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Review of Harbor House

Harbor House
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Ranked #7 of 1,547 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$52
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Description: Harbor House is a bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant Milwaukee residents and visitors love, set on the shore of Lake Michigan. The restaurant is a result of a partnership between local businessman and philanthropist Michael Cudahy and The Bartolotta Restaurants. After opening in 2010, Harbor House quickly rose to become one of the city's top restaurants. Harbor House offers a premier lakefront dining experience and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The interior features a three-sided bar, a raw bar, an open kitchen and a private dining room available for special events and parties. An outdoor patio features a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee's skyline.
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Have been here several times before, and last night went with friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. The restaurant itself is beautiful, and the views are practically impossible to beat, even on a foggy night. For a higher end restaurant though, things felt a little dingy, especially the bathroom. My friend was highly disappointed with her fish, and my lobster dish was good, but had no pizzazz. Service was friendly but not all that attentive. The WOW factor I've experienced in the past just was not there. Harbor House, take these comments to heart. I want to love you, but please do not get complacent like many of the predecessors in this location have and then failed.

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Thank CeeTeeCee
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

The location view of Harbor House is just perfect. We trekked in through the snow. My wife and I felt welcomed with just the right amount of attention. The ambience and lighting is set for semblance of privacy. I have yet to taste a tiramisu as good as the one we had that night - we've tried at many other restaurants since.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

DH and I recently spent several days in Milwaukee and decided to splurge for dinner since we were celebrating a birthday - we are very happy that we choose Harbor House - perfect with fantastic views of harbor, art museum, waterfront. We sat inside and the decor was lovely, the waitstaff pleasant and attentive, and the food delicious....especially the scallops which were the best we've ever had! Yes, as other reviewers have commented, it is pricey but considering the whole package, it was worth the price. If ever in the area, we'll definitely return.

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Thank twototravel
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Food was good, not great, as you might expect based on the prices. Service was good. Location and ambience are HUGE. Being right on the lakefront is spectacular. If you go into your dining at Harbor House with these expectations, then you will have a wonderful experience.

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Thank Carlota02
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great food, excellent service and a wonderful view. We were able to observe the full moon rising and the Art museum from our table. The food was excellent and the waitstaff very attentive. A lovely restaurant right on the waterfront.

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Thank SBK921
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