Harvest

4.7
4057 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eddies
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress and wine steward very helpful. My friends, though, said the hostess was very stubborn about seating a party of six outside even though there were very few people there. She had to be talked into putting tables together but she eventually agreed.

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JillA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleasantly surprised. Harvest met all the marks from very refined green tea, to perfect execution on the food. Service was top notch as well. We’ll be back.

Harvest
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fresh, interesting, beautiful, and tasty. The service was good, but a little pushy. We really liked the patio, but were eaten alive by mosquitoes.

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WBrown
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and service impeccable. I am extremely sensitive to loud noise and I've remarked twice how comfortable it is to dine at Harvest.

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vipDiner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Harvest since the late 1970s, and it continues to maintain its high standard of delicious food, excellent service, and elegant setting.

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SumerB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am giving this restaurant all high marks because everything was great. My only problem was how al dente the noodles were on the spaghetti carbonara was. I am sure that you can tell them to cook the noodles more. Great service, great patio. Highly recommend.

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oldgrrrl
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch entrees were delicious and generously portioned. The atmosphere was dignified and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent breakfast/brunch

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vipexcellent
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything top notch, from the house made rolls to the extra little attention to detail that the better places do.

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CrisC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a classic venue for Harvard Square and Cambridge, and one of the best patios in the city.

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vipKenn
New England
567 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbly curated food by professionals in your choice of 3 atmospheres. Customer rules.

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SarahC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent. The experience was extremely enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to have lunch with my mother.

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RosalynA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a very relaxed atmosphere with attentive service.

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vipSarahB
New England
37 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The entire experience was "fine," but not as special as I'd expected, even though we, fortunately, were seated outside. Outside was not as "outside" as I'd expected. I seem to recall Harvest having more charm and panache .... But the food and service were quite good ... even if the experience wasn't memorable.

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Bunter
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food from old standby - one of the few places in Harvard Square that has lasted decades - for good reason.

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JimAylward
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021

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
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son came in from out of town

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vipgoodfoodgoodservice
New England
99 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Harvest
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you!!

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Beanz
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021

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

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NoelaniG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 17, 2021

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 on July 17, 2021

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
5 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
30 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.