Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.7
886 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
Mon–Wed 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(780) 429-6424
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mridul Bhatt
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Cross Street
Jasper Avenue
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Parking Details
Valet Parking Fee of $22 for 4 hours. Other parking available at Impark Parking lots near the hotel.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 886 People Are Saying
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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, customer service and more.

Recommended 100%!

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f
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff. Our every need was met. Friendly courteous service. Chef has created some great combinations of complimentary flavours.

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GW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dew was our server, and he was an excellent Chamberlain that we have come across in long while. Very impressed with timing, knowledgeable suggestions, and character.

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YF
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner - would maybe have preferred a choice on dessert.

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JR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon with family. The teas were very different and delicious, and the sandwiches and treats were wonderful as well. The scones were truly the most flaky that I had ever enjoyed!

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E
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here for the thanksgiving 4 course meal and it was amazing !! It tasted like a home cooked turkey meal. Adam was our server and he was very attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend!

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B
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took in the Thanksgiving dinner, it was very good. The service was excellent, especially our server. Very good accommodation for a Celiac diner

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PM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner and service was excellent. My only complaint is the wine list. To see a Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc on the wine list at $70, when my wife drinks it regularly and can purchase at $14, is an excessive markup. Please charge me more for my meal, but dont try to mark up your wines by 500%.

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P
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was a major let down. All components appeared to be made far in advance and lacked the skill to be executed properly. Save your $55 per person, grab a nice tea and invite some friends over to your house for a more enjoyable afternoon.

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent our server was extremely attentive. Food was well presented, served hot, and tasted delicious. Great night out. One negative is having to pay $22 for parking

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JU
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent we had a fantastic day!! Thanks for making my moms birthday super special

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RG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was good, however my companion said the salmon was not as good as The Keg. The portions were very small. My tenderloin i am sure was no more than 4 oz. it was very good but too small a serving, especially for that price. I had a scallop appetizer, two small scallops for $25! I eat out a lot but have not been to Harvest Room for some time as my friends all say is way to pricey for what you get. I agree! $18 for a glass of wine is ridiculous. Again, the food was of good quality, except for the salmon, but is far too pricey for the portions served. If i want a good steak i will go to The Keg, pay less money and get a considerably a bigger portion. I will not recommend it as it is too pricey! The service was not attentive, water glasses were not promptly filled. Our waiter had a distinct accent which made it difficult to understand him. For these prices the service should be impeccable, it was not. The wine my companions ordered was not what they got, was far more expensive. Until they especially improve on their servings portions, i will not be back!

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EM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my third and my husband’s first time attending the Weekday Tea at The Harvest Room. Perfect atmosphere for a date. Food and service were excellent.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great service , although the server was checking up on us more than we felt was necessary.

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L
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A real kitchen with professional chefs. A real room with professional wait staff. Add grown up decor, a great location, and a menu that somehow manages to be modern and traditional at the same time. This place never disappoints. Still one of our favourite places for a memorable night out.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are all friendly, the historical building is a special place for Afternoon Tea!

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food, classic restaurant in traditional hotel.

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b
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It's always a treat to have a meal at the Harvest Room at Hotel MacDonald. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Michelle has been a server there for years and she is so professional and accommodating. The entire experience is always so enjoyable.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Fantastic food and service. A great spot for a special occasion.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I had called twice to book a reservation on 2 separate occasions and was directed to an answering machine. I had to make a reservation online which I was not too excited about. On the actual day, I was again directed to an answering machine and had to talk to hotel staff with regards to parking.

On the actual day, the AC in the hotel was not turned on and I was SWEATING in the restaurant. The AC was finally turned on after I approached a staff member.

We ordered the "Harvest Room 120 for 2" and was told we would be "surprised by the chef". Yes we were really surprised that the risotto was not well cooked with the green beans still tasting raw. And when the platter was baked again the second time, the bison meat was too dry. We did not want to send the platter in for the third time as we were already starving.

The service was excellent but the experience was disappointing. It was sad when my wife remarked to her colleagues at work that we had better food and ambiance on our last cruise to Alaska compared with the Harvest Room.

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b
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Great service
Great cocktails. Overall one of the great places to eat in Edmonton

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LH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Harvest Room was outstanding for our anniversary. We had very attentive service, and the food which was Harvest room Beast Board with seafood., was truly amazing. For the finale of the meal , we were brought flutes of champagne and a dessert recognizing our anniversary. It was a perfect romantic evening.

