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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.
Madison, WI 53703
American, Italian, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
East Mifflin Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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