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About Harbor Lights
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.
Norwalk, CT 06855
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer on site catering of up to 150 people.
10 minute walk from East Norwalk train station
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Harbor Lights Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
We haven't been here in a few years because the menu was stagnant and the food was just not that special. But because of the great view, we put up with it for many years. But on this most recent visit we have to say the food was definitely much better, though the menu still hasn't changed much in the past 20+ years. We will definitely start going back more regularly.
I was lucky and pleased to get a table for two only 24 hours ahead, for a Sat night at peak time. I was very well taken with the food and our waiter was excellent (once he arrived). The wines by the glass were unremarkable. It was a peak serving time, but we had to wait too long to (1) have drink orders taken, (2) have the bread arrive, and (3) have used plates removed before the next course. I would recommend but only for those who will buy a bottle(s) of wine, not by the glass.
My friends and I were seated immediately after being given several seating options, both inside and out. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. The ambiance was delightful and the price quite reasonable. So many great options on the menu -- I will be back.
Special get together with friends. We had an excellent waiter, can't recall his name but he was French. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. I had the pan seared salmon with lemon risotto which was delicious. A couple of our friends had the oysters rockefeller and loved it. We all enjoyed our meals, the service and the view.
The place was just ok. Our waitress was brand new but did an adequate job. The place is priced like a higher end restaurant but without higher end food or service. Our red wine must have been 80 degrees. I asked to have it but in a bucket of ice for 5 minutes.
Brought my wife there for her birthday dinner. We both like dining near the water. The menu had a nice variety and was reasonably priced for water front dining. My wife had oven roasted sea bass that she loved. I had a steak that was prepared perfectly. Good wine selection. The staff was friendly and our waiter, Sebastian was very attentive and wonderful. We never felt rushed. We like to enjoy a glass of wine before ordering he caught on to that and made our dining experience fantastic!! We will be back
Service was very poor. Our server was assigned to large parties in the rear (we were in the front) and she was totally overwhelmed and inexperienced, though she tried hard and it was not her fault. The two hostesses were worthless and did nothing to expedite service or ask how everything was. Though on the water, the scenery was more parking lot on one side and marshland on the other. One of the ugliest decors I've ever seen, very unappealing. Food was very good but overpriced. group next to us was very loud and crude, probably all drunk.
Not a pleasant place to go. would never recommend.
This was an awful experience...
the service was absolutely horrendous. Server brought my wine before our water and forgot my husbands iced tea. But she brought bread before the drinks came out. Wasn't told about specials. Servers demeanor was weird. We couldn't understand anything. Then I had some reaction to my dinner. Maybe undercooked tuna or burnt sesame seeds? The food was not worth the money for sure. Maybe a teenager cooked it?
Delicious seafood, very good service, nicest tables in warm weather are on the patio, down by the water, a beautiful spot for dining, conversation and watching the boats glide by! Our dinner there felt like a mini-vacation! We will be back and bring friends! Large windowed dining room on the water is appealing too.
I ate outside with high school friends. The restaurant is pretty w/a scenic view. The service was terrible. We waited a long time between rounds of drinks and for our food. We had to ask three times for our bill. While the view is pretty, the smell of gas from the boats was aweful. I'd eat inside should I go again
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