American Harvest Restaurant

4.6
994 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
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Savor a gourmet lunch prepared and served in Schoolcraft College's student-operated restaurant. The menu, which changes daily, features freshly baked breads, soup, salad, a choice of entree, and a selection from the tempting dessert table. All items on the menu are a la carte. Students work under the direction of an award-winning Certified Master Chef.

For dinner, enjoy an extravagant buffet in a beautiful setting at a reasonable price. Please join second-year students in the International and American Cuisine class, under the direction of a Certified Master Chef, as they prepare International favorites. Themes change weekly and include American, European, Latin & South American, and Asian.

Reservations are highly recommended for lunch and dinner.
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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fantastic culinary experience! It is an all you can eat buffet of perfectly cooked meats and uniquely delicious veggies with a ridiculous dessert selection. Very good beer too.

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t
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Much prefer the self service days. The presentatiywas nice and desert selection amazing. Main dishes served cold and were not great and ran out of menu item that I wanted so had to take another that was not great. However, I will definitely go back for a self serve style meal and I believe it’s a matter of trial and error. The previous time I loved it

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I ordered lamb shank with risotto. Risotto cocked perfection but the lamb had a little unpleasant smell in it. I lived in Australia and we ate(still do) lamb all the time so I know what they taste like when fresh and cooked properly. Did you use the imported lamb(perhaps either Australia/New Zealand?) or the ones raised in Michigan?
Dessert name on the menu and actual dessert name displayed was different so we had to go back and forth between the table and the dessert counter. - so did other customers. I ordered Crème brûlée(and a few more to go) but the sliced strawberry and green grapes on top were very dry which easily made me think they have been sitting there for a while. It would be nice to have freshly sliced ones laying on top of the beautiful Crème brûlée. I loved the flavour and lots of vanilla beans.
I am not sure who prepared coffee but you should have baristas or staff that know how to make at least (good) latte or espresso. School craft should provide students barista courses if not.
Waitress was very attentive and overall it was a great lunch.

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n
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place for a leisurely lunch. Food and desserts are outstanding. Must make reservations way in advance.

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HW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service, calming and comfortable ambiance. Will definitely attend again and will bring family and friends to enjoy this awesome experience. A gem in our backyard!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food presentation was excellent and as expected from previous visits and reputation, was delicious. The staff was very friendly.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've had a great experience every time. Food is fantastic, students are friendly and it's just a really nice atmosphere

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JH
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful assortment of breads in grains, shapes, taste and textures. Pork schnitzel had a tangy taste that made it especially delicious. Potato kale soup was yummy. Fantastic variety of desserts. New server made us feel so welcome and taken care of. The staff is always rightly proud of the food and service they provide. This place is a community gem!

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JP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food from the bread, salad, entree and dessert was very good. Our waiter, Zeb, was attentive and knowledgeable about the ingredients when we asked questions about the entrees.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great eating experience!

I have been dining here for years

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JL
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I have eaten at American Harvest on many occasions. Unfortunately, we were seated in the last lunch seating. As a result, out of four entree choices only two were available. I had to accept my third choice because they have run out of my first two choices. My third choice was good but I was a bit disappointed.

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B
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Always love having lunch at American Harvest. Great for couples or, as we do, work colleagues as a group/treat. Not to be missed.

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e
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We came here for lunch and were very pleased with the selections and the quality of food. The restaurant is staffed by culinary students which is great, however we did get some incorrect info about the items we ordered. It's no big deal to us and for the value, we are willing to chance getting some wrong info (like the dessert contained a pineapple cream rather than passion fruit as we were told.) The menu always changes, so we'll certainly be going back.

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DL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was my first time and it was good food and pleasant atmosphere. We ordered a salad as the start to our meal, but had one included with the entree. It was not explained clearly to us.
Looking forward to returning with my husband.
The desserts are to die for.

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DS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went there for lunch and found the food to be quite creative. The service was excellent and they accommodated all our needs

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L
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I invited a friend and she was impressed with the campus (she got lost and saw a lot of it) and loved the restaurant. We both did: everything about the food, the students, menu choices. Everyone I come with always wants to return. And we will!

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food served in a very pleasant atmosphere. The desserts were amazing!! Will definitely be back!!

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The only negative to the food experience was both entrees were lukewarm.

