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
We have music on our patio every Sunday from 4-7 pm from June through August.
Valet - $ 4 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: 4143954900x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/category/harbor-house to see upcoming events at Harbor House!
Harbor House Ratings and Reviews
I wanted to splurge a little and take my ...
I wanted to splurge a little and take my daughter out for the best seafood in town. Well, I shouldn't have come here. The food was mediocre at best. Her halibut was uninspiring and bland. I had the "roast chicken" and it was somewhat dry. The atmosphere was pretentious, and someone who came in after us was seated first, at a better table. I guess it's not "what you know." Also, you are forced to valet park at $6 plus tip. There are no other options. Very overpriced. They are just lucky to have this gorgeous location. I haven't been there for a very long time, and I won't be returning.
Outstanding selection of east and west c ...
Outstanding selection of east and west coast oysters, fairly priced. Entrees of rainbow trout were cooked to perfection. Soft shell crabs were very large, and excellently sautéed; best I'v e had since being in Maryland or D.C. Fried shrimp basket could have been better as shrimp were not very crisp but plentiful.
Outdoor patio great spot to view the lakefront/
Service was polite and efficient.
Some may think the prices are high but this is not a Milwaukee Friday fish fry. It is good, fresh seafood, well-prepared.
Our wait staff was very busy with two la ...
Our wait staff was very busy with two large groups thus we had very poor service for the two of us. We finished eating and waited fifty minutes for someone to ask if we needed anything like a to go container. My wife waited so long she was able to finish her ice cold food. We were about to leave and ask a manager for our check when we finally had someone give it to us. Thankfully I had cash and didn't have to deal with our wait staff any longer. I did leave them about eighteen percent gratuity which hurt me to do.
Overall the experience was ruined due to the poor service. This was our wedding night.
It is a beautiful place on the lake, but ...
It is a beautiful place on the lake, but we were very disappointed with our service. Wait staff had no patience for elderly parent with walker who was hard of hearing. She was Impatient and abrupt. Absolutely No sense of humor. The place & view are amazing, the food is truly so-so for the price. We would go back, but hope for a friendlier server.
A group of 5 enjoyed a business lunch ou ...
A group of 5 enjoyed a business lunch outdoors with a beautiful view of the Lake and even got to see the art museum "wings" open and close. The food was incredible. The lobster roll was nearly what you would expect on the East Coast. The gnocchi dish was a large portion with the freshest vegetables. Nothing was lost in providing a spectacular plate for lunch. The service was only ok. Certainly not what I would expect for the price point of this restaurant. Our server appeared annoyed when one of our party members asked her recommendation between two items. Then more annoyance when the onion ring haystack arrived and we asked if there was a dipping sauce she would recommend that we could get. Had it not been for a server not caring much about our group's experience, this would have been rated five stars. I'm hoping she was just having an off day.
From the valet, to the front desk staff, ...
From the valet, to the front desk staff, to our servers, our food experience was wonderful. The cocktails were prepared well with delicious blue cheese stuffed olives thrown in. The calamari appetizer was flavorful and the shrimp cocktail chilled, fresh and so good. Our main dishes were great as well. My filet was too well done, but I didn't want to delay the rest of the table so I did not send it back. They graciously took that amount off the bill. We were also seated in a booth as requested. After dinner, we sat in the outside area and had desserts and cocktails. We were never rushed. It was a terrific night and we'll be back soon.
We celebrated our anniversary with a won ...
We celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful lunch. Lobster roll and a lobster salad. Both were excellent! Good service and a wonderful table overlooking the harbor. A wonderful dining venue for lunch and dinner.
We enjoyed dinner at the Harbor House on ...
We enjoyed dinner at the Harbor House on Friday, 7/15. The service, as always, was extremely attentive. The food was great, all four of us ordering something different. We all enjoyed our meals. We sat by a big window, and while eating we could see sail boats bobbing on the water. The day was glorious, which made the dinner all that much more enjoyable.
I would recommend this restaurant without reservation.
One of Milwaukee's best restaurants in a ...
One of Milwaukee's best restaurants in a beautiful spot overlooking the harbor. Nice menu although there are limited vegetarian options. Service was impeccable and the staff was friendly and attentive. I'll definitely be coming back.
Best view of Milwaukee's sky line & lak ...
Best view of Milwaukee's sky line & lake front is at "Harbor House". Music Monday's are always appreciated. The Bartolotta group is taking over the Milwaukee metro scene and I don't mind a bit... The Harbor House is another example of fine dinning and a "standard of elegance" that we expect and receive at all Bartolotta establishments!
The last time I ate at Harbor House over ...
The last time I ate at Harbor House over a year ago, the food took over an hour to come out after ordering. We decided to try again and really enjoyed the atmosphere on the patio but the food took about 45 minutes after we had finished our appetizers, causing us to have to rush to finish it to make it to a concert. Very disappointing. I'm not sure why you can't seem to manage the timing of your orders.
We came to Harbor House with our sons an ...
We came to Harbor House with our sons and families just as a get together lunch. We loved sitting by the window overlooking the lake. The ambience was wonderful and the food was scrumptious as always. We'll definitely be back.
The Geneva Inn is a restaurant I have en ...
The Geneva Inn is a restaurant I have enjoyed over a dozen times. WE go there mainly with special friends or occasions. The decor and views are the best and are the real reason for going. The food is well prepared and presented but modest in portions especially with fish dishes.
With wine and a cocktail, tip and taxes you will be $100 plus per person so don't forget your credit cards.
We at outdoors on the patio. Food was g ...
We at outdoors on the patio. Food was great, but service was disappointing. Asked for some sweetener for tea, and my waitress came back 20 minutes later with it. Asked for dressing to be served on the side and it came dressed. I think that perhaps their more professional waiters work indoors and use the college kids for the patio.
Food, service and ambiance were outstand ...
Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. We came here for a special occasion and could not have had a better experience than we did. We tried a variety of seafood dishes (oysters, crab, lobster) and each one was fantastic -- by far the best seafood in Milwaukee.
our waitress was nice but the food took ...
our waitress was nice but the food took a long time to be prepared. Thats ok though, the view was nice. The main problem was we wanted to have a drink outside after dinner. We sat at the outside bar for 15 minutes and 4 boys goofed around and did not greet us, instead they danced and ignored us, so we left. Do you not serve drinks outside?
We had a fantastic seafood meal and oyst ...
We had a fantastic seafood meal and oyster experience that was top notch. The noise level was a bit high, but didn't deter from our celebration. It was higher priced , but in line with what they have to offer. We will definitely go back!
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