About Harbor House
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Downtown Milwaukee, Harbor House replicates a New England style seafood restaurant commonly found on Cape Cod and Nantucket. The menu features a wide array of fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, and chops. Additionally, Harbor House features two outdoor patios.
Seafood, American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thurs: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm (Brunch served until 2:00pm)
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.
Valet - $6 dinner, complimentary at lunch and brunch.
Private Party Facilities:
Harbor House can create the perfect social or business event for any occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Katelyn Arnold: 414-395-4900x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/harbor-house/to see upcoming events at Harbor House!
Harbor House Ratings and Reviews
When full of people, the restaurant is l ...
When full of people, the restaurant is loud to the point of restricting conversation. As the people leave, 8:45, it's becomes quieter. Although the menu is extensive, one can order hors douvres, soup, salad or dessert, as we did following up on a lecture we had attended earlier. You are paying for the setting on the Lake in addition to the high quality food.
The food was good and the service was ex ...
The food was good and the service was excellent. We had a very thoughtful and attentive waitress. She took very good care of all of us but especially our honored guest (we were celebrating a retirement). Diana took it upon herself to bring each of us a glass of champagne and 2 desserts to share.
I had to increase our party count twice ...
I had to increase our party count twice via the phone and then again upon showing up. Our larger party was readily accommodated and welcomed. Out of town family were left raving about everything from scenery, to food to service. Thank you for being our favorite dinner table. The experience is always pure magic.
Harbor House is one of our favorite plac ...
Harbor House is one of our favorite places, especially when we have a celebration. We know that the food and service is always top notch. As we were planning how to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary this past Sunday, we knew this would be our destination. Rather than go out on Saturday evening we made plans for Sunday brunch which we had not done before. Confident with the menu choices and spectacular views, we made our reservation. Although it was a bit pricey compared to other brunches available in the area, we knew it would be outstanding! Sadly, I cannot say it was outstanding. Yes, there were many choices, but nothing that was on the same caliber as their daily menu offerings and specials.
That being said, the service WAS outstanding. Our server was very helpful explaining the various stations and offered several good suggestions. She was attentive but unobtrusive.
The restaurant was excellent and the ser ...
The restaurant was excellent and the service was outstanding (at first). My wife and I are from Philadelphia and we requested a special table on Open Table as we were returning to Milwaukee (our home town) for a special visit and dinner. That request was honored much to my delight.
During our dinner, however, our head server got a table for 12 that was seated right behind us. We had just received our entrees. From that point on, we never saw our server again. We waited for our plates to be cleared for too long a time, and had to finally ask for our check. I was very disappointed in the service as a result. I would think that a restaurant of this caliber would have accommodations for tables of 12 that would not detract from the service of other customers. What started out being a very enjoyable experience, ended with disappointment.
We were two couples, each of us had a di ...
We were two couples, each of us had a different entree and appetizer - these were all excellent ( steak, lobster tail, swordfish and salmon). I must mention that the swordfish was exceptional - it's a hard fish to get right - Harbor House did.
Cioppino was the only dish that was not ...
Cioppino was the only dish that was not good because of the very meager content of seafood. The piece of fish in the dish was very fishy tasting. The walleye and the filet were very good. Also, the oysters were skimpy, tiny. And not flavorfull...Have never seen oysters so tiny anywhere. Beautiful place but for what we paid, it was not consistant in quality. The service was slow but the staff did a good job and were friendly.
This restaurant is located next to the b ...
This restaurant is located next to the beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum, with many of its tables next to a window facing it. It is also on the Milwaukee bay, so there a view of that as well. The food was very good, the wait staff was excellent, so we couldn't have asked for a nicer night out. Highly recommended.
I made reservations for my wife's and my ...
I made reservations for my wife's and my 25th wedding anniversary. I had never used OpenTable before so was a little leary but had no reason to be. When we arrived, the Greeter had our table ready, at a window with a view, as requested. OpenTable help in making our special evening at the Harbor House a very wonderful experience and worry free!
