About Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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,Express lunch,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.

10065 100 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast Buffet : Mon - Fri 6:30am-10:00am , A La Carte untill 11 am
Sat,Sun & Stat.Holiday Breakfast Buffet & A la Carte 7:00am-12:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Wednesday 11:00am - 2:00pm ( served in the lounge)
Lunch: Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm ( served in Harvest room )
Lunch: Sat,Sun & Stat.Holiday 12 pm - 2 pm
Royal Tea & Tour : Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Jasper Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 429-6424

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/macdonald/GuestServices/Restaurants/HarvestRoom.htm

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Fee of $22 for 4 hours. Other parking available at Impark Parking lots near the hotel.

Executive Chef:
Serge Jost

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (20)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Waterfront (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome experience!

We ordered the Beast Board and what a “beast” it was. Great value and tons of food for $99. Easily 4 people could have shared it.

Service was top notch. Special thanks to Ivan for providing great service.

They even gave us a Happy Anniversary cake and sparkling wine, Complimentary!

We’ll definitely come back.

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·Dined 7 days ago

There were only 2 other tables dining in the restaurant while we visited. Unfortunately they were seated right beside us. One of the other parties included a very loud talker that made our experience somewhat unpleasant. The food tasted good and was cooked well. The service overall was good but I was disappointed that I had to ask for coffee with my dessert. We used a Groupon so were limited on what we could order. The meal ended up being quite expensive for what we ate.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a great time. Our server, Dew Johnny, definitely went above and beyond. Great food, service for special night out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 5, 2017

food was good, the only complaint Is that there was no staff at the front desk greeting people. so we had to wait a long time to get seats along with other guests that were also waiting to be helped

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was a perfect night, food and wine was wonderful. And helpful service.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Quiet morning, food was good but not amazing. Our server was friendly and polite.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We really enjoyed the Beast Board. A very creative idea with great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was amazing, food was really great
Host Jacob took care of my dietary needs

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was great, Dew is the best!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had made a reservation in advance for my husband’s birthday. The restaurant was not busy, our table was not ready. However our server was ready to please and definitely made up with the attentive service. The food was mediocre. We’ve had several meals here in the past and were disappointed in the quality. Our server did treat my husband to Birthday cake and a couple glasses of bubbly. The most memorable item we had from the menu was my crème brûlée. It was perfect. The mains however were lacking in ingredients. There was no actual seafood in the seafood risotto and my husbands steak was very thin and swimming in sauce. Flavours were amiss. We will not be returning anytime soon.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent time

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the best in Edmonton. Would go more often if the menu were updated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We went for our anniversary dinner and had a wonderful meal. Great service and amazing food! This has been our go-to place for special events for 20 years now and it has never disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lovely setting. I hope our meals were a one off in that it was disappointing. Fish overdone, pasta mushy. At this price point expect quality control from kitchen to be superior. Not a fan of complaining and time was not on our side for a re-do. Will return someday in the hopes it was not the norm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great service. Our waiter Dew Johnny was fantastic and didn't even mind when I accidentally broke a glass. Since it was our anniversary, we were given complimentary champagne and a small dessert to share. Prior to our meal we were able to wander around the garden and enjoy the great river valley views.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were supported in our decision to change seating place.
Our options were explained.
The food was delicious and we were able to add omelets, which were made separately.
Refreshments were available by Nathilli continually.
Service was welcoming and expedient.
Feeling of being "Special" was an obvious debut!!
Thank you!!
A return is inevitable.....

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic lunch spot with stunning views of the river valley. Spectacular on a nice sunny day like Sept 29, 2017, to enjoy the patio. A Favorite spot!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic staff, food and venue! Very cozy, nice a la carte selections, the crab cake was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was outstanding! We were there for our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make it special for us. The food is always so good and the setting makes it a perfect place to enjoy each others company. We will keep going back, we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our experience at the McDonald hotel was fantastic overall. Our server went above and beyond to make our evening special. The decor is a bit dated. The food although excellent was not especially unique. There was just one gluten free, vegetarian option on the menu. We had requested a few things on open table; window seat - ended up in the middle of the room and options on gluten free items. Our server did eventually recall that one of us was celiac after it was mentioned to him. This delayed service of a gluten free bread. Overall though it was quiet, the wine parings were fantastic with our food choices. It was a special evening. Thank you for this.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We've been vegitarian for a long time and the sharing board they created for our dinner was unbelievably good! Best Vegetarian meal eaten out at a restaurant ever! Great friendly waiter & staff. An excellent experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very poor restaurant considering the Fairmont setting. The food was not fine dining by any means. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was excellent.. Hot and very tasty.. Beef tenderloin cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable by all staff.. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.. Candle lit tables.. Cloth napkins.. Great place for that special occasion.. Highly recommend..

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Service: My friends and I had a reservation at 7:00 and were late by a few minutes. However, we were still immediately sat inside the dining room, and were told by Liana the hostess that we could move out to the patio if it cleared up. The hostess continued to explain the menu to us and tell us some specials and recommendations. Our server Dew came up and introduced himself shortly after, and took our order. It should be noted that the silverware was clearly taken care of and the staff took time to polish every piece of cutlery. During the meal I asked if the pasta is supposed to be cooked al dente and Dew did not hesitate to get a new order started once he found out that the pasta was overcooked and mushy. The food took a little long to arrive, however, this I do not fault for the service because the manager Jerome and Dew made sure to keep us informed about the food. At the end of the meal, we were treated to a small desert on the house and some sparkling wine. Very good experience.

