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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 good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (24 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place, Good atmosphere, food was quite good. Wait staff was very friendly. She had calamari, and rack of lamb, which was her first time eating lamb, she loved it. I tried it, and also thought it was great. The calamari may have been the...More

Thank dyedef1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through Harrisburg on our way to Maine. We visited the National Civil War Museum in the afternoon and decided to find a nice dinner. What a lovely find!! Char is in a beautiful, old mansion that overlooks the Susquehanna River. We were...More

1  Thank ASHendrix
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good menu, excellent service. This is a great place for a romantic dinner, celebration of an anniversary, etc. High end of local prices but not out of line for Harrisburg area.

1  Thank Peter c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, ambiance, service - this is the best you can find in Harrisburg. Equally accommodating for a couples evening or a family group celebration. Always special

Thank gkh2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Creative menu , attentive service and lovely atmosphere shines at this Harrisburg jewel. Weather prevented us eating on the veranda. We were seated in the dining room. We had the blackened snapper and risotto which both were well prepared and delicious. Lots of surprises on...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful restaurant in a restored mansion on the Susquehanna River. The food is excellent and the service is superb. It is a bit pricey but worth it for special occasions. In summer the porch is open which is very nice.

Thank J G
Reviewed 6 June 2018

High end food, great bar, and best location, especially in the summer for a great meal in Harrisburg. Also great location for taking a group to celebrate a special event. Love the variety on the menu, and have always had a good meal. I have...More

1  Thank greatguyindc
Reviewed 18 May 2018

What a disappointment - our celebration dinner was beyond underwhelming. Thank goodness we had a lovely view of the river and great company. Everything else about the meal was forgettable. Fried green tomatoes were served cold, our group's entrees were blah (chicken chesapeake was overcooked...More

1  Thank jw-cmp
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The view from the dining room was lovely, as was the decor. The mansion is very well maintained. The food was upscale and fresh. The salads we had -- one endive and another broccoli -- were excellent. The trout was a treat. The duck was...More

1  Thank Ivy C
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Had happy hour with a friend here. There are happy hour drink and food specials, highly recommend the new empanadas and mini burger; we shared the orders and enjoyed everything! Prices are on the high side, definitely take advantage of the specials. There’s a wonderful...More

1  Thank Dean_Amy-2004
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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.
23 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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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