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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Old Bay Mayo, Bibb Lettuce, Brioche Bun, French Fries
Seared Sea Scallops
Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Thyme Sauce
Romaine Lettuce, Croutons, Parmesan, Anchovy Dressing
Food and service was perfect
Great job of setting up the restaurant for the times. Food was excellent. Service very attentive in the beginning and then disappeared.
Our female server was wonderful! A male server that worked with her, was interrupting every note asking if he could clear our dishes. I was trying to eat & the dishes were not disturbing us, & per the mask policy, we had to keep putting food down, applying masks, for him to clear dishes then remove mask & resume our mouthful of food. We understand safety, as we both are medical professionals, but as we both have hectic schedules & can only get a special meal together every few months it’s very disruptive & less enjoyable to be continually interrupted & then argued with that he needs to clear our plate because our next course (cold beet salad) was ready.
I tried to explain to server it won’t get cold, & spent a solid minute with him standing there waiting for us to put our masks on so he could remove our oyster set up. Overall, Harbor House is always a great experience, this was our first time returning since COVID. Again, I wish to express our satisfaction with our female server who was attentive, non disruptive, had pleasant demeanor & was extremely safe yet professional.
Way too many I interruptions and every time we were interrupted we had to put out masks on
Probably not going to eat at another Milwaukee restaurants until this health issue is over
Did not disappoint. From the drinks to the entrees-everything was well executed. We very much appreciated the extra steps taken to make it a safe dining experience for both guests and staff.
my experience at harbor house was amazing. food, ambiance, everything was phenomenal. My waitress, Diana, was so sweet and helpful. Truly an amazing time, I will definitely be going back for another date night.
As always, the food was incredible. This is not a cheap meal, but some of the best seafood in Milwaukee. I'll be back.
I was expecting the old style buffet experience that I was used to. I was very disappointed in how it was set up and the limited selection, no oyster bar!!! There is no reason it could not be set up the same and have all the same items. I will not be back until that happens.
It was real safe and nice and the food Was so delicious So hard to find a good meal with Covid going on
Food and service was great. Mask policy was absurd and over the top. We did not enjoy always wearing our masks except when taking a bite or a drink of our food. We will take our business else where to normal operating restaurants.
Everything was great. The only thing I didn't like was having to put my mask back on every time the server came to our table. I understand it and they were great about space and giving us time. But, when you are out for a nice dinner having to take it on/off multiple times while enjoying a great meal just stinks. Not any fault of Harbor House. Food was great, servers were great.... Covid just needs to take a hike so we can get back to life as we once knew it.
What I love most are the precautions that Harbor House and all of the Bartolotta Restaurants have put in place to make sure I can enjoy a safe dining experience. Wearing a mask while their staff is serving us is the least we can do to keep everyone safe. The tables are adequately spaced and the temperature checks are a great idea. I wish more Wisconsin restaurants would amp up their safety measures. Thank you Bartolottas!
Our food was good but not outstanding The restrictions during Covid was very disruptive. Not their fault I guess but severely restricted my enjoyment. For $611 I would have expected better food and less disruptive Will wait to visit again until after restrictions have been lifted. Hopefully food will have improved by then
Absolutely fabulous! Felt incredibly safe dining at Harbor House.
We love Harbor House. Food and Service is always wonderful. View is beautiful!
The price point doesn’t meet the quality of food. It’s all just “meh.” The scallops were underwhelming and overcooked. That one time you get a well put together Cesar salad and they put a little extra dressing on it, it taste like nothing. Where’s the anchovy? The shellfish bisque was alright. The key lime pie was insanely sweet. Even the iced tea was weak! BUT 2 Of the stars are for a great, COVID compliant operation and the views. I guess that’s what I paid for! Fair!
Tables still felt kinda close together in terms of Covid precautions. Servers often passed the table to get to others as well. The service and food was incredible. We will for sure be back.
Delicious food, attentive waitstaff and diligent safety protocols.
