Harvest

4.6
3239 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Harvest celebrates the modern American table. Harvest presents inspired American cuisine showcasing the region's freshest ingredients and seasonal product. Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch as well as our Bar Menu in the lounge. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor Garden Terrace (Terrace is seated on a first come, first serve basis). Harvest offers Private Dining from 15 to 60 people. Sit Down lunches, dinners and receptions are just some of the Private Functions Harvest can provide.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Come celebrate your Valentine's with us! We will be serving a Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu for Valentines Day. Wine pairings are optional.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 3239 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
EN
New England
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate overall. I would recommend to anyone.
Great food, great drink, great service.

Report
Helpful
m
New England
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined after a matinee at ART and the staff asked whether we had any time restrictions. They sat us promptly and the service was great. We had oysters (fantastic) a salad and appetizer before we dined on porchetta and a fish dish. Everything was first rate and we split the chocolate dessert. It was a very nice evening indeed

Report
Helpful
JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wine rec, the som rules. Couple at the next table was on a really awkward first date. Hope they have a 2nd. Unreal meal, will come back!!

Report
Helpful
P
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, but I would enjoy more traditional desserts - olive oil sorbet and olive oil cakes are not what I am looking for at the end of an excellent meal. The salads are wonderful.

Report
Helpful
EG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

It took 25 minutes for anyone to come by to greet us, with exception of the very nice water guy.

Report
Helpful
SG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our team holiday celebration for lunch. Food was delicious and served promptly. I would highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
KC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative menu and all superbly prepared and presented.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food and good ambiance. It wasn't until the next day that I realized they didn't put the smoked salmon on my eggs benedict, so obviously it tasted fine without it, but still...

Report
Helpful
RN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the experience. The chef was kind enough to make us a special vegetarian pasta!

Report
Helpful
O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal from start to finish. Service was terrific and setting was cozy. This is our go-to spot whenever we're in Cambridge. We were not disappointed.

Report
Helpful
AY
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, even my very skeptical husband enjoyed it.
Our server, Tim Ballas, was amazing.

Report
Helpful
MG
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

Report
Helpful
TS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here for lunch. The food is excellent; the service is attentive; Harvest is a great place for lunch or dinner.

Report
Helpful
j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful to see this Harvard Square icon still as superb as ever.

Report
Helpful
JW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was delicious but they didn't have our reservation (?)

Report
Helpful
JB
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, super service and nice ambience!

Report
Helpful
L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always return to Harvest whenever we are in the area and are never disappointed. The food is delicious and fresh, and the atmosphere is lively and pleasant

Report
Helpful
L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the chicken, my husband had pasta and my son had steak. We had oysters, beet salad and roasted carrots as appetizers, EVERYTHING was delicious. We were all sharing because each dish was so special. It's a new favorite.

Report
Helpful
B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Over the years meals here have been special but not this one. The porchetta was too complicated — too many flavors that did not go well together IMO. A fish dish substituted salmon for unavailable hake and it too did not have flavors that worked together. A stuffed quail special was the only on par meal of the night. The lemon tart for dessert was a deconstructed plate of nibbles with the curd in a hard black seasame cookie “ring” that was difficult to eat, a few tiny slices of blood orange and teardrops of meringue. The service was lovely and the waitstaff paced the meal well honoring our request to have the meal planned to make a show. Hopefully this was just an off night in the kitchen.

Report
Helpful
PF
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A Clean tidy obliging resturant. Very good for meeting friends and a chatty lunch. Food Good

Report
Helpful
RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to eat here. The menu is a bit recherche and could be difficult for people who aren't used to unusual dishes.

Report
Helpful
MW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went there are NYE for their tasting menu. We were a group of 5 people with an 8:30 reservation. We were seated promptly and our waiter quickly took our order. The four courses were all pretty good except for the seafood gnocchi - the broth was unbearably salty. I really should have sent it back but I was out with a group and didn't want to make a big deal about it. Each course came out extremely quickly, like as soon as one course was removed the next course was delivered. So quickly, that the bar didn't have time to deliver our wine pairings, which on some courses didn't arrive until we were almost finished with the course. Then as soon as we declined coffee or teas, the check the waiter dropped the check at our table, without us asking for it. I don't know if we were rushed because it was NYE or if there was something else going on. From what we could tell no one was waiting for our table and the restaurant wasn't particularly crowded. I was a bit disappointed with the service we received.

