Harvest

3.7
148 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Harvest Restaurant located at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile celebrates the integrity and simplicity of classic Midwestern fare, focused on locally-sourced farm-fresh seasonal ingredients and the practice of scratch cooking techniques by a kitchen staff that shares a passionate pursuit of excellence. Harvest’s menus draw on chef-crafted selections prepared with in-season, local ingredients. Harvest’s commitment to Midwestern American scratch food is complemented by surroundings that draw from a modern urban feel with a hint of nature, giving every diner a reason to linger, enjoy the company they’re with, and celebrate nature’s culinary bounty.
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3.7based on all time ratings
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3.8
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3.3
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ClaudioV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Way over priced. Food was bland. Nothing special. Find literally anything else and save yourself the $$$$$$

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I would recommend to a friend, but I was very disappointed that they were out of salmon. As I specifically went there for lunch to have a ceasar salad with Salmon.

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vipMrs073
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Sat at table for 10-15 min before anyone came over. Ordered buffet and off menu. Waitress was given a table of 14 and we were her only other table on the other side of the room. She never came back to us after we got our food. Asked another waiter for drink refills and he ignored us; never brought them. Horrid service.

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Longweekend
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Waitied an hour past our reservation time to be seated

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RickC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm to table menu. Friendly wait staff. Reasonable prices.

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BrianA
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving Dinner. We will be back again next year!

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FarzanehF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a good thanksgiving buffet and the price was very reasonable. some dishes were very good, some dishes ok. The service was not very good, would take some time to remove the dishes from our table.
The place was not busy; for some reason They don’t advertise the buffet.
It is not a huge buffet but has all the expected Thanksgiving foods; turkey, ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, etc.
I would recommend Harvest for thanksgiving buffet.

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SuzS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, tasty, and had a lovely presentation. Service was friendly, quick and professional. Atmosphere was very relaxing. Decor modern but warm. Prices we very reasonable. Would recommend & go back.

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vipPap70005
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hotel restaurant. Service was very good however was impersonal.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was absolutely lousy (even with only 4 patrons dining) and the food was barely mediocre. The soup that was supposed to be warm wasn’t even room temperature. There are far too many dining options within walking distance to even consider going to Harvest. Very disappointed Marriott.

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vipHeatherG
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This is the restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Chicago Marriott hotel. It's clean and has a nice atmosphere. We ate there 3 times during our stay, and all three times we waited 30-40 minutes to get our food after we placed our orders, and it wasn't crowded any of the 3 times. The food offering was okay, but nothing special.
The manager was also extremely rude about our group getting a table to order some coffee and sit and talk for 30 minutes before our other guests arrived for breakfast. She told me the restaurant wasn't a meeting room. The next morning when I checked in for another breakfast with a client she asked me if we were just having coffee or if we were going to be ordering breakfast in a snippy tone. I was really taken aback. This is not what I have experienced at other Marriott restaurants.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak and roasted vegetables were delicious. The noise level was a little higher than I would prefer

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vipSharonC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg what a secret garden! The locally (some, rooftop!) sourced produce tastes like no other! Very expertly crafted recipes! It was very quiet on a Friday night and should have been packed! Not a typical hotel restaurant- if I was local I would go often!

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vipJorfly
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The way the OpenTable app presented this restaurant, I had no idea it was simply the main restaurant at the Marriott on Michigan Avenue. They screwed up two of our orders and when I flagged down our waitress to notify her of the mistakes her response was "OK" and then she disappeared for 20 minutes. We just ate it anyway since the staff was nowhere to be found to swap out our meals or offer other solutions. She finally came back and then offered to remake the two mistakes but we had already completed our breakfast. Lousy service, overpriced, generic hotel food and no apology offered. This was pretty awful all around!

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MikeD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I would especially recommend the brussels sprouts, house made chips, and the scallops with chorizo.

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vipRambo
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent hotel food. Convenient but looks better then it tastes.

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NancyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our Easter breakfast at the Harvest Room was very pleasant. Service was wonderful! Food was good and the price was what you would expect from a downtown restaurant.

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bizwiz
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant had a very limited menu. Service was OK. The Brussels Sprouts were excellent, everything else we tried was meh.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with several good choices and service was exceptional.

