Harvest

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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 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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New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was average. Service was satisfactory. Price was high for quality of food

LL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious..every bite was special and different. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

Harvest
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much Laura! Jeff O GM Harvest

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P
New England
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual and outstanding describe the food. Great place, exceptional service and a unique ambiance.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Paul!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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TM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harvest is such a special place for us! We had our going-away brunch for our wedding here last year and were taken such good care of that we go back for special occasions like our anniversary on Sunday. The manager remembers us and the service and food remain excellent, they even comp’d our desserts! Love this place and can’t say enough.

Harvest
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much Tom! Your just as special to us. We look forward to your next visit! Jeff O GM Harvest

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LL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with girlfriends. Delicious food, and a server who was super kind about reminding us we had limited time if we wanted to make our show (we were headed to the theater). All around great experience for us!

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Lisa! Jeff O GM Harvest

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BB
New England
68 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love – truly love – this restaurant. I have always found the interior to be extremely elegant (in a casual way) and comfortable. The menu is beautifully designed, with just the right number of choices, and every dish I have ever had has been marvelously prepared. The red fish, haddock and porchetta we ordered were no exception - all superbly prepared, as were our firsts (pork belly, sweet corn panna cotta) and desert (eclairs).

While we have not had significant service issues in the past, I will say that the service this visit was a little manic. Being at a table in the center of the room may have had something to do with this, But it felt as if there were servers of every description swirling around us the entire time, in some instances removing things that have just been placed. The manager took our order, and when it was served, not one of the three dishes was placed in front of the right person. Don’t get me wrong: this didn’t really affect our meal or diminish our love of Harvest, but I think it’s worth mentioning because you’re paying $250 for three people.

Love. This. Place.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much, your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate you taking the time to write this review. I love that you love Harvest! We look forward to your next visit and to making sure you have a great experience. Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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DR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Sat outside. Very pleasant. They were aware that most people were seeing a show at 730 and were very efficient.

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Deborah!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's just a very reliable, very pleasant restaurant with good food and good service. That's why it has been around for so long.

Harvest
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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P
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely waitress, lovely setting, quiet. Food "pretty" good, some dishes were better than others. We enjoyed ourselves and felt comfortable and welcome. We will be back.

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Pamela, we're glad you had a good time and we look forward to your next visit! Jeff O GM Harvest

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has amazing food, great staff, and nice ambience.

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Brice! We are so glad to have you dine with us. Jeff O GM Harvest

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NB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere!

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Nathaniel! Jeff O GM Harvest

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always stay in Cambridge for the night when we transition between the Vineyard and San Francisco. We have tried other restaurants over the years but always come back to Harvest.

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much Sara! Jeff O GM Harvest

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K
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance!!! Definitely worth a visit. We started with a charcuterie platter, the cheeses were spectacular, especially the blue cheese. My husband had a seafood dish with scallops and loved it. I had the salmon special with crab, really good. We were stuffed but had to try dessert, we got the eclairs, I think they called the reclairs, very good!

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much Kat21!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic menu and wine list that just gets better and better.

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for dining with us David!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The innovative choices on the menu made an interesting change from the approach that many chefs take. The salmon dish was particularly good.

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much Pete!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The chicken in the quick luncheon special was overcooked

Harvest
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Delilah please ask for me your next visit when making your reservation so I can make sure everything is perfect. Jeff O GM Harvest

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DO
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent restaurant. The food was superb, the service was great and the ambiance was glorious. We will definitely come back.
David Olsen

Harvest
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you so much David!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I remember when Harvest opened and I couldn't afford it. Now I can and it has held up very well.

Harvest
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you! Jeff O GM Harvest

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great ambience and everyone was very pleasant, but service was slow despite their reassurances that they would get us right out the door for our 7:30 PM show (we had 6 PM reservations). Also the food was not special. My duck was gamey, which was a first for me in a fine dining establishment. Not recommended.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk more about your experience. Please contact me at the restaurant at 617-868-2255. I look forward to speaking with you. Jeff Osowski GM Harvest

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful late afternoon brunch/lunch. The food was delicious, and the service attentive . We sat on the patio. It was open air, but not open to the street, so it felt very private, like a backyard party, but without the insects. Just what we wanted. Our party of four all agreed, we would return again soon. It is now on our list of go-to places.
But be forewarned. Parking is a bit tricky. Cambridge has a pay by phone app, which takes 6 minutes to download on the street by the meter, get through all the menu screens and personal info requests. But alas, it doesn't matter because in the end, the system doesn't provide up to date info to the parking police, so they ticket you anyway.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much!! We also validate a few dollars off your parking at University Place garage, Charles Hotel Garage and the Harvard Square garage. Jeff O GM Harvest

