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82 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855-1809 (East Avenue)
+1 203-866-3364
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on Friday night. The food was great,the server was very professional and attentive. I highly recommend people to visit and enjoy of the great seafood that they offer.

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Thank nico a
Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harbor Lights Restaurants in Norwalk, CT, a water-front restaurant has some nice views indeed. However they do not respect the weekend lunch hours they advertise on their website (11:45 till close) and on the OpenTable site (11:45 am until 5 pm). I called the restaurant and made a reservation for lunch at 3pm, on Saturday and the reservation was accepted.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we previously dined at this restuarant in the summer and were impressed. That all changed on a return visit last week…the service was still wonderful and maybe the food was not so wonderful because it is off season. The clams on the half shell were minuscule and pricey, the lobster salad was skimpy with more bacon than lobster. By the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The weekend we choose to dine at this restaurant was the same weekend as the oyster festival so there was hardly nobody in the restaurant. At 6:00 PM on a Saturday we got in with no problem. We were seated immediately and service was exceptional. There's always somebody to answer questions and direct us as needed. The lobster bisque was... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Impress your date with the gorgeous atmosphere and views, we had lunch in the clean, sunny dining room with a water view. The fish sandwich wrap with avocado and Salmon salad were inventive with creative ingredients and sauce. With a couple of glasses of delicous Chardonnay it was a very pleasant experience and a good value.

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Thank Eric H
Milford, CT
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The restaurant is right on the water, you can watch boats dock as you eat. The parking lot is tiny given this restaurant and several ice cream places nearby. Food is good, but don't expect anything light here. As others have mentioned, everything is sauced and buttered. Makes for very yummy tasting food, but don't go here expecting a plain,... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The setting for this restaurant on the water in Norwalk is excellent. The service was also very good. The problem was the food, either the number of choices or the method of preparation. Many dishes were prepared with either kale or asparagus, which I do not like. I had the filet of sole which was ok, but not the best.... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is hardly a better place for seafood right on the water than Harbor Lights. In the heat one can sit by picture windows overlooking the harbor; in nice weather a new deck on the dock beckons. Seafood is good but not over the top: Grilled is best as sauces can be a bit heavy. Bar is a pleasant place... More 

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Stamford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

A friend recommended Harbor Lights and we were glad they did. During dinner we watched the sun go down and boats come in and out of the cove. All of the staff were friendly and responsive, and our server, Sebastien, was very efficient and entertaining as well. Both appetizers were quite good, and our entrees were even better. All portions... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Expensive. Not enough choices on menu. Difficulty in choosing entree. Outside eating area very comfortable. Atmosphere nice but "stuffy " my meal with Rosotto was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855-1809
    (East Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minute walk from East Norwalk train station
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-866-3364
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?