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IS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went here to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed.
The food was excellent, smaller portions, which we liked, so we could try more things
and good wine list. The service was excellent- Jacob was very accommodating and
friendly. They even provided a complimentary glass of champagne and dessert for sharing.
Overall, a wonderful evening!

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j
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 50th Wedding Celebration. We had a big party with family and friends prior to the actual date, but wanted to have a extra special evening for just the two of us. The ambiance and the food was perfect. What made it even better was our server Lelde, she was friendly, thoughtful, engaged us in conversation, and was so sincere. The food was delicious and the chocolate cake with champagne was a perfect ending. We appreciated the blanket for me to help with the chill in the air and the concern for my comfort. We will be back, the best place for special occasions. Thank you to everyone.

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PW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My teenage daughters and I attended Wednesday's High Tea. I was unsure how they would enjoy the experience and was pleasantly surprised when on the way home, they said we should make this an annual date. Our overall experience was wonderful.

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L
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again we were extremely pleased with our Harvest Room experience. A huge shout-out to Alice as she helped immensely in ordering a cake for my husband's birthday! Alice was also a delight to work with and I believe she said that Pastry Chef Abby had made the cake and it was a mouth-watering chocolate mousse cake! It came with a Happy Birthday greeting on it and a complementary glass of Champagne for my husband. Also thanks to Ivan, our attentive server who always seemed to be one step ahead of knowing what we needed - i.e. an appetizer of Nachos! :) And also a shout-out to the Chef or Chefs who produced our amazing meals and all other staff who were a part of our special evening!

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CZ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is really delicious and fresh, the crab cake is highly recommended. The service is reall nice. Nice place to have lunch.

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K
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Joined for the Royal High Tea and was a lovely experience ! The server Rina I think her name was amazing and took wonderful care of us. Kayla whom I’d also like to thank made sure my moms special day was perfect. She even wrote us a hand written card and gave her some of her favourite flowers to top it off! Super memorable and will definitely be back. Kyla also does an amazing job at the tour. Very proffesional and funny with her jokes. If you ever have the chance, I highly reccommend the high tea lots of yummy food and excellent above the top service !

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M
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for the tea and tour. Tea is great however the tour isn’t really worth it, unless you really want to see the queen Elizabeth suite. If you can I would skip the tea and tour on the weekend and just do tea during the week when it is a little cheaper.

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NM
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recently we celebrated our 45th anniversary at The Harvest Room. We both chose the 3-course dinner with the Alberta Bison as the main. The meal was excellent and our server, Dew, was great! I would recommend The Harvest Room for any special occasion. It is expensive, but the food, ambiance, service and view of the river valley are worth it!

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AV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone from the hostess to the girl who cleaned our table had amazing service skills. Everyone truly seemed to care that we enjoyed our visit. Our server Dew Jonny went above and beyond to make our visit special. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back. The food was all delicious. We did the 7 course world tour with wine paring. Incredible experience.

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RE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the Around the World dinner experience, a seven course meal in the Harvest Room. Antosh and his team provided a unique dining experience with the cod course being our favourite, although each course was special in it’s own way.

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JD
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the device and quality of the food was fantastic.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing waitress. Delicious food. It was a bit loud but hey, it was basically a large room full of women chatting. It was a great experience.

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VV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Food was amazing, large selection on the menu and service was outstanding! Highly recommended!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Anniversary

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G
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We were sat outside. Although the service was great, the food was expensive for such small portions. Also, The menu should have more options to choose from. The garden salad was bland, tasted flavourless. The complimentary bread was good and the salmon dish too. What my boyfriend and I enjoyed the most was the stunning view from the patio. However, there were 2 bees roaming around us. The waitress explained the bees escaped the bee hive because the chefs use their honey to cook and offered to sit us inside. We tolerated it and stayed just for the view and the privacy. Overall, it was a good experience, specially our table overlooked a great side of the city.

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FP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for high tea with my daughter we got all dolled up with fascinators and all was great service fun atmosphere highly recommend for and afternoon of fun

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MR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience this weekend at the Harvest Room! Our waiter Ivan was excellent! The service was professional and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were very accommodating in moving our group to a better table and our waitress was fantastic. The gal who took the restaurant group on the hotel tour was fantastic. The vintage pictures in each room was very interesting, although it would have been nice if there was information on who was in the picture, etc.

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