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NT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have gone to Harvest many times over many years. This visit was disappointing. The food was mediocre and the service was too. Long wait for food, our server disappeared for long stretches, we had to ask for basics like cutlery when we got new courses, and most of the food was not up to usual standards. We will return because we know this is not what Harvest is usually like but if it had been our only visit, we would not return.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Im sorry to read about your experience and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in more detail. I'll be sending you a private message with my contact information so we can connect. I look forward to hearing from you. Jeff O GM Harvest

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RG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around, as always. The Dine Out Boston menu was very reasonably priced, and absolutely delicious.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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HC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Especially the food and wait staff.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much Holly!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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EG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Harvest is a trusted old standby, nice atmosphere, good service, usually good food. On this occasion, I thought the porchetta was pretty rough.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thanks for your feedback ErnestG, it always helps. I'll be sure to review it with Chef Tyler!! Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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NM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been a few years since we were last at Harvest and it was just as good as we remembered it to be. Our 11 year old daughter was with us and the food appealed to her as well.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much! Im glad we were a hit with your daughter too. :) Jeff O GM Harvest

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate outdoors which was lovely. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Servers were attentive. All in all a relaxing, enjoyable dinner.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you Michelle!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Harvest is always reliable for excellent dining, service and ambiance.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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n
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at The Harvest for the lst time in many years this week on the outdoor patio, and it did not disappoint! Everything was excellent. Congratulations for having an well trained waitstaff. ... Helpful and professional and polite. Loved eating outdoors! And having heat lamps, they can serve well into Winter!! Will definitely return in the near future and recommend to friends

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you! Yes, the patio heat lamps are cozy!! I'm glad you had a good time. Jeff O GM Harvest

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Y
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant for a birthday lunch during move in day. We ordered from the three course menu. Excellent food! We loved sitting outside on the patio. Now we have a place to go for a wonderful meal when visiting our son.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to having you back. Please ask for me your next visit, I'd love to say hi. Jeff O GM Harvest

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this dining experience. If we lived locally, we would come all the time. Have already recommended it to friends if they happen to be in the cambridge area.
Bravo!!

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harvest never disappoints. I’ve been enjoying the restaurant for years. Thank you Harvest for maintaining the high quality of food, atmosphere and service that makes you a perennial stand out.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank You SandyM!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had two meals at Harvest in the past two weeks. One was a weeknight business dinner with clients, which featured outstanding seafood and friendly, attentive service. The second meal was Sunday brunch, which was horrible, including a server who was entirely absent once we ordered. I have enjoyed this restaurant for years, but the brunch experience was so bad that I wouldn't go again for any meal. The place is obviously slipping.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Im sorry to read about your experience and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in more detail. I'll be sending you private message with my contact information so we can connect. I look forward to hearing from you. Jeff O GM Harvest

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B
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Going to the Harvest is a great treat! Excellence in every category! We loved our last lunch there!

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
110 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lunch with a friend who was about to go away for a year. We ate outdoors on a lovely day. The seasonal specials attracted us, as did the tasty wines and delicious desserts. The service was wonderful, and we look forward to meeting there again in a year for lunch.

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much! Jeff O GM Harvest

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LJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the Boston area. Consistently good!

Harvest
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you Laura!!! That means a lot to us. Jeff O GM Harvest

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D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and it was fantastic. Highly recommend!

Harvest
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank You!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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AD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Harvest for dinner in mid-August, so Cambridge is emptier than usual, as was the restaurant, which we found very pleasant. The service was excellent, attentive but not overpowering. All our food was very good - tasty, creative and fresh. We particularly liked the creamy chicken pate, a scallops and redfish entree and a delicious chocolate eclair with whipped caramel-flavored topping. It was altogether a very pleasant experience.

Harvest
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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SM
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The foie gras parfait was to die for.

Harvest
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you SwissMiss!! Chef Tyler Kinnett will be happy to read your review of his foie gras.. :) Jeff O GM Harvest

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SJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious meal at Harvest! Fresh ingredients, delicious flavors and a nice place to visit with friends. We were outside for lunch on Friday. There is some construction outside the restaurant so a bit of noise but never so much that we couldn't hear. Highly recommend. An oasis.

Harvest
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much Susan! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the patio. Jeff O GM Harvest

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fennel and cucumber gazpacho. So cool and inviting with it’s pale green color and creamy texture. A garnish of fresh, halved cherries was a surprisingly good accompaniment.
The jumbo shrimp cocktail was simply visually amazing and very tasty. Served with a zesty horseradish cocktail sauce it made a lovely, light main course.
The service was gracious, friendly and well paced.

Harvest
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for your review Cheryl! Jeff O GM Harvest

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