Harvest

4.7
3316 reviews
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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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Harvest has designed a special $65 prix-fixe menu for Easter with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Enjoy wine pairings each course for an additional $30. We look forward to celebrating Easter with you!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible!

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter, great ambiance

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TM
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable as always. Food is wonderful and yet still seems to get better every time we visit!

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CC
New England
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always high quality. IT was a quiet evening—spring break. But we didn’t mind because we wanted to have good conversation. Bartender was very nice helpful and appropriately attentive.

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R
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great find thru Open table.
Food was amazing.
Service courteous.
Will definitely visit again when we come to visit our college kids.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, wine recommendation was great. Service was excellent. Parking is very easy if you use the valet. We're definitely coming back!

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and setting. Some food was a little overpriced by standards of other restaurants in the area. Too many servers asked repeatedly if everything was ok, causing interruptions. Overall, very good.

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S
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented, and the service was some of the best we have seen in Cambridge. Looking forward to another enjoyable evening at Harvest!

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CM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is good - upscale veggie and grains seem to be their focus. The services was disappointing. The wait staff was overpoweringly self-important in a way that really interfered with the meal. I think they are trying too hard and serving a 2 course meal in less than 45 minutes was such a rush that I won't be back.

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MS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nearby table of seven shrieking women made the environment almost unbearable. Whatever happened to using one’s indoor voice?

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KO
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Attentive service and great food!

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AL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

So good. So dependable. Love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was wonderful. The servers made egregious errors that left us both unhappy with the experience. 1. When the entree was brought, the server picked up our dirty plates and stacked them in his arms, while setting our entrees down.
2. Although there were only 2 of us, the server cleared one entree plate before the other person had finished eating.
3. The server then came back and tried to take the plate of a person who was still eating.
4. While they were still eating, the server handed the check to the other person, whose plate had been taken too early.
Really terrible, particularly the stacking of the plates and putting the check down before we were done!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating at Harvest. It was a memorable meal in every way. Thank you for such a lovely experience.

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful before theater venue. Interesting food. Low noise level even when full.

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BA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My college roommate was in town and it was restaurant week, so we settled on Harvest for a leisurely lunch. What a great choice! We opted for the prix fixe restaurant menu choosing the apple fennel soup to start, followed by cassoulet, and frangipane dessert. The apple fennel soup was simply elegant, much like a fine wine. As we savored it, a range of flavors developed across our palates. What a superb gastronomic experience! The cassoulet arrived piping hot. The duck leg and upper joint were perfectly done--crispy skin and moist and richly flavorful meet. Paired with the hearty bean stew, it was a feast. The frangipane cake was just a complex as the soup, dense and tart with the lemon curd and wonderfully paired with a wafer thin coconut cookie and a perfectly sized small portion of cinnamon ice cream. Even the decaf coffee was excellent. Each course was both outrageously delicious and artfully presented. My only disappointment was that the service was a bit too rushed for the amount of talking my lunch partner and I needed to do to catch up on months of happenings in our lives. The cassoulet came before we had finished our soup. Otherwise, everything was poetic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Hope to come again next time I’m in Boston!

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Harvard Square. There isn't anything about this restaurant that is not perfect! I recommend The Harvest to anyone who appreciates unique and delicious food.

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for a wonderful meal! We loved the fennel apple soup and the cod with delicious chowder. the service was excellent.

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GS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I took a group of six colleagues to dinner a few nights ago and was very disappointed. The menu was uninviting (two fish dishes, hake and haddock, neither a very high quality fish; too much red meat); in fact there was not one dish I really wanted to order. I ended up with the hake and found it edible only. A month ago, when the menu was the very same, I ordered a winter vegetable stew. It too lacked any sparkle. The desserts, by contrast, were excellent - 6 of us shared 3 - but they added over $30 to the bill. The service was professional, but not personal or warm or friendly. Can we get the waiters to smile, please, and be less stuffy? The ambiance was, well, a lot of older people. Not very inviting to a younger crowd. I ended up paying $350 for a non-memorable experience (that included only $60 for one bottle of wine). Never again.

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RG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really fine meal, served during Dine Out week, so a great value as well.

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RG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place with Interesting menu choices. The oysters were fresh and delicious. Haddock was moist and delicious served with seasonal vegetables. Nice specialty cocktail menu. Great for before the theater.

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ZY
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for the first time during Dine Out Boston. The fixed menu was amazing; along the three courses (carrot tagliatelle, arctic char, brioche frangipane), the experience just kept getting better and better. Service was excellent, as well.

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relatives from out of town

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ET
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the space, the attentive service and consistently excellent food.

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OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the deconstructed dessert for the birthday!

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JF
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and lovely food. Good for students and parents.

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PH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot sets the standard, marrying “foodie” culinary height with the elegance and crack service that people of the world expect from Boston. Bravo to GM Jeff and his team.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually share an appetizer, but last time, we enjoyed the scallops so much that we each wanted one. We shared a copious and delicious beet salad and a main dish of hake, octopus, and calamari. YUM!

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KV
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Music was a little loud, but perhaps because we were in the corner by the speakers. The food was AMAZING and the waitress was top notch. Thank you!!

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Harvest remains such a consistently excellent place for a meal. We’ve been going there for years. This visit was for brunch. We had a very good experience. The only reason this isn’t a straight five is that the chili was not as good as everything else. Hard to drain it for all palettes. Otherwise so good.

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CY
New England
52 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had brunch for four, all of us with very different desires and all pleased with choices and end result. Harvest is very comfortable and has both reliable brunch options as well as new and interesting dishes. A la cart instead of a pricey buffet is a deal in the end. Will go back for brunch. We are regulars for dinner, this was first for brunch.

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j
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious lobster rolls in a cozy setting! Everyone enjoyed their meal

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was artful and delicious. The service attentive but not intrusive. Really one of best dinners and dining experience I’ve had in Boston. Highly recommend it and looking forward to going back!

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E
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dinner that exceeded expectations. Truly a fine dining experience.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sunday roast was excellent. They were very good about splitting dishes so that we could try a variety of dishes.

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EP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harvest had some of the best service we’ve ever experienced. Knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. The wine selection was outstanding and the food was just as good. The venison was cooked to perfection and the pastry chef was amazing. This was our first time here and we plan on going back.

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SQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the food was delicious and everyone in our party was well-satisfied. I thought that the Half-Tower of seafood could have been a little more generous. There were some guests present who looked like they were dressed for ditch-digging. Maybe some kind of dress code might be called for?!

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JR
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise level in the back room is delightful. The service is attentive. We both loved the food and the atmosphere. For one of the oldest restaurants in Cambridge it is impressive that they have stayed on their game, rather than becoming a boring standby. Well done. Keep up the good work. Is it inexpensive? No. But that is not a surprise. The wine list is good too. Enjoy.

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