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Harbour Lights

South Street Seaport
Pier 17, 3rd fl., New York, NY 10038 40.7073 -74.003637
Beekman St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-227-2800 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Singles Scene
  • View
  • Waterfront


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

It’s rarely a good sign when the entrance to a restaurant is in the food court of a mall. But if you’re heading to Harbour Lights in the South Street Seaport, don’t lose faith: This is a surf-and-turf destination. The long, ship-like interior—which extends straight out over the East River, directly south of the Brooklyn Bridge—offers a close-up of the landmark suspension bridge that’s worthy of a documentary. If you’re in adventuresome company, the glisteningly fresh Seafood Royal platter is a bonanza of clams, oysters, shrimp, lobster, tuna tartar, and smoked salmon. The tuna steak entrée (brushed with a honey-soy sauce then grilled) is thicker than Moby Dick, while the two-pound Maine lobsters are beautifully succulent. Surprisingly, it’s steak—the landlubber’s pride—that’s the biggest draw. The portions of the filet mignon, New York sirloin, and rack of lamb are bounteous and expertly cooked. The daily specials, from shrimp risotto to thick-cut lamb chops to salmon steak Wellington, are unassailable crowd-pleasers that will leave the Wall Street and tourist clientele relaxed and satisfied (if partially immobile).



The restaurant can also accommodate up to 350 people for corporate functions, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, christenings, and other events.