About Harbour House - Inn at Mystic
The Harbour House features fresh, seasonal and local cuisine served in Mystic’s most spectacular setting at the Inn at Mystic. This iconic property is a treasured and historic place, and our restaurant reflects that magnetic ambiance amidst serene waterfront surroundings and hidden New England beauty.
Offering an eclectic mix of casually elegant cuisine mingled with the traditional seafood staples we know and love, the Harbour House redefines the landscape of New England cuisine. Enjoy handmade wood-fired pizza from our brick oven and freshly shucked Ninigrets from the raw bar, or delve into one of our delicious steaks. To complement your dining experience, the Harbour House bar features 24 beers on tap along with an impressive list of signature cocktails made with only the freshest of ingredients.
Whatever appeals to your palette, the Harbour House offers something for everyone in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Mystic, CT 06355
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Thursday & Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner: Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Check our calendar for live entertainment schedules.
Plenty of onsite free parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Harbour House - Inn at Mystic Ratings and Reviews
Took the fiancé here for a "Valentine's Day" dinner on the 16th. The server was extremely professional and polite. The food and wine option was really great and so was the quality as well. It was a very quiet and warming atmosphere near the fireplace. We will definitly be returning again.
Happy Valentines Day!
Here er go
It all must have been my fault Being 6 Minutes late tho I did call ahead to tell them. walking passed the dining room with the fire place and ocean view we walk into a separate room that over looked the motel parking lot. Sitting at the table with no table cloth I unfold my paper napkin Thinking they must be very busy tonight and may be booked up and we only scheduled our reservations a week ahead of time, I look at all of the empty tables over looking the harbor and think it was a 6:30 reservation where is everyone? Bread comes. One generous piece for each of us. The 13$ appetizer lobster stuffed seafood crepes. How does such a warm crepe cover house cold filling. The reminded me of microwaved mashed potatoes you know cold in the middle hot on the edges. The Cesar salad comes. It was hard to taste any Cesar dressing at all. There might have been a hint of it somewhere in there buy all I could taste was all of the mayonnaise covered romaine with what looked like 4 carefully placed croutons. while I watched my best friend of 6 years push it away.I remember, That's right She doesn't eat mayonnaise. I was thinking it might bring out the mayonnaise with some pepper but it wasn't offered. Ahh! The awaited $40 per plate meal that we were expecting. A stuffed sole of fish over leeks It was hard to taste anything over the salt. Also I had never seen stuffing that looked like shredded meat from a can with little squares of red pepper. I don't know what it was but when I think stuffing I think some sort of mushy breaded mix. Ahh! My beef tender loin and jumbo shrimp dinner. What a disappointment. It was one of the smallest beef tenderloin medallions I have ever seen and 2 large shrimp slopped on top of a pile of mashed potatoes. don't get excited. The shrimp weren't that big. When I said large I meant what you think when she says "it's a good size" and 3 asparagus.
The cod fritters were amazing! The main dishes were scallops, which were cooked to perfection. Dessert was the best chocolate dessert I've ever been served at a restaurant. The staff, the view, the atmosphere including the fireplace, were truly amazing. Thank you for these wonderful memories!
Dinner was very good. Service was incredible. We were not rushed, but the food came out very quickly. We had the chili as an appetizer which was delicious. Also the filet mignon was very good, served with mashed potatoes and mushrooms. Would have been a little nicer if there was a green vegetable on the plate. We also enjoyed the pasta with scallops. Very tasty. All in all it was a wonderful restaurant that I would highly recommend and would go back to if I was ever in the area again.
My dinner of stuff sole was good(stuffing could have been hotter). Unfortunately, My husband had the 16oz prime rib and it was n Very tough! Could not even eat it!! French green beans were absolutely raw and cold! It is a beautiful building and we will try again another time since we live locally.
We went for New Years Eve, the menu was pre fixe and the options were fine, the price was $45.00 per person and I felt up front that was very reasonable for the meals offered. In general we were both very disappointed in the overall service and quality of the food. We asked twice for bread and never received it, the duck came out cold, we had to ask for the water to be refilled, we were never asked if we would like another cocktail, and the chocolate mousse came out very crumbly, it looked like dry clumpy powder. They were busy but not any busier than any other restaurant on a normal Saturday evening. I do not think I would go back for dinner.
I love the food at Harbor House. The issue with this visit was that I made a reservation for Christmas Eve and didn't expect to be seated in the bar. Our table was nearly in the entrance to the bar with the 5th person sitting at the end of the table actually in the entrance. I asked if we could sit in the dining room (there were empty tables) but was told there wasn't room for 5.
We often do eat in the bar and really enjoy it, but since this was a special occasion with the whole family home, I was disappointed with our seating.
