Came on quiet Saturday lunch.
Came on quiet Saturday lunch. Server is attentive and friendly. Food and drink on time and excellently prepared.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time here. Just picked
First time here. Just picked it off of open table. excellent food.......loved all the windows and the harbor view. Our server was outstanding..... His menu recommendations and care of the six of us was so appreciated....I have recommended to friends...We will be back
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were very
Food and service were very good. Pretty view right on the water.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thisd is the second time we
Thisd is the second time we have eaten at Harbor Lights and again, thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We like the location and being able to look out over the water. The food is excellent. We'll be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
WONDERFUL view overlooking
WONDERFUL view overlooking the harbor. Easter brunch was delightful. Service outstanding.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great place and conveniently located just off the highway and on the waterfront. The food and service were excellent and I will definitely plan a return visit.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family took a friend from
Our family took a friend from Europe to dinner on a Satriday night and we all had a great time. The place was packed by 7:30, with folks waiting to get in..
This is a very good and extensive seafood menu for Fairfield county. I can think of only two seafood places that have somewhat better food -- the Whelk in Westport and Rowayton SF, All three are at about the same price point -- you are paying a premium for the waterfrond location.
The wine list is reasonable and matches the food.
There were off menu items for the kids and they were treated very well.
We had a table for 6 next to the bay window, with a great view. The service was prompt and friendly (and our waiter even spoke French to our friend.)
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location on the water.
Great location on the water. Food and service are terrific and it is a wonderful place to meet friends from NJ, NY, CT & RI since it conveniently located right off of I95.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unimpressive building but
Unimpressive building but beautiful view , very good service and food.,
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time at Harbor Lights!
The views of the Sound on a sunny day, or a spring evening, are spectacular. Almost every table has a great view. The food, as usual, is very good; the wine list as well.
We have been here three times, and have always been delighted!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a quiet lunch!
I totally enjoyed the restaurant! It is a great place to have lunch without breaking the bank. The stuffed shrimp was out of this world! The view of the harbor and boats made the lunch all the better. Our waiter was courteous and not overbearing. I recommend this place!!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd give it a 4 out of 5
The food was very good, I enjoyed the catch of the day which was the stuffed sole. Service however, was not very attentive. Long wait from the time we ordered until the meal arrived and there was no bread or crackers on the table. Had to look for our server several times for drink ref.ills
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Harbor Lights is excellent
My wife and I with another couple were at Harbor Lights on the Friday night before Memorial Day Weekend. The food has always been superb at Harbor Lights, but Friday night's dinner was out of this world. The mussels special (steamed in white wine with garlic and other herbs) was about the best I've ever had and I can't say enough for the sea scallps special (grilled and bathed in a light cream and parmesan sauce) with risotto and asparagus. The wait staff is higly attentive. You must make reservations and go there!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to return
Great restaurant. Not pricey at all. We went on a Friday and were are able to have seating right next to the water. Waiters and service was excellent before we knew it out food was on the table. The food was excellent out appetizers were very large (mussels in a white wine and cream sauce) and our entrees were stuffed sole and red snapper. Both meals were a perfect size and the fish was very fresh. I would recommend this restaurant to any and every seafood lover. The day we went it was raining however if you can go on a clear day you will catch an amazing view.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great; all of us really loved our choices. The wait staff was friendly and attentive without hovering. The view over the water was as advertised - lots of big windows with a 270 degree view. The weather was rainy, but the view still was good.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect date night
If you want to take your special one out to a nice dinner with a great view, Harbor Lights is the place to be. We waited a little to be seated, but a table for 2 on the terrace next to the open windows is unsurpassed. The water is gorgeous at night, and the food was excellent. Needless to say I think I found my favorite place to go on a date. I'll definitely be back for another special occasion. With the lobster I had, it's impossible to stay away.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic, as
The food was fantastic, as was the service! I cant wait to go back and try some of the other dishes I saw coming out for other tables. The view was of the water and boats at the dock, it was perfect for a romantic setting. We were there for our anniversary but also had our 6 year old with us, and they catered to her ver well. I would recommend this place to anyone!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the tuna special. when ordering rice and veggies- specifically ask them not to put on whatever it was that they put on...chemical butter? Would have been better plain or w olive oil- It didn't taste healthy and "clean," for people that like to eat totally real and healthy- same deal for the vegetables.
