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Char's at Tracy Mansion

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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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.
US$ 25-US$ 50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, International, Contemporary
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
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit, my wife deserved a night out and I decided I would go all out $$$$, I made an Open Table reservation earlier in the week. We were seated promptly and had our coats checked 👍! Once seated we had a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Char's offers an exquisite waterfront setting with breathe taking sunset views and lovely landscaped gardens. Cozy covered front porch dining is available during favorable weather seasons! At the last second and I mean at the last second I called on a Friday afternoon for a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Went for my wife’s birthday. Lorie was attentive without being overbearing and made our experience a good one. She took it upon herself to ask why we were there and had a desert with happy birthday written on it and my wife loved it. Thank...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sean L
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Celebrsted my in-laws 50th Anniversary here. Nice atmosphere and wonderful meal with very attentive staff

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We go to Char's every few months typically, but it just happened that we were there twice last month. The food and service are always good, which is why we go back, and why I gave them a 4 star rating...they don't quite have the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hykes15
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I'm going to try and be both honest and nice with this review. Here's my NICE review: Char's Mansion is a beautiful building. It has a wide wrap around porch that overlooks the river. A very nice atmosphere that's spacious and very well decorated. Now..here's...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank d0tmcd
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My husband and I were visiting Mechanicsburg and looking for a nice place to eat. We found it at Char's. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere is like an art gallery. We had their pork dumplings for appetizers and they were perfect! The Ceasar...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kimhrubes
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Wonderful ambiance in an old mansion with river views. Varied and interesting menu plus daily specials. The generous portions were well presented and delicious. Nice wine list. This dinner was worth the drive of over an hour each way! We'll be back!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Alan17584
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Took my wife for her birthday. The restaurant is right on the river downtown. The food was excellent. From scallops to fillet the food was really good. They even made spaghetti with red sauce for my 5 year old daughter and that was excellent as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 571justina
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The great thing about this restaurant was that they were willing to modify their dishes. The fish dish on the menu was very rich and we asked for something simpler and it was no problem. The steak tartare was superb. So were the lamb meat...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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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
13 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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