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Char's at Tracy Mansion

₹₹₹₹American, International,
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
+1 717-213-4002
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This place is always good for a lovely meal... the atmosphere and service are always excellent, and the room feels comfortable. I will say that it's not cheap, especially for the area, but I do go back often enough so it must be good! This...More

Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We enjoyed the understated elegance of this restaurant and the quiet ambiance provided in the beautiful dining room. The service was good, but considering the upscale cost we were disappointed that an additional piece of cranberry bread at the start of the meal and more...More

Thank AnneMarie B
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here due to Tripadvisor reviews during recent trip. Location is lovely and with advance reservations we had a nice table by the window. Red berry sangria was delicious and my husband enjoyed the wide wine selection. Service was friendly and capable. Meals sounded good...More

1  Thank sharcar3045
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The food was good but expensive. The waiter was excellent. The seating was very close. We were a party of 2 and the table of 6 was 2 feet away. Atmosphere nice. Scallops were excellent and steak was good. Nice location. Easy to find and...More

Thank dfaulk11
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I was here for a business meeting. The food and service were outstanding. They had a wonderful tofu curry that was very tasty, and dessert included various bite size offerings, all excellent. This is right on the river with ample free parking.

Thank Sandi0615
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Chars is a beautiful restaurant with an amazing view do the Susquehanna river The owner, Char, is usually in the restaurant to greet you. The service is attentive and friendly without smothering you in constant conversation. We had a pre fix dinner that was excellent....More

Thank pakay2016
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm having a difficult time reading a couple of very poor reviews of this restaurant. Char is an institution in Harrisburg for decades. Her previous location in Shipoke, which she called Char's Bella Mundo, was our favorite place for dinner. She decided to close it...More

Thank PaulK1958
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Friends and I had dinner at Char's, having picked it based on the great reviews here. Boy, what a disappointment! Our server was friendly and helpful, but the food was beyond disappointing. I ordered the seafood risotto, which barely resembled any risotto at all, and...More

Thank tavg
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We returned to Char's for this dinner, because we knew it would be perfect, and it was. The atmosphere cannot be beat, our waitress was very good, and the food was excellent. We all ordered appetizers which included soup, duck pate and escargot. The entrees...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a delicious dinner here and very good service. The artwork and custom lighting created by the owner and her daughter make the atmosphere unique and beautiful!.

Thank VickiTilton
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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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 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
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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