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.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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) 395-4900
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
This was an amazing dining experience! ...
This was an amazing dining experience! Most important to me, the Old Fashion was top of the line! Oysters were the best ever. Succulent and salty with a red wine vinegar. They were recommended by the expert at the oyster bar. My Sole was tender and crisp with a savory buttery caper sauce. The Brüssel sprouts were crispy and sweet! The other three folks ordered a lobster-palooza. They claim it was superb! In summary, the Harbor House is a must visit for every Milwaukeean! Our waiter, Morgan, was absolutely the best server I've ever had!
One of the best lunches I've ever had - ...
One of the best lunches I've ever had - The restaurant's décor is first class. The service was first class, and the food was first rate. They were having their lobster special so my wife and I had the Maine lobsters. They were prepared perfectly. You couldn't ask for better dining experience. We'll definitely be back while visiting downtown Milwaukee or the art museum.
We enjoyed an early dinner at the Harbor ...
We enjoyed an early dinner at the Harbor House following the theatre. The food was excellent, service attentive and friendly, and the wine special (Rombauer Napa Red Zinfandel) has become a new favorite of ours. The lemon sole is outstanding! The valet parking was appreciated on a cold night in January. Thank you! We will be back!
The food and service was very very good. ...
The food and service was very very good. The bartender was very helpful with drink descriptions and suggestions. The wait staff did a couple of nice things that were above and beyond, eg. covering my messy tablecloth with a napkin to help me keep my shirtsleeve clean.
My wife and I were celebrating our 20th ...
My wife and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary with a special night out. The interior of this place is very pretty and has a nice seaside feel to it. We started out with the Sail Boat and an order of the chef's special for oysters. The oysters were fantastic. Very fresh and briney tasting. The lump crab meat was also very good. I went with the lobsterpalooza and my wife had the ahi tuna. The ahi tuna was definitely the highlight of the evening. It was delicious. The lobster bisque soup was also very memorable as it was very creamy and the lobster was super sweet. The second course of the lobster/pasta dish was fine. It didn't knock my socks off but it wasn't horrible either. The third course was a lobster thermidor. I was so full at this point that I took two bites of it and asked it to be wrapped up. My wife also wanted her ahi tuna wrapped up and we even mentioned to the server that we'd need two boxes. We paid the bill and started to walk out. My wife noticed we only had one container. The server replied that he had tossed the lobster. What?! Good grief, we couldn't believe it. We had tickets to a show and didn't have a chance to see if the restaurant would offer to fix this. The server had no clue and just replied that he was sorry. I'd give our main server 5 stars. I'd give his helper 3 stars for messing this up. It was still a great meal in a beautiful setting. However, our total bill was around $240 and mistakes like this shouldn't be made in a high end restaurant.
My husband and I are big fans of Harbor ...
My husband and I are big fans of Harbor House. We dine here multiple times a year. On New Years Eve, we dined with another couple, as we have in the past four or five New Years Eve's. Granted it was NYE and busy, but this restaurant usually knows how to run efficiently. We arrived an hour early, on purpose, to sit at the bar, enjoy a cocktail or two and a few oysters. The bartender took our drink order and then disappeared. We had to flag him down for another drink order and then an oyster order. Having only two bartenders handling the bar crowd and the dinner service was not enough. In saying that, our dinner service, the food and our dining experience was very good. We will be back, but not for a while.
I have been to Harbor House before and i ...
I have been to Harbor House before and it can be pretty pricey but it was perfect for New Years Eve. Even though it was super crowded the service was excellent and the noise level was low even with every table filled. My date had the fix price menu with wine pairing and it was an excellent value. I had beef filet with scallops and the filet was so tender you could almost use a butter knife. Given the quality of the food the price was just right. The view as always was wonderful with the harbor and Calatrava museum in sight. Perfect spot for date night and any special occassion.
Our dinner was New Year's Eve, so my exp ...
Our dinner was New Year's Eve, so my expectations may have been heightened. However based on the cost, I do not think so. We have dined here before and were pleased overall on that occasion primarily due to the view and location. On this night, service was slow, the food average and the staff seemed to basically being going through the motions. Based on the service level of a number of other restaurants we have experienced at this price point, there is room for improvement. We would dine here again based on location and community involvement of the owners, and hope it is better.
Overall the food and the setting were ve ...
Overall the food and the setting were very good. Service was not what friends had lead us to believe. We were pleased with the leisurely pace of the meal but timing was off. The food was well prepared, menu is limited but seasonal. Setting is great.
We had our wedding reception there 29 yr ...
We had our wedding reception there 29 yrs ago when it was called Pieces of 8. we have been back and sat outside in the summer's. But I took my wife there on our Anniversary this year. It was fantastic. I had the 2 lobster tails grilled Wow. I will be back soon for sure for your Lobster Palooza Jan 5th -- 31st
We have dined at Harbor House many times ...
We have dined at Harbor House many times, but the visit on December 27, 2016 was exceptional due in no small part to the customer service skills of the Server, Heidi. She is impressive and exceptional. Great attention to details making our dining experience wonderful. Recommend the Burger, Lunch Walleye, and Key Lime Pie. The decor is tasteful and relaxing. The setting on The Lake and with a view of the Milwaukee Art Museum is lovely. Highly recommend dining at Harbor House for a wonderful dining experience.
The food was outstanding. I have never h ...
The food was outstanding. I have never had such flavorful food in my life. Best tasting food ever. I was a little disappointed initially on the service. My girlfriend and I had to wait at least 5 minutes before anyone showed up to serve us. We were about to leave until a waitress helped us. Luckily the rest of the night went very well. I ordered a drink that I disliked and the waitress took it back and gave me a new drink and did not charge for the first drink. Overall everything was great, especially the food.
Celebrating an anniversary, my wife and ...
Celebrating an anniversary, my wife and I were seated soon after arrival with valet parking. The amiable waiter served a complimentary flue of excellent champagne. We enjoyed an ample freshly baked roll basket with our choice of Crustacean Bisque This was one of best I have enjoyed; even similar bisque in Paris was not as good. My wife enjoyed a salmon choice with just perfect seasoning. I choose the bone in Rib eye. It was tender and magnificent in preparation and taste. Coffee was wonderful and desert looked very good, but our meal was quite ample. We will make this a must visit restaurant the next time we come to Milwaukee.
Went there on Tuesday night for a very s ...
Went there on Tuesday night for a very special date, reservation time was 8:30pm. Thought it would be more busy, this close to the holiday, but it was fairly empty An extremely noisy table of "regulars" were seated right beside us, which impacted our enjoyment of a quiet romantic dinner but the most aggravating part of the night was being rushed by the service staff. We ordered cocktails and specifically asked for oysters and prosecco to be delivered when we were finished with our cocktails. They were delivered in less than 5 minutes. Then, before we even started on the oysters, we were told we needed to place our dinner order because the kitchen closed at 9pm. We ordered dinner and it was promptly delivered. The meal felt rushed and impacted our enjoyment of our special evening. The food, however, was amazing - as always.
Service was amazing. Never felt a need ...
Service was amazing. Never felt a need for anything. our server was always available. Although the food was very good, I felt that soup, a sandwich and a drink was a bit high for lunch. $47 is a bit out of my price range. I will be back but only for special occasions.
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