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About Harvest - Wisconsin

Our evolving menu takes advantage of the great variety of local and organic ingredients raised by this region's farmers. Named by Organic Style magazine as one of the top 20 restaurants in America, and most recently named one of America's top Farm-to-Table restaurants by Gourmet Magazine. Harvest takes seriously its obligation to our customers of providing the best each season has to offer.

21 North Pinckney Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
East Mifflin Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 255-6075

Website:
http://www.harvest-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Limited parking is available in front of the restaurant as well as around the square. There are public parking ramps located at adjacent corners of the square.

Executive Chef:
Derek Rowe

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Harvest offers a special event one Sunday of each month. Please check our website for further details.

Harvest - Wisconsin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Organic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great, service even better. Very friendly staff. Delicious!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding and knowledgeable service. The chicken is exceptional--worth ordering, even if you don't usually order chicken out. The wine list has excellent variety. Appetizers were very good, as well. The beet salad, and the beet soup, tasted very fresh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect evening, great service, exquisite food, lovely atmosphere...

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was great and the staff was very nice!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Arrived at 730, early enough that you shouldn't be out of things. Ordered a bottle of wine and it wasnt available. Ordered scallops and you were out. The cheese platter arrived without it customized as we asked and for three people there were only 5 slices of toasted bread. I ordered pork and it literally came plain, no sauce, and was barely luke warm.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and the quality of the food that was presented.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Locally-sourced food exquisitely prepared and presented; attentive, efficient and friendly service (thanks, Heidi); a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had an awesome time...our server was terrific, the food was incredibly fresh and yummy. All 6 of us raved about the Halibut and wine...very nice!!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went to Harvest on the recommendation of a friend before a concert at the Overture. Our waiter, Max, was very lively and helpful and we put together a wonderful meal of small plates and one entree. Just an overall amazing experience. Food was fresh, ambience a little noisy with close tables but no real problem as far as I am concerned.

We will return again and again.

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed terrific food along with fantastic service at Harvest Saturday. The freshest ingredients from local farmers/sources...A Great Experience!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was outstanding from start to finish. The Market Rissoto was a great combination of flavors, made perfectly. We were impressed by the food and wine knowledge of the waiter. I had the Door County Cherry Drop and it is now my new favorite. Service was terrific. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This restaurant is always amazing! I have never been disappointed with anything. The food is splendid, the ambiance gorgeous and the service is consistently excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was nicely prepared and served with a smile. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Oh how I wanted to reap the benefits of the Harvest once again. I had made reservations way in advance and still was seated so far back in the restaurant near the kitchen and bathrooms! Then to be near the air conditioning, asked to be seated somewhere else, which they were accommodating, only to be seated further back yet! Service for us seemed to have been forgotten and we were feeling left out in the mist of things being right by the kitchen. Rarely did I see staff smile and look like they were happy doing what they were doing, quite depressing. We will not be back, I'm sorry.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I've never been disappointed with the food at Harvest. As other reviewers have noted, portions are small, especially by midwest standards, but I consider that a positive! Food was excellent again on this visit with the halibut entree being outstanding. All dishes tasted fresh and well prepared, and thankfully come as described on the menu and with only sufficient ingredients to bring out the best of the flavors. No smothering in unknown sauces here ....

The wine list is consistently excellent at Harvest too, with by far the best range of half bottles in town. These half bottles are generally very good quality, pair well with the flavors of the food and are reasonably priced. Kudos to Harvest for taking this unusual and appreciated step for wine lovers.

The only down side was service that was below their usual standards. We were left waiting at the entrance as the greeter had disappeared. One of the dishes we ordered never appeared and when coffee was served, no spoons or cream were brought. Any one of these would have been forgivable, but to have all three in one evening, at a place that contends for one of the best restaurants in Madison was a surprise.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was quite disappointing. We order mussels and most of them were either microscopic size or over cooked. The rest we had was just plain.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Birthday, we were hoping the restaurant would bring a small complimentary dessert to the birthday girl, but they didnt

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was excellent but service was horrible. For example it took 10 minutes for someone to approach table after seating and it was not busy. Then another 10 to get ordered drinks. Water. Bread. Dessert was even slower. Dessertcame out which we finished and then coffee. . I'm guessing front of the house and back don't communicate. Also guessing our waitress was new. Clearly she forgot about us because she never did the seasoned wait staff fly by to check on us. Food was excellent but unlikely to recommend due to how front of the house didn't seem to care about guests.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 30, 2017