The waitstaff was extremely attentive and the overall experience was very pleasant.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Read the reviews and was prepared for a mixed experience ... I can only say it was great. The reservation was for 7:30 pm and we were seated on time. Our server recommended dishes and the food was outstanding (octopus appetizer and lobster risotto entre). The service was prompt and the view was charming even though we were not closest to the water. Overall, a fabulous spot and we grabbed an ice cream from the place next door afterwards!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
The food was unbelievably delicious and the service was excellent.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband, 12 year old son and I went to this restaurant for my husband's birthday. We were there early and had a great meal. The view was very nice - we sat in the section that is surrounded on three sides by large windows and enjoyed the early evening breeze. The seafood and fish were great. I had a special broiled halibut dish that had a very nice sauce and veggies. The beet and arugula salad was fresh but unremarkable. They don't have much on the menu for kids, but accomodated my son's request for a plain grilled steak and fries. In all, a very good dining experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Harbor Lights for my Husband's 60 th Birthday. We were given a beautiful table by the window overlooking the harbor. The food and service were both excellent. We were a party of five and we all found something special on the menu.
The restaurant was a great find and we hope to go back again soon.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third visit to Harbor Lights and has become one of my new faves. The atmosphere is very refreshing in this clean establishment with views of the harbor. The food is very tasty and the presentations are beautiful. It is nice to know there is a place who doesn't skimp on the lobster dishes. Menu is not overloaded, yet a nice variety. A gem on the Norwalk harbor.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love any restaurant on
We love any restaurant on the water. We had a table in the corner in between both side windows. Right on the harbor. All windows were open and it was a beautiful night. The food was outstanding. We had the specials. Prices are fair. Our waiter was a gem, making great recommendations. This was our first time here and we'll definitely return.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Harbor lights was excellent and the service was even better. Our waiter made dining here fun. You can't beat the waterfornt view for a notable seafood restaurant. Try it; you'll like it!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful spot overlooking harbor
Dining room has wraparound crank-out windows that open onto the harbor water - great spot to sit next to window or inside dining room with views. Staff is welcoming and responsive. Primarily seafood menu, our 6 entree choices from stuffed shrimp to steak were attractively served and delicious. Creative. Especially good spot for romantic dinner for two by the window at sunset. :)
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and peaceful
My husband and I went to Harbor Lights to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted waterfront dining and great food and we got it! The food, especially the stuffed jumbo shrimp, was awesome and the service was very attentive. We got a table for two right by open picture windows that looked out onto the harbor. We watched the sunset and enjoyed a light breeze during our meal. A fabulous experience overall!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A" Havenly" Place
Harbor Lights is a wonderful restaurant for many reasons. The food, the scenic view of LI Sound and , the service are great!
I have never been disappointed when I patronized this "landmark".
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
impressive food and price
We went with friends on a Saturday night. They asked us to wait 10 minutes so they could seat us by the window, which was lovely. Beautiful view, summer breeze.
The food was very good, although I thought it was a little salty (but I often think that, so you can disregard that comment). I ordered two specials, and they were both HUGE. I wish the waitress had warned me. I asked if the jambalaya was spicy and she said no -- but it was. I switched with my sweet husband, and finished his miso fish, which was so yummy.
My only real complaint was the wait staff. It took a really long time for anything to happen beyond bread and water. It was as though we were in a different room and the waitress kept forgetting us...
