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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Save the date for Champagne dinner May 5th 2016
Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Ratings and Reviews
Yummy Mac Steak and Eggs. I will order t ...
Yummy Mac Steak and Eggs. I will order this again. My friend had the crab cake Benedict - also very good.
we had such a wonderful evening at the harvest room. they helped us celebrate our anniversary with style and such delicious food. the service was excellent, it was a delightful evening, thanks for all your help!
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.
The Harvest room has the prettiest patio ...
The Harvest room has the prettiest patio in Edmonton. I love the mid-day break on a nice day.
Pear salad was amazing, I love the berry ...
Pear salad was amazing, I love the berry tea. Fish and chips looked good. great service, beautiful view.
Top notch service. Enjoying lunch overlo ...
Top notch service. Enjoying lunch overlooking the river in warm sunny day was an ultimate experience. It was so relaxing and perfect. I would definitely recommend Harvest Room to my family and friends.
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.
Great style from turn of previous century
The room could use some updating. Ceiling sponge paint (great in the 80's, not so much now) - perhaps return to how it was in 1916.
Wonderful restaurant. Dishes were unique ...
Wonderful restaurant. Dishes were unique and delicious. Very accommodating for gluten free.
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 loved everything. service. food. sett ...
We loved everything. service. food. setting. food presentation was amazing and the flavor of the food provided such a lovely blend. Every flavor complimented the others. Wonderful experience
Everything was terrible. We should have ...
Everything was terrible. We should have asked for our money back. We go out all the time to good restaurants and have never experienced such horrible food and service. The waiter was so uncaring. Never again.
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".
Dinner with wine pairing.
Great variety on menu. Very generous wine servings.
Excellent service and attentive to dietary needs
Two of our party of 4 needed to eat gluten-free. The staff took our request very seriously and we were never in doubt that there was going to be a problem. At a classy restaurant, you expect dim lighting, and this was no different, but I would preferred it slightly brighter.
Really attentive service.
Really attentive service.
For the money, the buffet was a little b ...
For the money, the buffet was a little basic, but considerations were made for allergies and the service was generally great.
A very pleasant experience. Service and menu was excellent. This was a special Valentine's outing and booking through Opentable was good. However, there was no clear indication of the price, the prices shown at Opentable was their regular menu, but this special meal was far more. Our meal for two with one cocktail surpassed $350. Had I know this in advance, I would have chosen another venue.
Harvest Room not just for Farmers. :P
Decided to book a table at the Harvest Room for Valentines Day. I lucked out in getting a 17:30 reservation 1 week before the day. On line booking was quick and easy. I was also able to order flowers to suit the occasion. Everything was perfect. When we arrived, we took advantage of Valet parking. We were seated by the window, which faced the patio and River Valley behind. It was a perfect evening. Our waiter Santana was very polite and hospitable. He took care of us like we were family. His professionalism was outstanding. Acknowledged me by last name always. The food was above our expectations. The chef did an amazing job on the presentation and timing of delivery between courses. The dessert was to die for!! The wine list was also quite extensive. You definitely have choices. All in all, a very pleasant evening. We shall return!
Celebrated a family member's 21st birthday. The staff were very attentive, the presentation was awesome and the food was delicious and perfect for a special occasion. Ours was a quiet table with a great view of the river valley. We knew going in that the evening would be pricey so we were prepared to splurge. Took advantage of valet parking as it can be a challenge parking a truck downtown.
Great Upscale Breakfast at The Hotel Mac
Went for breakfast to celebrate a co-workers birthday. Everything was perfect and the ambience is just great there. The waitress must have overheard that we were celebrating a birthday and ended up bringing over a piece of cake on a plate with Happy Birthday written on it. What a great surprise. You pay a little more for food, but it's worth it if you want fine dining, top notch service and a great place to spend time with friends and family. There was something on the menu for everyone, you won't be disappointed.
My husband and I each had the three cour ...
My husband and I each had the three course dinner and both were very happy with all the courses! The service was awesome and the portion sizes of everything were perfect! They helped make my birthday celebration a bit extra special and made a special dessert with a candle. I will for sure be back! Loved our experience!
Not What We Expected
The evening didn't start off right, but staff were attentive and fixed things along the way.
Another wonbderful evening
We invited our daughter, our son and his special guest from California. She loved the Harvest Room and the view. As always Jacob was very attentive and looked after all of our requests. Everything was excellent. Complements to the staff in the Harvest Room, the Valet station and the staff in the lounge. Rick and Linda Belanger
We had a wonderful evening at the Harves ...
We had a wonderful evening at the Harvest Room, the meal and service were excellent. They even surprised us with a specially decorated dessert to celebrate our 19th anniversary! I will certainly return for special occasions but hope they find a way to make the room more cozy/ intimate as it feels too airy/ large currently.
This is a wonderful restaurant in a beautiful building with tons of character. The breakfast buffet was delicious. I would definitely go back again.
Not worth it
For the cost there are way better restaurants in the city.
Harvest Room Hotel Macdonald Edmonton
Husband and I went to Harvest Room for anniversary dinner. While the ambiance was exceptional as was the service, the only thing lacking was the food - overall flavors and components of each dish. Some odd pairings - like duck with lentils (lentils were not tasty) and the Butternut Squash Ravioli lacked that real flavor and simply not enough sauce. The dessert pairing of cheesecake topped with cherry sorbet was quite odd (why would anyone eat ice cream with cheesecake??) Bottom line: go for the ambiance, but not for the pricey food.
40 th Wedding Aniversary Celebration
The Harvest Room once again excelled in providing a special memorable experience for us. The service was excellent especially being recognized by our names and receiving wishes from our server Santana and the restaurant manager. The table position enabled a great view over the patio and the River Valley. The meal was excellent and tasty and the glass of Merlot red wine was of a good quality . Thank you for another good memory that we will cherish.
We celebrated a birthday there. It was ...
We celebrated a birthday there. It was a nice place with excellent food. The waiter brought out a special dessert for my girlfriend which was really nice. Very peaceful, great food and romantic place for a evening dinner.
A lovely meal - but the waiter made the night.
We took friends for a special event meal - and were not disappointed. The food was great! But the service is what really made the occasion. Our server Santana treated us all wonderfully. The best part was when he sang to a young man at another table - a beautiful Spanish birthday ballad. Glorious. Moved us all to tears. We would return for the food alone ... but the highlight was Santana.
Much needed date night.
My wife and I loved the atmosphere and incredible character/history in the architecture. We got the three course meal ($65 per person) and the wine pairing ($13 per course). Every course was incredibly tasty. The wine pairing didn't really enhance the food so I suggest you just pick whatever wine works for you. Service was quite good. Very friendly. All in all great experience.
We enjoyed the food and the wine pairings were spot on. Overall a great experience, great service, great food, great wine. Although we had a window table the only view was of a snow covered patio.
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