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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I've been here four times the past couple of years. I was always disappointed. I've never had an outstanding meal, always, average, at best. The restaurant atmosphere is attractive and "upscale". The wait staff is very professional and top notch. The owner of the restaurant...More

1  Thank william723
Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a great dinner. The atmosphere was superb. Good space between the tables and the decor of the room was very artistic and tasteful. The drinks were top notch with a great selection and full bar. My Manhattan with rye whiskey was spot on. My...More

1  Thank Phillyguy65
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Delicious food. The chef takes pride in his creations. Char, the owner is gracious and friendly. It is not inexpensive but the price is well worth it. If you are so inclined go for just a drink and check it out. Sal the bartender is...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I made reservations for a large family party celebrating my Son's graduation about one month in advance. I was told initially all that could be accommodated was two separate tables of six, which did not work for me. I called back as a last ditch...More

2  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We loved our experience here. The food is amazing and it is set on a lovely block along the riverfront. It's a little high priced and I wish they had a casual menu option one day a week so I could come more often since...More

Thank CatStone
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

What a treat. After 3 hours on the road I met my son's at Char's for a delicious Mother's Day lunch. Our table faced the river on a sunny, clear day. The drinks were not only beautiful to look at but delicious to drink. Smiling,...More

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My neighbors invited me to have dinner at Char's this Mother's Day. I had not dined at Char's before but it was an unforgettable experience. The grand experience began immediately upon our arrival. As we arrived early our table wasn't ready and so we had...More

1  Thank Nelson1967
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is my second visit to Char's at Tracy Mansion and I'd recommend it to everyone. I had delicious appetizer, the warm spinach salad, and a filet which was cooked perfectly. The owner was charming and even though we didn't have a reservation she found...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Slow service. Tables are crowded together like a NYC restaurant. Portions decent. Good good. Prices are high

Thank WaiakeaGirl
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Too expensive and not worth the price. The food is not bad but the portions are crazy small for what you pay.

Thank Legal22
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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|
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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
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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.