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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 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 24 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
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I made reservations for a large family party celebrating my Son's graduation about one month in advance. I was told initially all that could be accommodated was two separate tables of six, which did not work for me. I called back as a last ditch...More

2  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We loved our experience here. The food is amazing and it is set on a lovely block along the riverfront. It's a little high priced and I wish they had a casual menu option one day a week so I could come more often since...More

Thank CatStone
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

What a treat. After 3 hours on the road I met my son's at Char's for a delicious Mother's Day lunch. Our table faced the river on a sunny, clear day. The drinks were not only beautiful to look at but delicious to drink. Smiling,...More

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My neighbors invited me to have dinner at Char's this Mother's Day. I had not dined at Char's before but it was an unforgettable experience. The grand experience began immediately upon our arrival. As we arrived early our table wasn't ready and so we had...More

1  Thank Nelson1967
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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