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Permanently Closed - Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City

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451 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar offers an under 500 calorie, seasonally changing, local farm-to-table menu, 50+ wines by the glass, seasonal cocktails and local beer. Every three months, Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar changes the menu to reflect the change of the seasons. Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar works with over 75 local farmers to source the freshest and highest quality products available.

At Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar the use of sustainable, organic and healthy ingredients doesn’t stop with the menu. From the organic cleaning products, to our recycled glass bar tops, and from our recycled paper products to the ink on our menus, we are a truly a green concept.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Wednesday -- 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
Lunch and Dinner: Thursday & Friday -- 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Lunch and Dinner: Saturday -- 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Farm to Table Brunch: Saturday & Sunday -- 10AM-3PM
Happy Hour: Monday -- Friday - 4PM - 6PM
Friday & Saturday -- 9PM - 11PM
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Phone number
(215) 662-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - University City can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Dayna Leib: (844) 632-6175
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Catering
Catering and Take-Out orders available. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information: 215. 662. 1100
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walnut Street
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Parking details
There is a large parking garage directly across the street as well as street metered parking.
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Entertainment
Acoustic music Thurs & Friday 7pm-10pm
DJ Thurs-Saturday 10pm-2am
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Special events & promotions
Host your special event at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar University City! Our elegant and large private dining room/upstairs bar is the perfect space to celebrate a birthday, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or Sunday brunch. Host corporate events to wow clients in an upscale, yet casual atmosphere with seasonally inspired dishes featuring fresh, local products. Contact us directly at 215. 662. 1100 or email Dayna (dleib@harvestseasonalgrill.com) for more details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.0
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3.7
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on January 14, 2017

It was closed. I set up the reservations a week ago for my sister's birthday. We all travelled to the city and paid for parking and the door said "closed for renovations." I was embarrassed and so disappointed. Someone should have contacted me.

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1.0Dined on January 8, 2017

I made this reservation days in advance hoping to get a good meal before returning home from a business conference. I arrived at the restaurant to find it CLOSED. I was never called or informed they would not be open. I'm highly disappointed in the lack of courteousy and professionalism. I will never eat there.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Food was delicious, ambiance was awesome

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2016

Good food. Good service. Good attention to gluten free. We go a lot to this outfit's location in Harrisburg PA. Chose this assuming it would be similar and was not disappointed, though the Hbg one seems to have a bit more variety in menu and wine choices.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Great restaurant with a wide range of food choices. healthy food that's also good for the environment.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2016

I like that there is healthy choices with calories etc and that they will modify according to your needs. LOVE that!

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2016

First time at the restaurant which is conveniently located in University City. Good food and service with focus on local sourcing and an eclectic menu.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Upon arrival we were told we'd have to wait 30 minutes to allow for those who made reservations. After waiting for 30 minutes we were informed by the hostess that they were still waiting to seat reservations. I happen to visit the website on my phone and saw that four times were available for reservations. I happen to submit a reservation for 8pm and within minutes we were called for our table. I'm disappointed that the hostess did not immediately suggest that we use our phones to make a reservation versus having us sit for over 40 minutes.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

the cocktails were uninspired this time; the blood orange margarita had none of the promised bite from the hot pepper; the mojito was boring; we ordered a soup and two entrees and the soup never came. service was prompt and friendly.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2016

We had a fabulous meal, the soup and flatbread as starters were delicious. I had a salmon salad and my husband had shrimp tacos. Both were great and my salad was so big I had to take most of it home. Our waiter was extremely friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Food was good, service was average at best. Ordered 7oz wine and was created. Probably not going back.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was very good, but they could use some less expensive bottles of wine. Our bottle of chardonnay was half of our check (we did not order appetizers). The wine was $48 and very nice, but it would be nice if there were some in the $35 range. There are lots of good wines that retail between $9 and $12 which would still leave a hefty profit margin! We were in University city and enjoyed the walk to the restaurant. We would go again.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2016

It took a while to get a waiter to take our drink order and then come back to take our food order. The restaurant looks great but the service was very poor. ( The people we were with said that they had experienced poor service when they had gone there before - but they were willing to give it another try)

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2016

It was perfectly fine, but from the reviews, I had expected more. I would go again, but only if I happened to be in the area...I definitely wouldn't make a special trip to go here. It was roughly equivalent to something like a P.F. Changs...good for a meal here and there, but nothing to write home about.

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Generally fine but unexceptional, but the beer menu was the worst I've ever seen. It listed brands, without any information about prices or style. We had to ask the waitress what the beers were, and she rattled them off so quickly it was hard to hear. When we finally figured it out, for some reason five out of six beers were IPAs from different breweries.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Love the North Wales location so decided to try University City. UC has a much busier vibe, less relaxed (the TVs don't help) but still good for a relaxed dinner if you're looking for healthy food, good vegetarian options (easily made vegan) and don't want to spend a ton of money. Highly recommend butternut squash soup

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2016

Food was exceptional

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2016

We had a great time at Harvest. It has become the go to whenever my friend is visiting from Pittsburgh. The swordfish with pomegranate reduction was amazing and they have gluten free dough for pizza and flat breads.

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3.0Dined on October 10, 2016

Ordered stuffed pork chop. Was undercooked. Then ordered blackened shrimp tacos. Over seasoned. Drink we're great though.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

We have been at the Glenn Mills location which is our favorite. This was our first time at 40th st and liked it very much and so did our son and daughter in law. They both loved the food and the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Super fresh seafood and a menu that changes with the seasons. Vegetarian options are also top shelf.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Interesting menu, food presented well, service was friendly and fast.

