Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only
Milwaukee’s premier lakefront dining destination, Harbor House is a bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan. With picturesque lake views, guests will be taken on a journey through New England with its reimagined menu, including a variety of dishes from Cape Cod, Nantucket, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, and Boston. Live instrumental jazz will play nightly from 6 to 9 pm.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sam Adams Beer-Battered Seafood (Boston)
Shrimp, Cod, Scallops Basket with Fries
Roasted Oysters (New Bedford)
2 oysters with Sweet Lemon-Herb Butter and 2 oysters with Bourbon-Chipotle Butter
King Crab Legs
Steamed, Herb Butter
Wonderful service, wonderful food, wonderful views and atmosphere. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more!
Look, we get it. Covid was impossible for restaurants and we GREATLY appreciate the Bartolotta Group. But last night, there were lots of servers milling around and yet we couldn’t place a cocktail order. Your food is great, but VERY expensive. Given that, the service wasn’t quite at that level.
First of all they have their had their brunch menu on their website which I reviewed and hour before our seating time. And when we got there the prices were much much more expensive than website.
I ordered there a prime rib and everybody else in our group had their fish. Those with fish were very very happy but their prime rib was tough, medium warm and not the best tasting for the extensive price paid. We have never been unhappy with a Bartolotta restaurant until this past Father’s Day.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at the Harbor House. We asked several people prior to going about their thoughts on the restaurant and all said that we would love it. Our expectations were completely met. Chris did a wonderful job serving us at our pace and our likings. He was personable as well as knowledgeable. I thought I knew wines fairly well but the list was extensive and most bottles unknown to me. I was glad to have the sommelier to assist in our selections. The food was fantastic! All five of us were pleased with our choices. We started with some delicious oysters then moved on to halibut, scallops, salmon, and filet. It was truly a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
We LOVED it.. service was fantastic.. cocktails the same. The view was of course outstanding. It was a special night but we were a little nervous about being seated right across from the music however..it was not an issue at all because the music was fantastic. We were able to have conversations without any problems .. A+ experience
Can’t wait to book again
Delicious food! Beautiful place right on the water. Lunch portions were a bit small for some of our party. Drinks were amazing too!
Desert wasn’t all that
Not sure what’s going on at Harbor House. It used to have a more lively menu and more attentive service. The menu last night was just meh. Service was very slow, though very polite. The food was fine, but as a foodie, I hate when I know I can cook a meal as food or maybe even better. Not going to write this place off…maybe COVID effect is still at play. C’mon Harbor House! Milwaukee deserves a lake front eatery with the class you used to have. I’m still in your corner!
Outdoors waitress was great, had cocktails and oysters. Inside waitress zero personality. Food was very good but over priced.
Wonderful dining experience as all other previous times at the Harbor House!
We had to ask for napkins and silverware, we had to ask for bread plates as we had used our appetizer plates and they were dirty so we needed bread plates when they brought out the bread. I was disappointed with my seafood bisque soup, not very interesting and 2 small pieces of lobster For $240 I would expect the excellence I have always admired from the Harbor House, now I am not certain when I will return... sadly disappointed
A very nice experience. The prices seem to have increased quite a bit. Nice for a special occasion
It was a great experience, the 3 course meal offered was fantastic
Outside at harbor house on a beautiful night is a fantastic a+ experience!
Absolutely perfect from start to finish. What a perfect place!! We had the lobster and King crab legs. It was delicious!!
Beyond disappointed. For the price of the food, the quality was sub-par at best. One of the promoted dishes that was order came with 1 SMALL potato (size of a quarter) and 2 small halves of asparagus and the fish was overcooked; the other dish was bland. Needless to say we likely won't be going back for a while, if at all. There are many other wonderful restaurants where you can grab tasty food at a third of the price. Also the servers appearance was disheveled and they seemed unorganized.
Great time good service and food
Excellent service, the view is awesome. Food is rich in flavor. Oyster are sooo good.
great oysters! Terrific soft chilled crab! Delicious sea bass !
Overall experience was fair. The wait staff was “efficient” but the food quality was not that good.
Dining at Harbor House is always a pleasure and the service is outstanding
A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.
The food and service was very good!
Best place hands down i have eaten at in 30 years of being alive, 10/10 stars staff was absolutely fantastic, food was the best I've ever had!!!!!!!
Wonderful....made our 50th anniversary dinner very special!
We come here all the time but this time I noted it was for a special event and they helped make the night special. Can’t thank them enough for the wonderful service they provided! Another reason why Harbor House is our go-to fine dining restaurant!
Great food and great views of the water. Service was amazing as well
It would be nice to have some 3 guest seating next to the window. If I turned my head I could see the lake view. Food was great! Steak was so tender, even the next day heated in my oven.
Service was impeccable.
We went for lunch for a birthday celebration and enjoyed our experience. We had a drink from the bar, appetizers, salads, seafood bisque, lobster roll, and strawberry rhubarb for dessert. Everything was very good 👍
My husband and I went to Harbor House to celebrate our anniversary. We hadn’t been there before and wanted to check it out since there were so many great reviews. We started out at the bar for drinks and oysters (delicious!) and had a lovely view of the lake for dinner. The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Everyone is friendly and I was impressed that they knew it was our anniversary. I did put a request in for a window table when I made the reservation but didn’t expect the staff to acknowledge us in such a personal way. We had an unexpected delight of dessert and a glass of champagne on the house as a treat for our anniversary. Thank you to Diana, Marley, Susan and others. We’ll be back!
Beautiful experience, Billy took great care of us.
Harbor House has an marvelous view, wonderful food, and outstanding service.
This restaurant has become a tradition for us when celebrating our anniversary. Front the moment you walk in, you feel welcomed. The hostess knew of my allergies and made mention of that upon arrival. My husband enjoys beef, where I am the seafood lover. We both manage to leave very satisfied. COVID precautions were still in place, but not to where they interrupted your dining experience.
Spectacular food excellent service and they had live jazz because the weather had changed the heating by the window was on and we just had a most wonderful evening well worth a visit
The ambiance factor was non-existent. With rain blowing hard at the windows and strong waves outside, looking out the windows did nothing for enhancing the experience. We were seated in the booth next to the hallway leading to the restrooms. It was so chilly inside my wife kept her coat on for most of the time we were in the restaurant. The lighting is dim for the ambiance but the menu print is small so we used our cell phone lights to read the menus. She ordered filet and crab legs. The service was good and our food arrived promptly. The crab legs were cold. Not as in warm and cooling off but cold. Our server was very apologetic and offered to replace the crab with a new order but my wife had lost her desire to try it again. The cost of the crab ($40.00) was deducted from the bill but we left feeling like the next time we choose to go out and spend money, it will probably be some place else.
We truly enjoyed the exceptional dinner and wonderful service. The view is spectacular. This is also one of our favorite restaurants and a must visit every time we come to Milwaukee. Enjoy!!!
I have never been disappointed at Harbor House. Always great food, excellent service, and very accommodating to special requests (e.g., window table, away from entrance for quieter experience for hearing-impaired). I treated my good friend for her 70th birthday and we completely enjoyed our meal, attentive staff, wonderful view and delicious birthday dessert on the house.
Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only is rated 4.6 stars by 6651 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.