Service was so friendly and the seasonal food was amazing - nothing like what I could or would make at home, which is what I am looking for in an expensive restaurant experience. The space itself feels casual with a big open kitchen, the tables were set elegantly. I could have eaten more, but I normally eat bigger portions than a tasting menu offers.
Harvest Beat was a wonderful, fun, thoughtful, whimsical vegan meal. Compliments to all involved in the cultivating, preparing and serving of this meal.
This is the second time i've been to Harvest Beat, and once again I was pleasantly surprised. The perfect atmosphere, perfect amount of food, and delicious flavors make it a perfect date night spot.
I'm not a vegan, but my girlfriend is, and this place was recommended by a buddy of mine, so thought she'd appreciate it.
Upon reading the reviews, it was apparent that the food was excellent, but a couple of the reviews mentioned that they left hungry. On the way there, I only half-jokingly told me girlfriend she might need to take me to Dick's afterwards.
I was very pleasantly surprised. As expected, the food and service were excellent, and while each course was a bit smaller than I'm used to eating, the total amount of food for the 5 delicious courses, combined with the leisurely pace with allowed for a feeling of satisfaction and contentment without being overfull.
Tasty food, great service, a deep caring for food and its source, and a pleasant atmosphere all work in concert to make this a great dining experience. I didn't even miss the meat!
Given the techniques and ingredients involved the cost is justifiable—always pleasantly surprised and pleased. Mostly a special occasion place because of cost, though. We love it.
This was my second time at Harvest Beat and it was AMAZING this time as it was before. I really wish I could afford to eat here every 3 weeks when the menus change, because the food is always seasonal, local, organic, vegan, and delicious. They easily accommodate my stupid (and severe) gluten intolerance and the cuisine is so delectable even meat eaters will love it. You'll find an atmosphere that is super cozy, community-focused, and yet classy. I can't help but get the wine pairings every time I go because they are so sophisticated and they compliment each course so incredibly well. Two people will spend about $275 for dinner and the wine pairings, so its definitely pricey, but seriously exquisite.
Absolutely no flaws. Food and experience are inseparably linked. Am very excited to try the spring/summer menus.
Very nice vegan dinner
Exceptional, compassionate, friendly, ethical and sustainable vegan fine dining experience. Going back seasonally! This was a perfect way to spend my birthday evening!
Be prepared for something special when you arrive for dinner at this Wallingford neighborhood restaurant specializing in vegan cuisine. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, you will be treated like a dinner guest rather than just a customer. Along with the fixed price five course meal, you can order a wine pairing or a non-alcoholic pairing, or you can order your beverages a la carte. We chose to sit at the counter looking into the kitchen so we could watch and chat with the chef. The food is both tasty and beautifully presented. Each course was interesting, delicately seasoned, and satisfying. There were two of us so one of us had the wine pairing and the other had the non-alcoholic pairing. Both pairings were perfect with the food. The service was attentive and friendly. There are lots of good vegetarian, vegan and whole food plant based restaurants emerging on the Seattle food scene these days; Harvest Beat stands out as one of the best of the best. Expensive. Moderate to quiet noise level. Casual attire. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.
It's about time a restaurant cares about the environment in every aspect of their business. They are 100% vegan, source the ingredients locally and they are sustainable too. The food was amazing, even though some of the course included ingredients i do not like, I loved every dish. The food was high end, great quality, fresh, complex, and inventive. Even if your not vegan, I recommend trying it. Best food I ever had and I've been a foodie for decades...
Food was really exceptional. The wine pairings were a little expensive for the amount of wine and the quality was pretty good but overall felt overpriced. The presentation at the beginning of the meal was super special and made the night feel really personal and the atmosphere more familial. Would definitely return!
This is our favourite restaurant. We live in Vancouver BC, but make the point to dine here whenever we're passing through Seattle.
Amazing food, served by an enthusiastic staff. Clever uses of local veggies to create a delicious experience.
Great vegan food. Been several times. Never disappointed.
You should go.
Excellent place for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Locally sourced food. Vegan made spectacular
Note that neither my wife or I are vegetarians. We went here on a date for a specifically requested "light" meal. The whole evening was fantastic. Entire staff was warm, welcoming and very personable. Before our first course, the chef gave an orientation to the restaurant, menu/food selection and made a point to thank everyone for coming to enjoy the meal. Wines were delicious and thoughtfully paired with each course. The food was nothing short of amazing. The entire experience made the night that much more special. We will be going back.
Amazingly unique menu, high quality ingredients, fantastic presentation and incredibly delicious. The best vegan food in Seattle by far. Portions are more than enough food and the wine pairings were generous and really good too. Next time my partner and I will order 1 wine pairing and 1 elixer pairing--especially if driving! (:
Really an incredible experience. I highly recommend.
