Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants 2014

"'Hmm,' I sometimes think when I leave a new restaurant after a few visits, 'this one could be a contender for Top 30.'

I thought that a lot in the past year, struck so often by a restaurant crew's forward thinking and devotion to their craft.

I'm looking, first and foremost, for well-executed food that delights me. A menu that's original or one that honors tradition makes me take notice, as does technique that's sharp. The food has to be so special that it makes me want to return (often, I wanted to go back the very next night). But I'm also looking for a memorable experience overall. That means service should be welcoming and competent, at a minimum, although many servers go above and beyond."


Find out what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Carol Deptolla thought about Harbor House in 2014 here.