About Harvest

Harvest at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile celebrates the integrity and simplicity of classic Midwestern fare, focusing on locally-sourced farm-fresh seasonal ingredients and the practice of time-honored cooking traditions by a kitchen staff that shares a passionate pursuit of excellence. Harvest’s menus draw on a rich culinary heritage that shines through chef-crafted selections prepared with in-season, local ingredients. And by using techniques that have long been discarded in favor of convenience, everything from soups to fresh juice cocktails to hand-rolled croissants is made from scratch, ensuring that Harvest’s commitment to fresh, honest cuisine is absolute. Harvest’s contemporary yet classic approach to Midwestern American food is complemented by surroundings that draw from a modern urban feel with a hint of nature, giving every diner a reason to linger, enjoy the company they’re with, and celebrate nature’s culinary bounty.

540 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Ohio and Rush

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 836-6334

Website:
http://www.harvestchicago.com/

Entertainment:
Harvest is located inside the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The new and innovative Marriott lobby offers a multidimensional setting including the lobby bar, Rush. Enjoy a lively setting in addition to more private areas to catch up on work or gather for an informal meeting.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, located on Rush Street between Grand Avenue and Ohio Street - $37 for up to 6 hours.

Self Parking is available at Row Self
Park located at 50 E. Ohio Street for $10 - $35 (depends on parking duration)

Public Transit:
CTA Red Line stop - exit at Grand. Walk two blocks east to the hotel"s Rush Street entrance.

Executive Chef:
Myk Banas

Private Party Facilities:
Harvest is the perfect place to host company luncheons, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners and other social gatherings. Enhanced by warm contemporary surroundings, impeccable service and Chef Banas hand-crafted culinary touch, enjoy an event that will undoubtedly leave both visual and palatable impressions.

Private Party Contact:
Tyler Upshaw: (312) 836-6334

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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4.2

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3.5

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3.5

value

3.3

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57% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was good, but service not so much. The restaurant was empty and the food took about a half hour to get. For some reason the Caesar salad was brought with the meal even though it obviously was supposed to come first. Then we asked for different dressing for the kids salad and we never got it. Rib-eye was delicious, kids pizza not so much.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

While the food was delicious, the service was inattentive and scarce. For a prime location, this place should have been packed on a Saturday night. However, mediocre service is a death knell to any customer service establishment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We didn't realize we were headed to a Marriott, but after that initial disappointment we decided to have breakfast anyway and it exceeded our expectations for a Marriott. And was a fine breakfast.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It was okay. Better for a meeting where food and eating is not the main point of being at the restaurant. booked on opentable, but would not have gone if known it was in a hotel. not a place to hang out as the seating and tables look like they belong in a residence inn breakfast buffet. food was good but left and immediately had meal #2 at Portillos because portions were laughably small.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Waiter sucked. Didn't tell us about specials, took drink orders 3 different times instead whole table at once. Didn't know the difference between a dark beer and a light beer and argued with business client she was wrong. Brought food out at different times. We paid bill and the host came back and asked if we wanted desert or our check. Worst service I've ever had in Chicago area

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving buffet (our third year in a row here) was again excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

My food came out cold. There weren't very many people in there and the service was Slow. The menu is not very large and the food is fair at best.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Just terrible

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Arrived at 7pm to find the place empty. The menu was not the same one listed online. I ordered fish and chips, which was more batter than fish and chips were cold. My dinner date wanted vegetables but there were none on the menu. She ordered trout which had a very small serving of celery slaw.
We ate and left hungry. This wasn't worth the expense.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Kitchen was too busy. Server told us to have breakfast buffet instead. That is ridiculous. Food was mediocre at best. Staff in restaurant was very nice, but the fact the kitchen was too busy severely impacts my view of the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2016

excellent for breakfast with quality food and good service

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2016

This was my second time to dine at Harvest. I thought it was just just average, and for my dollar,s, I'd have expected more. The menu is very limited, and the food was just average. I love their idea of a snack wagon but the choices on it were odd too. Trout dip didn't sound appetizing to me. I like the former restaurant in this space much better, Sensi.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Hotel restaurant, a bit dark inside. Good food and friendly staff

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 6, 2016

We went during lunch in the middle of the week so we were the only people dining. The food was very good and our server was very attentive and nice. Lunch time felt very casual, it's in the Marriott hotel.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Very relaxing pleasant lunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2016

Had a breakfast business meeting on a Monday morning. Some enjoyed the buffet option while others ordered off the menu. Service was excellent as was the food. Highly recommend the blueberry pancakes. We sat there for almost three hours and there was always coffee and water available. There was no effort to shoo us out after we finished eating. The noise level was low and we were able to easily hear each other and talk business.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was excellent!!! However, the service was lacking and for no reason as they were not packed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2016

I was expecting a wow experience, but it was just good. The food was good, the service was good, the restaurant ambience was good.
We had dinner Saturday night and the next day was Easter Sunday, since we were staying in the hotel thought we would give it another shot. Nothing with a wow factor. Just food. In fact, the service was not good. Our waiter didn't ask us to help ourselves to the buffet, brought our check early, and just wasn't attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2016

