Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has a reputation for excellent cuisine and warm hospitality in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Our beautifully-appointed restaurant, The Harvest Room, overlooks the fabulous North Saskatchewan River Valley in Edmonton, the largest urban parkway in North America, and upholds Canadian tradition in grand style. The menu brims with the best Alberta beef -- all the bounty for which Alberta's heartland is famous -- and our superb wine list complements any selection. At The Harvest Room, enjoy everything from our quick start breakfast buffet and A La Carte, fine dining to family meals to Afternoon Tea and snacks. After a magnificent dinner, treat yourself in the Confederation Lounge to one of our many single malt scotches or a decadent Mac martini. With a wide range of specialties, our executive chef always prepares outstanding dining experiences.
LOCAL. SEASONAL. SUSTAINABLE. We also offer complimentary Wifi for our Diners.
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Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner in the Harvest Room - and no washing up!

One small quibble - the music was a little harsh and loud - some relaxing, soothing jazz or other instrumental music would have been more in keeping with the dinner and ambiance.

Will be back next year - thank you!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a nice review of your experience at The Harvest Room for Thanksgiving Dinner. Your feedback is incredibly important to us and I know that my entire team will be just as pleased to hear your lovely comments. Regarding the music - please rest assured that we take all comments seriously and will be sure to review this. Thank you for choosing us on your Thanksgiving Holiday - we cannot wait to see you next year! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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BG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 course Thanksgiving dinner was a tad pricey but quite good.

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Responded 3 days ago

Dear Bruce, Thank you for sharing you experience with us for Thanksgiving Dinner! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us - your feedback is of great value to us. I will be sure to share this comment with my entire team, including our culinary team, as I am positive it will service as excellent feedback. Thank you for choosing us to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with Bruce! We would love for you to join us again sometime very soon. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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B
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service. The gluten free options were excellent and the attention to detail was great!

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Responded 2 days ago

Dear Bard, Thank you for your kind feedback on The Harvest Room, in regards to both the service and the food! I am so pleased to hear that you found our gluten free options to be excellent - our culinary team works diligently to ensure all dietary restrictions are taken care of with great attention. They will be very happy to hear of your praise! Thank you for sharing Bard, it would be our pleasure to serve you again sometime soon! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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l
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

M
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Michelle, was friendly, knowledgeable and engaging! We had a good time.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great supper

OT
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops and crab cakes were excellent! Had toffee pudding as dessert which was great too! Serviced by an excellent team especially Johnny! Highly recommended!!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of your experience at The Harvest Room! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Dew Johnny's service at The Harvest Room, I will be sure to share with him. Thank you for sharing your favorite dishes and for recommending The Harvest Room - your feedback is very important to us. Thank you again for taking the time to share such a positive experience! We cannot wait to have you dine with us again someday soon. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time just wish it was a little more private for a date night

JS
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating our anniversary.... attentive service by our wait person & lounge server.... food was delicious!!

TS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Harvest Room is always very elegant, the door and service were excellent and the evening was exactly what we were hoping for.

D
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Expect more from the Fairmont Harvest Room

Very pedestrian decor. No table clothes. Uninspiring ambience.
Food very average.

RD
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I attended for High Tea. All allergies were accommodated beautifully. Absolutely delicious, beautiful dining room and patio. Great place for a special occasion.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, beautiful view on the patio.

TV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!! Service impeccable. A real classy special place to have our Anniversary supper. I would definitely go back for any occasion. Loved it.

p
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, our server was attentive, polite and even took pictures of us on the terrace!
Food was good but my ribeye steak was a bit too fatty. Overall, a very good dining experience!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Servings could give more.

SB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We most often go to the Harvest Room for brunch on the weekend. It never disappoints. The eggs benny are the best in Edmonton: perfectly poached eggs, english muffins that are still soft, excellent hollandaise with just the right amount of lemon juice. And on warm days, you can dine on the outdoor patio with a great river view.

BR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, staff and food, all with a breath-taking view of the river valley!

SW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food

CB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyable experience. Such a treat! The host and our waiter really went above and beyond! They were keen on learning something about us in order to make our experience uniquely personalized. They were very warm, friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to go back ❤

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear Cherisse, Thank you kindly for this detailed review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at The Harvest Room. Your feedback is extremely appreciated - and we thank you for taking the time to share this positive feedback! I will be sure to share your comments with my team as I know they will be just as pleased. We cannot wait to have you back either! Thank you once again and we hope to see you in the new future. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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t
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. Excellent ! Food was tasty. Thanks

LB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is excellent. Great view. Nice selection of food. Server was very pleasant and efficient.

