About American Harvest Restaurant

Savor a gourmet lunch prepared and served in Schoolcraft College's student-operated restaurant. The menu, which changes daily, features freshly baked breads, soup, salad, a choice of entree, and a selection from the tempting dessert table. All items on the menu are a la carte. Students work under the direction of an award-winning Certified Master Chef.

For dinner, enjoy an extravagant buffet in a beautiful setting at a reasonable price. Please join second-year students in the International and American Cuisine class, under the direction of a Certified Master Chef, as they prepare International favorites. Themes change weekly and include American, European, Latin & South American, and Asian.

Reservations are highly recommended for lunch and dinner.

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm; Dinner Buffet: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
7 Mile Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 462-4488

Website:
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/americanharvest/

Parking Details:
Well-lit parking located in the Schoolcraft College North parking lot, closest to the intersection of Haggerty and Seven Mile Road. The restaurant is located inside Schoolcraft College's VisTaTech Center.

Executive Chef:
Master Chef Brian Beland and Master Chef Shawn Loving

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

American Harvest Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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Moderate

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Good for Birthdays (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (8)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were very impressed with our entree and the dessert selection was amazing! Our server was delightful,

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The menu on this day was limited. The desserts looked better than they tasted. I ended up having to use my own tea bag when the server brought the hot water and forgot the tea. I suggested that they bring the tea selection first so the water does not have a chance to get cold. I will try again because I like the idea of supporting college students and have enjoyed better meals.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a wonderful experience at American Harvest We enjoy the different options that the students have made. The deserts are especially tasty!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really nice buffet, excellent assortment. House brewed beer is great. Outstanding desserts.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Really nice food, a lot of selection, and excellent service

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was great and presentation was excellent. Didn't try deserts but they looked out of this world. I had lamb chops and they were perfect. Large lunch portions. Food selection was more appropriate for dinner vs lunch. Glad I didn't have to go back to work and sleep.lol

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My son and I enjoyed American Harvest as much as our first luncheon there . I recommend very highly as every aspect was perfect. The many desserts were lined lined up on a high counter, each one beautiful and artistic resulting in a difficult decision. I am returning later in the month with woman I retired with so I can honestly say that our age group down to my son in his twenties is pleased with the restaurant. There are never any disappointments.
The tips go to the scholarship fund and I was happy to contribute toward giving students the opportunity to be part of this outstanding culinary program.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food Well worth the visit. Great value and superb quality

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was our first time and we will definitely be back. The menu was interesting, the food delicious, and the service very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Unfortunately, it was a "rushed" experience towards the end. The student wait staff (and then their instructor) informed us that we needed to quickly choose our dessert and finish our meal because the students classtime would soon be ending; they needed to clean up and leave. We chose the 12:30 pm seating time, unaware of this time restriction. This should be mentioned on your website (i.e. If you desire/require more time for dining, please choose the earliest reservation time. The dining room closes at 2:00 pm.)

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Awesome and beautifully presented food with numerous selections on the buffet. The dessert buffet was even more awe-inspiring with many exquisite looking -- and tasting -- dessert options.
The student chefs at American Harvest are obviously learning their trade well; we are looking forward to a return visit soon!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was great. The value was great (5 star food at 3 star prices). The service was great albiet obvious our server was in training her attitude made up for a few "forgets". We were all highly impressed with the restaurant and its staff.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was very good. Small menu. 4 choices. It is a culinary school. The dessert bar is fabulous!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is a first-class restaurant run by the faculty/students. I love, love, love this experience. And, a nice aside is that the tips are put toward a scholarship fund for the students.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. The students did an awesome job.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lovely as always. It's always an adventure and you MUST leave room for dessert. The selections are just wonderful and fun to just look at too!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food with excellent service. The variety of foods served is outstanding and meant to please all pallets.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food, prepared well, colorful, nice variety to select from. Everything was delicious! Tried several new things. We he salad bar not only looked wonderful, very tasty selections.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The meals and desserts were delicious. The entree menu is very limited because it is based upon the techniques the culinary students are learning. None of the four choices were vegetarian, but they always offer a house salad and a Greek salad in entree portions. The desserts available are works of art.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food here has always been outstanding and our recent visit was no different. From the appetizers, to the main courses, to the desserts, the only problem is really having so many excellent options from which to choose. The service was very good and friendly. And the atmosphere, while not glamorous, was inviting. Well done!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was fantastic, ambiance was nice and the staff were very professional and knowledgeable of entrée choices.
Brought a friend for his birthday would highly recommend getting in for early seating, some menu selections were not available
Reasonably priced

