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Harvest Habersham

1362 Washington St. (Green St.) Send to Phone
As north Georgia's wine country explodes, a few restaurants rise to the occasion, among them Harvest Habersham.

Dinner Wed.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Harvest Habersham, Clarkesville, GA

Harvest Habersham Restaurant Review

: Chef Chris Bolton owns Harvest Habersham tucked into downtown Clarkesville. The historic space is renovated with gleaming pressed tin ceilings, pinpoint lighting and a simple color palette focused on shades of orange-hued red. A bar greets guests to the left, where Bolton’s wife, Laura Farrelly, handles libations and manages the dining room. Bolton relies on a long list of local purveyors for his raw materials, so the menu changes daily depending on what turns up. We enjoyed every bite of mezzaluna stuffed with braised pork cheek and napped with a light tomato pan sauce. Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts were the tiniest we’ve ever seen, dotted with Georgia’s own Asher Blue cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy. Crispy pork belly with bacon-braised collard greens and a sweet potato purée and scallops on grits with a citrus butter sauce stayed true to Southern flavors. For dessert, look for cream cheese doughnuts, rather like Italian zeppole, and a made-to-order molten chocolate cardamom cake with candied citrus. The wine list ranges through a variety of producing regions, and none is ordinary. A few local labels may be offered as well. The restaurant is a magnet for wine-focused dinners. Inventive culinary concepts grace the brunch menu, too, with such touches as Sea Island red peas and ramp pesto among the special notes that might adorn selected dishes.


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