Report
Helpful
p
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional! Worth the ride up from New Jersey just to dine here. Attention to detail is fantastic!

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service - everyone was so kind and accommodating.

Report
Helpful
B
New England
260 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lobster roll was out of this world -- simple green salad was perfect -- candy cane creme brulee was amazing -- service was outstanding. What a wonderful dinner!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner with my two daughters. Pleasant service and great food!

Report
Helpful
F
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Our only complaint was that the venison, which 3 out of 4 of us ordered, was cold or lukewarm. Hard to complain on that one—no one wants things over cooked. My porchetta was to die for. Service by Janice was perfect.

Report
Helpful
JK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was just so so especially for the price. Cornbread was undercooked. Farro salad was not good at all. Burger and fries were good but $16? Decor and service were good.

Report
Helpful
p
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite in every way. The food was superb and the service was impeccable. We make sure we make a special trip to Cambridge when we are in the area. Harvest is one of our favorite restaurants.

Report
Helpful
D
New England
52 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the combination of ingredients in each dish and their presentation were stellar, the service impeccable and atmosphere calm. In contrast to many restaurants, including high-end competitors, having a conversation at our table at a normal volume was easy.

Report
Helpful
MT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

cost is on the high side especially wine @ $17 for a decent red by the glass. Dinner plates are more than most places. However, you really get what you pay for.
Harvest has always been a top "chef" type restaurant with great service and world class menu kind of like a "michelin" rated place.
Probably geared for an older, more sensible crowd as opposed to younger millenial or trendy joints with loud Djs and strange food combinations.

We had the Venison plate served on top braised red cabbage in a elderberry wine reduction sauce and a spice pumpin puree. Also included a fantastic apple tart on the side. All masterfully cooked, composed and served.
The wines are good, served in large wine globes

Wish I could afford to dine there more often. However, I do not want to discourage anyone the experience of a great high quality dinner experience. Put some money aside and go there.

Report
Helpful
M
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite, unbelievable food. Four of us cleaned our plates after each course. A dozen oysters--4 different kinds--baby beets and barrata, and a Denver leg of venison cooked rare, perhaps the best piece of meat I've ever had. Pickled cabbage, pumpkin puree I think, and a little puff pastry. Also ordered to share pickled veggies, and Yukon chips. My wife had a delicious ravioli, our daughter the haddock. Have forgotten what fourth entree was. Jasmine is a great server. Wonderful evening.

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely excellent and presented very tastefully. Although I do not give service the highest rating, we came at a very busy time and service was certainly quite adequate. Thank you

Report
Helpful
B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so attentive and provided excellent advice about wine pairings. Menu was varied; food superb!

Report
Helpful
G
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner at Harvest and could not have been more impressed. The service, in particular, was absolutely superb. Kudos to the staff. Food and ambience were also great.

Report
Helpful
CA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Best clam chowder I've ever had, also yummy lobster roll.

Report
Helpful
M
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I have been to The Harvest many, many times since it opened (and I worked at D/R).
It usually is at the top of its game.
Yesterday, it was not.
The bread consisted of 2 small pieces of cornbread and NO butter?
The food was meh.
The group next to us was so noisy it was hard to carry on a conversation.
Given my past wonderful meals here, I will give it a pass on a Meh day.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
82 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Christmas celebration for six. We had a great table, the service was perfect, the food was outstanding, and the pacing of the meal was superb. We had a lovely time and will probably repeat with the same group next Christmas.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

Report
Helpful
B
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

At 1:30 on Monday they were out of burgers. We sat in the bar area, which was great, but must have been short staff. One server was at the bar AND covered the 5-7 tables. Service very slow, orders took forever to come.

Unusual for Harvest. Food good, and hot, when it arrived. Still one of my favorite restaurants!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
81

Tweets by Harvest