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Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering

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American, Californian, Seafood, Soups
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1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
814-237-4422
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This restaurant is at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Each Harrison's Wine Grill menu reflects Chef Harrison's love of local...
Each Harrison's Wine Grill menu reflects Chef Harrison's love of local ingredients. At our locally owned, award winning restaurant in State College, we go out of our way to find and use the best products available. Whenever possible, we purchase ingredients from local Pennsylvania growers and purveyors, in particular ones who arrive at the back door with freshly harvested offerings like elephant garlic, fresh green beans, or wild morel mushrooms. When a good quality ingredient is not available locally, we go out of market to find it, especially seasonal seafood. Full bar includes local microbrews on tap and over 20 wines by the glass. Located two minutes from Penn State's main campus, Harrison's is located within the State College Hilton Garden Inn. Harrison's is upscale yet casual, and a favorite of State College locals, Penn State alumni and students. Voted State College's Best Caterer, Best Wait Staff & Best Health Menu by the readers of State College Magazine.
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous food in a lobby

Fabulous food! We had two wonderful dinners. - Homemade soups were awesome. - Mediterranean hamburgers were so good that the 2nd night we all had them. - deserts were all excellant even though phyllo dough on ghe apple tart was a bit undercooked. Strange location in the lobby of a hilton... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
dagsmith
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

By far one of our favorite restaurants for an evening out! You can get anything from soup and salad to a full-course meal with wine flights, and they offer both seasonal and monthly menus as well as a kids menu. There is a wide range of prices but generally on the upper end, not fast food. My wife is gluten... More 

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HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear ForestedStreamsUSA, Thank you so much for taking a few moments to share what we’re doing right for you! We try to offer a wide range of options, and we’re glad you and your wife are always able to find something you enjoy. Our monthly feature menus are always quite popular—if you enjoyed the Rustic Italian, we think you’d also... More 

Virginia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fabulous food! We had two wonderful dinners. - Homemade soups were awesome. - Mediterranean hamburgers were so good that the 2nd night we all had them. - deserts were all excellant even though phyllo dough on ghe apple tart was a bit undercooked. Strange location in the lobby of a hilton garden inn but still a nice quiet spot. Close... More 

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HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear dagsmith, We are pleased to know that we continue to offer you great meals again and again! Thank you for taking the time to share another of your dining experiences with us. We’re always so glad to hear when we consistently meet and even exceed our guests’ expectations. We look forward to the next time you join us. More 

Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've eaten here a few times and the food has always been fresh and good. The price is reasonable, especially given the quality of the food and location (hotel restaurant). I enjoy the soup bar available at lunch time or the buffet at breakfast. They have a spot on their menu featuring locally sourced food items and it's always been... More 

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HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear frompitpa, Thank you for sharing! People do not expect to find a locally owned, locally minded restaurant inside a hotel chain, and we’re always so glad to hear when customers like yourself understand and appreciate what we are trying to do with fresh and local ingredients. We try to offer both our hotel and our local customers alike great... More 

Carlisle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate here on our recent visit to State College. The gluten free items were clearly marked on the menu and the server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will definetly return when we're in the area.

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HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear mclsch, We are so pleased that you found both the menu and the service helpful in selecting gluten-free options. Thank you for taking the time to let us know, and we hope we’ll see you again soon! More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband, a friend and myself had dinner Monday, January 19, 2015 at Harrison's . Perhaps it was the chef's night off, but the food, while nicely presented, was generally somewhat tasteless. My husband had the roast pork with apple and fennel slaw. The pork was juicy, but bland, and both the portion of pork and the slaw were not... More 

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HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear Vickie T, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the Spinach & Apple Salad. I am sorry to hear the Pork au Poivre with apple-fennel slaw was not quite to your liking—it has been a favorite item for many customers. I also apologize that the East Mediterranean... More 

Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Harrisons is in the lobby of the Hilton Garden motel - sort of. It's separated from it with a wall taller than any of its customers. Food is usually very good - seasonal menu usually quite good and locally sourced. Just had some sauerbraten from its Octoberfest menu, that was excellent. Soups are always excellent, and can be paired with... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food was good though a little pricey. It is an elegant little restaurant in an inelegant environment. The restaurant is in the lobby of the hotel. If you can get past that it really was a better than average restaurant. Extensive food and wine menus. Season items.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Much better than the "restaurants" you usually find attached to chain hotels. We ate both dinner and breakfast here. This small, nicely appointed restaurant had a surprisingly large and interesting menu, very good service, and very good food at a reasonable price.

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Virginia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Restaurants attached to hotel are not what one normally thinks of as fine dining, but Harrison's is a great exception. The service and food here were outstanding! We had lunch one day and breakfast the next. On both instances the servers were above and beyond friendly. The food was great. Not an amazing menu, but the food was miles beyond... More 

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philadelphia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Eclectic menu, farm raised local food and an excellent wine list top the highlights of this restaurant. It is independently owned and located at the Hilton Garden Inn. We are foodies from philadelphia and love any kind of food. Harrisons would be an excellent addition to Philly. Hint hint.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-237-4422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Each Harrison's Wine Grill menu reflects Chef Harrison's love of local ingredients. At our locally owned, award winning restaurant in State College, we go out of our way to find and use the best products available. Whenever possible, we purchase ingredients from local Pennsylvania growers and purveyors, in particular ones who arrive at the back door with freshly harvested offerings like elephant garlic, fresh green beans, or wild morel mushrooms. When a good quality ingredient is not available locally, we go out of market to find it, especially seasonal seafood. Full bar includes local microbrews on tap and over 20 wines by the glass. Located two minutes from Penn State's main campus, Harrison's is located within the State College Hilton Garden Inn. Harrison's is upscale yet casual, and a favorite of State College locals, Penn State alumni and students. Voted State College's Best Caterer, Best Wait Staff & Best Health Menu by the readers of State College Magazine.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?