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Harbor House

3.9
3.9
50 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Dotted with flowing Cyprus and olive trees contrasting the backdrop of a polished granite skyscraper, dinner on the wraparound patio is a hidden jewel unearthed from the downtown skyline. Unwind with small bites along the leisurely striped couches and roaring fire pit. Mingle with neighbors at communal tables as strings of bistro lights twinkle above.

Cozy up to the curvy velvet banquettes and muted marble within the candlelit interior. An array of California classic staples, like wild-caught salmon or steak frites dressed with chimichurri, meet delectable starters and items to share, such as fresh oysters, charcuterie & cheese boards, ceviche, chilled jumbo shrimp, and decadent Weiser Farms loaded potatoes. For convenient access, curbside valet is situated at the base of the patio entrance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 642-8393

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Khien Luong

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Francisco st

  • Parking details

    Valet is available and is positioned on 7th Avenue

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not impressed. I was told sitting outside wasn’t an option - after waving down someone to help me they pointed to the corner table and told me to sit there. Waited a long time to be acknowledged, drinks/food didn’t show up for a long time. With all the choices you have downtown la I would highly recommend choosing a different spot.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines, nice and quiet
  3. PM

    PeterM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was terrific we were well attended. Food was good, fresh and served well. Because of Valentines Day the menu was limited. Drinks were strong and well put together. Music was a little too loud for conversation. Outdoor seating was limited so we stayed indoors. Views of downtown were great. Will go back when the weather is warmer.
  4. LD

    LuvDiningOut

    Los Angeles

    380 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    380 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I went to Harbor House for Valentines Day. At first, it’s a bit unimpressive...mainly a bar with a scattering of high top and standard dining tables. It’s pretty spartan and lacking in any particular charm or ambiance, but it’s sharp and clean and modern. What most impressed us was the food and service. It was a pretty limited menu but everything we had was delightfully tasty and attractively-presented, and the service was uncommonly friendly and attentive. Romantic? Not so much, but fun and friendly with great food.
  5. KD

    KimD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the fried twinkie was AMAZING!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were closed and did not alert us.
  7. MM

    MrMichael

    Turkey

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    mitten in Downtown, angenehmes Ambiente - Super Service !!
  8. i

    iluvpepper

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant was actually closing when we arrived. They hadn’t seen our reservation and closed early due to being slow. But the server accommodated us and kept the kitchen open. The outside area is wonderful. I am sure it is perfect in summer. I will go back next summer for sure!
  9. M

    Michael

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time there. First time was for lunch and it's been a bit too hot even thought it was March (all or most of the seating is outside). But this time for late dinner it was spectacular - absolutely beautiful views of surrounding skyline from the patio of one of the most gorgeous buildings in downtown LA. Food and service were great too at reasonable price. Drinks were pretty good too.
  10. g

    girlsnightout

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are friendly and the manager is very accommodating. Food was great. Love the outdoor venue. Lots of space for a large gathering.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The place has a lot of potential. Location is definitely a plus ! We were greeted as soon as we entered by the restaurant manager. Even given complimentary drink. The drinks are not anything special. We were here for the dine LA dinner and I don’t think we will be coming back. The lobster bisque tasted like it came from a can. The beef sashimi was not good and the deserts tasted very commercial.
  12. l

    lindaw

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My meal was tasty and yummy. I had a nice experience. Waitress was friendly and engaging. Her recommendations were good. I will come again.
  13. JE

    JudithE

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Quality is outstanding. Our hostess was the nicest...great value.
  14. M

    Monica

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always look forward to having dinner here for DineLA. The steak sashimi was a recommendation by the hostess and she was spot on! It was delicious and tender. I also had the steak and tiramisu for dessert.
  15. h

    haddadz

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The layout is not very traditional; however the outdoor patio is quaint.
  16. N

    None

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No one was at the restaurant when our group showed up. Didn't look open for business so we went elsewhere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Tried to eat here, but even though I made a reservation, nobody at the restaurant thought to communicate that they were actually closed during the time I reserved. Not likely to return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food and Excellent service!
  19. MM

    MochiMochi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They knew who I was upon arrival. Waiter was extremely knowledgeable on plates and pairing was on the spot. I will be back with other people.
  20. IJ

    IndioJoe

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Not exactly what we expected. This is a restaurant is, basically, in the lobby of the building. There is a noisy bar at one end. Tables out on a patio. The food was good, but sitting at a table in the darken lobby (the bar was way too noisy and it was too cold on the patio, and the area we were sitting is apparently only used at lunch time) wasn’t our idea of a classy restaurant.
  21. JM

    JennyM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great but the food was underwhelming. I ordered my steak medium it arrived very well done. Our desserts tasted like a refrigerator.
  22. 3

    31717wildflower

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Food was great too. We ordered 5 different items and our server remembered everything
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was actually closed.
  24. J

    Jordan

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Absolutely atrocious service, restaurant was literally empty and it still took over an hour to be served. I had arranged for the restaurant to do something for my friends birthday (the reason for our dinner there) but they did nothing. Food was cold and tasted old. Do not be fooled... don’t go back!
  25. M

    Monica

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is hidden at the back of a hotel however the entrance is accessible via steps across from the parking entrance to 7th & Fig. First visit was during Restaurant Week/DineLA and returned for their burger.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Place was closed even though we had reservations and called beforehands!!
  27. M

