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
Pleasant locale and attentive staff. Live band playing soft jazz added a lovely touch to our Sunday brunch. Menu offers some variety --enough to please different tastes. In general food was fine though my sirloin hash was dry dry dry. A good place for a larger group get together in which food is fine but not necessarily the feature of the event.
The food is good and plentiful. The ambiance is cosy. The view is wonderful. The service is typically very good, but on our last visit last week, it seemed to be unusually slow. The bar next door is noisy but not annoying. If the weather is good, the noise goes outside on the terrace/deck. Reservations are desirable. One good feature is that Harbor House is not a typical tourist restaurant - it's more for the locals even though there is a large motel/inn on the premises.
Ordered the sliders....Very fatty, bread was soggy, no flavor....and they were cold.
Main course....I ordered fish tacos ( as did one other person in our party.) Both of us were very surprised when they came with seared/raw tuna..... No Mentioin of this in the menu, nor did the waiter alert us to the fact it was tartar.
The first beer I ordered was an IPA.... It was served warm and tasted nothing like an IPA.
My wife had stuffed sole with lobster.... Lobster was tough, sole cold, and the fingerling potatoes served with it were like those from school lunch.
The band on Friday night set up about nine ( in an adjacent room.) It was unnecessarily loud and from that point on no one could converse.
On a positive note, they were able to accommodate a group of ten on two hours notice on a Friday night.
Treated family to Easter dinner. My reservations were made well in advance but we were seated at the lounge. The noise level was high, the music was too loud and did not fit the occasion. The chairs and table needed tightening, extremely wobbly, spilling drinks.
Food was very good. Wait staff not quite as attentive as I like. First two beer choices were out but the waitress' recommendation was spot on. Pricey. I give it a B-
We attended Easter Sunday brunch. We reserved a late seating and the meal service continued past their normal closing time to accommodate everyone. They did not rush people and they made sure everyone was satisfied. The food was excellent and the location was great for a spring event with views of Fishers Island Sound. We will go again for such occasions.
My wife and myself went to the Harbour House for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I requested and got what I think is the best table in the house, window four top overlooking the harbour with the fireplace at our backs. Our server Ethan was knowledgeable and attentive. We started with the Mussels and grilled Caesar salad,both fantastic.My wife had the Filet Mignon, cooked to perfection and I had the Stuffed Sole absolutely delicious. Finished the evening with the Profiteroles which were on the house. Great food, wonderful atmosphere, truly a great night. Thank you Harbour House. We will be back.
The food was really great! I only gave it a four for service because even though the whole place was packed the three times I went, there seemed to be only one waiter. The service from the waiter was wonderful but we did have to wait a bit for our orders to be taken. Once the order was taken though the food did come surprisingly quickly. The lobster anything (I had them all) is fresh, delicious and devine!!!
We were originally excited to be coming back to Harbor House to celebrate our anniversary having been there Valentine's Day a few years ago. Unfortunately this time the food was subpar and the service worse. Our waiter didn't even remember to bring us bread and then loomed surprised when I asked about it even though all the tables around us had bread. The braised ribeye was VERY overdone and served in a bowl with mashed potatoes stuck under it leaving them drowned in drippings (not yummy gravy) to the point where they were inedible. My husband's prime rib was cut too thick, not seasoned and tough. It takes more like a cheap london broil. SO disappointing!
We arrived on time for our 7 p.m. reservation. The front desk attendant seemed distracted, not welcoming. However, she took us to a nice table was near the fireplace, in a small dining room. In the adjoining bar, there were 3 TV screens going and a fair-sized crowd. Midway through our meal, an amplified rock band began playing in the bar, which made conversation difficult in our nearby dining area.
The food was average. A gray hamburger was sent back for the medium rare that was ordered. The fried shellfish entree was good as was the grilled lettuce with shrimp. Buffalo wings and blue cheese dip were good.
Our waiter was pleasant, helpful and efficient.
Recommended to friends who are not overly fussy about food and like a noisy atmosphere, not to anyone else.
We went for Sunday midday meal and were seated quickly but adjacent to a live jazz band. We asked to be seated farther away because we could not hear ourselves talk. They moved us into a different lower level room with large family groups and dozens of small children. It was as noisy as the jazz group so we left. This was s nice restaurant when it was Flood Tide.
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!
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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.
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