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
The current lunch menu is very "meh" as ...
The current lunch menu is very "meh" as in nothing special. I've been there twice in the past couple of weeks and this time the service was lousy as well. It took forever to get our check at the end of the meal. I love Fairmont Hotels and so hope that the next time they refresh the menu and improve the service.
We chose an evening to dine at the Harv ...
We chose an evening to dine at the Harvest Room when the restaurant was full of Holiday Parties. It is a fairly small space, and was busy and just a little too noisy. That said, service was prompt and friendly, and food service took an appropriate time to come out. Dinner was nice without being spectacular, and the menu was good value. I would dine there again, but there are clearly nicer places to dine in Edmonton.
Food and service was mostly good. Love t ...
Food and service was mostly good. Love the crab cakes. The waffle was not fluffy at all. Would definitely expect a better quality waffle. The waffles I had at a a free breakfast from select service hotel is 10 time better. Spent $200 for a breakfast for 4. Would definitely expect a decent quality of waffle.
What an amazing experience - both the fo ...
What an amazing experience - both the food and service were fantastic. From valet, front desk, server, to restaurant manager, they all went above and beyond while remaining genuine (as in not "fake") - very impressive - we will be back.
We felt rushed and had to slow down the ...
We felt rushed and had to slow down the service. Our appetizers arrived before our cocktails. This restaurant was a gem in Edmonton at one time but with so many other world renowned restaurants in Edmonton it doesn't hold its own anymore.
We purchased a coupon from Groupon and i ...
We purchased a coupon from Groupon and interested to try it on their $67 three course meal. But we were told that because the three course meal is already discounted, therefore we are not allowed to use it on the three course meal.
We had two appetizers and two entrees. My girlfriend started with scallop, and seared salmon for entree. I had salmon poke and tenderloin. My girlfriend did not like the scallop as it was overcooked and the booth was really really oily. Her salmon with purple potato and veggies. The presentation was really beautiful but almost the whole plate was filled with butter underneath the salmon and veggies, extremely oily and lacking flavor.
My salmon poke with avocado and cucumber also lacking flavor. But I am very happy with my tenderloin, perfectly cooked.
Our server was very helpful, he ran almost half of the restaurant by himself which I feel bad for him. Although he messed up our food every time, but we can see that because he was the only one doing all the job, I don't complaint on him but I would complaint on the management team who manage only 2 staffs to run the whole restaurant on Thursday night right before long weekend.
I like fine dining. But I've always beli ...
I like fine dining. But I've always believed that fine dining does not mean less food. My wife's plate was supposed to come with a walnut salad. It ended up being a few sprigs of greenery on her plate. The lighting was dull and created a not very unappealing ambience. I expected to meal to be expensive but I also expect to get value for my money. Most of the entrees on the menu were in the mid $30's to mid $40's. I've enjoyed the food at Moxie's or the Keg much more than here and this was more expensive. The only thing that I appreciated about this restaurant was that I felt the service was exceptional. I would not recommend this restaurant though.
We made a reservation for 1030 am, but h ...
We made a reservation for 1030 am, but had to wait 45 min to be seated at a table, defeating the purpose of having a reservation. The server was also over-extended between the restaurant and the lounge, resulting in very slow service. To top it off, the food is not up to usual standard for Fairmont...the berries with the breakfast dishes were dry and not fresh and took a long time to be served.
Overall it felt like a chaotic understaffed restaurant, not worth the prices on the menu.
Overall good dining experience. Busy eve ...
Overall good dining experience. Busy evening for the Wait Staff and I'm sure the kitchen as well. The Main Course was presented 35 minutes after the starter dishes had been cleared. Our group all felt that was far from acceptable.
My husband and I had our date night here ...
My husband and I had our date night here this past weekend and enjoyed ourselves a great deal. The wine was excellent and the beef tenderloin was melting in my mouth. My husband had the salmon and he's not a big fish eater so he ordered it with the understanding that if it was "too fishy" I would trade him for my tenderloin. I ate the entire tenderloin. My husband raved about the salmon being one of the best he has ever had including mine. The total bill was expensive but we knew that going in. It was worth the experience and quality of the food. Service was also amazing, friendly, and the recommendations excellent!
A friend and I met for dinner this week. ...
A friend and I met for dinner this week. Jacob was lovely and helpful. We both tried the cod which was very tasty. The kitchen provided us with extra vegetables - which were a very nice selection - given that we had declined the potatoes. I would dine here again.
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.
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