Harvest

4.6
4197 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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AccidentalVegetarian
New England
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch late on a Saturday morning. I had the harvest burger with a side salad. The burger was cooked to my desires with fresh fixings. My husband had the Caesar salad with the chicken. The chicken was magnificently prepared and may be the best dish we've ever had at Harvest. We can't wait to go back!

Harvest
Responded a day ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for your compliments. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch at Harvest. We hope to see you again soon!!! Best, Mike

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday brunch with my girlfriend. Service and food were perfect. You cannot be around at the level they have for close to 50 years without being great. Harvest is spectacular and a gem for the community.

Harvest
Responded a day ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for your kind words and continued support. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday brunch. We hope to see you again soon!!!

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vipAnitaC
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Service was excellent and food was so delicious!

Harvest
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!!

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JohnF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We've very much enjoyed our visits to the Harvest over several decades. It's always been a wonderful dining experience. We were a bit disappointed recently in that the menu was not as eclectic as in the past. It seemed less special but we hope that post covid, the Harvest will return to being the special place in the Cambridge area.

Harvest
Responded 5 days ago

Hi John, Thank you very much for your continued support at Harvest. I appreciate the detailed feed back in your private message and I will be sure to share it with our culinary team. I apologize your experience was not up to our usual high standards and I sincerely hope you will give us another try on your next visit to Cambridge. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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vipGigi
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server this time was great. Can't remember her name but you could tie that in with our reservation. Food, as usual, is wonderful. Love the bacon with the Harvest Breakfast.

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vippatriciaw
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This has historically been a great spot so maybe we had an off night. My pasta arrived cold. After two bites I sent it back. It also was not tasty. They offered to warm it up (which sounded like a bad idea) or give me a new one. I just took a pass. My husband's fish was good. Service was indifferent. The place was relatively empty but our waiter was hard to find. Perhaps they were short due to covid. My husband order two scoops of ice cream - they were the size of golf balls. Seemed little spare given the prices. We will try again but if the next time is anything like this last time, we won't be back.

Harvest
Responded on January 16, 2022

Hi Patricia, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feed back, I will be sure to discuss your experience with our entire team. I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to our usual high standard of food and service. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit in further detail. I can be reached at mbainton@harvestcambridge or at the number below. Best, Mike 617-868-2255

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alice
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. I highly recommend for special occasions or for relaxed time with family and friends.

Harvest
Responded on January 16, 2022

Hi Alice, Thank you for your compliments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!! Best, Mike

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were greeted by or you ready to order rather than hello or small talk or introduction to the restaurant. Even my teenage son noticed this. The fish and scallops I had had salmon and the skin of the fish have scales on it. I generally like crispy skin on fish but not the scales. It seem like the restaurant was affected by the pandemic so I did not complain. The soup and shell salad were perfectly fine . the rigatoni was very starchy and did not taste good for fresh pasta. I really wanted to love this restaurant but they are clearly suffering from mediocre service and food as well currently. I spent $170 and had one glass of champagne and the food as stated above. I still tip 20% in the spirit of the pandemic and helping out the restaurant. But unless there’s a big change in service and food I will not be back.

Harvest
Responded on January 16, 2022

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not completely enjoy your experience at Harvest. We strive for the highest of standards in food and service and we obviously missed the mark during your recent visit. I sincerely hope you will give us another try soon. Thank you for your support. Best, Mike

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JoshuaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great experience at a place that has stood the rest of time. Complimentary courses really enhanced the overall experience. Loved the gnocchi n rabbit, and my wife love

Harvest
Responded on January 15, 2022

Hi Joshua, Thank you for your compliments, I am happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your experience at Harvest. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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TedB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable Lunch

Sat outside Heated But A little cold as in Jan
Would sit inside next time

Service great

Harvest
Responded on January 15, 2022

Hi Ted, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch on the patio. Our patio will remain open, weather permitting, all winter long as well as indoor dining. We hope you will choose Harvest again soon!! Best, Mike

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JimH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch/brunch. The dishes were all delicious though, for the entry Bourbon Glazed Hanger Steak I was disappointed with the nearly raw broccoli. Service was superb. The main reason for my not giving 5 stars is the dessert. For $12+tip=$15, I was disappointed to get only one TINY scoop of plain vanilla ice cream.

