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21 N Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-2829
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Ranked #297 of 823 Restaurants in Madison
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Price range: $20 - $40
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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114 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Harvest was once considered one of the best restaurants in Madison, so I was pretty disappointed upon my last visit. Service was very slow and not very attentive. The waiter was nice enough, but didn't check with the table for quite some time after the food was served. Food was really pretty poorly prepared, scallops and pork loin were cold... More

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North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We've eaten here before, but it was several years ago. That first visit was a lovely experience and we looked forward to another nice dinner. However this time it was a very bad experience. First, if the menu would be limited on a hoiday, that is fine, but be honest about it up front. Don't wait until the order is... More

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