Harvest

4.7
4049 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Saturday/Sunday Brunch with seating on our seasonal outdoor Garden Terrace. We highly recommend making a reservation, outside tables are available weather permitting and may be requested but cannot be reserved or guaranteed. 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RosalynA
New England
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a very relaxed atmosphere with attentive service.

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JimAylward
Naples
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was too salty. Second glass of $17/glass wine arrived at the end of my meal. The place was not very busy. Perhaps they are still digging out from a long Covid shutdown but I have been here many times and it’s never been this way. Disappointed at the least. Problem is that so many restaurants closed in boston/cambridge that this one is a better one to get in to.

Harvest
Responded a day ago

Hi Jim, I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your latest experience with us. We certainly set our service standards high, but sounds like we missed the mark. Regarding salty food, I hope you know you can always request no salt or let your server know that the food is too salty, we would be happy to remake it your your liking while you're still here. Thank you for your feedback. Warmest, Allison

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vipScopazzi
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Enough options for the vegans and carnivores in the group. Flavorful and fresh.

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EllenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around -- food, service, table. My companion had never been there before & now wants to return, making it her go-to restaurant.

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vipChubby88
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son came in from out of town

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vipgoodfoodgoodservice
New England
99 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were so looking forward to dinner at Harvest, having enjoyed many phenomenal meals there in the past. Unfortunately, this one fell short of the mark. The service was good though slow. The food was solid but didn’t quite live up to the descriptions or the flavor profiles one normally experiences at Harvest. I’m going to chalk this dinner up to the challenges of the pandemic and hope that our next visit is better.

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LennyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food, and service. The lunch menu was a bit limited. But, what we got was excellent.

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vipceccec
New England
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always... Harvest is a great place to meet and eat... Wonderful food and perfect service.

Harvest
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!!

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Beanz
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem for brunch!!! Will be back soon. The waitstaff was exceptional and the food was phenomenal. The eggs benedict was one of the best i’ve ever had. Mimosas were not heavy on the OJ which was appreciated :)

Harvest
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your compliments, we hope to see you soon!!

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NoelaniG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch menu and service. The waffle and chicken was amazing. Home fries not so much.

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Erin
New England
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious! The lamb and vegetables were perfect, and the almond cake with strawberry was incredible. We really enjoyed our meal. Definitely will be back.

Harvest
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your compliments, we hope to see you soon!!

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kcasey
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the presentation as well.

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vipKathleen
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for the six of us and most eager to return.

Harvest
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, we hope to see you soon!!!

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Todd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tucked back in a little alley, the outdoor patio provided a little oasis of freshness, cozy and intimate. For quality was superb, as was the wine.

Harvest
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for choosing Harvest for your special occasion, we hope to see you again soon!!

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vipPhDTigress
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The hostess was charming and very accommodating. Our one surprise/disappointment was how limited the menu was. In the past we had trouble choosing among the many gourmet offerings. This time we struggled to find something appealing to order. What we ate was well prepared but ordinary. Perhaps we should attribute the situation to post-Covid challenges.

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vipNANCYB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate outside on the lovely patio. Harvest is still a gem

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vipKathryn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest has been my anchor in Harvard square for 50 years. The restaurant has held fast to it’s original concept and focus on excellent fresh food ( and onto customers that have grown old with it!) and a staff of warming, caring people. Despite living on harbor in Boston, Harvest is and will always be my number 1 favorite restaurant in the state.

Harvest
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your compliments and continued support, we hope to see you again soon.

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Ethics
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would have preferred a table in the "patio," but it was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was very good-well prepared and beautifully presented.
My issue was with the service.
We were in the back room and it was freezing cold. My party of 4 ranged in age from 30-65 yrs and ranged in weight from 100lbs to 250lbs and we were all uncomfortable. When I told our server he responded that some people were warm. No offer to change our table, no accommodation at all.
There were other small misses but nothing to complain about.
The service industry has been hit hard this year and I tend to way overtip and in this case I kept it to 22%-hardly a penalty.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Extremely poor service. Have gone for 40 years. Will not go again.

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DENISEB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was a fabulous experience. Service was impeccable; food five stars; Josh Adams, the pastry chef, prepared the BEST desserts I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend this gem, tucked away in Boston, to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.

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SheilaO
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot that's a quiet find in Harvard Square. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and good food. Will definitely come back again.

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lulu
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Quality of the food was great and that pastry chef is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t complain, Harvest is great. Loved our meal, great service, highly recommend.

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NicholasP
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food; ambience OK but not A+ ; It's a large place and was pretty full,

I enjoyed the meal which was pricy but I expectad that.

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TinaA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to eat here!

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BrittA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch spot! The food and service is great! So far, my favorite brunch spot in Boston!

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DebM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for small gathering of family/friends. Excellent service.

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CMMC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There was nothing special about the meal or the dining experience and that’s the problem when you dish out the amount of money they’re charging.

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JohnI
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Harvest is a classic, with excellent food, service and a lovely setting.

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macc
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Harvest was abundant! Very nice place. Very fine food, mostly European with a French twist. A bit pricey, but if unless you make a habit of it, it's all quite affordable.
They were swamped Tuesday night at 7:00 pm - don't think they were expecting it: every table filled inside and outside on the patio too. You can't make reservations for the outside dining, so arrive EARLY if you want that venue. I didn't mind missing out because it was a 91 degree day, and the inside air conditioning was fabulous.
All in all, a treat to savor every now and then.
And an incentive to join the 1% if you'd like to dine like a King or Queen every night.

Harvest
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon!!!

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Bostonchick
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and outstanding service. A little surprised by the noise level but will definitely go back.

Harvest
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you, we hope to see you soon!!

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saram
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to the restaurant since the fall of 2019 and I was thrilled to find out that the food (and everything else, but particularly the food) was as amazing and creative as always. I will definitely keep coming back.

Harvest
Responded on July 1, 2021

Welcome back!! Thank you for your compliments!!

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Firespirit
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest has been one of my favorite restaurants since I discovered it in the mid-80s. I have always had a meals there that were delicious. Last night was a special night as we were celebrating my nephew's engagement to his fiance. The wine steward was great helping us choose a top notch Champaign. The waiter was fun and had the kitchen staff write congratulations on Lindsey's desert. It's little touches like that make Harvest stand above other quality restaurants.

Harvest
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for choosing Harvest for your celebration!!!

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vipBellaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a fancy night out -- prices are high, but you get what you pay for. The lamb is excellent. And LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!

Harvest
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you!!

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vipYoSoyFiesta
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My fiancée and I went to Harvest for brunch, and it was excellent. We started with the green curry biscuits which were surprisingly spicy (but delicious) and the spicy curry Bloody Mary (which wasn’t). She had the pancakes, and I had chicken and waffles, which were, again, fantastic. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. The only ding on the experience was that we stayed for some cheese and whiskey after our main meal was over and I thought I had asked for a box for our leftovers, but our food was cleared without giving us the opportunity to take them home.

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vipRobB
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Boston. Go to Harvest for sure.

Harvest
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you!!

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1TMQ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We absolutely love Harvest. This particular visit we had a very inattentive waiter. Unusual for Harvest

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends for brunch and had such a lovely time! The chicken and foie gras butter waffles were even better than I imagined, highly recommend! The mimosas were well worth the price, in actual wine glasses rather than champagne flutes. Both my friends had the eggs Benedict and loved it. I wish I could remember our waitress’s name because she was wonderful and her banter made the whole meal! Will definitely be back and recommending to friends!!

Harvest
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for your comppliments, we hope to see you again soon!!

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Mattman
New England
2 reviews