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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Ratings and Reviews
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.
Special Restaurant in Special Hotel
The Harvest Room is THE place for special occasions and for entertaining guests who appreciate good food and who want a taste of Edmonton's elegant history. Service is second to none, the view spectacular, and, of course, the food is amazing both in taste and presentation.
This is such a wonderful part of our History.
This is a wonderful and beautiful hotel... I am proud to say that I am a born and raised Edmontonian and love this hotel..
Our Server Douglas was very helpful and attentive.
Great service. We were well taken care of.
We had a lovely evening. Our server Jaco ...
We had a lovely evening. Our server Jacob was very attentive. The food was very good. The tables were well spaced so didn't feel like we were sitting with the next table. The plate with Happy Anniversary including year was a very nice touch.
Heritage Setting Contemporary Menu
People forget we have a beautiful heritage setting in the MacDonald Hotel, and the Harvest Room combines both the traditional old setting with contemporary and food savvy menu choices. The 45 minute lunch selections offer a 3 course meal, for those needing to rush away to work. With a lovely outdoor patio option and a scenic view window table, perfect escape during the summer months.
Pleasant experience for an Anniversary Celebration
My wife and I recently celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary at the Harvest room and would rate our experience as good, but not stellar. The Hotel MacDonald has made some changes to the Harvest Room and made the room less formal and open to a broader range of diners. Prices have been lowered slightly and patrons were dressed in a broader range of attire, from fairly formal to very casual. White tablecloths are gone, and the meticulous attention to detail from a dedicated server has given way to a somewhat more relaxed approach where a number of servers seem to cover the entire room. Sometimes, its nice to go to a very formal restaurant for a special occasion; the Harvest Room no longer meets this goal.
My Daughter's 18th birthday and she wanted a very special experience. The staff was fantastic. making 1st drink recommendations, bringing her a very special desert. I was very happy to treat my little girl to such a fabulous experience. Thanks Hotel Mac. you did an outstanding job.
Another memorable meal
We ordered the chef's three course meal which was outstanding. The service at The Harvest Room is always professional yet approachable, each dish is plated beautifully, and I think the value is great. Looking forward to another meal on the patio here soon.
Hit and miss
My hubby and I celebrated Easter in Fairmont's harvest room. I ordered the Beef Tenderloin and my hubby ordered the butternut squash ravioli. My tenderloin was oh so good. Well seasoned, cooked to perfection. I had my husband try it and he liked my meal as well. It wasn't the same for the butternut squash. The pasta was too aldente for our liking. It actually seems that the pasta cooked, and then dried. Not sure why it was. The flavours wasn't too my liking for the pasta. So it was a 50/50 experience for us.
Not worth it at half the price.
We had been looking forward to trying this restaurant, and found it extremely underwhelming. Maybe if the food had been outstanding, the extremely loud people at the next table would have been less challenging. Maybe it was just a bad night for the place, but it was really not worth a high price tag, or even medium. The whole experience was poor and we will likely never be back.
We could not have asked for a better evening! The food was absolutely perfect and the staff were wonderful. It was also a nice change from the loudness of the more trendy/new restaurants we have been to. We always find coming back to the Harvest Room is a step above in food, atmosphere and service. A very special Thank You to our server that night "Santana".
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