This is a great location for lunch overl ...
This is a great location for lunch overlooking the Calatrava museum addition which closes and opens again at noon weather permitting. Went after spending the morning at the museum seeing a quite good collection very strong on Geogian O'Keefe, had a excellently prepared bourbon old fashioned with my oyster poor boy. They substituted an excellent spätzle for the specified side for an extra charge. Valet parking free at lunch making lunch with such a spectacular view a true bargain.
Dinner for four and we had 4 different e ...
Dinner for four and we had 4 different entrees from Steak to Tuna all wonderful
Loved the citrus fennel salad- large enough to split
Vinaigrette was wonderful.
Then 4 desserts were also exceptional
Thanks Barolotta's for another great dining experience
I had a great experience at Harbor House ...
I had a great experience at Harbor House. My wife and I reserved a table for dinner to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. The servers and service as a whole was exceptional. The atmosphere was great; we were seated along the windows and had a view of the lake and the Art Museum. The food was excellent! I would highly recommend Harbor House and I do plan on dining there more often to try the rest of their menu items.
Harbor House has reliably excellent cuis ...
Harbor House has reliably excellent cuisine, fabulous views of Lake Michigan and great service. Our anniversary meal was served exactly as we ordered without any mistakes, and was absolutely delicious. Substitutions and special requests were accommodated without any question, and overall it was a perfect evening in a beautiful restaurant!
Overpriced for what was received. My sc ...
Overpriced for what was received. My scallop entrée was more like an appetizer. The waitress discarded one of my guest's entrees rather than boxing as requested. The food was good for what there was. However, the view was great and the valet parking was a plus for my elderly mother.
My Mother has had it pretty rough over t ...
My Mother has had it pretty rough over the last couple months, (My Father passed and my Mother had surgery to remove cancer) so I wanted to take my Mother and Wife out to a nice place with great food, view and ambiance. As I had been to the Harbor House before, I knew just where to take them. I again was not disappointed as the food was impeccable. My Mother loves Lobster and 3 days later, she is still raving about it. Thank you Harbor House for making an 85 year old woman smile.
Even on a cold, gray Milwaukee day, the ...
Even on a cold, gray Milwaukee day, the view is outstanding. The dual/team service ensures that you are always well cared for. Great food! I highly recommend arriving early and letting the bartender recommend one of the custom house cocktails.
My steamed mussles were rubbery, sandy a ...
My steamed mussles were rubbery, sandy and juice was bland. Some were not open. The fried clam po boy sandwich was bland and batter to clam ratio was off (too battery). Salad and soup were great, as were the fries that came with the sandwich. All in all, $18.00 for sammie and fries is high, as was $18.00 for steamed muscles highly that I can get at Sala's for $7.00.
We have eaten at the Harbor House many t ...
We have eaten at the Harbor House many times. We have eaten inside and outside. We have been there for many different occasions. Sometimes we stop by for just a drink. Always great food and great service. Would recommend the Harbor House to everyone. Hope to get back there soon!
My son and I had great meals and a good ...
My son and I had great meals and a good conversation (speak to the noise level which was just fine).
However, I asked that the remains of my salad be boxed up and when I opened the box the next day my remaining salad was not there - it had been replaced by a different salad! I was
Went here for the first time to celebrat ...
Went here for the first time to celebrate our 9 year anniversary and couldn't have picked a better spot. The food was outstanding as well as the service & the view was beautiful. Highly recommend the price is definitely worth it!
I had a reservation two weeks in advance ...
I had a reservation two weeks in advance and asked for Windows seats to celebrate my wife birthday with a table for 2. We were seated smack dab in the middle of an extremely congested restaurant and we almost left but decided we already paid for valet parking we may as well just stay. Poor attention to detail especially for someone who was proactive in reserving a good table
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