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“Good Seafood”
Review of Harbor Lights

Harbor Lights
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Ranked #26 of 394 Restaurants in Norwalk
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Avenue
Transit: 10 minute walk from East Norwalk train station
Description: Harbor Lights is the premier seafood house located in East Norwalk, CT. Located on the Norwalk Harbor, it offers well-prepared, attractively presented and sophisticated fare. Open year round, the glassed-in terrace allows for a comfortably heated dining experience in the winter without losing the outside dining experience in the summer.
Wilton, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Location is lovely, on the water facing the sunsets. Decor is nice, all tables and chairs are freestanding without any breaks like booths or half walls etc. so had a bit of a feeling of a lot being squeezed in there, though the tables were far enough apart to not feel like you're joining your neighbors table. We both had seafood and both thought it was good but not amazing. I think for the prices I just expected it to be a little better. Crabmeat & advocado appetizer was good but the cooked shrimp on top was overcooked and didn't seem fresh. Scallop entree was good but mangos with it had skin left on. Husbands fish could have used more sauce or flavor. All in all pretty solid but I just expected a little better.

  • Visited July 2014
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Glens Falls, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great food. Great service. We all had something different (4 of us) and all of us agreed it was wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Teresa F
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Upscale seaside dining”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very good food, excellent service but a little on the expensive side, especially drinks. Situated on Norwalk Harbor is a lovely location.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 1943Patsy
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CT
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely menu”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been several times and the food has always been very good, the menu is great, fish is fresh. However, the service at times is a bit on the slow side. We love arriving by boat & tying up at the well kept dock. Everyone enjoys the swans swimming outside the restaurant!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank captainbeach
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good Food, Slow Service”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

My family and I ate here this past week looking for a seafood place by the water while visiting in Norwalk. The atmosphere was nice with windows looking over the water but unfortunately we didn't have a seat there, so hard to see the view. It was a bit noisy which made it hard for conversation. The food was good. We all had one of the seafood pasta specials that night and were pleased with the taste and portion size. We were disappointed in the service however. It seemed like our waitress had too many tables so not able to stop by as often. Other waitresses not as busy but were standing around instead of helping her out. We had asked for bread, but it never came so had to get it from the bus boy, our drinks took quite a while too. She was good about bringing a different glass of wine when my sister didn't like the one the waitress recommended which was nice. We did enjoy our meal there.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Noreen K
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