Harvest

4.6
3058 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 868-2255
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tyler Kinnett
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Catering
Harvest offers the Fireplace Room for Private Events for up to 35 guests. Our Semi-Private Alcove area is available for parties of up to 24. Our Brattle Room accommodates parties of up to 65. Please contact Jamie at jsenior@harvestcambridge.com for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On the walkway between Mt. Auburn and Brattle
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Parking details
Valet offered on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Partially validated parking at University Place Garage on University Avenue. Metered Street parking available.
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Public transit
Red Line, Harvard Square T Stop
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Harvest offers private and semi-private dining areas which can accommodate parties of 10 to 65 guests for lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch. These spaces can also accommodate private cocktail receptions, including passed hors d’oeuvres or stationary displays. Restaurant buy-outs are also available.

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What 3058 People Are Saying
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JP
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, quiet. Great place for a couple or friends to enjoy each other’s company and indulge in the well prepared food. A bit pricey but worth the splurge.

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RS
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Harvest never disappoints. A Harvard Sq icon, it provides understated service and creative, delicious cuisine. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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E
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I had a colleague from out of town visit Cambridge recently and wanted to be sure to take him out for a good meal. Harvest was just the right spot. We went out on the first night of his visit to the Boston area. The food at Harvest has set the bar high for the rest of his dining experiences in the area!

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RP
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Lovely setting. Terrific brunch. Service was attentive and helpful. Would definitely go back, as well as refer to friends.

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k
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Took our 22 year old granddaughter here for dinner. She recently moved to Boston from New Jersey, to work at Harvard. We took her to the Museum of Fine Arts and then here to dinner....as she lives nearby in Somerville. She is a vegetarian and the waiter was most helpful in requesting a change to an existing menu item that included veal, be changed to ALL vegetables. she was thrilled with the results. My husband and I also enjoyed our meals very much. Love the menu....will have to come back since there were other dishes we wanted to explore.

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WH
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The patio is wonderful. Just a comfortable non pretentious place but classy

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Z
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Have visited many times of the years and always enjoyed everything. The service, waiters etc, were terrific. Unusual menu, a little rich, possibly would like to see just one simple dish.

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m
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Excellent food, service, ambiance, BUT received an email afterwards saying I would not receive Open Table points with no explanation why! Open Table should have stipulated this before I made reservations

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S
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Pre-theater

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We had Sunday brunch for my mother’s birthday here yesterday, and sat on the patio. It was a little loud, only because there was a giant party at a big table nearby. That notwithstanding, it was an excellent experience. Our waiter was fantastic - sensitive to a food allergy issue, attentive, and even going so far to correctly identify the birthday girl based on my slipping her her birthday card. He brought out a celebratory dessert with a candle. He really made the experience!

The food was excellent and fresh. Highly recommend!

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a
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Iconic Harvard Square restaurant with delicious food and knowledgeable service. Doesn't get better than that.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Service was amazing and the food was delicious !
My server Jasmine gave outstanding recommendations!

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H
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Wonderful, creative food, beautifully served, medium noise, so we could talk, excellent service, historical place. My mushroom angelotti were slightly too salty. The other two persons were completely happy with their food choices. Recommended.

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MA
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Harvest is a consistent gem that remains on the forefront of Boston's very best restaurants, even after almost three decades. It is hard to believe that it is even better today than it was when I first ate there. But it is.

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JJ
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

I've been in for lunch and sat solo at the bar a few months back. I originally visited because I had met Chef Kinnett at Chef's dinner at TAG Restaurant in Denver (where I am from).

I came back because of the food and service and it seemed like a great place for a meet the parents dinner with my gf.

It's always nice to be able to enjoy a meal containing fresh ingredients with creative twists without overbearing service.

I don't like to make recommendations because we all enjoyed everything and the entire menu looked good. Make your own choices.

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TS
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This was our first time dining at Harvest. We were pleased that it lived up to all the hype. The food was outstanding. Dishes are creative with great flavors. Excellent presentation. It is always satisfying to leave a restaurant saying it was as good as we expected.

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M
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Nice personal service. Interesting menu with a twist - and a good twise! I thoroughly enjoyed the devils eggs and the special (lobster ravioli) was also fabulous.

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LB
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We were warmly welcomed, seated promptly, and our wait person, Kevin, was terrific. One of the three of us wanted to make some substitutions to her lunch and Kevin was gracious, positive and very patient. Then I stupidly poked myself in the eye and he brought ice very nicely tied up in a double napkin.

I’m a former waitperson and my friend was a professional chef for many years so we are generally very critical of the food we are served; everything we ordered was simple, beautifully presented, flavorful without killing our tastebuds, and FRESH. My selection, the quinoa chili, was superb: perfect portion size, amazing flavor and totally satisfying. And again, Kevin dealt masterfully with us, keeping up with the three languages being spoken at the table and never for an instant losing his cool or making us feel that we were asking too much.

