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“As Good as it Gets”
Review of Harbor House

Harbor House
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Ranked #8 of 1,534 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $52
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 January 18, 2014

My wife and I made another trip to Harbor House last night and this place truly is amazing!
I had a filet mignon that was the best I have ever had anywhere and my wife had scallops that were also incredible.
The service was impeccable. Just an amazing value all the way around!

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've been to the Harbor House on visits to Milwaukee about 6 times now. It has the best oysters you can imagine, especially for a restaurant in the "fly over". Had 4 dozen on our most recent visit and the waiters recommendation on selection was spot on. The service is always good and the food beyond oysters very good.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had not been to this restaurant for more than 30 years. It has changed hands but it was sentimental so we thought we would try it on a significant anniversary. Besides the harbor view was great and we had not been to the lake front in many years. It was fabulous! Being alergic to fish the chef made alterations to some of the menu items to be certain i would not have issues. The Server's wine recommendations were spot on. If you go request Seating in Matt's section near the back of the restaurant. His service was great, his knowledge perfect. we would recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, good views and a waiter to match. Wonderful evening. Will repeat it again soon.

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Thank charlieanni
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I went for the first time a few weeks ago for a later in the evening dinner. The service was very good, the food was unremarkable. I had the lobster roll which had no flavor. In addition, the lobster was quite tough - biting into a piece resulted in the entire piece coming out of the bun, rather than it breaking into a smaller piece. The fries that came with the lobster roll were good. I would not recommend nor will I return.

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Thank Andrea764
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Joe B, Public Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Thanks for letting us know about your experience. Email us at media@bartolottas.com with your contact information so that we can follow up with you. Thanks!

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great location, views and bright open space. Enjoyed the large selection of fresh oysters, fresh snow crab in season and a terrific branzini (Med Sea Bass) but other fresh fish selections were lacking. Cioppino was lacking in broth flavor but abundant in fish ingredients. Lobster was great and staff is very accommodating even to the extent of special requests. Fun, bright atmosphere - but can be noisy. Great bar.

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Thank GeffryH
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