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About Harvest

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.

44 Brattle Street (on the walkway)
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
On the walkway between Mt. Auburn and Brattle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 868-2255

Website:
http://www.harvestcambridge.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet offered on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Partially validated parking at University Place Garage on University Avenue. Metered Street parking available.

Public Transit:
Red Line, Harvard Square T Stop

Executive Chef:
Tyler Kinnett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Harvest! We'll be offering a special four-course menu for $85, with wine pairings for $115. Join us for the celebration!

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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.

Harvest Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.0

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Good for a Date (33)
Local Ingredients (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Business Meals (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Seasonal (27)
Cozy (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Romantic (24)
Healthy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Casual (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Organic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Pretty place. The clam chowder upset my stomach and my dining partners didn’t feel great after lunch either.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Pretty space, good food, polished service, good and fairly priced wine list, nothing not to like.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Weekday reservation - arrived on time, yet our overwhelming sense was that they wanted us in and out as fast as possible. From asking if they could clear our plates while we clearly were mid-meal, to not even asking if we wanted to see a dessert menu. It was bizarre service, pretty much from when we arrived. And it wasn’t just one person - it was at least 3. Did not plan to complain, but since you asked for a review, here it is.
To be fair, the food was excellent.
But I have never felt less welcome in a restaurant before. So, will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

There was an amazing spaghetti squash dish on the specials menu the night we were there. The dish contained meat. Between the waiter and manager, they were able to have the chef prepare a vegetarian version specifically for my dietary needs. It was FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for a lovely evening!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We knew from prior experience that the meal would be pricey but we expected the food to be really good. Three of us had the seafood in broth and we were all disappointed, some more than others. I thought it was very bland and rather meager in quantity. I should have asked for some crushed red pepper or something like that to jazz it up.
One of my twenty-something nephews ordered the beef dish and the other ordered the sea bass. They were both happy I think but would have been too polite to complain about anything. This place has a very comfortable noise level and it was a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the evening. But we spent almost $500 for the five of us and the food was definitely overpriced. Won't be back for quite a while.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The brunch menu was too limited with most menu items containing pork products--not conducive to those who do not eat pork nor who are vegetarian.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything about this dining experience was sublime. Thank you Harvest. Lovely evening

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always wonderful. So consistent in the quality of food and service. The fireplace in the back room is lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Although we enjoyed a lovely evening. I taught the wait staff 'hovered' a little to much. Therefore, interrupting our conversation a little to often.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Perfect lunch. Terrific waiter. Harvest wonderful as ever for thirty plus years. Yipes!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wonderful way to ring in my husband’s 60th birthday! Dessert was superb. Bravo to the pastry chef!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I found the menu to be so unappetizing that I left without ordering. The food must be excellent because the choices are not. I have been coming to the Harvest since it opened but I shall not be back for food until the menu changes. Exceptionally disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Harvest - what an institution! I have been going here for over 25 years. Back then they were one of the only really inventive restaurants around, and despite the explosion of the restaurant scene in Cambridge in the past 15 years, it remains a favorite as they stay fresh, and never fail to please. The service is wonderful. If it is a special occasion - even just "we stopped in to celebrate that my cancer scan showed no new bad things" - they bring champagne on the house and treat you like kings and queens all night. But even if you say "I am here with a friend, catching up!" they still treat you like royalty (though maybe no gratis champagne). The food is consistently excellent, with a superb variety of kinds of dishes. I just love the venison - it is perfectly done with superb flavors. I eat out about 3-5 nights a week at mostly upper end restaurants. Harvest is a bit too pricey for regular dining, but it is definitely worth the occasional splurge, just because. So glad they have stayed at the top of their game!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful staff and excellent food. The atmosphere is nice and dark at night (relaxing and romantic) with a low noise level. The bar and kitchen are very accommodating and everything is simply done well.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I've been eating at Harvest since the 1970s. After the past ten or so years of disappointing meals and poor service, we had a top-notch experience most recently. Our waiter was perfect: friendly, welcoming, knew the menu well, delivered the food promptly, but not at all intrusive and did not rush us. The food - especially the special salad and the regular roast chicken dish - was excellent. I'm hopeful that Harvest is back! Now just bring back the original Marimekko fabric on the bench seats, since it's finally back in fashion!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely everything about this restaurant is fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was a joy from the moment we entered and the attention we received from the hostess.
Our waiter was attentive, warm and explained in detail any questions we had.

Now to the food and presentation of how plated>>>>>absolutely fantastic, equal to many of the 5 star restaurants we have dined at.

