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“Great Salad but Expensive for Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harvest Room

Harvest Room
10065 100 St NW | The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
(780) 429-6424
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Ranked #9 of 1,961 restaurants in Edmonton
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Salad but Expensive for Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I went to the Harvest Room on Christmas Eve with a business associate. Originally I was going to use a Groupon but realized it wasn't valid until January.

I ordered the Cobb Salad. It was quite delicious but the price was excessive. $28 for a salad seems unreasonable. I stay at the Fairmont in Calgary every other week but generally avoid their restaurants due to the cost. Luckily, I had Fairmont dining certificates that I could use so the $70 lunch only ended up costing me $20 out of pocket.

I'd certainly recommend the Harvest Room based on the quality of the food. The view is pretty nice too. We had a table that overlooked the Edmonton River Valley. I imagine that during the summer it is an incredible vista to gaze upon.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

There was so much choice and you could eat healthily or have a big blow out. My diet was forgotten while I was there,

Visited November 2013
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Innisfail, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Missed the brunch but still plenty to munch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The Harvest Room is surprisingly small, but that's only because in winter the terrace isn't open. In the summer, this is a fantastic space as the terrace gives wonderful views and provides a dining elegance that is a rarity; especially in Edmonton.

The regular brunches were really busy the weekend we were there so we opted for the Harvest Room however, due to poor timing, we missed brunch! Oh well. Menu it is.

The food was fantastic and more than enough to fill up a big guy like myself. The service was attentive without being overbearing (it's a tough balancing act). Also, it was prepared rather quickly...which could mean it was scooped out of the warming trays of the just dismantled buffet. Honestly, if that was the case, even more kudos are deserved because it really was quite good (to be fair, breakfast is hard to mess up...though I've seen it done, just thankfully not here).

Of course it was on the expensive side, but the service, ambience and ingredient quality are worth the extra money.

I just wish it wasn't always winter so we could eat on the terrace :(

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
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300 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
“Delightful Brunch Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Arrived with friends, enjoyed valet parking and a great table with a view of the river valley covered in a blanket of snow. Service was excellent and food very good. Their brunch menu includes breakfast and lunch items. Prices are steep but are worth it for the Harvest Room experience. Be sure to make reservations as it was busy for mid day on a Saturday.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The ambience is the seller”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have always enjoyed dining at the Harvest Room. While the food quality is a little less than fantastic the ambience, service is second to none in Edmonton. The wine menu is very good.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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