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
F A N T A S T I C
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We dine here about 6 times a year from late spring through mid fall. When the windows are open, it is fantastic - like dining right on the water. The food is excellent from the menu items to the specials. If you are seeking a nice romantic place, this is it.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for a dining experience to create a special .memory...Harbor Lights is your place. The atmosphere is great and the staff attentive without being intrusive. The view is amazing as the sun begins to set. The food is delightful and well portioned. The only draw back was the closeness of the tables. The conversation from the table next to ours was a bit distracting. Good thing I had great company to overcome that slight.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had reservations for 7pm. We were a little early but that wasn't a problem. Awfully glad we had reservations as the restaurant was packed! Our waiter was excellent. He came back several times to pour wine for us, he was very attentive and polite. The food, was amazing!! Probably the best striper bass I've had in New England. Everything was perfect. My husband had a pasta entree with lobster, swordfish, shrimp and mussels, again it was wonderful and he had a hard time finishing it all.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant! And I hope to be back the next time I am in Conn. Well done!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef was very creative
The chef was very creative and responsive to the problem of food allergies. The presentation unique and the taste wonderfully delicious. We would recommend for any occasion.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
Our party of four enjoyed the relaxed ambience of Harbor Lights restaurant. We were warmly welcomed, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious. The sole florentine was raved about by the person who ordered it, the crab cakes were excellent, as was the creamy risotto with vegetables; even the bread was good. We will definitely be returning to Harbor Lights.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First: we made a reservation. While it was not crowded they had reserved a nice table by the window. Second: the waiter was knowledgeable and friendly but not beyond the bounds of server/client. Third: there were different items on the menu. I have never seen grilled octopus in the U.S. Forth: the wine was reasonably priced. Fifth: the desert was excellent.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
scenie water view
So often, restaurants that offer a lovely view have lousy food! Harbor Lights manages to have both an excellent view----and good food and service. Enjoy!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
did not disappoint
This is my third time at Harbor Lights this year and it did not disappoint. The swordfish was excellent, as was the beet salad and the wine. The atmosphere is great overlooking the harbor. This is an underestimated gem and I shall return.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great ambiance. One of my
great ambiance. One of my wifes favorite places to eat
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drove up from NYC to meet a friend here and had an absolutely superb experience. I was a little early, so waited at the restaurant bar, lively with a nice group of local regulars catching up with the staff. When my friend arrived, we moved to a table and had amazing service and delicious food. I had the lobster risotto and it was full of lobster meet in a creamy delicious risotto = amazing. My friend had the stuffed shrimp with veggie risotto, which looked so good, and she said it was phenomenal. We both enjoyed our dishes so much we didn't even offer to share for tastings. The ambiance overlooking the water would be very romantic for a date, but also had a "We are on a mini vacay!" feel for two girlfriends catching up. Highly recommend!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my friend for her birthday lunch. Caesar welcomed us when we walked in, seated us at a table overlooking the river, and waited on us. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and Caesar and his colleague sang happy birthday to my friend while delivering the desert masterpieces, which we savored slowly and happily. No one rushed us while we ate and talked. I look forward to trying Harbor Lights for dinner!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view and service was terrific
Food was great and experience was perfect
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
With windows on three sides, the views over the harbor are spectacular and make it a special occasion place. The menu has the usual assortment of main courses for a seaside restaurant with several of them done in more imaginative ways than generally found. There was also an ample selection of meat dishes that were prepared with a delicious variation. We highly recommend eating there.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place
Very nice upscale restaurant with great service, good food, and nice atmosphere overlooking the water. Would recommend especially for special occasions.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Give it a try
My colleague and I dined here recently and we found our meal to be excellent and the service wonderful. A nice experience.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
took a turn off 95 to get out of
traffic.. we were doing about 5MPH, so decided on sea food, checked open table and found a gem. Perfect Oysters and grilled Octupus, was the start for a nice dinner. Food was great, service, not on your face but attentive. We decided we will make it a required stop going/coming back from Boston now. If you are near, driving by, won't be disappointing to make a stop.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner With Friends
Six of us met at Harbor Lights after a Norwalk Concert Hall event and loved it. A great location, the service was attentive and professional, staff were all very accomodating as we had to come in later than planned because the concert ran overtime. We could talk and hear one another - overall a really wonderful dining experience. The menu selections could use a bit more variety but the food was good and attractively served.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM