Harvest

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The short rib tacos were full of fatty pieces of meat and even some muscle and joint bones. Totally unacceptable

JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Harvest twice in the last three weeks enjoying both meals immensely. The food is outstanding. I have been searching the internet for a cauliflower hummus recipe similar to what they serve.
My dinner guests had ordered the scallops , the plateau de mer, the lobster bisque, the chicken entree , the red fish and the mussels. We shared the re'clair and pumpkin patch dessert which is a mixture of sweet, salty and crunchy. Delicious! We had few minor hiccups in the service but not enough of an annoyance to ding the restaurant.They fixed the issues . We enjoyed our meals even though we are in Boston due to a relative using the area hospital.
I look forward to making the two hour drive to enjoy my next meal.
The ginger tequila cocktail is wonderful. I am not a huge alcohol consumer but sipped my husband's drink several times . "Ginger in a Pear tree is a hit"

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience Jean! I'm sorry to read the reason of you traveling into Boston and we hope you and your family get well soon. We will be looking out for you your next visit and hope to make your continued visits with us special ones. Best Wishes, Jeff Osowski GM Harvest

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really well run restaurant. Menu has great range of choices and several oyster choices.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you ChanW!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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BW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent professional and pleasant service distinguish this restaurant. Food was mixed in quality. Noise level allowed for comfortable conversation.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to provide your review. Please contact me at the restaurant if you would like to provide more details about your dining experience. We really appreciate your feedback. Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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JR
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Diner at Harvest for the pre fixe thanksgiving dinner. Service was incredibly rushed. Food was good but nothing special for $75 a person. Entrees were room temperature. Waiter brought the check over with dessert but told us not to rush.... Ordered a single glass of champagne for $24. Would not return. Do not recommend this place.

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for having Thanksgiving with us, I'm so sorry to read you will not be back. Please contact me at the restaurant, I would appreciate the opportunity to talk in more detail with you about your experience. Jeff Osowski GM Harvest

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r
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable and satisfying

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Robert!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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FF
New England
58 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner was a delicious traditional meal (there were several non-traditional choices on the pre-fixe menu). The service was pleasant and professional, very accommodating staff.

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your Thanksgiving with us!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch was delicious and a great value.

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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EL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving Day meal was probably the best I've ever had. Thank you!

Harvest
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for having Thanksgiving with us Eliza!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest IS a special occasion. If you didn’t know then its time you found out. Please do not be one of ‘those’ people who were always going to try Loch Ober but didn’t. At Lochs you could always depend on setting Up your next coronary with Lobster Savanna snd O’Brien potatoes. Harvest is not like that. The menu has been unchanged since yesterday and tubes (like coronary arteries) are not listed. In case you like to rub elbows, most sittings feature more Nobel Prize winners than people in the first 500 pages of the Cambridge phone book (if you know that reference, you have already been there.).

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Jeff O GM Harvest

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Oysters were great. Main courses also very well done. Nice wine. Good experience

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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GA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot miss with this restaurant! Consistently excellent

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

THANK YOU!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The setting and service was great, but the butternut squash quiche and breakfast potatoes were utterly forgettable.

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for coming in for brunch. We appreciate your feedback as it always helps us with improving. Jeff O GM Harvest

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MG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una comida especial y diferente, en un ambiente muy agradable

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JM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to take visiting family or to meet friends for a wonderful dinner at Harvard Square.

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you so much Jose!! Jeff O Gm Harvest

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KM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch for my husband & my BFF from NJ

Harvest
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you Kathy!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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W
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and delicious.

Harvest
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you Wendy! Jeff O GM Harvest

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Sunday brunch. Had. a lovely table by window. As always, the food was amazing. The wait staff was very attentive. Highly recommend Harvest.

Harvest
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for your review! Jeff O GM Harvest

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice to eat but experience was underwhelming

Harvest
Responded on November 20, 2019

I'm sorry to read that your experience was underwhelming. Please contact me at the restaurant at 617-868-6942. I'd be interested in hearing some more details. Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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FD
London
45 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Menu at its best this fall! Perfect preparation!

Harvest
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for your patronage!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and impeccable service, as always. Thank you, Harvest.

Harvest
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you so much!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The pork belly was off the charts.

Harvest
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you!!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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MH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and food for Sunday Brunch. I was there on a cold fall day. The food and fire inside was comforting and an idyllic for such a day.

Harvest
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you Matthew! Jeff O GM Harvest

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MP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, the service was attentive and friendly, and the room was fun/lively but not too loud. We had a wonderful time recommend wholeheartedly.

Harvest
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you so much Matt!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Walk down a generic alley way and you will notice the neon sign. Upon entering you are greeted by friendly staff. The dining areas are separated into different “rooms” and include an outdoor heated patio. Our room was a cozy setting with burlap textured wallpaper and wood trim beams. A small propane fireplace anchored the room. Our server was very cordial and helpful. Food was well prepared and tasty. It was an elegant way to brunch. A quiet enclave off of the busy Harvard Square.

Harvest
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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LL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from the food to the friendliness to just the space in general was fantastic!!! Brunch was delicious with fun seasonal specials that if I wasn’t going to try on wedding dresses afterwards I would have certainly indulged in!! Look forward to going back and trying dinner at some point!!

Harvest
Responded on November 15, 2019

We look forward to having you back for dinner!! I'm so happy you had a memorable brunch with us and I'll be sure to let your server know about your experience. Congratulations! Jeff O GM Harvest

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N
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lobster bisque was best I've every had.
Wait staff was slow. Probably because there was a party of 10 at the next table.
Wonderful evening.

