Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
LOCAL. SEASONAL. SUSTAINABLE. We also offer complimentary Wifi for our Diners.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very accommodating with our uncertain arrival time for our reservation. Decor dated
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A friend of ours was visiting from Australia and we were very pleased with the service we received.
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
Overall everything was great ! Will go back again!
Great evening out. Great food and service.
Our waiter Dew Johnny was attentive, absolute gem.
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.
A great evening out for my husband’s birthday!!
Everything went very well!!
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!
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!
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!
Everything was wonderful. A party in my mouth! The service was outstanding! Will definitely return.
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!
Perfect to celebrate my dear friends birthday. I would always recommend
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.)
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.
Awesome food and service. We will be back very soon!
The service lady was awesome, she was very excellent and patient
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).
Nice room delivery food and very good service! The tour was fun as well. It’s a bit pricey but a nice treat.
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.
Meal was amazing and the service was Excellent
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!
The Lamb was so tender, you could cut it with a spoon! Excellent meal!
We went there for our anniversary, the food and service was excellent.
The ambience was good
The service was good
The food was average
The Harvest Room at The Hotel MacDonald is a great overall experience. Being a hotel originally built by the railway over 100 years ago, it still maintains it's fantastic atmosphere. Staff is ultra professional, enjoyed our anniversary inner immensely.
We were rather disappointed in our meal and service was slow. While components of the vegan meal were fine, the beans were the worst, most flavorless beans we've ever had. If this was any other dining experience, we'd leave it alone, but due to the very high cost and the quality we know the Harvest Room can have (or at least once had,) we feel the need t