Harvest

4.6
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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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4.6
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4.7
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FD
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I loved the scallop appetizer and the porchetta! Great service. I’m grateful we found such excellent food close to The Charles Hotel. It was a sweet 5 minute walk.

f
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I ordered the $48 steak entree. They had "run out" and offered to substitute with another cut, which I like. No problem... until a blob of sliced sinewy fat came out that was without question the worst piece of beef I had tasted since the first cheap cut I pan-fried when I was a poor single guy trying to cook on his own without his momma. Actually, in some ways that one was better because it didn't cost 50 bucks.
The server, and manager were extremely apologetic and I am sure it was circumstantial, but to be honest my wife's dish was just so-so (we can do better at home ourselves) and the menu is quite expensive for the lack of ability in the kitchen. People sitting next to us were vocal about their discontent with their food, but that area does collect a few entitled "crimson" types.
It was a really bad dinner date until the dessert came... they have a gifted dessert chef. Two of the better restaurant desserts we've had in quite a while, and we are frequent diners.
I said that I would not recommend to friends, but would make an exception for those interested in coffee and dessert (only). If they could find cooks with the same skill as the dessert chef they could do really well. From what I experienced, they only have one star on the team despite charging like all-stars.

LH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!
We enjoyed the evening and were delighted that Harvest could take care of our party of 10. Great service, great food, we will be back!

AP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious flavors, beautifully displayed dishes, excellent service. A little pricey.

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Tropical Fruits dessert, but my date got the pork as well. Everything was delicious and the service was superb. I’ll definitely return in the near future to try the rest of the menu.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

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OT
New England
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another fine evening at Harvest. Good oysters and delicious scallop crudo to begin. Entrees of venison leg and halibut were perfectly executed. Harvest never fails to delight.

Harvest
Responded 13 hours ago

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!!!

Harvest
Responded 13 hours ago

Our pleasure! Hope to see you again soon!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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DP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always come to Harvest for special family events. Prefer sitting in the bar area and love being able to choose from either the main or bar menus. So much energy in this bar area with both the sophistication and comfortable feeling of a Parisian cafe. An experience that is fully priced, which is just fine for these family celebrations.

Harvest
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you so much DanP! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had not been to Harvest in a while, and we were delighted with every aspect of our meal—the food was truly superb. I had the cauliflower and apple salad, while he had the Caesar. Both were unusual presentations and wonderfully flavored. We also enjoyed the salmon special and the pasta with mushrooms. And I had a beer commemorating the Blizzard of ‘78 that was stellar. Service was friendly and attentive, and we LOVED being able to easily have a quiet conversation together—the atmosphere was lively, but not noisy—such a treat in this era of too loud restaurants.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food taste was bad. Coffee cup had buggers or something akin to that on the handle. Vastly overrated place.

Harvest
Responded 13 hours ago

I'm so sorry to read about your experience, I'll send you a private message with my information if you would like to contact me to talk more about your last visit with us. Jeff O GM Harvest

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food took too long to arrive.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us, I'm sorry to read we were not as timely as we should have been. I would love to hear more about your experience if you would like to contact me at the restaurant. Thank you, Jeff Osowski GM Harvest 617-868-6942

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and perfect spot for meeting guests traveling. Enjoyed the chance to talk easily with excellent service and food.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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EW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food ! I’m still dreaming of the chorizo gravy ...

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Haha! Thank you Emma!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience! The food was amazing and the service impeccable. Highly recommend it!

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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MM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite place in Cambridge, after 40 years! Came here for a surprise visit with my college age son, and we were treated so very nicely. Dinner was, as always, delicious, and our server was completely charming and thoughtful. We'll be back again very soon!

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

It is always our pleasure! Thank you so much for your long time patronage and continuing to make memories with us!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff and service !! Perfect date place!

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you Jay!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful prefix menu for Valentine’s Day. Prime rib was amazing. Each dish was well planned, came out quick and fresh, and delicious. Wonderful ambiance and location, friendly staff. Overall a great experience and would recommend to anyone for a special occasion. (Can’t speak to their regular menu considering we had a prefixed menu).

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you! We're so glad you had a great time, thank you for sharing you Valentine's Day with us! Jeff O GM Harvest

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m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a reservation for 4 on Valentine's Day, accepting the offer of a 6:30 table. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were promptly seated. The bar must have been a little overwhelmed as our drinks took some time to arrive. In fact we had ordered and our first courses were served with the drinks. The wait staff was earnest but was struggling with the difference in pace between the kitchen and bar, seemingly unaware of the impropriety of it. As we moved to entrees the early awkwardness smoothed out. Conscious of the demands of the evening we asked our waiter if they needed to turn the table. After a brief absence he returned to say that the managers would let us know if they needed the table. In the end we did not have to move. I think all in our party was satisfied with their meals. We did need a cab back to our hotel and the hostess directed us to a nearby cab stand. Unfortunately it was a very cold night, and calling a cab to pick us up at the restaurant might have been a better solution.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your Valentine's evening with us. I appreciate your feedback and I'm glad you were able to stay as long as you wanted. We hope to see you again soon! Jeff O GM Harvest

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a special meal like Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve. But this time it felt rushed (I saw the manager hovering with an iPad and the server even acknowledged there was a push to move people in an out more quickly). That clearly detracted from what was not an inexpensive prix fixe menu.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback and for sharing your Valentine's Day with us! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Harvest on Valentine's Day with two other couples. They served a prix fix menu which had plenty of interesting options. The food was delicious and each course was just as good as the next. They were accomodating of my gluten allergy and even had an almond flour cake for dessert that was scrumptious. The service was was excellent, even on a busy night like Valentine's Day. I'd like to go back when I can order from the full menu.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much Joy!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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D
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest is the standard bearer in many ways. We shall return.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you soon. Jeff O GM Harvest

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AR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest never disappoints. Top-notch food and service in lovely setting. They were very accommodating with my food allergy. Highly recommend.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you Amy!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, menu was good for kids. Nice, festive ambience.

Harvest
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much! Jeff O GM Harvest

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s
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The venison was tender and tasty.

Harvest
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! Jeff O GM Harvest

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R
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best.

Harvest
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you Robert! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JZ
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Service outstanding. We look forward to returning! the pancakes were light and fluffy!

Harvest
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you Joann! Jeff O GM Harvest

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our evening at Harvest was a very pleasant experience. The good was very good and the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant.

Harvest
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you JeremyB! Jeff O GM Harvest

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MG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Me hubiera gustado que hubiera un poco más de opciones de platos fuertes para el almuerzo.... solo había 4

Harvest
Responded on February 1, 2020

Gracias por su comentario y comentarios. Sin embargo, actualmente ofrecemos ocho platos principales para nuestro servicio de almuerzo, de lunes a viernes, de 11:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. También ofrecemos diez platos principales para nuestro servicio de brunch, los sábados y domingos, de 11 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. Nuestros menús se pueden ver en nuestro sitio web. Jeff O GM Harvest

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing. The food was great too, and we got a great seat. It is slightly on the expensive side - charging for the service more than the food in my opinion. If you like that, definitely recommended!

Harvest
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you! We're glad you had a wonderful experience. Jeff O GM Harvest

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LA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Harvest with a group and it was as good as the first time. Nice staff, good ambiance and very good food. I'd definitely book here again.

Harvest
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you LisaA! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jeff O GM Harvest

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SK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
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 on January 25, 2020

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 on January 19, 2020
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 on January 23, 2020

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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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Server did not understand order- communication difficulty

Harvest
Responded on January 20, 2020

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
16 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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OT
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
103 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
29 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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