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Review of Harpo's Restaurant

Harpo's Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 399 Restaurants in Oshawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$102
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vanier
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

It's our 25th anniversary, we came to Harpo's to celebrate, in which were not disappointed. The atmosphere was perfectly romantic, the food was made to perfection, and I have to express a big thank you to the young lady who looked after us. We will definitely come back! Thank you again!

Thank Everett H
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

We had been to Harpo's, a fine dining restaurant, many years ago for an anniversary dinner, which we thoroughly enjoyed, so we decided for this anniversary, we would return. What a difference! The patrons were in jeans and other assorted casual atire. The restaurant was in great need of renovation. Wall paper was hanging off the walls, paint was chipped. The linen table clothes were not ironed. Clearly, they had been screwed up in a ball and thrown on the tables. We were told they were short staffed that night. The salmon was good in the middle -over baked at the ends; the potatoes hadn't been properly mashed, very lumpy, and the zucchini was mush. The truffle cake was very good. The table next to us sent their dinner back and left and the table on the other side of them didn't get their dinner at all and after 1 1/2 hr, they left. Everyone was talking about the sad state of a once very nice restaurant. We won't be returning to Harpo's.

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1  Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

This was our anniversary dinner. We were greeted with a smile upon arrival and seated in a cozy high-back upholstered booth. The music that played all evening made for the perfect atmosphere. Washcloths for "towels" in the bathroom felt really "up-scale". Both my husband and I were incredibly impressed with the food and its presentation...exceptional ! To top it off, the decadent desserts were on the house because of our anniversary. It was served on a long tray with each dessert on either end and "Happy Anniversary" written down the center...how unique! We love Harpos!

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1  Thank patsyscott
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

We were a party of 13 professionals celebrating a colleague's retirement around mid June, 2015. I booked the restaurant 2 weeks in advance and was given the website from which to download and print the "special" menu, as well as the regular menu. The 'special' menu was $35.p.p. + tax and this gave us the choice of an appetizer, soup, or salad, a main dish (prime rib, chicken, fish, or a pasta dish) and included a lovely dessert. This done, each person had advance information of the dishes, and prices for the menu items. We also had the choice of choosing from the regular menu - not just the special menu.
Our reservations were for 6 p.m. and we had an area facing the front of the restaurant set up for our party. There were no other patrons dining in this area. As soon as the server approached our table, she was very welcoming and friendly. The drink orders were taken and the atmosphere was low key with nice background music. The food service was prompt and our dinners were exactly what we ordered. Some of us requested to skip the potato and asked for extra veggies instead. We received the extra veggies which were hot and cooked perfectly - soft, yet firm (not overcooked and mushy) which some restaurants haven't seemed to manage to do correctly. The desserts were varied and most of us had the fruit and whipped cream dessert. The fruit was seasonal and fresh and the whipped cream delicious.

The chocolate martini was excellent, as was the wine and various other drinks that were ordered that evening. Our water glasses were filled regularly and the server did not "hang around" which can be uncomfortable for patrons. Service was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals.

Granted the restaurant is somewhat dated and could benefit from a 'sprucing up' however, this did not detract from the great food, great service, and overall friendliness we received on our visit.

This is the 5th time I have been to Harpo's and I would not hesitate to return!

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Thank Christina R
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

I had salmon and my husband had orange roughy and we were both delighted with our dinners. Really moist and delicious, and so nicely presented. The service was friendly and personable, and we would definitely go back.

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Thank Joyce K
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