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Harvest Downtown, Knoxville, TN

Harvest Downtown

4.6
4.6
398 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Here at Harvest Downtown, we invite you to experience restoration and fulfillment in our seasonal cooking, our cozy ambience, and our gracious hospitality. We are proud to feature a seasonal menu with items such as house-made pasta, hand-cut steaks, and fresh seafood. We also offer a premium wine list, specialty cocktails, and local craft beer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Wine Bar, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 544-1491

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bowman

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Cross street

    Historic 100 block of Gay Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Healthy

  • East Tennessee

    Neighborhood gem

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Ambiance

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Knoxville

    Great for fine wines

  • Knoxville

    Lively

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  1. DR

    DonaldR

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had reservations to try this place, and were seated immediately. However, we asked for a different seat and was told it was reserved. It was also quite loud. The decor is very classic and classy. The service was perfect. We had an unusually long wait for our food because, as our server explained and apologized for, there was a party of 12 seated just before us. My wife and I each enjoyed a glass of wine. I thought the Riesling was exceptional. A bit tart, not too dry and not too sweet. I had a small Caesar salad to start with. It was good, but quite ordinary. My tricolored tortellini was very good, as was my wife's walleye (fish of the day). The menu is a bit limited and the prices were high, but it's a good place to go for more elegant dining in the Old City.
  2. j

    jbrown1031

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We were exited about this new dining experience in downtown Knoxville but were extremely disappointed in the attention to food quality. We were headed to see a musical at Tn Theatre and ate here before . My wife ordered a signature chicken dish that was to be seared and roasted on a ragout and it came out as a over fried small piece of chicken (inedible) on a bland bean ragout. My dish- a fettuccini carbonara was simply bland and appeared hastily prepared with broccoli stems and small pieces of beef-absolutely flavorless. It was supposed to have a Thai flavoring but had no flavor at all.They did comp my wife's dinner but we hate to complain. We were wishing for much more.
  3. S

    Sandy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My first trip to Harvest on Gay Street was very enjoyable and I will definitely return! I' am a regular diner at the Bearden location, as well. I'd hoped to find more difference in menu selections from the original location. Instead the menu was virtually identical. Still, the selections are nice, the menu changes over in both overt and subtle ways, and the food, service, and ambience are always very good. Harvest, at both locations, will continue to be on my list of favorite Knoxville restaurant options.
  4. CM

    ChrisM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable and delicious
  5. F

    Frank

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great staff! Great drinks! They made a special night better!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We had been wanting to try Harvest for awhile now but hadn’t gotten there yet. This dining experience was fine but we felt the food was mediocre and not worth the value. Tasteless and not worth returning. We were very disappointed with our meals.
  7. T

    Tobra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harvest will soon be a hit! We had a wonderful time dining with Harvest. I ordered the fish of the day - pumpkin swordfish (named for color, not flavor). The fish itself was absolutely delicious! I did not like the sides that came with it though (like cabbage and something else. That really didn't matter because we ordered asparagus, brussells, mushrooms, and parmesan truffle fries. Of note, there were only like 8 pieces of asparagus on the order. But all were fantastic. The other three people all ordered a steak (ribeye - medium, prime rib - rare, and tenderloin). All looked amazing with great comments from the others. I ordered some spicy drink (can't remember the name) and it lit me on fire. Fair warning. The mixed berry mezcal margarita helped cool it off a bit. None of us got dessert but they were offering a pumpkin cheesecake and a chocolate torte of some kind. There was live music in the room next to ours but it never interfered with our conversation. I'll be back soon.
  8. CR

    ChristyR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came specifically for steaks, and they did not disappoint. The fall harvest salad was delicious. The service was friendly and attentive.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent except the fish of the day. The dish was slightly over cooked, lacking flavor, and very disappointed that we paid $50 for it (our mistake for not asking price). Otherwise we enjoyed our meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish!!! Absolutely recommend. Will eat here again
  11. CB

    CaroleB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Server (Jet) was excellent. Only negative - I asked if we could be seated at a table rather than a booth and was told no, even though there were many tables.
  12. MC

    MarcoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place with good atmosphere and a friendly staff. Definitely a place to choose for a fine dinner.
  13. KG

