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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (23 reviews)
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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 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
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were a party of nine. Waiter was very nice. Char stopped by two or three times. My appetizer ,which was mussels, was excellent. The bread was phenomenal. We had everything from halibut to risotto to braised ribs and all was excellent. Alcoholic drinks were...More

Thank gigiants
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took an Uber to this location - beautiful place to sit and watch the sun go down. Drink specials were delish. The food was excellent, live music added to the ambiance. Will definitely dine there again.

Thank A3002WRmelissaw
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Well, I've been here several times and I left a great review a while back. On a recent visit, however, the service was so bad (and the server just down right rude) that we left after our over-priced and poorly mixed drinks. Not sure what...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old mansion. Great views of the river Live music outside Staff very attentive (not perfect but did very well). Host circulated a number of times as well just to check on us Ambience/setting is relaxing and classy. Noise level is fairly high (from diners)...More

Thank davoscjims
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I am a fussy and this place met my high standards. The only fault I can find with our evening is the one table of other diners was loud (a birthday party) and the waiter's timing on taking orders/sharing specials could have been better as...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fabulous drinks and great food made the happy hour a great value. Next time I want to sit on the beautiful porch!

Thank Mjk21love2travel
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice. The service was great. The server was knowledgeable about the food and drink menus, and made excellent recommendations. We started with the mussels which were overall just good. The mussels themselves seemed fresh, however, the broth suffered a...More

Thank Foodiology
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
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Barbara P
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
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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