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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

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Creative Cuisine (41)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for a Date (38)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Cozy (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Business Meals (22)
Seasonal (21)
Notable Wine List (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Healthy (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Organic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

My Mom saw this restaurant on a list of restaurants to check out in Massachusetts. We went for lunch and couldn’t be happier. The service was outstanding, atmosphere was great (fireplaces, plenty of room at your table) and the food was exceptional. Do yourself a favor and go here!!

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We chose this because it is near a concert we were attending at Sanders Theater, so we were dining early. The food was very good -- not super special, but very good. The service was pleasant but the wait for the main course was extremely long. Not dangerously so for our plans bc we left a lot of time, but it was very slow.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The new lunch menu is not nearly as good as the old lunch menu! (please lose the greasy potato chips).

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a great evening and meal. There over 2 hours and time stood still. Attentive but not intrusive waiter and unique food.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We dined at Harvest for Valentines day. The experience was wonderful. Food was top notch, ambience and staff were outstanding. We will be returning soon.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fine but not very creative. Service was excellent. Very romantic ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Came here for a date night. Promptly shown to table. Ordered two cocktails, an appetizer, two entrees, and two sides, and we were asked if we wanted bread. Though we answered yes, it didn't ever come. Cocktails came promptly and were good. The appetizer of Beatrix brie arrived, and it was excellent and a highlight of the evening. As our appetizer was cleared, we ordered a second round of drinks to come with our entrees. Our entrees arrived a bit later, but our sides weren't there. We had to remind our waiter that we had ordered them, and though we had hoped they were merely forgotten in the window by the runner, they actually hadn't been put in at all. It took a good chunk of time for them to come out, at which point our half-eaten entrees had gotten a bit lukewarm. The carrot and goat cheese side was another highlight of the evening, but it would have been much more enjoyable matched with the entrees we wanted to mix it in with. Overall, inattentive and forgetful service negatively impacted what would have otherwise been a pretty excellent meal and rendered it just pretty good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice setting, bland food. That sums it up. Harvest disappoints more than it delights these days.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed out lunch. The cocktails were good. Our lobster rolls were fresh and delicious. Salads were tasty. Our server, Jasmine, was just right.
A happy dining experience all around.
Cheers to Harvest!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

After all these years Harvest continues to deliver excellent and creative food. The staff is very helpful and attentive without being overly so.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall, a very nice evening.
We had to wait a bit too longs for the table, and the service was a bit off, but overall, it was lovely.
The most disappointing aspect was the bar-very inattentive and a bit brusque.
As my son is a bartender, I know the stress of that job, but also how it should be done...Friday night was not done properly!
Given that experience, I would NOT recommend sitting/eating at the bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Friendly staff, efficient and well timed service. Food was excellent, best monkfish I've ever had. Seafood tower appetizer tasted like they just jumped out of the water. Squash and burrata was unique in my experience, and delicious. Wonderful meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Celebrating birthdays with friends we picked Harvest. Our table was in the corner of a glass walled room with a view of the fireplace. From the bread, to the wine, dinner and dessert it was the best experience I’ve had in a long time.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Steak was delicious.
Waiter was aware of theater times and ensured timely service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

From the moment we entered the a little out of the way restaurant we were treated warm friendly and professionally by all of the staff. We sat far from the open kitchen, a little quieter location but we were never ignored or left wanting of service. The wine list is excellent and extensive couple that with a very knowledgeable staff and wine selection was a most pleasant experience. We had several shared appetisers which were all very good particularly the pork pate’ . Main course were also excellent, stunning presentation and well balanced.
All and all a great dinner, in my opinion the best Harvard square has to offer.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice place - food could be significantly better

