Well, I finally made it to Harvest Kitchen + Bar in Clintonville and I found the quaint storefront and staff charming. The quaint space had a bar area and seating. I met a friend at the busy lunch hour and I was thankful my friend got there before me and got us a table. Lots of hustle and bustle inside and out with the front of the venue right along High Street and the chatty lunch diners inside.
Harvest Kitchen + Bar boasts “Local Tastes Better” which seems to be an on going trend in the Columbus area as many restaurants present the idea of local farm to table selections.
So many great selections on the menu but one item stood out for me, The Harvest Burger. I had to have it! The Harvest Burger…house aioli, tomato jam, Canal Junction Wabash Gruyere and local arugula served on a challah roll. I would like to mention that Tomato Jam is NOT a fancy way to say Ketchup! I ordered my burger medium well..and my friend about died! Too bad that’s how I like my burger. I took a bite of my burger and first I tasted the aioli, then the beef and cheese followed by tomato jam with an arugula finish. The arugula was a great clean peppery finish to the rich flavors. Best burger I have had in a long time!
My friend ordered the Italian Meats. This sandwich had all the Italian favorites and even had mortadella which is an Italian bologna. Mortadella has a very delicate flavor compared to traditional bologna. The Italian Meats was served with a side of sweet potato chips and they were the perfect sweet compliment to salty deli meats.
Harvest Kitchen + Bar delivered! SMAC Approved!