberry ale with brown sugar rim was delicious, as was the calamari and dinner selections. Waitress was terrific; just the right balance of attentiveness, talking and service. Thanks for letting us take our time to enjoy our night and food without feeling rushed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic, strongly recommend the kettle chips, beer was excellent. Service was great, all around good place to go shoppers world.
I tried to make this a private note to the restaurant but ran out of room.
if someone other than our server is dropping off the food, could they stay for two seconds and ask if we have everything? we literally had our food thrown at us and I had to wait, half of my food was missing. our server immediately noticed it when she came over a few minutes later and fixed it. but someone who is just bringing us our food doesn't know, yet they should not just throw the food on the table and run away.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable pub food
You cannot beat the focaccia and oil, the brewery list and the great chowder. Good burgers and salads.... All at a reasonable price.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pub atmosphere with old home
Pub atmosphere with old home style cooking. Beer brewery was a good addition.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific and always reliable
John Harvard's is a solid restaurant with a varied menu for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The service was efficient and the food very tasty.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a good place to go if you want something casual with a little twist to the menu choices other than the predictable hamburger fare. The table got the usual buffalo wing appetizer which has always been very good. I usually end up getting one of the specials which I did again this time. I got the blackened talapia sandwich which was very good. Very tender, not overly spiced and a generous portion. We're always glad to come here because we know we'll get a good meal here.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Nice Place
There's a lot of variety on the menu here, which makes it great for groups that might have a lot of different dietary preferences. The beer is pretty great. It's a bit space, more like a beer hall. Definitely not a romantic place, but a good "regular" place.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was very friendly, and the server was extremely knowlegeable about all of the micro-brew beers being offered. The flight of 5 beer samples is the way to go, if you have trouble choosing. Being a group of 8, it was also important that they offered several vegetarian options on the menu to please everyone.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfort food served
I'd recommend John Harvard's. The menu offers a lot of variety. The chicken pot pie is very good and a popular item. The parmesan encrusted chicken was good, although the basil was over powering. I asked the waiter for extra parmesan cheese and that helped. We've tried the nachos here before and it was excellent. It's enough to share with at least 3 people. If you are a beer lover they always have a large choice of featured beers available by the pint or pitcher. Come with an appetite as the meals served are generous portions. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us great service. He came by at all the right times and the food came out pretty fast. I'm sure we'll be returning again soon.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Usually good, but a bit off of late
John Harvard's generally offers good food, great beer selection. The chowder is one of the best around and the bread/dipping oil a great combo. This visit everything was over cooked. The medium rare burger was medium well and the slice of meatloaf was thin and dry. The Mac and cheese was just ok. This was our third visit here in three weeks since we had guests from Spain who love the beers. On each occasion the burgers were dry and just ok so something is going on in the kitchen since I have always enjoyed the burgers here's.Again great chowder and great beers, esp Harvest Spice Ale.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We got there a bit before, so it wasn't crowded. The staff was very helpful and sat us in the quietest table as requested. Later, as it got more full, they put groups with kids as far away from us as convenient. (Which we hadn't requested.) The server was very cheerful and had beievable opinions of the options.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Burger!
The restaurant was packed, which is indicative of its reputation. We were seated right away and given a perfect booth. (Others weren't so fortunate however, and were sitting in mini tables in the middle of a busy, loud room) Our waitress was very attentive despite how busy she was and the food was excellent. Had the best burger I've had in a long time! The menu is quite varied--and interesting. Their claim-to-fame is a large variety of microbrews made on site; if you're into that kind of thing, you wont be disappointed. Overall, it was a great experience and I would go back in a heartbeat!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out table was ready when we
Out table was ready when we arrived. Server was fun, friendly and professional and did not rush us. Our selections arrived hot and coldn(salads) and all were delicious. .
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Typical nice brewpub experience
Overall and food rating is for value. Nice selection of menu items and beers. Service a little rushed but to be expected in such an environment on Sat evening. Recommend to beer aficionados (though other alcohols selection also fine) and fans of brewpub experience. Convenient if you're shopping or staying nearby.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
My group of 4 had a fun night.
My group of 4 had a fun night. Watched the World Series, everyone had a good view of the TVs. The appetizers were delicious. Everything was served as requested. I asked to have a chicken breast grilled and is was crisp and moist.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great bar with great, attentive
Great bar with great, attentive bartenders who keep the surface clean! Good choices of wines by the glass. The menu is a step up in quality from the usual pub type food; chicken parmesan was topped with a delicious basil pesto for a delicious surprise. The restaurant is located in a quiet outside corner of Shopper's World so there is plenty of parking. A reservation is a good idea but not necessary.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM