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American Harvest Restaurant

4.6
927 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm; Dinner Buffet: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 462-4488
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Master Chef Brian Beland and Master Chef Shawn Loving
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7 Mile Road
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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.
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 927 People Are Saying
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ShabbirK 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant with amazing desserts and food! Will come again.

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RitaA 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed in the food. After a long time our waiter came out and said they were out of the steak.. We chose the chicken and it was mediocre. A small pricey thigh. Both of us had a stomach ache when we got home. The wait for our food took forever. It seemed everyone around us was served the steak and left and we were still waiting. Dessert was good. Dessert does not bring us into a restaurant but good food does.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our server was older in age, a retired nurse and a brand new student. She was “IN THE WEEDS.” I was observing where the professor was, expecting her to be moving throughout the restaurant, observing how students are performing, and stopping by each table, asking them how their experience was. Me, being a past student and a current student at OCC, where I am working on my associates in restaurant and hospitality management, I focused on how are programs were. I was especially focusing on how the professor educated their students. I was appalled by how she education that she provided. We arrived at 1215, with being informed that we would be out at 145. Our server had issues right from the start but I explained how I was also a student. I gave her advice. As our meal went on, our server had many issues. I searched for the professor and saw that she was reading an actual newspaper for almost our entire lunch.

At the end of our meal, there as an issue that needed assistance with the professor who got up several minutes after the student asked. I walked up and criticized the professor and left. She did not do what I expect one to provide, from visiting each table to helping the students out.

I am tempted to contact the head of the culinary department and informing them about my experience, but hopefully this might help.

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JaneC 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

American Harvest is our favorite place for a special occasion lunch. The food is outstanding - fabulous breads, outstanding desserts from a selection of a dozen or more stunning creations each visit. A reservation is necessary to be sure you get a table.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Always a great experience. The food is interesting and delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. Desserts amazing and cannot be skipped even when full!

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Lorettar (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

My favorite restaurant. The food is spectacular . I love the dinner buffet because there are so many choices but the lunch is worth it too.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The hostess always seems to have an attitude in fact she is borderline rude

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This was my second time going to American Harvest. Both times have been a great experience! This time we took my mother for her 93 Birthday lunch and it was perfect! The food was excellent, as usual. Mom and I had the sole and it was delicious. The dessert selection was awesome and so abundant that it was hard to make a choice! They made the visit really special by writing Happy Birthday in chocolate around the edge of mom’s dessert plate and putting a candle in the piece of Bavarian Chocolate cake she chose. Everyone wished her a happy birthday and was super kind. Our server was good. All of the servers (and cooks) are students, so they are all learning. He wasn’t quite as polished as the server we had the first time we went there, but he may have been earlier in his learning process. We really enjoy this restaurant and will come again.

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vipRichK (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a nice lunch. You need to book days or week’s in advance. I had the salmon and my wife had the veal. Excellent. Save room for some decadent desserts. I had a very tasty fruit tart that was amazing. We are going to come back for the dinner buffet. I liked our waiter, Brandon, who is a student at Schoolcraft.

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Caetano1234 (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I have visited the place each time and was always pleased with the food,atmosphere, friendlyness, and the desserts.

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vipjanncan (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Overall, I would recommend. The food was great and had a nice presentation. The wait staff and hostess was friendly. They only have 3 seatings and it takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to get seated, so if you're in a hurry, this would present a problem. Also, the restaurant closes at 2 pm, so don't plan on lingering.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was wonderful Love the hostess

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Very pleasant lunch. Server tried hard. Only negative was at our 12:30 reservation, the kitchen was out of soup and two of the four entree were gone. Would have liked more choices.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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GardenGal (Detroit)
5.0  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!

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Tayi (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  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.

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