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Harbor House, Milwaukee, WI

Harbor House

4.7
4.7
8033 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

Reservations are recommended, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late.
It's important to note that patio reservations are for outdoors only and we cannot guarantee indoor seating upon inclement weather.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 118 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 395-4900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Genre
  • Private party facilities
    Set on Milwaukee’s stunning lakefront, Harbor House offers a premier downtown location and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The only lakefront venue to offer daily fresh fish and a raw bar, Harbor House has received numerous rave reviews as a fine dining destination. The Harbor House interior features a private dining room available for special events, and beautiful outdoor patios feature a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee’s skyline. A bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant, Harbor House offers a striking lakefront setting for wedding photography and an elegant, comfortable dining experience for guests.
  • Private party contact
    Katelyn Arnold: (414) 395-4900
  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross Street
    Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is offered seven days a week. Street parking is available as well.
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,033 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Great for scenic views

  • Wisconsin

    Most Booked

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambience

  • Milwaukee

    Great for fine wines

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

  • Milwaukee

    Great for scenic views

  • Milwaukee

    Good for special occasions

  • Milwaukee

    Most Booked

8,033 Reviews
  1. Benjamin

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always excellent. Host staff is friendly and accommodating. The issue is service. Just no concept of timing and working as a team.

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  2. VinceMom

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Harbor House is our "go to" for special occasions. The food is always outstanding and the waitstaff so very friendly. It's a great dining experience.

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  3. HeatherS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was fabulous in every way except for the rude lead hostess. We also strongly disliked the policy that the whole party must be present before being g seated (not appropriate for every situation)! The view was spectacular, our servers were the very best, and the food was great! We would highly recommend it!!

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  4. GJGourmand

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rarely do we believe a five star rating is merited across all categories, but Harbor House was truly an exception. The staff was helpful and accommodating, friendly and professional; the food was delicious and presented in an artful fashion, and the setting was non- pareil. Kudos to our server, Kate, and the manager.

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  5. LoriJ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious with generous portions. My scallops were “melt in your mouth”. Service was excellent and the view was too.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love going to Harbor house, but this visit was different. I brought my six-year-old daughter as my dinner date, and we felt very accommodated and tended to. The food is always delicious, the service was perfect, and we will be back.

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  7. QueenOfComfort

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best lakefront restaurant view in Milwaukee. Dine on the semi-shaded (your choice) outdoor patio to admire the Art Museum and Lake Michigan. Great food, friendly service, friendlier valets. Good for a business lunch or dinner, and special occasions. Diners tend to dress up for this experience, but it’s not required.

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  8. Mitch

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The octopus, calamari were outstanding. Alex and Tony were outstanding. The salmon, tuna tartare were to die for. Highly recommend. Pick any Bartolotta restaurant….all great.
    Harbor HouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you, Mitch, for all the praise. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  9. ErikaH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as well as the setting and ambiance. Servers were nice but very slow. There were just long breaks between each check in.
    Harbor HouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We appreciate your feedback.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation, but had to wait around 20 minutes for a clean table - which was fine. Once seated, we had got our wine order in and received it quickly, but this is where the service and experience went downhill. We waited over 1 hr for our entrees. The food was wonderful but the kitchen was obviously struggling. It was disappointing to wait so long in a very crowded setting.
    Harbor HouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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FAQs

Harbor House is rated 4.7 stars by 8033 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 p.m.


Booked 118 times today
Google Map for Harbor House

550 N. Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is offered seven days a week. Street parking is available as well.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Genre
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 395-4900
  • Private party facilities
    Set on Milwaukee’s stunning lakefront, Harbor House offers a premier downtown location and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The only lakefront venue to offer daily fresh fish and a raw bar, Harbor House has received numerous rave reviews as a fine dining destination. The Harbor House interior features a private dining room available for special events, and beautiful outdoor patios feature a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee’s skyline. A bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant, Harbor House offers a striking lakefront setting for wedding photography and an elegant, comfortable dining experience for guests.
  • Private party contact
    Katelyn Arnold: (414) 395-4900
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