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Harvest

4.6
2975 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(617) 868-2255
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tyler Kinnett
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On the walkway between Mt. Auburn and Brattle
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Parking details
Valet offered on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Partially validated parking at University Place Garage on University Avenue. Metered Street parking available.
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Public transit
Red Line, Harvard Square T Stop
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Happy Mother's Day! Harvest will be serving a very special 3-course Prix Fixe menu for $65 per person on Mother's Day. We also do require credit card guarantees on these busy holidays. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2975 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent & very professional service - a relaxing place!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and excellent service thanks to the manager, Jeff!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I'll break down comments by food categories:
--appetizers: beet salad and triple-cream brie were both very good
--entrees: fish-based food was quite good; procheta was most disappointing. The latter seemed to be missing promised adornments and lacked appealing taste.
--desserts: the highlight of the meal
When we arrived, the noise level did not accommodate table conversation, but it dropped sufficiently as the first seating filtered out of the restaurant.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

The cost was exorbitant considering the mediocre quality of some of the food and uneven quality of all of the food. The best dishes were the Oysters (can't mess that up) and the dessert (lemon tart). The service was strange. Not bad, but very strange and uncomfortable. And the food was a huge disappointment, and at very high prices. You can do much better than this in Cambridge. Harvest has gone downhill, way downhill. Go to Fat Hen for a great value and consistently excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal brunch. Food was exceptional and prices very reasonable for the quality, care, location and innovativeness. Service was exceptional; beautiful ambiance. There was a pop-up donut event, too, which was very exciting and special. A better brunch than any we have had in town in terms of food, experience and originality (compared to Cafe Luna, Trident, Tatte, Flour, etc). We will return here often!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was excellent, and so were the cocktails.

My only gripe was that on a Saturday night, at 8:45pm, the place was half empty. It took us 45 minutes after ordering to even get our appetizers. Over an hour before we had our entrees. There was one large group in attendance which our waiter put the blame for the kitchen getting backed up.

Our waiter was attentive and did proactively apologize for the delay, but still. Saturday night with the restaurant half empty! Our appetizer was a cheese plate that doesn't involve any cooking or baking.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We felt like an after thought with our server. It was later. But no excuse.
Small portions.....well... the ‘potato/sidestepped’ portion was very small portioned. I’d call it ‘scant’ when ITS POTATO.... food mains were out of the world good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Top notch service, friendly staff, delicious ingredients. A Harvard Square classic. Cozy and classy.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Highly recommend for outstanding food and cocktails, great service, lovely setting. The patio area is now open and the new Spring menu is fabulous. The spring onion risotto with morels is pretty special.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food for lunch was excellent; the New England clam chowder the best I've had in years. But the service was slow and inattentive. It's a nice lunch spot if you have lots of time and do not mind having to wave down the waiter to place your order and to get the check.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I really enjoy this place and return whenever I go back to Cambridge. Always great food and friendly atmosphere. We had chicken and swordfish off the refreshed menu, and great oysters. Server and sommelier were excellent. Interesting wine list. Two suggestions: bring back the veal chops and add Aberlour to your single malt choices. Thanks for maintaining great quality year after year.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Harvest is at home and luxurious refuge, and certainly a splurge for a friend

