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
Special Events & Promotions:
Save the date for Champagne dinner May 5th 2016
Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Ratings and Reviews
To the Harvest room... I say Excellent f ...
To the Harvest room... I say Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back and enjoy the experience all over again.
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?
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.
food was poor
was my husbands birthday he didn't eat anything at all I guess I ruined his special date I really felt bad for him I wasn't expecting the food to be not tasty and not good at all
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.
Amazing food and service
Our meals were amazing ! Tenderloin was perfect, interesting wine pairings with each course. The meal was substantial, we barely had room for dessert.
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
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