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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (25 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1829 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm going to try and be both honest and nice with this review. Here's my NICE review: Char's Mansion is a beautiful building. It has a wide wrap around porch that overlooks the river. A very nice atmosphere that's spacious and very well decorated. Now..here's...More

1  Thank d0tmcd
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My husband and I were visiting Mechanicsburg and looking for a nice place to eat. We found it at Char's. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere is like an art gallery. We had their pork dumplings for appetizers and they were perfect! The Ceasar...More

Thank kimhrubes
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Wonderful ambiance in an old mansion with river views. Varied and interesting menu plus daily specials. The generous portions were well presented and delicious. Nice wine list. This dinner was worth the drive of over an hour each way! We'll be back!

Thank Alan17584
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Took my wife for her birthday. The restaurant is right on the river downtown. The food was excellent. From scallops to fillet the food was really good. They even made spaghetti with red sauce for my 5 year old daughter and that was excellent as...More

1  Thank Justin A
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The great thing about this restaurant was that they were willing to modify their dishes. The fish dish on the menu was very rich and we asked for something simpler and it was no problem. The steak tartare was superb. So were the lamb meat...More

Thank Dorten
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

1  Thank dyedef1966
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 10 July 2018

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 10 July 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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