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
This was a great choice to help celebrat ...
This was a great choice to help celebrate my brother's 43rd birthday with our family. It was wheelchair accessible and the manager and staff were extremely accommodating to my dad's physical needs and the spirit of the celebration. The staff even brought over a slice of cake with a candle and tastefully decorated plate in honor of his birthday. The food was delicious - the selection was amazing. Both healthy and "sinful" options - truly delicious. The ambience was perfect for an opportunity for a family to get together and celebrate my brother and catch up as a family. Thank you!
Was there for lunch and had the crab cak ...
Was there for lunch and had the crab cakes which were simply to die for. For desert I had the red velvet cake which was the best slice of cake I have had in years. This place is pricey but no complaints about anything else.
While staying in the Hotel MacDonald, we ...
While staying in the Hotel MacDonald, we were happy to be able to enjoy the beautiful dining room for a delicious lunch. The bonus was the 3 course meal for only $25! Highlights included a pasta dish with bison and the other selected main of salmon with quinoa.
We went to the Harvest Room on a Sunday ...
We went to the Harvest Room on a Sunday night to celebrate a birthday and had another phenomenal meal. The service is impeccable, plating on the dishes is beautiful, and yet, I don't find the environment intimidating or pretentious. I really appreciate that Chef Jost has a menu that can accommodate Celiacs (as well as many other allergies). I think the Harvest Room is a hidden gem downtown and one of Edmonton's most underrated restaurants.
My friend and I visited The Harvest Room ...
My friend and I visited The Harvest Room for brunch for her birthday. It was a wonderful experience, with the Old World charm, absolutely delicious food, the service, and a special birthday treat that they added, the most delicious Tiramisu on a special plate with a lit candle. What a surprise. We want to visit it next for the special tea event.
Normally this restaurant is great. Howev ...
Normally this restaurant is great. However, on this occasion it did not live up to its reputation. First: they couldn't find our reservation. They asked, "are you sure you made it here? Perhaps it was for our other restaurant." No, we definitely made it at the Harvest Room, we have a confirmation number. Suddenly they found it.
Second: We had requested a table by the window, but some other people walked in and sat down at the one we were supposed to. Nothing was said to them and we were sat at a window table that had not been set. Perhaps they had already been seated but they hadn't been.
Third: we had to ask for cutlery, which they did get to us, but only for three and we were a party of four.
Fourth: The waitress, while very pleasant, talked a little too much about herself. We were there to enjoy our birthday brunch (which I had put onto our reservation Notes) not to learn about her.
Fifth: I had the buffet and my dishes were never whisked away, as they usually are, before I came back. I had to ask each time, 3 in total, for someone to take the plates so that I could put my new plate down.
Sixth: The drinks; water was not replenished, coffee in the carafe was cold, had to ask twice for hot water for tea.
Seventh: I know I am being picky here, but the buffet is very boring. It has been the same dishes for over a year and to be honest, we won't be back.
We always love the ambiance of the Hotel but this visit just did not make the grade.
Filet mignon was perfect; appetizers wer ...
Filet mignon was perfect; appetizers were good (not fantastic); dessert was marginal (while the sorbet was lovely, the fruit pieces with it were frozen and therefore tasteless. Fruit should be room temperature to feature the flavours. The creme brulee crust was too thick; custard was supposed to be Bailey's but tasted more like coffee-mocha flavour). All together, not worth the cost.
Service staff was outstanding!
My daughter and I went for the prix fixe ...
My daughter and I went for the prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Superb dining experience in a wonderful ambiant setting in Edmonton. One of the very best.
Complimentary sparkling wine aperitif and salmon tartare added to the dinning experience.
Superb food, professional service and at a totally relaxing pace.
Gone for dinner to the harvest room a fe ...
Gone for dinner to the harvest room a few times. Great service and food as always. They seem to no longer care what type of clothing you wear. You can be out for a nice dinner in suit and tie and the table next to you is in a ball cap and ripped jeans. Can ruin the ombiance
My wife and I booked the Lunch Special i ...
My wife and I booked the Lunch Special in the Harvest Room for 13:00 on October 6th., the day that we were coming to Edmonton for appointments. We came into the Hotel a bit early, 12:45, and were greeted at the Harvest Room entrance by the guest host. We advised her that we were 15 minutes early for our reservation but were pleasantly surprised when she insisted that she could seat us early.
We enjoyed the way our host explained the choices on the menu and did ask if we had any allergic reactions to some of the ingredients used in some of the menu items. We both decided to have the Pan Seared Salmon, for the main course, and the Chocolate Torte for desert. Both of us were amazed by the perfection of how the salmon was seasoned and cooked; it tasted wonderfull. The selection of rice and vegetables also were cooked and seasoned to perfection. In addition to the wonderful service we received from our server we also were surprised by the perfect view from the south windows of the restaurant which offered a perfect view across the river valley. The sight was stunning as all the fall colours came to life from brightness of the afternoon sun.
We intend on making the Harvest Room one of our next stops when we come to this part of Edmonton.
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.
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