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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.
LOCAL. SEASONAL. SUSTAINABLE. We also offer complimentary Wifi for our Diners.
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
Canadian, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary Canadian
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Ratings and Reviews
Our experience at the McDonald hotel was fantastic overall. Our server went above and beyond to make our evening special. The decor is a bit dated. The food although excellent was not especially unique. There was just one gluten free, vegetarian option on the menu. We had requested a few things on open table; window seat - ended up in the middle of the room and options on gluten free items. Our server did eventually recall that one of us was celiac after it was mentioned to him. This delayed service of a gluten free bread. Overall though it was quiet, the wine parings were fantastic with our food choices. It was a special evening. Thank you for this.
The food was excellent.. Hot and very tasty.. Beef tenderloin cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable by all staff.. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.. Candle lit tables.. Cloth napkins.. Great place for that special occasion.. Highly recommend..
Service: My friends and I had a reservation at 7:00 and were late by a few minutes. However, we were still immediately sat inside the dining room, and were told by Liana the hostess that we could move out to the patio if it cleared up. The hostess continued to explain the menu to us and tell us some specials and recommendations. Our server Dew came up and introduced himself shortly after, and took our order. It should be noted that the silverware was clearly taken care of and the staff took time to polish every piece of cutlery. During the meal I asked if the pasta is supposed to be cooked al dente and Dew did not hesitate to get a new order started once he found out that the pasta was overcooked and mushy. The food took a little long to arrive, however, this I do not fault for the service because the manager Jerome and Dew made sure to keep us informed about the food. At the end of the meal, we were treated to a small desert on the house and some sparkling wine. Very good experience.
Food: We ordered only one starter, which was the Lobster Chowder. Considering how it read "Nova Scotia Lobster Chowder" we assumed it would be a creamy chowder, similar to a Nova Scotian styled seafood chowder, however it was a manhatten/rhode island style chowder. Still very delicious, but not clear as to what kind of broth.
We ordered the octopus tagliatele which came out overcooked. The second time around however, it came out nice. The pasta held some texture and had some body to it. Also, the octopus was cooked beautifully.
I had the lamb chops. It was seasoned perfectly and the mint flavour was subtle enough to add a lightness and freshness that was unlike the normal spice pairings.
The other two guests had the tenderloin (slightly overcooked but still very delicious) and the Pan Roasted Chicken. The chicken was absolutely delicious. The seasoning was very nice and the fry on the skin made it crisp and incredibly tasty. Also, the chicken was cooked perfectly.
Everything was absolutely delicious and it was such an amazing experience! We enjoyed the 3 courses for $69 and what a deal! They started us out with a chef creative taster appetizer which was yum! I had the scallop & prawn appetizer on squid ink risotto, the tenderloin which was the most amazing steak ever, and the Chocolate Delice. They also brought us a sparkling wine and extra dessert plate complimentary. The service and food were impeccable! Looking forward to next time already!
We were staying at Mac Hotel, so we decided to eat dinner at the restaurant. The service was okay, but the appatizer and main meal was aweful. Bone marrow? Gross. The meat was nothing special at all and we each got one slice of potato. $9 a beer? And the presentation of the meal was amature at best. And the kicker for this meal for 2, $220.00! Unreal. Our advice, walk across the street to Ruth's Kris and have a great meal and enjoy yourself. And the hotel is nothing special either, $35 for parking, and the hotel would reimburse us for it. Room was small and loud, room price was North off $200 as well.
Went here with my wife for our 1st anniversary. My review is mixed: the ambience and the excitement of eating at a classy/historical establishment was great, however, the service was poor and the food -- average.
Our waiter never once asked us how our food was, meanwhile the table beside us seemed to get a lot of attention from their waiter. The bread came out cold and poorly seasoned, it had that awful frozen taste. Nova Scotia clam chowder was our appetizer which I would give a 7/10 as the portion was quite small. For entree my wife ordered the Octopus and chorizo pasta. I tried some of her dish and didn't mind it (although I was curious why they would go heavy on a lime sauce in a tomato pasta dish)... She remarked that we make better pasta at home. I ordered ordered the seared salmon. It was decent, but for $39 I wasn't impressed that I could easily make this at home.
At the end of the night, we were finally asked what our occasion was and when I said it was our 1st anniversary, we were given a complimentary dessert. It was a nice touch :)
We sat outside and it was a beautiful night with a great view. I had a few $9 pints of Stella Artois which were quite tasty - I was pleased to see the Harvest Room abides by an imperial pint (20 oz or 568ml). The drinks hit the spot.