The food was good. The service good except we had to don masks anytime a server came to our table, while we greatly appreciate the caution, it was also very disruptive to conversation. In addition, we had said it was a birthday celebration yet there was no candle, etc., I asked the server about it and she said oh we comped you a dessert, nice to do but better to have had some fanfare. This restaurant is VERY, VERY expensive. We dine out two or three times a week, Harbor House, because of the expense would only be on our list once a year.
very disappointed that we asked to leave before our allotted 90 was up from our reservation. there was no one waiting for our table and i was still drinking the my first cup of coffee. would not go back until the 90 min time is lifted.
Felt very safe -wait staff was masked at all times and kindly reminded us to put ours in when they approached the table -well done!
Love this restaurant but think the $16 cleaning fee is excessive. Probably won’t go back until that fee goes away. A few dollars Is acceptable but $16 is over board.
Even during mask mandates, the staff made this a pleasant experience. The oysters were fresh and presented well and our fish came out cooked perfectly. The bass and piano player added that extra ambiance so make this a special evening. Looking forward to visiting again.
Having to continually replace the mask when people approached our table was a huge distraction and decreased our ability to enjoy our experience at Harbor House. In my experience, no other restaurant imposes a per person “health and safety” fee. For these reasons I will wait until the pandemic is over before returning which is too bad because I have previously enjoyed dining there.
Welter was amazing he was awesome to us. I work in management and he was very efficient
Harbor House did not disappoint!!! We were visiting our daughter who is a freshman in college. She wanted to go to HH and we had a lovely experience. You guys are doing it right!! Our waiters were amazing and offered up suggestions beyond the menu. We’ll be back, for sure! Thank you!!
Harbor House is a special place. Great views of the lake and downtown. The only reason I have 4 instead of 5 stars was because my husband didn’t care for sea bass but maybe it’s the fish not how it was prepared. I look forward to going again!
Excelllent COVID seperation; plexiglas dividers, temp check, very attentive
Despite COVID, I have dined out at least a dozen times and can't say I've had an experience like this--and not necessarily in a good way. The restaurant requires you to put your mask on anytime a server approaches the table--which was at least 40 times during the meal. Or more. We have multiple staff approach; water refills, appetizers, etc etc--mask on. Mask off. Mask on. Mask off. Mask on. Mask off.
We were there for a birthday, and had gifts, which took up some of the 90 minute time slot we were allotted...which meant that at the end of the meal, we weren't given the choice to have dessert--we were asked to leave. $330 for three people and we were given the bill with 10 minutes on the clock to spare, then ushered out the door.
The meal was fine--I had the double lobster tails, which was drenched in Garlic and parsley(?)... and only could finish one. Tossed the other when I got home.
It seems that haste is making waste at the Harbor House--too much rushing people though has made for a lackluster dining experience we'll remember--but for all the wrong reasons.
It was amazing. We feel safe and very comfortable.
Everything from service to food, atmosphere was outstanding!
Can’t wait to go there again
Best restaurant in Milwaukee!
Measures for COVID made us feel comfortable yet not inconvenienced. Food was delicious as always. Can't wait to go back.
Excellent food paired with exceptional service. More than worth the prices they charge!
Dinner was excellent. My wife and I made a reservation at 7pm and we’re seated promptly. We would highly recommend.
We both had wonderful meals and the service was Topnotch as always.
Over priced, overly cautious, small portions. Wait staff not attentive. Paying extra for health & safety-no way!
We had a lovely dinner for our anniversary. I had the Salmon and he the scallops and for appetizer we had oysters. All was excellent and it was worth the splurge. The brandy old fashions were also splendid.
If you buy a gift card make sure you buy for the Harbor House. The other restaurants take other gift card.
1st Wedding Anniversary
Wonderful brunch with my husband. Lobster bisque - pot pie was amazing!!
Great food and atmosphere
Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only is rated 4.6 stars by 6256 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.