My best friend was in from Denver. I wanted her to show her the best of Milwaukee so I treated her to dinner at Harbor House. From the time we entered, we were met with warmth and hospitality from everyone who worked there. Emma, our primary server, was especially top notch! My bestie has a poultry allergy. Not only did she make wonderful recommendations, she went as far as consulting with the chef as to what they could do for my friend. We did not expect that! Her partner server, Chris, was very attentive as well, delivering our food and making sure our water glasses were always full.
My friend, a sommelier, was impressed with the wine list. I stuck with a Wisco Go To Bevvie, the Bourbon Old Fashioned. As for dinner, we enjoyed the Steamed Mussels in a lemongrass coconut broth, cilantro, and grilled baguette. I'm pretty sure there was butter in the broth... They were so yummy! My friend ordered the Alaskan Black Cod and paired it with sautéed green beans (the other items had touches of chicken stock). I ordered the Hudson Canyon Sea Scallops served over roasted spaghetti squash, wild mushrooms, sage brown butter, and toasted pine nuts. We split the dishes because it was just too good not to share! Everything was cooked to perfection. The green beans had extra oomph - we could not put our finger on it! You know a dish is good when I eat the mushrooms, which historically I have avoided. Maybe the key is only consuming them at fine dining establishments!
Overall, I could not have asked for a better dining experience with my bestie. She was impressed and would definitely love to visit Milwaukee again as long as Harbor House is on the itinerary!
Food was excellent! Great price, Great service! Will be back soon to try everything on the menu! The braised Rib stroganoff (meat literally melted in your mouth)! And the pheasant risotto was one of the best I’ve had!
Fantastic dining experience! The Anejo Old Fashioned was delicious! Service was warm and attentive, and every dish was cooked to perfection. Thank you Mr. B’s! A wonderful dinner with family for the holidays!
I booked a high top table through OT and when I arrived, fortunately there were tables available because the host said they were first come first served. Why then do they offer the option of specifically booking a high top? Everyone enjoyed their dinners. I do feel like the salad size has been reduced. It was smaller than expected relative to the price and past experience although adequate.