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21 N Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2829
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Ranked #308 of 826 Restaurants in Madison
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Price range: $20 - $40
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: East Mifflin Street
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Madison, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We arranged a birthday dinner for a family member in the second floor room overlooking the Capitol Square. The evening began with hors d'oeuvres and drinks in another upstairs space, a hidden gem with gracious staircases and a large skylight. Two servers offered drinks while another circulated with a tray of hors d'oeuvres. They kindly offered to take pictures of... More

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Sterling, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went here for an enjoyable night out and had to find that elsewhere. The wait staff was arguing loudly near the kitchen, we were seated in a nearly empty restaurant and no servers came for 15 minutes. I asked for a surprise bottle of champagne as we entered, 15 minutes later they came to the table announcing the choice... More

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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is sad to read many of the poor reviews as Harvest used to consistently be one of the best restaurants in downtown Madison. Luckily my wife and I faired better than others apparently have on a recent Saturday night. We had a reservation and were promptly seated at a very nice table by the window overlooking the Capitol. Slow... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I went to harvest and enjoyed the meal, I had the steak special which was a skirt steak. Great presentation and garnish. The service was very slow, it took my waiter about 15 minutes or so until I actually had my drink order taken. The heirloom tomato salad was mediocre, it wasn't very exciting.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Location: Fantastic. As out of town visitors, sitting outside on the main plaza in full view of the Capital Building was memorable. Service: Good. Welcoming wait staff. Our waitress impressed us how well she knew the menu even with detailed questions. But service team seemed a bit stretched on a busy evening. Patio diners seemed forgotten; unfilled water was distracting.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have visited this restaurant before for their delicious food and wine pairing dinners, so we tried for Restaurant Week. Service was not as good as our last visits. Food was OK.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My daughter, a UW senior, took me here for a Saturday evening dinner. The server was friendly, very helpful with the menu, and professional. Food was served together and was hot. The quality was excellent, and the atmosphere pleasing.

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St Paul, MN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited Harvest during Madison Restaurant week so the options were limited but just fine. $25 for a choice from 3 appetizers, main dishes and dessert. I had wasabi cucumber gazpacho, my date had the pate. For the meal, I had gnocci and my date had pork shoulder tamales. Dessert was cheesecake w/ an herb crust and very berry sorbet. Everything... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went hear when we got engaged and again for our 1 year engagement anniversary. Both times we had mediocre meals. Odd flavor pairings and very high prices. Service is pretty poor. There are better spots on the Square to try.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Slow slow slow service. Did I mention slow? In every aspect - oh, no one got you bread? - halfway the the meal...no....same with the one drink that was ordered. Kale was an epic fail. However the roasted chicken was excellent. Mushroom Wellington was pretty good, but the accompaniments were very anemic. Long done with dinner and nothing...no dessert menu,... More

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