Service was long. Pesto sauce on salmon was slightly burnt. Filet was luke warm by the time it was served. Ordered a second beer during meal ( Naragansett in a can) and meal was almost finished by the time beer arrived. For our "special" 39th anniversary we were disappointed.
We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was mediocre at best. The side dishes were few and not appealing to the eye. The turkey was good the first time, but the second time it was very dry and extremely salty. There was no jellied cranberry sauce. There were no rolls or other breads. The salad was not in plain view. The appetizers seemed to be only shrimp and they were not in plain view. All in all, for $45.00 per person, this was a very poor dinner.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there. We were looking for some place quiet and romantic but although it was in the room we were in, there was a family gathering in the area next to us and rather loud. The scallops that I ordered were rather bland. Dessert was the best part! The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant though.
Overall dining experience was a disappointment. Food was adequate although several people in our group of 6 said their food wa served lukewarm. Service was the primary issue. The server was very pleasant; however, we had long waits throughout the evening even though the restaurant wasn't excessively busy. We had reservations and still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated even with several empty tables available. Then we had long waits between every course and with the check.
Think of a seafood menu from 20 years ago and you'll know what's available at Harbor House. After its recommendation from Trip Advisor, our entire group of 6 was disappointed. The room was uncomfortably warm, we had to ask twice for bread (20 minute wait) and we went elsewhere for coffee and dessert. There are much better places in Mystic, especially at the prices charged.
We made a reservation for 6:15pm but when we arrived we were told that we could not have a water front view, which is what this restaurant is know for and the only reason we made a reservation here. Our salads did not arrive until 7pm. At 7:40pm, our dinner had still not arrived!! We complained to the manager and we were told it would be out shortly. Finally received dinner at 7:50pm. At this point we didn't even feel like eating. Overall a huge disappointment. Would not recommend as they obviously have huge kitchen and service issues! And way overpriced!!
5:30 reservation. Did not leave restaurant until 8:45 due to slow service. 3 out of 5 meals had to be returned as they were cold and prepared incorrectly. The overall quality of the food, service and attitude of the manager were very disappointing. A shame since the outside setting is pleasant. A clear lack of professional management and poor quality of kitchen knowledge and food execution. Will never return. Can't recommend this place for anything other than an outdoor drink. And even then, the wait staff has poor knowledge of their rotating beer choices.
My 10 year old son and I spent an overnight in mystic. Harbor house was at our hotel. It was beautiful and the food was delicious! I also appreciated the fact that I could have a cocktail and not have to drive! My son declared the lobster was the best he ever had. I would return to this restaurant in a heartbeat!
After fairly good reviews of this establishment we decided to check it out on 8/18/16. The site was nice but upon entering the actual restaurant building it was musty smelling.
Drinks were fair at best for $10 a piece and took longer than expected to receive. We had a 6:15 pm seating.
We ordered entrees only. All entrees came in reasonable time. I ordered the ahi tuna which was OK. The other entrees included filet mignon and chicken caprese. The filet was good but the pile of mashed potatoes tasted like anything but. The chicken was the worst. A breaded piece of chicken over white rice with unseasoned greens and tomatoes surrounding it. The most unflavored dish possible. No thought put in to dish at all.
For dessert we were told about 3 things they were already out of and when one choice was made to make up for the chicken that was taken off bill we were then told that also wasn't available. Did I mention a 6:15 pm seating?
Mediocre food, old ambience in need of update. Saving grace is view but I can't eat that.
Wouldn't not recommend at all to anyone.
Sad to say this was a very disappointing outing. The restaurant has the potential to be a real "go to restaurant" with a great view but the waite staff needs definite training and the food better preparation. The Bar is very active with alive band (noisy) and plenty of dancing young people - so I would say it is quite successful. The deck off the Bar is popular. Just hope the management concentrates on bringing the restaurant to it's possible potential.
This was our second visit and unfortunately didn't go very well. Sat for quite a while and had no server. I had to get up and interrupt a group of six servers, chatting together, to ask for a waitperson. Soup came not even room temperature, fried lobster tail was good but a little explanation on how to eat it would have saved us some time, no specials were offered. We had to ask for everything, including flatware and water, multiple times. Ordered the chicken carbonaro and everything about this dish was awesome except for the chicken. It was overcooked, dry and stringy and I had to spit it into my napkin, I couldn't break it down by chewing. The rest of the dish, minus eating any of the chicken, was amazing. The stuffed sole was also very good. We told our waitress of the food problems and her answer was "that is why I never order chicken in a restaurant". She offered us nothing for all of our troubles, and we didn't ask. The new asst. manager happened to stop over and say hi and we told her everything and she gave us 10% off the bill. I imagine some day we will go back, but not anytime soon.
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