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Harvest Seasonal Grill

Anyone try this place in Glen Mills? We are going there Thursday and I would like views, recommendations, etc.

Thanks.

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  1. I was thinking about going myself until I read the scathing reviews on Yelp. Pretty bad from what I read and it seems as if the concept has been scavenged from the Seasons 52 chain.

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    Seasons 52
    2000 Route 38 Ste 1145, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

    1. When I first read about it, I was really taken with their farm-to-table concept. I haven't been there yet, so I'll be eager to hear your impressions.

      1. I was thinking of checking it out for lunch this week, if I do I'll post back.

        1. Well that stinks! I am only reading this now and have a reservation to go on Tuesday. Fingers crossed it is better than you have heard. I will report back!

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          1. re: KateForbes

            I wouldn't get too negative yet. The Yelp reviews were mainly positive, with a few disappointed people, one of which said "too early to judge". I'm committed already, so we'll go, and I'll post tomorrow. Looking forward to reading what the rest of you think if and when you try it.

            1. re: FrancisdeR

              I'm looking forward to the reviews. The menu looks very interesting and I want to try it but was leery because of what I read...

          2. Very large, very loud, very oriented to the 18-30 female set (if you think I'm joking, just sit by the front door for a while -- we had the table in the window by the front door, and I got a full view on the demographics, which were striking).

            Service also very youthful. We got asked at least 8 times if we needed anything, each time loudly cutting us off in midsentence. She (sweet, attractive, charming, clueless, probably 20) would then take off quickly, often before we could answer. When they picked up plates from the appetizers, your knife and fork (dirty) were politely handed back to you (?!?!?!).

            Food was mixed. Scallops and salmon were fine, rotisserie chicken way overcooked. Edamame and hummus were serviceable (hard to get wrong). Quesadilla passable.

            Their theme is that no dish has more than 500 cal. For that, I am thankful; I am always looking to eat less, but better. They do come through on the "less" side, and I don't mean that in a negative way.

            Coffee was surprisingly good (so few restaurants really pay attention). Desserts (we only tried one, the apple crisp, which is neither local nor seasonal at this time of year, even if the fruit are all early) was poor.

            Overall, it's a bit of a theme park. They are pretty faithful to the advertised theme. Up to you if it's your kind of theme or not.

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            1. re: FrancisdeR

              Thanks for posting about your experience... As much as I like the prospect of dining at a place that has heathy, seasonal choices, it sounds like I'd be disappointed (by the food). It sounds like more of a meal for the eyes rather than the palate! It still strikes me as being odd that there is this Seasons 52 chain that just opened in King of Prussia that seems to have many of the same items you mentioned on their menu: http://www.seasons52.com/menu/default...

              1. re: FrancisdeR

                Apple Crisp could in theory be local; some local varieties could have made it in cold storage this long and some fresh apples are actually out--Fair Food is selling fresh Gingergold Apples. But I doubt there is enough out for restaurant supply and I do agree with you that Apple Crisp is not a seasonal dish.

                I had a "summer citrus salad" at City Tap House the other day which consisted of romaine lettuce, orange wedges, and a dressing with almonds or some kind of nut. Nothing was a summer crop at all, at least around here.