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Responded on September 12, 2019

Dear Lindy, Thank you for this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Harvest Room, as well as our food and service! I will be sure to pass this detailed feedback along to my entire team as I am positive it will be of great value to all of them. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the near future. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Reserved the Tea and Tour on September 1st for my daughter and I, for her birthday. She had never experienced the high tea and we both really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great and the selection of food on the tiered stand was a nice variety. It was nice to take the tour of the hotel and learn some of the history as well as see the room that Royalty and celebrities stay in. Would absolutely recommend the Tea and Tour to friends and family!

j
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Last year we had an awesome experience at the Harvest Room celebrating our wedding anniversary. We returned again this year for our anniversary and found the dinner, the experience, and the price all disappointing! First, I indicated that it was our anniversary when I made the reservation, no one acknowledged our special evening when we arrived or during the dinner. I even asked the Hostess if she saw note on reservation. She said, yes, but our server did not appear to know. After we asked for our bill and after we waited for an extended amount of time....he brought a very small piece of cake on a plate that said Happy Anniversary. I will note that this was less than half of the serving offered last year. Also, last year from the time we arrived we were made to feel special and our day was acknowledged by everyone. The menu has changed and prices have gone up....a lot! The crab cakes are excellent, but pricey for serving size (2 small crab cakes, a tablespoon of corn and micro greens). The lobster bisque, changed from the previous recipe, still good but pricey. The beef was very good, but overpriced given how small the sides are and serving is small portion. The seafood paella was not only overpriced, very small serving of seafood (1 small pc of salmon, 2jumbo shrimp, 1 large scallop) the rice itself was bland and did have some very small mini shrimp. Lastly, wine serving is 5oz. by the glass, again another way to increase prices. The room itself is looking tired, I might not have noticed if the rest of our experience had been better. We won’t be back and would not recommend

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Harvest Room. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies that our service did not meet your expectations. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address this. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future - Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 780-429-6444 if you wish to discuss this matter in detail. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue to celebrate our anniversary. Exceptional service and great food. Everyone was determined to make it a great time for my wife and myself.

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on September 12, 2019

Dear Adrian, Thank you for this heartwarming review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Anniversary dinner at The Harvest Room! Positive feedback like yours is incredibly appreciated - I will be sure to share your experience with my team as I know they will be just as pleased. Thank you for choosing us on this special day and I hope we have the privilege of serving you once again. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Ambiance and fabulous view of the River valley

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for this lovely review - I am so pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance of The Harvest Room, as well as our stunning River Valley view! I will be sure to pass this feedback along to my team as I am positive it will be of great value to all of them. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the near future. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for your kind review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed both the food and the service here at The Harvest Room. I will be sharing this with both my culinary team and front of house team, as I know this will serve as positive encouragement to them moving forward. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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SK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My grandchildren and I have celebrated High Tea for the past 4 years at the Selkirk Hotel in Fort Edmonton. Since that is closed this year, we tried the High Tea at the MacDonald Hotel. WOW! we were pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased. From the start, the hotel outdid itself. The atmosphere quiet and sophisticated; the food was superb; the service exemplary. Our server was outstanding; and when he overheard us in our celebration he inquired how long we'd been coming and when we explained he went above and beyond - he had the kitchen make us a special anniversary dessert plate. My grandchildren (14 and 12 years old) were so impressed they had me take a picture of the dessert. All around we had a wonderful time; from the walk in the gardens (which are lovely) to the end of tea. Definitely recommend this High Tea to everyone.

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Susan, Thank you for this excellent review - I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea service here at The Harvest Room! I am happy to hear that Jacob made your experience as special as it was, and I will be sure to share your positive feedback with Jacob himself and the rest of my team as I know your feedback will be of value to them. Thank you for choosing us on your Anniversary and we hope to see you again in the near future! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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JM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were a reservation for two - one person who was gluten free and vegetarian, and the other with no dietary restrictions. We confirmed this when booking, when our the Fairmont called to confirm our reservation, and again when we arrived. My friend (with the dietary restrictions) - was given gluten free food, and I was given vegetarian. To make up for it, we were given a complementary glass of champagne. As we were there to celebrate our birthdays, we were also offered cake. My friend thought to double check that the cake they gave her was gluten free. It was not. I would have considered this pretty poor service for a chain restaurant. For a restaurant where you pay $39 for a few small finger sandwhiches and scones, I thought it was pretty inexcusable. I suspect we just had a server that was flustered or having a bad day though - so I would be willing to try going again. The patio is amazing with beautiful views of the river valley.