    KnoxvilleGuy

    E. Tennessee

    250 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to the downtown location. We thought the food was really good all around. We had oysters, some burrata, steak, and pasta, plus dessert as well. Cocktails and wine were also on our menu for the evening! The service was attentive and on top of things over the evening. We were there on a weeknight, so things were a bit quiet in the restaurant, but it's a nice space with a great bar and good ambiance. We definitely plan to go back.
  14. MN

    MichelleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. The Drunken Noodle Carbonara was outstanding as was the salad my husband and I shared. The service was also excellent. Highly recommend!
  15. JM

    JanaM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jet was great!! The food was amazing!! One of the best steaks we have ever had. And the oysters were Phenomenal
  16. RP

    RickP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great. High-quality and comfortable booth seating. Friendly server. No rush while considering our order. Excellent cocktail selection. Pasta dish was good but wished he had more cheese.
  17. B

    Beachtraveler

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good place in downtown
  18. TH

    TuckerH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The jumbo shrimp were great! The cheesy grits included were wonderful. The risotto was decent but may haven’t cooked long enough. Overall I would definitely recommend!
  19. MP

    MarkP

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service though a little pricey. Parking right around the corner
  20. D

    Derek

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hannah May was a superb server the night we visited Harvest. Prime Rib delicious as well the salads.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome, food and service was incredible. Drinks were great, all in all 10/10 experience
  22. L

    Laurie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this new location. Beautiful. Jet's service was spot on and the two specials were delicious. Big fans of harvest on Kingston Pike so very grateful to have this second location.
  23. n

    naomi

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute MUST. great service, drunks and impeccable food.
  24. TM

    TangoMan

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New site, a great compliment to the older site. We will be back!
  25. MN

    ManganNY

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience4
    Somewhat disappointing and our hopes were so high because we want them to succeed! But , Knoxville isn’t the city for being ripped off! Ordered the special of the night , the waiter , very good in all aspect “ failed” to mention the price for the special which turned out to be $48.00. It would be fine except that the portions were total ripped off. They split a medium sized scallops into two to appear it was 4 scallops. With a mediocre risotto underneath and voila , a staggering $48 per dish. We were very disappointed! This ain’t New York City :( this is knoxville where value for $$ thrives! Will not come back anytime soon…..
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Friendliest Server Ever !!!!
  27. TM

    TraceyM

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated birthday with our son and friends- food and service were amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous anniversary brunch here! The drink manager, Melanie, truly does a wonderful job and you can always tell she takes pride in her drink recipes! The weekly burger was also superb!
  29. CM

    CynthiaM

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great, food, service and ambiance. Pricey.
  30. HF

    HollyF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant for a special evening out. Interesting and delicious food with great service. Live jazz duo was fantastic and added ambience to the overall experience. A splurge for us, but well worth it!
  31. PP

    PaulP

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We had the French Onion soup, the Deviled Eggs, the Harvest salad and the Drunken Noodle Carbonara. Everything was wonderful.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!
  33. EP

    EddieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of four had a delicious brunch at Harvest downtown. Well prepared eggs, bacon, grits and biscuits were served in appropriately sized portions. You will not leave hungry. Service was excellent. Nothing to complain about. Everything to be complimented.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our first visit to downtown harvest on 9/22/22 was exceptional! The food was mind blowing amazing but this 2nd visit was somewhat disappointing, comparatively. The pork belly appetizer had less flavor and the meat was dry with little fat, compared to first visit. My main dish, cauliflower quinoa, was bland. The chef’s pasta was excellent though as well as the cocktails. Service and staff have been great on both visits. We’ll be back but was a tad disappointed in a couple of the dishes.
  35. SF

    SandyF

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch. Our service was exceptional and the food was too!
  36. LM

    LizM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The downtown location is beautiful and the food is just as good as the original location. Staff was accommodating, friendly, and attentive. Very pleasant experience.
  37. C

    Cgswildcat

    Memphis/West TN

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excited there is a Downtown location!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Barcelona

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so excited that Harvest is downtown! It never disappoints! Make sure to treat yourself to the Caramel cake!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drink and service were EXCELLENT! Did feel the salads were a bit $$ for the size.
  40. SM

    StevenM

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was good but service was exceptionally slow. I felt sorry because they were understaffed but I wouldn’t go unless you have time for a leisurely meal. We were trying to make a show with 1.5 hours to spare and we had to take our food to go.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Harvest Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Harvest Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 544-1491.

Harvest Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Harvest Downtown

141 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Historic 100 block of Gay Street

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Wine Bar, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bowman

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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