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Harbor Lights

4.8
4.8
628 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Harbor Lights is the premier seafood house located in East Norwalk, CT. Located on the Norwalk Harbor, it offers well-prepared, attractively presented and sophisticated fare. Open year round, the glassed-in terrace allows for a comfortably heated dining experience in the winter without losing the outside dining experience in the summer. Our long dock in front of the restaurant provides plenty of room for boaters to tie up for lunch or dinner, and the dining room affords fantastic sunset views. Harbor Lights has been bringing the fresh refined flavors of the Mediterranean to Diners in Fairfield County for over a decade. The Prime sunset seating and views of the Harbor, the breeze, the um-brella-bedecked outdoor patio, unparalleled service and incredible food make this waterfront spot hard to resist.

Please Note: We Do Not Guarantee Specific Tables. We Do Not Guarantee Waterfront, Window or Deck Seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:45 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 866-3364

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer on site catering of up to 150 people. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Give your guests the ultimate New England Experience at Harbor Lights Restaurant. Our Private Events Team is committed to providing our guests with unrivaled food quality, au fait beverage service, and genuine hospitality. With the perfect waterfront backdrop for any event, the restaurant can be rented out in its entirety, or you may reserve one of our semi private areas. Our creative culinary team will design a personalized menu that best suits your needs and inspires your palate. Stunning waterfront views, attention to detail and focus on superior service makes Harbor Lights the desired destination for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, office parties, retirement celebrations, cocktail parties, holiday soirees, fundraisers, corporate events and more for up to 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Chris: (203) 866-3364

  • Neighborhood

    East Norwalk

  • Cross street

    East Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    10 minute walk from East Norwalk train station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Good for groups

  • Connecticut

    Great for scenic views

  • Connecticut

    Seafood

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  1. t

    tckdp

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julio our server was great, the crab cakes excellent, pork shop delicious & tiramisu was superb. Wife had the fish of the day with crabmeat which was excellent. Bottle of Malbec was nice & smooth
  2. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was by far the most expensive meal we had in a long time!
  3. t

    tckdp

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida, ambiente y trabajadores
  4. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My husband always enjoy going to Harbor Lights. The staff is warm and inviting, the ambiance is lovely and the food is very good. We were enjoying the Restaurant Week menu this time and the choices were lovely. Thank you!
  5. t

    tckdp

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food & ambiance for our 27th wedding anniversary
  6. PL

    PLST

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good place for lunch during the day so, you are able to enjoy the view.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dining experience outside by the water on one of the last days possible before winter. Extraordinary food, service and ambiance on the water
  8. EK

    ErinK

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely luncheon today overlooking the water. Peaceful and just what we were looking for. The food was amazing. The seafood here is so fresh! From the oysters to the clams to the lobster to the shrimp, whether it's on a salad or a raw bar situation or even soup, everything is amazingly delicious. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Cannot recommend more highly.
  9. E

    Elmotrip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I feel that I always get what you pay for at Harbor Lights. Whether it's the food, the drink and wine selections, the ambiance, the view or the service, it makes for a very satisfying lunch or dinner on the patio or in the dining room every time.
  10. PL

    PLST

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Outdoor dining by the water is very nice on warmer sunnier days. My husband and I had dinner here with another couple. The food was very nice although, the pricing on the menu is a little extreme especially, on the appetizers and soups. Overall, a nice experience.
  11. K

    Kittykim

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good location with a great view. The service were all wonderufl.
  12. MK

    MaryK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The view is stunning however, the lack of service was astounding. I consider myself a pretty patient person so after waiting for my food for almost 40 min I asked the server to check on it (who I had to flag down) When I did finally receive my food it was cold. I would’ve let this slide however, after my food was finished and cleared I waited another 20 min before I actually had to get up and ask for my own bill. I understand being short handed, but being completely ignored was egregious for the price point.
  13. M

    Marisela

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices were high for a lunch.
  14. MB

    MissBitsy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner in a beautiful spot to celebrate the waning days of summer!
  15. t

    tony

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, responsive to every need. 3 appetizers and 2 entrees were excellent. Great experience
  16. CM

    CleosMom

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely view, attentive service, but food is pricey.
  17. JR

    JimR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was nice. Only complaint was excessive sun inside. Food was solid. I recommend the lobster roll which was just about perfect.
  18. CM

    CholiM1

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    For those who eat outdoors on a summer night, the view and setting will be a delight. The delicious seafood completes the rest.
  19. SQ

    SnoozyQzee

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely birthday lunch out on the back deck with warm summer breezes and delicious lobster rolls. Relaxed, yet attentive service.
  20. NN

    NewNorwalker

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harbor Lights was great - - as usual. We come back time and time again.
  21. SJ