Food: We ordered only one starter, which was the Lobster Chowder. Considering how it read "Nova Scotia Lobster Chowder" we assumed it would be a creamy chowder, similar to a Nova Scotian styled seafood chowder, however it was a manhatten/rhode island style chowder. Still very delicious, but not clear as to what kind of broth.

We ordered the octopus tagliatele which came out overcooked. The second time around however, it came out nice. The pasta held some texture and had some body to it. Also, the octopus was cooked beautifully.

I had the lamb chops. It was seasoned perfectly and the mint flavour was subtle enough to add a lightness and freshness that was unlike the normal spice pairings.

The other two guests had the tenderloin (slightly overcooked but still very delicious) and the Pan Roasted Chicken. The chicken was absolutely delicious. The seasoning was very nice and the fry on the skin made it crisp and incredibly tasty. Also, the chicken was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The Express Lunch option was perfect and the alfresco dining was beautiful. It was a perfect spot for a Birthday celebration.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious and it was such an amazing experience! We enjoyed the 3 courses for $69 and what a deal! They started us out with a chef creative taster appetizer which was yum! I had the scallop & prawn appetizer on squid ink risotto, the tenderloin which was the most amazing steak ever, and the Chocolate Delice. They also brought us a sparkling wine and extra dessert plate complimentary. The service and food were impeccable! Looking forward to next time already!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were staying at Mac Hotel, so we decided to eat dinner at the restaurant. The service was okay, but the appatizer and main meal was aweful. Bone marrow? Gross. The meat was nothing special at all and we each got one slice of potato. $9 a beer? And the presentation of the meal was amature at best. And the kicker for this meal for 2, $220.00! Unreal. Our advice, walk across the street to Ruth's Kris and have a great meal and enjoy yourself. And the hotel is nothing special either, $35 for parking, and the hotel would reimburse us for it. Room was small and loud, room price was North off $200 as well.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went here with my wife for our 1st anniversary. My review is mixed: the ambience and the excitement of eating at a classy/historical establishment was great, however, the service was poor and the food -- average.
Our waiter never once asked us how our food was, meanwhile the table beside us seemed to get a lot of attention from their waiter. The bread came out cold and poorly seasoned, it had that awful frozen taste. Nova Scotia clam chowder was our appetizer which I would give a 7/10 as the portion was quite small. For entree my wife ordered the Octopus and chorizo pasta. I tried some of her dish and didn't mind it (although I was curious why they would go heavy on a lime sauce in a tomato pasta dish)... She remarked that we make better pasta at home. I ordered ordered the seared salmon. It was decent, but for $39 I wasn't impressed that I could easily make this at home.
At the end of the night, we were finally asked what our occasion was and when I said it was our 1st anniversary, we were given a complimentary dessert. It was a nice touch :)
We sat outside and it was a beautiful night with a great view. I had a few $9 pints of Stella Artois which were quite tasty - I was pleased to see the Harvest Room abides by an imperial pint (20 oz or 568ml). The drinks hit the spot.
Like I said, all in all a decent night, but they need to step up their game. People expect a high quality of service when patronizing these sorts of establishments.
Oh by the way, you need to purchase a parking ticket (and HOLD ONTO that receipt) if you want to park in their underground lot. I learned the hard way and realized I was unable to get back to my car without a code. Parking is $5.50/hr.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good took 1 1/2 hour to get to us & it was all cold.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The service is outstanding and the food is always enjoyable. I was here for afternoon tea to celebrate my niece's birthday and the staff made her feel like a princess.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was excellent, but portions so small I left hungry after appetizer, entrée and dessert. It is a good thing we were not in a hurry, because meal from start to finish was three hours, a lot of 'dead time' between courses.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was a beautiful evening with my wife on our anniversary. We were treated with special care and attention and we both enjoyed the evening very much.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Lovely ambience and view, great service, good dinner selection and food was fresh & flavorful. Fantastic evening celebrating our wedding anniversary

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We went to the Harvest room for a special lunch. We brought our own cake for the event. Two of our guests ordered from the express lunch menu that includes dessert. Rather than deducting the Cakeage from our bill on the two orders, we were charged $3.75 per person for the Cakeage. You don't go to the Mac for a deal, but nobody likes being treated unfairly.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was a wonderful experience and we would go again the next time we are in Edmonton! Food was fantastic, well portioned, and the restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere. Service was extremely good, the waiter just kept mixing up our meals so had to change the untensils out for 2 of our 3 courses. He still made our experience great though as he was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our food was quite good, but the service was not what I expected from a Fairmont property. We we disappointed in the lack of explanation of the menu and slow/inattentive service.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great lunch offering, $26 for 3-course meal. A must go for the view and food!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our dining experience was amazing. We loved the fact that because we were a couple without children, we were not rushed. We were immediately welcomed and seated. In short order we received our drinks and ordered our meals. The salads came after about 20 minutes, which means they were not pre-made, but were made when our order was received in the kitchen. Then about 30 minutes later, we received our entrée. The whole dining experience was over 2 hours. Hard to find a place that allows you to socialize and enjoy without being rushed. There was a family with children about 7 & 12 years old. Their meals were served in less time, which was appropriate for that family. Everything was fresh, delicious and the perfect temperature. The beef was served with a steak knife, but it was so tender, it could be cut with a spoon. I have food allergies and the waitress went above and beyond to ensure I was not at risk for any cross-contamination. The special birthday surprise was not expected, but a very welcome bonus. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The experience was Excellent and we were surprise at how great the meal and price was!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The service and food was Spectacular! It was our Wedding Anniversary and they made us feel special! We got married at this hotel so it was the ideal place to celebrate!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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