Harvest

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$31 to $50
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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.
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Celebrate your Valentine's Day with us and enjoy a three course Valentine's Day dinner menu with optional wine pairings. We look forward to sharing this special night with you. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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SK
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always come here with the dearest guests and after long and exhausting travel because I know that I am guaranteed good food, excellent service, and a quiet, peaceful, pleasant atmosphere.

Harvest
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much SophiaKH! We're so glad to have you and your guests join us for dinner. Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation, which unfortunately put us in the middle of the brunch crunch. The hostess did her best to accommodate our early arrival. The Mexican hot chocolate beverage with the housemade marshmallows was outstanding! The Damariscotta oysters were equally outstanding - the mignonette could have been more fresh, otherwise flavors were good. Curried squash soup was good, salmon was great, as was the burger.

Harvest
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us for brunch and for taking the time to write this review. I absolutely love the Fireside Hot Chocolate Beverages we offer and the Mexican Hot Chocolate is my favorite too. Dark chocolate, cinnamon & cayenne blend with mescal, topped with a large house-made cinnamon & cayenne marshmallow!!! We look forward to your next visit with us. Jeff O GM Harvest

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RB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, thoughtful food, incredibly skilled server. Really a memorable evening. Thank you!

Harvest
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us RachaelB! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Server did not understand order- communication difficulty

Harvest
Responded 5 days ago

I'm sorry to read your last visit with us was difficult, service is very important to me and I would appreciate the opportunity to hear more about your experience. I'll be sending you another message with my contact information so we may connect. Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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c
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A number of the menu items seem quirky. Chef inflexible in ways that don't make sense when someone is looking for a decent breakfast. Harvest has always had ups and downs. This is obviously kind of a middling point--spoken as someone who has dined at this place for more than 20 years.

Harvest
Responded on January 16, 2020

Good evening, Thank you for your feedback, I'm disappointed to read that you did not have the breakfast that you wanted. We certainly want to make our guests happy and strive to do so. I would very much like to hear more about your experience. I'll send my contact information in private. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

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Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every regard

Harvest
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you so much! Jeff O GM Harvest

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CZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with friends and Chef Tyler / Team did not disappoint. If I could add 5 more stars - I would!!!

Harvest
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you so much ChefZed!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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a
New England
101 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were great! This is a Cambridge gem that is often overlooked. We'll be back again soon.

Harvest
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you!! We look forward to your next visit with us. Jeff O GM Harvest

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GV
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding. We will come again! Thanks!

Harvest
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiter forgot an appetizer in one case, brought only two oysters instead of four on another, and brought one of the four entrees almost ten minutes after the other three. He was nice but really?

Harvest
Responded on January 14, 2020

I'm so sorry to read about your recent experience, this is obviously not what we do here at Harvest. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you a bit more about your dinner and service. I'll will send you another message with my contact information so that we may connect. I look forward to hearing from you. Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious and the service was wonderful!

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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HW
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Harvest for brunch on a warm Saturday in January. Sat by open doors looking into the courtyard. Food was very good and had a nice wine. The service was perfect and they were not in a hurry for us to leave.

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you HarryW! I'm glad you had a good time. Our private patio is perfect for weather like this. Jeff O GM Harvest

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G
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was unbelievably good. This kitchen is terrifically reliable.

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you so much!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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EN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great clam chowder. Could use something green on it to cut the very rich, creamy look and feel. Corn bread too sweet for my taste--baguette would be better with food.
Quiet room makes conversation a pleasure.

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you EllenN! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was ideal, the food delicious, and space quiet enough to talk. I even remembered a birthday candle and wrote happy birthday on the desert

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere! A long time favorite and hidden jewel in Harvard Square.

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding: delicious soup and salad with very generous portions. We also got the apple fritters to share on the table and they were absolutely delicious! We were in a rush to make a 1 PM show at the ART and the staff was very accommodating and got us our meal quickly. Everyone was kind and thoughtful. I highly recommend Harvest!

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you! I'm glad we could accommodate you and look forward to your next visit with us. Jeff O GM Harvest

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PO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cozy corner table and good brunch selection (Sunday)
Allowance to vary menu items somewhat and prep was good. Presentation above average
Value is good for Harvard Square area

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for having brunch with us!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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AH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful meal. The staff is so attentive and professional. A great choice before theater as they are pros... never a worry about waiting too long for an entree or being ignored by the staff. Our food was delicious and we love the shared sides -generous portions and yummy!

Harvest
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you so much AlanH! Jeff O GM Harvest

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BM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A vary lovely New Years Eve dinner, imaginative and a good value with wine pairings. A perfect evening.

Harvest
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you BruceM! I'm glad you chose to bring in the New Year with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jeff O GM Harvest

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l
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Service was good. It was a great way to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much for bringing in the New Year with us!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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TK
New England
57 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here! The menu is always evolving, creative & delicious!
The fish with the curry was so good, it has a nice kick.
Buche de Noël is yummy and special treat during the holiday season.
Staff was pleasant and setting is very comfortable for either everyday dining or special occasion.

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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FC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest has become our go to place for dinner on theater nights at Harvard Square venues. Always fabulous!

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you Fred! Please ask for me your next visit, I'd love to say hi. Happy New Year! Jeff O GM Harvest

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M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pancakes were light & fluffy but the quiche was a bit dry.

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you Mimi! We will keep an close eye on the quiche and we hope to see you again. Jeff O GM Harvest

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KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Harvest was, as always, excellent. Our waiter immediately asked if we were going to the theatre, and when we said we were, he made sure that our meals arrived quickly, without making us feel rushed. My husband's venison was delicious, an extraordinary dish, and my haddock was excellent. The apple tatin that we split for dessert was a delicate finish to the meal. The restaurant was noisier than we've found it in the past, and my only complaint was that at a bank of empty tables, we were seated immediately next to the only other occupied one, affording both us and the diners next to us little privacy. But other than that, we continue to experience wonderful meals and service at Harvest, and will surely return.