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vipDeniseZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Awful / holiday overnight in city with family- table for 10 - sat us in a back very ugly room with another table of 11 that was loud and obnoxious with kids playing video games at table .
No Christmas decor , food overpriced and not good
Very very disappointing for our holiday breakfast

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RogerG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Buffet was good. Kids price was awesome. Most grown ups don’t eat $30 of breakfast food, but some might. The omelet service is excellent. The hollandiase for the Benedict lacked flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When we arrived there was hardly anyone there so we were a bit apprehensive, but we attributed it to being a hotel restaurant. The Farmer's Salad was ho-hum, but the grilled lamb chops were substantial, done perfectly, and delicious. The Whitefish was also very good; the "onion broth" had an unexpected light sweetness, but it was good. The service was a bit off -- waiter was a pleasant guy who usually worked in the bar and didn't know much about the menu, but was more than willing to get answers to our questions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The website for the restaurant did not advertise that on Thanksgiving there would only be an option of a $40/person buffet. We had come specifically to a place with a more general menu since we would be having our actual thanksgiving the next evening. The food at the buffet for the most part was fine, but not worth the $40/person price tag. The carving station advertised ham and turkey (and the gentleman working I think believed he was serving ham and turkey) but there were just two different types of turkey prepared differently - the “ham” had legs...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is terrible. It’s loud and the tables are close together. I would rather get a egg sandwich from Starbucks.

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paulc
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

we were the only people there at 7pm on a friday night. weird.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the salmon which was really delish others had lamb chops that were equally as good. started out with tempura snap peas, excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation. In our hotel. Convenient and excellent

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RonH
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Attendance was very scarce when we visited, though it was early. Farm-to-table food was very good, though variety of choices was small. Again, the food was very good .... I felt sorry for the chef, as he is doing a great job at a location that probably doesn’t appreciate it. It is the main food destination for the Michigan Avenue Marriott. And Marriott’s do not have a reputation as a place for good food. Please give it a try —- no, I am not in any way associated with Marriott or the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was fairly good, but the extremely slow service ruined the experience completely. It was not busy whatsoever, yet it took over 2 hours to have dinner due to the poor service. Our waitress asked for our order, realized she forgot her menu pad and would be right back. After waiting nearly 30 minutes, a completely different waitress came and took our order. Our dinners were good but the pasta was too salty to eat. Making note of the saltiness to the waitress, she didn’t seem too concerned to let the chef know. Even complaining to the manager, she completely blew us off in regards to getting feedback. Definitely do not recommend

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LaurieE
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We shared hummus appetizer and cheese & meat tray. Very good! Had salmon... Delicious! Others had ribeye and one had lamb chops. All good was wonderful. Restaurant was not real busy. Service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have dietary needs and they took extra precautions and followed up with me after talking to the chef! Great food!

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Magpie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service with pleasant view of the street below.

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ellen
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It actually was a Sun evening so the restaurant was pretty quiet. However, the staff was very attentive without hovering too much, the food was delicious, and prices very comparable to most upscale restaurants in Chicago. We were a little disappointed that the filet was no available on a Sun night, but the ribeye was delicious and presentation was lovely. We had a few special requests, and the server answered, "Our chef can make that for you." The wine was lovely but I wish they had red wine glasses so I could get more aeration into my red. Other than that, it was a lovely experience and we would definitely visit again!

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eugenea
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the rooftop honey butter, Rolodex and grown up macs and cheese!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The most disappointing place. We went here for Christmas night dinner buffet because it seemed reasonably priced and we were out of town and that was the biggest mistake. The buffet was extremely average and unforgettable with a very small selection of foods. I literally can't think of a single noteworthy item. The place was practically empty and the décor was dated and drab. Don't bother spending even $10 in this place. It's honestly not worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Christmas dinner while in Chicago.
Positives:
it was open
Price was reasonable

Negatives:
Food just so so
Atmosphere bland
Reservations not necessary but open table made it seem like this place was in high demand

Overall if you need a place to eat on Christmas Day in Downtown Chicago and dont want to spend a fortune consider this place

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Catherine
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Particularly memorable we’re locally sourced Great Lakes white fish and over the top garlic French fries. We had fantastic service and an enjoyable meal.

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vipCarpeDiem
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is the restaurant in the Chicago downtown Marriott. It is typical of business hotel restaurants, with basic uninspired food, but is convenient if you are at the hotel and want to sign for a meal on your account and not bother putting on a coat if it is cold outside, or getting hot and sticky if it is hot, i.e., you just need some expensive calories to get the eating over with and go to bed.
It was almost empty on a weekend night, likely because not too far away are other, better choices and because despite the abundance of personnel, service was inattentive and flat.
, e.g., why did I have a fifteen minute wait at reception for an empty restaurant when I had a reservation, and why did they try and seat me next to a family with kids when the rest of the place was empty.
Chairs are comfortable, decor calming.

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vipbrian
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, but service not so much. The restaurant was empty and the food took about a half hour to get. For some reason the Caesar salad was brought with the meal even though it obviously was supposed to come first. Then we asked for different dressing for the kids salad and we never got it. Rib-eye was delicious, kids pizza not so much.

FAQs

Harvest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 836-6334.

Harvest is rated 3.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.