About Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has a reputation for excellent cuisine and warm hospitality in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Our beautifully-appointed restaurant, The Harvest Room, overlooks the fabulous North Saskatchewan River Valley in Edmonton, the largest urban parkway in North America, and upholds Canadian tradition in grand style. The menu brims with the best Alberta beef -- all the bounty for which Alberta's heartland is famous -- and our superb wine list complements any selection. At The Harvest Room, enjoy everything from our quick start breakfast buffet and A La Carte,Express lunch,fine dining to family meals to Afternoon Tea and snacks. After a magnificent dinner, treat yourself in the Confederation Lounge to one of our many single malt scotches or a decadent Mac martini. With a wide range of specialties, our executive chef always prepares outstanding dining experiences.Follow our executive chef,sergejost@chef_jost in twitter.
LOCAL. SEASONAL. SUSTAINABLE
Canadian, Afternoon Tea
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Buffet : Mon - Fri 6:30am-10:00am , A La Carte untill 11 am
Sat,Sun & Stat.Holiday Breakfast Buffet & A la Carte 7:00am-12:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Wednesday 11:00am - 2:00pm ( served in the lounge)
Lunch: Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm ( served in Harvest room )
Lunch: Sat,Sun & Stat.Holiday 12 pm - 2 pm
Royal Tea & Tour : Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm-9pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking Fee of $22 for 4 hours. Other parking available at Impark Parking lots near the hotel.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Save the date for Champagne dinner May 5th 2016
Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Ratings and Reviews
Another excellent evening hosted by the ...
Another excellent evening hosted by the attentive staff of the Hotel McDonald. Outstanding food in a classic atmosphere helped to make the evening memorable. We were already making plans during the evening to come back.
We were hosting friends from Victoria, B ...
We were hosting friends from Victoria, BC. My friend had never been to Edmonton, and we had not met her new husband. It was important to have a warm, welcoming atmosphere, a beautiful view to show off the city, and epicurean food.
Vicki, who greeted us promptly and in a friendly manner, (we were earlier than our reservations) organized the outside table and got us seated after explaining that there had been rain and a party the night before. Douglas served us with aplomb throughout the meal, replenishing our Perriers, and making good suggestions on request about the menu items. Another person assisted in the serving as well, although I do not recall her name. Carlos came out to ask about the location, whether we wanted to be moved due to the party of the previous night, displaying a wonderful sense of humour. (We loved that we had the patio to ourselves, enjoyed the periodic gentle rain that fell around us, and felt quite cozy under the large umbrella.)
The chefs created pleasing combinations of flavours, beautiful presentations, and everyone was absolutely satisfied with their choices.
The experience reminded us of the reasons we choose the "Mac": One feels welcomed, comfortable, and well taken care of. Thank you to the entire team who looked after us and provided their legendary service.
It was great to have dinner with my husb ...
It was great to have dinner with my husband and we loved the food but it was little bit salty in my taste which i ordered something duck food but I still liked their service, servers were polite and i loved the music as well.
Food was good, but would have been profe ...
Food was good, but would have been professional of the server to advise that salmon is cooked medium rare. If we'd known we would have chosen to have it cooked more. She told us afterwards when she noticed we'd picked out what we considered raw salmon. Soup was bland, and biscotti dessert was quite tasteless, my friend's sherbet choice was much tastier and more refreshing.
It was our Anniversary and yours as well ...
It was our Anniversary and yours as well! Everything was so superb. Stephanie our waitress was very engaging. She made our night enjoyable. Whenever we are back out in Edmonton as we are from Ontario, we definitely will look forward to another great meal.
A must repeat evening for those special ...
A must repeat evening for those special occasions. Great service from arrival and valet parking, to dinner service. Menu options were varied and creative. Even though there were people seated at tables close to us, we could hold an easy conversation. The waiter was especially accommodating about wine options. We were given sparkling wine and a dessert, free, as it was our wedding anniversary. A nice touch to end the evening.
The salad was fresh and the dressing of ...
The salad was fresh and the dressing of pear & cranberry salad was excellent. The pan seared salmon was nicely seared. The sorbet trio was a bit too sweet to me. My other two friends had different salads, entrees and desserts, and they all liked and enjoyed their food. The service and the restaurant atmosphere were very good. Sure, I would recommend the Harvest Room to my friends for lunch.
This was an extremely dissapointing expe ...
This was an extremely dissapointing experience. The decor is dated, the service was bad (waiter had no personality and we were offered a glass of champagne when we were done dinner. Apparently because it was a disorganized evening but the manager did not come by to explain.) The food was NOT good. Bland. I did make a formal complaint and the Hotel Manager did get back to me right away and resolved the issue so that was impressive.
We dined on the patio with the beautiful ...
We dined on the patio with the beautiful view of the river valley. There was a party beside us that was a little loud but manageable. The manager came by to make sure we were happy. If not we could be moved to a quieter location. We always enjoy eating at the Harvest Room patio. We got really lucky with the wedding quartet playing when we first got there.
We had been looking forward to this spec ...
We had been looking forward to this special night out for weeks to celebrate some family birthdays and a wedding anniversary as well and were not disappointed. We were able to sit on the Terrace and even though it was a bit brisk were quickly offered blankets and were seated next to a heater. The 3 course menu was our choice and everyone was excited from the range of choices. The only issue we had is one of our family members received a different entre than he had originally ordered. The server was quick to offer a solution and everyone was pleased with their meal. Our favorite part was, of course, dessert which for myself was the Coconut Crème Brule with Mango Sorbet. It was perfectly delightful. We also were pleasantly surprised with birthday cake and a glass of champagne for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Fantastic night, great service and a beautiful view. It is one of those places that I highly recommend to friends and family.
