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Char's at Tracy Mansion

1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
+1 717-213-4002
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 3 min
4:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old mansion. Great views of the river Live music outside Staff very attentive (not perfect but did very well). Host circulated a number of times as well just to check on us Ambience/setting is relaxing and classy. Noise level is fairly high (from diners)...More

Thank davoscjims
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I am a fussy and this place met my high standards. The only fault I can find with our evening is the one table of other diners was loud (a birthday party) and the waiter's timing on taking orders/sharing specials could have been better as...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fabulous drinks and great food made the happy hour a great value. Next time I want to sit on the beautiful porch!

Thank Mjk21love2travel
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice. The service was great. The server was knowledgeable about the food and drink menus, and made excellent recommendations. We started with the mussels which were overall just good. The mussels themselves seemed fresh, however, the broth suffered a...More

Thank Foodiology
Reviewed 25 July 2016

had a large group of 18, had reservations for the front porch, seated promptly and ontime, 3 staff served us quite well, they were pleasant, accurate, and attentive, nice wine selections and drink selections, beautiful view of the river, food came out hot and well...More

Thank DVE11044
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Visiting Harrisburg is always a treat. When we lived there we were always impressed with the innovative and reasonable dining experiences we enjoyed there. Char's keeps up the tradition. We went to dinner with original "Harrisburgites", very good friends who thought this would be an...More

Thank jmorth
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I had to write a review because somehow this place is known for having great food. It's not even good food. The ingredients were fresh, the place is clean, and the wait staff was very helpful and friendly. The thing that makes this restaurant terrible...More

1  Thank bigram91
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I've been here four times the past couple of years. I was always disappointed. I've never had an outstanding meal, always, average, at best. The restaurant atmosphere is attractive and "upscale". The wait staff is very professional and top notch. The owner of the restaurant...More

1  Thank william723
Reviewed 13 June 2016

What a great dinner. The atmosphere was superb. Good space between the tables and the decor of the room was very artistic and tasteful. The drinks were top notch with a great selection and full bar. My Manhattan with rye whiskey was spot on. My...More

1  Thank Phillyguy65
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Delicious food. The chef takes pride in his creations. Char, the owner is gracious and friendly. It is not inexpensive but the price is well worth it. If you are so inclined go for just a drink and check it out. Sal the bartender is...More

Thank Frank S
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Questions & Answers
Barbara P
23 February 2016|
Response from BananaTMF | Property representative |
Hi Barbara, Yes, everything is cooked to order and we can accommodate gluten and dairy free requests. Also the menu items are starred if they are gluten free. Please call with any additional questions 717-213-4002. - Shana
Melissa S
14 October 2015|
Response from BananaTMF | Property representative |
There is no dress code, but most guests are business casual.
24 June 2015|
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Response from Rosemary S | Reviewed this property |
We chose the Fixed Price Menu and enjoyed everything we had selected. My husband had the appetizer, grilled chicken and sundries tomato flatbread and it was excellent, the trout almandine, cooked perfectly and I chose the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-213-4002
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Located overlooking the Susquehanna River, Char's offers inventive cuisine, impeccable service with a relaxed, dinner party atmosphere in a grandiose setting.
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