Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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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, 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.
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L
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Harvest Room is still one of my favourite places in Edmonton to go for a special occasion. I recently stumbled on a Groupon that made it even more affordable. Our server, Dee was FABULOUS!! Seriously treated us with the utmost professionalism and gave us excellent suggestions starting with the beverage selection right through to dessert.
We both enjoyed the beef tenderloin (aged 30 days) which was cooked to perfection.
Valet parking is cheaper than street parking so if you so desire, take advantage of allowing their valets to care for you.
Thanks For another memorable evening!

j
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were here recently to have a late Valentine's Day dinner. We made a reservation ahead of time and were seated promptly. My fiancee had requested a table that had a view and we got exactly that. Dew Johnny was our waiter and he was great! Very attentive and knowledgeable. He took good care of us.
I ordered the lamb and my fiancee ordered the beef tenderloin. Both dishes were cooked perfectly to order and everything was delicious. We were both quite full by the end of it. We didn't have room to order dessert.
After paying our bill, Dew invited us to ask him to be our waiter again the next time we were in. We very likely will!
We had a great night, thank you!

LB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ivan provided great service and walked us through our courses and desserts. Too bad we couldn’t use our gift card for the Harvest table shared meal which if needed we would have paid a surcharge but the meal was excellent and the room was superb.....did I say Ivan was excellent

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Everything was pretty good, but unfortunately all of our food came out cold for our mains. We shared the harvest room boards with the cod, lamb, and beef tenderloin, and you could tell it had been sitting for some time, as everything was the same temperature, but fairly cold. It was still a good meal, but had it been hot we would have enjoyed much more, and seen far better value in our visit.

Service was great other than our server had forgotten to ring in one drink for me so I never received it, but this wasn't a huge issue, I feel our server took good care of us.

Beautiful restaurant, and otherwise a pretty good experience, had the good been warm it would have been great and a better value received.

LM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been for drinks and appies, in the summer on the patio, spent a luxurious weekend in September and Tea and tour. Any time of the year is beautiful and memorable. We loved the experience of eating and sleeping in a castle. Not much to improve on.

TG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a friends birthday and have a new found love for tea! Douglas was informative and polite. Can’t wait for our next visit.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Booked here to get the valentine's special dinner, when we showed up they were sold out of it which was very disappointing and the only reason we made the reservation. Still ate dinner here, the meals were good and the service was excellent.

MB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very accommodating with our uncertain arrival time for our reservation. Decor dated

KC
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Have done high tea at other hotels including Fairmonts. Generally we are able to sample several different teas but here they only allowed us one type and then only water re-fills. Kind of disappointing.

J
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I was very excited to take my wife here for Valentine's Day. She loves seafood, and the menu really looked good. Unfortunately, this was a really disappointing experience. I don't feel bad saying that when I'm paying the price they are demanding for a meal, I expect nothing less than scrumptious, with a perfect atmosphere.

Some of the food was quite delicious. I really enjoyed the proscuitto wrapped prawns, and the Digby scallops were very tasty. However, the scallop course was an example of how hit and miss this meal was. It was supposed to be a Ravioli, but it was just two scallops hidden between two hard yet limp potentially pieces of pasta. I tried to eat them; my wife just set them aside to enjoy what was nicely cooked scallops. When we got our mains, I had the tenderloin and she had the salmon. She was served Edamame which were so hard, they were impossible to eat. I did manage to squeeze a couple of beans out of them, which was fun I guess, but certainly wasn't enjoyable to eat. Then finally came dessert... but although the mousse and mascarpone were both tasty, the proportions were all wrong. It came across as simply overly sweet. Less mousse, more of the cookie, and perhaps some dark chocolate drizzled over it all to make it a bit more romantic and cut the sweetness might have made it more interesting. Beyond these egregious problems, the rest of the meal simply existed... nothing was creative, inspired, or surprising. Of the 17 Valentine's Days I have enjoyed with my wife, this meal was the worst. Sorry.

AM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience5

Very disappointed in the meal for that price and the occasion. The music was a little to loud, the waitress was telling us what was the course plate was hard to hear. The presentation was excellent.

CM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the food. From the cocktails to the bread, salad , steak and vegetables everything tasted fantastic. Even the ice cream was extremely yummy. The ambience and service was also amazing. Looking forward to our next meal there.