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AN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful staff and the best desserts around.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

I went to American Harvest with a friend as a celebration of both of our birthdays. We had a little wait, but were shown to a nicely prepared table. Our server was a very nice young woman but she was a little unorganized. We had to wait for everything. It was delicious when we got it and the serving size was just right. But it was not as delightful as the other two times we were there.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a great way to try foods you can't find being served elsewhere. Service was excellent and waiter had first hand knowledge of the foods being served. We were celebrating my sisters birthday and they delivered her desert on a plate wishing her a happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate.

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L
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friends getting together at American Harvest because we love the entree selections and top notch desserts' looks and taste. I love to bring my family and also meet friends as no one is ever disappointed. The training program has to be the best in the U. S. as the meals are so original and perfectly displayed.
I will continue to avail myself to the best restaurant experience.

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OQ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Outstanding local culinary program ran by some of Michigan’s finest Chefs and Schoolcraft Culinary students.

Great food, service and ambience for this Culinary program. Pricing is very reasonable and make you save room for dessert!

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TT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were there for lunch on a Tuesday. The menu was very limited, and I chose the cod fish which was very good... Although the portion was small and I thought the price was a little high.

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K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service is outstanding as was the food. Would have liked an entree salad on menu but enjoyed what I ordered.

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 15 year old son could not keep his eyes off the desert selection but did try many different dishes before he dove in to the deserts. What a great way to introduce him to many different dishes. He loved the swordfish!

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AP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great variety of food. Different cuisines each time.

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T
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as usual, staff was professional and Chef took the time to show my gluten free friend all the options!!!

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food- especially breads and desserts. Love shopping there prior to the meal

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RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

WE HAVE BEEN LONG TIME FANS OF THIS RESTAURANT BUT THIS TIME THE FOOD WAS POOR AND THE SERVICE WORSE. WE CANCELLED 4 OTHER RESERVATIONS WE HAD MADE.

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f
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A great dinner dining experience. The food choices were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive.

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TF
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

On our first visit to American Harvest Restaurant we had a dinner reservation for a Friday evening, and when we arrived we were informed that on Thursday and Friday they only offer a dinner buffet. The menu theme that evening was Caribbean and South American recipes and that worked for us because we were able to try several different appetizers and entrees that were all very good. Our favorite was a sauteed jumbo shrimp and monkfish in a light brown sauce ... Outstanding . We tried several different offerings and ate so much food that we decided to take our dessert home with us. My only critical comment would be for me the food was a little under seasoned. For me Caribbean foods and South American foods are usually pretty spicy, or heavily seasoned, but these dishes were very mild in their seasoning. Seating is in the equivalent of a school cafeteria so there really is no Ambiance or atmosphere to speak of, its plastic tables and plastic chairs. The culinary students that cook the food and serve the food we're all wonderful to speak to and I enjoyed discussing the creation of some of the dishes with them. As an example I had never seen a butterflied, stuffed and rolled flank steak. It was expertly prepared and a treat to enjoy.
We look forward to our next visit to American Harvest Restaurant. Special things to our host, Margaret, who was most gracious to us.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an awesome gem we have here in Livonia! Bravo Schoolcraft College - Vista Tech Center for your contribution to EXCELLENT food / service. The students in culinary school are the servers, chefs, etc. Worthy of a 'look-see' by those who appreciate excellent fare.

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VR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty food, good service, creative deserts, good atmosphere.

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LG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love American Harvest. I have been going for 3 years and never been disappointed.

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M
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were so impressed with the creativity , the selection of foods, and the vegetarian options. The waiters were lovely and so friendly as was the hostess. Our only suggestion would be to put up names of the deserts and ingredients on deserts.

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PM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Clean and friendly. Good food and Great bread and deserts.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I enjoyed lunch this week, the staff were very dedicated to ensuring a great experience for guests. The food was delicious, and the portions were filling. Overall, a great way to experience new cuisine options offered by up and coming chefs. Thanks, and I will be back.

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DW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We truly enjoyed our dining experience. We only wished we found it sooner. (Completely booked for rest of year). In the future I would appreciate it if deserts had labels and I knew which items contained pork:).

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C
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing! The staff is top notch. We went on Mediterranean night. They had a varied selection of food which was farm fresh. We will be return customers very soon.

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