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing, from first course to dessert. Our server couldn't seem to be bothered with us. Our very standard meal, without alcohol, somehow took over 2 hours. The server kept mentioning and apologizing for "the delay" yet everyone around us seemed to be moved through with no hassle. Our pear galette dessert took 30 minutes to arrive after ordering. The server apologized after 20 minutes of waiting, but it still took another 10 to arrive. This was not warm, so it couldn't have been baked fresh. It was a tart with some ice cream, so nothing requiring fresh making. Our server no explanation whatsoever for this inexplicable delay and no offer to compensate. All of the tables around us received their desserts within minutes of ordering. It's really sad when the service can really sour the enjoyment of a meal at an institution that really should be an occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We were headed to the ART with my parents. The evening was a Christmas present for them. We reserved at Harvest because it is near the ART and we did not want them to have to walk far from dinner.
I was very pleased with our waitress and the food. It was delicious and we made it out in plenty of time to get to the theater in a relaxed manner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and great service
We go there pre- theatre and always enjoy ourselves. They are most attentive to our time constraints and even give a discount for theatre goers!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We ordered the falafel sandwich for lunch, and strangely enough the falafel was the worst I ever had, greasy toasted bread, bland recipe, and chips out of bag, there was a spear of pickles with it, not at all the expected quality, we ended leaving half of it though we were famished

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was a great experience. The food was excellent (the duck on the menu was perfectly cooked and so tasty!); the service was top-notch (very efficient but not overbearing); the decor very attractive.
Plus it was very easy to have a conversation, as the noise level was quite low. A huge plus!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went there and ordered the Steak and Frites off the bar menu. I wonder why with such a great steak, why the french fries are not crunchy and crispy but rather limp and soggy. Maybe they can up the quality of the fries to match the steak which was nicely prepared, flame broiled to perfection and really excellent as was the salad.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent all around. One of our party has severe allergies and the chef bent over backwards to accommodate. We eat out a lot with this person and I have never seen a chef do such an outstanding job in accommodating. Everything else was excellent: food, wine list and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I really appreciated the lunch-time portion sizes. Really delicious food that wasn't an overwhelming amount for midday dining.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a great Sunday brunch with the Smoked Salmon Benedicts.
The wait was a bit long but, as our server put it, "the food was worth the wait."
I enjoyed the quiet nature of the various dining areas, often hard to find!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful meal, fabulous service. Well prepared meals, primarily of local ingredients. Quite expensive, but well worth it for a special occasion. Recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Organic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant was more than helpful in meeting my vegan request on the pasta dish I wanted.
Compliments to the chef and gratitude to the waiter !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food and service. Chef Tyler is a master. Worth a trip to Boston just to eat there!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were late to our reservation and appreciated that our hostess held our table. This was very nice. The fold was good and our server was very good. It was, however, very cramped and noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Prices high for amount of food served: specifically the soup and the salmon course. The Chili looked ample. Desserts were much too sweet, and the "bread pudding" offering bore no resemblance in flavor or texture to any bread putting any of us have eaten.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

fabulous really memorable --the chef created a dish for me to address my need for GF --could not have been better

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Organic, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was as expected except for the bartender. He was either highly distracted, disengaged or simply incompetent. It would not stop us from returning, but if Daniel is behind the bar, I would not stay.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I took a work colleague out to a business lunch here at harvest and found the food to be impressive as usual, I have been coming here for almost 20 years now. the waiter must have been new, as he was not very assured of anything on the menu, and the wait times for everything from drinks, to food, to dessert was unacceptably long. these things happen, but it was surprising that the service was slowed down so much, luckily we didn't have any afternoon appts so it was ok to have the meal run long. overall a good restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love the location and history of the harvest - once was at the design epicenter in its day - always a great meal, warm cozy feel in the winter and a great patio I enjoy in the warmer weather. I look for any excuse to visit the Harvest - always have,

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Amazing service and food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Disappointed in the menu selections for lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have been eating at this restaurant since it opened. It has gone through many incarnations, all wonderful. However, this latest incarnation is by far at the top of the list. While the space has not changed much, making it a place you feel at home, the cuisine and the offerings have changed keeping pace with the times. Last night's experience was really tops. Our server was one we have enjoyed for years. Beverages were delicious. The food experience was outstanding as the presentation was eye candy and the food delicious. Happy to know I can eat there often as it is in my neighborhood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall it was very good experience! The food was amazing with appropriate serving sizes and service was friendly and quickly.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant is very popular and has been for many years. Unfortunately, their reputation is exploited and their charges are out of line with the quality of the meal, which was good but not exceptional. We did have a special for new year's eve and expected a higher than normal cost, but the actual cost was unreasonably high. The ambience was fine, but, again, not exceptional in any way. We would not be inclined to return for a dinner. I have had lunches at The Harvest before, and might do so again after making a cost/benefit appraisal, since equal quality is widely available in Cambridge at more reasonable prices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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