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Harbor House, Detroit, MI

Harbor House

4.4
4.4
244 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At Harbor House - Detroit located In the center of Detroit's historic entertainment district, we serve only the choicest cuts of beef and freshest seafood. We currently offer outdoor dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 967-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Gratiot Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • Detroit

    Good for business meals

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  1. SS

    SusanS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! We arrived early and we were seated immediately! Everyone was super friendly!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went after the Thanksgiving Day Lions game. We had a wonderful time. The food was on point and the servers were all great. Would definitely come again.
  3. BB

    BethanyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , service on a busy Holiday after a football game!
  4. R

    Rosanna

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The positives: Very nice server. The bar section is lovely. The food looks delicious. Everything was very hot. The negatives:the steak tips were mostly gristle and fat. The lobster mac and cheese was bland and fishy tasting. No lobster of substance, just tiny pieces that lose any flavor when cooked into the mac and cheese. Chicken Alfredo was creamy but the chicken was way over cooked, tough and dry.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    We had a 7:45 reservation and we didn’t get our table until almost an hour later. The food was dry, tasteless and poorly described. Worst NY strip ever had. It was more like a skirt steak. 9 people in my party and we spent over $1,000 and it was one of the worst experiences and meals. They ran out of sides and just stated being rice and French fries. Ownership and management need a training on how to run a restaurant.

    Harbor HouseResponded on November 20, 2022Hi Ryan Flook, Bill before gratuity $644.78 not over $1000.00. You waited 40 minutes while your group settled in at bar. We did not run out of sides, plural, we were short a few bakers & brought family style plates of two other sides. Potatoes offered when ready. All your guests ordered large 16-24oz steaks while you and another ordered 9oz. Your guests had a great time. I reviewed everything to see where we failed. 9oz started when large steaks started, amateur error.Corrected &Sorry,

  6. l

    luvnlife

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was good but the staff seemed unorganized and slow to respond. We had to ask for more water when the glasses were empty even while staff had stopped at the table to deliver food. They never noticed. Small things make the difference. The food was excellent overall and made up for the slow service.
  7. MB

    MonicaB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The Detroitrita, catfish nuggets, and black eyed peas and green soup were delicious!! The steak was lackluster at best. Tasted more boiled than grilled
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    A little disappointed. Menu very limited on healthier options. We were underwhelmed. But there were clearly many loyal patrons there that have been coming for years. They all seemed happy and quite satisfied. I think this is probably a terrific place if it fits your vibe
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    After theatre outing
  10. LD

    LocalDiner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The noise level was very high—loud and hard to have a conversation. Part is a function of high ceilings and no partitions in the large dining room. Also a lot of dishes crashing as tables were bussed—that should be addressed. This is our 3rd time at the restaurant which has good food but way too loud this time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent and very sweet. I very much recommend this place, food on point and very fresh !
  12. LS

    LonnieS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time great staff good food my friends & family are still talking about it keep up the great work I will recommend this place to everyone.
  13. m

    martya52

    Toledo

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Detroit for the half marathon and wanted something different!
  14. PM

    PreciousM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a Nice time. Gumbo and Steak Was Really Good .
  15. A

    Ashley

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food options! We tried a little bit of everything and will gladly return in the future!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Me and my family celebrated a birthday here and the food was awesome. What I enjoyed most was the great service and patience from our waitress Stacey. Stacey was very patient with our large group and went over things with us in great detail. Stacey you’re the best.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Only negative- no coffee
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was tasty. We ordered the “pick 3 items” platter. The fried shrimp was very well prepared (not overcooked). The gumbo was also delicious. Service was quick and very cordial considering that there was three events in the immediate vicinity (downtown Detroit). Would definitely dine at this establishment again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good hot drinks good
  22. GD

    GaryD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good menu selection. Super service. Too loud for this senior. No iced tea?? Or desserts. --- Would return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed all the way around. Mediocre food and service for a too high price.
  24. S

    Sarah

    Grand Rapids

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I was looking for a place that would take a reservation for 11 people before going to a concert at Comerica, and Harbor House did. We had a comfortable table arrangement, service was decent, the drinks were good, food was good - really no complaints and we all went to the show well fed. It was only about a 3 or 4 block walk to the park afterward. This beats standing shoulder to shoulder in some of the restaurants/bars directly next to the park where it takes forever to get a drink or service. I would vote to go to Harbor House again. And, OMG - you should have seen the size of the entrees and appetizers.
  25. KM

    KellyM

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my daughter and her friends for dinner. The food was outstanding and so was the service. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. The service was really good and our server was very complimentary of the food!
  26. HO

    HOWI

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was fantastic, My wife and I recommended it to a couple of people looking for somewhere to eat.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great people ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  28. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I would not recommend this restaurant. All of the food is over cooked in greasy. When you come into the restaurant you can smell the grease in the air. And as a person who cooks regularly I can literally smell that the grease is up to high, which is likely why all of the food is overcooked. I had calamari steaks which were a joke. They are over cooked and they douse them in the sauce so that you don’t realize how tasteless they are. The fried lobster tails are over cooked and salty. And the crab stuffed salmon was unpleasant because the salmon was over cooked in the crabcake that was stuffed inside of it was super greasy. And on top of that the store automatically applies a gratuity even though the pandemic is over. It felt like they were trying to make up for the fact that the restaurant is empty. Also when I arrived we were seated in a booth that they knew had a leaking air condenser! The place literally only had three other parties dining. Why would the hostess seat us somewhere that they knew had an issue?
  29. m

    michellej

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were looking for a place near the casino and found this one. The food was wonderful and the prices were wonderful as well! The lobster Mac and cheese was the best I’ve had and the ribs and crab cakes were delicious as well!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff. Get the mushroom appetizer. Steaks and chips were excellent. A really nice relaxing time.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish and drink was amazing.
  32. E

    Elise

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great experience and really enjoyed our date night.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I took my husband out for Father’s Day. We had a reservation and we seated immediately after being greeted. We started with the lobster Mac n cheese and it was delicious! I went with the 1/2 lb snow crab and shrimp and my husband had the king crab. Everything was so good!!
  34. OC

    OliviaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a party of 12 on Father’s Day and overall we enjoyed our meals and drinks. They even accommodated our request to move up our reservation. The service was great and the food came out hot. Our server was attentive. We would definitely go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was great. I was visiting from out of state and that Gumbo was so good, I ordered some to go.
  36. BW

    BlairW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    My child’s graduation dinner. They did the best they could (waitstaff). There was nothing to call home to mother about.
  37. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the twin lobster tails for the first time ever, and they were so good. Drinks were super and service very good. Had a great time!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Casher Machine broken
  39. SJ

    SuzanneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was confusion with one bill for a party of 14 people. It should have been offered to be separate
  40. LP

    LeoP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Mediocre tourist trap. Food is forgettable. No ciders on the drink list. They charged an automatic 16% gratuity on my party of 1 and tried to hide it on the receipt

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Harbor House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 967-9900.

Harbor House is rated 4.4 stars by 244 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 21 times today
Google Map for Harbor House

440 Clinton St, Detroit, MI 48226-2316

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gratiot Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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