After reading reviews and seeing the menu I had some reservations about selecting Harbor Grill for dinner. The menu is attractive but I read criticisms of the service. But the spectacular view trumped all concerns because we really wanted to dine while watching the sunset. We tried to come on a Saturday, but without a reservation we were turned away. It's my impression that in high season the restaurant is very crowded on weekends. The next evening we arrived with a reservation and requested outdoor seating only to find that a reception was in progress and the patio was unavailable. However, we were seated at a pleasant table by the outdoor bar. Our server was also the bartender and seemed a bit overworked. Unfortunately, we soon requested to be moved to a table inside because the rude and drunk party at the neighboring table became unbearable. This set up an awkward transition between servers that was eventually worked out. I ordered the chef's special of the day, blackened tilefish. My wife ordered the grouper Pontchartrain. She was very complementary of the dish, although the presentation was unimpressive. My dish was lackluster and the presentation was unappealing. Our server was pleasant and attentive but seemed overworked. I think that there is a lack of coordination with the staff that is brought out in rush situations. Perhaps our experience would have been much better on a quieter weeknight.
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