Harvest

4.8
3866 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Saturday/Sunday Brunch with seating on our seasonal outdoor Garden Terrace. We highly recommend making a reservation, outside tables are available weather permitting and may be requested but cannot be reserved or guaranteed. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us for Mother's Day, where we are offering a 3 course prix fixe brunch and dinner menu for $65 from 10:30 to 8:30. Springtime cocktails, and first of season veggies featured on the menu!

What 3866 people are saying
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vipTommy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Harvest for almost 40 years, under several ownerships.
The food has always been wonderful and the service friendly and informed.
The ambience has changed over time, but has always maintained an elegant casualness that is perfect for its intentions.

We were particularly impressed with their adaptations for COVID safety.
Seating is well spaced and banquette dividers are so artfully designed that they are hardly noticed once one is seated. We felt extremely safe and were able to fully enjoy a delightful anniversary brunch without any worries about our safety.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever!

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Billy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is now one of my favorite brunch places in boston.

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JaneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Harvest is exceptional. We had a great brunch on the outside terrace, and will return again as soon as possible. The service was excellent and we felt very safe with distance between tables and other covid precautions.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance on the patio, but what stood out most was the service. The waitstaff was incredible! They were so attentive and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great experience.

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HellyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch spot and delicious food, great service. Outdoor seating is available

Harvest
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for the kind words! Beth Maguire Assistant General Manager

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vipWorldTraveller
New England
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner experience last night. Food and waitstaff were outstanding, and the hostess was friendly and exceptional in going the extra mile to accommodate our seating request. Both the halibut and lobster ravioli were winners! Try the pistachio cake.

Harvest
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much! It's always nice to hear that our entire team is working together successfully to ensure an enjoyable experience for our guests. We're thrilled your experience was so wonderful! Beth Maguire Assistant General Manager

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BarbaraH
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delightful, serene, relaxing, delicious, spacious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Birthday dinner as a couple

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FranW
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been going to the Harvest for years.This is our first time back since COVID. We dined on the patio with friends and it was fantastic!!! We will definitely return.

Harvest
Responded 12 hours ago

Welcome back, Fran, and thank you for the kind words! We look forward to taking care of you again and again. Beth Maguire Assistant General Manager

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vipjonespones
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all counts

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Grateful
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masterful food preparation. Delicious. Highly recommend.

JM
vipJohnM
New England
53 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to this restaurant for over 30 years and still remains one of my and my wife’s favorites in the Boston area.. it never disappoints!

Harvest
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you, John! We appreciate your business over the years and are thrilled to be a favorite still. Beth Maguire Assistant General Manager

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JeanP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Harvest for Easter dinner the past 4 years while our son is at Harvard. It has been wonderful every time we sit down for dinner. Excellent food & service!

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RachelO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Easter Brunch with my mom and brother. There was a pre-fixed menu with a great value. All parties felt the the food was delicious and unique. *The lobster & shrimp ravioli was amazing.* The outdoor patio was adorable and well heated. The fire places made the restaurant feel homey. Staff was pleasant, food and drinks came out in a timely manner.

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Plithmore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great time and food was amazing. Best place for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute patio with appropriate heaters for the early spring, service was very attentive and the food was delicious!

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LCDinner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service! We had dinner on the patio (salmon entree and lobster ravioli) and everything was great!

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vipTQRed
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and wine. Indoor tables are well spaced for safety.

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vipSamma121
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so amazing! We opted to sit on the patio despite the call for rain, but we got our meal in just in time. Our server was SO attentive and the food was delicious. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good. First time going and the brunch was out of this world. Service was awesome and the ambiance was perfect for a Saturday morning. 10/10.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite brunch spot! Great place to celebrate a special event or take friends and family when they come to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely
Great patio

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randi
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a sophisticated but unpretentious setting. Lovely courtyard. Efficient service. Fun

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipJSHU
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. One of my favorite spots to visit by myself or with others. Well worth a trip.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service made the meal. Excellent staff from front of house to my tremendous server.

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davido
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was when Harvest was only offering limited seating, so it was VERY quiet. We've been to Harvest many times, and the food this time was as superb as usual. Their kitchen has not suffered from being closed for covid, that is for sure! Service was excellent, and especially respectful of the need to follow best practices for the pandemic. This was our first family dinner in a restaurant in 13 months and we were not disappointed!

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LisaW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location delicious food excellent service killer table- we celebrated our nephew's acceptance to Harvard Law School here and hope to be back often while he is a student there

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff and food

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ElizabethE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect warm weather lunch destination! The combination of the overhead heaters and a cool breeze enhanced the experience. The food as always is just right-- quantities are never overwhelming, the options are creative and always well prepared. The Cool Weather Salad with chicken was a perfect end to a day of returning to normalcy at two old favorites, the MFA and Harvest. We will see you again soon!

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DebraN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a perfect place for dining, especially during the pandemic. The outside patio was gorgeous, complete with well placed heaters and other comforts. It was bright and beautiful. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. I rarely write reviews, but Harvest deserves a top level recommendation.

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vsacco
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just regret that I didn't find this place sooner. The outdoor dining ambiance, food and service were spectacular!

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JG0318
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recommend highly enough. Everything about our experience was incredible. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. The ambience of Harvest is lovely as well. Every part of our experience exceeded expectations and we will definitely be back.

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vipCourtneyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by the good and the amazing service! A gem of a spot!

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lulu
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff! The winter salad with salmon was particularly good and the house sauvignon blanc was an excellent value!

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Winnie
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest exceeded my expectations. I cannot find a fault in either the service or food provided. The ambience was also quiet and very cozy. We went here recently for my partner's birthday and the small touches that the staff added (table by fireplace, a few members coming by to say happy birthday) were invaluable to the experience. I would (and already have) recommended this to several people and anticipate a return in the future.

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Calschwartz
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have wanted to go here for years. Was not disappointed. Excellent food, service, ambiance.

Harvest
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate YOU! Jeff Osowski, GM

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vipKathryn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest is always lovely, and now especially it offered a bright, hopeful sign that our world- and the small pleasures of life - are returning. Service was delightful.