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great !!
love the Sunday brunch.
Food great and the relaxing atmosphere is perfect for a Sunday.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food excellent. A bit noisy. Attractive no more to say. If you require words to fit your parameters people won’t do reviews.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have been looking forward to The Harvest since being a graduate student at Harvard 20 years ago. Fast forward to 2018 and I - now with wife and child in tow - was really excited to finally go to the Harvest. As an architect, the space is particularly important to the modernist architecture movement. It was nice to see that the famous outdoor patio remains as truthful to its legendary stature. Now that’s where everything was relatively flat - from service to the overall quality of the meal. Servers and wait staff seemed somewhat unprepared. My meal was a bit greasy and heavy. Similar response from my spouse. In all, great to be there, but hope for a better performance from the staff and kitchen in the next round. The Harvest has been one of the few originals left standing in Harvard Sq and as an alum and local, I sincerely wish them the best and will be rooting for The Harvest to be around for another half century!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Appetizers and entree excellent. Dessert weaker. I only had sorbet but wafer extra puny. An edible flower or herb sprig pairing would've lifted presentation. Fantastic service, from the second we stepped through the door.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I had venison that was superb.
Passion fruit dessert was light and great to share.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food was both beautifully plated and delicious. We went there for the Boston Dine-Out week, and all of the prix fixe options that we had were delicious - and that is coming from 2 vegetarians! The ambiance and service was also just as fantastic as the food. Definitely recommend a trip to Harvard for this one!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was great, and the service impeccable. The staff was very attentive but not intrusive, just the right balance. Perfect. We really enjoyed the evening and DEFINITELY will come back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good all around

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We love this place, have visited frequently over many years, and have never been other than delighted with what it delivers.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had the Boston Restaurant Week menu and the paella was cold. I go here often and felt I was second class, even though I just thought the menu sounded inviting.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had dinner for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Service and food were great! The only down side was our table, were in a corner table which was very close to another table...Overall a great experience!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great night out. Had three small plates an entree that we split all tasty and unique. Very nice night out will go back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

delicious dinner ! courteous staff....a tad "noisy"

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We always dine at Harvest when visiting Boston. It’s one of the events we most look forward to.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The decor was modern, but very enjoyable. The food and house drinks were amazing, the presentation as well as the quality of the ingredients. Our server was very personable and treat us like best friends. I’ll look forward to return many times.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Cambridge! Always great service, great food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We were there for a birthday celebration and despite not ordering desert, they brought out some tasty sea salt caramels for us.

I personally had the venison and it was scrumptious.

They were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Pre-concert dinner was great. Very attentive and knowledgeable service. Outstanding cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pre-theater gang

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. Been coming back for years and it seems to be even better every time!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had an amazing family memorial dinner at Harvest. The staff was incredibly kind and understanding as my family experienced a wide range of emotions as we paid tribute to a family member that was scheduled to have dinner with us.
Now onto the food, various members had the crab bisque, the beet & brie plate and the salmon crudo plate for appetizers. They were all outstanding. For meals we had the monk fish, the strip steak special, Giannone chicken, whole wheat rigatoni and a shrimp cocktail. All were well flavored with well selected sides. The presentation of all of these dishes was incredible.
For dessert we selected the chocolate decadence plate and the lemon tart. The plates were wiped clean.
As we were walking away from the restaurant, we decided that this may become an annual journey for us to honor our lost family member and enjoy the delicious dishes at this lovely restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Harvest is reliably excellent. The food is exceptional, cocktails are some of the best in town, and the wine list seemingly has hundreds of options at all price ranges. I appreciate the various settings the restaurant has to offer, the bar is great but so are the restaurant seating areas and the patio. The staff and GM are personable and welcoming and offer a high level of hospitality without being pretentious. The desserts take it over the top, both inventive and delicious. I wish I could stop by and pick up a container of sorbet, it's that good.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience!!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

My girlfriend and I enjoy Harvest. It never fails to deliver good food. She loves it there .

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and service was great. Only three things that I didn't like: 1) bloody mary was watered down, not that great. 2) Women's bathroom stalls are tiny, my knees almost hit the stall door when seated, 3) They played the same 3 songs on repeat for most of our brunch, which was distracting.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We went to Harvest after purchasing a Gilt City voucher. Sat at the bar. Service was good, food was great. Drinks mediocre. Definitely want to come back in the warmer weather and sit outside on the gorgeous back patio.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Phenomenal experience! From the service to the atmosphere to every bite of food I had -- hands down the best birthday dinner I've ever had. Thank you so much!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First time @ Harvest - very nice experience! great ambience, classy without pretention. I took my elderly parents out to lunch and they were very pleased. good service, and very good food.

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