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Harvest Room. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies that our service did not meet your expectations. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address this. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future - Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 780-429-6444 if you wish to discuss this matter in detail. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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V
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Honestly I was a little upset that I booked the “Harvest Room” tea and was relegated to the lounge because of their “policy”. I think the lounge staff were also a little irritated by it too that they had to serve the tea rather than the harvest room doing so. Because it was a weekday tea rather than the weekend one, it was downplayed. I understand in a way but nowhere in the booking was it mentioned that the tea would take place elsewhere nor were the harvest room staff helpful. I felt like a kid that was in the way to the harvest room staff. Overall I’d recommend the experience but my experience was below expectations due to the way it was handled.

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Harvest Room. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies that our service did not meet your expectations. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address this. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future - Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 780-429-6444 if you wish to discuss this matter in detail. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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AH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom’s 75th birthday

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Amanda, Thank you for this excellent rating. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your service at The Harvest Room for your Mom's 75th birthday! Thank you and we would love to have you join us again in the near future. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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LW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I really wanted to love the high tea at Hotel Macdonald..... but for the price ($55/person) ,the food was sub-par, and the service was not as professional or polished as I would expect from a high-end restaurant. I've experienced high tea at many other tea spots, as well as other Fairmont locations, and this ranked among the bottom. For the price paid, you receive only ONE choice for pot of tea, get only one serving, and the leaves are them re-steeped over and over and over. The food was focused on traditional high tea fare- cucumber and cream cheese and smoked salmon, and though it tasted *fine, was overall was lacklustre and un-creative. Unfortunately, I can't recommend their high tea.

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Harvest Room. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies that our service did not meet your expectations. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address this. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future - Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 780-429-6444 if you wish to discuss this matter in detail. ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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YY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant and wait staff was absolutely wonderful to my mom and son. Made them feel extra special and gave our child a lovely little child’s pack.

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Karen, Thank you for your kind review and wonderful rating! I am very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed our service at The Harvest Room. It is our pleasure to have made your family feel special and I will be sure to share this feedback with my entire team! We pride ourselves on the memories we create with our guests and we thank you. It is our hope to have you and your family join us again in the near future! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I reserved this place to celebrate my brother’s birthday. We were welcomed warmly and was able to sit right away, Jacob our server was efficient, attentive and anticipated what we needed. He even brought a cute happy birthday plate with candle.
The food was good, traditional fare. The service is good, but I noticed how tables were chipped and looked tired, and no table linen. For the price, I expect the table to be fully set.
I still would recommend and kudos to the chef and the staff.

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Chris, Thank you for this wonderfully detailed review - I am pleased to hear that your Brother's birthday celebration at The Harvest Room was so well enjoyed! Thank you for voicing your concerns on the atmosphere at The Harvest Room, please rest assured we take all feedback seriously and will be sure to review your comments. Thank you for choosing us on this special day and we hope to see you again in the near future! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Dew, was polite and made great recommendations to our whole group.

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Mitch, Thank you for this lovely review! I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed Dew's service here at The Harvest Room. I will be sure to share your excellent comments with Dew and my entire team! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and serves as positive encouragement to our team. Thank you again for dining with us and we would love to see you again soon! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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JO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal dining on the patio! The food, ambiance and service were impeccable. Will definitely be back for more on our date nights!

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Dear Jamie, Thank you for this excellent review! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service at The Harvest Room - ambiance and food included. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I am positive my team will be just as pleased when I share your comments with them. Thank you again for choosing The Harvest Room and we hope to see you out on the Patio for a date night in the near future! ANTOSH SHETTY DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast with stellar service!

BK
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent customer service. Very professional staff. Food was cooked properly and was delicious. We had a view of the River Valley. Was it overpriced? Yes, but it is the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald so it is to be expected. Highly recommend if you are interested in a special evening meal. My wife and I will be back.

B
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Beautiful hotel. Great view. Outstanding food. Very good service. Price is somewhat high but worth it. The actual Harvest Roomitself, left room for improvement. It's a beautiful room with tired furnishings and finish. Accessing the hotel and leaving the hotel was a bit challenging with so many vehicles parked in the small round-about. When we arrived by taxi it had to drop us on the street. After dinner we waited a while to get a taxi and when it came it had to stoop on the road because he couldn't access the round-about.

KH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Dew, was exceptional. Would recommend coming here to anyone.

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