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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.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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
On the walkway between Mt. Auburn and Brattle
$31 to $50
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Valet offered on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Partially validated parking at University Place Garage on University Avenue. Metered Street parking available.
Red Line, Harvard Square T Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
Harvest has been around for a long time, but never gets old. It's upscale, but not overwhelmingly so. It's favorite spot for Harvard administrators, faculty and parents. The atmosphere is animated but not too lively, and there are quiet corners, as well as great outside seating. The Caesar Salad (with added shrimp) was delicious, with a drizzle of balsamic, and the other salads looked delicious. Everything was fresh!
Had to give a "poor" for ambiance, because after we elected to sit outside the hostess brought us to a table that was directly over a vent for sewer gas. We commented to the waiter and he moved us, saying that often happens after it has rained. Every other table on the outside patio was available, so I don't know why they would even use that particular spot.
Sunday evening after Head Of The Charles we have come to love the tradition of the Harvest for dinner. We end our volunteer shifts and walk along the Cambridge side of the Charles and enjoy the calm, flat water reflecting Anderson bridge where just a few hours before the fastest boats in the world were competing in the Championship events. Now it's twilight and we head toward The Harvest to relax with a beautifully crafted cocktail or glass of wine and then a fabulous meal. It is the perfect conclusion to a wild and busy ( and FUN) weekend of racing . See you October 21, 2018. Until then....
We keep coming back to Harvest for great and interesting food. This weekend was Parent's Weekend and we had our kids and their friends at a large table. The service was attentive while unobtrusive. The food is always tops. One of our all time favorite restaurants.
Four of us were eating together. The main courses -- lobster pie, pork chop, sea bass -- ranged from breathtaking to very competent, in that order. The tortellini appetizer was not really edible -- undercooked tortellini served in a broth designed to generate instant edema. When we told the waiter we didn't much like it, he immediately took it away, brought us a superb green salad, and removed the charge from the bill. So overall, a really pleasant experience despite one underperforming dish.
Good restaurant in Cambridge which is not as lively as the usual haunts in the area and therefore a place to go for conversation. Service is helpful and food is wholesome with a touch of the trendy. They handle well tables of 7 and above. A little bit serious but that is a good thing if taking business colleagues for a meal. I took a group of overseas visitors which worked well. The menu is small but thought out. Choices included Venison, Chicken, Sea Bass and Lobster. Steak was also available. All nicely presented. Also portions are not overwhelming which is far more appetizing that dishes over flowing with food. You have a pleasant dinner without feeling that you have climbed a mountain.
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