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry it can get a little loud, we typically fill right up when there are shows in the square but I will be sure to review with my team so we can try and offer as much privacy or space that we can. Please don't hesitate to ask for me or another manager your next visit, if there is anything we can do we will always try our best to accommodate you and our guests. I look forward to your next visit and hopefully meeting you! Happy New Year! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, small carefully curated menu
Courteous, attentive staff

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much JenniferK!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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CN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

1st time in the fireplace room in the back - lovely setting for a special family gathering. The service, menu and presentation was thoughtful and well executed. We were surprised at the volume of potato sides given with each entree. Unfortunately, we all seemed to miss that detail in the descriptions - it would have been nice to have an option of salad or fruit instead... especially with such a hearty breakfast offerings.

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much CathyN! We're glad you enjoyed your brunch and we really appreciate your feedback on the accompaniments. Jeff O GM Harvest

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SJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food. Attentive service. Had theater reservations and they managed to fit appetizers, main course, and dessert to the exact specified time. The food was beautifully prepared. The cocktails were excellent as well. Slightly noise but otherwise no complaints. Attire should be nice but doesn't have to be fancy. Highly recommended.

Harvest
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you ScottJ! We're glad you stopped in for dinner before the show and we hope to see you again soon. Jeff O GM Harvest

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w
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest is a classic, and a class act. Always a special experience.

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you very much!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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AB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before an event in Harvard Square. Wait staff is super meticulous on ensuring you can enjoy your food and make event on time.

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much AnnieB!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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B
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Annual holiday celebration with friends- lovely festive atmosphere keeps us coming back year after year. Service staff are friendly but it was so busy small items were lost in the shuffle. But overall - a wonderful experience.

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much for always coming back to celebrate the holidays with us, we appreciate your patronage and feedback! I will be sure to follow up with my team, we want you and your guests to always walk away with a big smile and a full stomach. :) Jeff O GM Harvest

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ER
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful place to gather and enjoy a meal with friends and family. Nice atmosphere, great wait staff and good food. Still a favorite after all these years.

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you ErikaR!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before attending “The Revels” at Sanders Theater.

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you! Jeff O GM Harvest

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great place for Sunday brunch attentive staff.

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you Thomas!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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BD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A charming, secluded bistro whose team clearly takes pride in the level of service and quality of their guests’ experience.

Once we found the entrance, we were greeted warmly by the hostesses (and the ambiance). We were a little early, so, we b-lined for the bar to have a cocktail while we waited. The bartender was friendly and, before we even got our cocktails, we were approached by a gentlemen who informed us that our table was ready and waiting at our leisure. This gentlemen turned out to be Jeff, the GM, who made us feel welcome and inquired after us.

Our bread and water were prompt. Our server, Vinny, was quick to greet and incredibly friendly. He provided recommendations enthusiastically upon request.

Apps
Scallop Crudo: Lovely, flavorful and beautifully plated inside a scallop shell. *recommend*

Foie Gras Parfait: Surprising, to say the least. The tartness from, what seemed to be a mixed berry jam layer, was beautifully juxtaposed against the pears and rich foie gras itself. The brioche was tender and a perfect match. A minor criticism — I wish there’d been more brioche! I had to request more. 🙂

Entrees
Red Fish & Scallop Curry: A beautifully-panfried piece of redfish with perfectly cooked scallops, bok choy and spaghetti squash in a piquant, not quite spicy red curry broth that was “quite lovely” in my guest’s words.

Venison Denver Leg: A beautifully prepared venison dish which, while clearly carefully assembled (this dish was visually stunning), lacked something. The sunchokes and pears were a nice compliment to the berry jus, and the meat was perfectly medium rare, but this dish needs something in my humble opinion.

Dessert
Bûche de Noël: A visually pleasing and intricately assembled dish. Understated almond flavors, a white chocolate shell and candied kumquats meshed nicely into a lovely dessert, which reminded my guest and I of an upscale, adult version of a Swiss Role.

Overall a wonderful dinner. We’ll certainly be back.

Thanks Jeff & Vinny!

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, I'll be sure to share it with Vinicius. We're so glad you had a memorable experience and we look forward to seeing you again! Jeff O GM Harvest

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MF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest has been one of my go to restaurants to eat at in the Boston area for about 30 years. I know I will have a wonderful meal, good service, and warm welcoming atmosphere.

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so very much Margaret! Jeff O GM Harvest

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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Waiter was non attentive and we are not a demanding couple
2nd visit probably not coming back anytime soon

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

I'm sorry to read this SandraB. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your experience and will be sending you my contact information. Hopefully we can connect. Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time for a special occasion birthday. The staff went out of their way to be welcoming and even presented my mother with a gorgeous handwritten happy birthday message on her dessert plate. The food was creative and delicious.

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your mothers birthday with us! Jeff O GM Harvest

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit hard to find, but once through the door we loved the cosy interior, and there’s more tables than you’d imagine. Great choice of food, and they were extremely helpful with my restricted diet. Veggies were really fresh and beautifully cooked. Staff were friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. Liked it so much we went back 2 of our 3 days in Cambridge.

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you AndiG, It was a pleasure to have you dine with us! We look forward to your next visit. Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
53 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Harvest is timeless but the food is always amazing - in line with modern cuisine and techniques but still warm, comforting and wonderful. The wine list is phenomenal. Everything from pedestrian over-Oaked Chardonnay and Cabernets to really gorgeous artful wines - at a pretty decent price at that.

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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