Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

4.5
6578 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESERVATION: Reservations are required, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Per CDC recommendations, face coverings are required for all guests during the following instances: When walking in at any of the restaurants, when placing your initial order, or when walking in common areas. We appreciate your support in keeping our employees, guests, and community safe and healthy by following our guidelines: https://www. bartolottas.com/reopening

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.

Support Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6578 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JJ
vipJimJ
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around with excellent service at the forefront

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was excellent as always.

RY
ReynaY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Makayla and Brittani were outstanding servers. Wonderful meal. Highly recommend

MS
MeganS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The last few times we’ve been the steak has been under seasoned. Perfectly cooked but really needs proper seasoning

CB
vipCeciliaB
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with beautiful views, excellent food and service. A great place for a special occasion..

h
hlmm
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harbor House is a wonderful fine dining restaurant.

J
Jennifer
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very elegant and accommodating. Great views!

PF
vipPeterF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great venue! Great ambiance! Great food!! Get Joel as your waiter and you will have the gustatory event of your life!! We'll be back whenever we are in town.

GL
vipGaryL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a Saturday dinner, great views of skyline and lake. Wait staff was excellent. Great menu and good specials. Nice wine list and had one of our favorite champagnes. While mainly seafood they do beef and seafood. We had halibut and salmon. We had crab cakes for appetizers and again they were excellent.
Only temporary disappointment was no chocolate desert but server said flower less chocolate cake and ice cream and berrys was available and it was excellent. Otherwise it would have been a stop at at a custard stand on the way home.
Well worth the time and money. We have not been there since February 2020, masking and social distancing followed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, amazing view. It was a perfect night for my boyfriend’s birthday

SS
ScottSt
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfect.

k
kathel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

“Tempura” smelts appetizer a gloppy mess. Scallop entree horribly salty (brine soaked), asparagus had no tips and stringy. (Tips used for garnish in another order?) Mashed potatoes not hot.
I have dined here before because of location and view but food is carelessly made, disappointing and expensive. They are the only game in town and know it. (It’s inelegant to complain at a business dinner.) Their attitude is “this is the way we do it.” It just seems such a shame.

JO
JOANNH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Harbor House is always a stellar event for us. The pandemic didn't allow us to have our usual anniversary celebration, but being able to go there for a birthday party was a joy. I always recommend HH to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.

CH
ChristineH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service from Mikayla and Enrique; exquisite food; breathtaking view. Great place to celebrate a birthday!

G
vipGinnylw
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit again at Harbor House!

EN
EricN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night celebrating a birthday and my son's engagement. The staff took great care of us and made the celebration a memorable night. Thank you Harbor House!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

MU
MU9294
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my wife to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Service was outstanding, food was excellent, and ambience was romantic.

R
Rendezvoustoledo
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal was excellent and service was fantastic as it always is.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. What one would expect of an establishment of this caliber, the team at Harbor House delivered.

Literally went 100% seafood and all of it was fresh with very vibrant flavor.

Grab a reservation and make the visit.

WJ
WackyJilson
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect at this dinner. The service is above and beyond the norm and was very well appreciated by my party and myself as it was our first indoor dining experience together since before March 2020. The ambience is great and the food is fantastic. Thank you so much to our server "Welter" and the wonderful staff at Harbor House!

AB
AmandaB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was the best bartender! He made the dinning experience very memorable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mayo
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Main server was rude but the two helping were amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Harbor House provided a wonderful experience. Celebrating a special birthday is always more special here!

MB
MaryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome and the food was fantastic! We will definitely come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Joe was fabulous. The scallops dish was fabulous. I was very impressed with the way the protective barriers between tables in the middle aisle were designed with the restaurant decor. They looked like natural parts of the architecture.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Beautiful place w a beautiful view, great service
But the food was just average. felt like I was eating a stick of butter and it ruined the enjoyment of the overpriced ingredients - filet and lobster and French beans...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Chicago, we very much enjoyed our evening at Harbor House. Lovely ambience of live musicians, picturesque location on the water. Undoubtedly the best oysters we’ve ever had. We appreciated the nice touch of all servers and hosts wearing face masks with their names embroidered. Krystal made sure we enjoyed our celebration with champagne, with compliments.

LB
LarryB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoy the Harbor House experience. We live in Racine, but we take the drive to Harbor House because it is the best dining experience in all of southeast Wisconsin. Crab Cakes, Scallops, Lobster and the Filet steak are our favorites. Service is always great which speaks well of a fantastic and friendly staff. We will always promote the Harbor House to our friends and family.

DK
DianeK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience
Food was excellent
Service superb

BB
BobB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wonderful atmosphere & GREAT service!!

l
lisav
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can only pick one place to dine in Milwaukee and you enjoy seafood , it’s has to Harbor House. Best views, freshest seafood options. Plenty of options as well for the non-seafood lover. Always great service in a comfortable atmosphere. Can’t beat it.

JD
JaredD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Love this place, have been here many times with friends before. Came on a whim after a zoo and water st visit. Complimentary bread was good as usual, wait staff was exceptional. Menu was a bit more condensed, no king crab legs, but still looked good. I was drawn to the steam pot, in contained several kinds of seafood, sausage, corn and potatoes, with a garlic butter sauce. Sounded great.
When it came out I was hugely disappointed. Not even sure where to begin. The seafood in general was overcooked, lacked seasoning and flavor and in all honesty tasted like it wasn't cleaned very well. The corn tasted like frozen mini cobbs, because that's what they were. The sausage was utterly abysmal, when I think sausage in a steam pot I think plump, juicy sausage. This was a grey breakfast sausage link, n only one in the whole dish. The worst of it is that this dish $63. An utter ripoff if there ever was one.
I'm not saying don't go here, this place is pretty great. What I am saying is dont make the mistake I did n order the steam pot entree, get the halibut or skate wing; you'll be much better off.

MB
vipMindyB
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for a year! We had a wonderful time. The view of the Lake in a beautiful Spring night was perfect ! The meal was delicious. Our servers , Mikayla, and CJ were wonderful.

SK
StephenK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and her assistant were exceptional and the special dessert treat for our anniversary celebration was just perfect. Thanks for the exceptional food and dining experience, we will be back.

JA
JACK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We both had King Crab legs and they were ok. We both had a few that were fishy. Everything else was great.

DA
DAVIDF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and location by the lake was a perfect setting for our lunch. I'm a huge fan of seafood having grown up in Boston. The food was fantastic. The service was very attentive. We will certainly be back.

M
Mary
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience! Great ambiance and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue

TW
vipTamarahW
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! The steak was cooked to perfection and delicious. Will definitely return on my next trip.

FAQs

Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only is rated 4.5 stars by 6578 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.

Tweets by Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only