We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“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
Write a Review
Reviews (255)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 254 reviews

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
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Char's for the first time last month after living in Harrisburg for nearly 10 years. The restaurant came with great reviews from a coworker and I decided to go during restaurant week when they have a prixe fix menu. I am so...More

Thank sarahdrew61
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our time here. Food was good and atmosphere we great for couples. Upscale restaurant. You should have reservations

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were treated to a great dinner event for our wedding anniversary, and what a wonderful treat it was! There were eleven of us, and we all chose quite a variety of offerings. Whether you order steaks, lobster, risotto, pasta, duck... you can't go wrong....More

Thank Fiat
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The atmosphere was very pleasant in this beautiful old mansion. The food was nicely presented and varied. I would call the restaurant a four star. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and their hunger satisfied. I must add that I wasn't that excited about the...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Dined here with a group of friends for restaurant week. Beautiful restaurant and views of the river, service was very good as well. Overall opinion of this year's menu and tasting was not impressed! Started off with the Beef Tenderloin Roll, it was basically a...More

Thank Enzio007
Nearby Restaurants
The Millworks
290 reviews
.93 km away
Note. Bistro and Winebar
61 reviews
.45 km away
Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop
93 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pennsylvania State Capitol
693 reviews
1.61 km away
State Museum of Pennsylvania
197 reviews
1.42 km away
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
44 reviews
.46 km away
Cathedral of Saint Patrick
45 reviews
1.52 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Barbara P
Hi, Do you offer gluten and dairy free options? Thanks!
22 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!
13 October 2015|
Response from BananaTMF | Property representative |
There is no dress code, but most guests are business casual.
what is on the menu?
23 June 2015|
Answer Show all 6 answers
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
Improve this listing

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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing