Harvest Tyler Kinnett Harvest
44 Brattle St. (Church St.)
Cambridge, MA 02138
Cuisine: Contemporary
Harvard Square’s hidden gem features seasonal contemporary cuisine.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.


Harvest, Cambridge, MA

Harvest Restaurant Review:

Tucked away in Harvard Square, Harvest initially made its name as the pit stop on the way to stardom for some of the city's top chefs: Frank McClelland, Chris Schlesinger, Lydia Shire and Mary Dumont (whose departure paved the way for Tyler Kinnett's arrival), to name a few. While the kitchen churns out talented chefs, the comfortable restaurant as a whole has maintained a remarkably stable identity. At once stalwart and stylish, it integrates the provincial and the cosmopolitan in mostly seamless fashion, and it has remained a staple since its inception. After all, it has been intoning the locavore’s mantra since the age of nouvelle. Dinners include pastas like whole-wheat pappardelle with braised veal, grilled meats (think strip loin) and a New England Seafood Boil. Meanwhile, brunch just gets better and better, what with apple cider fritters and smoked salmon eggs Benedict. Finally, for a refreshing jolt, try the ice flights --- fruity, boozy adult "popsicles" in an array of flavors. Or finish the meal off with toffee cake.