Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

4.5
6602 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESERVATION: Reservations are recommended, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Per Milwaukee area ordinances, 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 6602 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing since moving to Milwaukee (moving day was first day of “lock down”). Our experience exceeded all our expectations and trust me, there have been high expectations. We loved every moment and hope to be frequent customers (2x/month). Will take an Uber due to our fairly close proximity and valet requirement. Relaxed atmosphere but we still felt special on our anniversary. We much appreciate all the staff - you all made our special day exceptional. Looking forward to seeing you all again really soon.

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JenS
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back inside a restaurant in over a year. We'd hoped to eat outside, but the weather didn't cooperate. I was apprehensive about eating inside, but the tables were well spaced and we felt comfortable. The staff was attentive and friendly and the food was great, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our family visiting from out of town . It great way to give a pure Milwaukee experience. Loved it

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MellisaJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent! Harbor House never disappoints!

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Janisc
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was treat. Service was good.Setting is lovely on the water. Fun to watch the birds. A little noisy but the music helps.

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TonyR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great. Drinks were quite tasty and well made. Deeane and Devan were very informed and served us well. Couldn’t have asked for more!

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Patti
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I celebrated our anniversary at Harbor House and had a wonderful dining experience. Everything about the evening was outstanding— from the gracious welcome we received from the hostess to the excellent service provided by our two servers to the food so deliciously prepared and attractively presented. An unexpected but much appreciated touch was the two glasses of champagne our server brought to the table after dinner in honor of our anniversary. It was a memorable experience all the way around!

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vipSage
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love this place. We did have 3 different servers (a team) and we had a few times where nobody came to the table for long periods of time. Wanted to order for about 15 minutes and then ordered a drink that never came until we asked again after dinner. It was surprising as we literally had a team of 3 servers.

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KatieW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The meal felt a bit rushed. Our entrees came out before we were finished with our starter and we are not slow eaters. The space is beautiful, but we were seated at a table tucked into the corner without a view of the water. A little disappointing considering we had let them know that we were celebrating a special occasion. The food was absolutely delicious. Some of the best seafood I have ever had. And the service team was top notch.

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vipUnivore
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special three course Mothers Day dinner but there were plenty of choices. Food was plated attractively and delivered at the proper temperature. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Views out to Lake Michigan or towards the city skyline added to the experience. One small but significant complaint is that our ice teas were not fresh brewed. When you spend $200 for two on a meal and can’t have alcohol, having a delicious fresh brewed glass of ice tea complements the meal. Yea from a tap is undrinkable and certainly not to the highest standards of gourmet eating. HH used to have fresh brewed tea so not sure why they switched to out of a premixed tap but the meal was poorer for it. Coffee was fresh brewed.

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MichaelO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. We had a beautiful view of the harbor in late afternoon. The food was outstanding. The whole expereince was memorable and very special to us on Mothers' Day.

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vipLiviyaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day brunch and it was fantastic. Krystal was our server and she was attentive and gave great food and drink recommendations. The ambiance was lovely and quiet and everything was organized very well according to COVID procedures. 10/10 recommend for any special occasion or really any time you want great seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Mother’s Day brunch and it couldn’t have been better. Everything was great; from the service to the food.

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RDeG
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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KateyS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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SteveM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The front desk could be a little less abrupt about masks. He had one just forgot to pull it up. Service from Alex was great & he made great recommendations. I’m not sure of the girl’s name who served the food but she was excellent.

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CarolynH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the social distance that they created and hope it stays. This is my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing as is the service.

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JimJ
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around with excellent service at the forefront

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MelissaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Despite being a seafood restaurant, the filet I had there was the best steak I have ever eaten. Both servers were very knowledgeable. All staff was incredibly kind. Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was excellent as always.

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Nb1234
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Hair in food

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ReynaY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MeganS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

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

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vipCeciliaB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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hlmm
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harbor House is a wonderful fine dining restaurant.

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SharonS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our experience at Harbor House was very good! We were there to celebrate the birthday of my son and niece! Our service at first was very attentive but later on it was hard to find our server! I would say also that the Brandy Old Fashion Sweet that I ordered was terrible. Otherwise everything was very good and enjoyed our evening very much! Thank you so much for the complementary deserts for the birthday people!

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Jennifer
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very elegant and accommodating. Great views!

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Mary
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We sat outside on the patio and it was beautiful. Servers were very attentive and worked quickly. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the cheesecake was delicious. My boyfriend really liked the lobster eggs Benedict. I’ll definitely be going back.

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PeterF
Las Vegas
4 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.

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GiannaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, felt safe and comfortable with all of their Covid precautions.

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vipGaryL
San Francisco
6 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.

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harleychick53186
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Harbor House. Consistently delicious food, great service and one of the most beautiful views in Milwaukee.

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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

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ScottSt
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfect.

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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.

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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.

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ChristineH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGinnylw
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit again at Harbor House!

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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!

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

Thank you!

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Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only is rated 4.5 stars by 6602 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.

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