The meal was well done & presentation wa ...
The meal was well done & presentation was well done, our server was excellent & very attentive but not in our face. It was my husbands birthday & they presented him with a nice dessert and a glass of champagne for both of us on the house. The only disappointment was our appetizer.
Overall experience was great & wouldn't hesitate to go back again.
We were there for our 40th anniversary ...
We were there for our 40th anniversary celebration. Our waitress was friendly and took the time to visit and explain items on the menu. The food was good, we had the three course special. We got a surprise with extra dessert on a plate that had "happy 40th anniversary " and two glasses of wine. The evening was very special to both of us.
I do not think I have had seafood this f ...
I do not think I have had seafood this fresh before, this side of the rockies.
My server informed me that their seafood is flown in daily from B.C.. From my personal observation, it is then cooked, seasoned, and presented in a deliciously satisfying and visually attractive form, creating a truly memorable dining experience.
The view of the North Saskatchewan river valley from the outdoor dining area in the hotel's garden terrace was stunning.
The service was exceptional, my waiter accommodating my every whim: questions for the chef/bartender regarding the details of the menu choices and my selected menu-items, special attention paid to my dietary restrictions, the resulting substitutions to my food and liquor selections, water refills, table bussing, dealing with the check, giving me a written copy of the recipe for the amazing cocktail I had ordered.
My server, as well as the other restaurant staff, treated me with respect and dealt with all of my needs with quick and unflappably energetic and friendly service.
A truly memorable dining experience, and well worth the price.
food was ok. It took quite a while to ge ...
food was ok. It took quite a while to get our drinks. They all came at different times. The waitress didn't seem to know which wines were on her menu and then after 20 minutes came and poured my wine directly into the glass from a half empty bottle. It wasn't even chilled (white sav blanc) We were the only patrons in the restaurant. The bill was brought to the table before the desserts arrived. Not what I would call a fine dining experience. We were there with our adult children to celebrate our anniversary.
The first table sat at was too cold as t ...
The first table sat at was too cold as the door to the patio was open. We asked to be moved up a level and that was better. Our waiter was serving alot of tables that evening so we had to wait for service as well we had to ask for a coffee. Otherwise no complaints.
Eggs Benedict was ordered soft and came ...
Eggs Benedict was ordered soft and came cooked hard, Bacon was left over from the breakfast buffet that closed for the day as it was hard to chew, cold and dried out.
I Didn't complain as daughter's birthday and didn't want to ruin the moment. Disappointing for this price point and caliber of hotel and restaurant.
Our reservation was for noon on Sunday, ...
Our reservation was for noon on Sunday, July 3, our 40th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and asked us if there was a reason for our lunch date. We told her. Soon after, she appeared carrying a platter with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate and a lovely slice of cake. Nice gesture, very thoughtful.
Reservations were running late. We were ...
Reservations were running late. We were accommodated in a smaller table rushedly set up too close to other tables. Noise level were high due to wedding party on the other side of the restaurant. Staff were attentive but clearly distracted by the high number of patrons. Appreciated the token of appreciation provided due to the long wait to get to our table.
Unfortunately we got seated with a large ...
Unfortunately we got seated with a large wedding. First they had to scramble to find us a table (even though we had a reservation). Then the wedding was very loud and it took away from our experience (two anniversary's).
Food was great but had they told us ahead of time we would have ate somewhere else. Maybe that's why they didn't?
Was so amazing!!! We were celebrating my ...
Was so amazing!!! We were celebrating my daughter's birthday ! We so enjoyed it ... Felt like princesses! Food was awesome and we felt so special ! We will definitely be going back! Our waitress Michelle and Mr Hernandez were so great! Thanks for helping make our memory so special!
We dined for lunch at The Harvest Room p ...
We dined for lunch at The Harvest Room prior to my daughter's convocations. It was a lovely afternoon and thanks to Michelle for making it such an amazing experience. We definitely recommend The Harvest Room for lunch.
Have been to the Harvest Room many times ...
Have been to the Harvest Room many times in the past 20+ years and have to say it is no longer the high end restaurant it once was.
Food was just ok and service was not bad but just not up to the standards it once was.
It is sad to say as I have a lot of special memories of this place but I do not think I will be eating at the Harvest Room any more.
The staff were very friendly and accommo ...
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The cranberry and pear salad was amazing and well balanced. The foie gras was very good quality and seared perfectly. And again, the burger was top notch. We will definitely be back again.
We have always gone to the Harvest room ...
We have always gone to the Harvest room for special occasions. Was easy to book through Open Table...but a nightmare to get a hold of anyone after to set up special requests...four phone calls later...no one called me back. I finally phoned the front desk, and they said they would put my requests on file...come two days later...nothing is on file.
I was also shocked how much the dining room has changed! Nothing special about the Harvest Room anymore...no table cloths, no arrangements. Very cold reception...and freezing room.
We did end up sitting outside, which I had requested....but confusion about that too...said they did not take reservations for outside....
Really miss the Brian Welsh times! Nothing was ever over looked.
The food was fantastic, but not as extensive as it use to be. And there were no daily specials.
The service from our waitress was also very good!
Will probably not be back for special occasions to the Harvest Room but will visit the bar and outside patio.
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