Harvest

4.7
4080 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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EloiseC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I agree that our meals were the best we’ve ever had. Abd we’ve eaten in lots of 5 star restaurants. Our server was perfect - attentive and prompt but not overbearing. The only problem was a noisy group who came in during our meal and made it hard to speak to each other.

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ShaneG
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, great food. Great setting. The staff assumes you are there for a long meal and conversation. That is usually just fine, but it would be great to have them check in from time to time.

Harvest
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback, I will be sure to share it with the team. Mike

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KatherinN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Will definitely be back again!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating

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AstC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and excellent food - wonderful!

Harvest
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for hosting your special celebration with us!! We hope to see you soon!!

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Paige
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it for our anniversary dinner. Food was amazing, service was excellent and the ambiance was great.

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Jacquie
New England
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All was pretty good except the spaghetti carbonara wasn’t good and had an overwhelming amount of raw egg yolk!

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ALPT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have been and always will be a fan. A really great place to eat, enjoy friends, or work alone.

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vipSophiaKH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was wonderful, the waitstaff was professional, and the ambience of the restaurant was relaxing. My friend and I had a great time and we’re really able to unwind after a long week.

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vipalavalley
New England
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Harvest in a couple years and just as good as we remembered! It’s one of our favorite patio dining spots in Boston!

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KentG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patio is charming and feels very safe during Delta Variant times. Service was excellent!

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vipNaples1
New England
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary at the Harvest.
The food was amazing!
The staff kind, attentive and friendly!
It was a wonderful experience
Thank you so very much

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vipEricH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Boston. Chicken and waffles all day long.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Loved the food and our waitress was incredible, and sweet. We were there to celebrate a birthday. $130 bottle of wine, and at this price point, I would have expected the waitress to refill wine glasses throughout the dinner. She was swamped, and was hoping the managers schmoozing other tables in the dining room would have poured the wine, but they did not.

The other gaffe was that the entrees came out first, and then the appetizers. Again, it didn't ruin the evening, but bizarre for a restaurant at this price point.

Food great. Would want to the service to be a bit better next time

Harvest
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. I apologize for the missteps during your experience and appreciate your patience. We hope to see you again soon to allow us the opportunity to provide you with the service you deserve. If you would like to discuss your experience further I can be reached at mbainton@harvestcambridge or you can call the restaurant anytime. Sincerely, Mike

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Jibcam
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

My wife and I were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary and though it would be fun to go back to a restaurant we visited when we were dating and continued to enjoy. The history of the chefs that have passed through Harvest is a who's who of Boston cuisine. Totally missed the mark last night. Don't think we can put the issues on the kitchen staff but more on the service. Even during the COVID epidemic with restaurants trying to get back to normal, service in a restaurant like Harvest should be above par.

Our waiter not very attentive and most importantly our entrees arrived at room temperature. Very disappointing at $40 and $38 each. Our waiter never checked in with us to see if we were pleased with our meals and after picking at our plates for awhile we decided to call it quits. When the waiter came to ask to clear our plates we told him of the lukewarm entrees and all he offered us was a free dessert. We asked to speak to a manager and the assistant manager comped us the two entrees and we called it a night. All the way home we felt ripped off. Our tab was still over $170 since we ordered two salads, sides we never ate and alcohol.
Never to return.

Harvest
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi there, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We strive to serve great food and give great service every day and it looks like we missed the mark with you. I would love the opportunity to discuss your visit. I can be reached at mbainton@harvestcambridge. Thank you, Mike

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vipwestonmom
New England
104 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

service was great; the appetizers, sides, and dessert were outstanding but the main courses - sea bass and steak were okay. The sea bass was salty.. the menu is more limited than it was pre-covid 19-

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun with two friends I haven’t seen in a long while!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was slow and one of our entrees was so undercooked it was inedible and was sent back.. The restaurant made little attempt to right the situation.

Harvest
Responded on September 9, 2021

Hi there, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We strive to serve great food and give great service every day and it looks like we missed the mark with you. I would love the opportunity to discuss your visit. I can be reached at mbainton@harvestcambridge. Thank you, Mike

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MarianaL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’d like more vegan options

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patriciaw
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was divine, always a treat to eat there, highly recommend

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vipelwoodli
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply love Harvest. Incredible food, service that is there when you need them and not when you don't and lovely atmosphere.