My overall impression of Harvest was that it was "okay". My halibut was "okay"...a bit overcooked leaving it bordering on dry and too salty (this coming from someone who is often accused of over salting her food). My son's steak was also "okay"...nothing to write home about. They no longer had the wine I ordered but rather than coming back to the table and informing me of that and allowing me to chose another the waiter returned with a completely different varietal than the one I ordered. I felt pressure to accept his chosen alternative and although it was quite good, I should not have been placed in that situation. It is a very small and narrow restaurant and luckily I was seated by the window with a view of the capitol which is it's only saving grace as far as ambience is concerned. Sorry...it was a lot of money to spend for "okay".

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Friendly, helpful staff. Got quite busy while we were there so the entire team stepped up to ensure all customers were taken care of. No one got frazzled...great teamwork!
The meals were fabulous too! Favorite Madison restaurant ....

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Another great dining experience!! I get to Madison every few years and always make it a point to eat here. The food and wine are fantastic, and the service is attentive yet comfortable. They accommodated my request to combine a couple of the entree options and the server had a great wine recommendation to match it. So pleased to have enjoyed another great meal at Harvest!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Lovely food but overpriced. Desserts disappointing. Service willing but slow and sporadic. Margarita well crafted.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We recently had a very enjoyable meal at Harvest. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and was able to guide us in the right direction. I ordered the house made pasta and it was delicious! Husband had the halibut which he liked very much. Apps and desserts were also good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good food but they sure don't give you much. how can you be out of potatoes for French fries at 6pm?

Tags: Organic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great as always. The vegetarian market board is always my favorite. Perfect place for a special occasion or a just a fun dinner out.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Excellent for small plates. Presentation is creative

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Excellent meal; memorable experience. Thank you!

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·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was absolutely lovely! Everything from the server, food and experience was perfect. Thank you💖

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food. The poke was as good as what I've eaten in Hawaii. Server was very helpful in menu recommendations. Has a alfresco option. Portion size was just right. Pacing was just righ, not rushed, not too slow.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Server was very good. Risotto was cooked well and perfectly seasoned. Portion size for main course was fair and flavor was good. Outdoor seating just okay. Next to pub atmosphere but didn't present any differently.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Harvest is a very restaurant with a locally sourced menu and a decent wine list. It is a rather small place but it doesn't feel crowded and doesn't get too noisy.
it is a nice place to have a business dinner whether among colleagues or with clients. It is a bit upscale without being pretentious.
I recommend this place for dinner on the Capital square in Madison

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Harvest is the best restaurant in Madison.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Harvest was excellent. The food was amazing with my only complaint being that my wife's steak was underdone....very rare instead of medium like she ordered. Albeit she could have and should have sent it back. Our server was incredible although I cannot remember his name. he was very knowledgeable and excite for the menu and the wine list. The cuisine was creative with seasonal items (I had the salmon) and the wine list was eclectic and very very fairly priced compared to 95% of other restaurants. Would certainly go back when I am in Madison and highly recommend the experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This was a terrific spot for a celebratory dinner. Service was impeccable and the food imaginative. This ranks with special meals that we've had in much larger cities.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Best was a cod tapas. Perfectly cooked with nicely paired garnish. Market vegetable plank was beautiful but not hot temp enough. Given all the strawberries at the farmers market I was surprised they weren't featured in a dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 3, 2017

One of our favorite places in Madison for a long time. Dependably quiet and elegant with an ever-changing, creative menu.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. The ambiance of the "back room" is... bad. It feels like you are in a banquet hall or party room. It's doesn't feel like you are a part of the rest of the restaurant. I'm sure we would have enjoyed it more had we been sitting in the main dining room.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I can't begin to say what was the best part of an excellent evening

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Went with my husband. We both ordered the veal special with asparagus, mushrooms and white wine. So tasty! And the prices were not over-priced - couldn't believe the value for the flavors.

I requested gluten free options and was told that most everything already was and if not, they could easily adapt. We loved Harvest!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good atmosphere and service. Scallops, lobster, and risotto were awesome but the hanger steak was not as tender as expected. Will definitely go back!

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