by Tom Finkel
I wasn't here when Harvest opened in 1996, so I can only imagine how surprising such a rustic menu, dependent on the seasons and the whims of nature, must have been. The fact that we now have so many restaurants that adhere to a similar mindset is a testament to the continuing success and influence of their local wellspring. And the food is so good, hearty and comforting, that we diners return to it again and again.
Why I have returned to Harvest now? Is it still as good as advertised? Find the answer to these questions -- and, this week especially, a lot more -- here.