Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.7
1225 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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 scenic 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 a la carte breakfast, express lunch, fine dining, family meals to afternoon tea. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

HARVEST ROOM: NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER Make your New Year’s memorable with Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.7-course Table d’Hôte menu. PER$ 139 Person Exclusive of GST & gratuities Thursday, December 31 1st Seating Time: 5:00 pm 2nd Seating Time: 8:30 pm (No à la carte menu available).

What 1225 People Are Saying
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vipBard
Edmonton
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made Thanksgiving Dinner at the Harvest Room a date night, we are gluten free, everything was perfect! We will be back!

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HughC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Could hear conversations between tables, prefer not to see into kitchen.

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Gleep
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location, inside and out! The staff are very professional and have no problem accommodating allergies. Amazing dining experience.

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Christie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy a meal at the hotel MacDonald. The service was excellent and they made an effort to make our anniversary special. Food was delicious but it was not hot when it came to the table. This is the reason I put 4/5 stars for the food. I will absolutely go there again. Beautiful hotel and excellent restaurant with attentive service staff.

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PhilippeV
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true dinning experience. The food was off the chart but more importantly we left completely full.

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vipSteaky
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for the first time and will be back soon. We had the chefs board that came with three proteins and sides. A must do again.

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Face
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

After attending serval occasions at Hotel Mac this was the worst yet as far as the quality of food. The potatoes were tasteless, my steak was under cooked. I requested med rare and it was totally bloody and rare.. The scallops were not cooked and translucent. Very disappointed.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Harvest Room. We had a great table with a beautiful view of the river valley. Service was fast and efficient and our server was attentive and friendly. We started with the parsnip and cauliflower soup which was amazing. For our main we had the tasting board for 2 with duck breast, lamb and sablefish. We chose the protein and the chef selected the sides. Everything on the board was delicious and it was more than enough for the 2 of us. We were too full to even attempt dessert. Maybe next time.

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Mariaz
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ambience was amazing along with the attenuative staff.

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tjedmonton
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely breakfast, excellent service in a beautiful room with some jazz in the background.

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KaitW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my mom for her 50th birthday, the service and food was fantastic! Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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PapaDavidC
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary.

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vipEdmontonFoodies
Edmonton
33 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional! The gentleman that we had was friendly, attentive and engaging. Thank you for the wonderful memories!

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vipChelle
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first experience with the Royal High Tea and we loved it! It was a bit noisier than I had expected it to be, but I'm sure that was as a result of everyone just being so pleased with their experience. Our server, Jacob, was just wonderful! Professional, informative, helpful and so sweet!
We cannot wait to come again! How do I get the recipe for the crab and shrimp salad finger sandwich? So delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful, food and service were fantastic

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

I took a friend there for High Tea and we enjoyed ourselves but felt the staff when serving need more training on how to handle the teapots. They left water on the. table each time they poured the tea.
When I made the reservation I asked how long the High Tea experience lasted. The person told me 2 hours. At the time I thought this. would give us lots of time to relax, enjoy the experience and catch up on each other's year. It had been a long time since I had seen her. The staff member who served us was extremely infuriating due to the fact that he was rushing us. He brought the bill after only one hour and then asked us more than twice if there was anything else he could get for us. I feel this is a lack of training and if not training than this staff member should perhaps be stationed some where else. Other than that, the afternoon was enjoyable and I will come again. If I am rushed the next time I will make every effort to let the senior staff member know that I do not expect this kind of treatment.

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Anna
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

I felt $60 per person was too overpriced. Wine glasses had stains, some dishes weren’t washed properly and we felt rush to eat from serving

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MarshaW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & Service was excellent. Our server, Jacob, was very pleasant. Would highly recommend.

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JanetW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High tea was amazing! The service was exceptional and the food/pastries were delicious. I highly recommend you come and experience High Tea at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. It was truly a memorable experience.

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RebE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New menu for 2021 High Tea - absolutely delicious and the service is impeccable.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable alternative to a dinner / evening out.

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Brittney
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Royal tea was such a treat! The food and service by Mitchelle was wonderful! We really enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend anyone interested in tea to go!

The only thing I would change was the music. It was not on theme and I would have picked something a little calmer and light to listen to while I sip and enjoy the food.

Despite that one comment I would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! The chef made a wonderful special meal for a special diet in our party. The time and effort was exceptional. Highly satisfied with the overall experience. Thank you Chef

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FionaY
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were lucky that it was the last day before lock down. The experience is great as always, and those finger sandwiches are delicious.

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Mirth
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent from arrival to departure our evening meal was the perfect close out for the Thanksgiving Weekend.

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DeidreJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The salad was a little odd to be honest. The burrata with the sweet brittle. And the soup was tasteless for all of us. The mains of turkey and prime rib stole the show and made up for it.

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PeterM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy to book online. We are glad they are remaining open during Covid restrictions. Great food and service. We felt safe with the Covid guidelines they were following.

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JaniceM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a special opening for Thanksgiving and the efforts were wonderful. The decor was fall festive, and our waiter, Ivan, was tremendous.

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DavidS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service as usual

Very responsible for checking COVID

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TarynB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

You’re paying for the view/setting, not really the food and definitely not the service.

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Perfect medium rare filet. Good service

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PalwashaK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very nice. Had loads of fun. Great food and service.

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occasionalfoodie
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Went to the Harvest Room to try the menu part of the Edmonton Dining Week and although the items were promising and creative the final result was underwhelming. The food, both the appetizers and the mains lacked flavor (no salt, pepper, or other spices or condiments).

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RobynV
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service and atmosphere was amazing, such a lovely place for an anniversary dinner - they even brought us a dessert to celebrate at the end of our meal. Cocktails are incredible.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

I was extremely disappointed with our meals at the Harvest Room. My son and I went to dinner to celebrate his grades at school. I had the chicken and he had the ribs. The main meals were boring and consisted mainly of meat. Since I am not a huge meat eater I was extremely disappointed. My son did order mashed potatoes to go with his meal which was boring and lacked flavor. Your meal is basically just meat and you must add additional items to make a meal. Each additional item is $8. I was excited to have carrot cake as I expected it to be incredible. It wasn't. In fact, I sent it back. It was like the baker had marinated it with simple syrup to ensure it wasn't dry but it was too wet. It came with icing sugar sprinkled on top which surprised me as a cake shouldn't need any additional sugar sprinkled on top and it didn't make the plate look better. I had expected maybe some whipping cream or a nice fruit garnish. My son had the Pot de Creme which had coffee in it. If you want expresso coffee before bed you might enjoy this. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this restaurant for dinner at all.

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vipFoodies
Edmonton
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for dinner during downtown dining week. Was only given the regular menu though. My friend and I had to ask for the dining week menu. It seems like unless you know about it, the restaurant doesn't not advertise it. That defeats the purpose of what downtown dining week is! Why bother being part of it if the menu is a secret? Other than that, service and food were good. Short ribs and crispy cod were our entrees and they didn't disappoint.

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful view, great food and service. Thanks again

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CharleneW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The server was very busy and it took a long time before she was able to take our order. She was good at her job but had too many tables to look after. It may have been due to staff staying home due to the Coronavirus.

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ShaN
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The High Tea was really lovely. The food was mostly amazing.
The only item that I found bland was the egg salad.
The cheesecake was divine.
Try the Lapsang souchong tea. It's a real treat.

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Pat49
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is rated 4.7 stars by 1225 OpenTable diners.

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