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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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4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

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4.1

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
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Romantic (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
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Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The place was busy and we had reservation. We were sat within a minute of when we got there. Everyone was friendly and service was awesome. Food was awesome. The sizes we a little small but overall amazing restaurant.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

First Valentine's Day dinner together!
Everything was perfect!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

One word. Fabulous! From Max our knowledgeable and efficient waiter, to the creative and perfectly cooked food, Harvest is a great dining experience. This was our third time there and all aspects of the restaurant have been consistently excellent. Be prepared to pay more than many others but it is worth it.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food here is incredible and her staff go the extra mile for their customers. I highly recommend this restaurant, and would especially suggest that you come in for one of their special multi-course dinners with wine pairings. So fun and good!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is one of our favorite places in Madison, and Madison has a lot of good restaurants!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great server! Food was delicious

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First and second course were delicious! The risotto was amazing! The mussels were just okay and the orange cake was extremely dry to the point that I didn’t eat it. $5 for a soda is crazy especially when you only have one glass. Not much privacy since the tables are so close together and the lighting is horrible and makes it uninviting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I visited Harvest on Friday during the Winter Restaurant Week and had a wonderful experience. We found the cocktails to be delicious and the menu selections to be perfect. For starters I chose the House salad while my husband chose the parsnip soup. Both were great. For the main course I decided on the short ribs with mashed potatoes and my husband went for the risotto. Again they were both perfect and just the right amount of food. Finally, for dessert, we both decided on the cocoa panna cotta, which was to die for! OMG it was good. Thank you Harvest for a truly memorable meal. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wow! The meal was wonderful. Great service from a very professional staff. The prices were reasonable. The view of the Capital from Harvest's front windows are the best in Madison.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went during Restaurant Week.

Every single thing we ordered was excellent. The service was very good. I enjoyed my cocktail. The downside, is that the seating is very close to the people next to you and it was more loud than I would prefer for a special dining occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our second time at Harvest and probably not our last. I had the beet soup again and liked it as much or more than the first time. our party tried the scallops, excellent and I had the pork chop which was extraordinary. Tender, moist and delicious. Just cooked enough. An extraordinary restaurant. Love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dinner with New Year's Eve menu. Elegant food but not pretentious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was delicious, and the staff was very nice.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Menu is great, nice local touch. Food is prepared perfectly. Excellent presentation. Menu items stay for appropriate amount of time before changing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was amazing, our server, Heidi, was fantastic, and the atmosphere was cozy. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Savory seasonal cuisine. Great service, wonderful specialty drinks, lovely atmosphere and view of the capital.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent meal served by a well trained staff. We were a large party and were seated away from the main dining area per my request because one of our party has a hard time hearing. The food was excellent. Suggestions were right on and we could not have enjoyed the meal more.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 17, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 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 6, 2017

Food was great and the staff was very nice!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 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 September 30, 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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 (Milwaukee)·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 16, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 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 23, 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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 14, 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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