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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.

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 - 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

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:
Mridul Bhatt

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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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (25)
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Scenic View (21)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 2 days ago

Small and intimate. Service was very attentive and they took our time constraints into condiseration easily. Meal was delicious and drinks were served promptly. Highly enjoyed and would come back again. Three course meal is well priced.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

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!!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fabulous!
This has to be the number one restaurant in Edmonton. I am not sure how they do it but I have always called it a Food Experience rather than dinner. Five stars across the board. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I loved the ambiance and the food. The Christmas decorations in the hotel added to the experience. The waiter was especially polite. The little extras added free of charge to our meal made it an anniversary to remember.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was excellent as always we did the wine pairing with the three course option and it was quite good. The bison steak I ordered was a bit fatty but my wife's beef tenderloin was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our meal was excellent and the service was wonderful. Dew Jonny our server was outstanding. Thank you for a great night!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 5, 2017

There was no one at the front desk to seat us for almost 20 minutes. It took a long time to get our orders taken, however the food was delicious. Service could be much improved, the meal was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, friendly staff -- the night out we hoped for! Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My sisters and I took our dad here for brunch for his birthday. The food and service were very good and they even gave my dad a complimentary cake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Ivan was our waiter, and he was absolutely fantastic. The food was very good, definitely pricy, but worth every penny. It was a tremendous experience overall for us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (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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