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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.

82 Seaview Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06855
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
East Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 866-3364

Website:
http://www.harborlightsrestaurant-ct.com/

Catering:
We offer on site catering of up to 150 people.

Public Transit:
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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

From the preferred waterfront seating to spectacular cuisine, you will enjoy a truly memorable HARBOR LIGHTS Thanksgiving Feast! Discover our Chef's latest creation, a unique, fall inspired, three-course Thanksgiving Menu.

Harbor Lights Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (29)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great view and service. Food was nicely presented and tasted super

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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..

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Beautiful spot. Good food. Nice people

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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...

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Oveall it was okay. It was quiet as it was lunchtime. Food was okay. Nothing I would run back to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Consistently good meals. Definitely sit on the veranda

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I've never had a bad experience here. Even our waitress, who seemed a little inexperienced, was just lovely.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was excellent and our wait staff person Christeen did a great job.
A test of a restaurant is would you go back and the answer is a resounding yes.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Everything was fresh & cooked to order. Delicious

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Our waiter was very Courteous and Friendly. Recommend having the Greek Wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Lobster roll was not as good as in years past , salmon with rossotto was outstanding

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was tasty. My and my husband's portions were small. Our friends who had 2 other different entres were ample. My husband was actually hungry when we left despite appetizers. He usually is more than satisfied when we go out.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Looking for a place that offered outdoor dining, preferably on the water. Perfect spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food with a wonderful view. Service was great and they were more than accommodating when asked to to adjust a menu item.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Overall we had a good experience. The food was ok not fantastic. The view was really nice. The restaurant needs some updating...

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The service was excellent, but food was so so. Unfortunate since location is nice. Probably good for a drink and apps.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was FARRRRRRR too noisy. We was a table of 4 and we could not hear the others with us.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Staff is phenomenal - big thanks to the lovely hostess who helped us find a parking spot across the street!
Do yourself a favor and get the blackened swordfish with sweet potato mash and spinach - literally one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Poor service and mediocre food best describe this restaurant. The view is great...

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