Like I said, all in all a decent night, but they need to step up their game. People expect a high quality of service when patronizing these sorts of establishments.
Oh by the way, you need to purchase a parking ticket (and HOLD ONTO that receipt) if you want to park in their underground lot. I learned the hard way and realized I was unable to get back to my car without a code. Parking is $5.50/hr.
We went to the Harvest room for a special lunch. We brought our own cake for the event. Two of our guests ordered from the express lunch menu that includes dessert. Rather than deducting the Cakeage from our bill on the two orders, we were charged $3.75 per person for the Cakeage. You don't go to the Mac for a deal, but nobody likes being treated unfairly.
It was a wonderful experience and we would go again the next time we are in Edmonton! Food was fantastic, well portioned, and the restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere. Service was extremely good, the waiter just kept mixing up our meals so had to change the untensils out for 2 of our 3 courses. He still made our experience great though as he was very attentive.
Our dining experience was amazing. We loved the fact that because we were a couple without children, we were not rushed. We were immediately welcomed and seated. In short order we received our drinks and ordered our meals. The salads came after about 20 minutes, which means they were not pre-made, but were made when our order was received in the kitchen. Then about 30 minutes later, we received our entrée. The whole dining experience was over 2 hours. Hard to find a place that allows you to socialize and enjoy without being rushed. There was a family with children about 7 & 12 years old. Their meals were served in less time, which was appropriate for that family. Everything was fresh, delicious and the perfect temperature. The beef was served with a steak knife, but it was so tender, it could be cut with a spoon. I have food allergies and the waitress went above and beyond to ensure I was not at risk for any cross-contamination. The special birthday surprise was not expected, but a very welcome bonus. We will be back.
We had a lovely time. The food was excellent as was the service, and we appreciated the extra special things they did to make our Anniversary wonderful. We also appreciate how they went out of their way to ensure that there were gluten free options available too. Definitely enjoyed this as a venue to celebrate special occasions. We'd definitely recommend the Harvest Room.
My friend and I met for High Tea at the Harvest Room for her birthday. The service was great and the experience was interesting for both of us. The three-tiered serving dish featured a number of small sandwiches and scones as well as some tiny desserts. It was all that we expected and a great experience. They prepared a special birthday dessert for my friend, which made it a very nice touch to end our mid-afternoon visit.
Two of us did not feel well immediately after eating the duck entree. I reported this to management and am pleased as to how they handled it. I think the experience would be hugely enhanced by live piano music in the restaurant and adjacent bar. I would expect this from an establishment such as this.
The food was very good, however, unfortunately the service was poor. It was a special occasion taking a relative to dinner. When I could not find my groupon number upon arrival the host said I could find it later. I did identify I had a groupon which should have been sufficient. There was also limited menu items with the groupon or a full sized meal had to be ordered for lunch. None of the specials applied. When the food arrived in front of my guest and myself the server asked for the groupon number from my cell phone. I was having difficulty signing in on my cell phone. I asked if it the number could be provided after the meal, to which it was agreed. I was very disappointed with the service. Other restaurants have not been so bold to insist on the number of the groupon prior to the billing, in front of other customers and so loudly during a meal. I was surprised as I had thought this was a high end restaurant. Not certain I would return.
We came in for a lunch after the wedding ceremony. Only 4 guests the bride, groom and two witnesses. We ordered off the 45 min express lunch and we almost missed the reception because the service was so slow. Our reservation was at 1pm on a Thursday clearly after the lunch rush as no one was on the patio or in the restaurant. It took about 15 min before our server even acknowledged us, then about 30 min later we got our drinks and ordered our lunch. 1 hour later our lunch arrives we quickly eat and wait another we had to 20 min for our dessert. we would of drank more wine and ordered champagne but our server was not their. needless to say I won't be heading back anytime soon. We left the restaurant at 4pm!! reception started at 4:30pm. We barely made it.
We have been enjoying dinners at the Fairmont Harvest Room for many years. Our meal and the service tonight could not have been more enjoyable. It is so nice to have such a fine meal served in such a gracious manner in a room with such a perfect atmosphere.
Overall it was good. I know the hotel prides itself on it's old, grand appearance - but on the inside, I was actually a bit disappointed of how it looked. I expected grander, older, more prestige. I found it just kind of lacked in the 'grand' department. The food however, was very very good.
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