NO
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This is the second time we have been here in the last couple of months. The first time, I ordered the short-ribs and my husband had the steak. While my meal was very good, my husband's steak was lackluster and on the small side. This last time, I ordered the black cod and my husband ordered the lamb. My fish was ok but not outstanding and my husband's lamb was bland and the vegetables were super garlicky. I don't really see the value for the money.

C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

No, portions are way too small for the prices. The food tasted great for the most part. However, for the same prices could easily get double the quantity at a Keg or Moosehead, and the tastes would be close. If people thought the atmosphere would be worth the extra cost, they would be wrong. Fairly bland setting. I doubt we would come again, unless it were for a banquet or some other invite.

t
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend of ours was visiting from Australia and we were very pleased with the service we received.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome -- Made me feel like royalty ! Our server (Dew) was amazing ! Loved the house wine. Surprized my husband with a birthday dessert, Only negative -- parking was not great

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall everything was great ! Will go back again!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dew, our server, was awesome

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening out. Great food and service.

DL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Dew Johnny was attentive, absolute gem.

GM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were welcomed warmly at the Harvest room and showed to our seats. They explained the midweek brunch which was Fabulous. The Smoked Salmon and Eggs Benny are exquisite. I would highly recommend The Harvest Room at Hotel Mac to all. If it's good enough for the Queen, Pavarotti and the Stones it's good enough for us.

JS
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great evening out for my husband’s birthday!!
Everything went very well!!

VM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was wonderful. I took my mom there for her 65th birthday and she loved it so much. Service was wonderful, the food and tea were amazing, and the tour at the end with Luis was excellent. Thank you!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience! I have had High Tea a few times at the Fairmont McDonald and each time I am never disappointed. I would go again and again!

CR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Very high price for very average food. Definitely not what I’d expect for a Fairmont hotel. Service was great! Food very mediocre, but expensive!

DF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. A party in my mouth! The service was outstanding! Will definitely return.

RW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The meal was wonderful. Limited menu but everything we had was very good. The service was very nice, friendly, warm and always ready to help with information and any requests. The atmosphere was warm and cozy although the furnishings are starting to show their wear. Considering the age of the Mac it is quite easy to consider that part of the ambiance. The prices were top end for Edmonton so one could expect just a tad more but we had a very nice time and fortunately had gift cards to pay for it!

CS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect to celebrate my dear friends birthday. I would always recommend

DA
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal consisted of lamb loin with a blend of vegetables. Everything was done just right! We love the ambience of the Harvest Room. Though it was fairly busy in the dining room we had an unhurried meal. The chocolate cake at the end was scrumptious. (I would have preferred different music. It was contemporary and some sort of light classical music would have suited the style and décor of the dining room better.)

KM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Dew went above and beyond. The food was amazing as usual and cooked perfectly!
The wine suggestion was a perfect match with our meals.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service. We will be back very soon!

M
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service lady was awesome, she was very excellent and patient

D
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestions is the appetizer menu - would be nice to have a basic / simple salad option for reasonable $$$. ( ie Caesar or green salad).

KK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice room delivery food and very good service! The tour was fun as well. It’s a bit pricey but a nice treat.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot say enough great things about this place. From the welcoming and kind staff they were ALL so charming and made my feel like absolute royalty. The food was delicious and presented with such charm.

I have already spoken to many friends and highly recommended not only the event but the hotel and restaurant.

Thanks to your whole team for helping to make such a memorial able afternoon.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was amazing and the service was Excellent

JA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My husband ordered the filet mignon. He asked for it to be butterflied while cooking in order for it to be cooked well done. Instead he got a very crispy burnt outer layer with a medium interior. It was butterflied after cooking. The vegetables were semi raw and not pleasant to eat other than the beets. Very disappointing considering the cost. Our entire meal cost $226. I do not think it was worth it. $80 of that was for the least expensive red wine on the menu. Mediocre at best. Sorry, had a better meal and better value at the LaRonde!

RP
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Lamb was so tender, you could cut it with a spoon! Excellent meal!

TK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for our anniversary, the food and service was excellent.

JP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The ambience was good
The service was good
The food was average