This is one of the most interesting and creative restaurants in Seattle. I'm always amazed by the beautiful and delicious dishes, and the wine pairings are awesome and generous.
Amazing food, amazing service, wonderful place!
Best restaurant experience ever.
The best restaurant on the planet. I have eaten at most major restaurants in Duwamish and Muckleshoot territory (referred to as Seattle) having been raised here. This food is the best restaurant-made food I have had in this area of the world. Harvest Beat provides divine food that I wish I could eat every day. Healthy, filling, tasty, well-balanced, beautiful, delicious, local.. However, spendy for anybody who cannot afford a ~$80+ meal, which is most people on the planet. Hopefully, we can shift the economic and agroecological structures so that this type of food is accessible to more people! The world needs food like this.
third time and always a pleasure. chef joe and the team always take care of the guests from the moment you walk in to the moment you depart. we love harvest beat.
My new favorite restaurant ON EARTH! It’s a happening. Food was amazingly presented and flavorful. Staff out of this world. Attention to detail in decor/design. Like no other place.
Keep up the great work chef(s)! Thank you Harvest Beat for your warmness.
This place is my favorite place since I've moved to Seattle. The servers are friendly in the way that it's a welcoming community - not a dinning hall. The head chef gave a speech about the food and where it came from. The transparency was a heart-stealer.
There is a bar that could be sat at to watch the kitchen if one opts to it. I did not but the invite to look into the kitchen was still given for those that are curious on plating presentation and general movement. I recommend giving a peek for those that might learn a trick or two to bring home.
The foods amazing but thats expected. There is a near 5 star rating for a reason. I'd say if a person with a significant other or a special friend is thinking of doing something amazing - do take them here. It was a pleasureful time my other; to the point that she loved this better than any of the prix fixe she had in New York. I talked to the head chef to learn a few of his strategies for imparting flavours and he was delighted to answer the questions. It was an amazing night for us that night.
I have fined at Harvest Beat 6 total times, and each time I am stunned by how delicious each course has been. I am not a vegan or even a vegetarian, and frankly, meat and dairy tend to be my favorites. But, over the past 4 years I believe that all of my Harvest Beat Meals would make my top 10 list. The food is so fresh and lovingly sourced, prepared and plated. It is beautiful without a hint of pretense. I do t even have words for how perfect the menu was this time. I can’t stop fantasizing about that meal, it was exquisite. And on top of that, every person who works at the Beat is warm, welcoming and passionate about the quality of your expand the food they serve. I feel that I meal at Harvest Beat is something you owe yourself because you are so very very good. And if you are bad, you should eat there because it’s probably the change you need to become your best self.
The menu was super delicious. It was my 4th time and I think this dinner was the BEST. The menu changes every three weeks depending on what the local farmers and foragers have in season. Chef Joe and team had prepared the food beautifully and timely. Owner Aaron gave our birthday celebration a personal touch. We'll be back again.
Harvest Beat was an incredible experience. So much passion and care goes into the dining experience, and I can’t wait to go back in a different time of year to see what they do with each season of fresh produce.
Even if you're not a vegan (I certainly am not), you will not leave disappointed or hungry from this absolute marvel of a restaurant. 5 courses, $65 - and the food is spectacular.
So special! Exquisite food. One of our all time favorite meals!!
Went here for an anniversary dinner. It was a Very special and memorable dining experience. The food, wine and service was all impeccable. I can’t wait to go back soon.
Perfect vegan meal. I’m not a vegetarian but I could eat at Harvest Beat everyday for the rest of my life :)
Great experience as always. Joe and his team always impress!
Great dining experience! Loved all the courses served, and would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Harvest Beat always exceeds my expectations regarding food, service, and friendliness.
I appreciate their attention to detail, their gracious thanks for all involved in the foraging, growing, cooking and serving the amazing dishes and Joe's personal touches.
My only complaint is that the wine pairings are skimpy - a little more than a sip sometimes. Better option is to purchase your own bottle of wine - I'll be doing that next time.
Harvest Beat was a fun dining experience. A great place to take vegan skeptics as the food and service are superior.
The food is incredibly inventive and creative and the presentation is beautiful. Excellent service. Unique for a Seattle restaurant.
Ignore the "vegan" moniker; this is where you want to go for a date night meal that is more of an event. During our Friday night meal service was impeccable (including a discussion of the wine pairings with the owner), the five courses were delicious and beautifully plated, and the menu introduction by the executive chef made this feel like a really special night. The courses were filling without leaving us overstuffed, and the wine pairings made for an excellent experience. The menu changes every three weeks so that's how long we'll wait before going back!
Such great service. Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable experience. Food was amazing, and wine pairings were perfect.