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1.0Dined on September 26, 2016

Terrible service and the food was barely edible. Would not go back.

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Original food order was incorrect. Deluded drink order as well.

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3.0Dined on September 12, 2016

I would call Harvest Grill average. The best part about the experience was that it was half price night for bottles of wine.

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3.0Dined on September 12, 2016

After dining at Harvest, North Wales, I was delighted to meet our out-of-town friends for a once a year dinner. From California and on their way to a 6 week stay in Europe, I knew I wasn't going to present an over the top meal. University City Harvest was a disappointment, particularly in service and the one working restroom. Our server was handsome and good-natured: Score 1! We asked him to bring the appetizer first and then the entree. "I'll do that." Everything arrived at the same time: -2. The room was light and airy and the booth was comfortable, liked the live plants. When we went to use the bathroom, the toilet lid wobbled and it seemed dingy. I know some folks judge a restaurant by the cleanliness of the bathroom. I don't, but this was embarrassing.

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1.0Dined on August 28, 2016

3 people - 2 meals good. My meal scallops VERY salty. I sent it back and was offered another choice (not scallop) I asked only for ice tea and they had the nerve to charge me $3.75 even after the salty scallops.
I don't live in Philly so they won't miss my business but my daughter attends Penn and she was witness to the poor handling of the situation and will surely influence her friends to avoid the HG.
Interesting they did not offer to replace the scallops. They must have had the complaint about heavy salt content in the past. I am in the seafood business and know scallops are not salty. It was the preparation in the kitchen.

$130 not well spent

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Our waitress was not very attentive and we felt rushed to leave .. Also, all the Workers just kept watching my date and I , it made us very uncomfortable.
Overall the food is delicious and the setting of the place is very beautiful .

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2016

Great food, good wine list, nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Had unlimited mimosa's for $15 a person, had crab Benedict it is was good, my friend had the carrot cake waffle and she said it was good

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Can a server be TOO attentive? This would have been an awesome meal except for our server, who was very aggressively pushing extras--appetisers, additional drinks, expensive options on the menu, and desert. We just wanted to be left alone to eat and talk, but she was hovering, and then when it was obvious we were just having drinks, dinner and not ordering everything on the menu (and not drinking excessively), she gradually developed an attitude and became a little unpleasant. At one point she whisked away my mom's dish before my mom was finished with it. I'll note that we were not there long, we all ordered drinks and entrees, plus an appetizer, and ran up a nice bill. Still, I guess it wasn't enough for this server. I'll go back, but if we are unlucky enough to be seated in her station, I'll request to be reseated elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Very fresh and delicious lunch meal. Salads are fresh. Atmosphere is wonderful

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Nice, accommodating staff. Excellent food! Menu is creative so it made it tough to select an option. Everyone at my table had something different and enjoyed every bite!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Our other business in the area concluded early and the staff was very accommodating in moving up our reservation. The service was great. Our waitress was attentive without being disruptive. Food was good. My wife got the crab cake salad, which was tasty. The crab cake could have been a little bigger for an entrée salad, and less greens would have been a better proportion to highlight the roasted corn. My fish tacos were excellent. Two were just the right portion. We would go again. Would love to try the bbq short ribs next time.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

I have enjoyed Harvest many times over the years. This past time however our service was exceptionally slow. After waiting 15 minutes to be greeted by our server we ordered drinks from the bar and waited an additional 20 minutes at 5pm on a Friday! I'm pretty sure our drink orders were given to another table that had been seated after us. There were only four other tables seated! After receiving our order I was given an entirely different drink then what I ordered ( a martini instead of a margarita) I addressed the situation with the manager (Daina?) and she promptly brought me a new drink which was perfect. Thank you to that manager that stopped by multiple times for the rest of our visit to make sure we were ok. The food was wonderful and we can't wait to come back.

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Service was extremely slow although it was not busy. Had to remind the waitress we had asked for things repeatedly. Ordered Prosseco that never came out. When food arrived I asked waitress where was the Prosseco. She said she had to go and get it from upstairs. By the time I was halfway through my entree I asked her to cancel it.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2016

We had excellent service. The food was very good and fresh. The seasonal menu is a nice touch. The noise level got a bit louder as the meal continued. Nothing unreasonable. Maybe a little pricey, but not too over-the-top. All in all, a nice dining experience. Dana, our server, was excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2016

Food was good but not great. The high noise level spoiled it for me.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

We have been to Harvest several times before and have always been pleased with our meals. Our group of four included both a vegetarian and a meal lover and each was able to find what he needed. My husband has very specific tastes and the kitchen accommodated everything he requested. We are especially fond of the desserts served in small shot glasses. Each of us had a different flavor and all were enjoyed, Prices are reasonable, We will continue to return here when we are on Penn's campus.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2016

The outdoor patio was charming and the drinks were yummy, as was our cheese plate appetizer. After that, the whole experience fell flat. I ordered crepes, which came out about 20 minutes after my two friends received their entrees. The way the waitress 'apologized' was by offering 'an English Muffin that they'd accidentally made too many of.' I ended up nibbling on the cheese plate for most of the lunch and kept having to politely keep the waitress from taking it. (Getting frustrated all the while since my meal was so late). When the crepes finally did arrive, they were burned. My friend said his chicken wrap was dry, but we did enjoy the carrot cake bread pudding and (as I said before) great drinks! Maybe the next time, we would just opt for cocktails on the patio :)

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