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Permanently Closed - Harvest Bistro & Bar (Closter, NJ)

4.1
585 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Harvest Bistro & Bar in Closter, NJ is a romantic eatery that serves a wide range of contemporary American and French specialties. The restaurant is also popular for its wine collection, which features several domestic and imported options for diners to choose from. The restaurant's interior is classy and intimate, featuring a grand chandelier, a large fireplace and romantic art pieces throughout the dining room. Harvest Bistro & Bar also offers outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

Begin the meal with an appetizer like French Onion Soup, cheese fondue served with country bread, apples and pears or chopped salad with green olives, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, feta and lemon vinaigrette. The menu at Harvest Bistro & Bar also features several signature entrées like roasted Long Island duck, grilled skirt steak and pan-seared halibut.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Provencal, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(201) 750-9966
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
High St.
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Entertainment
We feature 2 wide Screen TV's.
Live Music on Thursday and Friday Nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

This place has dropped in quality from what it was several years ago. Our server was slow, the food was completely awful. It's a shame because the bar area and dining room are quite beautiful and tastefully decorated. But the food is a disaster.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

great restuarant. the crispy red snapper with black bean sauce is incredible. love the roast chicken. the have a crawfish boil on the menu now that is amazing. the proprietor does a fantastic job.

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vipNaples53 (Naples)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was good, but not great. We were asked by 4 people if we wanted tap water or bottled water. The floor was being swept around us while we were reading the menu. Disappointed since it was our anniversary.

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Mickie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2016

One of my favorite places for brunch and more. Love the food and ambiance. A must go!

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vipAnnie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

The food here is amazing. The chef has a great way of blending flavors and textures that really makes this restaurant on the top of our list, especially for NJ. What's really nice is they always have specials, and they are worth trying. When we were there the special was a veal chop and it delicious. I'm gluten free and they always accommodate my dietary restrictions without compromising the flavor. Now that the weather is nicer they have outdoor dinning. Lovely place.

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vipNicole (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

food always excellent. Service spotty and a bit inattentive.

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vipPhilliou (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

John, the maitre'd, with his warm and welcoming personality sets the tone for an evening of fine dining. Consistently good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

We always leave this restaurant happy. And we generally order different dishes. This time the pepper-encrusted seared tuna appetizer and the poached lobster were both outstanding.

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Disgusted (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

The host was very friendly, even gave us complimentary drinks. Food was awesome. There were so many servers, busboys, runners. Service was so quick.

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vipUrbanCuisine28 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 16, 2016

We are regulars here when the occasion calls for it or we don't want to drive to Manhattan. Generally, though, I find the menu somewhat limited, although my family are loyalists. This visit the food was exceptional... Cornish Game Hen brilliantly prepared with sides to complement it. The cassoulet looked especially delicious, too. The champagne and wine selections were perfect for the celebratory tone.
The ambiance is striking, and the front desk was very welcoming.

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vipAnnie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

This was our 5th time here so I guess it's good for foodies like my husband and I. The food is consistently good, atmosphere lovely and service great. I missed the special they had last time. It was a tofu salad and the first time I had tofu. OMG I was so disappointed they didn't have it again, it was delicious.

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vipLFalk (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

Fun place ! Great food!!

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viportho (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Travel 30 mins to eat here. Have had 2 private functions here. Bar is wonderful, tables there are a little nosier. Food is imaginative and well prepared. The management goes out of their way to ensure a wonderful evening. Have been treated to a complimentary grappa at times.

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vipAnnie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Food was great and our server Lizzy was on top of her game. She was pleasant and paid attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

We've been to Harvest before and had better experiences. On our last visit the waiter spilled water on me as soon I sat down - neither acknowledged nor apologized. My setting had two salad forks and no dinner fork. The whole wait staff seemed more suitable to a local diner than an upscale restaurant. Oh yes, and a person I assume was the owner brought someone else's check to our table. As for ambiance, the fireplace was nice, but the room was overly warm. My wife and I arrived early and were luckily seated at a table for four because most of the tables for two were extremely close together. The food was good, but the overall experience left a lot to be desired.

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Foodhero (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

Outstanding food, wine, ambiance. The food is top tier in quality and presentation, the service outstanding, and the ambiance rich yet comfortable. This is a special place. We live in Closter and frequently dine at the world's finest and highest-rated restaurants, both in NYC as well as other cities around the world, and the Harvest stands up to any and all of them. Before making the trek to the city, anyone within range of this gem of a restaurant should give it a try. If you do, you'll be back again and again as we are.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

It is always a pleasure to dine at the Harvest Bistro. The valet parking is a nice touch, no looking for a parking space. As soon as you walk in you are warmly greeted. The menu always has great choices and there is an extensive wine list. Not only do my wife and I enjoy our meals but everyone we bring leaves very happy.

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Mari (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We go here for the ambiance; the fireplace is always roaring in the winter. The food has gotten boring, with much of the same thing
for years. My duck meal had nothing interesting on the plate: carrots that tasted out of a bag, and a duck leg that was red, chewy and too fatty to eat. A second leg was OK. A hunk of polenta, boring. At a restaurant of this caliber we shouldn't have to ask the waiter to clean the crumbs before dessert, and he should have known if coffee was included in the prix fix. He was very unfamiliar with the wine menu, but was attentive to our needs for the meal. For Valentine's Day, a flower on the table would have been
a welcome addition to the tiny votive but the complimentary glass of Proseco was appreciated. We will keep going back for the food which is usually good, (in the winter) but will forgo the busy prix fixed meals in the future.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Lovely brunch, the main dining is warm and inviting. Been there for a few dinners and cocktails, but brunch is my favorite. Even managed to get someone who never ventures further than Fort Lee to go back 2x.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The duck was delicious

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