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Reviewed May 10, 2024

A great dinner out tonight with long time friends. Attentive service and a reasonable selection on both casual and fine dining. Offered, also, a really nice selection of homemade desserts and specialty coffees! We will definitely be returning throughout the summer.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed March 31, 2024

Excellent! Terrific food, great service and atmosphere! Nice, fresh choices on both their dinner menu and cocktail choices. Delicious dessert selection, also.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 24, 2024

Don’t bother going! Cold and drafty, lousy service, (didn’t even come to ask how our meals were after being served or if we wanted anything else like dessert/more drinks), unexperienced staff, steak was tough, potatoes were cold $30+ for each meal. Super disappointed Harvest Brooklin!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2024

In response to the Harvest Restaurant’s Instagram ad featuring a photo of their outdoor cabins we paid $50 to reserve one of the cabins for a Tuesday evening in mid-January to celebrate my wife’s birthday with our children and grandchildren. The cabins were advertised as...being heated. On the night of our reservation when we approached the restaurant, it looked like it might be closed. Snow covered the walkway and stairs with no visible footprints. The restaurant was actually open (although no other customers were there). We were escorted through the restaurant and out the back door to the cabins. Although the cabin had two space heaters it was still uncomfortably cold inside. The cabin was constructed of a single wooden wall (with gaps between the boards) and three walls and a roof made of clear plastic. There was no cabin floor. All of this plus the fact that the roof plastic was dripping on us due to condensation resulted in it being too cold and wet to dine comfortably. After ten minutes we requested that we be moved inside and were accommodated. Once seated inside their approach to menus and pricing seemed disorganized and confusing. Some of the menus we were offered showed elevated New Year’s Eve pricing. The prices we were eventually charged for some meals were unexpected as they were different than the prices shown on their online menu. Throughout our dinner we were the only customers inside the restaurant. Our server was accommodating but service was very slow and errors were made on some of the orders. Food was brought out in stages so not all entrees were received at the same time. Throughout the meal we wore our coats and even with this extra padding it was very cold in the restaurant. The basement washrooms were absolutely frigid. Some of the food was well prepared, but some was odd tasting and/or inedible. The risotto and the crème brulé were particularly unusual and poor tasting. We had children with us and the jars of crayons they were offered for colouring the kids’ menu contained an assortment of broken crayons, most without wrappers and most about one inch long. These garbage quality crayons, the snow-covered walkway and steps, the empty restaurant, the lack of heat, and the outdated menus were just some of the signs that this restaurant is likely struggling and running on a shoestring budget. We were very disappointed in our dining experience and would not return nor would we recommend it to others. We were negligent in not first reading other reviews on TripAdvisor and Google. Had we done so we would not have considered dining at this restaurant. Following our disappointing experience, we contacted the restaurant the next day to request a refund of the $50 deposit on the cabin since it was not suitable for dining due to temperature and dripping water. The female restaurant employee we spoke to explained that the cabins were owned and managed by a different company but she said she would contact them about our issue. We also attempted to contact the people responsible for the cabins via email but received no response. We contacted the restaurant again a week later to see if they had received any response concerning our complaint but was told the restaurant has no control over this other company and that we need to deal with them directly. They did however suggest it might be possible for us to reschedule our cabin visit to another date and not have to pay another deposit. In view of our overall concerns with this restaurant, we won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 14, 2024

My girlfriend and I went for New Years Eve dinner. Let me preface my review by noting that the reason we decided to go was due to the fantastic experience we had New Years Eve two years earlier. That experience sadly was not to be...repeated. Also, to be fair it was busier than it had been two years previous, but it was not close to being super busy. We arrived at 6:50 PM (ten minutes early) and were shown to our table immediately. We then waited over ten minutes for our server to appear and take drink orders. This was followed by another lengthy wait before drinks appeared. I should point out that Liam our server was also the bartender. Another lengthy wait and our appetizers finally arrived. They were fine although my soup was not hot, probably due to sitting waiting to be picked up by the server. Next our main course arrived and neither of us had a complaint. The entrees were tasty. Then came dessert. My girlfriend enjoyed hers however, my crème brulee was ice cold (it should be at least a bit warm from the caramelizing process), and the custard was grainy. We had two drinks each plus coffee. My second drink was almost a virgin Old Fashioned. The above dinner experience took place from 6:50 PM until 9:40 PM. Just short of three hours for a dinner for two people. We should have been finished at least an hour sooner especially as it was a fixed price menu. Reservations tell a restaurant exactly how many people to expect on any given night along with what time those guests will arrive. If you are unable to staff your restaurant properly you are cheating your customers and ruining their night out. And providing your customers with an enjoyable dining experience they are happy to pay for, is the whole mandate of a restaurant. What has happened to this restaurant is a shame. To have this pathetic level of service is absolutely unacceptable when a dinner for two and a couple of drinks totals over $260. The prices set for the quality and quantity of food served was higher than warranted in my opinion. Luke warm soup, weak drinks, below par dessert. Not my idea of a Happy New Year. I still feel cheated two weeks later. Unless I see that someone new has taken over this place I won't be back. Mark G. Brooklin, Ont.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 22, 2023