    Magda

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Went there for dinela. The crab cakes were tasty. The mushroom ragu gnocchi was tasty but on the salty side. My friend had salmon which was pretty good.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    I did the DineLA menu and you would assume, they do the very best to impress you so it brings you back to try the rest of the menu however I felt it was half-assed meals. The lobster bisque was salty, very very salty, even tried the toast with it but it was still salty. So I didn’t finish that. Then we also had the lemongrass beef salad which was a little more decent but wouldn’t recommend that either. As for enteee I had the 35 days aged steak, medium rare, with mash potatoes and green beans... it tasted like frozen steak for 35 days and for being an outdoor seating restaurant-you would think they serve the steak on a hot plate but it was cold, like the dish had been sitting for a few hours. On top of the horrible experience so far, the desert part really tipped me off, I ordered the bread pudding and it was hard as a rock! It’s not bread, nor pudding, it was solid as a caramel bar with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The place was very nice, servers and host were friendly and caring but the food-THE FOOD SUCKED! I want to come back so bad and even recommend to my local friends but I can’t, it’s just disappointing.
  29. TS

    TaylorS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! I went to catch up with a friend but it would be great for drinks with coworkers after work. The mostly outdoor space is clean and cute. The food is AMAZING. The staff is friendly. I cannot wait to go back
  30. WB

    WestwoodBruin

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    They forgot about us. We ordered off of the Dine LA menu and it took 55 minutes to get our lunch entree. The value would have been higher for the food but unfortunately the appetizer and entree both came cold. Overall the experience was pretty disappointing because it took two hours for my party of three to eat a $15 lunch. Improving the service would dramatically enhance the experience.
  31. SO

    SusieO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I came here excitedly wanting check out Dinela. We got seated in a reasonable time, but it took forever for anybody to pay attention to us and bring us our menus. We ordered drinks first but that took ages to come out... After about an hour, the appetizer finally came. We got the lobster bisque (they forgot to bring our bread, which took another 15 min) and crab cakes (lukewarm) which comes with two. For the main course, we got the dry aged steak (once again lukewarm) and the gnocchi, which was the only thing that was hot. The dessert (bread pudding) was the best part to say the least. I'm not sure why the service here is so bad and slow...the food was mediocre...so I'm giving this place one star since it had nice scenery/ambience at least.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Poor service and poor food. I’ve never gone to a restaurant where the food has been inedible, especially a place that’s on the DineLA list. I was hoping the food would redeem the restaurant for the crappy service we received but wow the food tasted like prepackaged airplane food. My risotto tasted like mush, and I said something and received a truffles gnocchi which tasted ok compared to the mush but nothing special at all. Avoid this place at all costs. Worst of all, I took my parents here on their last night visiting me before they headed home to Australia.
  33. DC

    DinerChristina

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food! Service seemed to be short on staff so it was a bit slow. Suggest placing reservations with a view!
  34. LM

    LMP90

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    I’ve never written a review for food or products. Unfortunately, this experience was exceptionally awful. I just want to give a descriptive warning to anyone else who might be tempted to throw their money. My boyfriend and I came to Harbor House during Dinner for the kickoff of DineLA. We paid $29.00/each for their prix-fixed menu. In retrospect, we should have left when we waited 20-30 after our reservation to be seated. We were seated inside at a table that had been cleared of plates and silverware, but covered with crumbs. We were provided with silverware wrapped in cloth napkins, but unfortunately my napkin was covered in crumbs and black (dirt?) marks. Our waitress, who doubled as he bartender, quickly and politely replaced my napkin upon request. We waited 45 minutes before someone took our first order: lobster bisque. It was not a bisque at all; it was incredibly soupy. The flavor was awful- so salty that neither my boyfriend nor I took more than two sips of our “bisque”. A passing staff member asked why we hadn’t eaten. I’m not one to send food back to a kitchen, but he pressed us so I told him. He apologized and took our plates. He didn’t return with an alternative, but did offer us two glasses of rosé on him. My boyfriend wasn’t drinking, but he took the offer to be friendly. About 30 minutes later, we received our food. I ordered the scallop risotto while my boyfriend ordered the steak and mashed potatoes. Fortunately, my scallops were cooked pretty well. The risotto, however, was a mushy, bland mess. My boyfriend’s food was completely cold. He finished the cold steak (supposed to warm and medium temperature), but didn’t touch the cold mashed potatoes. We each only ate the meat in our dishes. We were so disappointed with meal so far, and so done with waiting (we’d been there for two hours by the time we attempted to eat our second plate), that we asked for our check before the dessert course we paid for. We ordered pizza on the way home.
  35. RL

    RustiL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I called ahead and the host was not very friendly. Because I know the area, I decide to take a chance and just go anyway. Seated at the bar, I found a most agreeable bartender and ditched my reservation to enjoy her company and insights. Glad I did! The host and greeting waiters need alternative employment. The place was near empty and I'm guessing they are the reason...
  36. SF

    SueF

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great restaurant for a nice evening out for any occasion. The servers are tons of fun and the food delicious. We've been whenever we visit Victoria and will definitely go again when in the area. Highly recommend them.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good music, good staff, good food, good location. Enjoyed the whole experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Resturant was closed due to rain
  39. BL

    BetsyL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance, drinks and just overall amazing experience!
  40. T

    Trebla10

    Los Angeles

    149 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    great outdoor seating; however, the weather was very hot and we opted for inside seating for our lunch meeting. Our reservation for 8 was honored inside, but dining tables inside do not cater to parties of 4 or more. The host audibled to put together 4 tables (that seats 2 each), in order to seat. That was fine, but they should think about expanding to accommodate table for 4 or more occupants. We would still go back, but possibly for happy hour only.

FAQs

Harbor House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Harbor House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 642-8393.

Harbor House is rated 3.9 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Harbor House

1000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2457

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Francisco st

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is available and is positioned on 7th Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Khien Luong

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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