My husband & I were married that morning and, when I made the reservations I specifically stated this and was assured that something special would be done. When we arrived at the restaurant, the servers were pleasant but no acknowledgment of our marriage was made (versus Bandera's that remembered the occasion when we went for our lunch reservations). The food was bland and the portions were small for the cost.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

It was a bit stale of an environment. But the service was very nice and the good was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2016

This is a hidden gem. We chose it based on the menu and the farm to table theme. We were a little worried about going to a hotel restaurant and more worried when we were the only people in the restaurant, but we were very glad we stayed. The white fish and short rib dish was nothing short of perfection and the salads and desserts were great too! We will definitely be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Had breakfast at Harvest on New Year's morning following a stay in the Marriott hotel. It is definitely still hotel fare- buffet style is recommended and really is the best bet (but still costly at $25 per person). Server was quick with drinks and the open kitchen was nice- I could chat with the chef as he prepared my hot food and actually see it being cooked. You could also customize your food- add "toppings" to pancakes and waffles if you wanted, etc. Loved that the server also brought us to go cups for our coffee as we were finishing up. Again, it's hotel breakfast- but it is among the nicer versions of it that I have had.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2015

The noise level was good for a party of two. They had interesting choices for meal selections but I found some to be rather more bland than they needed to be. The staff was attentive and friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Had dinner here while staying at the hotel. Due to the Parade of Lights we made reservations to be sure to be able to eat dinner. Worked great arrived and sat right down at a nice quiet table. Asked about special we saw on line and waiter checked to verify it was being served. Thankfully it was on the choices for dinner. We stuck with that and had a wonderful quiet nice dinner Service was outstanding and delicious. Only suggestion would be to offer vegetables if someone is not able to eat potato when doing a special. Worked out well ordered a salad and hubby had my potatoes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Other restaurants in the neighborhood had waiting lists as long as 3 hours on a recent Saturday night. This restaurant had many tables available. Food was quite acceptable, service very good, some great wines by the glass (La Crema!) A very surprising and happy accident!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2015

It was a little sparse on decorations and ambiance. Food was ok Our server was very nice

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2015

A bit pricey but it was in the Marriott and the food is all locally sourced. We got the fish and chips as well as the seared salmon and some clam chowders. At one point I dropped some ketchup on my shirt and our server immediately offered soda water to get it out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2015

In my open table reservation, I made a request for a nice table by the window if possible, and noted that we were celebrating with a person who was receiving a special industry award. The hostess seated us at the perfect table, and at the end of the meal brought a lovely tiny dessert sampler with "Congratulations" written in chocolate for the table to share - perfect! The waitress went above and beyond, even running down to the "pub" for a beer that one guest requested as he had seen it there. The soup was delicious, but one entrée wasn't completely warmed through. I am confident they would have fixed it, but did not address it as the point was to celebrate the guest of honor. Service was fast and exceptionally friendly!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2015

Excellent dinner!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2015

Great location if you are downtown for dinner check out their special Sat smoked prime rib $21 a great deal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2015

The food was very good, especially the in house made pasta. However the decor and ambiance was sorely lacking. I felt like I was in a sterile hotel breakfast bar versus a high end restaurant. Not an exciting scene whatsoever.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2015

Tried Harvest on a TravelZoo deal. Went on a Saturday night and tried the Smoked Prime Rib special. It was so delicious, and this twist from the typical is what made this so tasty. The smoke was only penetrated about 1/4 inch in, so you get a nicely flavored, tender piece of prime.
Nice wine selection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2015

price/quality is not in sink.$29 for 8 oz steak (slliced ) is not worth the price for this venue in the Marriott Hotel.Rolls not great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2015

The food I was delicious! Service was just slow.we had 6 forty five reservations. They open at 6pm so it was not crowded.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2015

if wanting to get away from the chaos of michigan avenue and the touristy hustle/bustle this is a great place to sneak away to. quiet with a view and great food. nice small portions

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2014

We selected Harvest because of its commitment to local food sources, the bees on the roof and the rooftop garden. What we found matched our expectations, except for the poor bread that was served. The bread must have been microwaved because it was dried out. Everything else was excellent. We had the short ribs and whitefish, and for dessert we shared the cheesecake samples. Our service was excellent, and the meal reasonably priced considering we are dining in a hotel off of Michigan Avenue. It's not cheap, but it is what you'd expect to pay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2014

I loved the Thanksgiving buffet. The food was suppurb and so was the staff. My husband thought the ham was the best he ever had. My grandkids loved the pumpkin pie and dessert table. We had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The food was decent. We did not expect it to be in a hotel. Our waiter was awful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2014

We went early, around 5:30-6 pm, so there weren't many of people there (so this was probably our fault). There were really only older couples, that I am assuming were staying in the hotel. The food was just ok, and not worth the price. It is a convenient location, but definitely felt more like a "kitchen" kind of restaurant, than an upscale one.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2014

This was my first time here and maybe I just hit it on a bad night. The waiter was telling everyone that he was completely by himself, including no bus boy, so he was a combination of really busy and really upset, which made the service very slow. I found most of the food I tried to be dry and slightly over cooked, including the lamb meatballs and the meatloaf special that was recommended. With so many great options in the area, I would pass on this one.

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