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was the second wonderful experience at the restaurant, every thing was absolutely delicious. Wish I could get there more often but it is an hour ride. Will most definitely be back. Love taking desserts home also.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was fantastic, great variety to choose from. Desert bar OUT OF SIGHT!!!! Service was A1, table cleared promptly and very nicely presented. Service staff efficient.
This young staff should be VERY proud of themselves, excellent preparation ,presentation and did I mention the deserts, WOW .
First time, here and looking forward to a return visit

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The salads and desserts are the highlights. Avocados, mangos, grilled pineapple with cucumbers, all with light and fresh dressings, crab on Polenta, the desserts are great - on of the best hazelnut dark chocolate desserts ever, the server was very Knowledgeable and walked us through all of them, entrees included mahi mahi cooked to order, it was south american night so ribs, sausage, a lot of pork, shrimp - all delicious.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Dessert selection was divine. Entree was sooo good. Loved it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Everything was great!!

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

I had the Seabass for my entrée. I have read other reviews about this restaurant and after thinking about it closely I considered the Seabass rather bland. It needed more seasoning.

The appetizer was really good though. I had the butternut squash soup.

Then dessert was fabulous. I would totally recommend the bananas Foster.

Another request I would have this restaurant would be to offer loose tea as an option.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Not too many customers, had the best and most attentive server. Love the lamb chop yet so much other delicious dishes tempting, forgot to go back for second. Seafood Paella and lobster bisque with generous amount of seafood. The fig tart a seasonal dessert was light and tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Top notch in all regards.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The restaurant is operated by future chefs and restaurantures. It's a culinary school that offers top level cusine at moderate pricing. The entrees are high end level with moderate pricing and the desserts are there for the viewing but you must try at least one. Each chef tries to out do themeselves making these wonderful desserts. A great lunch by our club. I was complimented on the choice and most asked if we could do this daily. We plan to make it on our monthly list for a causual lunch with club members.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Should consider vegan or vegetarian dishes- they are far more popular and anyone going to open up a restaurant in the future has to provide a few vegetarian or vegan options

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The salads were so fresh and appealing, fennel and apple, citrus, there were so many options, the highlight being the pot roast - YES - POT ROAST, so flavorful and tender, melt in your mouth luscious - the best I have ever had. Good lamb with a lovely sauce. The dessert table stretches forever - the lemon chiffon and creme brulee were favorites but the rice pudding was a delightful surprise that surpassed any expectations you could have. The three tier chocolate dessert also yummy. Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This restaurant experience is awesome! To participate in the excellent Schoolcraft College Culinary school as restaurant customers was very cool. The entrees were all excellent, and there were an amazing number of excellent desserts available to enjoy with your meal or to take home. Be aware that this restaurant is tied to the college schedule and may not always be open or available. It is well worth the wait! Kudos to all the students!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Delicious, affordable, creative dishes (and you're supporting the students)! Prefer buffet dinner to a la carte lunch but so happy the dessert variety was just as extensive for lunch. Going to make reservations here at least once every month or so.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The food and service were superb as always. The presentations were stunning, particularly the desserts. The students were a pleasure to see, and a credit to Schoolcraft's outstanding program.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great place for lunch with friends. My friend ordered seafood, and I ordered " Swiss steak".
Both dishes are good. We especially liked saute vegetables came with the dishes.
For dessert, we had chocolate cake and tart. Those are just excellent. we'll definitely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Loved it all! The food, atmosphere, waitstaff. Everything was terrific!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Everybody in our group loved their meal and dessert. The quality was excellent and the presentation superb. We LOVED our waiter. He was polite and not overbearing. It seemed as though his only concern was making us happy. He succeeded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 6, 2017

These are students and they're trying so I give them credit. They need some supervision or at least a teacher/boss to walk around and check on customers. We ordered steaks medium rare and they came out well done. The server said there was nothing he could do to fix it. Their website lists beer and wine for sale, however we were told that is only for dinner. The lunch was decently priced and the dining area was clean.

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