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.
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday
Happy Hour: 3:00pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday
Weekday Dinner: 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday-Thursday
Weekend Dinner: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday
Brunch: 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Check our calendar for live entertainment schedules.
Plenty of onsite free parking
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Harbour House - Inn at Mystic Ratings and Reviews
My 10 year old son and I spent an overni ...
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 establ ...
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 ...
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 unfortunat ...
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.
Had a pretty average meal here. It was ...
Had a pretty average meal here. It was quite a disappointment since I expected better. Service was slow and we felt abused. We ate outside since the weather was nice and the view was pretty. The extremely slow service, which was "apologized" for by the server, left us outside eating in the dark. There was no where near enough lighting for us to see our food which left us disappointed and disparaged. I'll never go back.
Nice , clean, and roomy layout. Tables n ...
Nice , clean, and roomy layout. Tables not squished together. Very good food and very good variety of food. Good and attentive servers. Attentive manager (rare). Also stayed and listened to music which was also very good.
It was my birthday so my husband and I c ...
It was my birthday so my husband and I chose to eat at the Harbour House on the 1st night of our stay at the Inn at Mystic. Big mistake! I requested a quiet table with a nice view and my request was fulfilled but I should have been a little suspicious when I saw we were the only couple inside the restaurant. We did have a late reservation that evening but didn’t think that would impact food quality or atmosphere, especially from a restaurant with a good rating. We started with an appetizer and salads which were okay but what I found strange we never got served a roll with the salad. Most reputable restaurants that I visit always serve bread! My husband ordered a seafood pasta dish which was okay but certainly not 4 star; I ordered the scallops which were extremely over spiced and so salty I couldn’t eat them. I told the waitress they were not edible but she said they only use salt and pepper and that the chef may have just been heavy-handed that evening! In any event, I did not have a pleasant birthday dinner and what I found more distressing is that neither the chef nor the manager acknowledged my disappointment or dissatisfaction. We paid the entire bill even though I would have expected it to be adjusted for my bad meal. Loved the Inn but won’t be going back to HH anytime soon!!
Had reservation for 8pm. Arrived 7:30 pm ...
Had reservation for 8pm. Arrived 7:30 pm and said we had to wait 20 some minutes. We said we go to the bar. Maybe 4 tables in the bar were taken out of say 15 tables. We sat down and said maybe we should eat here. I went back and told the hostess and she did not want us to eat in the bar and I said you have plenty of tables. I asked why she said we have reservations. Ha!! She said okay you can eat in the bar. May I say about 3 or 4 tables came into the bar after that. They need a new attitude. Will not be eating there again. Janet Incerto
The view is gorgeous and food/drink was ...
The view is gorgeous and food/drink was wonderful. Our waitress was lovely and very attentive but for the second time we experienced an extended wait for our food. The waitress warned us the kitchen was running behind and manager came to apologize, but after 30 minutes, our raw bar order still wasn't out and they had run out of what we ordered. We were having fun so no one made a stink, but there was no offer to comp our drinks or raw bar order. There was not a real effort to court return customers. With all the options in the area, we won't be rushing back.
We stopped here for dinner on our drive ...
We stopped here for dinner on our drive up to cape cod. I was surprised and a bit leery that we were able to get a Saturday night reservation at the last minute. But we were pleasantly surprised. The location is right on the water with pretty views of the harbor. We ordered the lobster quesadilla and meatball appetizers and both were delicious. For our main dishes we ordered the flak steak entrée and the flank steak salad, and my son had the fish and chips. The steak dishes in particular were very good. the only draw back is that we were promised bread several times and when we finally received it, the basket was short by one roll for our party . The main dish was served almost immediately after so we didn't bother asking for more bread. Other than that, our meal was quite enjoyable.
The special occasion was our wedding ann ...
The special occasion was our wedding anniversary, which the restaurant knew. We 4 were seated promptly & the server was pleasant & helpful but only sporadically present. Our salads were prompt, but main courses took another hour plus. By the time they were presented, 1 entree was cold & inedible. The mgr scurried up another in 5 mins, but the entire(costly) experience soured an otherwise happy occasion. The food was adequate even when warm, so we'll go elsewhere next year.
We met for a girl's luncheon and were very happy with the location and the atmosphere. Our waitress was great and we were not rushed. We had outside dining and the view was beautiful even on an overcast day. We will definitely be visiting again.
Great place to eat!
The food is great and the service was prompt. Separate checks was no issue for the server. The views are terrific and I am glad to see so much life being brought back to this enjoyable dining location. I have been here at least once a month for all kinds of occasions since they opened as Harbour House.
Nice scenery and ambience
The Harbor House has a lovely, scenic setting in Mystic, and we were accommodated in a part of the mansion of the Inn at Mystic, instead of in the noisier, more crowded, smaller detached restaurant. We enjoyed that aspect of the dining experience. The food was good, but was not extraordinary. For this reason, the price per person seemed a bit extravagant. The ambience was nice, but not worth what they were charging for the special Mother's Day menu. Our service was also adequate. We were most impressed with the considerateness of the staff manager in asking our permission to stop serving the brunch because we were the last diners in our part of the restaurant. Our reservation was for 2:45 on Mother's Day, and apparently most other reservations had preceded ours, and people had left before we did. We did appreciate that they asked us before just discontinuing the brunch service. They also asked before allowing their serving staff to partake and dine in the same space. Overall, I would recommend this dining establishment, but I would caution people not to expect an extravaganza of an experience for the price. We are local Mystic residents, and I'm not sure that we would come again for an expensive special occasion, although we have considered giving it a try for Thanksgiving.
We had a very nice time at the Inn at Mystic. We were celebrating our 6 year anniversary and my birthday. We really enjoyed the cocktail hour and dinner at Harbour house. the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The only complaint was when we initially arrived and entered our room, there was a really bad odor coming from the fireplace. It was a burning odor from the ashes which was probably from poor ventilation. We had to open the sliding glass doors and the windows to try to ventilate the room, although it didn't remedy the issue. We did enjoy the jacuzzi tub, however, it would have been nicer if the room had a fresh smell.
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