Harvest
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hi Jim, Thank you very much for your feedback and compliments. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Harvest. I am sorry to hear about your dessert, it sounds like you may have accidentally received the wrong dish, a full order of our house made ice cream should have been three full scoops. I apologize for any mix-up and I hope you will will give us another try sometime soon. Best, Mike

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DaphneV
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quince cocktail was divine. Acorn squash was to die for. Staff was so friendly and warm. Will be back!

Harvest
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Daphne, Thank you very much for you compliments. I appreciate you taking the time to send your feedback and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Harvest. See you soon!!! Best, Mike

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irene
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We dined at brunch. I looked forward to dining at Harvest. I had a very high expectation. I had the eggs benedict with salmon. I didn't think the house made salmon went well with the overall taste of the benedict. The brioche french toast was good. It was not soggy but it lacked taste. My husband had the burger. He said it was okay.

Harvest
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Irene, Thank you very much for your feedback, I will be sure to share it with our culinary team. I am sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy the French toast that replaced your benedict and happy to know your husband seemed to enjoy his burger. I appreciate that you would recommend Harvest to others and i sincerely hope you will give us another try. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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NadiaP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the experience from the attentive welcome, to the well dressed staff, the elegant room, the well presented and prepared food. I would certainly return for a special dinner or brunch. Thank you for keeping excellent standards during such challenging times.

Harvest
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Nadia, Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to hear your visit was great from start to finish. I hope you will choose Harvest for your next special celebration!! Best, Mike

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was great, but the orange juice was absolutely terrible and was not fresh squeezed.

Harvest
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meals at Harvest. I am sorry to hear that you did not like the orange juice. I hope you will join us again soon and try our fresh squeezed lemonade or fresh brewed iced tea. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon!!! Best, Mike

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lisat
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, Service was great. Beautifully decorated. Tables were a little close for Covid dining. This restaurant is expensive!

Harvest
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon, Happy New Year!! Best, Mike

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vipMickey
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for New Year’s Eve

Harvest
Responded on January 1, 2022

Thank you!!

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WendyG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for an outside lunch in Cambridge. They were very attentive and accommodating. And the food was excellent.

Harvest
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi Wendy, Thank you very much for your compliments. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch on the patio. Weather permitting, our patio will be open all winter. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were at Harvest for dinner, to celebrate my daughter’s engagement. The food was terrific and although staff was clearly limited the service was friendly and responsive. We were pleasantly surprised to receive a complimentary dessert beautifully plated with a big “congratulations” message. I have been to Harvest many times over the years and am happy to say it is still a wonderful choice.

Harvest
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi there, Thank you very much for your compliments. Congratulations on your daughters engagement and thank you for choosing Harvest for your celebration. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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EllenT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a beautiful spot at holiday time especially...love the fireplaces & was seated near one as requested w a view of the patio fireplace too. Special ambience & superb attention to details...always a great little getaway

Harvest
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi Ellen, Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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vipStevenB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest is an institution for a reason -- food, ambiance, service are all first rate and totally dependable.

Harvest
Responded on December 30, 2021

Hi Steven, Thank you for your kind words. I am glad to hear your recent experience was up to our high standards. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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Jacquie
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We like the outdoor patio. And the food was pretty good. The service and atmosphere was great!

Harvest
Responded on December 30, 2021

Hi Jacquie, Thank you very much for your compliments. I am glad you enjoyed our outdoor patio. Weather permitting, it will be open all winter. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest did not disappoint. Our favorite appetizers were the cheddar and pears…the charred cheddar with the sweet pears, wonderful, the pickled herring was awesome and the cheese assortment…each if the three wonderful with the apple buttered toast. We ordered the duck and the strip loin, both absolute perfection! Broccoli rab was delicious. Each side dish complimented the protein beautifully. But the desserts were truly unbelievable. The eggnog creme brûlée with cranberry sorbet, fantastic, the chocolate do is cake with maple ice cream decadent, the brown butter quince tarte tatin with manchego ice cream, heavenly but the buche de Noel was both delightful in appearance and flavor. The blood or ace ice cream, divine! Excellent from the first bite to the very last!

Harvest
Responded on December 30, 2021

Hi there, Thank you very much for all your detailed compliments!!! I am glad to hear you enjoyed all of your food courses as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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JosephS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ service, would definitely recommend

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you!!

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HelenL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were incredible!!

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Birthday cake was amazing

Harvest
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you!!

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vipGeorgeP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to return to a wonderful lunch after an absence of many months. A delight.

Harvest
Responded on December 22, 2021

Hi George, Nice to have you back!!! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!!! Best, Mike

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beau
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server(s) came by too often to check how everything was. I felt it was too interruptive.

Harvest
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback, I will be sure to share it with our server team. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your food and we hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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Garnet
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, especially the espresso ice cream dessert! We sat outside on the mostly enclosed heated patio. It was 30F outside and okay out on the patio with the gas-fired heaters on the ceiling. I was comfortable in my winter jacket and my husband was fine without a jacket. There was a large opening in the center patio ceiling and around the top sides of the patio, so I felt comfortable with the air flow that I had significantly lowered my COVID risk compared to eating inside. Perfect balance of delicious food, comfort, and safety. Oh, and the wait staff were excellent!

Harvest
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hi there, Thank you very much for your compliments. I am happy to hear you felt comfortable on our patio and you enjoyed the food and service. Weather permitting, our patio will be open right through the winter. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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ToddK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Generally great food and atmosphere. Everything was super fresh (as one would expect based on the theme).

Harvest
Responded on December 20, 2021

Hi Todd, Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love Harvest. It’s a special restaurant that we go to once or twice a year. We were there to celebrate my wife’s 52nd birthday. The Gnocchi with rabbit appetizer was delicious. My wife had the wild mushroom Papardelle, which was very good as well. The strip loin and especially Hesselbeck potato were both very ordinary and overpriced for the flavor and plate experience. The deserts we ordered were unfortunate at best. The service while very friendly and professional was too inattentive based solely upon our previous dining experiences at Harvest. I had to ask for our plates to be cleared. That doesn’t happen there. The ambiance and evening was wonderful and we enjoyed being there, but our meal was not to the standard set from previous meals. I really hope to be blown away again in the spring when the menu and restaurant really comes to life.

Harvest
Responded on December 20, 2021

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback, I will be sure to share it with our culinary team. As you stated in your review, our standards for food and service are very high at Harvest and I apologize that we did not hit all the marks during your experience. I am happy to see that you did enjoy the ambience and your time with us. I also would like to thank you for choosing Harvest for your special celebration and I hope you will do so again soon. Best, Mike

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food.

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vipshortcake
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! Initially sat in the room with the fireplace, which was a bit loud. So moved near the bar, which was more open and quieter. Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Great vibe and will definitely go again!

Harvest
Responded on December 20, 2021

Hi there, Thank you very much for your compliments. I am happy to hear we were able to seat you in a comfortable spot. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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LarryH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

Harvest
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you!!

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AleksandraR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We came to celebrate our anniversary on lunch date because we have little kids. The waitress (Tomara) brought our "happy anniversary surprise" to the another table and asked them if woman's name is aleksandra. The answer was "no", but the plate was already on the table , so I guess that couple wrote a good review. Then waitress looked at us and just brought us a check...I assumed she thought that we can't have anniversary bc of such a big age difference.

Harvest
Responded on December 17, 2021

Hi Aleksandra, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and the ambience of the restaurant. I apologize for the confusion with your celebratory dessert and will be sure to review this mistake with your server as well as our front desk team. We appreciate you choosing Harvest for your anniversary and I am truly sorry for the miscommunication. We hope you will come back and give us another try soon. Sincerely, Mike

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vipEllieG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Toasty warm outdoor patio (all season).

Harvest
Responded on December 19, 2021

Hi Ellie, Thank you for your compliments and I am glad to hear you enjoyed our heated patio. Weather permitting we will keep it open right through the winter. We hope to see you again soon!! Best, Mike

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BruceM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we only had lunch but the choices were varied, the service was excellent and the food outstanding. I wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed a drink at the bar.
looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommended !

Harvest
Responded on December 16, 2021

Hi Bruce, Thank you for your compliments, we wish you could have stayed as well!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!! Best, Mike

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Sandy
New England
3 reviews