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MoonK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and food. We were seated outdoors, as requested.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and the food was incredible. We had the steak and eggs and chicken and waffles, plus the homemade parfait and matcha brioche. All had amazing flavor and would definitely get again. Our waitress was super nice and friendly and the (who I assume to be) the manager was also very helpful. We heard the burger is outrageous so we will definitely be going back!

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librarian60618
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, friendly but slow service

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The eggs Benedict was delicious. It’s a beautiful setting especially the patio. Plus, our sever was super kind and the service was fast

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vipArlingtonfoodie
New England
81 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was beautifully prepared and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly.

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JamesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peking Duck perfectly prepared, accompanying sides were delicious

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vipHarrietD
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three hours on a lazy afternoon in a relaxed environment with interesting food and attentive service reminiscent of days of old lounging in a garden on a warm summer day.

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BethS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to several restaurants and LOVED Harvest the best, dining there twice in 6 days. Good quality food, great service, warm and enjoyable patio area.

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vipSDnyc
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck entree, chicken entree and salad with pecans and cheese were outstanding. However, the peaches and cream dessert was extraordinary and the most delicious dessert I’ve ever tasted. A close 2nd was the zucchini cake dessert.

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vipDaceyD
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Taken all together, it was good, just not great. A fantastic take on a negroni. Fantastic. Reasonably priced but not very interesting wines by the glass. Great pickled herring with potatoes that were just wrong/ too starchy white. A lovely Pat Lafrieda steak that had, I think, been sous vided (which again I just think is wrong), hasselback potatoes that were more liked sliced baked potatoes, and amazing broccoli rabe. A great peach cake with a sorbet that tasted like perfume (ugh). A very nice, informative waiter who could’ve come sround a bit more often. I guess a lot of great stuff with major misses mixed in.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest is my favorite place in Cambridge for special meals. The service and food were both excellent, and I appreciated the season-specific menu changes. The peach and prosciutto salad is a hands down winner, as was the peaches and cream dessert. The espresso Negroni, described by our waitperson as “alcohol forward,” only added to my enjoyment of the meal, which was an early celebration of my son’s birthday. Needless to say, his dessert came with a lovely candle and chocolate scripted birthday wishes.

Harvest
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you very much for choosing Harvest for your celebration. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!!!

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HanBOS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and surprisingly economical. Dinners are pricey but worth it. Consistent dishes and drinks. Love the strawberries martini.

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RCBelmont
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Harvest many times, usually for a special occasion like an anniversary, and have never been disappointed. This time was just a “date” to take advantage of restaurant week specials. Everything was excellent, the service, the wine, the starters (a green gazpacho and a tomato / watermelon salad), the entrees (salmon and chicken), and the desserts (plum tart and watermelon sorbet). We love Harvest.

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vipMema
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I've had in Boston in a long time. Didn't know it was restaurant week and usually I don't expect much during restaurant week in terms of quality but Harvest offers superb items from their outstanding regular menu during RW. The patio is a lovely spot to dine when the weather is nice. Highly recommend .

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Susan
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight to enjoy a sophisticated meal in the nice courtyard setting while feeling safe. our waiter was very professional. The chef combined tastes brilliantly!

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rital
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant is always a pleasure to visit. Its food and ambience is very good. Only complaint this trip was that they put the four of us in a table that was in a corner and I had to sit in the corner. I couldn't get up without asking someone to move, nor could the waitress serve me without handing the food over the other guests. This table should only be used for 2 or 3 people, the corner should be left empty. It was uncomfortable. There were plenty of empty tables for 4, we didn't need to be put in the corner.

Harvest
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for your compliments on the food and ambience. I am sorry to hear you did not like your table. I hope you know that you can always ask to be moved to a different table that suits you and your group and we would be happy to accommodate your request. We hope to see you again soon!! Thank you, Mike

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vipYogamom
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the patio. Great ambiance. Excellent food! Great value with three course menu.

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yvonnen
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere with great service from all staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review