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Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering

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American, Seafood, Californian, Soups
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1221 East College Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801
814-237-4422
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Today
6:30 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
GF Dining Made Easy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
mclsch
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Carlisle
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carlisle
Contributor
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
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
Reviewer
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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, Seafood, Californian, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?