Harvest
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you Noureine, I'm glad you had a wonderful evening in the end. I apologize if your service was slow. Service should be timely regardless of any large party, I appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you soon. Jeff O GM Harvest

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w
Munich
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

i always give harvest 5 stars because it's always great. my favorite restaurant in harvard square for over 30 years. this time, however, the service was a bit discombobulated. my party changed from 6 to 5, they changed the table, but then i had to wait around and finally ask again about being seated (i had said i got there before the others because i wanted to order the wine and shared plates so my guests wouldn't have to wait while i made decisions). the somm was great -- i had made a couple of choices for both red and white, and she helped me make excellent decisions, and even made me my favorite and unusual cocktail herself, and very well. the waiter was fine, always a nice guy, but the servers mixed things up a couple of times, getting dishes mixed up among guests, but worst when they came with the main course before the first course had been cleared, so our meals had to wait around. this is all unusual in my experience, but it did detract. and the strip steak, in its current iteration with ratatouille, isn't nearly as good as the earlier one that was served with wonderful potatoes and wide rings of onion with a great sauce in them. of course, this will not keep me from going back soon! but i don't think i'll order the steak again. the lobster bisque, however, was great.

Harvest
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your patronage and for dining with us! It definitely sounds like there was a little confusion and I apologize for any inconvenience to you and your guests. We appreciate your feedback as it certainly helps us in maintaining the level of service we have been providing through the years. I have updated your reservation and we will be looking forward to making sure you and your guests have a great time your next visit with us! Thank you Jeff O GM Harvest

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DI
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed my lunch meeting at Harvest. Thank you for great hospitality and service.

Harvest
Responded on November 6, 2019

It is our pleasure Desireel! Thank you!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
New England
60 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest restaurants in Greater Boston. Don't miss out on an amazing meal at this long standing restaurant in Harvard Square.

Harvest
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you so much!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I am a long time diner at the Harvest and have liked the jump up in culinary quality following Tyler's assumption of le toque blanche. But Sunday evening (November 3) was a disappointment—especially since four weeks prior we had had a superb meal. Why: (1) 100 reservations that night maybe put undue pressure on the kitchen; (2) steak with Boardelaise was very good as usual but the ratatouille was bland and mushy; (3) the fish dish was extremely sparse but well cooked and sauced, but again the veggies were sub-par and the dish was overpriced for what we got; (4) the wait staff did their best to be attentive, but our nice server disappeared and was replaced by basically buss-boys; (5) we lost patience so didn't try the usually wonderful deserts. Overall, the farm fresh was not up to the principal recipes. The meal never came together. But the maitre d' was very nice at the greeting. Net, net, expensive for an OK meal.

Harvest
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback, I greatly appreciate hearing from all guests. While I'm disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your dinner with us, and I absolutely look forward to personally making sure that your next meal with is is memorable and delicious. Please ask for me next time you visit, I look forward to meeting you, Thank you,

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U
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been going to the Harvest every decade or so. We've changed. It's changed. It is still a quiet, friendly and pleasant place, somewhat of an oasis off Harvard Square. The lunch menu seems a bit unambitious. Maybe they are giving the public what it wants. Perhaps it is nostalgia, but I recall a more intriguing place in the past. Probably dinner would be a fairer test. That ambitious wine list ought to go with something. We will give it another try, but there are more interesting options in Cambridge.

Harvest
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate our guests feedback and we look forward to having you back. Jeff O GM Harvest

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LG
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the best meal in Harvard Square. Solid in every way!

Harvest
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you so much! Jeff O GM Harvest

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HD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Soups as starters were good.

Main courses - a grain salad and braised beef tacos weren’t great. The grain dish was bland, as were the tacos. Tacos were goopy and runny.

Harvest is normally excellent its just this time it clearly emphasized style over substance. A real disappointment for a $70 lunch. Got that high, in part, because they sneak in a $9 charge for a bottle of Pelligrino. Grrrr.....

Harvest
Responded on November 1, 2019

I'm sorry to read lunch was a disappointment for you, that is obviously not what we want for our guests. I appreciate you taking the time to write this review and offer us feedback. It is always very helpful for us , thank you! Jeff O GM Harvest

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LR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was really a superb restaurant. The attention to detail and creativity is noted. We were there for brunch and found it to be an impressive restaurant in a warm and welcoming space.

Harvest
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you LindaR!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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LW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, wine and ambiance....as always, a consistently lovely meal!.

Harvest
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you so much LeslieW!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed it. There for a casual lunch. Food and details of service were all good.

Harvest
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you! Jeff O GM Harvest

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MS
New England
173 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

As always, the food was absolutely wonderful -- a redfish preparation was top-notch. We arrived for an 8:30 reservation, however, and waited for a long time before a waiter arrived to take drink orders -- and we took advantage of his arrival to put in our order, as we were afraid we might not see him again! We wanted to have a conversation with our friend, which even at close quarters was nearly impossible because of the noise. So go for the food, but don't even think about having a relaxed conversation.

Harvest
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback MikeS! It always helps us in every way. Upon making your next reservation please request a quiet table, we will always do our best to try and accommodate a guest,s request. Ask for me your next visit, I would love to say hello and make sure you have a special evening. Jeff O GM Harvest

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted to eat inside and waiter kindly turned down the volume of music coming through speaker near our table.

Harvest
Responded on October 25, 2019

I'm glad you had a wonderful time and got to enjoy the patio! Thank you, Jeff O GM Harvest

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere outstanding. Would recommend and would return.

Harvest
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you Ann!! Jeff O GM Harvest

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