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Char's at Tracy Mansion

) #19 of 432 Restaurants in Harrisburg $$$$ 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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“risotto” (21 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had heard from several people that this restaurant was very good so of course I wanted to try it. I love food and thoroughly enjoy eating at new places. The restaurant itself wasn't anything special. Many tables were crowded into a room. There were...More

1  Thank Martin0228
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Had dinner here with my wife. I was between 4 and 5 stars, but in the end the entrees were worth five. We got reservations late and ended up at table in the bar section, but it wasn't an issue. The starters were good, small...More

1  Thank jim t
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband and I were here for dinner three years ago. We had a wonderful time and I rated it 5 stars. We happened to be in the area again so we returned hoping to have an equally good experience. Sadly, it was not anywhere...More

1  Thank cms1012
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a very nice set up in an old mansion by the river. The staff is personable and timely. The appetizers were pretty bland, the meat and cheese platter looked like someone kind of threw it together and it was pretty average. The...More

Thank Edunbar3
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Char's is total perfection when it comes to a refined and polished fine dining experience! Beautifully located on the banks of The Susquehanna River with breathe taking sunset views over the water! Perfect location to host any special event or romantic dinner with your Sweetheart,...More

Thank Donna S
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 26 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.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Barbara P
Hi, Do you offer gluten and dairy free options? Thanks!
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
Hi, is there a dress code for the restaurant? Are dress pants encouraged or can we "dress up" jeans with a nice shirt and nice shoes? Thanks!
14 October 2015|
Response from BananaTMF | Property representative |
There is no dress code, but most guests are business casual.
what is on the menu?
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
View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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