An absolute gem. We had a great time. The staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for a night out.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 9, 2023

Our meals were amazing! Especially the Short Ribs and Salmon. Everyone loved the Fig and Brie Crostini!! Service was professional. Our waitress was very attentive!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 9, 2023

We had a wonderful dinner. Excellent service and presentation of food! The atmosphere was warm and friendly and service was respectful and friendly. Definitely our new go to restaurant!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2023

This restaurant is not the Harvest of late, and is not worthy of keeping the name. New ownership has destroyed what once was a great go to restaurant offering fresh locally sourced food. Wait staff is young and inexperienced -needs a lot of work on...how to serve properly. Wine ordered seemed to take a long time to reach the table in a dirty wine glass, and did not taste like what I was expecting - who knows what I was served. Food is just terrible. There seems to be a definite caribbean vibe to the menu. Perhaps the caribbean influenced dishes are okay but we ended up cancelling our mains after regurgitating our appetizer. One appetizer was an arugula salad which was a wilted mess, the other (see photo) was crab cakes. What arrived looked more like ginger cookies. They were dry, hard, and the taste was not crab but very fishy. It was so bad, I did something I have never done at a restaurant.....spat it out!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 31, 2023 via mobile

Restaurant not busy for lunch 08/30 3 or 4 tables. Took over an hour to get 2 of 3 meals/salads. Good but beets in beet salad scarce. My meal Seafood Fettuccine was another 20 minutes coming. The pasta was under cooked barely edible, seafood was...good that’s all I ate. Restaurant compted 50% of the pasta. I guess the logic was I ate the seafood. Never offered to replace the meal. First time there, probably the last. Very disappointing. 1 cook, 1 server. Asked to see the manager. Ghosted me. If they can’t provide the lunch service, don’t open for lunch.☹️👎More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 9, 2023

We were a party of 4 and arrived for our reservation at 7:00 PM on a Friday evening. We were seated promptly noticing the restaurant wasn't busy. Service began okay, we ordered drinks then waited for our meals. We each had something different, Seasonal Risotto...with Chicken, Seasonal Risotto with Shrimp, Braised Pork Tenderloin and Chicken Sandwich with Brie and Fig. When our food arrived the first observation was that each meal was very small. The Seasonal Risottos were tasteless except for a hint of cream cheese and it was difficult to see and impossible to taste the mushrooms that came with my overcooked, 55ml length of tenderloin. We ordered 2 coffees, one decaf, one regular and were told by our server they had no decaf, not that the pot was empty but they had run out of decaf. We ordered 2 regular coffees then waited an inordinate amount of time for the milk and cream to arrive which came in little pots since they had also run out of the proper jugs. When added to our coffees it made them barely warm. We left hungry and my wallet was $225.00 lighter. Massively overpriced for the paltry servings and the quality was just not there. Needless to say, we won't be paying a return visit.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2023

Our waitress was lovely , the food beyond terrible , we waited for our shrimp cocktail, because they had to go buy the sauce, my friend ordered crispy cauliflower at $22.00 , it was cold and not crispy at all , I ordered a burger...with HERBED fries! the bun was old like a regular bun from metro , bun was not even heated slightly , the fries withered up and old and cold and looked like they had been reheated several times, just awful, we told the waitress we were very disappointed with the food , ps this was birthday lunch and my friend was sorry it was so awful ,they did not even offer a slight discount. I will never go there again, nor will I ever recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 13, 2023

A group of 5 of us came for a Friday dinner together. We were seated upstairs and the poor water/bartender seemed overwhelmed. Took us 30mins to have our drinks which arrived separately. Dinners came out different timing and never asked for a refresh of beverages....Around 8:30pm they began clearing the table and let us know that they were closing so we had to leave. I still hadn't finished my overcooked salmon. This is the 2nd time I've been and they've escorted us out before posting closing hours. Decided to give it a retry...won't again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2023

Total disappointment. Lovely young waiters who looked like they were totally overwhelmed. Who on s Busy Friday night is in charge? 6 of us on the patio. Each of our meals came out at 10 minute intervals so out of politeness the whole table waited...to eat and food was cold. We kept having to remind the server that we had asked fir wine. No one finished their meals the food lacked flavour and was doused in gravy/ sauce. My jerk chicken looked like a bottle of hot sauce had been poured over everything. And it was to hat to eat.It was ridiculously overpriced. Won’t go back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 8, 2023 via mobile

We really our meal at Harvest! All of our food was excellent and the owner was exceptionally friendly. The building itself is really special, as well as the property out back, where I was told they have live music on warm days. There are so...few properties like this left in the Durham region. It’s a really special spot, and I would highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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