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Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering

1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
814-237-4422
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Ranked #23 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Californian, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Haymarket, VA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I would normally avoid a restaurant attached to a hotel for dinner out, but after reading prior online reviews we decided to give this one a try. I have to say the service and food here were outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, the menu was creative and featured local providers, and the food presentation was... More 

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

Dear fsfTravels, We are so pleased to read about your great experience with us and that you found out about us on TripAdvisor. We hope you’ll join us again when you return to the area—in addition to our regular dinner menu that includes items like the Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Gnocchi Fagioli you and your husband enjoyed, we also have monthly... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Harrison's conveniently located a short walk from our hotel. Had read prior positive reviews and we were not disappointed. My tilapia salad was really tasty with a properly made tortilla base for texture and a great combo of flavours. .. cilantro. . Lime. . Tomato... and cajun spice on the Fish. Great wine selection and our shared dessert of Strawberry... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Finding this fine restaurant attached to a Hilton Garden Inn (no offense to HGI) was unexpected. Our small meeting group (there were eight of us) was easily accommodated with two-person tables pushed together. Half of us sat en banc. Seasonal items were incorporated into the menu along with local specialties. Some of us wanted to tweek the preparation and those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I went out with some friends for a girls night out. The special menu at the time was Rustic Italian. I went all out and ordered from each section of the menu. My motto is you can always take it home and there were many items I wanted to try. All of it was delicious but I had dreams about... More 

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Bridgewater, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I came with my friend to State College for a day and had she tasked me to search for a nice restaurant for dinner. I did a brief search on Google and came upon Harrison's which had decent reviews. We dined on a Friday evening and it was not crowded at all. Our server was very friendly and checked in... More 

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Additional Information about Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering

Address: 1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
Phone Number: 814-237-4422
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Californian, Soups

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