The desserts looked like paintings from the museum and even tasted better than that.

We left b y making new years reservations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding! I was having dinner with a friend visiting from Rochester, and her husband is a chef. My friend was excited about the menu, and our waiter answered a lot of questions and made good recommendations for wine and food. We had a 3-hour dinner. We also ran into several friends from different times in my life--some of whom were seated at the bar and others a table away. It was a nice feeling to be in good company and to be enjoying good food. The lobster dish was very good--only complaint was that there was very little lobster!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have been dining at Harvest since 1973 and this was my best meal ever. The seasonings, and the presentation were outstanding. The service was friendly and prompt. That atmosphere is European and cozy. Our top restaurant in Cambridge and for that matter the US.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

On this occasion, Harvest was not any better than average for food ( overdone), service ( waiter may have not served food immediately) and disappeared several times. Usually this a local place I love to visit and do so frequently.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Harvest is a perfect hideaway that avoids the “noise” of Harvard Square - with good food you’d expect from a restaurant with white table cloths. “Relaxing.” “Comfortable.” “Tasteful.”

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Haven't been to Harvest in a while and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Great restaurant in Harvard Square with an interesting and delicious menu! Everything was fantastic and the desserts were outstanding, creative and beautiful! Glad we made the visit...will be back on our rotation!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I'd like to see a few more vegan options on the menu

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great fresh food with attentive service. Very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Outstanding food. The courses tasted wonderful and had some innovation on old standards. I got the venison leg on a pumpkin polenta and it was surprising and delicious. The dessert was OUT OF THIS WORLD - 'candied' apple which I cannot possibly begin to describe. It was stunningly beautiful and tasted even better than it looked. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent meal. Rare that a restaurant can remain so vital and forward-looking after decades, and also rare for a restaurant to maintain such an excellent kitchen for so long. A very, very good choice.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This continues to be my favorite 'go to' place in Harvard Square, as the experience is always consistent on many levels: Ambiance, Food, Service. This time, it was a business dinner, and Tim made me look like a rock star for wine choices (It was all him!). Thank you, Tim!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Harvest never disappoints. The food is always tasty and the service is friendly and efficient. My friend and I were there for lunch. She had the lentil soup, and I had the French onion. We shared the housemade buratta and beet salad. And we enjoyed a cappuccino. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very nice menu, food well prepared, and service was exceptional. Hard to talk about ambience, as we were seated towards an end, I think. It kind of winds around, so hard to say exactly what the ambience is. The prices are moderately expensive. It seems like a special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dependably good food and service. Unlike the trend to "lively" (read loud) settings, Harvest remains a good place to converse while eating in pleasant surroundings.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Hadn't been there for at least 20 years, and it was even better than we remembered. Tim was an excellent server, and sent the manager to the wine cellar to find the special bottle of wine we ordered - and he did! Sitting outside in November was a treat too!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The service was perfect - hosts extremely accommodating re: outdoor heater temperature (adjusted for us) and music level (adjusted for us).
My dinner was an A+, my friends' dinners an A-.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The appetizers and main entrees were all perfectly cooked and elegantly presented. Much creativity. The crowd that comes to Harvest is the academic button-down WASPy group so don’t expect a dowsing evening. Just plain excellent food and fine service. Dinner will run you with wine about $100/pp. I thought the desserts were just so so. Nothing really to write home about.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were greeted in a friendly, pleasant fashion, given the best table in the place, and cosseted with great, thoughtful service. The food was wonderful. Everything arrived promptly and perfectly prepared. There was a birthday involved, and the chef rearranged the dessert to write Happy Birthday in chocolate and include a candle. Everyone had a wonderful time. It couldn't have been nicer!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Harvest is always a good bet for a special meal. Food is delicious and service is efficient but non intrusive. I took a chance on the venison special and it was delicious. I recommend Harvest.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Disappointing brunch with terrible service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been celebrating special events at Harvest for some 40 years now, and it never disappoints. It had changed through the years, but has maintained its quality, its welcoming atmosphere, and its wonderful food through every iteration. A Cambridge treasure! Long may it reign.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was excellent. Had the strip steak and it was perfectly prepared. My wife had the lobster and it was delicious. The server was knowledgeable and helpful when asked. One tip- save room for dessert and order two.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always good. Service is quite variable. Back room good for conversation or more privacy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our fourth or fifth visit to Harvest and it is fabulous every time we are there. The food changes seasonally and is always amazing. The service is good and the ambiance is very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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