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“Sunday brunch w a group of 18!”
Review of Home 231

Home 231
Ranked #3 of 584 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Street
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Food was good. Visually very appealing and different. Had shrimp and grits. The grits and veggies were fabulous, but the three large shrimp which were grilled and served w heads on were mushy. It came w a choice of salad, hash browns or fruit cup. Hash browns, which were served in a fried cube, were ok, but the fresh fruit cup looked beautiful. Restaurant is very tiny, but they handled our large group well. Good servers, and food came out in a timely manner for our big group.Menu is varied w lots of appealing choices. Thought $16 was expensive for a brunch sized portion containing only 3 shrimp.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stopped at Home 231 for dinner during a road trip we were taking down the east coast. We selected this restaurant using the TripAdvisor app looking for a restaurant that was downtown Harrisburg, that had good reviews, and was vegetarian-friendly.

Because we were very tired and hungry after driving 8+ hours thru the most recent nasty snow storm - we called ahead to make sure the restaurant was open and asked about parking. Happily, they were open and had a parking lot 1/2 block away on the same side of the street with a sign identifying it as being a lot shared by local two restaurants.

Using GPS we found the restaurant but could not find the parking lot in the dark and snow. We slowly cruised the street before calling them back. The person who answered snapped at us that the parking lot was just a 1/2 block away and had a sign. Said we saw one lot with no sign saying Home 231, but it had signs on the walls saying each spot was reserved for JHM(?) We asked if that was the same lot. They said no. We cruised the short street 2 more times and gave up. We parked in the lot with the signs saying "Reserved for JHM". As we walked to the restaurant we found a small black sandwich board saying parking for Home 231 ... but it had blown over and was covered with snow in the gutter. We tried to get it to stand-up again, but it blew over before we entered the restaurant. We told a staff member about the sign. It was not a good start to our dining experience.

They seated us in a cute table right at the front bay window. But it was so cold outside, it was miserable sitting near the window. We were too numb and tired to ask to be moved. The restaurant is an old, narrow building and I noticed as we were leaving that the tables near us were all empty and most of the dinners were tucked in at the tables at the back of the house.

Anyway, my vegetarian daughter ordered the Cheese Board and Beet Salad. She said the cheese was tasty, but skimpy for the price. She raved about the Beet Salad. Besides being served as a work of art, the flavor combinations were outstanding.

I ordered an entree that was a marinated/brined 1/2 chicken with a potato and green veggie. I really don't remember the sides. But I was disappointed with the chicken. I had never been served a 1/2 a chicken that had no white meat. I was served a very plump thigh and wing. I know most people say the dark meat has the more flavor, but personally, I am not a fan of dark meat. If the menu had specified the cuts, then I would have known to order a different dish.

We finished the meal with very good coffee and something chocolate. As we left the restaurant, a manager stopped by to apologize about the sign fiasco at the parking lot. Nice gesture, but too late.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had lots of choices for our pre-movie dinner date but had been wanting to try Home 231 for some time based on reviews and friends. Home 231 did not disappoint, from the hearty cheese board with delicious fig jam to the special of the day spicy steak and, according to my fussy wife, two really yummy crab cakes with a wonderfully subtle citrus coulis. Sadly we had no time to enjoy dessert and our cheerful server, Andre, but will make a point to plan a return visit.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This restaurant is on a side street in downtown harrisburg in an understated row house building. Upon walking inside, you are met with a great ambiance, wonderful meal choices & craft cocktails. If you are planning a romantic evening, ask for the window seat for 2!

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Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The place was packed! We waited a few minutes by the bar for our reserved table (worth every minute because we had an opportunity to see what a special place we found). The wait staff was very relaxed and service seemed like a very well rehearsed play. The bartender was very busy mixing drinks and interacting with the patrons seated at the bar. I believe I saw him make 4 different (real) mamosas!
Our server (Alexander) was among the best we have had. Very professional. The food was perfect.

Thank SandN855
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