Although I’m a lifelong Bostonian, this Sunday visit might have been my first to Harvest, as strange as that may seem. However, I have been singing Harvest’s praises since that meal, and will continue to do so. As Arnold Schwarzenegger said in that movie, “I’ll be back!”

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C
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Always great and so for nearly fifty years.
Keep up the great job.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We went to Harvest for my birthday and my moms birthday celebration. We had an amazing meal! The service was great and very attentive. All of the dishes we ordered were not only delicious but also very well presented. The lobster ravioli were the best I’ve ever had!! Will definitely be visiting again!

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LR
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was creative, delicious and presented beautifully. Service was excellent and not overbearing. Loved the open kitchen. Biggest challenge for me is the fact that there were only 2 women working there and only in support roles...kitchen and wait staff was dominated by men...strange to be that tone deaf in this day and age. Hopeful that will change soon...

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P
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Table of 8, each a self proclaimed food critic and everyone was pleased.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Dinner at Harvest is always wonderful. I hope it remains here forever with the beautiful ambience and great food.

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BF
1.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Harvest looks good from the outside, but I found it to be expensive and pretentious. Service was extremely slow, and the waiter kept forgetting our orders. The sangria, which was highly recommended, was very similar to the pre-mixed bottles you get from the grocery store. It had very little alcohol and tasted like bad apricots, yet it cost $14 a glass. The presentation of the food is good, but the taste is average at best. You can do a lot better than this place!

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z
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Lovely lunch on the patio. I had the vegetarian chili -- it was delicious, very flavorful. Everyone enjoyed their meal and service was excellent.

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JR
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s day

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OT
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Appetizers and entree were wonderful. Desserts not outstanding. Beer list a bit short. No aquavit liqueurs available for after dinner drinks. Service kept us waiting a couple of times.

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MG
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were here for brunch on Fathers' Day (also my husband's birthday and our daughter and son-in-law's anniversary). The food and service were excellent. It was cold in the room when we arrived and our server got the air conditioning turned down to a comfortable level. It is classic Harvard Square and a great place to celebrate.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We dined for Father's Day brunch at Harvest and absolutely loved it. We had oysters to start which were wonderful. The lobster eggs benedict was fabulous as were the other dishes that others had. The service was also outstanding. Looking forward to returning soon for dinner!

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CC
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful Father’s Day brunch. Food and drinks were excellent. Our waitress was extremely gracious despite our impression that they may have been short staffed (took a bit before she was able to get to us). Definitely planning to go back again.

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AM
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

What a lovely meal in such a wonderful setting. Can't believe I have never been to
Harvest before, but I will certainly be back...

The Bloody Mary was very disappointing...served in a tiny glass with no olives or celery!

The table next to ours had celery, olives, etc.

This is my only complaint...

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OT
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

What a fantastic experience!! Very attentive waitstaff and wonderful food! We had the carrot side and the broccoli side. Both with just the right flavors. The roasted carrots had a harissa and goat cheese topping. The broccoli had a pesto with Pecorino cheese. I had the spring onion risotto which was perfect. My family had the lobster ravioli with asparagus and fennel! All of it wonderful. I can't recommend this place highly enough!! Will be coming back soon.

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P
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Very consistently good!

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MG
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Our waiter was prompt and attentive. Food arrived quickly. Carrot appetizer was very good as was swordfish. Heater on above table on patio- a bit warm but not too much heat.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wonderful in every way.

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RH
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food with attention to detail. Very nice presentation. Servers seemed to figure out the tempo that we wanted, and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the meal. If we had wanted faster, I think they would have accommodated. My only complaint is that the beer selections did not move very far beyond a selection of IPAs. I would like to see more of an effort to pair good local beers with the locally sourced food.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Good food but we waited a verily long time for main meal.

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HB
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The manager, Rebecca is truly lovely and accommodating. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful and understood our time constraints.
The young man who sat us was helpful and kind. All of the staff were friendly. The cocktail choices are fun, and they will make a brandy alexander adding ice cream. Sides big enough to share.
A favorite place for us when in Cambridge.

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LK
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Still crazy enjoyable after all these years. Miraculously Harvest keeps its edge and appeal. Over several decades we've enjoyed the food, the space, the sense of place. Even if we had no history with the Harvest, it's still one of the loveliest dining options in the city.

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O
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

An amazing dinner! For our anniversary and we got a nice chocolate script added to our dessert that said “Happy Anniversary”.

The in house made whole wheat sourdough is delicious.
The rosemary fries were so good - really strong rosemary flavor and served with Parmesan shavings.

The beet pasta was delicate and tasty. The fresh mint and parsley was a good touch.

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