    SusanJ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was our first visit to Harbor Lights. It is a beautiful location right on the water but that seems to be most of what this restaurant has going for it. The accoustics were terrible. It is just one big room and it was very loud. I will say the servers were lovely and polite and gave us good service. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. The appetizers our group ordered were fine but the turkey was awful. It was some of the driest turkey I’ve ever eaten. And no cranberry sauce or gravy to soften the blow. In addition, I thought $490 (including tip) for 5 people was pretty steep, even with 2 drinks each (for 4 of us - one person just had water). We will not be returning.
  22. l

    like2dineout

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were very good. Reservation was for 4 people and when two of us arrived we were not told that the other two people were already seated. They found us at the bar waiting. Following that, the rest of the dining experience was very good. The next day I rec'd an email from Open Table telling me the restaurant had canceled our reservation because we had not shown up. I then sent Open Table a message to correct this, which they did, and I rec'd an email in return.
  23. E

    Ewak

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever. Delicious food, wonderful service and amazing view!
  24. A

    Annapolis

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family celebration at Harbor Lights before Thanksgiving. Our party ordered the pear salad, a dozen blue point oysters, shrimp cocktail, the halibut, and the seafood stew. The kitchen also made a lovely vegetarian risotto at the request of the vegetarian in our group. Everything was delicious. We also ordered Malbec and Pinot Grigio and they were very good too.
  25. P

    Penny

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Harbor Lights never fails to please. The food is always delicious and the water views are delightful.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my entire experience. We had late reservations and were the only people there however, we did not feel rushed at all! The food was AMAZING!!! Definitely going back!
  27. NN

    NewNorwalker

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food around Fairfield County. Great ambiance and excellent food - - service is the best - - we love this place and return very often.
  28. VV

    VicVic

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Tuesday night which was perfect as it was not crowded and my elderly mom and friend could hear! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. Even got a bottle of wine 1/2 price, which was an added bonus. I recommend going during the week when it is quieter, unless you are looking for a busy atmosphere! Great service as well.
  29. LE

    LElli

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! Delicious food, beautiful view, & great service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a super wonderful time. It was my birthday. The waiter was really nice and with his French accent, very sexy :). The food was outstanding. We just felt so comfortable. Then three desserts were brought out to celebrate by birthday. The fondant was delicious! It was just a great night overall. Thank you for making it special.
  31. NN

    NewNorwalker

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Harbor Lights several times and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent. The service is always professional and very nice. The location and ambiance is great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is truly a gem and I'm glad it is in Norwalk!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinners very much. Would have liked some pre-dinner bread for the table - Maybe next time. Our server was helpful and very attentive. Lovely evening.
  33. EL

    EzraL

    New York Area

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was great and the atmosphere inside is very nice. It’s in a great location, wish they had some lights on the water now that it gets dark so early because the view is wonderful. It’s been around a while but is very dependable in service and feeling updated. The food was extra good on Friday when we ate there. Thank you.
  34. d

    dfio

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the view and the service, as well as good seafood and Greek specialties.
  35. L

    Lorna

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been many times before!! Love it..great watching boats n water. Food always good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view and service. Food was nicely presented and tasted super
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I WENT THERE WITH MY WIFE FOR CELEBLATING OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND IT WAS VERY ENJYOABLE WITH NICE VIEW AND FOODS. GREEN SALADA'S DRESSING WAS FANTASTIC. I WILL COME AGAIN WITH MY KIDS SOON..
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We planned on meeting friends visiting CT from CA and asked around for some good suggestions. Our neighbor recommended Harbor Lights so I made that suggestion to our friends. When I called her, she said that that was the restaurant that a friend of hers also recommended - so we decided to try it. It was wonderful! Food was great, the view was wonderful and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back again!
  39. C

    Christinam

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot. Good food. Nice people
  40. KB

    KimB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a pretty view of the waters since the dining area is all windows. They also have a nice outside patio. The food was vey good ... the key lime pie was the best I have ever tried...

FAQs

Harbor Lights is rated 4.8 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Harbor Lights

82 Seaview Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    East Norwalk

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:45 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    10 minute walk from East Norwalk train station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 866-3364

  • Catering

    We offer on site catering of up to 150 people. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Give your guests the ultimate New England Experience at Harbor Lights Restaurant. Our Private Events Team is committed to providing our guests with unrivaled food quality, au fait beverage service, and genuine hospitality. With the perfect waterfront backdrop for any event, the restaurant can be rented out in its entirety, or you may reserve one of our semi private areas. Our creative culinary team will design a personalized menu that best suits your needs and inspires your palate. Stunning waterfront views, attention to detail and focus on superior service makes Harbor Lights the desired destination for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, office parties, retirement celebrations, cocktail parties, holiday soirees, fundraisers, corporate events and more for up to 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Chris: (203) 866-3364

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