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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, 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.
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
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 - Friday 11:00am - 1:00pm ( served in the Harvest Room) Buffet only no A La Carte. Starting December 4, 2017
Lunch: Sat,Sun & Stat.Holiday Closed
Royal Tea & Tour : Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm-9pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking Fee of $22 for 4 hours. Other parking available at Impark Parking lots near the hotel.
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
The venue was stunning but the food wasn’t very good. My husband had the bison and he loved it but I had the sasusage and it was terrible. The dessert was great and the brunch the next morning was wonderful but for the price and quality I don’t recommend it for dinner.
We booked this restaurant as a pre-Christmas get-together for our of town friends... We started the evening hosting the two other couples in our home for drinks and hors d’oeuvres ; then went on to Hotel MacDonald for a beautiful dining experience and delicious meal, the waiter after discovering that 2 of us were celebrating birthdays brought out champagne and dessert brownies to share!
We loved the entire evening and even took photos in front of the beautiful Christmas tree,
Excellent evening and dining experience...
Ken & Laurette Benson & friends
Wow wow wow. Amazing. I’m a picky eater and this was one of the best meals I’ve had. Went with a friend for the Christmas lunch buffet in the harvest room and could not be happier. Service was great, atmosphere just right and the food - everything from salads to desserts was mouth watering. New Christmas tradition for sure!!!
Service was very attentive and accommodating for dietary requirements. The menu was creative and the food was well presented and very tasty. It was for anniversary and the Management provided a wonderful little plate of sweets with Happy Anniversary written on one of the chocolates and 2 complimentary flutes of champagne. We had a wonderful dining experience.
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. Our server, Jacob, was delightful and was very knowledgeable and was an incredible server. The food was divine and I would happily order what I had again. Since it was our anniversary they threw in an extra dessert and two free glasses of prosseco for my girlfriend and I.
Hotel McDonald is a beautiful building. The Harvest Room is classic in design but lackluster in ambience. The patio in the summer is amazing. The service is undeniably the best you will find anywhere, as it should be for the cost of dining. We were a party of 4 for a milestone birthday. We all chose the 3 course meal option. The roasted carrot salad was a hit, the murelle bisque was good but the harvest chowder was extremely fishy tasting. I wouldn’t order it next time. All the entres were good. The rack of lamb was cooked well but lacked in flavor a bit. The wine list is well stocked. The deserts were all acceptable. The sticky toffee pudding was the standout. The creme brûlée was missing a vanilla bean in the custard, it was quite bland but the brûlée was great. The chocolate cake needed a bit more chocolate, it was good but not rich. We were all presented with a small glass of bubbly and a piece of cake was given to the birthday girl, complimentary. As I said, did we feel special? You bet! We had a wonderful time. I just wish the food was more of a highlight.
Service was underwhelming, no water refills and the water was room temperature, ice would have been nice. With dessert we weren't even asked if we would enjoy coffee. The food was good but not great, on the salty side. Have been many times previously but seems to going down hill. Won't return anytime soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
A return is inevitable.....
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.
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.
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..
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.
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