The name Harvest Pizzeria is the same, but that doesn’t mean the menu is.
Grow Restaurants opened its fifth restaurant under that moniker at 2376 E. Main St. in Bexley last week and while the core pizzas and other assorted items such as the pimento cheese remain the same, owner Chris Crader lets the chef at each of those restaurants bring their own touches to the menu.
"Hand-tossed pizzas come with housemade and artisan, local ingredients – think sunflower sprouts or fennel sausage – at this casual Over-the-Rhine outpost of the popular Columbus chain, also serving salads, burgers and snacks. There are craft beers and cocktails too in the rustic-chic surrounds with reclaimed woods, cozy tables, sun-filled windows and a small bar."
"Can something be substantial but delicate at the same time? That's what this is."
Findlay Market has thrived for decades without pizza — until now.
Grow Restaurants’ Chris Crader revealed the name for the Mexican restaurant set for Italian Village this year. Cosecha, Spanish for “Harvest,” will open at 987 N. Fourth St. in December.
“Not necessarily one specific region of Mexico — our chef Silas is inspired by some of the highlights of their cuisine from all over,” Crader said. “We just felt there’s not a ton of great Mexican food options today, and it’s such a great cuisine, and there’s so many awesome possibilities with it. I just felt like nobody was taking that type of food seriously.”
The third Harvest Pizzeria officially opened its doors yesterday at 45 North High Street in Historic Dublin. The newest location is also the largest, taking up approximately 4,000 square feet across two large rooms, with a kitchen and pizza oven in between.
Harvest Pizzeria has two locations in Columbus: one in German Village and the other in Clintonville. While the concept of these casual dining restaurants is similar, the difference is in the menus. Both restaurants serve small plates, salads, pizzas, desserts and cocktails, but the Clintonville menu also includes sandwiches and burgers.
Patrons can also create their own pizza with additional toppings. Owner Chris Crader focuses on locally sourced, fresh ingredients and has partnered with several Ohio producers of diary, meat and vegetables. Dishes and beverages are served patio-side and in a warm, open dining area.
Harvest is a small but mighty pizza shop, often ranked amongst the city’s top pizzerias. Although pizza is the centerpiece, the menu leads with small plates and salads, like the seasonal Mean Green of watercress and spinach covered with living legumes, avocado, blueberries, quinoa, sunflower seeds, and a vegan dressing.
Of course, being the breakfast guy, my only choice was the Ohio Double Bacon pizza. It’s topped with two types of bacon plus roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, aleppo pepper, and an egg. They cooked the egg just right, so the yolk was nice and runny. I was joined at lunch by Taylor Barnes, the sous chef at Harvest. Like the whole crew there, Taylor emphasizes Harvest’s motto of “Local tastes better,” and they seem to be on the right track.
Boy, do I love pizza. If you find yourself fin CBus looking for a stellar pizza pie, then I strongly urge you to head to Harvest Pizzeria in German Village.
Located not far from the Book Loft, the Harvest Pizzeria is another German Village hotspot, a cozy restaurant with an attached bar. They’re big on using local ingredients. I went with the Ohio double bacon pie with mozzarella, roasted red pepper and oregano. I loved those fluffy homemade crusts and enjoyed checking out a couple random selections from their beer list.
Harvest is a pizzeria, yes, but it's much more than that. It's locally sourced ingredients, many grown at the owners' small Canal Winchester farm. It's a menu that changes every few months to reflect the season. It's craft beers and fun cocktails. It's a perfectly curated selection of small-plate appetizers and desserts.
On an opening-day visit, I was so blown away by the great pizzas and general sophistication of Harvest Pizzeria I couldn't believe it'd only been in business for a few hours. Ergo I went back the very next day to confirm what I ate was in fact that sensational. Well, it was, and frankly it's a damn good bet I'm perched on a seat there right now, buzzsawing through marvelous Harvest munchies while you're reading this.
It takes a trip to Harvest Pizzeria for The Monster to not believe he is banished to food purgatory on this trip to Columbus.
Harvest Pizza excels in both areas: They made great thin-crust pizza, and they recently unveiled an old-fashioned cocktail bar called Curio.
The crust is perfect thanks to the stone oven and the fact that the dough is made fresh in-house. You can even get gluten-free crust.
The ingredients are fresh and delicious because they are sourced from within Ohio.
Think of Harvest as a ‘pizza bistro’ – apps, pizza, desserts, wine & cocktails, served in a tasteful yet informal environment with generous patio space.
At first glance, Harvest Pizzeria in German Village may look like a takeout joint. While it’s quite small (and loud when full), it’s still a sit-down restaurant that fortunately serves memorable pizza.
Harvest is located on a (formerly) quiet narrow stretch of South Fourth Street on the northern end of German Village.
Harvest Pizzeria nominated by Rebecca Monday is our big winner - with over 50% of the votes from our four finalists. Harvest Pizzeria will get a free photo shoot and Rebecca gets a free portrait session at the same time. We'll be in touch soon to schedule your shoot!
Harvest Pizzeria is one of the latest entries in the upscale-pizza boom.
The small, pleasantly decorated space in German Village has a tiny bar near the entrance and, next to the kitchen, a dining area with a communal feel.
Local and organic eateries are plentiful nowadays. This delicious hand-crafted pizza uses cheeses, flour, and veggies from local farmers to make a perfect pizza you won't want to stop eating.
Chef Matt Owens is taking full advantage of the extra elbow room by expanding the menu beyond the offerings at the original Harvest Pizza, while keeping many of the popular items. Not surprisingly, that includes the artisan pizzas, made with fresh-tossed, cold-fermented dough that is cooked in a wood-fired oven.
Pizza from Harvest Kitchen + Bar: Contemporary and vintage get equal time in the unpretentious and handsome design of the brilliant new Harvest pizzeria in Clintonville.
The Harvest Pizza restaurant family has grown from indie upstart to ambitious juggernaut in less than three years. This sort of progress can augur diminished quality and/or we-loved-you-as-an-underdog backlash. But, as the bustling new Harvest Bar & Kitchen in Clintonville demonstrates, this budding company — which includes edgy-cocktail-sloshing Curio, retro-mod Sycamore Cafe and the original brilliant pizzeria — seems too smart to screw up. In other words, I’m already considering HBK for my 2014 list of Best New Restaurants.
We love our food scene and we know it’s more than ready to stand up to the best in the country. So we’re starting a video series about some of the gems within the city – those restaurants, food producers and artisans who make our dining scene the envy of our neighbors.
We start the series with a look at Harvest Pizzeria, and the adjoining Curio cocktail lounge.
There are few things in life better than a perfect pizza and a great cocktail!