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Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering

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1221 E College Ave, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801-6810
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in the Hilton Garden Inn. The location and decor is untremarkable - not offensive in any way, but not terribly exciting either. However, the quality of food and service is remarkable. They have a very wide menu, which is often a bad sign, but they carry off every dish remarkably well. I have visited 3 times... More 

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

Dear Kippaxman, We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed your experiences dining with us! We understand that our location is somewhat unexpected for an independent, locally owned restaurant, and we are glad you took the time to try us out. We work hard to meet and exceed expectations for our food and service, and it's always very nice... More 

West Chester, PA
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I spent two days at the Hilton, had drinks at Harrison's both nights, breakfast, a snack and a late night dessert. All were very good, reasonably priced and tasty! The bartender recommended a homemade rhubarb and strawberry pie that lived up to the hype (first rhubarb pie ever). The value for your money was excellent. The staff was first rate... More 

Thank PhillyJim69
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear PhillyJim69, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your recent experiences at Harrison's, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers! More 

Long Island, NY
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Excellent service, interesting menu offerings, fresh ingredients, well-presented dishes. Good wine, great food - a refreshing treat given the area's plethora of sports bars and micro breweries. A civilized break from college town food!

Thank eranie957
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear eranie957, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. We strive to offer both excellent service and outstanding food, so it's always nice to hear from our satisfied customers. If you are local or will be in the area, you might check out our August feature menu--Summertime Italian--on our website. It is... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We celebrated my mom's 91st birth day here with family. The restaurant and staff were very accommodating to our needs. There were 10 of us and they were willing to give us separate checks which was a nice bonus. Everyone enjoyed their food which was served in a timely manner and with lovely presentation. I think each person ordered something... More 

Thank 14Art14Trout
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your celebration meal, and we certainly do hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Cheers! More 

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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is the restaurant at the Hilton Garden Inn on E. College Ave. in State College. It is well located - easy on and off to rte 322 and near to many sites of interest in the town. I got a glass of water and the special salad, described as made with fresh local produce (this was late June, so... More 

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

Dear TekPa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience dining with us. I am so sorry, though, to hear that the food did not meet your expectations. Our local salad is always changing based on what our local providers have available to send to us, and the version of it on a different day may have been... More 

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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We dined here because we were guests in the same hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised with the excellence of the food! It was artfully presented and delicious! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive! The price range is mid to high, depending on your selection and they have an extensive wine list including some of the local wineries near... More 

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

Dear jlizsmith, Thank you so much for your pleasant comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to the area. Cheers! More 

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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went here for anniversary dinner. The appetizer - goat cheese fritters - were only mediocre. So many goat cheeses have some flavor, but these were bland. A theme for the meal. My wife had goat cheese & pine nut stuffed chicken in a pear gastric - just ok, it really lacked any depth of flavor. I had spiced grilled tuna... More 

1 Thank rjs15
HWGC, Manager at Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, responded to this review

Dear rjs15, I am so sorry that you found your recent meal with us disappointing. Some of the dishes you found lacking are generally quite popular among our customers, so I was surprised and dismayed by your comments. I will be passing along your comments to our chef to ensure that the kitchen staff is not deviating from the proper... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Party of four for dinner, each with a different dish. Service was average at best, but the waitress confessed that she didn't normally wait tables, which explained why she was unfamiliar with the menu. Dinners were creative, with options for local meat and dairy and several healthy choices. All four meals were tasty, no doubt about it, but portions were... More 

Thank John K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

Breakfast is made to order or from the buffet, coffee is hot. Evenings is a stocked bar and a good selection on the menu.

Thank PA_Larry_Z
Utica, New York
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Ate dinner at Harrison's while staying in the hotel. The menu is extensive and contains many unique and creative dishes. The food and service were both excellent, although the prices are quite high for the area. Expect high quality ingredients, but small portions.

Thank amjs13501

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 E College Ave, Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA 16801-6810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-237-4422
  • This restaurant is at Hilton Garden Inn State College
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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